TKD Lingerie asks women in the GCC to get fitted to save themselves back pain
Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017: More than 80 per cent of women wear the wrong bra size, which can lead to discomfort, bad posture and pain. The swimwear season is particularly hard on necks and backs as many bikinis and bathing suits lack structured support entirely. TKD Lingerie, the D-K cup specialist, is asking all women to get a professional fitting and buy bra-sized swimwear that offers support and keeps the full weight of the chest away from the neck and shoulders.
High quality swimwear brands today offer more styles than ever in bra sizes, from one-pieces to triangle styles, so there is no need to suffer for fashion.
Kate Kikano, Owner of TKD Lingerie, says: 'It is astounding that so many women still wear the wrong size bra. But there is a real lack of knowledge as well as poor availability of sizes above a D cup, even though estimates suggest more than 60% of all women are D cup or above. Wearing the wrong bra or bikini size can have a real, painful impact on your back and neck, and never more so than during holidays when you spend a lot of time in your swimwear. There is no need to compromise on style either - we stock more than 70 different swimwear styles, from high fashion to subtle staples, all available in bra sizes. We want all women to feel good and enjoy their holidays and that means getting the support they need.'
There is no substitute for a professional bra fitting to ensure you are wearing the right size but these are a few pointers.
- The band should feel firm and sit horizontally around the back. If the band pulls up in the back, it is too loose. If it hurts and leaves deep red indentations, it is too tight.
- The straps should be firm but comfortable. Most of the support should come from the band and the cups; not the straps. If you slip the straps off your shoulders the bra or bikini top should still support your breasts.
- The wires should follow the shape of your breasts without sitting on breast tissue. If you press on your wires they should be firm against your ribs. If they move too much, they are on breast tissue which means a larger cup size is needed.
- If your breasts are spilling over the top, you need a larger cup size. Make sure you look from the side to make sure there is no overspill.
- If the cups seem baggy, or if you have a gap between the breast and the cup fabric, the cup size is too big.