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You’ve treated yourself to a stunning new low-cut top and can’t wait to take it for a spin. When the time is right, you pull it out of your drawer and slip it on. There’s just one problem – your bra is on show. Needless to say, it’s not the look that you were going for.

Here’s how you can choose the right style of bra for your brand new outfit:

It can be tricky to find bras for low-cut tops

When it comes to low-cut tops, you have quite a unique challenge. You need to make sure that you’re comfortable in the piece and that your bra supports you. However, the last thing you want is for any part of your bra to be on show while you’re wearing it.

Of course, the best way to figure this out is to try on a range of bras and see how they happen to work with your outfit. It’s simply a case of trial and error. The more lingerie styles you try on, the more likely it is that you will find that one that’s right for you.

Every top has a different cut

Not all low-cut tops are made equal. And that’s your biggest problem. Whenever you buy a new top, you may find that it doesn’t align with the other clothes that you have. Modern-day fashion comes in a myriad of choices. While that’s a wonderful thing in terms of having the ability to express yourself, it means that you can’t guarantee the shape of any piece that you happen to buy.

That’s why you will need to try every top that you buy with a range of lingerie. When you try it on in the store, you should get at least a vague idea of how well it fits. You will see whether the bra you’re wearing at the time is on show or not. Use that as a guideline.

Getting the right cup size is essential

Before you choose the right piece of lingerie, there’s one thing that you absolutely have to get right – your cup size! Should you wear one that is a size too small, you run the risk of your breasts flowing over the top of it.

Add that to a low-cut top and you most certainly have a recipe for disaster. If it’s been a while since you’ve got yourself professionally measured, you might want to book an appointment. That way, you won’t have this problem when it comes to choosing your bra.

Related: 5 Hidden Perks Of Plunge Bras Revealed

Plunge bras could be the answer

Have you ever tried a plunge bra? If the answer is no, you don’t know what you’re missing. As the name suggests, these bras plunge downward in the cup. That means that you can wear them with a whole range of tops and they won’t show at all. Of course, you should know that the style of plunge bras will vary from lingerie to lingerie. You will need to try out different ones before you find the one for you.

Before you buy your dream plunge bra, be sure to read the description. That way, you can see what to expect when it comes. Some bras even have convertible backs so that you can wear them with tricky dress styles. For instance, if you don’t want to have the straps showing at the back, you could alter them to suit you. Simple.

But you should also try a demi cup

But wait, what if your top is just a little low-cut? If you don’t need a plunge bra, it could be worth looking into a demi cup bra. These bras have a low-cut cup that will still give you the coverage and support that you hope for. Again, you can get a variety of styles and looks here. If you’re hoping to wear your bra with a sheer top, for example, opting for a bare tone demi cup bra could be the way to go. Try it for yourself.


The fact is that finding the right bra is often a case of trial and error. You need to take the time to try out a whole load of styles before you find the one that suits you. It’s that simple. Luckily, there’s a load of bra types – plunge and demi cup included – that will likely work with this type of outfit. Start shopping today and see what you can find!

Related: How To Build A Lingerie Wardrobe

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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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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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