The right bra can instantly make you look 10 pounds thinner and improve your posture! “A properly fitting bra guides your girls up and in, exposing the smallest part of your ribcage, and that helps you look pounds slimmer in a matter of minutes,” says Ali Cudby, author of Busted! The Fab Foundations Guide to Bras That Fit, Flatter and Feel Fantastic. “Even better, women report that when the fit of their bra improves, so does their posture. Looking thinner and standing taller? That’s the ideal combination to boost your confidence on any date.” So instead of putting on your “sexy” bra -- you know, the one that is really pretty but doesn’t really work -- opt for the bra in the drawer that fits you best. According to Cudby, that’s the bra that has:
…a band that fits around the ribcage and is doing 80-90 percent of the work to support your breasts.
…cups that look smooth while containing all your breast tissue.
…straps that don’t dig into your shoulders because they should only be responsible for 10-20 percent of holding up your chest. When a bra fits properly, the straps will stay put, and won't slip off your shoulders.