Everything You Need to Know About Chest Binders

Everything You Need to Know About Chest Binders

Everything You Need to Know About Chest Binders

Looking for your first chest binder and don't know where to start? Or maybe you're looking to try out a new and better chest binder?

Well, you've come to the right place! Finding the right chest binder for you can be challenging, so we're here to help.

Here's everything you need to know about chest binders:

Firstly, what is a chest binder?

A chest binder is a compression garment that flattens the chest. It is often worn by transgender men, non-binary people, and genderfluid people to help them feel more comfortable in their own bodies.

How are chest binders different from sports bras?

Chest binders and sports bras are both designed to support the chest, but they have different purposes and features.

Chest binders are made of a tight, compression fabric and have specific sizing to ensure that the chest is compressed to create a flatter appearance. They provide high compression and can be uncomfortable when worn for longer periods of time.

Sports bras are designed to support the chest during physical activity. They typically have padded cups or underwire to maximize chest support and are designed to be comfortable for extended wear.

What size chest binder should I get?

It is important to note that all chest binders are made differently, and chest binder retailers may use different models of different body proportions to size their chest binders and create their size charts. Be sure to check the size chart of the chest binder retailer you are purchasing from before you buy, so that you can determine the correct size for you.

Once you have found the size chart of the chest binder retailer you are purchasing from, measure your chest circumference at its fullest point, as well as your shoulder width. Then, match your measurements as closely as possible to the size chart.

How to wear a chest binder safely?

Wearing a chest binder for too long can lead to potential health problems, such as breathing difficulties, skin irritation, and back pain. Here are some tips for safe chest binding:

  • Do not bind for more than 8 hours per day.
  • Take breaks from binding throughout the day, if possible.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Clean your binder and your skin regularly.
  • Wear the right size binder for you.
  • Stop binding if you experience any discomfort or pain.

What are the risks of chest binding?

Chest binding is a relatively safe practice when done correctly, but there are some potential risks associated with it, including:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Skin irritation
  • Back pain
  • Rib pain
  • Decreased blood flow
  • Blood clots

Where can I buy a chest binder in Australia?

There are limited chest binder retailers in Australia, and purchasing one from overseas typically means higher shipping costs and longer shipping times. This is one of the reasons we've decided to start stocking chest binders in Australia. We want to make it easier for Australians to access high-quality chest binders at a more affordable price, and with fast shipping.

Our chest binders are one of the most affordable chest binders on the market, with free shipping and AfterPay available, so you can pay in smaller installments. They are made from a soft, breathable fabric that provides comfortable compression and maximum chest flattening.

How to wash a chest binder?

  • Use a delicates bag.
  • Wash in cold water or warm water.
  • Use a gentle detergent.
  • Wash on a gentle cycle.
  • Air-dry.
  • Avoid ironing.
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