If you’ve suffered more than enough of your bra straps digging into your shoulders, it’s time to bite the bullet and invest in some new bras with much thicker straps. They’ll not only provide you with a better level of support, they also won’t feel as though they’re cutting into your flesh! Look out for thicker fastening bands too for double the comfort.
Don’t upsize for a small bust
If you have a small bust think about ditching your too-big padded push up bras. Yes, you may feel as though going a cup size bigger in a padded bra gives you a more rounded shape in clothes, but it’s also not going to be providing much support for your boobs if they’re just floating around under loose padding. And remember, small busts can sag over time without the right support! So get fitted for a padded bra in your correct size and you’ll get the boost you’re after as well as the support you need in your bra.
Go the full hog
If you’re the opposite and have a big bust, you’re no doubt thrilled that over the last decade many more shops are now offering super pretty bras in a variety of larger sizes? But pretty often isn’t practical. If your frilly balconettes are starting to hurt, it could be time to go for a full-coverage style – at least day-to-day. Check out this pretty one from Debenhams ( right), it’s full coverage, comfy and rather easy on the eye.
Bra, Debenhams, £25
Bra, M&S, £20