The Bra Guide

When deciding which bra to buy, it is essential to like the look and feel of it but the most important aspect is its fit. Particularly for a boudoir photo shoot, it is vital to not just select beautiful pieces but know which bras are best suited to flatter your body type. My best advice is to make use of a professional bra-fitting service offered in any good lingerie boutique. Below are some suggestions to get you on the right path to a stunning chest.

Full chest You want to look for a bra which primarily supports but also beautifully shapes your chest, not to push it up under your chin. Push-ups are fine but to be used with caution. Underwire is essential for support and wider straps avoid the fabric digging into your shoulders. Recommended styles: Balconette, Full Cup, Minimiser

Small chest The beauty is, you can wear any type of bra. Chose romantically ruffled or lacy non-padded lacy styles because you do not require additional support or go for a colourful padded bra to give your chest a little extra boost – you are spoiled for choice. Recommended styles: Push-Up, Padded, Non-Wired, Bralettes

Plunge Bra and Demi-cup These are the most revealing bra styles which are generally very low cut and show a lot of cleavage. Ideal for a boudoir session but only if you feel comfortable with showing off that much skin.

Multi-way, Strapless and Bandeau Bra Typically the more practical types of bras but some have beautiful designs and stunning colours. Just make sure that they offer as much support as you need.

Sports Bras and Bikinis These would generally not be the first choice when deciding an outfit for a sensual photo shoot but some designs are very beautiful. Particularly bikinis have some interesting styles which can give your photos an edge.

Statement Bras Some bolder bras such as the ones with wide, lacy straps transitioning into broad lace covered cups or additional straps around your cleavage (these visually boost your chest). Others have ornamental fabric or lace up your chest and neck or a beautiful design in the back. Lingerie can express your personality and style, so show off your sensual self!

To get more information about dress to impress, make sure to know your Panties, Shapewear and Hosiery as well.


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