is a great gift for someone or just for yourself.
WHAT TO BUY: Aim to find three to five bras
in a range of colors and styles, Kim says.
But 63% of the women polled were wearing the wrong bra
size and 37% admitted to having never being fitted - meaning 6,000 bras
sold at Debenhams a week may be in the wrong size.
3 This full cup, non-wired bra
has standard straps and pockets on both sides with pretty lace overlay detail.
Some people just took off their bras
in the pub and put them straight in the bucket.
com, 0845 4562320 [bar] Vintage floral bra
in sizes 30A to 50JJ, pounds 29, brief, pounds 14, Simply Yours, www.
Singer and Grismaijer studied nearly 5,000 women in Fiji and found that women who wore their bras
for 18-24 hours a day had over 100 times more eases of breast cancer than women who went bra
can also be donated in the post at: Bra
Bank, c/o Flamingo, The Old Bake House, Downs Park East, Westbury Park, Bristol, BS6 7QD.
As Scientific American explains, this is a myth that sprung up in the mid-'90s after a pair of medical anthropologists claimed that by inhibiting "lymphatic drainage" bras
somehow trapped toxins in the breast tissue, which led to cancer.
While unwanted new bras
can be resold in the UK, used bras
are being shipped to Senegal to boost a second hand clothes trading scheme, Frip Ethique, that's supporting the local economy and Oxfam.
For a bit of indulgence try Cotton Club Stargate champagne bra
featuring delicate lace detail, pounds 80, and matching thong, pounds 50 from Silk Storm, Next's dusky pink or apple green pintuck silk blend padded bra
, pounds 11.
Approximately 10 per cent of women stuff their bras
More than 65 bras
- yes, those unmentionables that hold up the area close to every woman's heart - have been transformed into works of art and will provide a means of support when they are auctioned off for breast cancer research and assistance to local cancer patients.
Bravissimo issues a guide for those contemplating sports bras
, and it makes chilling reading.
Emma Harris is a professional fitter for Chantelle bras