The Bra Style Guide

Finding your best fit is as much about style as it is about size. Here's our simple guide to the different bra styles and the body types they best suit.

The plunge bra

The all-rounder of bras, the plunge bra suits most cup sizes, typically offering contoured, non-padded cups for shape and natural lift. A low cut at the centre and angled cups make this suitable for low cut clothing and smooth lines without overflow. Our best-selling full cup plunge bra by Simone Perele is perfect for small to moderate cup sizes, while Prima Donna's new plunge silhouette offers exceptional support up to G cup.

The balcony bra

With a shorter cup providing less coverage and an uplifted, rounded shape, the balcony bra can help to accentuate natural curves for smaller busts while offer fuller busts great support while sitting low beneath clothing. The wider set straps also make this style suitable for broader shoulders. Marie Jo offers lingerie that's as beautifully feminine as it is wearable. For under your favourite T-shirts or to add subtle shape, try the label's covetable 'Avero' balcony bra, and for something a little more special opt for the new-season floral-embroidered 'Nathy' bra.

The full cup bra

Designed for larger cup sizes, the full cup bra is perfect for those looking for fuller coverage and optimum support. Featuring closer set straps and separation between the bust, it creates a flattering, rounded shape. Prima Donna offers fuller cup bra that are both supportive and beautiful, decorated with delicate embroidery and crafted from the finest fabrics. The label's 'Deauville' bra is our best-selling bra for fuller cup sizes.

The padded plunge bra

Taking the low v-neckline from the plunge silhouette with additional padding for increased volume and accentuated cleavage, the padded plunge is perfect for adding natural shape to smaller busts.

The multiway bra

Perfect for under strapless or off-the-shoulder necklines, the multiway bra is designed with optional, fully adjustable straps that can be removed to suit your outfit. For fuller busts, our favourite is Panache's strapless bra with internal silicone gumming to ensure it doesn't slip and stretchy wings that secure with four-hook fastenings at the back.