Finding a bra is not all about what looks good, you also have to choose a type of bra that makes the best of your breast size, shape and level of perkiness. You shop for clothes that flatter your body, so why not shop for bras that flatter your breasts?
The prettiest bra in the world might look good on the rack and look horrible on you. The key is to blend beauty with function by selecting the right kind of bra for your breast type.
Determining Your Breast Type
Just as no two women look the same, no two sets of breasts look the same. We all have our own characteristics and traits that make us unique. Some characteristics are more desirable than others such as perkiness, which is why it’s important to choose a bra that supports you where you need it. However, before you can find the perfect bra, you have to understand your breast type.
- Saggy Breasts – Saggy breasts are usually on the large side, but anyone – regardless of size – can have saggy breasts. Saggy breasts occur when the ligaments and supportive tissues around the breast break down, resulting in U-shaped or elongated breasts. Sagging breasts may also appear to have excess or loose skin.
- Large Breasts – If you are larger than a C-cup, you have large breasts. Large breasts require greater support and don’t fit nicely into every type of bra.
- Small Breasts – Small breasts include all A-cup sizes and some small B-cup breasts. Small breast require enhancing or plumping to make them look larger.
- Wide-Set Breasts – Wide-set breasts feature a lot of chest between the peaks. Many women with this breast type like to wear bras that make their breasts appear closer together.
Breast Enhancing Bras
With more than 20 types of bras available, there’s a perfect bra for every breast. Let’s take a moment to talk about the above breast types and the bras that bring out the best in them.
Saggy breasts require extra support. The best bra for saggy breasts is the full-cup bra. Full-cup bras feature a cup that covers the entire breast, lending it shape and support. Full-cup bras are available with or without an underwire. However, underwire bras are preferable in the case of uneven breasts. Sports bras are also a great option as they give full support while eliminating bouncing, which can further break down supportive breast tissue, resulting in more sagging. Many women with saggy breasts also opt to use a breast-firming cream such as Brestrogen to plump and firm sagging skin.
For large breasts, you need a bra that covers. Avoid half-cup bras, push-up bras and padded bras as these cause a lumpy and uneven appearance. Always choose bras with full-cup coverage. You may also choose to make your breasts appear smaller by wearing a sports bra, minimizer bra or soft-cup bra. If you want to make your breasts look perkier, you can wear an underwire bra as well.
Wear push-up bras and padded bras to make small breasts look larger. Half-cup or demi-bras also plump up the petites. Avoid full-cup bras and sports bras as these flatten breasts. For wide-set breasts, choose a push-up bra. Push-up bras squeeze breasts closer together while simultaneously lifting them up.
Wearing the right bra is as important as choosing the right outfit or wearing the right shade of lipstick – maybe even more so. In order to look your best, your bust needs a firm foundation. Give your breasts the support they need and they will never drag you down.