2 Ways to Stop a Bra from Riding Up
It’s annoying and somewhat ugly to have a bra that rides up in the back. Bras may ride up in the front on those with flat chests or those who have undergone mastectomies on one or both sides. Investing in a bra that fits properly is the greatest way to avoid ride-up. If you don’t want to replace a comfortable bra with a new one, try tightening the band or making a few minor adjustments to your current bra.
First Way: Getting a Well-Fitting Bra:
Get a fitting from a pro. Having someone take your measurements professionally is the best approach to ensure a proper fit. The majority of lingerie shops offer free fittings. Be aware that a proper bra fitting requires some trial and error as well as time—at least 15 minutes. Describe to the fitter your preference for a bra that won’t ride up in the back.
Measure your band size
The band being too large is the most frequent cause of ride-up. By purchasing a bra with a tight band, you can prevent ride-up. You can measure your band size yourself or have a professional do it for you by tightly wrapping a measuring tape around your rib cage just below your breasts. Check a band size chart after you know your measurement in millimeters or inches to determine your size.
Keep in mind that band sizes may differ by nation or location. For instance, a size 28 in the US is typically a size 60 in Europe.
Try bra sizes on either side of your measurement if it’s an odd number, like 41. (e.g., bras with bands sized 40 and 42).
You might need a larger band size if your bra rides up more in the front than the rear.
Measure your cup size
Even a well-fitting band may be pushed upward by the extra pressure on the cups if your cups are too tiny. By putting a measuring tape around your chest at nipple height in a loose enough manner so as not to compress your breasts in any way, you may determine your bust size. To establish your cup size, subtract your band size from your bust size and then go to a size chart.
For instance, according to US sizes, your cup size should be a C if your bust and band size differ by 3 inches (7.6 cm). A D, for example, would indicate a difference of 4 inches (10 cm), and so on.
You probably need to size down on the band while either keeping at the same cup size or going up one cup size if your bra is continuously riding up in the back (or your bra straps are slipping off your shoulders).
Test out a few bras until you find the right fit
Even though they have the same measurements, not all bras are created equal. Up till you locate a bra that does not ride up in the back, try on several in your size. The band should be snug, sit fairly low on your back, and maintain a straight line with the floor as opposed to sloping upward.
When you first put on a well-fitting band, it could feel a little tight if you’re used to wearing an oversized bra. However, it shouldn’t be so constricting that it causes pain or discomfort. You should have just enough give to be able to slide your fist under the back band.
Replace your old bras
Over time, bras stretch out from frequent use and washing. Even on the tightest setting, your bra might need to be changed if it starts to ride up. The majority of premium bras can be worn up to 100 times before they start to lose their fit. By letting your bra rest in between uses, you can extend its lifespan. A bra should not be worn the same way again.
Second Way:Making Adjustments
Pull the band closer. You may need to wear your bra band on a tighter setting if it is the correct size but still rides up. With 2-4 rows of hooks, the majority of back-fastening bra bands can be worn at different levels of tightness. Up until you get a snug fit, try bringing your band in.
Loosen your straps off. Sometimes the straps rather than the band are the issue. Your bra may ride up if the straps are too tight because they may pull the band up. Loosen your straps a bit if your band fits snugly but still rides up. Avoid letting them get too loose so that they fall off your shoulders.
Garters will help keep your band in place. For certain women, it can be particularly difficult to prevent their bras from riding up. For instance, even if you have a well-fitting, particularly designed bra, you can find it quite challenging to keep your band in place if you’ve had a mastectomy. To attach the band to the top of your pants or underwear, try utilising “bra suspenders.” Make your own suspenders by affixing suspender clips to each end of a 3 inch (7.6 cm) elastic band, or use long sock garters.