There are so many different bra styles out there, it can be a bit of a minefield when you’re looking for something that suits both you and your outfit. We’ve picked out our top 5 bra styles that we think every lingerie drawer needs and why you need them!

flirtelle alice balconette bra white

A balconette bra offers average bust coverage, boosting and lifting your breasts from the bottom. A taller centre gore aims to separate your cleavage slightly, giving a defined yet rounded shape that’s natural and comfortable.

Use it for: comfortable everyday wear
Wear it under: higher necklines

curvy kate superplunge multiway plunge bra

The Plunge Bra
Plunge bras flaunt a lower centre gore, allowing your bust to fall into the centre for a boosted cleavage that gives you a little push up without the need for excess padding! Perfect for styling under that sexy v-neck dress on date night…

Use it for: killer cleavage
Wear it under: lower necklines

curvy kate smoothie plunge t-shirt bra
Curvy Kate Smoothie Plunge

The T-Shirt Bra
Smooth, seamless cups make t-shirt bras an invisible fit under any outfit and offer a round shape. A thin lining of foam also conceals your nipples. Available in either plunge or balconette so pick what works best for your unique shape!

Use it for: getting a smooth shape
Wear it under: clingy and tight-fitting clothes

curvy kate luxe strapless bra
Curvy Kate Luxe

The Strapless Bra
Probably one of the most versatile bra styles - a strapless bra opens up a variety of wardrobe options that you may not normally go for with gravity-defying lift to hold up D+ boobs. Pick one with multi-way detachable straps for maximum versatility.

Use it for: gravity-defying lift
Wear it under: strapless, off-the-shoulder, asymmetrical necklines

flirtelle viola non wired bra
Flirtelle Viola Bralette

The Non-Wired Bra
A non-wired bra is a must-have for maximum comfort and gentle support. Generally in a full coverage design, it offers a relaxed fit and natural shape. While you might not be able to run for the bus in one, you can definitely do your household chores and pop down to the shops!

Use it for: lazy days on the sofa
Wear it under: anything!

Having a variety of bra styles in your bra-drobe means you'll be ready for any fashion situation - we hope this helps you build the perfect collection of essential styles!

LJ x

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