The Best (And Sexiest) Bras For Your Christmas Parties
It's getting close to that time of year. Halloween has been and gone, and Christmas is just around the corner.
When you're at university, Christmas equals parties… and lots of them. So, if you haven't already, it's probably time to find that perfect dress and (more importantly) something sexy to wear underneath it.
Luckily, we've picked out four fabulous bras that'll keep you looking and feeling fantastic all evening long, whether you're wearing a high-necked bodycon dress or a low-cut jumpsuit.
From longline, to half-cup, to push-up, these bras will keep your girls looking great both in and out of your clothes.
After all, you never know who might be seeing them at the end of the night…
Finding the Right Bra
For some, going into a shop and asking to get measured is a little too daunting. Luckily, there are a million and one online guides that show you how to measure your bra size at home with a tape measure.
I personally find Lovehoney's guide the most helpful, but I'd still definitely recommend being professionally fitted for a bra, if you can. Did you know that eight out of ten women are wearing the wrong size bra, and that wearing a correctly-fitting bra will not only make your bust look amazing, but will also be much more comfortable!
If you've measured yourself and found you're still not finding something that's comfortable, maybe it's time to consider the style of the bra you're buying.
For a long time I was buying balcony bras and always waiting to be able to get home so I could take them off. It was only when a friend suggested trying a different style did I actually realise that not all styles fit the same.
If you're not sure which style is best for you, then check out this video from Lovehoney's lingerie expert, Sammi Cole.
Which Style is Best For My Dress?
So, these are those bras that dip in towards the body between the breasts, generally have wider straps that are set at the edges of the cups, and create a straight line across the bust. If you have a slight gap between your boobs, then this is the bra is likely to be a great fit for you.
My personal favourite example of this is the Flaunt Me Floral Lace Balcony Bra. It's lacy, supportive, and would go great under a low cut dress or blouse.
Some of the reviews even say it's comfortable enough to be worn every day! What more could you want?
Push ups are those with extra padding, and magic underwiring that are designed to give things a boost in the upward direction.
There seems to be a misconception that these types of bras are only for ladies with small cleavage.
That is a lie.
Anyone can wear a push up. Yes, it might make those babies look bigger but, there's a clue in the name - it's designed to push up. It doesn't matter if you're an A cup, or a FF cup, a push-up bra can still look great! The Seduce Me Push-Up Bra certainly proves that.
For this kind of bra it's very important to get the cup size right, as you don't want the risk of 'overflow' on your big night out! Don't be tempted by something smaller to get a bigger-looking cleavage, as it's just uncomfortable, and can actually make your breasts look smaller.
Now, longline bras are super… except for those sit-down dinners. So, if you're looking for something for an evening full of sitting around, you can skip this one.
If you're going to be dancing all night, though, in a dress that's skin tight, then a bra like the Treasure Me Longline Underwired Bra will be perfect to give you a smoother shape and more support. Plus, if you choose a longline with detachable straps, you've got the perfect bra for those strapless numbers, too.
Sometimes called a "demi cup", the cups of this type of bra don't come up too high on the breast, and often only just cover the nipple. So, if you're going to be dancing all night, beware of wardrobe malfunctions!
If you're happy to take the risk, or you know you won't be boogying too hard, bras like the Love Me Lace 1/2 Cup Bra go great with low scoop neck outfits, or anything else with a wide, low neckline. And, as an added bonus, they look great when you're climbing into bed once the public party's over and the private one begins.
The right style of bra can do wonders for your cleavage, big or small, and having a well-fitting, comfortable, sexy bra is a must for any lady's wardrobe.
At special events, or just wearing them during an average day of lectures, they can skyrocket your confidence. It can give you that boost you need to get that person you've yet to pluck up the courage to talk to.
Sometimes you just need to look in the mirror with your sexy underwear and remind yourself - You are beautiful. You are sexy. You can get that date.
HollySummer is a student writer for Lovehoney. In her spare time she enjoys looking after her pets and getting her nose into a good book.
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