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17 Wondrous Things That Will Make Life With Boobs Easier

'Cause your body's too boobylicious for 'em, babe.

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4. Know your underwires.

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For all the conversation around finding the right bra size, there's surprisingly little out there about how underwire shapes vary across brands. Educate yourself on underwires here, and abolish armpit-poking for good.

5. Wash before wearing...

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Unless you're buying a new bra just so you have a clean one to wear immediately, you should give it a wash — or three — to soften it up ahead of time and avoid rubbing. Simple, but important.

6. ...which you can do with durable bra-washing bags...

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Hand-washing bras? Ain't nobody got time for that! You should never put a bra in the dryer — but for the wash cycle, you can cheat with tough bags that guard against snagging and bending. Grab a set of three ($9.97) here.

8. Save your shoulders with bra strap pads...

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These smart silicone pads are the solution to those uncomfortable red marks left by your over-the-shoulder boulder holder. Get a pair ($12) here.

9. ...and keep your straps from slipping with this lifesaving holder.

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No more having to pull up your straps while you're biking, washing dishes, making pottery...or whatever it is you do that really requires both hands. Find a set of four holders ($7.99) here.

10. Cover exposed underwires with this quick fix...

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If you're tired of getting impaled by rogue underwires, moleskin makes for a great temporary repair. Learn more about patching up and avoiding underwire injury here, and grab a roll of moleskin ($5.99) here.

11. ...and cover exposed high beams with nipple pasties.

If you want to play down your natural perk without the padding, these sticky petals will keep you pointedly not-pointy. Get them ($15.99 for three pairs) here.

12. Adjust your straps and band frequently.

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Your bra can only do so much if it's not adjusted correctly, and since bust size fluctuates often (with your menstrual cycle and other events), you'll want to double-check your straps every time you put it on. Oh, and always fasten a new bra on the loosest hooks so you can tighten it as it stretches out.

13. Skip the pinch with a pack of bra extenders.

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We'd all like to be able to get new bras every time we go up a band size, but that's not always a reality. In the meantime, bra extenders can give you just that little bit of length. Get a pack of two-hook extenders ($6.99) here, and three-hook extenders ($5.94) here.

15. Get a racerback real quick with these converters...

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If you can't find an actual racerback bra you like, these converters can make your standard bra a no-show under tank tops. You could do the same thing with a paperclip, but you're an adult: Leave the office supplies in the office, and get the actual converters ($5.99) here.

16. ...and wear this extender with a low-back dress.

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Think you can't wear low-cut dresses and tops? Think again. This magical converter loops around your waist to prevent a look-ruining bra interruption. Find one for yourself ($10) here.

17. Give each of your bras a rest by alternating daily.

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You probably have that one bra you love the best, but sadly, wearing the same bra two days in a row is a surprisingly bad idea. Repeated wear won't give your bra's elastic time to bounce back, and pressure on the same points day after day will get uncomfortable — so always be sure to switch it up.

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