How to Adjust Bra Straps

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How to Adjust Bra Straps
Adjust Bra Straps

Most current studies show that many women are wearing the wrong size bra. Getting a good fit with your bra is important for comfort and health. Adjusting your bra straps is one way to make your bra fit better.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Loosen the bra straps. Put on the bra, clipping the band but leaving shoulder straps loose.

  2. 2

    Locate the adjustment clips on the straps. Many clips are in the back and require you to slip the strap off each shoulder to adjust it. Then you slip them back on.

  3. 3

    Tighten the straps until they fit snugly on your shoulders. Notice if your breasts are different sizes. Make individual adjustments for each cup. It's common to find that you may adjust one strap more tightly than the other.

  4. 4

    Notice if your breasts are different sizes. Make individual adjustments for each bra cup. It's common to find that you may adjust one strap more tightly than the other.

  5. 5

    Look in a mirror to make sure that the bra fits smoothly and the breasts are inside the cups. The bra straps should lie flat against your chest.

  6. 6

    Wear your bra and note the fit. If the straps continue to fall off, consider purchasing a bra with wider straps that are set more closely or sewn at different angles.

Tips and warnings

  • If the straps do not lie flat or dig in, you may need to buy a different style or size of bra. The straps shouldn't support the entire weight of the bust.
  • Consult a trained bra fitting specialist at a department store of specialty shop, if you suspect you're wearing the wrong size bra. Consider buying a new bra instead of just adjusting your bra straps.

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