Yesterday, I found out something that shocked me: my little sister only owns one kind of bra. One!! Kind!!! She found it a few years ago, loved it, and bought a bunch of different ones in different colors, and she’s stuck with it ever since. As someone who owns an abundance of bras for every possible situation, this came as a huge surprise to me. She, on the other hand, could not understand what I was freaking about it.
For anyone who agrees with her, let’s get this straight right now: all bras are not created equal. There’s a reason why there are so many varieties. One bra won’t work for every wardrobe moment of your life. I mean, you can’t wear your push-up bra to the gym, just like you can’t wear a black bra under a white t-shirt. Whether you’re new to this or you’ve just fallen into a pattern of wearing what you know and love (like my sister), listen up: here are the 10 bras every girl needs to own, like, right now. You already know what I’m buying my sister for Christmas this year.
A Push-Up BraA lot of girls with big boobs think they can't or shouldn't wear push-up bras since they already have a lot going on. That's not always true! I wouldn't advise wearing padded bras, but a push-up won't necessarily make your boobs look too much bigger - it will just push them up and make them look perkier. A good push-up bra can give you a big confidence boost. Find one that fits correctly so that you can be comfortable. You can buy this from Bare Necessities
A Plain T-Shirt BraEvery girl, regardless of size, needs a plain t-shirt bra that she can wear under anything, including the lightest of shirts. Lacy or embellished bras are fun, but they can stand out under your clothing in a bad way. Get something simple that won't be distracting. You can buy this from Bare Necessities
A Comfortable Strapless BraI'm doubtful that a truly comfortable strapless bra even exists, but sometimes we have to wear them, even if they are the worst. A strapless bra that fits nicely is definitely something worth splurging on. This one gets a lot of good reviews and comes in basic colors. You can buy this from Nordstrom
A Comfy BraletteBralettes for larger bust sizes DO exist... you just can't buy them at stores like Aerie or PINK. No bralette is going to give you the same support as an underwire option, but they're great for days you're lounging around and want to be comfy but want to still have at least a little support. This one is a really pretty option. You can buy this from Bare Necessities
A Full-Coverage BraA full-coverage bra is a necessity for any girl with larger breasts. Don't automatically think "boring" when you think of full-coverage - this one gives lots of support and is also beautiful and even a little sexy. Get something you can wear under a lot of things. You can buy this from Nordstrom
A Sports BraI know firsthand how hard it can be to buy a sports bra for large breasts. That's why I was freaking out when I found this one from UnderArmour that is actually amazing. It's comfortable, it holds the girls in even when you're running, and it comes in a bunch of colors. Yes, it squishes them down a little, but I'll sacrifice that for the comfort. You can buy this from UnderArmour
A Black BraEvery single girl out there should own a good black bra. You need to wear black bras under black clothing, because anything else will show through, especially if you're in a picture. This is a good option because it's simple and will work with anything. You can buy this from ASOS
A Go-To Nude BraA nude bra is another basic every girl needs. I like nude better than white because you can still white bras under white shirts - a nude color is your better option for wearing under white. Also, nude is better for any light color! This one is good because it's full coverage and looks really supportive and comfortable. I wear my nude bra the most out of anything, and I think other people do too, so it's best to make this a comfy fit. You can buy this from Nordstrom
A Convertible Strap BraI've found that it's hard for girls with big busts to be able to wear complicated tops, simply because it's difficult to maneuver a large bra around them. A convertible strap bra may not solve all your problems, but it is helpful if you want to wear a racerback or halter top. You can buy this from Nordstrom
A Sexy, Lacy BraLastly, every girl needs a beautiful, lacy bra that makes her feel super sexy. I worked at Victoria's Secret for a while, and even I can't say their bras are good for girls with big busts - but I do personally love their Very Sexy line. It doesn't have a huge range of options, but it can work for D and DD. Whatever brand you choose, get something that makes you feel amazing. You can buy this from Victoria's Secret
Which of these bras do you already own? How many bras do you have? What’s your favorite and least favorite kind? Tell me in the comments.