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Every practiced personal stylist understands the crucial importance of small details. It’s the little things like fresh, clean nail polish or a perfect accessorizing bracelet that truly bring an entire look to fruition. Considering this, one of the most important but often overlooked assets of a polished look is the proper bra fitted beneath it. Depending on the cut and style of a client’s outfit, the wrong bra worn underneath could completely ruin the look.
Many women struggle with this decision. As a personal stylist, this is one of the ways in which your professional expertise could be most helpful to your clients. Getting started, here are 4 basics to remember:
- For a strapless dress with a low back: Frederick’s of Hollywood makes a special bra for this function. Their body sculpt backless bra has silicone cones that attach adhesively under the bust, with underwire and replaceable clear wings.
- For a racer-back top: Maidenform makes a custom lift, t-back bra with removable push-up pads so that the client can decide how much cleavage she wants.
- For under a t-shirt: My Skins actually makes a t-shirt bra that comes in 20 different shades so you can match it perfectly to your client’s skin tone.
- For a dress with a plunging neckline: Le Mystere Bardot’s super-low plunge push-up bra has a very low front closure and a v-neck shape, plus it has wide straps that provide extra support.