Nearly 80% of women wear the wrong size bra according to a 2008 survey. If you’re confused about size, imagine how confusing it is to learn what shape, support, and safety you need in a bra. Bras are made for support and fashion but some are more appropriate than others depending on your breast size, outfit, and concern for your health.
Bright Side has made this list to help you make the best choice when buying a bra according to what you’re looking for.
These kinds of bras are safe:
1. Full-support bras for fuller, larger breasts
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We recommend this bra for daily, comfortable use. It’s one of the top regular bras because it covers the whole breast, holds them in a nice natural shape, and gives them extra support at all times.
2. Front-closure bras
If you’re a little bored of the everyday bra, try using a front-closure bra. It can be just as comfortable as the others but it has a different fastening mechanism located between the breasts that can allow you to ditch your routine and shake things up a bit.
3. Sports bras
Breast movement during exercise can cause discomfort and tenderness because breasts are not used to such high-intensity movement. That’s why we recommend wearing a sports bra when working out. Remember to get a second measurement for this since your size may vary from your regular bra.
4. Racerback bras for a more fashionable look
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If you’re looking for something more trendy, go for a racerback bra. The shoulder straps create a V-neck shape and close behind your neck, keeping the straps in place. They can even be worn by ladies with big breasts because these bras hold them in place and stop movement in the chest area.
5. Push-up bras
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Push-up bras come with a thick padding inside the cups that closes the space between your breasts and pushes them upward, giving you a more voluminous look. They also have an underwire that presses firmly to your body like many other types of bras. But don’t worry, contrary to popular belief, an underwire is harmless.
6. A minimizer bra to take control over your breasts
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If you want to give the illusion of a slimmer chest you can do it easily with this type of bra. It hugs your breasts while giving them extra support. This minimizes your breasts’ volume making you feel more secure, supported, and in great shape.
7. Strapless bras
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Nothing says “messy outfit” more than bra straps that show with a strapless outfit. This type of bra comes with an underwire and lower band to give your breasts support. The cups, usually padded, are sewn very close together so that they too work on supporting your breasts. This type of bra is better for small and medium size breasts.
8. Bullet bras for a vintage look
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The Bullet Bra was popularized in the ‘40s. It gives your breasts the shape of a cone like the ones we see in Marilyn Monroe’s photos. It gives high support and extended coverage so it’s perfect for a girl with big boobs. It’s a must if you like the vintage style or are going to a themed party.