10 Things to know when buying a T shirt bra!

10 Things to know when buying a T shirt bra!

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  1. You need to be fitted, not measured – While this is really true for most bras, it is particularly important for the t-shirt bra. As most t-shirt bras are one-section cups, they can fit a little smaller as there is no stretch in the cup.
  2. T-shirt bras will give a rounder shape – while we all want our bras to be multi – purpose, there is only so much you can ask a t-shirt bra to do!  A smooth cup will not always be able to push in and up and flatten at the same time! As we tell our customers in the fitting room – bras are like shoes, you need certain ones for certain outfits!
  3. Overhang – the dreaded bits of flesh we all have under the armpit when wearing close fitting clothes.  It is really important not to buy a bra that is too big around the back just to avoid this –you will find what you gain in the back you will lose in support at the front.  Instead if you are conscious of this, go for a bra with a wider band at the side to give extra support and comfort.
  4. Skintone is the best for wearing under white – we all like a crisp white strap in the summer but the only colour which won’t show through at all is skintone.
  5. Luckily red is the new skintone – yes really –red!  Or actually anything with a pink or peach tone will work almost as well as skintone on a pale skin colour.
  6. Are all your summer t-shirts white? When showing our pastel summer colours to customers, we are always faced with the question – but won’t that show through? However, when you think through your wardrobe, are all your summer clothes just white?  With a vast array of beautiful summer colours, be bold and wear a little colour!
  7. Go for pretty straps – that way if they do peek out from your vest top they will be worth noticing!
  8. A t-shirt bra doesn’t always have to be plain – believe it or not, many of our t-shirt bra styles will have lace detail subtly placed under the armpit, on the underband or even a sooth self pattern on the fabric!
  9. All over lace on the cups can appear smooth – it is when there is a break in the fabric or seam that lines can be seen.  A very fine lace can actually work really well instead!
  10. A t-shirt bra can be a great investment.  When you find a shape and style that fits you well, in a colour that works with your wardrobe, it’s worth investing – you are all set to wear it as your everyday bra all over the summer months, without thinking what you need to put on everyday!