Most Common Myths About Your Bra

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Bras have been around for centuries, giving women the daily support they need. But not everything you’ve heard about this taboo undergarment is true. Check out these common myths:

Myth 1: Wearing bras long-term may cause your breasts to sag
NYU Professor Dr. Amber Guth blames another culprit for this unwanted body change: time and gravity. Breasts tend to undergo most changes upon pregnancy and breastfeeding

Women come in different shapes and sizes and so do their breasts.
Some women may need more bra support than others.

Myth 2: Wearing a bra to sleep will perk up your breasts
Halle Berry revealed in an interview, that she wore bras to sleep. She may have envious assets but has nothing to do with her bra habits. Naturally, over time breast will become less perky.

Myth 3: Sleeping in a bra causes breast cancer.

According to the experts, Sleeping with a bra does not cause cancer. Studies show There was no real difference in risk between women who wore a bra and women who didn’t wear a bra. Tight bras may cause irritation to the surrounding tissues but there is no evidence that it causes cancer.

Myth 4: A new bra should fit at the last hook
Buying a bra that fits at the last hook isn’t the best idea. Instead find a bra that fits perfectly in the middle hook. Bras tend to stretch out after a while so going down a hook would adjust accordingly.

Myth 5: Your bra size is the same in every brand.
Just because a 34B Victoria Secret bra fits doesn’t mean a 34B Aerie bra will fit the same. Every brand models off different sized women. Always try different on different sizes for each brand go with what feels and fits right.

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