We’re comfortable talking about our hips, arms, waists and whatnot, but our boobs? Well, they are a taboo subject for most of us. And this whole thing of not talking about them leads to myths and misconceptions. Myths about bras are somehow different, many women still believe them. Whether you heard them from your mother or your best friend, these 9 common bra myths just aren’t true.
1.Bras have fixed sizes
That’s obviously not true.There are a lot of changes that happen to a female body, that will change the volume, density and shape of her breasts. Over the course of a woman’s lifetime, she may wear 5-6 different bra sizes.
2.Sleeping in a bra makes your breasts perky
This one myth is very common.The only thing it does is make you super uncomfortable in night time unless you are habitual to it. Many people have also that sleeping in a bra will stop boobs sagging, but this one is also just a myth. Quite apart from the fact that sleeping with a bra on is uncomfortable, it will make no difference to whether or not your breasts will sag.
3.A Light Coloured Bra Is Less Visible
Most women think wearing a white bra under a white shirt makes your bra invisible, but this isn’t true. A nude or the skin toned bra is definitely your best option.
4.Underwire Bras causes breast cancer
This is quite a popular myth. This myth came up in the 90s when some researchers claimed that these bras trapped toxins in the breast tissue and increased the risk of cancer. This was never justified though.
5.Your breasts are the same size
You will be amazed to know that almost all women have uneven breasts. The difference is hardly ever enough to be noticed to the naked eye. Nevertheless, it’s a myth that breasts are the same size.
6.You should use Woolite to wash your bras.
Woolite and other detergents like it are supposedly ideal for washing bras, but this is actually a big no-no. Because it is actually designed to soften wool, so you shouldn’t use that on elastic, because you want the elastic to stay firm.
7.It’s the cups that lend the most support
It’s not the cups, it’s not the underwire and it’s not the straps that do most of the hard work in terms of lifting your breasts, it’s a bra’s band. The band truly offers most of the support.
8.Bras should be fastened on the tightest hook.
A bra always stretches about three inches in its lifetime and when it does, that’s when you go to the next set of hooks. So you should always invest in a bra that fits well on the last set of hooks and then when it begins to stretch you can use the tighter ones.
9.For Bigger Boobs Wear Training Bras
Training bras and/or sports bras are designed for your comfort and have nothing to do with breast size. They don’t initiate breast enlargement in any way. So if that’s why you are sporting one, then don’t bother.