It can feel impossible to find a bra that fits perfectly, flatters your figure, and is comfortable after hours of wear. We rounded up some of the best bras that can be used to fix a lot of things.
There is a bra that can make magic happen for you, whether it is deflating like balloons the day after the party, or pointing in different directions. We are your fairy godmother!
But first, to find the right fit …
How to Buy a Bra Online
It can be hard to try a bra on first. The guide will help you find the right size sustainable yoga clothes.
1) Measure the band size
Wrap the measuring tape around the area where the bra band is located. The closest whole number of inches is rounded. The goal is for the band to fit on the loosest hook so it can be tightened over time as the bra loses elasticity.
2) Measure the bust size
Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of the chest. It is a good idea to wear a lightly lined bra when measuring so breasts are as close to their natural shape and size as possible.
3) Calculate the cup size
If you want to figure out your true cup size, you need to subtract the band size from the bust size.
- One inch difference = A cup
- Two inch difference = B cup
- Three inch difference = C cup
- Four inch difference = D cup
- Five inch difference = DD cup
- Six inch difference = DDD cup
bra cups will lie flat against the skin if they fit correctly.
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ThirdLove Unlined Minimizer Bra is the best bra for large breasts.
Those of us with large busts try to minimize bras to reduce their size. Minimizers with no stretch can flatten breasts. This pushes any excess tissue up and over cups, like we have four breasts. The author of The Bra Book saysMinimizers have come a long way. This one from Third Love is made of a blend of spandex and nylon, and it is stretchy. The stretch ensures breasts are fully covered and contained while also acting like a sling to pull the bust up and in for a smaller-looking yet shapely chest.
The Push Up Bra is the best bra for deflated breasts.
When the bust loses its natural volume, it can really affect our confidence, because the texture of the edges doesn’t show through a thin shirt. To restore youthful plumpness in seconds, bra expert Elisabeth Dale recommends a bra with graduated padding in the cups. The padding on the bottom of cups acts like a pillow to support a smaller bosom. Breast tissue gets pushed upward and inward for realistic-looking fullness because the padding gradually becomes thinner.
The Vanity Fair Side and Back Smoother Bra is a great bra.
When a bra band is too tight or cups are too small, there can be spills over the bra’s side. Her two part save? First, make sure you wear the right band and cup size, then choose a bra with a built-in side panel, like the smoothing bra from Vanity Fair. The extra inch of fabric that extends along the band between the underwire and strap cleverly contains any lumps so you will stay smooth even if your size changes.
ThirdLove Buy on ThirdLove is the best bra for east-west breasts.
When there is a wider space between breasts, it can cause them to look like they are headed in opposite directions, and it can also widen the torso from shoulder to waist. This pretty one from ThirdLove has strategic padding. Luciani says that the bust appears more center-set and sexy with subtle yet sexy cleavage because of the extra cushion in the lower half of the cups. The side-set breasts help the torso look more shapely.
The Shapeez Shortee Back-Smoothing Bra is double duty to support breasts and erase rolls, and it is stretchy.
The band is responsible for 90 percent of a bra’s breast support as it relies on the tension in back to lift the ladies in front. ROLLS can form above and below it. This one is from Shapeez. Rather than a standard band design, the back is made with shaping fabric that spans from shoulders to just above the waist, spreading tension more evenly. The bra has molded cups that give it a lift and shape in front.
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