5 Types Of Bras Every Woman Should Have – SWF

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5 essential bras every woman should own

When was the last time you looked in your bra drawer and really analyzed it? Do you own the right bras for the right pieces in your closet? Do you feel good in them? First finding the right size is key. But then you need to make sure your bra drawer is stocked properly for your wardrobe. From the right bras for sweaters that don’t add bulk, to the best t-shirt bras for everyday, triangle bralettes and even racer back bras. Having an array of quality bras will not only make you look and feel better, but will make sure you can get the most out of all your clothing.

Once you finally get off your butt and figure out your proper bra size, because trust me you’re wearing the wrong size, you’ll now want to invest in the essentials. Every woman should have an arsenal of options for any and every occasion, type of clothing, or look and feel you’re going for.  Sure you need a strapless, a nude, a black. But there are certain styles, fabrics and designs of bras that you need that you may not have realized. These are the 5 types of bras every woman should have.

5 Types Of Bras Every Woman Should Have

The T-Shirt Bra

These are my go-to bras as I live in t-shirts. They should be comfortable, lined, have a seamless look and be able to work with any neckline. Depending on how much coverage you like, you can go for a demi cup (less coverage and my favorite) or something with a little more coverage. Either way, this will likely be one of your most worn bras so invest in several colors and silhouettes.

4 Part Unlined Seamed Bra

Okay I know I freaked out when I heard “unlined” and also thought WTF is 4 part seamed?! I think we all assume we need things lined but having a 4 part (this is how many pieces are in the cup sewn together) seamed bra means you’re getting the best fit possible. Think of it as a great tailored jacket with several parts that are all perfectly sewn together for a great fit. That’s how this bra is. And it’s the bra you wear under those tailored pieces too for a flawless look. The seams are in all the right places to give you a natural lift and nice curves without any padding. Trust me, once you try this bra, it’ll become your go-to favorite.  I actually wear this bra under heavy sweaters to not add any additional bulk to my chest. 

This type of bra also works double duty as they can also work as your sexy lace lingerie in your drawer. I love the look of all of my unlined seamed bras, they are so sexy!

Racer Back Bra & Or Strapless Bras

If you ever wear anything sleeveless or racer back, you need to invest in a solid bra that doesn’t require you to change the straps every time you go to wear it.  This bra will be your go to in the summer months when you’re wearing racerback maxi dresses and tops. I recommend finding t-shirt bras that have the ability to go to a racer back, but having one that is always ready to go is ideal.

A lot of racerback bras, or strapless bras, allow you to interchange the straps. I highly recommend finding something that suits your needs based on your wardrobe. I also love this strapless bra.


A good bralette that’s comfortable and flattering is key in my book. I find myself needing a bralette to pair with wrap tops and dresses that are super plunge. To styling them under off the shoulder tees where your lace bra sticks out. A few good bralettes or comfortable everyday lounge bras are a must.

A Sports Bra

I don’t care what size your boobs are, invest in a quality sports bra that will keep your girls in check! I personally always wear lululemon sports bras. I think they’re just the absolute best quality and hold up for years. They’re supportive, fun and have so many varieties based on activities and cup size. I love the Energy Bra and wear it nearly every workout. It’s hands down my favorite from their bra collection.

There you have it!

There you have it, the 5 styles of bra you better have in your lingerie drawer.  Which ones do you already own and which are you going to grab today (after your bra fitting of course!).

Photos by JNelly


Xoxo ? The Select Fashion Team