Here’s why wearing the right bra is important: It can transform your shape and posture dramatically. Which means it can make your OOTD look more amazing. But given the plethora of bras available in the market, how do you find the right one? Whether it’s for a halterneck dress or just to head out for brunch in a t-shirt, we’ve sorted out the must-have bras that each woman needs to keep in her wardrobe at all times.
Lumière Anissa stretch-jersey underwired bra, $356, from Eres
Best for: Sheer tops
Why: Sheer tops are particularly tricky, because you want a bra that remains discreet without skimping on support. You need one that’s close to your skin tone, and smooth enough that it won’t poke up against the fabric. That’s why we like this one from Eres. It’s set to perk you up, while remaining undetectable.
Perfectly Fit padded strapless bra, $50, from Calvin Klein Underwear
Best for: Bustier dresses
Why: Bustier and strapless dresses are huge now, thanks to fashion brands returning to their celebration of the female form. This one from Calvin Klein comes amply padded and with a seamless fit, so it never shows up when you’re wearing it.
Naked Touch tulle-trimmed stretch-satin underwired bra, $86, from Calvin Klein Underwear
Best for: T-shirts
Why: When you’re wearing something as shapeless as a t-shirt, you’d be surprised at how a great bra can help transform your shape. But given that t-shirt knits show up a visible bra line, it’s important that you find one that can remain hidden throughout your day. A smooth cup design is essential, and avoid anything that’s got too many textured fabrics, seams or straps.
Lace-trim bra, $185, from Emporio Armani
Best for: Boyfriend shirts
Why: Just because it’s loose-fitted doesn’t mean you can slap on any bra and call it a day. In fact—like the t-shirt—a good bra with proper support transforms the way you look, even with a boxy shirt on. Look for a design that comes with two or three parts to the cup construction for a boosted lift.
Alexis longline halter convertible padded bralette, $59, from Perk by Kate
Best for: Tank tops
Why: Have a bit of fun when you’re wearing a tank top, and layer a flirty bra that you wouldn’t mind showing off a little underneath. Not only is it more comfortable than a strapless bra, it’s a great way to get some layering in our hot weather too.
Jackie padded halter, $62, from Perk by Kate
Best for: Halterneck dresses
Why: Strapless bras should really become your last option, so invest in a gorgeous halter-cut bra top that won’t peek out when you’re in your favourite summer dress. This design from local brand Perk by Kate gives you added oomph via padded cups, so you’ll stay sultry all day.
Text: Aaron Kok / The Singapore Women’s Weekly / November 2017
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