How to Find the Perfect Bra

By Aniela M / October 5, 2008

Today we'll show you how to find the perfect bra! A bra company called Wacoal, recently did a study which showed that nearly 90 million women over the age of 18 are wearing the wrong size bra! That's a whopping 80% of women who don't know their true bra size! Here is a simple bra finder to help you find which bra truly fits you and which ones don't!

How to Find the Perfect Bra

FOR MAXIMUM SUPPORTmaximum support bra

If you have a full bust, you need a bra to help you keep it all in. You'll need one that has a larger band as well as a deeper cup. For the best fit, choose anyone of these bras:

  • Classic soft cup
  • Low-plunge convertible
  • Seamless

FOR AN EXTRA LIFTextra lift bra

If you're a little smaller, you'll most likely want a little bit of an extra lift. So you need to find a bra that offers a firm band, under-wire support, and that will push your breasts up.

  • Lace push-up
  • Fashion forms
  • Classic push-up

SPORTS BRASsports bra

If you're going to work out, it is absolutely crucial that you wear a sports bra. The most important thing to remember is that the band should be comfortable and never too tight. If should fit and feel like your regular bra.

  • Shaped and sized
  • Seamless low-impact
  • High-impact cotton

NIGHTTIME BRAmatching bra and panties

For the evening, matching your bra and panties is key. Not only is it sexy, but it also boosts your confidence. Make sure the colors match exactly or otherwise it will just look weird!

  • Longline
  • Seamless cups with removable pads
  • Plunge with adjustable straps

EXTRA PADDINGextra padding bra

If you want a little extra something, it's very important that you look at the lining. You'll need something with contour lining, which comes in all cup sizes.

  • Designed for petites
  • Strapless with padding
  • Comfortable side wire

BODY SCULPTINGbody sculpting bra

If you're worried about your mid-section being a little too bulky, find a molding bra with seams since those give you the best shape.

  • Torso trim
  • Extra support
  • Modling

ROMANTIC BRASromantic bra

For that special night, choose fun, colorful lingerie. Anything from silk to sheer, as long as it fits you, shows off your assets, and is comfortable!

  • Sheer accents
  • Silk and lance
  • Lace under-wire

So now that you've determined what kind of bra you need, all you have to do is look for one! Most store that carry a large lingerie department also offer complimentary bra fitting which is an excellent idea and something you should do before buying a bra at all. After you've been fitted, ask the salesperson to see the three different styles which are listed under your category and voila! Have you found the perfect bra yet?

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