Whether you want to like them or not, bras are simply something that all of us women need. We all have begrudgingly dusted off that bra in the top drawer even when we wish we could just go commando.
But the truth is that if you have the right bras in your lingerie drawer, then it won’t be such a hassle to have to get yourself in the mindset to wear one. The key is to be comfortable and confident in your bras—and then you will want to wear them all the time.
In fact, you should have a whole collection of bras for different occasions. You should have some bras that you can go to for those special nights with a special someone and others that you can wear when you’ve got to be a powerhouse at work.
There are numerous differences to understand when it comes to the variety of bras that you should be looking at. For instance, did you know that there are subtle differences when it comes to a demi bra versus a seamless bra?
That is why we have put together the ultimate style guide for bras. We have gathered up all the different ones to learn about so that you can decide what ones you should be putting in your own top drawer.
1. The T-Shirt Bra
Every girl wears t-shirt. In fact, it is probably one of the best types of clothing to have in your wardrobe. So you will equally want a bra that is designed to be invisible underneath your t-shirt. This is why they are designed to be seamless and have molded cups. It allows you to truly embrace the art of a casual outfit and prevents the outline of your bra from showing.
2. Balconette Bras
First, let us clarify something. Balconette bras and demi bras are not the same thing. While they are pretty similar, there are some subtle differences that can make a world of difference. The biggest one beaing that a balconette bra is much less revealing than a demi—which is full coverage. The best type of balconette bra to get is the one that is lacey.
3. The Demi Bra
This bra has pretty similar features to the balconette, but the stand out for this option is that they have a silhouette that is much lower and really goes great under tops that have a v or scoop neck. These bras also have a racerback option too for complicated tank top days.
4. The Bralette
If wires on bras really bug you, then this option is certainly one that you should consider. Designed to be completely free of wires, the molded cups in this style tend to have tons of decorative designs. Think half sports bra, half-real bra.
5. The Tank Bra
With active leisure clothing only growing in popularity, this is designed to often even be worn on its own with the right leggings or biker shorts. Perfect for those low-key sporty looks when you need to just run a quick errand or go walk the dog. The most popular material for this is cotton, giving it a really nice and cozy feel.
6. The Push-Up Bra
For those sophisticated evenings out where you want to dawn a strapless dress to a cocktail function, then the push-up bra will be your best friend. Designed to be strapless—but have the opportunity to also hook on invisible straps if needed—this bra allows your breasts to be perked up and supported while wearing more revealing clothing.
7. The Lace Bra
Every girl needs at least one lacey bra in their lingerie drawer. Designed with the bare minimum of wire support and letting the lacey material really take center stage, this bra is for more show than functionality. We don’t recommend doing anything too physically active in it. But it is perfect for casual days and nights at home
8. The Racerback Bra
This is the best bra to have for those trickier ensembles where you have weird strap lines that can’t be hidden by a normal bra. The design of this one gives you the ability to morph the strap lines to go with multiple styles of tops or dresses while still getting a ton of support.
9. The Sports Bra
Of course, every girl needs a super cute and cozy sports bra too. Great for the gym or just for lounging around in, a sports bra will help you feel supported and comfortable every single time.
There are a ton of top tips to consider when it comes to the various bras you need in your lingerie drawer. The best advice of all is to get at least one bra for every single occasion. That way you are absolutely prepared for any occasion you need to dress up or down for.