As I have said before buying plus size clothing has been getting easier, and this is certainly true when it comes to buying a bra. These days it is not difficult to find great looking lingerie that is comfortable for the curvier woman to wear and is not prohibitively expensive.
Having so much more choice is great, but you still need to take your time when you are buying. Wearing the right bra can make or break an outfit.
There is nothing worse than realizing when you see the photos that your silhouette has been ruined by an ill-fitting bra. Having taken the time to find the perfect party dress the last thing you want is to fall at the last hurdle by wearing the wrong underwear. Buying a bra is a skill and one that is well worth learning.
Getting the fit right
The most important consideration is getting the fit right. If you are not comfortable you will feel, and look unhappy. It is all but impossible to relax and have a good time when you are in pain because the under-wire is cutting into your breasts.
Virtually every time you go out to buy a bra, it is worth taking a few minutes to re-measure yourself. You can find out exactly how to do that by clicking this link.
The reason I say you should do it every time is that over time your breasts change. Not only do they get bigger and smaller as you gain or lose weight, they also change shape as you age. So, if it has been a couple of months since you last bought a bra it really is best that you re-measure yourself before going shopping.
Shop at the right time of the month
It is also worth bearing in mind that your breast size and shape can vary throughout your menstrual cycle. If you suffer from premenstrual swelling, it is probably best not to go shopping for a bra during that week.
Getting the style right
When buying a bra you need to think about the types of outfits that you are likely to be wearing over the next few months. If the summer is coming, it is probably worth trying to find that has removable, or see through straps. That way you can wear it with your summer frocks or tops. When buying a multiway bra it is particularly important to buy one with a good strong band that offers enough support when it is worn without the straps.
The size and shape of your breasts also plays a role in what style of bra you should be buying. For full-figured women a good level of support is essential. Balconette bras are a good option because they are versatile and help to lift the breasts. However, if you like to wear clothes with a low neckline, a well-made push-up bra would be a better choice.
Invest in a good quality bra
Buying cheap and flimsy bras is just a waste of money. They do not last long, are uncomfortable, and worst of all the fact they give zero support means that most women look awful in them.