Useful Tips on How to Choose the Right Bra

Written by on October 26, 2012 in Lifestyle - No comments | Print this page

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As a lady, wearing the right bra is important. You can do beautiful makeup, style your hair nicely, wear the sexiest and most expensive clothes, but if you don’t have the right kind of bra, you will certainly feel that something is wrong with your look. Simply put; you won’t be satisfied with your overall look.

A bra that doesn’t fit properly or bulges due to the fact that it is oversized will spoil the look of even the sexiest or the most expensive dress in the world. On the hand, a perfect bra will not only bring out your good-looking figure, but it will also give you the support you need to feel comfortable. Such a bra will also define your waist thus making you to look slimmer and sexier. This will in turn make you to feel confident as you step out there.

Choosing the right bra, especially when you are shopping takes time and patience. However, it is worth all the effort given the way it can make you feel and look. The following tips will also come in handy.

1. Choose Your Bra Style

Bras come in many different types and styles. They include: strapless bra, t-shirt bra, nursing bra, maternity bra, maximizer bra, minimizer bra, sports bra, padded bra, full cap bra, demi cup bra, etc. So, when you are shopping for a bra, you need to be clear in your mind about what you really want. When you are selecting a bra style, you should keep in mind your need and bust size.


Some styles, such as padded bras and demi cups are designed for small busted ladies. Padded bras add volume, and enhance the figure of women will small busts. Demi cups provide small busted women with an excellent uplift for a sexy and curvy shape.

Full caps with back straps and wider shoulders, or any other smooth, plain bra styles are perfect for large busted women. Such bras contain breasts better thus providing the much needed support. They also make the bust to appear smaller for better appearance.

2. Take Measurements

Once you have chosen the bra style you want, you need to determine your bra size by taking measurements. If you are shopping for bras online, you will have to measure yourself and order a bra that corresponds to your measurements. However, things can be much easier when you are shopping for a bra in a specialized lingerie store since the sales staffs will be ready to assist you with measurements and even with the selection process.

3. Try Out the Bra

After selecting a style of your size, you should try it on to see how it fits. Check whether the bra is fitting without the need to adjust it using the extra hooks. A perfect bra should fit on the first hook. The extra hooks are there so you can adjust it as it stretches over its lifetime.

Note that, one brand that corresponds with your bra size may fit while another may not. Do not be surprised to find another bra that is way out of your breast size fitting you perfectly. It all depends with the styling by the particular manufacturer. This is the reason why it is important to try out your desired bra.

4. Test Out Your New Bra

Lastly, whenever you are shopping for bras, you should test them to see if they are best suited for you. Make sure you test the cups, shoulder straps, and so on, to feel whether they are perfectly placed. You could also wear some clothes over it, and try to walk to see how the bra makes you look. If you like it, go ahead and make the purchase.

This is a guest post.  Maria Velez is a fashion blogger who writes for fun about many topics, including bras and shapewear, while attending college.

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