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Bras for Your Figure Type

Different figure types have different types of bodies, and bras best-suited to one figure type may not work well for another figure type. These are some examples of the most common figure types, and the best types of bra fits for these figures:

Small-Busted
AA to "small B" cup sizes. Breasts with this body type are firm and spread farther apart. Bras for this body type cup breasts for light support and natural shaping. Bras that work well for this body type aren't well-suited for full-figured women with larger busts.

Average Bust
B to C cup sizes. These are the most common bra sizes, and many manufacturers design bras for these sizes. Depending on age and overall figure type, breasts may be firm or fleshy. Bras in these sizes provide shape and support.

Full-Busted
C and above cup sizes. In young women with these cup sizes, breasts are fuller, firmer and require good support. Good bras for this body type lift and mold the breasts for attractive shaping. More mature women in these cup sizes tend to have larger breasts with less elasticity. Complete cup coverage for shaping and firm support are the best bra characteristics for mature full-busted women.

Large Sizes
38-50 B and above cup sizes. Women in these sizes have a "plus size" figure and typically wear a women's dress size of 14+. The band size is larger, but the breasts may have the same size and proportion as women with smaller frames, and therefore may not require larger cups. The best bras for full-figured women are specially designed to provide comfort, shaping and support in these sizes.

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