The Right Way to Put On a Bra: The Scoop and Swoop Method

Like most ladies, I put on a bra almost every day of my life. This part of my morning had become so routine that I didn’t give it an ounce of thought—that is until I learned I’d been doing it wrong all along. I figured once you have the bra on, back clasped, and straps up, that was pretty much it. While this certainly works—I’ve been getting by just fine for all the bra-wearing years of my life—there’s a short series of steps after you have the bra on that are crucial for properly fitting the bra to your body and supporting and lifting your breasts. Intrigued?

Scroll down to learn about the game-changing scoop and swoop method.

The scoop and swoop method is a way to move your breast tissue into the cups of the bra. Why do you need to do this? When you put on a bra without doing the scoop and swoop, the bra acts more as a cover for the breasts—the breasts are unlifted and squished by the bra, and sometimes for bustier women, tissue migration can occur, where some of the breast tissue is pushed into the armpits.

Doing the scoop and swoop improves overall bra fit because it positions your underwire and bra cups to properly lift and support your breasts. The result is an enhanced bust (yes, perkier breasts that look fuller and shapelier, as I can attest) and smoothed armpit bulges. The technique works for women of all breast sizes, from an A cup up.

Learn how to do the steps below!

Stella McCartney Ava Dancing Underwire Bra ($140)

Will you try the scoop and swoop method? Have you been doing it all along but just now know the name? Let us know in the comments below!