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Nearly 80% of women wear the wrong size b-ra according to a 2008 survey. If you’re confused about size, imagine how confusing it is to learn what shape, support, and safety you need in. Br-as are made for support and fashion but some are more appropriate than others depending on your br-east size, outfit, and concern for your health. Bright Side has made this list to help you make the best choice when buying according to what you’re looking for.

These kinds of b-ras are safe:

1. Full-support b-ras for fuller, larger br-easts

We recommend this for daily, comfortable use. It’s one of the top regular because it covers the whole br-east, holds them in a nice natural shape, and gives them extra support at all times.

2. Front-closure br-as

If you’re a little bored of the everyday try using a front-closure. It can be just as comfortable as the others but it has a different fastening mechanism located between the bre-asts that can allow you to ditch your routine and shake things up a bit.

3. Sports br-as

Br-east movement during exercise can cause discomfort and tenderness because bre-asts are not used to such high-intensity movement. That’s why we recommend wearing a sports wear when working out. Remember to get a second measurement for this since your size may vary from your regular.

4. Racerback br-as for a more fashionable look

If you’re looking for something more trendy, go for a racerback. The shoulder s-traps create a V-neck shape and close behind your neck, keeping in place. They can even be worn by ladies with big bre-asts because these hold them in place and stop movement in the area.

5. Push-up b-ras

Push-up b-ras come with a thick padding inside that closes the space between your bre-asts and pushes them upward, giving you a more amazing look. They also have an underwire that presses firmly to your body like many other types. But don’t worry, contrary to popular belief, an underwire is harmless.

6. A minimizer b-ra to take control over your bre-asts

If you want to give the illusion of a slimmer chest you can do it easily with this type of br-a. It hugs your bre-asts while giving them extra support. This minimizes your brea-sts’ volume making you feel more secure, supported, and in great shape.

7. Strapless br-as

Nothing says “messy outfit” more than straps that show with a outfit. This type comes with an underwire and lower band to give your support. The usually padded, are sewn very close together so that they too work on supporting your bre-asts. This type of b-ra is better for small and medium size.

8. Bul-let br-as for a vintage look

The Bul-let B-ra was popularized in the ‘40s. It gives your br-easts the shape of a cone like the ones we see in Marilyn Monroe’s photos. It gives high support and extended coverage so it’s perfect for a girl with big b-bs. It’s a must if you like the vintage style or are going to a themed party.

9. Convertible b-ras for the practical girl inside of you

This is the all-in-one solution, a versatile that transforms into the b-ra of your choice just by changing the location of the str-aps. The str-aps are detachable and allow you to place them in different ways like a regular at the back, around your neck as a halter, crossed at the back, or even stra-pless.

The types of b-ras that can be bad for you:

1. Zero support b-ra

A b-ra that fits properly and has good support will keep neck and back pain at bay. Your bre-asts have some weight of their own so if they’re not well supported by a good fitting then your neck and back muscles will have extra work to do and will let you know.

2. Ill-fitted br-as

Your br-a should fit properly, otherwise, you can develop different skin reactions or health problems. If is too big for you, then friction between the fabric and your skin can cause skin irritation. Try to avoid that. Wearing a that’s too small for you can fit you so tightly it may irritate your skin or worse. Some research links tight to poor blod circulation and even b-east ca-ncer.

3. 100% synthetic fabric br-as

Toxins that are used to manufacture clothes stay in them for longer than you think. Since your bre-asts are one of the most sensitive parts of the female body, you should pay careful attention to your materials. Cotton can be a little stiff which does not allow for everyday movement so you can mix it with another synthetic fabric to help it adjust to your daily routine like spandex, for instance.

4. Sticky br-as

Sticky br-as stick to your br-easts with the help of glue. Those chemicals aren’t supposed to be in contact with your skin. Plus, the adherence is so tight, it gives your skin no chance to breathe. It’s even worse if you have sensitive skin since the glue, sweat, and low breathability can cause your skin to react with itchy and unpleasant rashes.

5. Plastic br-as

Plastic br-as are one of the worst types because not only are they way uncomfortable, they make the sound of a torn Coke bottle with every move you make. And forget about breathability: say hello to itchy rashes!

This is how people reacted to this post:

Zhang Yuli - Simple.i dont wear b-ra already for couple years. i use small silicone cover just to cover areola part,so its not poking out visible through the clothes. breath with free. After that Dont wanna wear b-ra again.

Sheila Bowen - If they are all bad, why bother to wear one

Destiny Uche - How about for guys are there safe and unsafe boxers

Maggie Dore - With all that's going on in the world just now, thank you for worrying about my b-bs

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