It’s easy to think of bras as merely utilitarian, devices to keep the girls snug and stable. But why not have fun while you’re keeping everything under control? You can use a bra to make your breasts look bigger or smaller, perkier, higher, or rounder—and be in style to boot.
Women who have had breast augmentation should treat their new assets with love and extra special support. After all, since you’ve spent the time and money to get them just right, you really need to take advantage of your new look by wearing the most flattering bra styles.
Ideally, every woman should have a rotation of at least seven bras in her drawer, one for each day of the week. Rotating your bras ensures that they maintain their elasticity longer and give you the proper support. It’s nice if you can get a professional fitting, but you should always try on bras before buying to make sure they fit properly as well as flatter your silhouette. An ill-fitting bra can cause headaches, back problems, and muscle tension; it’s especially important that bras for large-breasted women fit properly. If you’re curious about whether you’re wearing the correct size bra, try this handy calculator.
Once you’ve got the right size, then you can branch out and experiment with the various styles in your favorite lingerie shop. Here are some ideas:
- Padded. Padded bras come with a wide variety of fillers. Cups come filled with the old staple cotton padding, but you might want to try the new gel, air-pump, or silicone pocket cups for a delicious fun feel and look. You can increase the size of your breasts by as much as two sizes with padded bras or just add a little shape if that’s the look you’re after.
- Push Up. The push-up has been around for decades and is the bra of choice for gals with a little less than they’d like. A push-up bra adds fullness and lift, while leaving you with lovely cleavage. A push-up bra also is ideal for large-breasted women who lack natural cleavage. (Cleavage, by the way, isn’t dependent on size—it’s related to how far away your breasts are from one another.)
- Balcony. The balcony bra, also referred to as the balconette, just pushes up your breasts, unlike the push-up that lifts up and in to create cleavage. The balcony style enhances the cleavage you’ve already got and has wide-set straps, perfect to wear under scoop- or wide-neck garments.
- Demi Cup. For a little ooh-la-la effect, consider this style which reveals the upper portion of the breast. It too has straps that sit wide on the chest like the balcony bra.
- Plunge. Wear a plunge bra when you slip on those low-necked numbers. A plunge bra has a deep central gore, the ideal style to wear with a plunging neckline. You can get great support from a plunge bra without being risqué.
Experiment with some of these styles and you might just find a new favorite. It’s important to wear the right style to complement your garment choices, too. If you’ve been thinking that your girls might need more than just a new bra, contact us. We’d be happy to schedule a consult to see how we might help—a augmentation, a lift, or even a reduction can each shape and enhance your breasts.