Bra and Lingerie
Buying Guide

It’s a bit of a cliché to say that 80% of women are wearing the wrong sized bra, but in our years of experience, it’s really true! Indeed, wearing the wrong bra style or cup style can definitely stand between you and bra-bliss.

Thankfully, as part of our series of buying guides, this section will point you in the right direction during the bra-purchasing process and with Brastop’s help you’ll be united with your perfect new lingerie in no time!

Know Your Size and the Best Bra Style for You

Finding a bra that’s not only the right size but the right shape for you too can be tricky – but we’re here to help! Throw away the measuring tape and any preconceptions you have about what bra size you think you should be, and follow our tips and tricks to find your perfect new lingerie.

The right bra should be comfortable and supportive to keep your bust in place throughout the day without having to readjust yourself every few minutes. Your lingerie is the foundation to any outfit so getting it right is key!


Different Bras for Different Occasions

When it comes to bra fitting, one size definitely does not fit all! There are also different shapes and styles of bra to suit different occasions. We recommend having a rotation of bras in your collection not only so you avoid wearing the same bra several days in a row, but also so you have a range of bra styles to choose from to suit your outfit choice.

Everyday wear calls for a T-shirt bra to give a smooth, seamless shape under clothes without showing too much, or side support bras to give a streamlined silhouette and a projected shape. Got a low v-neck outfit for a special occasion? Opt for a plunge bra – designed to sit low and not show under more open necklines. And for those super tricky necklines and sleeveless numbers, make sure you’ve got a multi-way or strapless bra in your arsenal too.

We think it goes without saying that for any physical activity you MUST have a sports bra! They are designed to give an increased level of support to minimise bounce and ensure your breasts stay secure to prevent damage to the ligaments.

It’s not just style you need to think about though, consider colours too! We recommend having one black bra, one white bra, and one that matches your skin tone so you can be covered for all outfit possibilities. Top tip: did you know red bras can work under white tops? Find out more here!

Shopping for Bras Online

Online shopping brings a world of convenience, but we know bra shopping can be difficult at the best of times. That’s why here at Brastop we’ve got all the tools, tips and tricks you need to make bra shopping online a breeze!

Start by taking our free and quick bra fit quiz if you’re unsure of your size – no measuring tapes needed. Just pop on your current best fitting bra (even if it’s not very well fitting at all) and answer the questions about how it fits and feels. Make note of your new size, and get ready to shop!

Use our clever product filters to select your size so you can view all items available, saving you the hassle of clicking on a product only to see it isn’t in stock in your size! You can narrow your search down even further into brand, style, colour and price range, making it even easier to find your perfect bra.

We show as many photos as possible of each bra we stock, and where available we include videos and fit tips to help you determine what will work best for you. Because bra sizing can vary between brands, we also offer fuss-free returns so you can try things on in the comfort of your own home – without harsh fitting room lights – and compare different styles or brands to see what you like best. Our supportive (pun intended!) customer service team are on hand to answer any queries you might have.


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