Popular bra myths busted

Every girl wears bras, all-day, every day. So naturally, there's a lot of talk about what's good and what's bad with it, how to take care of your bra, which is the perfect bra for you (your size) and much more. Be it from ill-informed relatives or bragging friends at sleepovers, many people thrive on myths. Read this article to find the most popular bra myths get busted.

Big boobs can't help but spill over cups: Just because you have bigger boobs doesn't mean you have to deal with boob spillage. It's normal to have a little peek-a-boob on the side of your bra. However, you shouldn't be spilling excessively over all sides of your cup. A lot of spillage is the result of wearing a cup size that's too small.

You don't have to wash your bra that often: How come no one ever says that about underwear? To be honest, your bra needs to be washed after every wearing, just like with your panties, or the dirt and oils from the skin can break down the elasticity in the fabric. In any brand's lingerie care rules, you will find more about how to take care of your delicates.

White shirt? You can only wear a white bra with it: This is the most silliest myth at with almost every girl has stuck with since school! It's actually the contrary. A white bra would probably stick out worse than a dark coloured one. You should stick with shades closer to your skin tone like nudes, pale pinks or light browns.

The underwire can cause cancer: There is no scientific proof for the claim that a bra can cause cancer. Be it dark colours or underwires, there is no way that your bra can trigger breast cancer. So, ladies, feel free to wear your sexy bra every day (in every single colour of the spectrum).

Your bra is the same size for every brand: Since it's quite a task to figure the perfect bra size, we all take comfort in thinking that the same should work everywhere. However, different brands have different sizes for different bras. These sizes are determined on the basis of the model's body type. And each brand has its own 'fit model'. So, it's always good to measure yourself and check.

(Inputs by Lakshmi Subramaniam, Senior Product and Design Manager,

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