Even though more and more women nowadays prefer going bra-less; some still prefer wearing them because it makes them feel more confident and comfortable. Finding the right bra for the breasts is already half the issue for women, and yet we still have to deal with all the discomfort that may come from wearing bras on a daily basis!
So, here are 4 proven bra hacks we found that can make your life better:
1. Make the straps disappear with just a paper clip
Yes, with just a paper clip. We all know it just doesnâ€™t look right with two lines of strap hanging down your back when youâ€™re wearing racerback singlets, and you donâ€™t have a strapless bra to comprehend it!
Well, thereâ€™s a pretty simple way around it to solve the fashion dilemma:
Take a paper clip, open one end of it and hook it in the left strap, bring the right strap adjacent to the left and close the other end of the paper clip around it. VoilÃ ! Hereâ€™s a clearer demonstration:
On the off chance that you donâ€™t get this right, you can also go with a small hair clip with a tight grip. Itâ€™s less comfortable but easier to do for most people.
2. Keep your cups in shape with socks
Preserving the shape of bras to make them last longer can be a challenging task, especially when your closet is running out of space with all the new clothes you bought. Plus, when you need to stuff your bras in a suitcase for travelling, it gets even worse!
Simply solve this problem by stuffing a pair of rolled up socks or underwear in the cups in order to prevent your cups from wrinkling or losing shape. Itâ€™s not only a great hack to preserve your bras but also a smart way to save space in your luggage. Itâ€™s a win-win situation!
3. Closing your new bra on the last hook helps them last longer
There is a common myth among women who believe their bra size is correct only if it fits you on the tightest hook. This is not true. You should only change your bra if the band is riding up your back and digs into your skin; or your breasts donâ€™t sit snugly in a cup. (Read: 9 Signs That Itâ€™s Time To Get A New Bra)
With time and use, your bra band will surely start to get loose. So choose a bra that fits you just nicely when itâ€™s closed on the last hook. Then, as it gets loose along the way you can close it on the first or middle hooks for a better fit. You may think this is common sense, but thereâ€™s a lot of women who have no idea about this. It will definitely make your bra more â€œdurableâ€!
4. Bra Strap Cushion —- an invention that saves you from the unnecessary pain
What frustrates us more is when you found the right, comfy bra for your breasts, but the â€œspikyâ€ straps are poking in your skin, making you uncomfortable. Luckily this issue can be solved by simply attaching a bra strap cushion beneath the strap on your shoulder, and youâ€™re off to go on with your day!
Bra straps cushion are usually made with silicone that will be transparent under clothing, so you donâ€™t have to worry about people staring at your shoulders or the straps slipping off your shoulders. Itâ€™s a life-hacking product!