The Best Bra for Boudoir

What makes a bra good for a boudoir portrait session? Support! Everything weighs down to does it give you good support. 


Ladies... lets talk about bras

So in today's video I want to talk about how to choose the best bra to wear for a boudoir portrait session, and firstly I just want to say the size of your chest is irrelevant to looking good in your photos. There is nothing about coming along to do this that depends on having big boobs or small boobs or no boobs or two boobs, so don't feel like there's some kind of ideal body shape that you want to have because there definitely isn't that at all.

However if there is just one thing that you need to have to wear, it's a well-fitting bra and knickers set. I know that when I say this to women a lot of the time their hearts sink a little bit as they think "oh my God, but that's the most exposed I could possibly be! Why are you doing this to me?" and it is absolutely not because we want to show off bits of you that you want to keep covered, it's because we're after a bra doing the job that only a bra can do.

If you are in the happy position of having a chest that when you're lying down stays in place, with everything still pointing upwards, then you really don't have to think all that much about the kind of bra that you want to bring along, beyond choosing a style and colour that you really like and making sure that whatever you bring along is well fitting.

Things to look for in a bra:

The most important thing is that the cups aren't too small and digging in in places, or too big and leaving gaps anywhere. Some people can get away with bandeau styles and strapless styles and these can look absolutely amazing but if you need support, don't be tempted by a style that doesn't really offer any support.

If something looks completely gorgeous, but isn't doing its job well it's not going to work so leave it behind and bring along something that works better.

Colour wise go for something that's got really good contrast against your skin, so strong colours tend to look amazing, so you want to go for something strong. Teal can be really lovely and emerald green can work beautifully, really bright strong reds can work really well. Basically, if it looks like it could have been a Quality Street wrapper, those colours are going to work well. Black tends to be a good one as well and looks good against most skin colours. So, colour wise just steer clear of nudes and that kind of colour.

Now, I don't know about you, but my chest collapses at the top when I lie down. Lace, though not giving support will not leave a gaping area showing in my bra and will move with my chest. If you have similar issues then you're going to need to put a little bit more thought into the kind of bra that you bring along to wear. And you might find there are bras that work excellently when you're standing, but when you lie down they're not doing the job and then it's it makes perfect sense to have different bras for different poses. So bring along a couple of different ones.

Lace bras, or bras with lace at the top, will follow the shape of you chest and will do better to move with you instead of just holding its own shape.

If something looks good in the mirror generally when you when you're trying it on - your chest is up where you want it to be, there's no gaping, there's no double boobage going on, then it's going to work okay for upright poses, so then you need to try it on and lie down and see whether everything is still pointing upwards. I would actually lie on a bed and then put your head back over the end of the bed or the side of the bed and see where your chest goes - is it following your head over the edge of the bed? Does it need keeping in place?

So, generally speaking, the bigger your chest or the more support you need, and those two things don't necessarily go hand in hand, then the more likely it is that a full cup bra is going to be your best friend for lying down images.

Bras to avoid:

Not all types of bras are going to do the job well.  Balconette and push-up bras, though look great for standing, will not hold your chest in place when you lie down and you chest will move upward as there is no fabric stopping it. Moulded cup bras and bras that have got a thicker fabric, will often keep their own shape really really well - but their shape isn't necessarily your shape. So they might not follow your form when you lie down, when your chest moves with the position the bra may not follow.

So they can tend to not work quite as well as something that's got a thinner fabric. So, something that's thinner, with lace to it is much more likely to mould itself to your shape better. 

Some moulded cup bras have three parts to the cup so, it'll have two pieces at the bottom and one at the top and like I say - the thicker fabric just means it'll hold its own shape well, but it won't follow my shape - so it won't look good when I'm lying down.  Some bras can have an extra piece that gives it more support at the side which will stop your breasts spreading out.

If something looks good in the mirror generally when you when you're trying it on - your chest is up where you want it to be, there's no gaping, there's no double boobage going on, then it's going to work okay for upright poses, so then you need to try it on and lie down and see whether everything is still pointing upwards. I would actually lie on a bed and then put your head back over the end of the bed or the side of the bed and see where your chest goes - is it following your head over the edge of the bed? Does it need keeping in place?

So, generally speaking, the bigger your chest or the more support you need, and those two things don't necessarily go hand in hand, then the more likely it is that a full cup bra is going to be your best friend for lying down images.

Bras, who knew they were so important?

Have a good try on, don't assume that just because something looks good when you're standing up it's gonna work when you're lying down - try both and just see what's working well and go for whichever is doing the job the best - not necessarily the prettiest.

If you have any questions at all about the best kind of bra to wear for a boudoir session, absolutely ask them in the comments and I'll try to answer them.

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