This woman's story proves you've probably been wearing your bra wrong your entire life
There comes a certain time, as a girl, when you (or most likely your mum) decides it's time you started wearing a bra. For me, the realisation hit me in secondary school that I could no longer get away with going through an entire PE lesson without at least a little bit of support for my chest area.
And due to my reluctance to the mere idea of having to wear a bra on a daily basis, I would always put my bra on in the laziest way possible - by clasping the hooks from where I could see them - that is, the wrong way round - and then simply turning the bra around to the proper position. For ages, I just couldn't be bothered to learn how to clasp the hooks from behind - I was never dexterous enough to even begin trying. I also didn't care - until very recently - which hook I used, as long as it was in place, all was good.
But as it turns out, this is where I've been going wrong my whole life... And I know I'm not the only one! Before we get into how exactly you've been going wrong all this time, I will tell you a little bit about Brittany and her story, as shared on Twitter.
With the intention of buying a brand new bra, Brittany was pretty sure she knew what she was doing.
"The tag that comes on the bra is *literally* titled, 'How To Put On A Bra'. I was like... 'girl bye I been doin this' and popped it on," she tweeted.
I mean, she had been sporting a bra every single day for years - why would she need any help in that department now?
But then, to her utter shock, she learned that she had indeed been wearing her bra wrong all this time.
"But then I decided to read it," she explained. "And I was all wrong. I was in the middle clasp and I did *not* do proper breast placement."
Brittany decided to take a look at the three-step instructions and it proved to be quite a life-changing revelation for her:
- Start by wearing your bra on the loosest hook.
- Gather each breast into the cups.
- Tighten the straps every other month.
"I'm supposed to adjust the straps once a month?!" she wrote. "And wear it on the loosest clasp?!?"
Shortly after acquiring her newfound knowledge, Britanny decided to share it with her fellow bra-wearers on Twitter. And it turns out she wasn't the only one who didn't know the "proper" way to put on a bra.
"What are we supposed to do now??? I've been living a lie," one Twitter user responded.
Many other Twitter users didn't know how to cope with this new information and decided to remain in denial.
"If clasping in front is wrong I don't want to be right," one person wrote.
"Front hooks FTW. Ain't nobody got time for the reach and miss in the morning," another added.
One person decided to remove themselves from the debate altogether: "Imma just stick to my sports bras."
To be honest, that might just be the best way to go. I personally don't think I'm invested enough in the maintenance of my undergarments to spend any amount of time tightening the straps each month.