A question that we get asked a lot is 'how many bras should I own?' The easy answer... as many as you can afford! However if you have a limited budget, then we do have some tips on different styles that we recommend every woman should own.

First of all, there are a few things to take into consideration, take into account your fashion and lifestyle needs - do you wear a suit to work? Do you wear a uniform? Do you mainly wear t-shirts and other casual clothes most days? Once you have determined your lifestyle needs, you can narrow down this list to exactly how many bras you should need.

curvy kate daily dreamCurvy Kate Daily Dream - RRP £29

Everyday Bras

We can wear our bras anywhere between 8 to 18 hours per day - that's a lot of strain on the elastic within our bras! You should give your bras a day or two between wears, to allow the elastic to relax back into its natural state. We think that 3 everyday bras is the minimum amount so you can rotate between them, allowing them to rest in between wears. Find which everyday style works for you, whether that be a moulded t-shirt bra or non-padded bras.

curvy kate luxe strapless braCurvy Kate Luxe Strapless Bra - Available in 4 colours, RRP £35

Multiway/Strapless Bras

In summer thin, strappy tops and dresses are our go-to favourites and a strapless bra really helps to give the full effect of those dainty little tops that we love. Also, with the incredible technology that is out there now, strapless bras are an absolute dream to wear for us fuller busted ladies! Think about your lifestyle, do you wear a lot of clothes that require a strapless bra? If so, then you many need 2 of them, 1 nude and 1 back. If not, then choose the shade that you would wear the most and stick with that!

panache ultimate sports bra blackPanache Wired Sports Bra Black - RRP £42

Sports Bras

The number of Sports Bras you need really determines how much exercise you do. If you work out 3 times a week then you only need one, however if you work out 5 times a week, then you may need 2 or 3, take into account how much laundry you do per week, this should help you determine exactly how many you need!

scantilly unzipped sheer plunge braScantilly by Curvy Kate Unzipped Plunge Bra - RRP £40

Evening Bras

Evening bras can be sheer, lacy, strappy - whetaver you fancy - and this is really determined by your lifestyle. We think that everyone should own at least one sexy lingerie set that makes them feel amazing. However if you're a bit of a social butterfly then you may need a few more evening bras to tie into your way of life!

So, that's a minimum of 6 bras that we recommend as must-haves in every lingerie drawer. One more thing to take into consideration is how often you wash your bras. If you don't have time to be washing a couple of times a week, then you may want to buy duplicates of some of your favourites, such as your everyday bras!

Luckily for you, Brastop is always up to 70% off, making it nice and easy for you to own as many bras as your heart desires!

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