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7 Best Bra Styles to Shop, According to Your Body Type

Because you deserve the best fit and support.
7 Best Bra Styles to Shop, According to Your Body Type
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Because you deserve the best fit and support.

There’s no denying the right undergarments can make or break an outfit. Picking the right underwear or shapewear is necessary depending on the cut of your top, skirt, trousers, and dress. Should you go strapless? Is nipple tape a better option? Is a T-shirt bra better than a push-up bra for this dress? We’re sure you’ve encountered these questions while dressing up! But sometimes we might not be picking the best bra style for what you want to flaunt. 

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OG hubadera blogger Rumi Neely knows the value of the right bra style to level up even a basic 'fit. 

When shopping for a new bra, it's totally understandable to get overwhelmed by the available options (think of multiway bras, cage bras, halter bras, stick-on bras—you know the list goes on). Plus, the process of selecting the right bra becomes more complicated with another question: "Are you buying the right style for your body type?" 

Before hitting that checkout button, keep in mind that looking for the best style will not only make your blouses or tops look better on the outside but will also feel more comfortable on the inside. Take note that there are different cup shapes and styles designed for every bust as well.

We've rounded up seven bra styles to help you feel like your best self:

Full Coverage Bra

Plus-size ladies, if you want full support without the commitment of underwired bras, take a look at this one from ImPerfect. It comes in sizes ranging from Small to XXXL. This bra is designed to make sure you are fully covered and supported. It also has oversized bands to smooth your sides and prevent uncomfortable bulging in the underarm area.

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Venus Always Bra Plus+, P1200, IMPERFECT, imperfect.ph

Some women find that full coverage styles are comfortable and ideal for everyday wear. This style is also great for those who want to avoid showing much skin. 

Balconette Bra

Balconette bras, also known as "demi bras," are ideal for boob shapes where the breast tissue falls below nipple height.

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The Bride (left) and The Widow (right), P700 each, both from LOVELACE INTIMATES, instagram.com/lovelace.intimates

If you want something a little more sexy in your everyday closet, Lovelace Intimates’ lace balconette is the way to go. This bandeau-like bra provides adequate coverage as well as a nice, natural-looking lift and even out the weight distribution so your cleavage looks fuller.

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Bralette

Lacy, stylish, and super comfy, the bralette has become more of a staple than anything else. Ideal for those with smaller chests as they tend to have a compact shape where the breast tissue sits wider and closer to the body. We suggest you might want to look for styles that are more likely to sit seamlessly against your skin. 

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Eva Bralette, P750, INTIMATE ROOM, instagram.com/intimateroom

The Eva Bralette from Intimate Room is easy and breezy, yet can help pull your breasts up and together. It features a soft floral lace detail—perfect to wear as your everyday lingerie.

Push-Up Bra

If your bust-shape is succumbing to gravity due to breastfeeding and age, don’t fret because that’s completely normal. But if you want something that can perk up your décolletage, we’d recommend push-up bras. They are designed to lift your breast so they look fuller and rounder. This style lifts your breasts upward and into the center of the chest. The sturdy straps are also great for extra support and lift.

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Seamless Push Up Bra, P1395, WACOAL PH, wacoal.ph

Wireless Bra

If you’ve got a full and pronounced cup, you will get the most out of the wireless bra. This style can provide the same great benefits as wired bras, minus the underwire digging into your skin. They are lightweight yet can provide support and form. But think of them as enhancing instead of changing your natural form dramatically. Plus, they look amazing under tricky tops.

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Women Wireless Bra, P990, UNIQLO, uniqlo.com

Contour Bra

For those with a larger cup size, your boobs tend to stick out in the front. Picking the wrong bra may lead to squishing and constricting your breasts by the underwire. To avoid this, we’d recommend seeking out styles with deeper cups to accomodate more breast volume.

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Everyday Mesh Contour Bra, P999, COTTON ON , zalora.com.ph

The contour bra is ideal for women who want a natural lift without padding on an extra cup size. This style has a unified layer of padding and it is the same throughout the cup, making it seamless even under a slip dress.

Plunge Bra

While this one can be suitable for all body types, the plunge bra is perfect for asymmetrical breasts as well. Just like this gorgeous plunge bra from Sefra Babewear. This one is designed with stretchy fabrics to frame the natural shape of the boob. Plus, it is perfect to wear under low necklines for that effortlessly sexy look. 

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Alab Plunge Bra, P1700, SEFRA BABEWEAR, sefrababewear.com

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