Bras are one of the "invisible" things that polish your look. It may not be so obvious at first, but wearing the wrong style underneath can ruin the silhouette of your outfits—may it be a pristine white tee or a plunging black jumpsuit. Try expanding your go-to options with these below:
For V-Neck tops, shirts: T-shirt bra
T-shirt bras have a smooth texture and seamless edges, which keep awkward bulges and textures from peeking through your shirt.
Uniqlo Women Wireless Bra (Beauty Light), P1,290, Glorietta
For plunging, halter necklines: Deep plunge bras
Small-chested ladies can easily get away with wearing silicone nipple tapes underneath this neckline. But if you need added support for your chest, U-shaped bras will get the job done. Unlike regular bras, the cups are far apart from each other, allowing them to stay hidden underneath your cleavage-baring tops or dresses.
Impression U Plunge Bra, P3,399, Zalora
For scoop-neck bodycon dresses, square-neck tops: Demi and balconette bras
On those days when you want to feel sexy, reach for a balconette bra. This type of lingerie offers half of the coverage a regular bra provides, making your bust appear fuller and rounder. As it holds your chest in place, it makes your bodycon dress or low, square-neck top look well-fitted.
H&M Lace Balconette Bra, P799, SM Megamall
For off-shoulder tops: Strapless bras, bandeau tops
No surprise here! The only problem is it's quite tricky to get the right fit. The best one should actually support your chest; not fall down your torso, which can be very uncomfortable.
In a feature on In Style, lingerie consultant Jenny Altman advises women to pay attention to the bands of the bra as it's "the only thing holding you up." She says, "You want one that's a little more on the tighter side [but] you don't want to fit more than one or two fingers under the band. You want it to be snug, but it should never hurt or cut off your circulation." Additionally, busty ladies will feel more comfortable with wider bands!
Maidenform Tailored Strapless Bra, P2,360, Zalora
Tip: Not-so-busty ladies can also try bandeau bras with an elastic lining. This style will keep your boobs secure.
H&M 2-Pack Padded Bandeau Bra, P899, SM Megamall