We all wear bras. All-day, every day. So naturally, there’s a lot of talk about what’s good and what’s bad with it, how to take care of your bra, what suits whom the most and some such. For, with great bras comes great responsibility.
But, what if everything we know about bras is wrong? Or at least, kind of wrong? Be it from ill-informed relatives or bragging friends at sleepovers, many people thrive on myths. Well, we’re calling the bluff coz it’s time to get past them. Read on to find the most popular bra myths get BUSTED!
Big boobs can’t help but spill over cups
I’m guilty of having believed this. But I recently found out that just because you have bigger boobs doesn’t mean you have to deal with boob spillage. It’s normal to have a little peek-a-boob on the side of your bra. However, you shouldn’t be spilling excessively over all sides of your cup. A lot of spillage is the result of wearing a cup size that’s too small.
You don’t have to wash your bra that often
How come no one ever says that about underwear? I mean, they’re both worn next to the skin. To be honest, your bra needs to be washed after every wearing, just like with your panties, or the dirt and oils from the skin can break down the elasticity in the fabric. Read our lingerie care rules to find out more about how to take care of your delicates.
White shirt? You can only wear a white bra with it
This is something almost every girl has stuck with since school! It’s actually the contrary. A white bra would probably stick out worse than a dark coloured one. Stick with shades closer to your skin tone like nudes, pale pinks or light browns.
The underwire can cause cancer
There is no scientific proof for the claim that a bra can cause cancer. Be it dark colours or underwires, there is no way that your bra can trigger breast cancer. So, ladies, feel free to wear your sexy bra every day (in every single colour of the spectrum)!
Your bra is the same size for every brand
Since it’s quite a task to figure the perfect bra size, we all take comfort in thinking that the same should work everywhere. However, different brands have different sizes for different bras. These sizes are determined on the basis of the model’s body type. And each brand has its own ‘fit model’. So, it’s always good to measure yourself and check.