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best support bras

Way too many of us are living our lives wearing bras that do nothing for our outfits and our confidence. We’re going about our days fixing our bra straps, pulling down our bands, and adjusting the cups thinking that it’s completely normal when it’s not. Adjusting a strap or a cup every once in a while is one thing, but if you’re constantly fixing your bra throughout the day, something is very wrong with the fit. It’s a sure sign that the bra you’re one isn’t the one for you, and quite frankly, you deserve so much better. You wouldn’t let your friends wear bras that didn’t fit them perfectly, so why should you? It’s time to show yourself the same love and care.

Which sounds great, but it doesn’t exactly help you find your dream bra – the one that solves all of your fit issues and makes you look like a billion bucks.

A supportive bra, defined

A supportive bra should fit your body like a glove, support your breast tissue without causing discomfort or pain, stay in place throughout the day, and blend seamlessly with the rest of your wardrobe. When you’re wearing it, you’ll find yourself forgetting that you’re even wearing a bra. In addition to feeling like a supportive hug, it makes your clothes fit better and boosts your confidence tenfold.

Yes, bras like this do exist! You don’t need to suffer in a bra that isn’t right for you.

Here’s how to find a bra that checks off all the boxes:

Shopping for a supportive bra

what is the best bra for support

Vanna Plunge Padded Bra | Vanna Hipster in Black/Gray

1.  Get a bra fitting

If you haven’t had a bra fitting in the last six months or more, do yourself a favor and get a bra fitting. Not only will the bra fitter be able to determine your bra size, but they’ll also handpick bras for you to try on. They might also open up your eyes to different styles and brands that you wouldn’t typically pick out for yourself. Plus, you can throw out your old bras and take home your new ones on the same day – no need to wait for your order to come in the mail.

2.  Get to know your breast shape

Do you know your breast shape? It’s the key to finding a supportive bra. Everyone who wears lingerie can benefit from learning about their breast shape – and it only takes a few minutes to determine which shape you have. Check out our guide here when you’re ready to get started.

3.  Try everything on

Trying on a wide range of styles is the best way to figure out which styles work best for you. Now that you know your bra size and breast shape, finding the right bras will be much easier. If you’re an online shopper, you’ll still want to read the product reviews and check the size charts (bras can be in UK sizing, US sizing, etc.), but you’ll probably be fine ordering bras online at this point. Just be sure to check the store’s return policy and chat with them before ordering if you have any questions.

Pro tips

It’s always a good idea to set a budget before shopping for new lingerie. It’ll give you a starting point and keep you from spending more than you can afford. That way you can focus on the beautiful lingerie that is within your budget and not worry about feeling guilty or suffering from buyer’s remorse later. Lastly, remember that lingerie that helps you feel good about your body is another form of self care. It’s important to edit your lingerie wardrobe every so often and replace, donate, or toss the bras that don’t fit anymore. Why not start today?

where can i buy a good support bra

Vanna Unlined Wire Bra | Vanna Hipster in Black/Gray

We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. As a writer for Parfait, she helps readers find the lingerie they've been looking for online and in local lingerie stores. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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