Did you know?
- 80% of women wear the wrong size bra
- only 10-15% of the support should come from the shoulder straps. If your straps are cutting into your shoulder you need another bra.
- weight gain/loss may necessitate changing your bra
I’m obviously not an authority on this but a female physical therapist pointed out that when treating female patients, especially those with a larger chest, always make sure they have been fitted with a proper bra. This can provide a profound amount of relief by decreasing neck/shoulder strain and improving one’s posture. It may not be a complete solution, but it may reduce one of the contributing factors.
In researching this I found the process can be surprisingly complicated. Below I have provided some information on finding the perfect fit, but when in doubt one should see a professional who can find the right size and manufacturer for your body type.
Some websites of interest:
Three recommended bra fitters in NYC:
(corner of 77th St.)
NY, NY 10024
The Town Shop
2273 Broadway (between 81st/82nd Sts.)
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 787–2762
Intimacy on Madison
Corner of 90th and Madison
1252 Madison Ave.
New York, New York 10128 USA
Phone (212) 860-8366
Monday – Saturday 10AM – 7PM
Sunday 12PM – 6PM