Help! My Breasts are Overflowing Out of My Bra. Can I Stop it?

Ladies, we’ve all been there before; you get ready for the day in your favorite top, but the moment you look into the mirror, you see the dreaded bulge over the top of your bra cup. 

Bra spillage is a common problem, and finding the right top can be a task when every bra seems to squeeze your girls right out of it.  Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be a problem. With the right tips and the right fit, you can avoid overflowing.

Help! My Breasts are Overflowing Out of My Bra. Can I Stop it?

Why do I fall out of my Bra?

Regardless of size, bra spillage is a widespread issue. From basic fit to the wrong type of bra, there are plenty of reasons why your breasts are peeking out. Before you toss your tees and tops, here are five different things that can affect how your bra fits and how you can fix them.

1. Choosing the Right Cup Size

The most obvious issue when it comes to bra overflow is cup size—the cup size of your bra matters.  If the cup is too small for your breast, you will experience spillage. 

Of course, you don’t want just to guess your cup size. Going too big in the cup can have the opposite problem, leaving you with gaps instead of spills.

The easiest way to solve this issue is to get a bra fitting. You can head to a shop or do-it-yourself at home with a measuring tape, but sometimes it makes a difference when a professional does it. 

When it comes to fit, the cup of your bra should fit comfortably around your breast with even lines. If you can see the extra bulge before you put on your shirt, it means your cup may be too small. However, when it comes to fitting your bra, your cup might not be the only problem.

2. Bands are too snug!

In addition to your cup, if your band is squeezing your back, chances are, it’s doing the same to the front. Band size is incredibly important for fit and basic support. The adjustable loops on the back of your bra are for more than just show.

If you have your bra looped at the very last string or on the very first, you may need to adjust. Simply loosening the band might fix your problem! However, if you are stretched to the last loop, you may need to get resized.

It’s important to note that adjusting the straps on your shoulders won’t really help with cup spillage. They offer extra support, but if the cup and strap don’t fit, adjusting the shoulder straps won’t provide much help either. A proper bra fitting is a way to go here. A measuring can give you a good idea of your cup size and your bandwidth. Once you know your size, you’ll be kicking yourself for not doing it sooner.

Bands are too snug!

3. It might be the bra style.

Okay, so you have your fitting, and your bra should fit perfectly, but for some reason, you still see your girls peeking out of your bra through your t-shirt. 

Your bra might be the culprit. Certain bra types are notorious for causing overflow, especially push up bras, demi cups, or strapless. 

These bra types are designed to push the girls up, or, in the case of the demi-cup, don’t have a full cup.

That’s not saying you can’t wear one of these bras. If you don’t want your breasts to spill out, but you still want these bras, fit is everything.  Knowing these bras are shaped differently can nip the problem in the bud. If you like these style bras, try on a few different types to see which one matches you best. 

4. Know your girls!

To get the right fit in any bra, it’s best if you know yourself. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and we know our bodies better than anyone else. One bra that is perfect for your friend may not be the best fit for you.  Get an idea of your breast shape. Are you athletic? Have a small frame? Are your breasts longer, or more relaxed? 

The joy of being a woman is that your breasts will change over time. Something that fits perfectly in your 20s may not when you’ve hit your forties; plus, many factors change our bodies over time that can affect your girls. The best thing you can do is getting a fitting every so often to keep up with all the changes life has in store. And on that note...

5. Your bra may be old. 

Bodies change over time, and bras don’t last forever. Sometimes after they’ve taken a beating from us, bras can change their shape. 

You may be having spillage because your bra is just on its way out. If a bra that once worked perfectly for you is no longer performing well, it may just be time to replace it. 

Your bra may be old.

Getting the Right Fit

When it comes down to beating the bra bulge, you have some options. The best way to rid yourself of spillage is to find the right fit for you. Take your measurements, check the sizing, and give your girls the gift of a bra that fits.