Why You Shouldn't Be Wearing Your Bra On The Tightest Hook

October 4, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Style

Last week we told you about how to make your bras last forever, and here comes another game-changing trick when it comes to your over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders: why you should never EVER wear them on the tightest hook. Say, whaaaaaat?!

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Yes, it’s true–you shouldn’t wear yours on the tightest hook because bras stretch out during their lifetime, so you should buy them to fit on the loosest clasp, and wear them like that until they start to stretch out. Otherwise, if you start on the tightest hook, you have nowhere to go from there when the bras (inevitably) start to stretch. I know, I know–I’ve been doing it wrong my whole life, too.

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But it is totally legit. Bra fitting specialist Bobbie Smith of Freshpair told Huffington Post that it’s one of the biggest mistakes women make. “A bra is going to stretch about three inches in its lifetime,” says Bobbie, and when it does, “that’s when you go to the next set of hooks.” She suggests buying bras that fit *SNUGLY* on the loosest clasp. Noted!

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Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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