Woman Finds Lingerie Tag That Teaches Her She’s Been Wearing Her Bra All Wrong For Years
Most of our daily morning routine is a reflex. Like hitting the snooze button on that goddamned alarm clock. Or brushing teeth. Or even reading the newspaper on the toilet seat, if that kind of thing still happens because you know, smartphones. The point is, we almost never stop to think that the way we carry out these chores is right or wrong.
And why should you?
There is no ‘different’ way to put on a t-shirt, jeans, or even a bra, right?
Okay, not wrong as far as jeans and t-shirts are concerned. You never find a set of instructions on their tags. You just slip ‘em on. What’s there to think? But it’s definitely wrong when it comes to the omnipresent, the sexiest of the sexiest clothes, the holier than thou, the first of its name – the BRA!
And yes, bras apparently do come with a set of instructions on their tags! If only you’d care to read it (cue eye rolling).
Well, while most of us lesser mortals haven’t even bothered checking the bra tag, of course apart from looking at the price or to simply tear it off, one woman decided it was actually time to read what it said.
Enter Brittany Packnett! This woman from the U.S. is single-handedly responsible for making every woman rethink the way she puts on a bra and with good reason.
When she came across the instructions titled, ‘How to put on a bra’ that came along with the said piece of lingerie she had purchased from an online lingerie store, ThirdLove, she didn’t hesitate to share it with the Twitterati’s.
And these instructions weren’t only an eye-opener for her, they were the same for the countless other women who came across Packnett’s tweet.
Unfortunately, most of us are so accustomed to the way we put on our bras and the resultant fitting that we end up assuming this must be the right way to do it. However, the way your bra fits you is just its way of telling you that, “Ma’am, you really need to know that I’m not being able to contain your lady parts well enough.”
Luckily, the tag, in this case, shed some light on the question of what, indeed, is the right way to wear a bra?
And the answer came in the form of Brittany’s now viral tweet, which she captioned, “I’ve been putting on my bras wrong for twenty years. You probably have, too.”
Brittany Packnett, who describes herself as an activist, educator, and speaker, explains that at first, she didn’t think anything about the tag. “I was like…’girl bye I been doin this’ and popped on.” But then she changed her mind and decided she had to read what the tag said.
And what did the tag say? Well, you can see for yourself in the picture below!
After seeing those instructions, Brittany couldn’t help but admit that she was wrong. She confessed that she was in the habit of clasping her bra in the middle hook and it never occurred to her that the lowest hook is actually correct and that she has to place her breasts in the cup.
Although, others were a bit shocked by this discovery of clasping on the loosest hook!
However, Third Love recommends you do just that as wearing the wrong-sized bra, as well as wearing it incorrectly, can cause you discomfort and reduce the lifespan of your bra.
Other bra-makers agree and explain that materials used in making a bra have the tendency to stretch over time.
So, by wearing your bra on the tightest hook, you speed up the loosening, thereby decreasing your bra’s shelf life.
Even the strap of your bra should be worn at its loosest, ideally when you start wearing a new bra. Once the elastic in the straps start wearing out, they won’t be able to support your breasts well. This is when you should tighten them so that you can get the right fit even when your bra gets old.
However, if you are in the habit of wearing your bra on tight hooks with tightened up straps, chances are you are wearing the wrong size. And here’s how you can find that out.
When slipping on your bra, wear a tight, cotton tee over it. Cotton clings to your skin, which makes it a good judge of fit.
If your bra doesn’t show under tee at all, you’re wearing the right bra. However, if it shows, i.e. appears too tight or is gaping, you need to change the size of your bra to the perfect fit.
All in all, Brittany’s tweet got a lot of positive response. And after viewing her tweet, other women came forward with their suggestions and tips too.
Now it’s your duty to do good and let the other women in your life know how to wear a bra the right way by sharing this post. They’ll be more than thankful once they find out the joys of wearing a bra that’s actually comfortable!