Best Tips on How to Choose a Right Bra Type


Do you know how to choose a right bra type for yourself? Do you always feel comfortable in the bra you are wearing? When was the last time you had a professional fitting to find the correct bra size for yourself? I believe that every woman deserves to be comfortable in her bra. A bra is almost your second skin. Ideally, you wear it every day and all day long. It is important to not only choose a correct size and fit of the bra but also to understand what type suits your breast shape the best. Whilst the fit is the most crucial aspect, I believe there are more things to consider when choosing a bra type you should be wearing. I will be telling you about all of them in this blog post.

Choose a Brand You Can Trust

Initially, it is important to find your perfect lingerie brand. For example, today I am proud to partner with Chantelle Group to bring you this ultimate guide on how to choose a right bra type. My mum, sister and I have been very loyal fans of Chantelle for many years. We appreciate the quality of the lingerie that Chantelle brings to the market. Moreover, I had a chance to meet Chantelle team about a year ago. Within a second I fell in love with the brand even more. Chantelle is a representation of the perfect lingerie brand for me. The quality of the products is exceptional. The variety of models and colours is very wide. The team is very professional and, finally, Chantelle Group is a family business with its history and traditions.

and stick to it!..

Since I wear a bra every day, it is essential for me to have a high-quality bra made of soft fabrics. Also, it has to be designed to support my bra. Luckily, Chantelle focuses a lot on the right fit. Their lingerie patterns are designed to provide the best fit and support for the breast. Chantelle’s fitting expert, Sandra explained to me once that a high-quality bra should be made of many little pieces and feel very light. Therefore, when choosing a lingerie brand for yourself, make some research. Go to the department store with a variety of brands and just spend some time analysing the lingerie sets available. Pay attention to the weight of the bra, fabrics it is made of, how many pieces the pattern is made of, what types of bras the brand brings to the market, where is it produced?

Decide for yourself what brand suits you and your style the best. Trust me, the life will be so much easier for you, when you know exactly where to go when looking for a new bra.

Find a Type of Bra You Should Wear

Every 6 month I get a professional fitting by the expert to check my bra size. With losing/gaining some weight, the shape and size of your breast are likely to change. Therefore, it is important to get fitted in-store, especially if you are going to buy a new set. Even though I shop mostly online these days for everything, I always go to the store when buying a new lingerie set. This is because before I got the professional fitting for the first time, I was wearing a wrong size. I was sure my size was 36B. Imagine how surprised I was to find out it was actually 32DD.


During the last fitting, I was recommended to look at the Intuition balconette bra from Chantelle. It is a seductive style suitable for every day. It comes in sizes DD+. This bra is crafted with tulle cups adorned with beautiful floral embroidery for a pretty touch. This breathable soft style offers uplift and support with underwiring and a flattering neckline. Designed with a stretch under band and fully adjustable straps for the perfect fit, fine lace trimming, and delicate bows lend an ultra-feminine flourish. I could not resist to completing my set with the matching briefs in a shorty.


Intuition bra provides me with a great support during the day. It is very light and perfect to wear underneath thin tops. I like that it covers my breast a bit more than the half-cup that I used to wear a lot. Visually this helps to create a nicer rounder shape of my breast thanks to the vertical seams on the cups. It is a great bra for all necklines.

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Push-Up Bra vs Regular Bra

Of course, a push-up bra is a great innovation because it gives us ladies a lot of confidence. When deciding on a push-up bra, you have to think about structure, style, and use of the bra. Whether it’s for that special someone or just to boost your self-confidence. Push-up bras come in different shapes. The shape of the push-up bra you buy is based on the outfit you will wear with the push-up bra. this type of bra comes in many different styles. Some have lace, others beads, and others are plain. Push-up bras work best when you can’t tell you are wearing one. That means don’t wear an intricately designed bra underneath thin blouses and make sure the outfit you wear the push-up bra under is the right outfit for the bra.


Push-Up Bra

I think a push-up bra is a great type of bra for a night out or a date night. It gives you a more seductive look which is appropriate for an occasion.  I love Presage Lace Push-Up Bra from Chantelle. The soft cups of the bra have removable padding, making this a great style to go from day to night. It is essential for me to have an option. Presage gives you the option to wear a bra without a padding during the day. Isn’t great? The sexy plunging center can be worn with nearly any outfit. Although, it is perfectly designed to wear with a V neckline tops.


Regular Bra

One of the main benefits to wearing a regular bra is the support you get. A regular bra is what one would refer to as a brassiere, a female undergarment that is worn to support the breasts. In addition to support, a bra would also shape up the body, thereby giving it a firmer appearance. A regular bra is usually full-cupped, made with light fabrics such as cotton and often trimmed with lace or other materials that enhance its looks. It provides maximum support for the breast while covering the entire breast.


Bras are worn for comfort as well as for appearance purposes, but mostly a regular bra is worn for functional purposes. Support and to reduce bounce would be the topmost priority in a regular bra while providing maximum comfort to the wearer at the same time. Regular bras can be worn underneath loose fitting outfits for casual wear. I like C Chic Sexy plunge bra in jeans because it gives me all the benefits of the regular bra and looking gorgeous at the same time.


This Chantelle’s bestseller provides everyday lift and support, up to an FF cup. The deep plunging center and cups made of supportive signature jacquard are smooth under clothing, making this style easy to wear under anything. Angled seaming on the cups provide maximum lift and center the breast tissue, creating the look of a longer, thinner waist. Leotard or a U-shaped back helps to take weight off your shoulders for the ultimate comfort fit.


Sexy Lingerie to Keep Things Spicy

Finally, when you know, that it is essential to find your favourite lingerie brand and the correct size of the bra, it is time to get creative. I think it is important to have a couple of sexy sets of lingerie in every woman’s wardrobe. Not only your man will appreciate it but also it gives a lot of confidence to the ladies who is just looking for The One to impress. When choosing a bra for a special occasion, make sure it enhances all your best features. In my opinion, half cup bra is the best choice. It displays your breast a bit more whilst still being comfortable to wear.


Perfect your cleavage under low-cut tops with half cup bra in any style and design your lingerie drawer will love you for. Merci half cup bra from Chantelle is made entirely of soft and supportive Lycra lace. It is a very sexy lace bra for irresistible shape and lift. Mounted on a base to ensure a good fit up to an F cup. Feminine lace and elegant scalloped edging are perfect for a date night. This underwired bra features adjustable straps and secures with a two hook and eye fastening. What is not to love about it? Pair it with a tanga or shorty and you are good to go!

READ RELATED: Passionata Lingerie Review.


What is your favourite bra type? When was the last time you get fitted by the expert?

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    • 31 October 2016 / 8:25 PM

      Chantelle is literally the best 🙂
      I am so glad you love it xxx

  1. 31 October 2016 / 9:15 PM

    Thank you for this post. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous too.

  2. 31 October 2016 / 11:44 PM

    I love this post! Mainly because I really love nice undergarments. This is so informative. I love the lace pieces the most.


  3. 1 November 2016 / 6:00 AM

    All of these bras are so beautiful! I love your tips on how to choose the right bra. I really think I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time!


  4. 1 November 2016 / 6:18 PM

    Omgshhhhh that purple bra is to die for! My fave color 🙂 I usually am not one to wear bras though, especially in the fall when I can totally get away with wearing a loose sweater 😛 I am all for bralettes and my fave ones are from Urban Outfitters! xo, sharon

  5. 1 November 2016 / 7:13 PM

    Having a fitted bra can definitely make a difference! I thought I kind of knew my perfect size, but since I found out it has definitely been for the better. And the ones you featured here are gorgeous, love lace ones! Xx

    • 1 November 2016 / 11:06 PM

      Thank you, sweetie

  6. Anouk
    1 November 2016 / 7:23 PM

    Very nice underwear! Choosing the right bra is very important indeed because if you wear something comfortable, you will automatically feel good.


    • 1 November 2016 / 11:06 PM

      I can’t agree more. Makes such a difference

  7. 1 November 2016 / 8:18 PM

    Oh my goodness that is such a difference in bra size!!! I’m glad you were able to get a proper fitting, makes me think I may need to go back and get mine double checked. Ha, that sounds like I need to get my car checked. Regardless these bras are super cute, the red one is my fave!!

    Danielle | <3

    • 1 November 2016 / 11:06 PM

      Gosh, I was so surprised with the branded size! I know haha 🙂
      I mean, checking your size once again sounds like a good idea always xxx

  8. Pamela
    1 November 2016 / 9:13 PM

    As a G cup I have a hard time finding bras especially at department stores. I really resonate with gong with a brand you know and trust.

    • 1 November 2016 / 11:05 PM

      I agree. I think it is a way to go. Makes everything so much easier once you have found “your brand” xxx

  9. 1 November 2016 / 9:31 PM

    Wow looks amazing! Such a great post!


    • 1 November 2016 / 11:04 PM

      Thank you. I am so glad you find it useful xxx

  10. Kristine-Bites of Flavor
    1 November 2016 / 10:35 PM

    This is great!! I went through too many years not knowing how to get the right bra and it was life changing to find that perfect bra. Fabulous tips!!

    • 1 November 2016 / 11:03 PM

      Thank you, my dear, I am so glad you found it useful

  11. 1 November 2016 / 10:51 PM

    Getting professional measurements is the way to go. When you know the correct and comfortable size of your bra, you have gotten peace.

    • 1 November 2016 / 11:03 PM

      I can’t agree more! Correct size is there base xxx

  12. Lindsey
    1 November 2016 / 10:59 PM

    Sad fact – at 30 years old I still don’t think I am choosing correctly! Thank you!

    • 1 November 2016 / 11:02 PM

      It would be a great idea to have a professional fitting for you. Good thing is, you can always get fitted for free at Chantelle, you don’t have to buy necessarily.

  13. 1 November 2016 / 11:36 PM

    Thank you! I needed that 🙂

  14. 1 November 2016 / 11:44 PM

    Such gorgeous pictures!!! love it so much!


  15. 2 November 2016 / 3:08 AM

    I have always been curious about the Chantelle lingerie brand ever since I saw a cute set during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I also spent many years wearing the wrong size, until I got properly sized by a professional. Question: how does their sizing compare to Victoria’s Secret? I really want to try this brand, especially now since you love it so much 🙂

  16. 2 November 2016 / 3:54 AM

    these photos are BEAUTIFUL! And i love these type of bras actually! Lacy and sexy! Great tips too by the way!

  17. 2 November 2016 / 6:10 AM

    Wow! I never thought to put that much into buying a bra…but your points are all so valid that I will have to start making more effort!

  18. 2 November 2016 / 2:25 PM

    Such great tips dear! I am currently searching for a my ideal brand for bras and underwear and I think it is very important to get measured again by someone who knows well about bra sizes. These pieces from Chantelle are fantastic, so feminine, elegant and sexy, but look comfy and good fitting too! I hope to find them in Greece! 🙂 Amazing photos too!
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  19. Danny
    2 November 2016 / 4:31 PM

    I like neutral, cos it fits with everything. And whenever I was buying bras, ladies in the store were so nice, to help me find the right one. But thx for the tipy anyway 🙂

  20. 2 November 2016 / 5:19 PM

    It’s so important to have a comfortable but pretty bra to wear. I’ve certainly worn some dodgy cheap ones in my time. I don’t compromise anymore.

  21. Tamara
    2 November 2016 / 6:39 PM

    It’s so sad that most women don’t wear the right sized bra! I really love your lingerie selection!


    Tamara –

  22. 3 November 2016 / 3:23 PM

    Great tips, lady- wearing the right size bra is SO important!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  23. 4 November 2016 / 3:10 PM

    Love these tips and the photos are so beautiful, you are featuring some nice designs. I definitely need these tips right now with my changing body during pregnancy it is hard to find the right fit sometimes. Thanks for sharing love!

    Blame it on Barneys

  24. Lorna
    5 November 2016 / 11:59 PM

    Some of these bras are stunning! I agree how you need to find the right bras and stick to them, I have a select few I love that work well for me.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  25. 7 November 2016 / 1:53 AM

    You’ve reminded me that I should seriously get measured again as all my bras seem far too big!! These Chantelle bras are all stunning, my fave is the stunning mauve lace one

    Rachel xx

  26. 7 November 2016 / 7:06 AM

    I was just recently measured and was surprised to find I was wearing one size too small! Thankfully I’m wearing the appropriate size now, it makes so much of a difference!

    xoxo Rina

  27. Emma
    8 November 2016 / 12:23 AM

    Couldn’t agree more that a bra is probably the single most important thing we wear. If it doesn’t fit correctly it can seriously stunt growth and cause so many problems in later life. Great informative post, glad you’re shedding light on such a sensitive topic for so many women!

    Emma | Fashion Photographer and Model |

  28. 9 November 2016 / 3:09 AM

    Wow! interesting info! I have never thought about the type of bra I wear.

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