At HerRoom, we believe that finding the best bra style and fit for your shape and size is vital to building the perfect lingerie wardrobe. That's why we carry hundreds of the most in-demand bra brands and styles on the market. Our mission is simple: We want to provide the most form-flattering and well-fitting bras for every woman, whether she's petite, average, large-breasted or plus size.
Whatever cup and band size you are, we have the bra for you. Whether you're looking for a strapless bra to wear under an evening gown or a contour bra to fit smoothly under T-shirts and sweaters, you'll find a variety of comfortable and flattering bras for all sizes, styles and shapes.
Start building your perfect lingerie wardrobe today by shopping for a range of bra styles, including underwire, demi, T-shirt, strapless, convertible, bralette, push-up, sports, minimizer, nursing and more.
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Bra cups with surgical-quality reusable adhesive on the inside of the cups. Great for backless styles and styles where no regular bra will work.
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Unlined wireless bra worn for leisure and sleeping. Often doesn't have a closure, so is pulled on over your head.
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Straps either come off or are detachable on one end so they can be worn over one shoulder, criss-crossed in the back, as a halter, racerback, or strapless.
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Typically a longline strapless or convertible bra where the band can be cinched in by laces or multiple rows of hook & eye closures. Cups are usually demi style to show off upper breast tissue.
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Cups have shorter underwires, less upper breast coverage and wide-set straps.
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The closure is in the front between the cups instead of in the back.
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Bra bands extend to the waist or lower.
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Designed to reduce breast projection and cup size.
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Cup design made up of two or more fabric pieces sewn together. The most supportive bra style available, with seaming to center breast tissue and give breasts a beautiful shape.
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Padding added to the inside of the cups to add size and eliminate nipple definition.
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Designed for women with petite frames, with cups closer together and pared down, shorter straps and shorter underwires.
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A low center panel to allow for plunging necklines and the appearance of more cleavage.
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Cups with various pads to push breasts up and inward to optimize cleavage and bust size.
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Also called T-back and sports back bras. Straps attach in the center of the back to keep them hidden under sleeveless and cut-away tops.
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Cups made with a single piece of fabric without seams, molded and shaped over a pre-determined breast form.
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Underwire bra with a very small lower cup that doesn't cover the nipples.
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Specially designed to minimize breast movement during exercise.
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Bras without straps, often with removeable and convertible straps.
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Molded, seamless cups with a layer of foam for shape and modesty.
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Bras with underwires for breast support and definition.
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Bras without underwires.
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Do you own more than one type of bra? Many women don’t and it can actually hold you back style-wise. Let’s chat about the Six Must-Have Bra Styles that every woman needs to have in her wardrobe. As we go through this list I hope it will inspire you to round out your collection so you are ready to look your best every day.
This list is a wonderful reference tool if you are looking to build your bra wardrobe or perhaps refresh your lingerie (bras do wear out after all).
Here at HerRoom, I offer gorgeous bras in every style on this list (plus many others you might enjoy!). Let’s walk through the bras I recommended most.
The Seamless Bra
First on my list of Must Have Bra Styles is The Seamless Bra. This is an essential bra style that every woman should have in her fashion arsenal to wear every day.
What is a Seamless Bra?
Most commonly this is either a t-shirt or contour cup bra where the cups have been molded into a permanent shape and fit. This bra can give a smooth and almost transparent look under clothing. They are particularly suitable under revealing and tight-fitting tops.
Another benefit of a seamless bra is that it can be a little stretchy in the cups. Making this, a great solution for women who are slightly uneven because both cups will fit.
If you are looking for modesty and full-coverage, look for a t-shirt style bra.
Full-figured tip: It is important to note that this bra does not provide the most uplift in larger cup sizes. Larger cups really get the best uplift with seams in the cups (see our selection of Seamed bras below). If you do choose to wear a seamed bra but want that seamless look, a solution would be to wear a camisole over your seamed bra – this eliminates the look of seams under clothing. And, manufacturers have done a great job in recent years to get seams to lie really flat so that they do not show under blouses, and even t-shirts as long as they are not too thin.
Benefits of a Seamless Bra:
Coverage: Varies. If it is a t-shirt style with a thin layer of foam, the coverage will be excellent. Without the foam, the coverage will be minimal.
Fullness: Provides a smooth look without adding fullness to your cup size.
Support: Maximum support, excellent for all breast sizes.
Wear It With: T-shirts, fitted tops, anytime you want a smooth, seamless look.
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The Strapless Bra
Next on my list of Must Have Bra Styles is The Strapless Bra. The ultimate in bare-shouldered beauty for day or night.
What is a Strapless Bra?
An underwire bra with wide sides, no straps or removable straps, and a hook back. Many times silicone is glued to the upper and lower edges of the bra to keep it secure on the body. Mostly worn with strapless tops, evening gowns or with tops where a normal bra would show.
Important Note About Sizing: A strapless bra is actually the ultimate test to see if you are in the right bra size. Since they can’t cheat by holding you up with straps. If you feel you need to change your size for a strapless bra, chances are your strapless bra size is actually your truer bra size. The old wives tale that you need to change your bra size for a strapless is simply that because manufacturers design strapless bras to fit women in their true bra size.
Full-figured tip: Full figure women should consider a strapless corset or longline bra.
Quick note about clear straps: I recommend you avoid clear straps to aid in support. These straps try to be invisible but often they catch the light in an odd shiny way and can detract from your outfit. Because of that, I’m not a fan. Get the right bra size instead. I also wear my strapless a lot in the summer when I have a top with cut-away armholes or lots of straps. It’s much easier than constantly checking to see if your straps have stayed in place. And again, a well fitting strapless is comfortable and you forget you are wearing it.
Benefits of a Strapless Bra:
Coverage: Full coverage is typical but there are varieties with less.
Fullness: Some styles will offer additional padding while many work to support without adding fullness.
Support: Medium level support.
Wear It With: Strapless bras used to be reserved for fancy evening gowns but today women wear them day or night whenever they want to show off their shoulders or avoid bra straps being seen.
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The Seamed Bra
Third on my list of Must Have Bra Styles is The Seamed Bra. The beauty of the seamed bra is in the structure and shape that it provides. The seam details are what provide unparalleled uplift to your bust making this particularly ideal for larger cup sizes.
What is a Seamed Bra?
Any bra that has seams running through the cup. A seamed bra tends to give more support than a seamless bra because seams determine the cup’s exact shape and size. There are many combinations of seams and the best support is the one with a vertical center seam. You can learn more about this bra structure here.
A seamed bra is essential for women endowed with a D cup or larger.
While the seams will show, today this is less of a problem thanks to manufacturing that is creating more low-profile seams. Note that European women like seams showing – proof that they are wearing an expensive and high-quality bra. It’s a pride thing.
Benefits of a Seamed Bra:
Coverage: This will vary depending on the fabrics used.
Fullness: These typically do not have padding to add to the fullness of your cup size, instead focuses on giving lift and structure to your breast.
Support: Maximum support, excellent for all breast sizes, especially D-cup and larger.
Wear It With: Ideal when wearing layers or when you don’t mind having seams appear under your blouse (which is a very European style!)
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The Convertible Bra
Fourth on my list of Must Have Bra Styles is The Convertible Bra. Versatility is the hallmark of this bra, as it can transform to allow you to hide your bra straps while still getting the support you need. Because of this, convertible bras are the perfect choice to pack on a trip – one bra can work under many fashion styles.
What is a Convertible Bra?
A convertible bra has straps which can be worn in up to six different configurations: conventional, halter, one-shoulder, off-the-shoulder, crisscrossed, and strapless. Some convertible bras have straps that are attached to the cups. Note: convertible bras with straps connected directly to cups cannot be worn in all six configurations.
We make it easy for you to see the possibilities when shopping for convertible bras on HerRoom.com. We give you specific details about the various options and possible configurations possible for each convertible bra we sell.
Benefits of a Convertible Bra:
Coverage: Most offer full coverage.
Fullness: There are options with and without padding.
Support: This bra is very similar to a strapless bra, so support levels will vary.
Wear It With: Anything that would benefit from a non-traditional strap pattern including tops and dresses with revealing shoulders, halters, racer backs, or similar silhouettes.
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The Comfort Bra
Fifth on my list of Must Have Bra Styles is The Comfort Bra or a Bralette. A necessity for those times when you just want something simple to relax in.
These types of bras may not give a lot of uplift and high support, but when you want to unwind at the end of the day or lounge on the weekend, a comfort bra is what you want.
What is a Comfort Bra or Bralette?
A bralette is generally a less structured bra that comes in t-shirt sizing (S, M, L, XL, etc) rather than bra sizing.
Bralettes are the less structured bras you turn to for weekends and sleep/leisure wear. If you’re relaxing and just want to be comfortable, a bralette can be the perfect answer. They can be see-through, sexy stretch lace in vibrant colors, or unembellished.
Shelf bras are common, with linings that feature pockets to insert light removable padding. These bralettes provide modesty as well as shape, with covered elastic underbands to stabilize support. Racerbacks are popular, in both lacy and sporty looks.
Open cups and peek-a-boo slits add a racy look to sexy styles. Longlines and cami styles give you a bit more support with a taller bottom band. Bralette multipacks are economical and convenient, many with more than one color.
Full-figured tip: In addition to wearing these when lounging during the day, many women with larger cup sizes find these to be wonderful bras for sleeping in as well.
Benefits of a Comfort Bra or Bralette:
Coverage: Varies. Typically coverage is minimal although some styles are available with light removable padding for modesty.
Support: These bras offer the lightest level of support.
Wear It With: Leisurewear, sleepwear or whatever you prefer when you want to fully relax.
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The Minimizer Bra
Last on my list of Must Have Bra Styles is The Minimizer Bra. Perfect if you are looking to make your bust appear smaller.
What is a Minimizer Bra?
A minimizer bra gives the appearance of reducing the projection of the wearer’s breasts. This allows you to more easily wear front-button shirts and blouses without gaping.
A minimizer bra works by designing a cup that distributes the breast flesh. It widens the base of your breast and thus reduces a breast’s height – think hill vs. mountain. It’s important to note that a minimizer only shifts the mass in areas other than directly in front. No bra can actually reduce breast size.
Also, a minimizer is the one bra style where it is not necessary that the center panel rest on your sternum – there can be some distance.
Important Note About Sizing: A minimizer bra may reduce your bust line by as much as one and a quarter inches but it is critical that you buy this bra in your normal bra size. Going down a size will not give you greater minimizing benefits.
Benefits of a Minimizer Bra:
Coverage: Full coverage is available.
Fullness: None, this bra is all about reduction.
Wear It With: Button-down shirts, blazers, and other garments that you tend to have trouble with gaping.
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Quite a list, isn’t it? Did you pick up any new tips or even discover one or two that you want to add to your lingerie wardrobe?
While this list only covers 6 essential bras, I actually have a few more to recommend. Watch the video below to see my complete list of essential bras and why I consider them to be so important to help you look and feel your best in your bra.
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Around the web you'll find list after list regarding "bra mistakes," but they all have the same figurative bra commandments. We wanted to take this a step further and speak about issues real women are experiencing daily when it comes to bra mistakes, and then as your bra fit expert – offer real tried and true advice.
Let's get started:
Bra Mistake #1 You're Ignoring the Fit
We could drag this point out to the length of a book, or you could come to terms with the fact that your bra isn't fitting you. Examples: your straps are too loose; your cups are gapping or your band is digging in so tight that you can't breathe. Believe it or not, this is not how your everyday underwire bra should feel. Your bra should be comfortable to the point that you forget about it completely, if you're not at this point of Zen with your underwear – keep reading.
Need more info on fit specifics?
Please visit our bra fit center for 2-step measuring instructions, breast attribution information and more to find out just how your bra should fit here
. Stop living in the past and suffering – make better bra choices immediately.
Bra Mistake #2 You're Washing Your Bras Wrong
Most women are privy to the delicate cycle on the washing machine. The truth of the matter is that when it comes to washing your bras, the delicate cycle is not intended for every piece of lingerie you own. If you have found your perfect bra, treasure it. Please hand wash your lingerie. Some brands like Prima Donna specifically state, "hand wash only" for a very important reason: bras are and investment and you need to protect your assets.
The seaming, underwire, straps and beyond are all put together with purpose, so if/when you roughly wash or apply stress at the connecting seams, you are dancing on a fine line of destruction. Be very gentle, wash with cold water, with a mild detergent, avoid fabric softeners and hang to dry in a dry area.
Bra Mistake #3 Your Bra is Too Old
How old is the bra you're wearing? If you said anything over a year take it off and kindly replace it. Bras are meant to last around eight months with proper care.
Think about it – you're wearing a seamed piece of fabric directly against your body everyday with ever-so-often washing periods. If you wore the same three shirts over and over for a year straight, there would be obvious signs of destruction
. Same goes for your bras. The support will break down, the elastic will stop springing back and the fit will become uncomfortable. Replace your bras at least once a year
, but make sure you're remeasuring yourself before every purchase.
Bra Mistake #4 You're Wearing the Same Bra Everyday
This point comes as a shock to many women. You need at least three everyday underwire bras
to keep in rotation. One to wash, one to wear, and one to let rest or spring back, as we say here at HerRoom. Bras are made of elastic and as that elastic stretches you lose that great fit you fell in love with.
Bra Mistake #5 You Don't Have Enough Bras
Most women don't have enough bras. Aside from your minimum of three underwire bras you should own a strapless or at least a convertible bra
. What about when you engage in athletic activities? Are you covered there too? Take into consideration what you're wearing daily and make your bra collection conform to your needs
. Going on a date in a low-cut dress? You'll need a plunge bra
to accommodate that neckline. The bottom line is that we can guarantee that you don't have enough bras to make you feel confident enough to wear what you want, when you want, as we've stated previously not all bras work with every piece of clothing.
Bra Mistake #6 You Only Have White/Nude Colored Bras
This is a big mistake. Women have a belief that attractive, colorful and lacy bras that fit comfortably don't exist. We say otherwise – brands like Curvy Couture, Wacoal and Goddess have some of the most beautiful designs
, that work perfectly as an everyday bra. It's a big deal when you buy something pretty for yourself that works as a utility. It's a huge confidence boost
to look in the mirror and see the girls decorated to the nines for that Monday morning meeting. Do yourself a huge favor and pick something wild and thrilling
that fits like a glove.
Bra Mistake #7 You Don't Have Leisure Bras
Leisure bras are one of our favorite topics. We could talk for days about how amazing a lounge bra feels on our days off. Most women either know of the leisure bra too well, or know nothing of it's magic
. If you are one of those non-knowers, you're seriously missing out. Look at some of favorites here
and you'll see what makes them so great for lounging.
Bra Mistake #8 You Only Wear Push Up Bras
We've met countless women that only wear push-up bras. The reason usually deals with modesty or shaping
, but after closer inspection we usually find it deals with fit. Is your cup size on the smaller side? Are your breasts not filling your cups completely? Are you thinking that if you wear a padded bra that will help? If you said yes to all of these questions, you're not in the right size. Wearing a push-up bra is a great option for certain silhouettes and women with a certain breast attribution; but if you're only wearing one to try and give yourself a better fit, you need to remeasure yourself
, and get into the correct bra size.
Bra Mistake #9 You Refuse to Wear an Underwire
Many women think that underwire bras don't serve a real purpose and in turn they wear a wire-free bra every day. Those same women are unhappy with their silhouette
and complain about the support of their bra. Underwire bras keep your breast tissue in place, all day, therefore if you'd enjoy a more youthful bust line
, an underwire bra is your best friend. A shapeless bra will leave you shapeless as well. Learn more about lifting and sculpting bras
Bra Mistake #10 You Hate Your Bra
This is the most common mistake. We talked to a group of women recently and not a single person in that group had something positive to say about their bra. We knew exactly why; those women were making all the bra mistakes
above. After we educated the group on what fits them best and the different styles that are available, they were more than excited to start shopping
for a bra again. That's what it's all about for us, helping women every day to love their bra through our expert advice and educational videos. Are you one of those women who hate their bra? Message us anytime on Facebook here
will be able to answer your burning questions and even help curate a shopping list to get you back on the right track.
How many of the above mistakes are you currently making? We're going to guess more than two. You have the tools to remedy any of the above issues right here at HerRoom, so what are you waiting for?
Let’s face it – bra shopping is an inherently intimate experience. All women do it, and they have their own personal preferences about the when’s, the how’s, and the where’s to shop. They also tend to fall into one of two categories: they feel better shopping for their lingerie in a store or online.
Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Do you care about knowing exactly how things fit and feel more than how much variety is available to you at a given time? If so, you may prefer to shop in a store. Do you value convenience, privacy and having more of a variety to choose from? Then you probably prefer to shop online.
Today, there seems to be fewer and fewer physical lingerie stores. This phenomenon is happening for several reasons. Lingerie inventory is a heavy investment, so stores don’t usually have as many sizes and colors to choose from. The average bra comes in 24 sizes – so if a store wants to carry three colors of a bra, they’ll need 72 bras. That’s a lot of inventory to carry just one bra in your size and color. Also, if a customer goes to a store and they don’t have their size or preferred color, they’ll likely leave and go somewhere else before placing an order at the register.
In contrast, online stores can take an order for an item that wouldn’t normally be available in a store and fill that order immediately. This saves the customer and the retailer significant time and effort.
Understandably, people have their reservations about buying lingerie online. Let’s break down the most common three concerns women have and discuss how to overcome them.
1. You can’t try items on before buying them.
This is an obvious one. When shopping for clothes and lingerie in a store, we can get into a dressing room and try things on before we buy them. That said, most of us have purchased underwear before. We already have a favorite bra or panty, know what we’re looking for, and know what styles and features we like and what we don’t like.
For women who aren’t sure about their size or whether the bra they’re looking at online is true to size and fit, the best online lingerie stores now have customer reviews, specific sizing charts for each brand, and detailed fitter’s comments on each product page to help guide customers in the right direction. At HerRoom, we even have the Know Your Breasts™ Bra Finder to help you find the right bra for your size and shape, as well as the Universal Cup Sizing® System to help you find your universal cup size.
2. There’s no in-person customer service.
The absence of face-to-face customer service can seem like a huge loss when it comes to having a positive and successful shopping experience. Many of us feel better when there’s a professional there to help us make fit and style decisions instead of having to fend for ourselves online.
But online lingerie retailers have come a long way in providing easy-to-use resources to help you make educated purchase decisions from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Now, you can learn more about a piece of lingerie online than you normally could from a sales associate in a store. These features are like having a silent sales associate there to help you, but instead of having to wait in line or for an associate to finish helping other customers, you can get the information and assistance you need on demand – without having to sit through a sales pitch.
3. You have to wait to receive your purchase.
Having to wait for your purchase to be delivered can be frustrating – especially if you’re excited to receive your items, try them on and start wearing them. However, waiting a few extra days is worth it if you consider how much time you can save by shopping at home – not to mention the much larger selection offered by online retailers. Of course, if you’re in a time crunch and you need something same-day, it’s understandable that you would choose to go shopping in-store instead.
The good news is, online shopping for lingerie can be easy, enjoyable and educational.
Check out the helpful tools at HerRoom – all created for at-home shoppers – to help you choose the best fit, style and size for you at the Lingerie Expert Center.
You can also watch Expert Videos to learn about everything from how to measure yourself for a bra, how to find your perfect bra size, how to layer your undergarments, and more.
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