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15 July 2020

Bras That Every Woman Need

*There are PR samples in this post. See the end of the post for more details.



My Mam always taught me that as long as you got a black and white bra in your underwear draw, you're good to go. 



She was right. You always need a black or white bra on different occasions. Nowadays, there are all types of bras that come in a range of different materials, patterns and styles, it can be hard to choose which bra is what you need.



Before choosing the bra you want, get yourself measured (obvs a little tricky to do so right now). But you can measure yourself at home if you follow the fitting guides on lingerie websites. It can be a little tricky to measure at home though. I tried it once before I felt confident enough to let somebody else do it for me and I swear I made the discovery that I was double jointed during the measuring process. I think I might have misread the instructions. 



Being measured not only means you can find out what your real bra size is, but you can also find out what type of bra would suit your bust the most. 



Like I said, there is so much variety of bras out in the high street and online. I'm somebody who does like being new bra sets. I feel like I can conquer the world when I am wearing a matching bra and knickers. If that don't show you that you've got your shit together, I don't know what will.



Thinking about the bras I have in my underwear draw upstairs (it's the top draw, for those wondering) I have bras that are not only pretty, but are essential too.



I've come up with a little list of the sorts of bras you need in your lingerie draw -



1) BLACK  BRA
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Of course you need a black bra. I remember my Mam telling me that her black bra was her best bra and only worn on nights out. Or as we say nowadays, going 'out out'. Black bras are great for wearing under darker colours. Don't make the monumental mistake of wearing one under a white top. Unless it's a black bralette under a white shirt. Then that's kind of different. That're more of a fashionable outfit.



2) WHITE  BRA
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Yep, you need a white bra. Great for wearing under white tops. Well, duh. The only issue with white bras is that they discolour quite quickly, unless you're one of those people who separates their whites from their darks. Then you REALLY have your shit together. But yes, a white bra is always a good investment. 



3) A  T-SHIRT  BRA
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A t-shirt bra is a seamless and smooth cup bra. They are perfect to wear when you have a figure hugging top/dress on. They don't reveal or imprint the pattern of your bra from the inside of your top. Also it gives great support and is great for everyday wear. They're also definitely the most comfortable type of bra you will ever own. Period. 



4) A  STRAPLESS  BRA
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You buy a new top, dress, jumpsuit or playsuit and then you make the discovery that you can't wear a normal, strappy bra with it. Bugger. Do what I do, have a strapless bra in your draw. They will always come in handy one day. One tip I will give you when buying a strapless bra - buy a band size down to what you normally are. As strapless bras don't offer so much support because of the absence of straps, if you have a band that's a bit tighter, you won't feel the need to hoick up the bra every two minutes. Also buy a strapless bra that comes with straps that are removable, it can then double up as a normal bra for everyday wear. Two birds and all that. 


5) A  SPORTS  BRA
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If you're gym goer or runner, don't wear a normal bra when jogging out and about. It will make your bra stink and it's just not comfortable to wear when you're running. When you buy a sports bra, choose one based on your activity. A low impact bra is suitable for yoga, Pilates or walking. A medium impact bra is good for a fast walk or a low impact cardio session. Finally, a high impact bra is good for the more rigorous workouts eg running, Zumba or aerobics. 



6) A  PUSH  UP  BRA
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I always thought that push up bras were only meant for women with smaller busts. As I recently found out, that is SO untrue. A push up bra can help make your chest look fuller and also help with women who's breasts do not stick up high on the chest. So yes, if you have a bigger breast size (like myself) then consider a push up bra.


7) A  RED  BRA
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I don't know why, but I don't feel my underwear draw is complete without having a red bra in there. I just feel a lot more confident when I'm wearing a red bra. This maybe just me. 


Where do you buy your bras from? Let me know if you agree with me on the types of bras every woman needs!



*The bras in this post are PR samples from Figleaves. I was not obliged to write this post to include them. All bra views are my own. For more information, please read my disclaimer

45 comments:

  1. I love that black bra! I’ve been on a full on bra finding mission for the last couple of years. I used to buy all of my bras from Victoria’s Secret around 3 or 4 years ago but I noticed that their designs were suddenly becoming really branded and childish, plus they hiked up their prices and the fit seemed to change as well. I tried bras on in pretty much every shop on the high street with no success - they all fit me so badly! Around a year ago I decided to try Bravissmo.
    Their styles are lovely, they’re super reasonably priced and the main thing…the bras actually fit! I’ve been looking into Figleaves recently too as they have so many lovely styles x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. That black bra is so comfortable Faye, it's one of my favourites! Victoria's Secret bras are incredibly expensive aren't they, plus they don't cater for my size! I'm glad you found a style and brand that suits you now lovely xx

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  2. Love this! These look like lovely bras. I really need to get re-measured but I don't know where to go now with this lockdown period? I guess I could try do it myself! I also need to invest in more bras. I literally have 2 and they're both the same haha!

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    1. Thank you Jenny! I would try measuring at home as I'd imagine most places like M&S or Boux Avenue won't be offering bra fittings for a while now, there are guides on how to do it on their websites! x

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  3. I always struggle when it comes to finding a good and comfortable bra!

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    1. Why not try and measure yourself at home lovely? x

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  4. Fab post, you can never go wrong having a black and white bra. I always feel pretty good when I have a matching set on! I feel like I need to go on a little bra spree and get some more!!

    Chloe xx

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    1. Absolutely Chloe! The confidence wearing a matching bra set is unreal! xx

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  5. I'm so boring when it comes to bra's - And pants for that matter too. Everything's black apart from a white bra and a white pair of pants!! Ha. I definitely need to be a bit more adventurous. I can't help it! I love. black lingerie set!!

    Claire.X
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. Haha fair enough! I love a black lingerie set too! x

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  6. I especially love the black and white bras! I get mine usually from Boux Avenue or Ann Summers, but I'm a bit of a cheapskate as I'll only buy them when they're in the sale 😂 I've never actually been properly fitted for a bra so I think once things go back to a bit more normality I'll have to get it done and invest in some decent ones!
    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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    1. That's fair enough Amy, I usually buy bras when they're on sale too! It's worth getting measured lovely, I'm so glad I did all those years ago! x

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  7. I haven't been measured in forever and probably should when the world goes back to normal again. All of my favourite bras are black. I wear the same few on repeat then complain that I'm never going to find one that fits that well when they stretch or need replacing 😂. I hate how white underwear looks against my skin tone so I own one begrudgingly and only wear it when 100% necessary. x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I have a few black bras too Sophie, I do love them! That's fair enough lovely, I only wear a white bra when I'm wearing a white top usually! x

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  8. I love bralettes. If you can't really hide your bra with a certain shirt, bralettes are super cute to show a bit of and they are comfy! I live in those haha

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    1. I like a bralette but because I'm big chested they don't give me so much support! x

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  9. Fab post Lucy! I actually don't wear bras all that often and am more of a bralette kinda gal but love this post.

    Stay wonderful!

    Louna | burstsofautumn

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    1. Thank you Louna! I love bralettes but find they don't give me much support! x

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  10. I've got to admit; I'm a bit of a lingerie fiend so have my drawer stuffed but I agree with all of these points! I especially love the strapless with removable straps; makes it worth the investment then as bras AREN'T CHEAP. My favourite place is usually Boux Avenue when they have a sale on. Love that black one though!

    Paige // Paige Eades

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    1. My underwear draw is also stuffed Paige! No they're not cheap at all, why are bras so expensive?! x

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  11. Thanks for sharing, a good bra is always important, I like a blue bra to as it always useful to go under blue tops :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  12. Love this! I majorly need to get some new bras especially a new strapless one now we're coming into summer

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    1. Thank you Alice! Strapless bras are a must for the Summer for me!

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  13. Bralettes are so pretty and can be worn in so many ways. I do love a good strapless bra too. They can work with so many different outfits and garments.
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I wish I could wear bralettes but as I'm big chested, they don't give me enough support!

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  14. I love this type of bras! they make me feel sooo pretty hahah

    www.blossomikebana.com

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  15. I love the styles of your bras! I always wear the push up ones

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com

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  16. This is such a great post! A strapless bra is such a must!
    Grace xx
    gracexkate.com

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    1. Thank you Grace, it definitely is a must! xx

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  17. I actually just live in seamless sports style bralettes, they're so comfy - don't think I own any actual bras anymore haha!

    www.daisyhudson.co.uk

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  18. I love this - I personally go for a black bra or a sports bra most of the time I just find them so comfy, t-shirt bras are never really something that I got into x

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    1. Sports bras are incredibly comfy aren't they?! x

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  19. I have a love hate relationship with bras, I have quite big boobs and a small back so I find it hard to find pretty bras that are still functional and keeping everything in place. I definitely have a white bra (kind of looks grey now!), a black bra and a strapless bra but I need to get more pretty bras! X

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    1. OMG and me Aaliyah! A small back and big boobs is definitely me too! As my size is an awkward one, it's pretty difficult to find bras that are pretty but can give me the best support too! x

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  20. I have so many bras in my drawer, but there are some gorgeous ones, especially for bigger boobs like mine!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. Haha I have so many bras in my drawer too Amie! x

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  21. Those bras are lovely. I have so many bras in my draw, but I never wear them all. I think it is great to have a range of bras, and I actually tend to go for more nude/tan bras than white under white clothing. I also have a bra that I only wear for work and others for best haha!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. Thank you Aimsy! Yeah that's a good idea to go for the nude/ tan bra under a white top, I think it doesn't stand out as much as a white bra! Haha I have bras that I only wear for nights out too! xx

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  22. These all look fab! I do really need to invest in some new ones!

    Amber - The Unpredicted Page

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