The Truth Behind *Those* Bra Myths We’ve All Heard

If you wear a bra, we’d be willing to bet that you’ve heard a number of these myths in your time.

See: Are You Putting On Your Bra The Right Way?

But how many of them are actually true?

1. NEVER sleep in your bra

Many believe that keeping your bra on all night could cause breast cancer. The fact of the matter is, no it won’t.

Doctor Amber Guth, from the Breast Cancer Surgery Multidisciplinary Fellowship, has well and truly put this one to bed.

She reveals that there’s just no way sleeping in a bra is bad for you, saying: ‘There is certainly no evidence that sleeping in bras is either helpful or harmful.’

2. Sleeping in your bra stops your boobs from sagging

Oh, Doctor Amber. You just made us so happy, but in doing so you’ve also shot this one down too.

Boob droop is caused by age and gravity. Two things you just can’t escape. Sorry, girls.


See: Sports Bras – The Best For Your Chest

3. Wash your bra regularly

Obviously, from a hygiene point of you, we’re totally on board with this. As myths go, it’s pretty scare-friendly and sensible.

Lexie Sachs from Good Housekeeping says, ‘washing gets rid of oils and germs that accumulate, so the more oil you’re producing, the more frequently you’ll need to launder your bra.’

Makes sense.

4. If you’ve got big boobs, you’re destined to a life of ugly bras

NOT TRUE. Just check out our edit of the best bras for bigger boobs.

We rest our case.

5. Your cup size is fixed on the letter that you wear

The size of your lovely lady lumps is just as dependent on the band size as it is the cup size, and it varies from style to style. 

Probably best to book yourself in for a professional fitting…