Plus-Size Women’s Woes: Common Bra Problems

Plus-size women have it hard in the undergarment department. It’s not that they can’t find anything to fit them—there are tons of those—but rather, it’s that what are available are not exactly the most comfortable. As a result, many women are forced to bear the suffering of wearing the incorrect bra, leading to many problems that can get in the way of everyday activities.

Here are some of the most common bra problems that plus-size women encounter:

  1. Back and neck pain

Full-breasted women often complain about back, neck, and shoulder pain. This is because most regular bras cannot fully support the weight of the breasts.

  1. Strap hurts the shoulders

Not only do women get pain on their backs and necks, they are also forced to deal with pain in the shoulder. With improper support, the breasts remain to weigh heavily, causing the straps to dig into and put pressure on the shoulders.

  1. Lower waist band problems

The bra’s lower waist band is supposed to help keep breasts in place. However, most bras don’t deliver this promise unlike special plus-size bras.

  1. Underwire digging into skin

Most bras have a design feature called the underwire, which is supposed to add more support, but what they often do is irritate the skin.

All women should not have to deal with these problems and instead opt for a more comfortable alternative to the commercial brand bras. Finding a special plus-size bra should be a good start.


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