Bra 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 Style for You
If you find a bra that is both the right size and the right shape then you’re definitely onto a winner!
The right type of bra should flatter your shape and enhance your silhouette, while the right back and cup size ensures that you feel comfortable and supported throughout the day. By throwing away your measuring tapes and preconceptions about the bra size that you think you should be, you’re part of the way towards boob-joy, but if you follow these size and style guides then success is guaranteed!
Different Bras for Different Occasions
With bra fitting, one size definitely does not fit all! In addition to this, one bra cannot and will not suit every occasion. Not only is it good to have a rotation of bras in your collection so that you’re not wearing the same one several days in a row and wearing out the elastic, but a good arsenal of lingerie means that you can choose the very best bra to go with your outfit of choice.
For everyday wear, a T-shirt bra is brilliant for wearing underneath (you guessed it... T-shirts and other casual tops as it smooths and rounds your boobs without showing too much. For those special occasions, a plunge bra means that your cups are less likely to show underneath a low-cut dress (remember to try on your bra with the outfit it’s intended to be worn with) and a strapless bra is a must-have to accompany that little backless number.
It goes without saying that a sports bra is a MUST for any physical activity as it gives your boobs that added level of support necessary for higher impact. In addition to this, having one black bra, one white bra and one that matches your skin tone in your collection means that you’ve got the majority of your outfits covered.
As we know, staying in is the new going out! That definitely applies to bra shopping too, and luckily at Brastop we have a whole host of tools which make the experience even easier.
On any category, you can use our size selector tool to filter only the size that you’re searching for. Likewise, it’s also possible to filter by brand, style or colour if you have something specific in mind. In general, when bra shopping online, particularly for D-K cup sizes, it’s important to view as many images as possible and to watch fitting videos for particular brands, where applicable.
Shopping with a store that stocks a variety of brands means that you can compare their sizing from the comfort of your own home. At Brastop, our supportive (no pun intended!) customer service team is on hand to answer any fitting queries that you might have.