The spine of a good lingerie wardrobe is its bra collection. She has to have bras for every occasion that match every dress, color, etc… As much as women wish that they could fill their drawers with countless bras. The reality of how many they can afford comes into play.
As much as they like to ruin themselves, reality checks in and they have to make a checklist of the must-have in their drawer. Just like the fact that one size does not fit every woman, all styles of bras cannot be used for every aspect of life.
There are millions of questions you have to ask yourself before you determine how many bras that you must own. For example: Do you wear t-shirts? How many times a week do you dine out in exotic dresses? Etc…
Basically, women need bras for the following:
– Daily normal use
– Work out
– Cool climate
– Lounging at home
– Date night
– Nursing or maternity bras (if applicable)
– Special Occasions
–In addition to these there are a few more bras designed for special needs.
I. Daily wear bras
This is a bra that you spend between 8-20 hours a day and so comfort and durability play prime importance.
First, you need a minimum of 3 everyday bras (with at least one nude and one black) so that you can use them on a rotational basis and give the elastic time to rest in between so as not to cause too much wear and tear.
Everyday styles usually include, non-padded, non-wired, molded and t-shirt styled bras.
II. Sports bras
The number of sports bra that you need depends on the number of hours you work out in a week.
If you work out for several days a week then you need more than one unless you have the habit of doing your laundry daily. Plus using the same sports bra daily will wear it out.
III. Strapless multi-way or adhesive bras
If you love wearing off-shoulder dresses or backless ones then it might be a good idea to invest in a good multi-way, strapless, or adhesive bra. Visible straps in such subtle outfits are a big “No-No”. Select pieces that offer grip, wide side panels, or wire so that the bra holds your bust-up.
IV. Date night, Special Occasion, or fun bras
Every woman likes to have fun once in a while and feel pampered. You do not need many of these since you do not wear them on a daily basis unless you want to be poor for options.
Choose for special features and styles that include push-up, seamless, under-wired and other special options. Fun and sexy looks can boast fun prints, lace, bold hues, and much more.
Slip-on one of these when you want to feel like a princess all day.
Additional Bra Shopping Tips :
1) Enlarge wardrobe possibilities by opting for two-in-one bra styles.
2) Note the number of times you change and wash your bras so that you can keep track of how many you really need.
3) Invest more in the bras that you use on an everyday basis as they support your bust for longer hours.
4) Chase the Label- Care of the bra to increase the life of the bra.
On average, if you work 5 days a week, workout five days a week, and lead an active social life then women should possess around 8-12 bras in their wardrobe.
Do not underestimate the importance of bras. The right support and comfort can make huge differences in your life.
So store the bras that you find missing in this must-have checklist.