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Bra fit troubleshooting. volume #4 – Breast tissue spilling out under arm pit

This post is for those ladies who find themselves continuously tucking the breast tissue spilling under their armpit back in to the cup of their bra. An unsightly, uncomfortable and downright unfortunate position to be in.
I should make a note that I am not talking about the Aberrant breast tissue that many women deal with post pregnancy, which is not caused by an ill-fitting bra. Aberrant breast tissue is breast tissue that grows separate to the breast, often around the underarm, that is sometimes (but not always) accompanied by an accessory nipple. This is a condition that requires medical advice.
For those that have ‘self-imposed’ breast tissue around their underarm when wearing a bra you’ll be pleased to know there is a simple answer to your dilemma. Change your cup size. Or more accurately, increase your cup size. You simply do not have enough volume in your cup to accommodate your breast.
This often happens innocently to women with a ‘wide set’ breast. That is, when your breast tissue naturally starts around the base of your underarm (again, not to be confused with the aberrant tissue).

If you’re choosing a bra with an underwire ensure that the underwire sits against the rib cage as opposed to laying over the breast. You can check this by pressing firmly on the underwire, if the underwire moves inward with pressure you are likely to be compressing breast tissue. If it doesn’t, it’s probably sitting against your rib cage, where it should be. By getting this right, you can be confident that your entire mass of breast tissue is being held in the cup.
Another way to avoid this unsightly disaster is to avoid an underwire bra all together. This is not necessarily going to fix the problem until your bra size is also corrected, but it could improve your comfort and decrease the chance of spillage.

On a finishing note, when it comes to enhancing ones shape we look to achieve two things… Lift the breast up, and position it forward. This can only be achieved when you are wearing the right size bra, so as enhancing shape is most women’s common goal, it make sense to focus on getting the size right so you give yourself the best chance at this. Don’t stress about what size is written on the tag… focus on the fit, feel and shape.

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Bra fit trouble shooting. Volume #2. Are you a Cup-Spilling-Culprit? A guide to Cup Spillage.

We’ve probably all been guilty of this somewhere along the line… I can recall a few scenarios that have left me as a Cup-Spilling-Culprit myself actually. That is when I’ve tried to squeeze in to one of my ‘skinny bras’, grabbed a not-quite-the-right-fit option at a sale or when I went through that stage that I was just downright not willing to accept my cup size!

For me, this is an obvious one, if you’ve got more than two bulges on your chest, you’re committing the crime of Cup Spillage. Most commonly this presents as the breast falling out of the top of the cup, not to be confused with cleavage.

While having cleavage hanging out could not be any less my style, I acknowledge that many consider it theirs. The difference between Cup Spillage and Cleavage is that Cleavage still leaves you with an evenly shaped mass of breast tissue. Cup Spillage will have you looking as if you have 4 boobs, amoung my girlfriends it’s aka ‘double boob’, a result of the upper edge of the cup digging in to breast tissue.

Cup Spillage is sadly not limited to the top of the cup. It’s common to see breast tissue spilling from the side of the bra, around the underarm area too. A double whammy when one is guilty of both!

While it’s important to note these variances, you should know, there is only one cause for both. If your spilling out of your cup, your cup is too small… it’s not rocket science!

If you’ve experienced this problem in the past then its best you have a professional Bra fitting to ensure you don’t make any other innocent mistakes when you’re transitioning to a new size.

Here are some points for you to take to the change room:

– You will need to go up a cup size, or two, or three. Be prepared for this.

– If you have a ‘wide set breast’, that is a breast that starts right back around your underarm, you will be limited to the styles of bras you can wear. Get advice on what of the season’s stock will work best for you from the Bra fitter.

– When you change your cup size, you often need to change your back size too. This may not be the case in all circumstances, but you definitely need to be mindful of this.

– Stick to full, or three quarter full cups. That means going for bras that offer full coverage, not plunge or balconette bras.

Thankfully, this is a problem that is seen less often with Sports Bras as they do tend to offer more coverage. If your spilling out of your Sports Bra then you are in trouble!

Good luck!!

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