What to Consider When Buying a New Bra

When you wake up in the morning, you put effort into the way you look. You dress to impress and you dress to make yourself feel good. If you’re wearing elegant outfits but still holding on to the same old bra, it might be time to invest in some new lingerie. Your body is a work of art, and the bras you wear can be, too. Even so, it can be tough to find a bra that’s both sexy and practical for everyday wear. A good lingerie set can do wonders for your confidence, and your body deserves to be celebrated just as much as celebrities and Instagram models. 

In any case, those shopping mall bras just aren’t cutting it anymore. A bra might look and feel great in the store only to quickly wear out when you get home. On top of that, you deserve to treat yourself. You need a bra that suits you, something that’s provocative and still practical. If it’s been a few years since you measured your bust and band size, you could even be wearing the wrong cup size altogether. Asking a store clerk to measure your bust can be even more uncomfortable.

Fortunately, bra shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. There are so many gorgeous bra styles to suit every occasion—from daily wear to that special night you have been anticipating with your partner. Shopping for clothes and finding items that make you feel sexy and confident should be an enjoyable experience. Bra shopping is just another way to express yourself, and it’s something that you do solely for yourself and maybe your partner. With clothes shopping, there is always some pressure to stick to a certain look or trend that we see on social media. 

While bra trends come and go, you can choose a bra that’s catered to your personal tastes and lifestyle. Fashion blogger Katie O’Malley recommends wearing a variety of different bras to avoid posture issues and allow for ease of movement. Only wearing tight sports bras, for instance, can restrict the movement of your ribcage. Even so, if you generally prefer sports bras and other athleisure, you should feel free to wear them as you see fit. If feminine, lacy lingerie is more your style, there are plenty of looks to choose from. Bras are just another fashion choice, albeit a more private one, that you can use to express yourself. 

While some bras are all about fashion and lace, most women are looking for bras that are comfortable enough to wear on a daily basis. Read on if you need some tips for finding the cutest and most comfortable bras on your next shopping trip.

Choose a Comfortable Fabric

Do you switch your bras depending on the season? If you wear the same bras year-round, it might be time to change that. Cotton and microfiber bras are both ideal for everyday wear, but a microfiber bra tends to be better for summer heat since the fabric is lighter. Cotton bras are versatile and comfortable, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Silk bras, of course, are extremely delicate and luxurious. They have a sleek shine and a very elegant beauty. Because they’re more delicate, they’re best used as loungewear or for special occasions rather than worn out and about. Finally, if you’re looking for something to keep you extra warm in the winter, you can invest in a wool bra. These are extremely snuggly, perfect for fall and winter weather, and usually come in ribbed designs.

Check Your Size

Before you head out to the mall or place a lingerie order online, it may be best to double-check your band and bust size. Just grab a measuring tape and start by measuring just underneath your breasts, wrapping completely around your body and keeping the tape parallel to your current bra band. Next, measure across the center of your bust. Finally, subtract your bust size from your band size to determine your cup size.

Remember That You Are Art

While bra shopping can be intimidating, check out inclusive brands that make bras designed to hug your curves. You deserve to feel like a model or a princess, whichever is your preference. If you love all things girly and feminine, look for corset-style lingerie or lingerie with lots of lace and delicate floral patterns. If you’re looking for something to wear in the bedroom, you might choose something strappy or a bodysuit to express your dominant side. If you just need a bra to suit everyday wear or daily workout sessions, you might opt for a sports bra or t-shirt bra. The options are endless so you will be sure to find a bra that makes you feel comfortable and confident.


Bras are different from other types of clothing because they’re just for you. That means going bra shopping is the perfect opportunity to experiment. If you want to try out a bra style that’s more feminine or masculine than your usual look, why not go for it?