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When it comes to the most desirable aspects of breast appearance, perkiness tends to top the list. The reality is, your breasts do start to naturally droop as you age (blame gravity and elasticity loss). In addition to aging, other factors such as breastfeeding and pregnancy or weight fluctuations can also play a role in where your breasts sit. And some women simply have pendulous breasts.

It’s important to remember that boobs come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re all beautiful! But if you find yourself seeking out a perkier bust line, we have good news: There are certain bra styles that can help get you there.

Here are a few of the best bras when you’re looking for a boost:

Balconette bra

You’ll be hard pressed to find a better bra style if it’s perky breasts you’re after. The balconette bra is designed to lift your breasts upward without squishing them together whatsoever. The result? Dramatic, va-va-voom volume — and most of them don’t even have any padding.

Balconette bras (and demi cup bras in general) are stellar choices for those whose breasts are more shallow up top, as the underwire and multi-part cups will bring the breast tissue up higher for a lifted, rounded look. If you’re looking for a bra with slightly more coverage in the cups, a demi cup bra has most of the same benefits as a balconette but covers the breasts a tad more.

Racerback bra

Did you know that a racerback bra can actually give your boobs a lift? Since the straps come inward at the back, this style can naturally bring the breasts inward and upward a bit. If you don’t want to invest in a racerback bra, you can also buy a convertible bra and adjust the straps to create the racerback style. Also, a Y-back bra works the same way, offering the same kind of advantage in regards to lift. You can opt for a padded racerback bra if you’re looking to sculpt your breasts and get slightly more nipple coverage as well. As an added bonus, racerback bras are great for those who struggle with strap slippage due to narrow or sloping shoulders — the placement of the straps makes them less likely to fall off your shoulders.

Related: The 3 Best Bras For Narrow Shoulders

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Front-close bra

front-close bra is obviously super convenient — since you hook it in the front, there’s no need to reach around or twist the bra to the back. But it’s also a top choice when you want perkier looking breasts. Since a front-close bra brings your breasts slightly closer together, it can make them look rounder and lifted.

Push up bra

It goes without saying that a push up bra is the perfect choice when you want to achieve perky looking breasts. After all, this style features cups that bring the breast tissue inward and upward for a serious cleavage boost. There are a variety of different kinds of push up bras to choose from, so finding the right one for you depends on your goals. Some push up bras have graduated padding in the cups, while others only have padding at the bottom of the cups — either way, these styles will lift your breasts from the bottom, rather than padding them uniformly throughout.

Regardless of which style you choose, a push-up bra is a wonderful option to have in your collection when you’re looking to amp up the cleavage on a dinner date, girls night out, or another special occasion (or for no reason at all!). And while some push up bras can increase the appearance of your bust line by one to two cup sizes, keep in mind that they can still work super well for large busted ladies, too. Try to look for a push-up bra made by a brand that’s specifically geared toward full busts so you can ensure it’s designed to accommodate the weight and size of your breasts.

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Keep in mind that while wire-free bras can still provide ample support, your best bet for a perky appearance is to opt for underwire bras. Underwire goes a long way in not only lifting the breasts upward but keeping them there. You may also want to look for bras with three-part cups — the seams on these specially designed cups help with shaping the breasts as well as lifting them in a way that looks natural and subtle.

Related: 8 Reasons To Try A Push-Up Bra

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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