Bras 101: Find Your Best-Fitting Style

Not all bras are created equal. Case in point: every underthing from La Perla. Whether you’re petite or large-chested, this purveyor of Italian luxury has a style for you. Read up. Then let these sultry pieces work their charm.


The Demi
Ideal For: All Cup Sizes
Has an open, cleavage-baring neckline and minimal padding that work best with petite frames. It’s designed to be worn with scoop-neck tops while still supporting and shaping.

The Push-Up
Ideal For: A–C Cups
Strategically placed padding along the bottom and sides of the cups provides maximum lift for a little (or a lot of) extra va-va-voom. If you’re petite or average, wear it to enhance the bust line in any low-cut or tight-fitting top.

The Underwire
Ideal For: B–DD Cups
In most bras, tiny wires are inserted beneath the cups to lift, shape, and support. If you’re larger-chested, wear this style for a smooth appearance under any top.

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 4, 2013