Your wardrobe is a diverse place, consisting of a wide range of outfits and styles. You’ve got casual clothes for wearing out to the grocery store and running errands; lounging-around-the-house clothes for cleaning and doing laundry; gym clothes for exercising and work clothes for on-the job. If you’re like most women, you’ve also got “date clothes” for going out with that special someone, and maybe even special occasion clothes for fancy dinners, going out dancing or other occasions you don’t do every day. Each of these types of clothes is in your wardrobe for a specific reason, and to use in a specific way. Bras are just like clothes, too, though – you need the right bra for every occasion. What’s in your bra wardrobe?
The Right Bra for the Right Occasion
If you’ve spent any time browsing our site or reading our blog, you know all about finding the right bra for the right occasion. Last week, we revisited sports bras – and we discussed again the importance of finding the right sports bra for the activity you’re planning to do. Low impact sports bras are fine for low-impact activities, but you need a high-impact sports bra if you’re going to go running or do other high-impact activities.
What you might not realize is that the rest of your wardrobe follows similar rules. If you’re going to be wearing t-shirts or other form-fitted clothes, you want a seamless t-shirt bra that won’t show seams through your tops. If you’re wearing a shirt that’s low-cut in front, you might want a push-up bra, a demi-bra or a balconnet bra, depending on the cut of your shirt and how much cleavage you want to show. For a special occasion, you might need a backless bra or a strapless bra to match your beautiful dress or interesting shirt cut.
Bottom line: you need the right bra for the right occasion. So your bra wardrobe might be almost as extensive as your clothing wardrobe. Even if you don’t have a lot of special bra requirements, you should still make sure you’ve got the basic bras to give you a well-rounded wardrobe and meet your needs:
A Strapless Bra
Every wardrobe should contain at least one strapless bra. Even if you don’t need it now, you might buy a dress or shirt that won’t work with your existing bras, and owning a strapless bra gives you flexibility for special occasions or “emergency” purchases.
A Spa Bra
“Spa” bras are comfortable bras that you enjoy wearing around the house, or for every-day casual wear. These include bras like sleep leisure bras and t-shirt bras.
A Specialty Bra
Every wardrobe should contain a “specialty” bra, such as a plunge bra, for low-cut tops and dresses.
A Sports Bra
Sports bras are great for working out, but even if you don’t work out, you should have one for chores like heavy-duty house cleaning. Sports bras also make yoga and other low-impact activities more comfortable, and you can wear some sports bras in lieu of a top on hot days when you’re working outside.