Purchasing the correct bra size is the first step toward looking and feeling good. However matching your outfits with the right type of bra is the next step.
You need to choose a bra style that compliments your outfit but does not stand out or show any noticeable bulges or straps. Their are several types of bras out there and it can get confusing. Here are some of the basic bra styles that every woman should know about.
Seamless Bras - You need to choose the right bra for the outfit that you will be wearing. For instance if you will be wearing a T-shirt then you will want to maintain the relaxed and smooth line of the top with the appropriate bra style. You should opt for a seamless bra, sometimes referred to as a T-shirt bra. These lightly padded bras won't create any embarrasing visible bumps and are made of fabric that won't stick to your clothing,
Strapless Bras - Strapless or off the shoulder dresses and shirts require strapless bras. These designs are extremely useful when sporting a formal or breezy outfit.
Halter-neck Bras - Halter-neck tops go perfectly with a halter-neck bra. If the top of the dress is too narrow you're also advised to choose a strapless bra.
Padded Bras - Padded bras are fairly self explanatory but do vary slightly, some have thicker padding than others. The padding helps give the effect of more cleavage.
Push Up Bra - This type of bra is structured so that the breasts are lifted and placed closer together to enhance the cleavage. Some popular push up bra makers are Wonderbra and Victoria Secret. This type of bra often sparks rumors of breast aumentation among celebrities. Many push-up bras contain padding, typically made of rubber or foam material.
Sport Bras - These bras types are are designed to be worn by active women participating in rigorous activity. A good womans sports bra will prevent damage to breast tissue and help decrease breat sagging.
Demi Bras - A half cup bra, exposing the upper part of the breast. Demi-bras offer a great foundation for low necklines and may enhance cleavage as well. It is also referred to as a half-bra. Demi bras may be designed to provide lift as do push-up bras.
Adhesive Bras - This type of brassiere has no straps or bands of any sort and provides little support to the breasts. It generally intended for backless and strapless fashions.
Maternity Bras - When your breasts, in preparation for their feeding duties, begin to outgrow your collection of fashion bras, it is time to go shopping. A maternity bra and nursing bras afford a level of support that average lingerie just can't match.
Nursing Bra - These bras are worn by woman to make the breastfeeding process easier. They are constructed with flaps that can be unclasped, keeping the breasts supported while breastfeeding.
We come next to colors. Black, pink and red are very seductive bra colors. But also consider choosing skin tone colors. Skin color bras let you wear any outfit without the bra being obvious. These are best for everyday wear.