A bra can be your best friend or your worst enemy; ultimately, it all comes down to the fit. Wearing the correct size is crucial to forming a symbiotic relationship with your closest supporters, according to the lingerie experts at Aerie
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As obvious as this may seem, many of the common gripes women have about their intimates stem from wearing the wrong cup or band size. Straps that dig, rising back-bands, chafing, and back bulge are all, on the whole, issues that derive from fit. We highly recommend a professional bra fitting if you've never had one or it's been a while; you might be surprised by how your results match up with your current underwear-drawer rotation.
Ahead, we tackle 10 familiar problems and offer up practical solutions — plus 30 bras you can shop to help solve them now.
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