The best bras to own for every boob size


The best bras to own for every boob size

Because one bra doesn't unite them all

By ELLE team  January 25th, 2018

Let’s be honest — while people of all races, colours and beliefs have been created equal, boobs are not. One look around your girl gang and you know that boobs vary from person to person and sometimes, on the same person (your left is bigger than your right, you can check). So, it only makes sense that the care received from bust to bust be specialised. Whether it entails going for a run, getting down to business or getting down to business — yes, they’re two very different things — the proper bra for the proper occasion is a must-have for every lady. We’ve broken up the best bras to buy, as per your bust size.

A to B Cup 

The T-shirt bra

We've picked La Senza's Body Kiss Push-Up bra as the preferred T-shirt bra for smaller busts. It's got the right amount of padding and push-up to lend you shape and the microfibre cups ensure that there's nothing showing under those fitted Ts. The clasp at the back makes it perfect for those days when you're wearing tanks and need a cross-back.

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The strapless bra

Unlike the padding on your T-shirt bra, a strapless bra should offer a little extra elevation for the ladies. This multi-functional wonder offers to boost your boobs up two cup sizes. The plunging neck line is perfect for those sweetheart tops that will let you show off your bra's talent. 

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The sexy time bra

It's lace, it's black and it's barely there. Everything you (and your) partner want from sex lingerie. Small chests tend to sag less so the fact that bralettes have no support makes them ideal for a petite frame. 

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The lounge bra

This is the bra you wear for yourself. Lightweight and breathable, it's lightly padded enough to take your natural shape without making you feel uncomfortable. 

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The sports bra

Sports bras are there to minimize jiggle, so for a smaller chest a medium-impact sports bra should do the trick. Which means you can look and feel sexy during your work-out. 

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Generous B to C cup

The Sex Bra

Those extra straps don't serve any functional purpose, but who has sex for function anymore? This bra is all kinds of boosts and plunges, as it should be. The gel pads ensure a maximum push and body-hugging fit.

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The T-Shirt Bra

While you can go slightly lighter on coverage than a large bust, you're going to need far more support than a small bust. This Calvin Klein bra manages to balance it out. 

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The Sports Bra

Medium means your boobs jump but aren't in the way, yet. These moulded cups are maximum coverage for maximum impact. The defined moulding can be constricting if your bust is on the heavier side but they will minimize jiggle. 

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The Strapless Bra

The best part about being in the middle block is that you can go as close to braless without worrying about spillage and that your chest won't carry your clothes. So go ahead, have some fun with adhesives. No, not that kind. Self-sticking bras that offer coverage for a medium-sized chest as well as support. 

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The Lounge Bra

If it's good enough for the Kardashians, it's good enough for you. 

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D cup and up

The Sports Bra

If you've held your boobs in place while darting down a flight of stairs, this bra has your solution. Take advantage of the moulded fit for those high intensity workouts when you just don't want the ladies getting in the way. 

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The Strapless Bra

Cute tops often have to be skipped because heavier busts means there's more chance of a wardrobe malfunction. But Wonderbra has got your back..and your front. Their Strapless bra has a deep plunge neckline for those low cut tops but also thanks to its stiff structure, holds everything in place without sliding down. This one holds up great under pressure.

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The T-shirt Bra

Fuller busts need fuller coverage, we get that. So does Triumph. This lightly padded underwire bra offers 3/4th coverage. Its seamless style and support also ensures that everything will stay where it should. 

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The Sex Bra

Everything about this bra screams sex. It's perfect for a heavier bust as it offers support without padding or lining, that's maximum exposure and support in one lacy wonder.

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