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The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Wearing & Caring for Bras

The very first to go on and the last to come off, yes honey it’s your lingerie we are talking about. Your bra is the very foundation of your entire outfit. The right or wrong bra can make or break your entire look. You will be amazed to know that to date 80% of women don’t even know their correct bra size let alone the correct bra type for them.

The world of underfashion could be really confusing and intimidating. How to choose the right bra could be a really daunting task, but fret not! I’m here to help you pick the right bra, don it correctly and to take care of it properly.

Let’s get started with the ultimate bra guide.

1. Measure Your Self

First of all, it is very important to know your correct bra size. A tight bra can create unsightly bulges and make you feel uncomfortable throughout the day. Similarly, a loose-fitted bra will do no good to you. If you are into online bra shopping, all you need to do is take Clovia’s 2 min Fit Test, follow two easy steps and get to know your perfect size.

2. Know The Type

In today’s time, the market is flooded with different types of bras. You can choose from a range of padded, underwired, push-up and what not! But it is very important to pick the right bra type which may depend on a couple of things – breast shape, occasion and usage.

  • Identify your Breast Shape

Let’s admit girls, all of us can’t have the same breast shape. So it is pretty obvious the same bra style can’t fit all of us the same way. Not all bras styles are meant for everyone. If you are someone who is bottom-heavy, you might need an underwired bra or a push-up bra. But if you’re someone who has a different breast shape, you may need some other bra style. This is why it becomes very important to identify your breast shape and pick bras to complement your body type. Here’s a quick guide on how to choose the right bra and what bra goes best with which breast shape. Thank us later!

Bra Types According to Breast Shape

  • Occasion & Outfit

You can’t really wear a red lacy bra to work under a crisp white shirt right?  Or can you? So picking the right bra for your outfit is very crucial. There are a lot many tricky outfits out there that might make you wonder what bra to wear underneath. So here is a quick guide explaining the types of bras to wear with different dresses.

Bra Types According to Dress Shape

3. Wear it correctly

Even if the correct bra size doesn’t feel right then maybe you’re not wearing it correctly. A lot of women don’t know how to wear bra perfectly. Here’s the tip- the best way to wear a bra is by bending forward into a leaning posture. This allows your breast to naturally settle into the cups and all you have to do is a slight jiggle to fill the cups properly. After that, you just need to make sure the straps aren’t too tight or too loose. You can use the adjuster rings on the straps to fit you perfectly well. The bra band should not ride and you should make sure to hook all the clasps of the bra.

How to wear a bra properly

4. Store them properly

 Your expensive intimates need a little more attention & care as compared to your regular clothes. Padded and underwired bras can lose their shape if stuffed into a lingerie drawer or if buried under a pile of clothes. Always keep them neatly in a lingerie drawer with a lot of space or hang a couple of your bras on a hanger. This way you can retain the shape of your pretty little bras. While travelling, you can opt for a bra bag instead of stuffing it in the suitcase.

How to store the bras

5. Wash them correctly

Bras are the most delicate clothing item in a woman’s wardrobe. They definitely don’t deserve the harshness of a washing machine. The spinning, twisting and twirling can ruin the shape of your bras by damaging its underwire and padding. Always hand wash your bras with a mild detergent to make them last longer. Never wrinkle or squeeze them, place them flat on the surface and allow them to dry naturally.

How to hand wash a bra

Rachika Singh

Rachika Singh

Dipped in glitter and soaked with thoughts, Rachika just wants to share her experiences with the world. She is a foodie, a pet-lover and a writer, based out of Delhi and is obsessed with beauty, fashion, and food. Being a fashion enthusiast, she loves keeping herself updated with the latest trends.
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