Apparently, breasts are not created equally, some are small, others are apple shaped. Since each of us has a unique breast shape, it makes the entire process of shopping for a bra, even more difficult.

But, if you have ever been professionally fitted for a bra, then you will agree that the right bra doesn’t only feel comfortable but you will look slimmer and sleeker. But, just because you finally know your exact cup and band size doesn’t mean you are wearing the best style of bra for your body type.

Before you get professionally fitted, you need to understand the differences between the wide varieties of bras out there and which one style is meant for you.

Push-up Bra

Push-up Bra
Store: soma.com

The push-up bra gives you a little added lift and volume, at the same time it will make your breasts look more symmetrical as they will sit closer together. Many styles come with a removable “cutout”, so you can use this bra even on days when you don’t want your breasts to be the center of attention.

This bra style is best suited for women with a smaller chest or those with abnormal sized breasts. But even E-cup woman feel that their girls need a little push-up occasionally. Just make sure the underwire fits snugly right under your breast line.

Strapless Bra

Strapless-Bra
Store: forever21.com

Finding a strapless bra that actually stays in place can be tricky business but a necessary evil for pulling off that strapless summer dress or gown. Basically, you are trying to use a Band-Aid to hold your girls in place. Avoid looking for convertible styles, as they will adjust to your body when you use with straps.

The key to mastering a strapless bra is always, and we stress, always going on getting a smaller band size. For example if you are 38-C then get a 36-C bra instead.

Invisible Bras

Invisible Bras
Store: fashionnova.com

Often referred to as a stick-on or an invisible bra. Stick-on bras have come a long way in the last decade, basically evolving from a glorified piece of masking tape to modern, functional silicone cups that adhere to your skin and stay intact, no matter how much you move around.

This bra style is best suited for smaller chested women but you can find powerful adhesive cups from A to E sizes. Just remember they are designed to give you nipple coverage but not the support you have come to expect from your regular bra.

Sports Bra

Sports Bra
Store: adidas.com

Honestly, there is no secret formula for choosing a sports bra and it is suitable for all chest sizes. But there are certain elements to look for while working out, such as the strap size, cups and the band.

You want the bra to give your girls enough support so they don’t bounce around too much but at the same time you don’t want them to suffocate under there. Most sports bras are designed for the type of activity you will be performing so choose the best one for your needs.

Summer Bra

Summer-Bra
Store: annetteonline.com

The summer bra can either be a backless bra, convertible strapless bra or even a halter-top bra and are a must-have for our summer dresses and styles. They can be adapted to show off your tanned back without an unstylish bra strap destroying your look.

Half-size bra

Half-size-bra
Store: shopstyle.co.uk

Recently, more and more bra manufactures are creating half-size cup sizes to help you find your exact cup size. If you find that you can’t find the exact cup size, then maybe you need to look at a half size bra.

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