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When global lingerie manufacturer Triumph conducted a survey to determine how many women were wearing the wrong sized bra around the world, the results were surprising.
The clinical study found the vast majority of women - 80 per cent to be precise - were wearing incorrectly fitted designs.
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But a decade after the study, it appears women are continuing to buy the wrong bra for their shape and it could be causing repetitive headaches - that's according to Paula Svoboda, a Sydney-based Triumph bra fitting specialist at David Jones with more than 16 years experience in the industry.
Speaking to FEMAIL, Ms Svoboda discussed the connection between ill fitting bras, chronic headaches and bad posture, and revealed the do-it-yourself home tests you can try to ensure your lingerie fits like a glove.
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'Headaches can be triggered by bras which are either too tight or too loose, but more often they are caused by looser fits,' Ms Svoboda told Daily Mail Australia.
Her claim is supported by Triumph's 2008 research, which found 70 per cent of women surveyed wore bras that were too small, while 10 per cent wore excessively large designs.
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Founded in Germany, Triumph are experts in bra support and have been fitting women for over 130 years.
Other signs your bras are incorrectly sized may be chronic back pain, repetitive neck strain and chafing under the arm if the bra rides too high.
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'Women walk with their backs slightly hunched if the bra is too loose - a proper fitting traditional bra or a cross-backed sports bra will give you better posture,' she said.
'One size D breast weighs 500 grams, so if you are a D you are carrying one kilo on your chest at all times -...
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