Picking the perfect bra is no easy task. Not only does it need to fit well and be designed well, but it should also sit discreetly underneath your clothes. This can feel especially challenging when your wardrobe includes everything from strappy dresses and white shirts to sportswear and backless tops.
Unfortunately, no one bra will suit your entire clothing collection. But, since the right bra can make the difference between an outfit that works and an outfit that doesn’t, it’s worth persevering. Luckily, we’re here to lend a helping hand with our guide to the best bras for every outfit. Worrying about your lingerie will be a thing of the past!
The Everyday Hero Bra
Every underwear drawer needs at least one lifesaving, wear-with-anything, comfortable bra. Enter the T-shirt bra! Often overlooked in favour of new and exciting designs, you’ll be surprised at how versatile a T-shirt bra can be.
With supportive cups that hold their shape, T-shirt bras come in a variety of full coverage, plunge and strapless styles, making them an all-round lingerie hero. Whether you’re wearing tops, jumpsuits, dresses or jumpers, this bra will stay secure all day long.
Plus, with so many patterns, prints and colours to choose from, your T-shirt bra doesn’t have to be a boring choice!
The On-Trend Bra
Once upon a time, the most in-demand bra you could own was a plunge bra. Now, it’s all about the bralette. Super-soft and unstructured, bralettes are famous for their flattering, fashionable and relaxed vibe – something that keeps them in-tune with this season’s loungewear trends.
Whether you opt for lace bralettes, longline bralettes or matching lingerie sets, this style is comfy enough to be worn every day of the week. In fact, bralettes are now many women’s number one choice.
Even so, women with larger busts might want to pick underwired designs for extra support.
The Sporty (& Not So Sporty) Bra
Just like a pair of good-quality trainers are key to a productive workout, as is a sports bra. If you’re planning on kick-starting your fitness regime for the spring and summer, now’s a brilliant time to invest.
Most sports bras are split into low, medium and high impact designs. While low impact sports bras are ideal for yoga and Pilates, you should upgrade to medium or high impact designs if you’re a fan of HIIT and running.
Fortunately, Athleisure clothing is now a fashion favourite for both inside and outside the gym, so your sports bra can be doubled up as a day-to-day bra as well.
The Problem-Solving Bra
Letting you wear difficult dresses and tops with ease, multiway and strapless bras are great problem-solving options. Alongside picking nude lingerie for maximum versatility, spend some time ensuring that the band of your bra fits securely to keep you comfy while you’re out and about.
The New Mum Nursing Bra
The checklist for new mums can feel overwhelming. As well as sourcing baby clothes and newborn essentials, you also need to update your post-pregnancy wardrobe. With this in mind, a nursing bra should be at the top of your to-buy list.
Letting you and your baby enjoy a fuss-free feeding experience, nursing bras are specially designed with wider straps, removable cups and multiple hook and eye options for comfort and support.
How To Take Care Of Your Bra
Whether it’s lace, cotton, satin or silk, bras tend to be made from delicate fabrics. For this reason, it’s crucial that you properly care for your underwear to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Lengthening the life of your lingerie also helps make your bras an environmentally friendly investment.