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The Best Bras For Every Size And Shape

By Alyssa Vandermeulen··  5 min read
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Summer weather is a great time to wear new tops and dresses, with different necklines and less coverage. But with new tops comes new bra solutions, and sometimes the ones in your drawer don’t cut it. Whether you want your bra hidden seamlessly or to peek out under a cute shirt, there is a perfect one for your shape and size.

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Bra shopping is typically not an enjoyable experience for the majority of women, so we took the guesswork out of it and made the process easier for you with our complete breakdown!

AA-A Cup

When shopping for bras, you’ll want to specifically look for ones that don’t have any gaping or discomfort, much like shopping for a new pair of jeans. T-shirt bras can be difficult to shop for because of those gaps, but because a classic t-shirt bra will be worn most of the time, it’s important to find a good one. 

Calvin Klein Perfectly Fit Full Coverage T-Shirt Bra, $49
Calvin Klein Perfectly Fit Full Coverage T-Shirt Bra

When it comes to strapless bras, you’ll want something snug that stays in place and provides a lift to the breasts. Non-slip features like elastic or silicone on a bra will help it stay up. If you still find that a strapless bra is uncomfortable, then a bandeau-style bra will provide the same amount of coverage with comfort as an added bonus. 

Aerie Real Power Unlined Sunkissed Lace Bandeau Bra, $35
Aerie Real Power Unlined Sunkissed Lace Bandeau Bra

Sports bras typically fit a bit tighter than a regular bra, so that’s something to keep in mind when shopping for one. If a bra is uncomfortable, then size up, but the bra should be providing mild compression during your workout. 

Free People Free Throw Bra, $40
Free People Free Throw Bra

And finally, bralettes. These fun and flirty bras are super comfortable and look great peeking out of tops and dresses. Because support isn’t a major issue, choose sweet little bralettes with soft, lightweight fabrics! 

Anthropologie Jenny Printed Seamless T-Back Bralette, $26
Anthropologie Jenny Printed Seamless T-Back Bralette

B-C Cup

Similar to the A range ladies, a t-shirt bra needs to provide the right amount of coverage and support, with no gaping. You’ll also want to make sure that the cup fully fits the breasts without spillage. 

Aerie Real Sunnie Wireless Lightly Lined Blossom Lace Bra, $50
Aerie Real Sunnie Wireless Lightly Lined Blossom Lace Bra

If you’re still wearing the same strapless bra from 2012 (guilty…), it’s time to let it go and buy a new one. The strapless bra needs to be trustworthy and secure, but comfortable for daily wear. Avoid materials that will slip when sweaty, and make sure the band is adjustable. 

Calvin Klein Lightly Lined Strapless Bra, $44
Calvin Klein Lightly Lined Strapless Bra

When choosing a sports bra, you’ll also need to choose an intensity for your workout. There are light, medium, and heavy intensity workouts that correspond to a specific amount of support and compression in the bra. For a standard workout, a medium-intensity bra will provide the right amount of support for the girls while you hit your goals. 

Lululemon Like a Cloud Longline Bra with Light Support, $68
Lululemon Like a Cloud Longline Bra with Light Support

Bralettes are adorable options for lounging or wearing under flowy tops and dresses for a carefree summer vibe. Look for bralettes with adjustable straps and removable paddings for ultimate comfort and versatility. A triangle bralette style is also super flattering! 

HAH Chi Bralette Pack, $60
HAH Chi Bralette Pack

D-DDD Cup

The best everyday bra is one you’ll want to wear every day. The right amount of support paired with a seamless finish will look great under the majority of your closet and leave complicated clothing choices out of the equation. Once you find one that meets your needs in the areas of comfort, support, and style, buy it in several colors so it works with all the tops in your closet.

Paramour By Felina Ellie Full Figure Unlined Push Up Bra, $39
Paramour By Felina Ellie Full Figure Unlined Push Up Bra

Strapless bras can be tricky, as they need to have the right amount of support, while also being trustworthy. There is nothing worse than a strapless bra that slips down! Strapless bras with elastic and silicone bands will help the material stick and stay up, supporting you all day long. 

WACOAL Women's Staying Power Wireless Strapless Bra, $68
WACOAL Women-s Staying Power Wireless Strapless Bra

There are several great options for sports bras! Lululemon has its own line of sports bras for ladies with larger busts, and has low-impact and high-impact workout options. These sports bras come in a variety of colors and patterns we know and love, and will match with the rest of your outfit. 

Lululemon Free To Be Elevated Bra with Light Support, $52
Lululemon Free To Be Elevated Bra with Light Support

Bralettes can be difficult to find for cup sizes D-DDD because most of them lack overall support. However, there are a few great options that don’t compromise on cuteness or comfort! Look for bralettes that are known for their support as well as their style, with wider straps and strong bands. 

Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love Next to Naked V-Neck Bralette, $35
Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love Next to Naked V-Neck Bralette

Closing Thoughts

Regardless of what kind of bra you need, there is one for your unique shape and size. Use our guide to make bra shopping more fun and less stressful!

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