I cannot be the only boob-owner that thinks shopping for bras is the actual *worst*.
Indeed, I fear bra-buying so much that I will literally wait until I’m being aggressively poked in the sternum by errant underwire before I’ll even consider it.
From uncomplimentary mirrors, downright rude lighting, tangles of tiny plastic hangers, the mental endurance it takes to try on 76 different styles to find they only ‘sort of’ fit, plus the sweaty struggle of capturing and caging ‘the twins’ each time… it's absurdity at its finest.
Then, after all that, you get home and realise the single, solitary bra you walked away with works with that shirt… but not with that dress… and you’re back to square one. Nightmare.
Finding the right bra isn’t as simple as it fits in the change room — it needs to fit your life, too. A bra can make or break outfits, and lift or lower your confidence. Feeling supported isn’t just physical, it’s (dare I say it?) spiritual. A bad bra has the power to ruin your whole damn day.
This is why my one-stop-shop is Triumph, who for 130 years have been providing boob-havers with bra-solutions that lift their lives. The fact they even offer solutions means they realised there were problems. They get it, which is why their range strives not just for fit, but for feel-good-fit.
If you're sick to death of practically wrestling yourself into a bra that's supposed to suit every outfit but seemingly doesn't, then I got you.
Here are my 5 foolproof tips for picking the best bra to rock every type of outfit.
For anything bare shoulders, invest in a strong, sturdy strapless bra... with convertible straps.
It’s some sort of cruel joke that this ‘staple’ bra can also be THE MOST annoying... especially when approximately 98 per cent of the cutest outfits depend on their very existence.
Sometimes, when looking for something strapless, I think I may as well just buy a belt to wear around my waist, because we all know that’s where these bras end up.
But not with this one: the over-achieving Beautiful Silhouette Strapless Bra makes all the other strapless bras look absolutely hopeless in comparison.
It's the ultimate bra for any kind of bare-shouldered outfit. It combines flexibility and functionality as it comes with detachable, convertible straps that can be worn crossed, tied diagonally, as a halter neck or as a standard bra.