Boobs come in many different shapes and sizes. It goes much deeper than simply big or small, and everyone should be aware of which category they fall into so that they can shop the perfect style of bra for their shape to ensure the ultimate comfort and every day sexy.
If you have no idea which category your boobs fall into, then do not fear. Our boob shape dictionary is here to give you a little guidance…
This is when one boob is noticeably larger than the other. There are bras out there that can help mask it if it’s something you’re self-conscious about. Plunge bras are ideal as they provide support and a natural lift. It’s also a good idea to look for bras with removable inserts that can help to even out the shapes. You might want to try our Jessica bra for a healthy dose of sultry and sexy.
Bell shape boobs are slimmer at the top and fuller at the bottom, rounding out to a curve. If you fall into this category, you’re going to want a good amount of support from your bra, so a full coverage style is the most ideal option to go for. Many of these bras feature thick straps to provide more coverage, comfort and lift to ensure that your girls are always comfy and cradled!
These are characterised by downward pointing nipples, due to lax tissues. They often look great with a bit of lift and something like a t-shirt bra will make them look fantastic whilst offering plenty of support. Our Jasmin EZ-T bra ticks all your boxes – uplifting, supportive, subtle and stylish.
Arguably the most desirable boob shape if the plastic surgery industry is anything to go by – equally full at the top and the bottom. These boobs work with pretty much every style of bra so you have pick of the bunch. However, we recommend the balconette style above anything else. Your girls will be sitting pretty in one of our best-sellers, the Betty Burlesque bra.
This refers to boobs that point away from your torso, with a noticeably wide gap between the two in the centre of your chest. A bra that will bring them inwards towards the centre of your chest will always look flattering. Go for a plunge style as it will help to pull the boobs up and together.
Just like the shape of a teardrop, these boobs are round, but fuller at the bottom and more slender on top. This is a very common shape and pretty versatile when it comes to bra styles. Go with whatever feels comfortable, however, balconette bras are good to even out volume without gaping.
Finding the perfect bra isn’t easy and it doesn’t *usually* happen overnight. It’s a long process that most of us know well, and the rest of us are yet to experience…
The shopping urge
Ok, you give in. You can just about get away with buying more lingerie. It’s time to resume the search for the perfect bra.
Getting measured – it’s been a while
We’ve all been there – realising that you are long overdue a bra fitting. Did you know that boobs actually change at least six times over the course of our lifetime? Tutti Rouge recommends getting measured annually so find the time to head to a professional fitting or give it a go at home.
Assessing the shape of your boobs
Round? Bell-shaped? Asymmetric? Where on earth do you fit in? Chances are, you’ll more or less fall into one of these categories and once you’ve worked out which, your search will become much easier.
Embracing your shape
Next question – what style of bra should you be in? Well, the bra that makes you feel good and gives you the right support of course. From t-shirt bras to balconettes, it’s good to do a little research and shortlist a few styles to test drive.
Trying on everything
You’re scouring the internet and adding every colour of plunge bra into your online basket ready to experiment and compare to your heart’s content. You’ve now fully accepted that you’re about to spend your entire life savings on pretty underwear in every colour.
Finding ‘the one’
It’s all been worth it. You feel like you’ve won the lottery. It’s the perfect style in your correct size and it’ll go with everything. Hallelujah!
Taking on the world
Your boobs are supported, the bra is so comfortable that you forget you’re even wearing one, and you look and feel fierce. Congratulations – you have completed your quest and you’re ready to take on the world!
Every woman is aware of the good and bad of bras. Nothing beats a well-fitting and comfortable bra that makes you feel amazing – however, give us a heatwave and an unexpected-underwiring-poke incident and it’s a whole different story. Here are six all too familiar things that men will never understand about bras…
The unbeatable feeling of taking your bra off at the end of a long day
Home is where the bra isn’t, am I right?
There’s a different bra for every situation
Your date night bra, your comfy bra, your feel-good bra, your bad-day bra…
It’s a complicated science understood solely by an elite few. To be honest, the majority of females probably aren’t sure either!
The satisfaction of wearing a matching set
Nothing makes you feel like you have your life together quite like wearing a matching underwear set. It happens once in a blue moon but when it does, it’s pretty special.
The annoyance of your bra straps constantly falling down
It’s infuriating. This could be because you’re in the wrong size or style for your boobs, your straps have lost a bit of elasticity and need tightening, or you need to ditch the bra altogether and update your collection. The latter sounds most appealing!
They’re an extra way to store food
There’s nothing like accidentally dropping food down your shirt and then finding it at the end of the day… Lovely.
The constant battle of a strapless bra
Yes, they make wearing many outfits possible but you will spend 90% of your time pulling it up and rearranging yourself.
Need we say more? #boobsweat.
Boobs – we’ve all got them. Even men, technically. But how much do we really know about them? Sit back and read these 10 very interesting – and mostly useless – facts about boobs and impress your pals with your new found knocker-knowledge… Continue reading “Shockers about your Knockers”
New Year’s resolutions are something that divides everybody. For some, the promise of a fresh new year full of change soon fades by January 3rd when they realise that everything is still the same. However, for many, it’s the perfect time to set some goals and visualise where they’d like to be by the end of the year.
We love starting the New Year on a positive note and 2019 will be no different! If you’re struggling with your resolutions this year, here’s a few bra related changes to make – and stick to – in 2019…
Bralettes and a fuller bust – an unlikely pairing you may be thinking. In many cases, yes – those tiny, triangle pieces of fabric with thin straps and no structure aren’t going to give us fuller bust ladies what we need when it comes to support and lift… But with the ever-growing industry and passionate community of fuller bust lingerie lovers, there’s plenty of bralettes now on the market that offer us the best of both worlds.
Bralettes have rocketed into fashion lately, taking over sales of the push-up bra for many retailers as we turn to festival inspired fashion and super casual vibes for our wardrobes. Calvin Klein and their signature bralettes have triggered an obsession within us for comfortable and fashion forward lingerie that we can wear as an extension of our outfits.
Why do we love bralettes?
Well, what’s not to love? We have to admit, they are probably the most comfortable lingerie option out there – particularly perfect for holidays and the summer weather. They’re lightweight, easy and soft and almost the younger sister version of a ‘real’ bra. They’re traditionally mainly wire-free and rather than being all about supporting, lifting and shaping, bralettes focus more on ticking that comfort box and lending to that loungewear feel that is definitely not exclusively for lazy sundays.
In fact, bralettes have become as much as a fashion accessory as they have a lingerie garment. Showing our push-up or t-shirt bras underneath our clothes can almost feel impolite and unnatural. With a bralette however, many are worn to be layered and seen as a part of your outfit – think pretty, delicate lace peeking out from underneath open knit jumpers, open back tops, sheer blouses and plunging necklines to add that bit of coverage and modesty whilst still keeping it subtly sexy.
Fuller bust bralettes
Fuller busts will not get on with every bralette out there. More coverage is needed – we’re talking thicker straps, more side coverage and just enough support to keep us comfortable. At Tutti Rouge, we work on striking that perfect balance between natural support and ultimate comfort.
Our Frankie bralette is the ideal example. It’s soft mesh and lace material make it super lightweight and comfortable but it’s fashion forward day-to-night style means it’s far from simply lazy-day attire. It features all the support you need whilst embodying comfort with a fierce edge.
For something even more night-out appropriate, try our Taylor Noir bralette for size. It’s an all lace longline bralette which has been designed to make you stand out at party. With padded cups to give you lift and shape, no one needs to know that you’re out in your lingerie! Layer this underneath an open blazer for a super sexy and sophisticated vibe.