The great variety of bra styles available on the market covers so many personal needs. Consider your own while reading these guidelines and make sure the next bra you buy doesn’t end up in the back of a drawer.
Bras determine your posture, with all the relative consequences on your physical health and well-being. The ideal one makes you forget you are wearing it. It makes you feel comfortable both physically and psychologically in any situation.
Knowing there are countless types of lingerie out there is great, but being able to match them with different needs actually increases the chances to find the perfect one for you in the next store you are going to visit.
Here is a list of the most common bra styles and what to consider when you pick one over the other:
The demi bra
The full cup
The balcony or balconette bra
The strapless bra
The T-shirt bra
The sports bra
The maternity or nursing bra
1. The demi bra
The demi bra is the most popular since it suits all occasions and most types of breasts. However, it best suits smaller breasts that don’t need extreme support.
2. The push-up
The push-up bra adds some extra sex appeal to the silhouette by enhancing your cleavage and making your bust look at least one cup size bigger.
3. The full cup
The full cup bra offers the extra comfort and support you need in case you have a fuller bust.
4. The plunge
The plunge bra is a great choice if you want to create a sensual cleavage for low-cut tops. Lightly lined cups ensure a natural shape, with no extra volume.
5. The balcony or balconette bra
The balconette bra is the best for medium to large breasts. It is perfect for special occasions since it creates a beautiful open neckline.
6. The strapless bra
The strapless bra and bras with removable straps and silicone tape are extremely versatile and can be worn under strapless dresses and tops. Multi-way bras with convertible straps give you the necessary support even when it comes to unusual tops and dresses. The bare backless version is the only solution in case of low-back and backless tops or dresses.
7. The minimizer
The minimizer is perfect for large sizes that need firm support. Besides, it makes breasts look smaller and the silhouette slimmer.
8. The T-shirt bra
The T-shirt bra looks beautiful when worn under tight tops and sheer clothes thanks to its smooth surface which perfectly hides nipples and makes it feel light and soft.
9. The sports bra
The sports bra has a special design that makes it an excellent choice for active women who need extra support while staying cool and dry. They can be worn both while working out and lounging. The level of support you need depends on the sport you practice – make sure you get the right one.
10. The maternity or nursing bra
The maternity bra offers extra comfort thanks to its soft non-wired cups and supplementary adjusters.
Fashion changes constantly, but those garments that better meet women’s needs become timeless classics. While corsets are rarely used as undergarments nowadays, bralettes represent a stylish alternative to conventional bras. Every woman is different and the ultimate comfort is closely related to the best fit, regardless of fashion trends.
Besides bras, you can also use shapewear to shape your silhouette and get a leaner body. Starting from your body shape and personal characteristics, you can spot the areas which could benefit from such help and choose the adequate shapewear to effortlessly reshape your silhouette.
Have you already found the perfect undergarments for your body?
Do you know how to choose the bra style that best fits your breast shape?
I invite you to share your experience in the comments below and to contact me for customized advice on how to measure your bra size and how to find the best undergarments for your silhouette.
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