Everyone's Been Putting on Their Bras Wrong

We were grossly misinformed.

You might need to sit down, because what I'm about to say could change your life. Many of us—and I mean *many*—have apparently been fastening our bras the wrong way. Forever.

According to BuzzFeed (opens in new tab), more than half of women admit to clasping their bras in the front, after which they spin them around, put them over their boobs, and continue on with their lives. Less than 40% say they put it on "front-ways" before they clasp in the back. 

Turns out, that's the recommended procedure, as it requires the least amount of pulling on your bra—which extends its life. But, of course, if you can't clasp the bra in back (or you just prefer the first method), experts say that's fine, too—as long as you don't put your arms through at the same time and pull up, thus stretching the straps.

I'll just say this: As a girl with an ample bust and T-rex arms, I'll continue with my front-and-swivel method, because I'm not about to take 10 minutes to put on a GD bra thankyouverymuch. I have more important things to do.

Jessica Alba says "Whatever"

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Head on over to BuzzFeed for more info and cool diagrams (opens in new tab).

Samantha Leal is the Deputy Editor at Well+Good, where she spends most of her day thinking of new ideas across platforms, bringing on new writers, overseeing the day-to-day of the website, and working with the awesome team to produce the best stories and packages. Before W+G, she was the Senior Web Editor for Marie Claire and the Deputy Editor for Latina.com, with bylines all over the internet. Graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a minor in African history, she’s written everything from travel guides to political op-eds to wine explainers (currently enrolled in the WSET program) to celebrity profiles. Find her online pretty much everywhere @samanthajoleal.