Ah, yes. The agony of finding the right bra. Something that many women of the world face and don’t know the solution to. Why is it we’re always struggling to find the right bra? Well, not anymore ladies! In this article, let’s explore what actually affects the type of bra you wear, and what bra actually suits your boobs!
Breast size is definitely one of the main factors that affect the kind of bra you wear. Some bras have a lot of padding, while some have less padding but have more coverage. Small breasts are suitable for bras like push up bras and bras with thick padding. These bras give good cleavage and make small breasts look bigger than they actually are. These bras, however, will be uncomfortable for large breasts and will make them spill out. Plunge bras and full coverage bras are more suitable for large breasts as they help make them stand out without spillage or overexaggerating them.
Breast shape is another factor that affects the type of bra you should wear.
There are a total of 12 breast shapes: archetype, asymmetrical, athletic, bell shape, close set, conical, east west, relaxed, round, side set, slender, and teardrop. Each breast shape is unique and that also means the type of bra suitable for each breast shape is different too.
An archetype breast is considered to be a standard breast, so any type of bra is suitable for this shape. An asymmetrical breast shape would benefit from a bra with removable padding to adjust the amount of padding on each side. Balconette bras would be suitable for athletic breasts to give a fuller look and nice cleavage. Bell shaped breasts benefit greatly from full coverage or even underwire bras to get good support. Wired bras help close-set breasts keep apart so there isn’t a uniboob going on.
Conical breasts and padded bras would work well together so the conical breasts obtain a rounder shape. A t-shirt bra or moulded-cup bra will compliment an east-west bust to prevent spillage from the sides and create a gorgeous cleavage. For relaxed breasts, push up bras can help keep them lifted and create some lovely cleavage. Balconette bras will compliment round breasts as the shape fills the cup well and brings out the best in natural cleavage. Underwire bras help side-set breasts be pushed together for some gentle cleavage. Slender breasts would benefit greatly from moulded-cup bras for a better shape. Teardrop shaped breasts would go well with underwire bras as they offer the breasts good support and lovely cleavage. If you want to know more about breast shapes, you can go and watch our video: 7 Breast Shapes and The Bras That Suits Them
There is also the factor of your breasts’ needs. This includes your physical conditions, the environment you live in, and your daily activities. A person who has been through a mastectomy cannot wear normal bras as this would irritate and possibly injure the breasts. The person would need to wear a surgical bra with a zip up in the front. If you are pregnant or nursing, you cannot wear a normal bra, and increasing the cup size will not work out either. You need special maternity and nursing bras.
If you live in a hot and humid country, it would be best to wear a thin bra made out of a wicking material like nylon so you can keep cool and dry. If you live in a colder country, it would be better to wear bras with thicker padding so your breasts can keep warm. Your physical activity also affects the type of bra you should wear. If you’re the type who does high intensity sports, you are going to need a bra that has high support and is able to withstand the high intensity sport you are doing.
Different people need different types of bras. As long as you know what criteria your bust needs, you will be able to find a bra that is suitable for your bust.
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