Let’s stop for one hot second and answer a very important question: How do you put your bra on?
Before you immediately say something trivial like, “Uhh, the normal way,” just think about it. Do you put it on and clasp it behind your back? Or do you clasp it in the front, then rotate the bra to the back? Or perhaps you hate clasping it in the back, so you get a front-closing bra. Or maybe, just maybe, you can’t be bothered to do something as trivial as clasp a bra day in and day out, so you do it once, then slide that sucker over your head and pull it into place.
See, it’s not such an easy choice. But now that you’ve taken time to figure out your preferred method, we have news for you — the way you put your bra on reveals a lot about your personality, says Patti Wood, a body language and human behavior expert and author of Snap: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma. “There are four distinct personality types — drivers, influencers, supporters, and careful correctors — who tend to have very unique ways of doing things, even small tasks,” she says. “Everything you do — and the way you do it — comes together to form a story about yourself, and there’s no reason your undergarments shouldn’t be a part of that.”
Yes, the way you put on your bra could just be a habit that you learned from your mom when you were a tween, so you’ve been doing the same thing for the last 20 years. Or it could be providing some important insight into how you like to handle yourself. So read on, my friends, and find out what your undergarments really reveal.
You Use a Back-Clasp Bra, and Clasp It in the Back
You’re a supporter, which means you like to stick to tradition and tend to follow along with what you’ve always been taught (Hey, if it ain’t broke…). So it makes sense that you aim for the back-clasp, as that’s how mom — or your girlfriends in the gym locker room — taught you how to do it. You also love being around people and getting along with them, so bra shopping is just another excuse to get the girls together for a fun day out on the town. And if anyone ever needs help choosing a sexy lingerie set or finding the perfect sports bra — you’re their gal. Not to mention you always have a safety pin on hand, just in case someone’s strap pops. #NeverTooPrepared.
You Clasp Your Bra in the Front, Then Rotate It to the Back
Hey there, influencer. You’re a woman who likes to feel appreciated, supported, and look the part that you’re presenting yourself as (businesswoman, mom, sexy wife, whatever), and your lingerie fits into that. You gravitate toward pretty, standout bras (a girl who isn’t afraid of color or making a statement), and likely have an entire drawer dedicated to different kinds of bras because hey, you never know where you’re going or what you’ll be wearing, so your outfit needs to be able to adjust as well as you do. As for the actual clasping of the bra, that’s just another way for you to make sure you look your best — there’s no way in hell you’re missing a clasp, or not taking the time to adjust those straps properly. And once you find a go-to set, you can bet there’ll be a review or shout-out on your Instagram so everyone can enjoy the lady love.
You Use a Front-Clasping Bra
As a driver, you look at life as a no-time-to-waste opportunity, so no one will find you fumbling with clasps that you can’t even see. That’s why you opt for a front-clasper — so you can efficiently get it done and move on with your day. And since you don’t like to waste time, you also make sure the clothing you invest in is of high quality (because if you have to go shopping again, you are not going to be a happy camper). When it comes time to shop for bras, there’s no time for lollygagging — this definitely isn’t an all-day event with your besties. You make smart, well-researched decisions (no “top 10” shopping choices for you popping up on Facebook), and don’t second-guess yourself. In other words, consider yourself a #boss, because you like to kick ass and take names on a daily basis.
You Clasp Your Bra Once, Then Slide It Over Your Head Each Day
Consider yourself a careful corrector, meaning you like to make sure things are done right. That’s why you tend to clasp a bra in the proper place once, then shimmy it on from there on out — you know it’s set where it’s supposed to be, and you no longer have to worry about getting it correct every single time (that’s also why you likely feel the most comfortable in a sports bra). You don’t really like attention, so when it’s time to get dressed, you scurry to the closest private area for a fitting. Which also means you’re shopping solo — you likely have a calendar notice for when it’s time to buy some new bras (according to the expert recommendations, of course), make sure you have the most accurate measurements, quietly select your subtle purchases, and package them discreetly. At the end of the day, you like to have what works, no bells and whistles required.