Common Signs You Are Wearing the Wrong Bra Size

Common Signs You Are Wearing the Wrong Bra Size

Finding the perfect bra can be a daunting task for most women. With varying sizes, styles, and brands on the market, it can be hard to know if you’re truly wearing the right bra. And for those with asymmetrical breasts, the challenges can be even more significant.

In this post, we’ll dive into the common signs that indicate you’re wearing the wrong bra and offer expert tips and advice on how to find the perfect fit for your body. So say goodbye to the “necessary evil” and hello to ultimate comfort and support.

5 Signs that You May Need to Rethink Your Bra Choice

1. Straps that slip or dig into your shoulders

One of the most common signs that you’re wearing the wrong bra is straps that slip off or dig into your shoulders. This can happen for various reasons, such as a bra being too loose or tight even after being adjusted as much as possible. 

The straps are an essential component of a bra. So, if they are slipping or digging into your shoulders, it can cause discomfort and even pain throughout the day. At the same time, you won’t get the crucial support bra straps are supposed to provide.

2. Cups that gape or wrinkle

Do you ever catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and notice that your bra cups are gaping or scrunched up? Not only is this unsightly, but it’s also a clear indication that you’re wearing the wrong bra. This can happen when the cups are too big for your breast size or not designed to fit your unique breast shape.

Imagine trying to fit a round button in a square hole of the same size; even if of the same size, it just doesn’t work. The same goes for your bra cups. If they’re not the right size or shape for your breasts, they won’t be able to provide the support and shaping that you need.

Sadly, asides from making you uncomfortable, it can also make you feel self-conscious and insecure. And this would be the case even when you are fully dressed.

3. An under-band that rides up

When wearing a bra, the band should fit snugly and securely around the body. One indication that a bra may not be the correct size, type or size for you is if the band constantly rides up, or sometimes down, its initial position.

You could also find that the band divides your body proportion weirdly, which tends to be visible even when you are fully clothed. Aside from the unsightly appearance of such bras under outfits, they can cause the breasts to sag after some time and could also lead to a chronic backache. 

A typical indication of odd-fit bands is when the band is too loose or tight around the ribcage, indicating that the bra is too big or too small. A bra that fits perfect should have its band snugly around you, but not too loose or tight. Of course, neither should it ride up or down for it to provide you with proper support and comfort all day long. 

4. Underwires that poke or dig

Underwires that dig or poke into the skin clearly indicate a poorly fitting bra. Like the other components of a bra, the underwire is an essential part of most bras, responsible for providing additional support and lift to the breasts, as well as providing a structure and shape to the cups. However, it can lead to discomfort and even pain when it doesn’t fit properly. 

It’s important to note that this issue can occur if the cups are too small, the wires are damaging and oddly sticking out or in the bra, or the cups themselves are not the right shape for the wearer’s breast shape. At times it can also be that only one of the underwires is the problematic one. 

How can you tell if your bra’s underwires fit well? First, they will rest comfortably against the breast tissue without digging or poking into the skin. Likewise, properly fitting underwires will provide adequate support and lift to the breasts, resulting in an overall comfortable and supportive fit. Yes, it’s in the looks and the feels.

5. Cups that are too small

Another sign that you may be wearing the wrong bra is if the cups are too small and not fitting correctly. This can be easily spotted by observing your breasts overflowing the cups’ top or being compressed together. This is not only super uncomfortable but can also result in a less-than-ideal shape for your breasts under your outfit, as the cups cannot support and shape them correctly.

Additionally, small cups can be identified by the straps digging into your shoulders and the band riding up your back. These are clear signs that the bra itself isn’t for you. If you’re experiencing any of these, it’s time to reassess your bra(s) and invest in better-fitting ones. Not only will those provide comfort and support, but they also enhance your overall appearance and confidence. After all, looking good is good business.  


Finding the perfect fitting bra can be a challenge for many, but it can be especially difficult for those with asymmetrical breasts. Asymmetrical breasts, also known as uneven breasts, are characterized by having one breast that is a different size or shape than the other. 

This can make it hard to find a bra that fits comfortably and evenly distributes the volume of your breasts. One cup may fit perfectly, while the other is too big or too small. Finally, you find another bra close to being “it.” However, one of the underwires just keeps digging into your underboobs.

But there is a solution! At Symmetrista, we understand the unique challenges that come with asymmetrical breasts and have designed bras specifically to address these issues. So if you constantly feel you are wearing the wrong bras, it’s time to switch to bras specifically for asymmetrical breasts. 

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