Why Your Boobs Are Spilling Out Of Your Bra

Aside from not knowing where our (bra) bands should lay on our back(s) we also don’t exactly know how our breast should look inside of a bra. Sounds strange doesn’t it. But truth be told, before I became a professional bra fitter I didn’t know these things either. 

To Recap Your Bra Is made Up Of 5 Parts: 

  1. Band
  2. Straps
  3. Cups
  4. Hook & Eye Closures
  5. Gore (Bridge) 

Last month we covered everything about your bras band. In this week’s #TataTuesday Tip we are talking about the Gore of the bra or as we like to call it The Bridge! What it is,  what it does and why your boobs are spilling out of your bra! Watch & Learn! 


7 Things Every Woman Should Know About Their Bras


Today I’m a professional bra fitter. I travel all around the Philadelphia tri state fitting and educating women on the importance of wearing the right size bra. But 15 years ago I was wearing 2 bras everyday. All due to the fact that I wasn’t knowledgable about bras or my own breast.I know I’m not alone in that. Studies have shown that 85% of women are still wearing the wrong size bra. And so now I’m on a mission to help women feel comfortable and confident in their bras.

Here are my quick tips on how to Wear, Care & Wash Your Bra

  1. When wearing a bra your breast should never touch! I call this separate but equal. And yes this applies to a push up bra.
  2. Never wear your bra 2 days in a row. If you wear it on Monday, you can’t wear it again until at least Thursday.This helps to ensure that bra reshapes and stays taunt.
  3. Don’t pull the glider adjuster on the straps over your shoulder this causes too much stress on your shoulder and could lead too bruising over time.

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 1.15.33 AM4.  Always wear a new bra on the first set of hook and eyes. Thats the set closest to the opening. This will also help the shelf life of your bra last longer.

5.  Bras require very little soap. Baby shampoo is the best thing to use to wash your bras. NEVER USE WOOLITE.


6.  Always hang dry your bras or lay them flat. NEVER put them in the dryer.

7.  Wear nude or a color closest to your skin tone under white, light to sheer clothing, not black.

For more information check out my video, Skinny Minority’s 5 W’s of Bras. And to book your personalized bra fitting with me click here.


It’s a great investment! Think about it, your bra is the first thing you put on and the last thing you take off. It’s important. And just like your day, your outfit begins with a good bra, not great shoes. Start with a good bra fitting and then invest in whatever brand you can afford. You owe it to your self, your breast and your outfit! For more videos on all things bras, Check on my oldie but good, Skinny Minority’s 5 Ws Of Wearing A Bra! 

BRA: Basic Required Accessory


Whenever I talk about bras I tell the story of how I once cried in a fitters arms. I’m not going to tell that story now… but we are going to talk about bras. I’ve been wanting to talk to my readers about them for awhile now, partly because I’m kinda obsessed with them. As I said in my last video, I’m like the online bra lady. I also mentioned in that same video that one of the things I wanted you ladies to do in 2013 is get a bra fitting. 

Its life changing… literally and so to prepare you for this shopping trip (in-store or online)  heres a few more tips on achieving the best lift. 

Le Mystere, $68

Le Mystere, $68

Things to watch out for

Cups & Straps. Your straps need to be adjusted when trying on th bra. Also no spillage; no matter what the cup shape demi, plunge, balconette there shouldn’t be anything spilling out. Make sure they fit. If you like a molded cup Le Mystere (the Oprah bra) is great.  
Panache, $62

Panache, $62

My favorite brands/recommendations: Panache & Curvy Kate

Now that I’m a 36HH (can’t wait until I get back in the Gs) these are the brands I love the most. I purchase them online at bare necessities but you can get them on the ground at Nordstrom and Intimacy stores.  I adore how sexy they and comfortable they are. Note: Curvy Kate is not an 18hr bra, I’ve noticed that after a super long (10hr) day your girls tend to droop a bit. 

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Once you get home…

Don’t wear a bra everyday or back to back. Try to allow for at least 2 rest days in between each wear. Never machine wash your bra, always hand wash and air dry. Not wanting to go to the laundry mat was not why Miss. Bradshaw always had lingerie hanging in her bathroom.  Note: Don’t use Woolite to soak your bras in. Woolite contains many softens that will loosen the cups shape, shortening the life span of your bra. 
UK Brand Shapely Plus, $48

UK Brand Shapely Plus, $48


Final Recommendations

Buy 2 bras every 3 months

Whenever you weight changes get a bra fitting

Always hand wash your bra; and never use Woolite

Skip Victoria Secret for a bra fitting (no shade) 

If Your Shy… Just Shop Online!
Bare Necessites

Curvy Couture


Affinita Intimates

Simply Be

Fig Leaves

For more tips on bras and lingerie check out my video, Skinny Minority 5W to Bra! And as always if you have questions about lingerie or bras for your curves contact me [at] skinny minority@gmail.com or comment below. 

SMTV: 5 Ws Of Bras

In an effort to better serve and educate our clients and followers we have launched SMTV (Skinny Minority TV) our company’s’ web series dedicated to making your life easier. Up first we’re covering an issue very near and dear to our hearts, BOOBS! That’s right we’re talking breast and bras! Did you know that 90% of women wear the incorrect bra size. Did you know that there are many who wear two bras… at the same time. The answer to these question is probably no and that’s OK.  The dysfunctional relationship between women and their bras run deep. Think about it we buy shoes and handbags, things we wear sometimes less than once a month, more than we buy the very things we (must) wear EVERYDAY.  Crazy right?  Knowing this we set out on a mission to correct this one click, one bra at a time.  Watch & Enjoy! 

If you have more questions about bras please email us or comment below. Thanks for watching.

SMTV EP1 S1 5 Ws Of Bras from Karima Adkins on Vimeo.