The Best Bra Types For All Bodies

by | Jan 19, 2021 | SEXUALITY, WOMENS HEALTH

A woman searches to find the right bra types for her.

When we talk about bras, the concept of universality barely comes to mind, especially since some bras are designed to suit other body types better than others. There are numerous bras to choose from. Let us count the ways:

  • Sports bras
  • Demi bras
  • Shirt bras
  • Strapless bras
  • Wireless bras
  • Padded bras
  • Convertible bras
  • Push-Up bras
  • Demi bras
  • Nursing bras
  • Underwire bra

The list of options is seemingly endless. But is there a right bra for all body types? Apparently, there is. Instead of pouring over what is “for you,” let’s take a look at some of the universal bra types that will boost your confidence in and out of the bedroom.

5 Bra Types For All Bodies

Embracing our inner sexy has a lot to do with attitude, and the right bra can help achieve that. Here are some staples you should own in your closet.

The Plunge Bra

This sexy, slightly revealing bra type provides a beautiful silhouette. Plunge bras usually extend to the strap allowing better coverage while smoothing your breast’s shape. Here are some of the benefits of wearing a plunge bra:

  • It is excellent for tops with low cut necklines. This bra stays hidden and secure, boosting your confidence further by keeping your “girls” secure.
  • It is designed to be comfortable in your skin. This is why it’s perfect for wardrobes with normal necklines as well.
  • It helps smooth and shape breasts. Have you ever pushed your breasts together? That’s what a plunge bra does! It gives you great form without sacrificing support.

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The Bralette

These subtle yet sexy bra types are perfect for everyday wear. Here are some of the benefits of wearing a bralette:

  • Bralettes have a stylish and sexy design. Bralettes usually come with style and design, making them fun accessories underneath loose tops.
  • It is comfortable to wear. Bralettes that are long-lined and wireless come with wide and snug bands that compensate for the underwire. In effect, they become easy to wear, perfect for busy days.
  • Bralettes come in different types. You can be playful with your choice of bralette as well. Some are laced, and others have a sporty feel to them.

The Contour Bra

If you love to wear shirts and thin blouses, a contour bra gives your breasts excellent shape and structure. Here are some of the benefits of wearing a contour bra:

  • The cups of a contour bra have a defined shape. This shape provides a smoothed out appearance for your breasts when you’re wearing thin tops.
  • It “contours” with your natural shape. This bra type is designed to follow your breast’s natural contour. The right fitted contour bra adds definition to your breasts, which is why it is a universally loved bra.
  • It is suitable for different outfits. It’s no surprise why some women choose a contour bra for daily wear. It’s flattering, provides extra support for large breasts, and gives you a streamlined look for your tops and dresses.

The Push Up Bra

Although push-ups gained some negative feedback because of how they give breasts an unrealistic appearance, part of the inclusivity in choosing bras is in embracing women’s preferences. The padding on the bottom helps give sloped breasts a rounded shape. Here are some benefits to wearing a push-up bra:

  • It gives your breasts an instant lift.
  • It provides excellent support. The underwire and the padding in this type of bra give your breasts excellent support.
  • It helps enhance your figure by defining your waist and chest area. In other words, it provides a flattering silhouette.

The Balconette Bra

This bra looks like a demi, providing you excellent coverage while giving your breasts a natural boost. This is especially great for women who have a sloping breast shape. Here are some benefits of a balconette bra:

  • Balconette bras provide gentle cleavage enhancement. For women who prefer a subtle lift, the balconette bra is a good way to go.
  • It gives your breasts a contoured shape. Since this type covers three-fourths of your breasts, they give a natural contour while providing support.

Tips For Choosing The Right Bra Types for Your Body

Now that you’re ready with universal bra types, let’s look at some tips for choosing the right bra.

Always Get The Right Fit.

If possible, it is a good start to get professionally fitted. Some brands have sizing charts that may not apply to others.

So, unless you’re shopping online, it’s best to get professional assistance. If you’re doing it yourself, note these three things:

  1. Measure your band size – You can do this by measuring the part where the base of the bra should be.
  2. Ensure you get the right cup size – Wrap a measuring tape around your bust, in line with your nipples and subtract this number from the band size. The result corresponds to a specific cup size, which you should check with the brand.
  3. Choose a comfortable cut – Not everyone feels good in a bralette, and not everyone dislikes a pushup. Make sure you choose the right cut based on preference, functionality, and design.

Change Your Bra When Needed

Our breasts change as we age and as we gain or lose weight.

When this happens, you should start shopping for a bra to prevent discomfort.

Tip: Avoid getting fitted during your period since your breasts are tender and swollen.

Care For Your Bra

It takes time to care for a bra.

They should be hand washed and hung to dry because of their delicate material.

Choose A Bra That You Love

We may be tempted to go out of our way sometimes when we choose a bra by choosing one that looks stylish and fashionable for someone else. Although that is completely fine, you should think of yourself first. Our intimates are called that way because they are intimately meant for you.


Now that you know the bras perfect for all breast type and body shape, you can add some to your wardrobe with ease, assured it would be better than a good fit: It’s inclusive, and it’s universal.

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Harriet Jenkins, Lembrassa Lingerie Connoisseur



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