Occasionally, I find that a bra is a bit too tight, even though it should fit. The answer? Old-fashioned bra extenders! They are strips that you hook onto the back of the bra that give you more "eyes" to fasten the bra with. I found mine at a thrift store, and because they were 4 hook ones, I just cut them in two, creating twice as many.
They usually are white cotton, but you can tint them to match your bra: tea for beige bras. I tinted my extender pink for my pink bra using a pink highlighter. I then spread out the tint by applying water. Voila! It almost matches. The extenders are available on the net for $6 or so.
Source: Me, although I think my mother had some way back when.
By pam munro from Los Angeles, CA
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By Julia in UK
I never, ever thought of that! Thanks for the suggestion! I too hate how much they cost, and any tips that help are always great.
I get all my bras at Kohl's on the reduced rack. I've never paid more than $10.00 for a name brand bra. I have a Kohl's account so I usually have a coupon which brings the price down. I will never pay full price for a bra that's retailing for $50 and some even more than that.