What kind of bra should I choose?

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The first bra was designed in 1907 by couturier Paul Poiret. It consisted of no more than two handkerchiefs and a pair of ribbons. In 1913, Mary Phelps Jacobs was the first to apply for a patent on it. And a lot has changed since then. Bras are nowadays available in all price ranges and materials, and of course, there are many models to choose from. That makes it possible for every woman to find the perfect bra. However, it would prove to be a bit more challenging to find out what is the perfect bra for you. That’s why we outline all possibilities for you.

Classic bra

The classic bra is a bra that consists of two triangle-shaped pieces of fabric. The classic bra is one with and without underwires. If you have small breasts, you can perfectly well wear a classic bra without underwires. If you have larger breasts, it would be better to use an underwire bra, since it offers better support. The underwire bra also enhances the shape of your breasts.

Push-up bra

Women with small breasts love this bra, because it makes your breasts look larger. It does that by pushing your breasts together. It makes your décolleté look nicer and it visually adds a cup. The cushions in the bra that create this effect are filled with gel, water, air, or silicones.


This bra does the opposite of the push-up bra: it makes your breasts look smaller by pressing them against your body. The cups are larger than those of classic bras and the shoulder straps are often broader, because large breasts need more support.


The balconette bra works well with clothing with a low décolleté. The cups are smaller and the shoulder straps are wider apart than those of other bras, which makes both less visible.

Sports bra

If you play sports, your breasts move up and down. This can hurt and it might even damage the breast tissue. A sports bra might be the perfect solution. It is made of tough, fluid-absorbing fabric and it keeps your breasts where they should be.

Racerback bra

The straps of the racerback bra find each other in your neck. This means that this bra is perfectly suitable for wearing with open-back clothing.

Strapless bra

Very popular in the summer. The strapless bra does not have any shoulder straps and is easy to wear with strapless dresses or tops. It also looks nice combined with a spaghetti strap top. For this model, size is even more important. You don’t want your bra to slide down! Many women therefore select a very tight strapless bra, but that is not a great choice either: it makes you look fat. And it also makes breathing very hard…

Finding out which bra suits your breasts best and matches your figure or clothing is all about trying. And keep more models in your wardrobe, so you can wear the right bra with every outfit.