In this condition, it is a painful hassle to put on any tight clothing which compresses the rib and needless to say an underwire bra. Many women choose not to wear a bra to reduce the pain. However, when needed, it's best to wear something not-too-tight, in a comfortable fabric, and easy to wear and remove. Here are some tips in finding a right bra:
Bra Fabric Types
When buying a bra, look for:
something made with smooth, soft and breathable fabric like cotton, silk or satin.
Seamless bra types are ideal as they prevent edgings from pressing against the skin.
Avoid anything textured like lace, tulle or fabric with embroidery to prevent thread fiber from brushing against skin and causing pain.
Best Bra Styles for Every Size
Soft-Cup Bras: These bras offer good support for women of all sizes. Choose something with a wide shoulder straps as they won't dig into your skin like the thinner ones do. A front-closure design would also reduce the pain of putting on and removing a bra.
Sports Bras: These bras can be very comfortable and give good support for women of all sizes. Opt for something softer and with a wider stretch to prevent squeezing your ribcage.
Bralettes: For smaller sized women, a bralette might work. They are usually made with comfortable soft-cups with moderate support.
Bandeaus: Another good option for small to medium sized women, bandeaus would ensure that no wires or edges would press against the skin