Whilst watching BBC One’s The Voice last night, I got quite annoyed with Rita Ora & how she was wearing her bra incorrectly. I know, I should have been relaxing and enjoying the show. But, surely, Rita should be one of our Bra Ambassadors in the UK, with that fabulous figure she’s got to show off, under that lovely sheer top she wore?

Rita Ora in The Voice

Rita Ora in The Voice 14th Feb 2015

You can see from this image, Rita’s shoulders are rounded forward. This will affect her posture, and may cause neck and back ache, over time, if not addressed. The bra band is also “riding high”, indicating the band is too big for her small frame. A way of addressing this is to release the shoulder straps, and pull the bra band down to the smallest part of her back. It’s likely the band will need to be tightened to its tightest setting. It may become even more obvious at this stage that the bra band is too big for her.


I was itching to get into my TV and adjust the bra correctly for her! It would have made such a difference to her shape and posture. But that’s impossible isn’t it? 😉

backview of bra

Backview of bra

Here’s an image to help you visualise how your own bra should sit in the smallest part of your back. If it’s not in the smallest part of your back, loosen the shoulder straps off and pull it down. Make sure you do the band up so it’s firm around your ribcage, as this is where you get the support from to lift your breasts.

An excellent case study, Rita, thank you. But please – check you are wearing you bra correctly before you go out next time, and you’ll look even more fabulous 🙂

If any of you need help or advice from one of our Bra Lady team, please contact us and we’ll be pleased to help you.