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Finally, someone is acknowledging that women with smaller cup sizes need bra advice, too.
In a blog on Huffington Post, writer Rebecca Adams, who describes herself as an A or B cup, shares tips she gleaned from a recent bra fitting, most importantly among them, perhaps, that even if your bosom is less than ample, good fit is still important.
Bra fit specialist Dee Binyard, of the lingerie store Intimacy in New York City, tells Adams while sturdy straps many not be necessary, a firm band is important for smaller chested girls (“You want to be able to lift your arms without your breasts coming out the bottom of the bra,” she says.). And, she adds, you should get fit every few years, since, like your waistline, your bra size can change, too.
While an A or B cup isn’t likely to experience back pain due to extra chest weight, not wearing a bra can lead to – eek! – sagging, Adams writes, noting that comfort should be key, and if some extra padding makes you feel more confident, go for it.
Now, the question of how many bras a woman needs – size A or DD: Binyard tells Adams you should have seven to 10 bras (washing them every two to three wears).
So, now we need a bra wardrobe, too? Actually anything that calls on us to – ahem – pad our shopping stats, well, we're happy to make the sacrifice.