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Why does my bra ride up at the back?

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Wondering why your bra rides up at the back? Use our simple checklist to ensure you're wearing the correct bra size.

  1. Check you are not wearing your bra straps too tight.

    Some women try to lift their breasts higher by tightening the bra straps – this doesn't work (plus it's super uncomfortable!) A majority of the support from any bra is coming from the band, not the straps, so loosen the straps first to ensure the band is sitting straight across your back. (hint: If you're after more lift, try a push up bra instead!)

  2. If that doesn't fix the problem, move to a tighter setting

    The band around your bra should be firm, but not so tight that it digs in, and it should sit flat across your back in line with your under bust. As a guide for how a bra should fit in the back, you should be able to fit two fingers in at the back, and one finger in the centre front.

    If you're on the tightest setting and your bra still rides up in the back, you either need to go down a band size or your bra has stretched over time and you just need a new bra!

    A back band that is too large will ride up your back and sit too high up. Why? The weight of your breasts are pulling down on the cups and straps, forcing the back band to ride up. This is why it can still feel tight, while in reality, you need to go down a band size!

The best way to avoid this is to get a professional bra fitting – or measure yourself at home using our Bra Size Calculator & Fit Quiz