33 Bra Facts Everyone Should Know

Hi all, here are some 33 bra facts that you should be knowing. These are cool and unknown interesting facts you might not have heard before.

8 out of 10 women wear the wrong size bra
8 out of 10 women wear the wrong size bra
27% of women have decided against buying a clothing item because they didn't have the right bra to wear under it
27% of women have decided against buying a clothing item because they didn’t have the right bra to wear under it
80% of your support comes from the band... that's right ladies 80%!!!
80% of your support comes from the band… that’s right ladies 80%!!!
A pair of large breasts may weight 8 pounds.
A pair of large breasts may weigh 8 pounds.
A properly fitting bra won't even be noticed after a long day of wear
A properly fitting bra won’t even be noticed after a long day of wear
A seamless bra has moulded cups, no seams and creates a very smooth finish under thin, tight clothes.
A seamless bra has moulded cups, no seams and creates a very smooth finish under thin, tight clothes.
All breasts are unique, even the ones of the same size.
All breasts are unique, even the ones of the same size.
An average woman's breast size changes as many as 6 times in her lifetime and only fully mature after pregnancy and lactation.
An average woman’s breast size changes as many as 6 times in her lifetime and only fully mature after pregnancy and lactation.
Ancient Greeks thought the Milky Way was made from drops of breast milk from the goddess Hera
Ancient Greeks thought the Milky Way was made from drops of breast milk from the goddess Hera
Bras can stretch out just like your favorite jeans, so give them a break between wears.
Bras can stretch out just like your favourite jeans, so give them a break between wears.
During exercise a normal bra will only support you by up to 35% (a sports bra can support you up to 83%!)
During exercise a normal bra will only support you by up to 35% (a sports bra can support you up to 83%!)
Early bras were also known as bust bodices or BBs in the early 1900's
Early bras were also known as bust bodices or BBs in the early 1900’s
Gapping is 80% due to an ill-fitting band, and 10% cup size, and 10% cup style!
Gapping is 80% due to an ill-fitting band, and 10% cup size, and 10% cup style!
In the absence of sports bras, women playing tennis at Wimbledon in 1887 competed in whalebone and metal corsets, which were so stabby that they often ended up covered in blood by the end of a match
In the absence of sports bras, women playing tennis at Wimbledon in 1887 competed in whalebone and metal corsets, which were so stabby that they often ended up covered in blood by the end of a match
Most popular Bra styles are Full Coverage, Sports Bra & T-shirt Bra
The most popular Bra styles are Full Coverage, Sports Bra & T-shirt Bra
Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit was made by a bra manufacturer Playtex
Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit was made by a bra manufacturer Playtex
On Average, Bras Last Between Six To Nine Months
On Average, Bras Last Between Six To Nine Months
Out of 10 bras, only 3 are worn regularly
Out of 10 bras, only 3 are worn regularly
Over the past few years the average UK bust has increased from a 34B to a 34DD
Over the past few years, the average UK bust has increased from a 34B to a 34DD
Sleep bras should be wire-free to ensure you stay comfortable while you rest.
Sleep bras should be wire-free to ensure you stay comfortable while you rest.
The average age a girl start to wear a bra is 12
The average age a girl starts to wear a bra is 12
The average bra size now in US is 36DD
The average bra size now in the US is 36DD
The band around your back is responsible for a majority of the bra’s support, about 80%, and hold the bust in place throughout the day
The band around your back is responsible for a majority of the bra’s support, about 80%, and hold the bust in place throughout the day
The band of the bra should be parallel to the floor. If your band is riding up your back, this can mean that the band is too loose, andor your straps are too tight!
The band of the bra should be parallel to the floor. If your band is riding up your back, this can mean that the band is too loose, and or your straps are too tight!
The bra band is usually the number one issue that causes everything else in the bra to feel uncomfortable!
The bra band is usually the number one issue that causes everything else in the bra to feel uncomfortable!
The first bra was created with two handkerchiefs and a piece of ribbon.
The first bra was created with two handkerchiefs and a piece of ribbon.
The most expensive bra in the world is Victoria’s Secret’s $15 million fantasy bra
The most expensive bra in the world is Victoria’s Secret’s $15 million fantasy bra
The original sports bra was inspired by stitching together two jockstraps.
The original sports bra was inspired by stitching together two jockstraps.
The straps should be responsible for no more than 10% of the overall support.
The straps should be responsible for no more than 10% of the overall support.
Unless You're Really Sweaty, Your Bras Need To Be Washed At Least Once A Week
Unless You’re Really Sweaty, Your Bras Need To Be Washed At Least Once A Week
Vogue magazine first used the term brassiere in 1907, and by 1911 the word had made its way into the Oxford English Dictionary
Vogue magazine first used the term brassiere in 1907, and by 1911 the word had made its way into the Oxford English Dictionary
Wearing a bra, underwired or otherwise, does not cause breast cancer
Wearing a bra, underwired or otherwise, does not cause breast cancer
Women should go for a bra-fitting every 3-6 months
Women should go for a bra-fitting every 3-6 months

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