What styles of bra should I buy?
I recommend having several types of bras in your bra wardrobe. A nude, smooth bra is best under a white shirt. A plunge bra is best for v-neck tops, wrap dresses and certain tops that require a strapless or halter bra. Lace bras can often offer better shape and support and can be worn under a variety of tops. You don’t wear the same shoes with every outfit, why would you wear the same bra?
How many bras should I buy?
I recommend at least 7. A good, quality bra will cost on average between $80-$120.
What is the difference between a contour bra and a padded bra?
A contour bra is simply lined with a modesty panel, just thick enough to create a shape and hide your nipples. A padded bra has additional padding designed to make you look bigger than you really are. If you are concerned about your nipples showing under a non-contour or lace bra you can always wear re-usable nipple covers.
I have a large chest. What is the best type of bra for me?
Bras that have seams and lace are going to offer the best shape and support. They will lift you up and out, giving you more of an hourglass shape, making you look smaller and thinner.