Best Bras for every outfit

How many times have you struggled with the perfect bra fit for your breast shape, and to wear under a specific outfit? Just because your measurements call for a band and cup size, that doesn’t mean that every bra will fit your shape perfectly.

That’s why Shapermint offers a range of styles for every body, every outfit, and even every stage of life. Do you know the difference between a demi and a full-coverage bra? Most women don’t.

Here we’ll share a guide of every bra style and which boob shapes will benefit most from each!

T-Shirt Bra

Truekind Daily Comfort Wireless Shaper Bra Truekind Enhanced Comfort Wireless Shaper Bra

A t-shirt bra is welcome in every woman’s bra arsenal. It can come in a range of coverages, with or without underwire or even with padding. Let’s just say they’re super versatile! This one, in particular, is a full-coverage style - the coverage high on your chest allows for any breast shape to fit comfortably without any gaping or spillage. The main idea of the t-shirt bra is for it to hide under your clothing while helping you avoid any bumps or dreaded nip slips. It has a minimal design that fits seamlessly and smoothly under a range of fabrics like cotton, nylon, and silk.

Best outfit match: T-shirts or any clingy, sheer fabric.
Best breast shape match: Any shape.

Sport Bra

Truekind Reactive Sport Bra Champion Underwire Sports Bra

Much like the t-shirt bra, the sport bra provides great coverage! This style’s purpose is to deliver on maximum hold and minimal jiggle when you’re working out or on the go. They also act as great minimizers with their limited stretch and full-coverage effect. A must-have for every active woman’s bra wardrobe, this sport bra holds you firmly yet comfortably and is a wireless style for total mobility. Need a little extra lift? We suggest this underwired style that goes the distance.

Best outfit match: Any activewear looks or on its own.
Best breast shape match: Any shape.

Bralette

Truekind Everyday Throw-on Wireless Bralette

What’s the difference between a wireless bra and a bralette? Bralettes are typically wire-free and even though they may have removable padding, they give slightly lighter support. We find that bralettes tend to suit smaller or average-sized breasts the best, this bralette is designed to gently support and shape even the largest, heaviest breasts. Its deep v cut sits more high coverage for smaller breasts yet still shows off your decolletage and gives a comfortable level of cleavage for larger cup sizes.

Best outfit match: Under tees, sweaters, v-neck styles, or on its own.
Best breast shape match: Any shape.

Full Coverage Wired Bra

Bali One Smooth U Smoothing & Concealing Underwire Bra Bali One Smooth U Ultra Light Illusion Neckline Underwire Bra

Also known as full-figure bras, full-coverage bras are the pinnacles of bra support, comfort, and lift. Some full-coverage bras also act as minimizers if that is the appearance you’re going for. They’re designed to redistribute the breast tissue, which visually reduces the projection and circumference of the breast. To feel the most secure, regardless of your breast size we suggest this smoothing and concealing bra. Another chic option is this bra with a pretty illusion neckline.

Best outfit match: Under blouses, sweaters & dresses.
Best breast shape match: Heavy, Teardrop, or Sagging breasts.

High-neck Wirefree Bra

Bali EasyLite Seamless Wirefree Bra

This style of bra marries two great bra attributes that’ll work together for high comfort for every breast shape: The Bali® EasyLite Seamless Wirefree Bra is smoothing, shaping, and has side flex panels. This style will grow with you when your breasts increase in size and still provide coverage if it decreases. Its high-cut neckline and ultra-wide straps make it a little less versatile compared to Truekind t-shirt bras, however, it’s a great style to wear under other high-coverage tops.

Best outfit match: Under high-coverage tops or dresses.
Best breast shape match: Any shape.

Demi Bra

Maidenform One Fab Fit Full Coverage Lace T-Back Bra

Popularly known as a half-cup bra, the demi bra only covers about half of the bust, is lightly lined or padded and provides gentle shaping. This style features a lacy racerback, great for wearing under racerback tops or showing off the floral lace details. It also has a great front closure and fully adjustable straps for easy on and off and customization. We love a demi bra for under t-shirts and any top style that isn’t too clingy. If you have heavier, fuller breasts you can experience some spillage with this style.

Best outfit match: Under t-shirts, racerback, backless, or loose-fitting tops.
Best breast shape match: Smaller or Average size breasts.

Plunge Bra

Lilyette by Bali Plunge Into Comfort Keyhole Minimizer Bra Wacoal Perfect Primer Front Close Underwire Bra

This style offers a little less coverage than the demi bra, but what’s special about the plunge bra is that the construction guides the breasts up and in. If you have breasts that are wide-set or if you have a wide back and you want stronger cleavage, we recommend this front-close plunge bra. And for our larger-breasted women, you can go with this minimizer style to achieve natural cleavage without the risk of the dreaded quad boob!

Best outfit match: Deep v-neck tops and t-shirts.
Best breast shape match: Wideset or splayed breasts.

Strapless Bra

Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Full Busted Underwire Bra

One of the best solution bra styles out there, the strapless bra, makes every outfit choice effortless. It should fit snugly especially at the band so you can get the best support, even for the largest cup sizes. We love wearing strapless bras with strapless dresses, tops, and even shirts with one strap for a seamless look. This one is a convertible style, so it includes straps you can customize and style to fit with any top in your closet!

Best outfit match: Strapless. halter, and 1-strap tops.
Best breast shape match: Any shape.

Nursing Bra

Playtex Nursing Shaping Foam Wirefree Bra

Mommyhood just got a bit easier. When you’re postpartum, the most convenient way to feed your little one is with a nursing bra. The nursing bra we recommend to all moms out there has anti-slip straps, so when you need support and hold, you can count on it. It also features Cool Comfort fabric with Playtex 4-Way TruSupport technology and quick strap clips for easy access.

Best outfit match: T-shirts, robes, dresses, and more.
Best breast shape match: Any shape, post-pregnancy while nursing.