9 Types of Bras for Different Outfits

The foundation of your appearance when dressed to impress begins with the right style of bra. Wearing the wrong style can ruin the effect of even the most fabulous outfit. So be ready to explore which bra styles work best with different types of outfits, so you can dress to impress with confidence.

Strapless Bras

Strapless bra
Strapless Bra
strapless bra

What to wear it with:

Strapless tops, strapless dresses, tube tops, halter neck tops & dresses.

What to look for in strapless bras:

  • Support: Look for bras with underwire and strong, structured cups that can lift and hold your breasts securely.
  • Fit: Pay attention to the shape of the cups and how they hug your chest. Make sure that the cup size is not too small or too large for your breasts.
  • Grip: Look for an underwire that encircles the breast, giving you a snug fit. Opt for a strapless bra with an adjustable hook-and-eye closure to provide a more personalized fit.
  • Material: Look for materials that are light and breathable, such as cotton or silk. The material should be strong enough to provide the necessary support for your strapless bra.
  • Quality: Pay attention to the seams and stitching of the strapless bra to see if they are reinforced and secure or not.

T-shirt bras

t-shirt bra
t-shirt bra

What to wear it with:

Fitted T-shirts & tops, scoop neck dresses, V-neck dresses, crew neck tops & dresses.

What to look for in T-Shirt bras:

  • Support: Look for sloppier straps that can help provide more support and stability. Look for a bra with a thick underwire or molded cup to provide extra lift.
  • Fit: Ensure that the band size is tight enough to provide ample support but not too tight as to be uncomfortable.
  • Grip: Look for bras with straps that have a good grip on the shoulders, ensuring the bra stays in place. The cups should fit securely against the chest without spilling over or leaving gaps.
  • Material: Check to see if the material has any special features like moisture-wicking or anti-odor technology. Consider the feel of the material. Look for something soft and comfortable.
  • Quality: Invest in a high-quality T-shirt bra with lined cups and reinforced wires for additional support.

Push-up bras

push-up bra

What to wear it with:

Low cut tops and dresses, deep neck blouses, shirts, T-shirts.

What to look for in Push-up bras:

  • Support: Look for bras that have a wide band around the back, as this will provide more support and security.
  • Fit: Look for adjustable straps for a customizable fit
  • Grip: Check the straps to make sure they don’t slip off your shoulders.
  • Material: Consider the material used to construct the push up bra, such as spandex or nylon.
  • Quality: Inspect any padding that is included with the push-up bra. Make sure it is comfortable and not too stiff. Zippers, hooks, clasps, and other hardware should be securely attached and durable.

Sports bras

high impact sports bra
medium impact sports bra
high impact sports bra

What to wear it with:

Other than for exercising and sports activities, sports bras can be worn as a crop top, under tank tops, blazers, crewneck tops & dresses, T-shirts, flowy blouses.

What to look for in a sports bra:

  • Support: Pick a style with underwire and wide straps to offer support and adjustable straps for tailored comfort.
  • Fit: Check for a snug fit, but not too tight.
  • Grip: Look for a sports bra with a strong, ribbed band that will keep the bra firmly in place. A thick band helps distribute the weight of the breasts evenly.
  • Material: Synthetic fabrics such as nylon, lycra, and spandex offer a range of support. Options. Look for styles that have mesh panels or other ventilation features to keep you cool and dry during exercise.
  • Quality: Look for a sports bra that is well-constructed and has reinforced seams for extra durability.


tulle longline bralette
lace bralette
cami bralette

What to wear it with:

Sheer tops, backless dresses, loose fitting tops, oversized sweaters & cardigans, with high-waisted jeans or shorts, can be layered under blazers.

What to look for in a bralette:

  • Support: Look for bralettes with adjustable straps and back closures for adequate support, as the bottom band is generally made up of stretchy material like lace or elastane.
  • Fit: Go with a bralette that has adjustable straps so you can find the perfect fit. Bralettes with added stretch hug your curves while keeping you comfortable.
  • Grip: Use wide under bust elastic to ensure the perfect grip.
  • Material: Look for bralettes made from lightweight, breathable fabrics such as cotton spandex, stretch modal, stretch mesh, or stretch lace. The material should be stretchy enough to accommodate your shape but not sag over time.
  • Quality: Check that seams are sewn well and securely. Choose a bralette with strong hardware like clasps and hooks.

Nude bras

nude bra
nude bra
nude bra

What to wear it with:

Under white tops, T-shirts & shirts, light-colored tops and dresses, under sheer blouses.

What to look for in a nude bra:

  • Types of nude bras: The type of nude bra you choose can depend on the style of clothing you wear. Nude bras come in different colors and shades to match your skin tone.
  • Material and comfort: Look for supportive features such as a wide underbust band, adjustable straps, and side boning. Choose a bra with breathable fabrics and enough padding for comfort.
  • Consider your skin tone: Look for a nude bra that is closest to your skin tone. Choose a nude color that blends in with your skin and doesn’t stand out.

Balconette Bras

Strapless Bra
balconette bra
balconette bra

What to wear it with:

Square-neck tops & dresses, dresses & tops with broad necklines.

What to look for in balconette bras:

  • Support: Look for bras with wide straps and back bands to provide better support and comfort. 
  • Fit: The balconette bra you choose should fit properly in the cup, band, and straps.
  • Grip: The shape of the balconette bra can also affect its grip. Look for bras with cups that are slightly curved to provide a better fit and grip.
  • Material: Balconette bras are made of linen, lace, cotton nylon.
  • Quality: Make sure the straps are securely attached to avoid them breaking. Check the cups for any malformations or warping. Check the underwire for durability; it should be flexible yet sturdy.

Convertible bras

sielei convertible bra
convertible bra
convertible bra

What to wear it with:

Halter neck tops & dresses, backless dresses, low-back tops & dresses.

What to look for in convertible bras:

  • Support: Make sure the back of the bra has enough support, either with a thicker band or a hook-and-eye closure. Choose a convertible bra with adjustable straps for added support.
  • Fit: Check the back wings to make sure they hug your body without causing discomfort. Look for convertible/multiway bras that have adjustable straps that allow for different configurations.
  • Grip: A wide, flat band around the back can help support the breasts and provide additional grip. Convertible bras feature underwire support for extra lift and grip.
  • Material: Pay attention to the thickness of the material, as this can influence support. Think about how the material holds up over time; does it wrinkle easily or keep its shape?
  • Quality: Look for signs of quality such as stitching, seams, and straps.

Plunge bras

plunge bra
plunge bra
plunge bra

What to wear it with:

Low-cut dresses & blouses, V- and U-cut necklines

What to look for in plunge bras:

  • Support: Look for plunge bras with underwire or molded cups. Check to make sure the cup is structured and reinforced to give your bust area proper support.
  • Fit: Look for plunge bras with a wide, deep neckline to ensure a snug fit.
  • Grip: Choose bras with thick straps and double-hook clasps to prevent slipping. Choose bras with thick straps and double-hook clasps to prevent slipping.
  • Material: Choose a plunge bra made from thicker materials that won’t stretch out easily. 
  • Quality: Check for any extra embellishments that can add an interesting look and feel.

Try different styles and see how they make you feel. Your bra, your choice. Get your hands on our latest collection of bras and rock the look, ladies.

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