Ladies, let’s talk about bras for a minute.
The right bra can make you feel like a million bucks. No matter what you’re wearing on top, knowing what’s underneath can give you a confidence boost that’s unbeatable. Whether it’s sexy, new, or just form-fitting, the right bra is crucial for comfort and support.
On the flip side, ill-fitting bras are not only uncomfortable but bad for us, too. They cause stretch marks, contribute to neck, back, and shoulder pain, and can even promote poor posture.
If you’re not in love with your bras, it’s time to buy a support bra or two (or three, or four) and fill your closet with something you feel excited to wear. After all, bras and panties are the foundation of every outfit. Why wouldn’t you want the best?
Our guide makes buying a bra a task you’ll be looking forward to (because, let’s be honest, it’s usually not). We talk about the different types of bras, how to choose a bra for your body, and more. Keep reading!
Bras Aren’t One-Size-Fits-All
Just like us, bras come in all shapes and sizes.
What you choose to wear might not be the same style as what your mom, sister, or best friend prefers. It depends on a variety of factors, such as your cup size, weight, exercise levels, genes, period, and so much more.
In fact, it’s likely you’ll wear different bras at different times of the month. For example, a sexy plunge bra on a date, a t-shirt bra when you’re menstruating, and a sports bra for jogging.
As you search for new bras to add to your collection, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Know your measurements, either by self-measuring or using a professional
- Have a solid rotation of bras (experts recommend at least 5) to conserve the shelf life of each
- Start with quality—i.e., a super supportive bra—then look for style
- Know your proportions, as in, where your breasts should be on your body when wearing a good bra
When it comes to bra types, there are several, a few of which we’ve already mentioned. Some of the other types of bras include push-ups, strapless, full cup, 3/4 cup, balcony, and demi. Within those styles, there are also padded or not padded and with underwire or without.
What About Bralettes? Are They Any Good?
Bralettes aren’t anything new. In fact, they’ve been around for over 100 years.
But they have seen a recent surge in popularity. In the early 2020s, sales of bralettes skyrocketed by an astounding 40 percent. The way they balance comfort and style—even sometimes mimicking lingerie—made them an obvious choice.
Bralettes are wire-free bras that have little to no padding. They’re typically made of softer fabrics, and their minimal structure creates a more natural breast shape.
It’s a myth that bralettes aren’t supportive or that they’re not for larger-chested women. The right bralette proves both of those sentiments wrong.
Additionally, their wear doesn’t have to be limited to lounge time. Quite the opposite is true! Bralettes can function as everyday bras, perfect for going to work, running errands, attending parties, and more.
Versatility aside, bralettes are also cute when peaking out of camis, tank tops, and dresses. Bras are typically kept under wraps by your clothing, but a nice bralette can act as a part of your outfit. Of course, they can stay hidden, too—but the option of making an appearance is always there.
Consider the Skyway Bralette for Life-Changing Daily Comfort
On that note, let’s get more specific.
For total comfort, we recommend our best-selling adjustable strap bralette. It’s a supportive, cozy bra that provides a one-inch lift without the underwire. It also holds without the strap-digging-into-your-shoulder vibe we all know and hate.
Made from 85% nylon and 15% spandex, the Skyway is exquisitely soft and smooth. This fabric keeps cool on your skin, so there’s never that annoying chafing, slipping, or riding up that happens when warmth gets introduced.
We use a four-way bond technology that conforms to your shape once you pull the bra over your head. It moves with you, maintaining a flattering look whether you’re bending over, sitting up, or stretching your arms overhead.
Removable pads put the power in your hands. If you’re concerned about your nipples showing, simply place the pad back in. But if not, you’ve reserved the right to be free!
The seamless silhouette means no more bra lines. Nothing ruins a cute outfit like seeing the outline of your bra shape as it juts out from your body. With the Adjustable Strap Bralette, people will notice you, not your undergarments.
Finally, the Adjustable Strap Bralette singlehandedly proves the sizing myth we mentioned earlier wrong. It can support anything from XS (32- and 34A to 32B) to XLDD (40DD to 40E). Talk about inclusivity.
The only decision you’ll have to make is about the color. From castle wall to peachy bloom, nude, raindrop, fallen rock, and classic black, we’ve got you covered.
The Support Bra of Your Dreams Is a Reality
Bras are too important to be an afterthought.
Loving your bra means loving your body and having the confidence you need to crush what any day brings.
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect support bra, look no further. At EBY, our tagline is “Welcome to Total Comfort” for a reason. Our bras are ultra-comfy, seamless, and beautiful, made to make you feel good and supported at the same time.
Additionally, 10% of all EBY purchases are converted into low-interest micro-loans, then distributed to women worldwide to start or support their own businesses. It doesn’t get much better than that!
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