Shape Matters: The perfect bra to match your body type

FPJ Bureau | Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 04:12 AM IST


It’s important to find the perfect bra to match your body type

Picking the right bra is as important as picking the right outfit. Lingerie does more than keep everything in place – it has the power to determine your mood for the day and even make you feel invincible, says a spokesperson from Pretty Secrets. It’s important to wear a bra that matches your body type…



Type: Women who are small or flat chested fall under the petite category. But contrary to popular belief, women who are petite can still look and feel sexy even if they’re a 32A. It all comes down to the choosing the right bra.

What you need: Even though there are many small or flat chested jokes out there, the truth is that when it comes to choosing a bra, almost all styles are a perfect match. If you’re looking for a boost, then you can go for the push-up bra, if you want to add a little more volume under those low neck tops you can try the plunge and if you just want to show them off the way they are then bralettes are what you need.



Type: When one breast is bigger than the other then it’s classified as uneven. If you fall into this category, don’t worry as 42% of women have uneven breasts.

What you need: While shopping for bras make sure the bra fits your larger breast. Look for bras with a thin layer of foam which can act as a nice filler to mould the smallness of your other breast or go for bras which have removable inserts.



Type: Women in this category usually have their breasts going east-west and want to bring them in towards the centre.

What you need: You should go for T-shirt bras. Since there is a gap between your breasts, the centre gore between the wires helps provide side support as well as helps push the breasts to the centre.


Type: Shallow or settling breasts are a tad bit higher up on the chest and lack volume towards the top but are broader towards the bottom. Women who fall under this category usually experience gaping problems at the top of their bras and they don’t fully fill up the cup.

What you need: If you have this problem, then you should probably opt for bras with less coverage. A demi bra is perfect as it shows more of the upper breasts and fills in the cups perfectly as compared to full coverage bras.

Bell Shaped

Type: Bell-shaped, as the name suggests, are breasts which are slightly thinner on the top before rounding out into a curve on the bottom.

What you need: A full coverage bra is ideal since it will provide extra support to women with this breast type who are also bustier.

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Published on: Sunday, December 09, 2018, 04:21 AM IST