Does a C cup necessarily mean an average bust? It’s not quite so simple. The cup size is one thing, the band measurement is another, so it will depend on whether you are a 32C or a 42C. This is why it is essential to know your bra size before setting your sights on a particular style. In fine lingerie, you can feel comfortable in a certain size for one brand’s undergarments and need to go a size up with another designer. This is why it’s advisable to take the time to try on your women’s lingerie. At Dessus Dessous, you can take advantage of the 30-day trial period and benefit from free returns if the sizes aren’t right. Here are some tips for choosing the ideal bra according to your body type.
Demi-cup bras to enhance the bust
Perfectly suited to small and medium chests, the demi-cup style is a semi-full cup that is both sexy and comfortable. These undergarments only cover the lower part of the breast and thus define a glamorous neckline. The straps are attached to the outer edges of the cups and the seam is just above the tip of the breast. This design enhances the bust by giving it volume, as well as a nice rounded shape, while ensuring good support. Some styles also incorporate foam pads into the lower part of the cups, which re-center the breasts and create nice cleavage.
On the demi-cup style in the Allure Rayure lingerie collection from Antinea by Lise Charmel, the vertical seam leads into a square neckline, ideal to push up nice round breasts. The embroidered effect and black lace denote an Art Deco romanticism. That said, demi-cup bras from the top women’s lingerie brands are available in a wide choice of colors, graphic prints, and very chic floral patterns.
Balconette bras for a push-up effect
Balconette bras combine comfort and aesthetics. While they guarantee excellent support for the bust, they are one of those undergarments that define a sexy neckline. The cups are often cut in two parts, with a lower part which perfectly curves the chest thanks to its vertical seam and an upper part which dresses the top part of the breast. They are suitable for all body types, since the balconette enhances small busts and pushes generous chests up and in. The best corsetry houses offer a vast array of cuts, colors and designs. According to your figure, you may feel more comfortable in a style with wide straps adorned with embroidery or one with thin spaghetti straps as on the timeless Mini bra from Andres Sarda, an irresistible padded style dressed in Calais lace with a floral pattern.
It’s a common misconception that the push-up effect is reserved for small breasts that wish to suggest an impression of volume. However, the push-up bra is not designed to cheat on measurements: its structure is simply intended to shape and raise the chest in the blink of an eye. This design enhances feminine curves with elegance. For a guaranteed seductive effect, we let ourselves be tempted by the Dressing floral collection from Lise Charmel, which includes a bewitching guipure-effect push-up bra in tulle and embroidery. This seductive lingerie will pair perfectly with a high-waisted shorty, a thong or a G-string for a refined lingerie set.
Push-up bras, seductive allies that flatter all chests
Ideal undergarments for summer or under a cocktail dress, bandeau bras offer the advantage of removable straps to leave the shoulders bare. To ensure perfect support of the bust and to create a natural silhouette, we prefer the underwire bra. For comfort at all times, turn to a preformed padded bra like the Perle bandeau from Prima Donna. With its smooth cups and its tones of nude, it becomes invisible under fitted or flowing garments. Ally of the open back, the bandeau bra is an essential. What’s more, bandeaus atop daytime lingerie items such as bodysuits make for flattering and romantic lingerie under a strapless dress.
Underwire triangle bras
A true flagship of lingerie trends, the triangle cut is becoming a must-have for every woman’s closet. While many of us appreciate wireless triangle bras for their understated necklines, it is possible to opt for an undergarment designed with boning to add structure to the chest. The triangle draws a sensual plunging neckline.
From Lou to Antigel by Lise Charmel, without forgetting Lascana, the best high-end lingerie brands now offer this ideal bra in a C cup. From Aubade, the Rosessence Gala style is resolutely charming with its delicate red jacquard lace.