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THE PERFECT BRA GUIDE FOR YOUR SHAPE

Simone Perele Saga Bra, £72, 32B-36E
Simone Perele Saga Bra, £72, 32B-36E

There has been so much hoo-ha about bras this week! I’ve been busy working on a feature for Femail, looking into new research that apparently it’s not our measurements and cup sizes that are important but the shape of our bust!

Lingerie Company ThirdLove has even devised a breast shape glossary specifying the seven most common shapes with advice choosing the best bra. Well in my books all shapes and sizes are fabulous, but as a stylist I strive to make people look as good and happy with themselves as possible. So I’ve made my own list of fantastic bras, one I’m sure will definitely compliment your shape!

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1. ASYMMETRIC BUST

I don’t think any woman on the planet has completely symmetric breasts. If you feel particularly self conscious about the size differences these bras will really help to balance you out!

TAUPE EMBROIDERED BRA BY HUIT, PLEIN LES YEUX PADDED AIR BRA, £53, 32A to 36DD

This is a fabulous bra to even out asymmetric breasts as it uses detachable air pads that will boost you up at least 2 cup sizes. If one bust is bigger than the other, you can just wear the enhancers on one side. Lots of women find these air filled pads much more comfortable to wear and they feel so light compared to heavy padding or gel.

BLACK CALVIN KLEIN NAKED GLAMOUR BRA FROM FIGLEAVES, £35, 32A TO 38DD

If you feel you need to balance out your breast shape this bra is wonderful for you. The removable padding can add up to 1 and half cup sizes. The bra straps are obviously adjustable too all helping to create a lovely cleavage.

HOT PINK WACOAL ENCHANTING PADDED PUSH UP BRA, £73, 32A TO 38D

This luxurious bra has clever detachable cookies that can ‘even’ out your breasts.  This beautiful bra will give you great shape and boost you up to feel super confident!

FullSizeRender-42. TEARDROP BUST

This is when the bust is less full at the top. These bras will give you more of a rounded shape.

CORAL WACOAL INTUITION PUSH UP CONTOUR BRA, £49, 32A to 38D

The push-up effect on the lower part of the breast gives a fabulously rounded shape whilst the moulding also helps with this uplift and support. I love this smooth look bra, it’s a flattering and comfortable everyday bra.

HOT PINK SIMONE PERELE SAGA BRA, £72, £49, 32B to 36E

This demi-cup is ideal for those with teardrop shape bust as the half-cup fills and uplifts the bust to enhance a great cleavage. The cut out wide band gives fantastic lift and shape giving super oomph to the bust.

LILAC HEIDI KLUM INTIMATES FOR FIGLEAVES CONTOUR BALCONNET BRA, £38, 32A to 38DD

This balconnet style bra encourages the bust into a more rounded shape by the artful use of underwiring and seaming. The clever vertical lace bias trim form a rounded orange segment effect of which even Nell Gwynn would be proud!

 

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3. EAST TO WEST BUST

When the bust faces outwards these bras are great for drawing in the breast and giving you a great cleavage.

BLACK FREYA HERO SIDE SUPPORT PLUNGE BRA, £30, 28D to 38G

This is such a well constructed bra and just the thing for an East to West bust. It features a four section cup that gives you great fit. The side panelling pulls you in whilst the straps continue down into the bra ensuring that the bust is fully encompassed.

WHITE CALVIN KLEIN IRON STRENGTH PUSH UP BRA FROM FIGLEAVES, £42, 32A TO 38D

The front fastening on this sports inspired bra draws in the bust. The curved underwiring and side padded cups ensure maximum cleavage.

TAUPE BOUX AVENUE JODIE PLUNGE BRA, £26 28A to 36F

All the emphasis on this plunge bra is on the sides with the panels drawing in the breast to give maximum cleavage. There are even side removable pads to give an extra boost, getting those bosoms to a more northerly direction!

 

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4. BELL SHAPE BUST

The bust is slimmer at the top and full at the bottom –  especially common in more voluptuous ladies!

BLUE PRINT PANACHE, JASMINE BALCONNET BRA, £32, 28D TO 38K

Ding Dong! This bra is a good bra for a bell shaped bust. The semi-circular underwiring creates a rounding effect. The vertical seams starting from the middle of the cup in line with the bra straps also offer good shaping and support.

CORAL ELOMI, RAQUEL BRA, £42, 38DD TO 42JJ

Classic full coverage bras are ideal for bell shaped breasts as the circular underwiring and cups make the bust look rounder. This bra also has a substantial band and wide straps that will ensure good uplift.

BLACK, WONDERBRA STRAPLESS LACE BRA, £38, 32A to 38G

If you thought more pendulous breasts couldn’t wear strapless bras well think again. This bra’s unique uplifting construction and patented silicone dots give hold and cleavage, mimicking the feel of holding your breasts in your hands!

FullSizeRender-45. SLENDER BUST

When the bust is smaller and flatter. These styles will give you extra oomph!

LIGHT BLUE AFFINITAS, THE ALISON SUPER PUSH-UP BRA, £27, 30A TO 38D.

This padded push-up bra is great for a slender bust as not only is it super comfy it can offer a larger bust feel by adding up to two sizes to your look. This one is particularly good value too!

BLACK, MAGIC BODYFASHION, THE DOUBLE PUSH-UP BRA, £32, 32A TO 36C

This bra gives an extra boost for even the smallest of busts. I’m told it’s like major enhancement without the surgery! The double soft cushions provide comfy uplift, taking you up to two cup sizes bigger.

TURQUOISE B.TEMPT’D, B’WOWD BRA, £35, 30A to 38DD

This underwired plunge bra can certainly add some va-va-voom! The graduated built-in push up pads really give natural looking enhancement to your bust! I love the colour too – wear it under a sheer blouse for a glam evening out.

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6. ROUND BUST

The bust is equally full at the top and bottom. When you have a larger cup size and need extra support these bras are excellent.

BLACK LACE PRIMA DONNA COMFORT BRA FROM AMAZON, FROM £66, 36D to 46H

This bra ticks all the boxes for larger round bust ladies. It’s glamorous, comfortable and fabulously supportive. It has good underwire, really sturdy lower panel and wide straps. This is such a winning bra- practical yet gorgeous enough for date nights too!

BLUE FANTASIE REBECCA BRA, £41, 30 D to 40H CUP

This denim look bra really makes the most of a rounded bust. The moulded cups and wide support band give a natural shape and uplift. This is a perfect T shirt bra for the fuller bust. I’m delighted to see it goes up to H cup too –Hooray!

PALE PINK SIMONE PERELE INSPIRATION BRA, £54, 30A to 38F

This strapless bra is perfect for rounder bust women. The moulded cups enhance your lovely shape, giving you a seamless finish. Some women worry that strapless numbers will creep down the body by the end of the day, not with this one as it has an anti-slip interior which grips the bust.

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7. SIDE SET BUST

If you have a side space between your breasts these bras will pull you in and give you an amazing shape.

RED FIGLEAVES BOUDOIR MARILYN BRA, £45, 30B to 36G

This pure silk, plunging front bra screams silver screen glamour. Again the ‘segment’ panelling forms a round look to the bust whilst the underwiring hoists everything upfront to a starring position!

BLACK BOUX AVENUE, LOW PLUNGE U BRA, £28, 30A TO 38E

This seductive bra grips and pulls in the bust whilst the ingenious U-shaped underwiring takes the strain and ensures that the bust stays in place. It also comes with additional straps to convert to a daring low back. Good enough for any red carpet!

PALE PINK ADINA REAY, V-NECK PLUNGE BRA, £120, 32DD to 36G

This beautiful V-neck plunge bra is particularly good for curvy women as it goes up to a G size cup. This foundation wear really supports and embodies a larger bust as the straps are built into the bra leaving no room for side spillage.