Myths Related To Wearing A Bra
Bras have been around since ancient Greece and probably the myths related to wearing a bra have been alive and thriving for that long too. What with over smart salesmen and fear-mongering relatives spreading these myths; it is really hard to find a reprieve from these lies disguised as advice. These myths not only affect your perception of the bra but may cause serious harm to your breasts or even bras because these myths usually tell you to do the exact opposite of what you should be doing. But, it is 2020 and it is high time some damaging myths about the bra get cleared up. So in the name of rebranding and awareness campaign we have compiled a list of 9 common myths about the bra that people should stop believing in 2020.
1. Myth #1: Tight bras can cause breast cancer:
This is a common and similarly alarming conviction that ladies have been fussing about for more than 20 years. It started with a 1991 case study that discovered ladies who didn’t wear bras had a lower danger of breast cancer than the individuals who did. Despite the fact that the researchers who led the investigation trusted it was in reality because of variables associated with wearing a bra, instead of the bra itself, it despite everything set off alarms. Another investigation directed in 1995, guaranteed that bras cause breast cancer as they confine the lymph nodes around the breasts. They thought that the too-tight underwire was compressing the mammary glands and that could lead to a toxin build-up. Yet, there is no logical proof to back up this theory. Be that as it may, the myth neglects to consider that the lymphatic system around the breasts go from the edges to the areolas and afterwards to the underarms. As the underwire is away from this zone, there is no possibility for the lymph to be compacted which is the premise of the hypothesis. The study likewise neglected to adhere to standard practices of epidemiological research, nor did it consider known risk factors for breast cancer and other variables.
2. Myth #2: Tight bras can make breasts sag:
You may have additionally heard that wearing a bra causes your boobs to lose their oomph. In fact, French researchers published a research paper in 2013 that asserted brassieres may make ladies’ bosoms sag increasingly after some time since they forestall steady muscle tissue from forming. Breasts don’t really contain muscle, simply skin, fat, and ligaments. They are not like your abs or upper arms that you can improve with working out. Wearing a bra or not wearing a bra doesn’t change the truth that these are on the whole physiological changes that happen to your breasts after some time. The real culprits of breasts sagging might be gravity and old age. So, wear your bra freely and without the worry that they will cause your two favourite girls to sag!
3. Myth #3: Sleeping while wearing a bra makes your breasts perky:
Ladies are generally conflicted on this issue. The first half dependably keep their bra on as the night progresses—some for comfort, others since they immovably trust it’s the key to mocking the powers of nature—and the other half scarcely make it home before unclasping the bra and sighing with relief. Sorry to disillusion the former, but sleeping in your bra isn’t what’s going to keep them perky. What will? Wearing a supportive bra over the years can help, particularly when exercising as and breasts are essentially stretching or bouncing here and there. Other than that, there aren’t numerous approaches to truly keep away from it. A ton of drooping and dropping happens predominantly on account of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Gravity is also to blame for your breasts sagging. After some time, the perkiness of your breasts decrease as gravity pulls the tendons in your bosoms downwards. It’s only a naturalistic procedure. Sorry ladies, bras are unfortunately not going to save your girls from sagging.
4. Myth#4: Washing a bra on a regular basis will spoil the bra:
If you won’t wear the same pair of undies multiple times without washing them, don’t wear your bra without washing either. The rule is the same for all undergarments. It seems like we could all use a little more hygiene in our lifestyle. The fabric of the bra falls apart when it’s continually scouring against the dirt and oils from our skin. So to increase your bra’s lifespan, you truly need to ensure you wash it after each time you wear it. We realize what you’re thinking: Who the hell has the opportunity to wash bras that regularly?! To spare you some time (and mental stability), we suggest adding more bras to your repertoire. Regardless of whether it implies purchasing three of the same kind of bra that you love. They’ll last you longer and you won’t be wearing the same bra consistently.
5. Myth#5: You can wash bras in the washing machine:
Getting our dry-cleaning is hard enough and hand washing our lingerie is the exact opposite of what we need to add to the to do list. Too bad, the prosperity of our bras, and consequently our cleavage, could be in peril. The inside center drum of the washing machine can squash cups and stretch straps on the off chance that the straps snag on the washing machine and hot water can wear down the elasticity of the bra. Along these lines, in the event that you need to go down the washing machine course, hook the bra and put it inside a mesh bag and wash in cool water with a delicate detergent. The best choice however is to hand wash your bras by soaking them a sink with detergent specially made for lingerie and spread them out flat to dry.
6. Myth #6: Bra size is the same across all brands:
Just because the bra fitters in one brand have determined that you are a particular size, does not mean that the size is going to remain the same across all brands or even across styles. These brands utilize a “fit model”. There isn’t a machine that decides the size of a bra. They determine by taking a look at a real lady, decide her size, and afterward base the remainder of their line on that individual. Since there’s definitely no consistency, you may have five distinct bras in five unique sizes from five unique brands. That implies that you truly need to give them a try at each and every store to locate the correct fit.
7. Myth#7 New bras should typically fit at the last hook:
Purchasing a bra to fit flawlessly at the biggest band size isn’t really the best technique. Rather, fit a bra to the center hook. That way you can move to the outside hook in case you’re on your period, since ladies will in general get somewhat bigger during that time. What’s more, on the off chance that it gets somewhat stretched out , at that point you move it to the tightest setting.
8. Myth#8: The letter determines the size of the cup:
On the off chance that you’ve at any point heard the expression “sister size” at a bra fitting, this is on the grounds that another style can hold a similar volume of cup (for example density of boob) contingent upon band size. The letter is associated with the cup size. In any case, that is resolved dependent on the estimation between the two measurements. Regardless of whether you were an expert in calculus back in secondary school, mostly leave the bra math to your bra pro.
9. Myth #9: The average size of the bra is in the B range:
In all actuality, it’s bigger (it is evaluated that it’s something close to a C), yet this myth reveals insight into a more concerning issue: ladies regularly wear an inappropriate bra size. Numerous ladies are fitting themselves into the sizes most generally found in stores as opposed to getting an appropriate fitting and a more genuine size. What’s more, bra producers comprehend what sizes will in general sell the most, thus those become the ‘normal’ sizes.
This concludes the list of 9 myths that we really need to stop believing in the year 2020. As mentioned above these myths will have an effect on your health and the lifespan of your bra or would lead you to follow wrong practices. So the next time you are buying a bra make sure that you keep these myths and most importantly the facts behind them in mind.