Buying the right bra is absolutely necessary for your overall health and hygiene. Though most of them are safe to wear, here are few you should definitely avoid!
The “sticky” bra – if you have never came across a bra like this, it’s a rubber sticky bra, silicone gel made. It is used for backless and night dresses.
Basically, you can wear them with anything, since they’re backless and strapless. But also, women with smaller breasts wear them simply because you can literally “stick your breasts together” and make your cleavage look WOW.
So, why should you avoid this bra? The rubber doesn’t let your skin to breathe! Your nipples would become “boiled”, you would scratch and by regularly wearing a bra like this, you could make serious harm to the milk glands in your nipples!
Here are some alternatives for this bra:
- the push-up bra (for those who use the sticky bra for a richer cleavage),
- a strapless bra,
- a convertible bra.
Plastic bras – when you simply read the material these bras are made from, discomforting is the first thing on your mind. Though, they’re very trendy nowadays.
Investing in a bra like this is a NO NO, simply because you would feel scratchy and sweaty all the time. Your skin could get allergies from all that sweat that doesn’t have where to leave.
On top of that, plastic bras are noisy! Every move is marked by a squeak, which makes you even more uncomfortable in silent places like libraries or at the office, while at a meeting!
Here are some alternatives that do the same function as the plastic bra, but are far more comfortable:
- A strapless bra
- A bullet bra
- A lacey see-through bra
Bustiers and other no-support bras
Bustiers and other types of non-padded bras are also very fashionable and popular nowadays, because they’re easy to put on, pretty, and also, super comfortable.
So, what could be the problem that you have to avoid this kind of bra? If you have a small chest, you can wear them with no worries.
But, if you don’t, than wearing bustiers could lead to back and neck pain. You will lack the needed support to keep your bust’s weight and hold it properly.
For a better posture, you could try wearing these alternative bras:
- A sports bra
- A convertible bra
- A front closure bra
Synthetic bras – if a bra is made out of synthetic and no other material, you should never buy it. When these kind of bras are manufactured, a lot of chemicals that are toxins are used in the process. A lot of the toxins still stick on the bra when you’re buying it. That explains the weird smell. Otherwise, if the synthetic is mixed with some other materials, like cotton, spandex etc. are a great option!
Bras that fit badly – you like the bra so much, that you buy it and then you come to the conclusion – it simply doesn’t fit your body! It’s too tight, uncomfortable, its cups are too wide open etc. “ill-fitting” bras could lead to allergic reactions, strain neck, headaches and migraines, poor circulation or even breast cancer. If until now you wore tighter bras for some reason, just go to the store tomorrow and buy a new one.
Here are some alternatives:
- A sports bra
- The minimizer bra
- A full support bra
You could probably never buy the ultimately perfect bra for every occasion. Sometimes you will go bra shopping with a t-shirt, sometimes with a v-neck….however, you will always find the bra you bought unfit in some of your clothing. But, always make sure the bra you’re looking for is comfortable, has cotton among the materials it’s made from and apply some of the advices you’ve read here.