Ladies: How to Look Better in Your Clothes – Find the Right Bra! – Frugal Novice

Ladies: How to Look Better in Your Clothes – Find the Right Bra!

With the range of bras available today that are designed to flatter all shapes and sizes choosing a new bra need not be a practical decision; leave boring bras behind and add something nice to your lingerie drawer.

No matter what your shape or size, there are bras to enhance, shape and flatter to give you comfort and confidence and have you looking fabulous.

Although many may not like to hear it this first step is non-negotiable; bite the bullet and visit the underwear department for a professional bra fitting. Many women find that they have been wearing the wrong size for years and you will be surprised at the difference a proper bra fitting can make. Often the assistant will be able to advise on the best style for your size and might even grab you a few to try on if you are lucky.

From Balconetts to Plunge bras to Strapless to T-shirt bras it is crucial to have the perfect size. But next is the fun part; there is a great range of designs and styles to suit any occasion or outfit, and you can enjoy experimenting with the different looks achieved through different styles of bra.

The most difficult sizes to find are the fuller cup sizes such as DD+. Some designs of bras designed for smaller busts tend to be designed to create a cleavage and usually incorporate padding and shaping. If you are large on top then avoid these types of bras.

However, a great type of bra to wear if you are curvier is the full bra or the somewhat sexier balconett bra. Similar to a ‘half-cup’ or ‘demi-bra’, the balconett offers effective support, lifting the boobs upwards rather than together. The open neckline is flattering and enhances the subtle shape created by this simple lift. The designs are usually a little more glamorous than your average t-shirt bra and are often made with lace and detailing. Also, basques are a good alternative if you are looking for something different for that special occasion. To find Panache Bras and other great value lingerie, check out

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  • Jennifer November 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    It’s even harder to find a good one if you’re nursing… but I’ve heard that Nordstrom will convert any bra to a nursing one for $10! I haven’t tried it yet, but I think I’m going to. I just hope it’s not an urban legend!

    • Christi December 2, 2012 at 8:36 am

      Ok, if that is true that is AWESOME!!