Have you ever considered whether you're wearing the right bra? It's a question that might surprise you coming from your local yarn store owner, but it's actually more important than you think. When it comes to knitting sweaters that fit, we take a lot of measurements. Especially for the Custom Fit designs. Before we begin the measuring process, we always ask, "Are you wearing a good foundation garment?" This discreet inquiry is essentially asking if your bra is doing its job of putting your bust where it should be.
The truth is, many women, particularly those with a larger bust, are not wearing the right bra. If you've already been fitted for one, you know exactly what we mean,, and can take a moment to appreciate your beautiful bust in the mirror.
If not, find a private space, take your shirt off, and ask your reflection a few hard questions
Does your breast tissue spill out over the tops or out bottom of the cups?
Does the center of your bra stand away from your body rather than lying flat against your chest between your breasts?
Is your bustline closer to your elbow than your armpit?
Does the back band ride up?
Are your straps hiked up to their shortest position?
Do the straps dig into your shoulders?
Do you experience back, neck, or shoulder pain?
Does the underwire press into the side of your breast tissue?
Do the straps slip off your shoulders?
Are you unhappy with the way your bustline looks?
Is your bra uncomfortable?
If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, it's time to consider getting fitted for a bra. A good bra in the right size will not only make you look better, but it will also make you feel better. A properly fitting bra will take the pressure off your shoulders, neck, and back, and help improve your posture. In fact, a good bra can make you look up to 10 years younger and 10 pounds lighter. And, of course, your clothes, especially your sweaters, will fit and hang better.
I take my knitters to my favorite bra salon on a regular basis, and am doing a podcast from the salon April 12th. We're also planning on of our famous bra-fitting experiences Friday, May 19th, followed by lunch at True Food Kitchen. It's a fun and fabulous day, and you'll be thrilled at how great you feel in your new bra! Register here or below
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