If your bra is causing you discomfort, you may suspect it doesn’t fit properly. But how do you know if your bra is truly too tight? Here are some ways to tell if your fit issues are because your bra is tight, and how to adjust or replace it for a better fit.
Irritated skin or chafing.
Tight bras can cause folliculitis, dermatitis, heat rash, and hives in sensitive skin. Also, wearing tight clothing can cause excessive sweating and hair follicle irritation and inflammation.
You continually adjust it.
Due to the fact that the bra shifts with your movement, you may find yourself constantly adjusting the straps or the band.
Development of acid reflux.
Tight abdominal clothing, such as Spanx, can increase intra abdominal pressure, causing acid reflux from the stomach into the lower esophagus.
Your cups are leaking.
Sometimes a bra fits perfectly in the dressing room, but as you move throughout the day, your breasts start slipping out of the front or side cups. Your breasts not fitting snugly in the cups or underwire can also be signs of a too-small bra.
Upper body ache
The most common bra fit issue is a small cup and a loose band. An uncomfortable bra causes shoulder and back pain.
Overly tightened straps can cause skin issues. Also, swollen or bleeding lesions can be painful. So do well to avoid bras that can cause or damage your health.