Over half of the population wear a bra on a daily basis, and yet most women don't know too much about how to make their bra work for them. These super simple bra tricks will make you look twice as amazing in just a few minutes.
Always Shapely Bras
Do your bras get bent out of shape from your underwear drawer. Instead of shoving them into a drawer, you can store a bunch of your bras on a single hanger to ensure that they'll retain their shape.
The Low Back Hack
Do you have a cute shirt with a low back that you can never wear a bra with since the strap will always show? This simple trick makes your straps look like part of the outfit!
Best Bra For Your Breast Type
There's more than just one type of bra. Figure out what type of look works best for you and then determine the bra that can give it to you.
DIY Lace Bra
You can easily add some romance to your plain bra with just some lace trim and sewing skills. Simply sew the lace trim into the inner band of a cotton bra to the zigzag stitch.
No-Show And No-Slip Strap
A simple sewing trick can prevent any more of your bra strap annoyances. Just sew a small piece of fabric with a clasp button into the underside of a shirt and clasp it around your bra strap. This will ensure that the strap will neither fall nor show.
The Sizing Test
Getting a bra that is the right size for you is important not only for how you look, but also for your health and well-being. A lot of women have trouble figuring out which bra size is right for them. A simple trick is to put two fingers under the band. If they can't fit comfortably, then the bra is too small for you.
Paper Clip Trick
To quickly turn your standard bra into a racerback style, all you need is a paperclip. Simply put your bra straps into the paper clip and voila! This works great as a quick fix for hiding your straps in a shoulder-bearing top.
Washing your bras in the washing machine may be easier, but it can really ruin them. You should wash them by hand to ensure that they remain at their best. Fill a clean sink with warm water and Woolite, let the bras soak for a while, and then work the suds through the fabric for a few minutes.
You don't have to get a new bra right away if you start to feel a poke from your underwire. A maxi pad can provide great underwire protection. Just cut a pad into strips and affix one over the broken underwire.
Knowing your bra size is super important, but it's also amazingly helpful to know your sister sizes. A sister size is a bra that has the same cup volume, but different band sizes. Since bra sizing can vary based on style, sometimes a sister size might fit you better than your usual size.
The No-Bra Illusion
Strapless bras are an amazing product, but aren't always reliable. If you want to confidently wear a backless dress with a bra, try sewing the front half of a cheap strapless bra into the dress itself.
No Fall Strapless Bra
Another way to make your strapless bra more bearable involves a convertible strap. To keep the bra from falling down, you can easily secure it with a convertible strap.