A recent study found that women own an average of ten bras, but wear only 3. That’s a shame, but understandable: it’s not easy to find your perfect bra fit. Choosing the right size as well as the best design for your body type is not easy. Are you on a quest to find that ideal match? Discover our tips for selecting the right bras before you buy.
Correctly measure your bra size before purchasing
Knowing your bra size is important: nearly 80% of women are not wearing the correct size. A bra that is too tight or too loose is not a comfortable bra. To ensure good breast support, it is therefore essential to take your measurements before buying a bra. Measure your circumference just under the chest (you will obtain your size in numbers, for example 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, and so on if measuring in centimeters), then around the fullest part of the breasts. Using this second measurement, refer to a size guide to determine your cup size. Now that you know how to calculate your bra size, you are almost ready to shop for some new lingerie. Just be sure to choose well-suited bra styles: the various shapes of cups and straps are each more or less flattering to different cup sizes. A full coverage bra style with wide straps and triple hook-and-eye back closure, for example, is ideal for a curvy silhouette with a generous bust. Wire free bandeau and triangle styles, or those with padding, are excellent matches for smaller breasts. One final tip about sizing: be sure to take your measurements regularly. A woman's body undergoes many changes throughout her life, and your size may vary over time.
Select the right type of bra according to your body type and neckline
As described above, it is important to choose a bra according to your body type. Women with large chests, for example, should generally avoid wireless bras. These are more often recommended for small breasts, because they provide less support. Each type of bra has advantages in terms of support and comfort. These features also impact the results aesthetically: some bras create distinctly feminine silhouettes under tops and enhance the cleavage more than others. Push-up bras, for example, are the ideal ally for perky cleavage, triangle bras for plunging necklines, demi-cup bras for a square neckline and the balconette to lift the bust. Find the following styles of bras on Dessus Dessous:
Sexy and comfortable bras for all tastes and at all price points
At Dessus Dessous, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for comfort or seduction, we offer a wide selection of women’s lingerie from the collections of top lingerie brands such as Aubade, Chantal Thomass, Lise Charmel, Wacoal, etc. You will find each iconic collection from the best lingerie brands, but also all their new collections, season after season. We offer bras for all women and all busts, up to an L cup. We strive to offer a vast array of wardrobe options to all women, and particularly to those who need large-size lingerie or plus size bras. You will therefore find specialists of plus-size lingerie such as Elomi, Freya, PrimaDonna, and Simone Pérèle on our website.
All our products are available in various colors (timeless options like black, white, red, or nude, but also trendy colors like pink, purple, blue, green, orange, yellow, etc.) and materials. Our sets range from finely crafted lace bras (for a sexy and glamorous bra), to cotton (for sensitive skin), to breathable microfiber, to satin, to bras combining fabrics such as polyamide, polyester, nylon and elastane for comfort. Whether you are looking for features like front closure, lightly lined cups, quick dry fabrics, racerback styling or a matching panty, we have something for everyone.
You will easily find the perfect bra on Dessus Dessous, but that is not all. You can also find many underwear and panties (briefs, panties, boyshorts, boxers, thongs, etc.), as well as swimsuits (bikinis, one-piece swimsuits), nightwear (pajamas, nighties, negligees, babydolls, night shorts, sets), swimwear, sleepwear, shapewear (for a smoothing effect or to contour the waist) and sports sets. Finally, we offer a selection of tights and stockings to highlight your legs. Fishnet, flesh-toned, black, colored, patterned or opaque, the choice is yours!
Our customer service team is here to help you choose your bras online
You now know how to choose a bra and are familiar with our various products. We are available to answer all your questions, whether about a product, color, or choosing the right sizing in a bra you have selected. We can also help you find the brand or style that will best suit you. Our advisors, experts in women’s lingerie, are available at +33 (0) 4 67 71 58 60 to provide you with personalized advice. Do not hesitate to call on us if necessary!