So it turns out that we ladies have been wearing our bras wrong this whole time. Just another thing that we women can't do right! Look, I put my bra on like everyone else—one leg at a time. But a refresher course never hurt anyone, and this bra info seems to be useful to some women, so I'm going to go ahead and share it.
This isn't one of those "you're buying the wrong size bra band or cup" kinds of tutorials, it's about how you actually put your bra on.
Twitter user @MsPackyetti tweeted a picture of a bra tag with "How to put on a bra" written at the top. What follows are easy, step-by-step instructions. First, take the bra off your head, that's not even close to correct. According to the tag, you start by wearing your bra on the loosest hook (so you don't stretch out the band too much). And you should definitely stop using your bra to tie things to the roof of your car; that's probably stretching the material, too.
For those of you that have trouble finding those tiny hooks behind you, I think it's safe to say that it's all right to hook your bra band in front and then turn the bra around. That's right, the hooks do go in back.
Next, you should "gather each breast into the cups." Ohhh, so the boobs go INTO the cups? Well, shit. This is news. I've been using the cups to hold my snacks and car keys. But now I know to make sure those bad boys are safe and snug in their cups, not caught under the bra band or making a quick trip to the corner store.
Lastly, tighten the straps every other month. How tight? It doesn't say, but I'm guessing tight enough that the shoulder straps stay up, but not so tight you cut off blood circulation to your arms.
A lot of people on Twitter responded to @MsPackyetti's tweet saying that they, too, had been putting on their bras wrong.
That's it, ladies! You are now successfully wearing your bra! YOU DID IT! Now your boobs will be supported correctly all day, and all that's left to do is think ahead longingly to the end of the day, when you can take the damn thing off. Sorry, no specific instructions on that one, but just do your best.
Get ready for your new life of DOING THINGS RIGHT.