WHAT IS CLEAVAGE
If you’re over the age of 13, you probably know what cleavage is - the area between a woman’s neck and neckline which emphasises the breasts to help create cleavage when wearing a low-cut top or dress. Cleavage is used to enhance the natural attributes of a woman’s figure and bra size, promoting femininity and power in western cultures. Getting the best cleavage is easy with options like bras, silicone inserts and shapewear.
The best way to get stunning cleavage is to utilise something you wear all the time - an everyday bra. Most women begin their bra journey with the sports bra, but there are all different kinds, from the T-shirt bra to the strapless bra - there is a solution for every occasion. Here are a few different bras that can help you to enhance the way your breasts sit and increase your cleavage:
A favourite of the young superstar Kylie Jenner, the push up bra is designed to lift and support your bust while creating a feminine silhouette and sexy cleavage at the same time. The push up has always been a popular choice for smaller busts, but recently women with larger busts, with extreme cleavage, have started to embrace and love push-ups for a rounded, more youthful cleavage. Our favourite is the Jane Padded Push Up Bra made by Marie Jo and comes highly recommended.
Balconette (or balcony) bras are perhaps the most versatile bra, enhancing the appearance of the breasts in size, shape, and lift. Typically, balconette bras cover half to three-quarters of the breast, exposing the tops of the skin creating the shelf for which the bra was named. Our favourite is the Jasmine Balconette Bra from Panache.
Using a padded bra for enhanced cleavage is a no-brainer - they are best for increasing the bust size in tighter fitting dresses and shirts, rather than using a push up that only gives the illusion of larger breasts. Our favourite padded bra is the Elomi Matilda Plunge Padded Bra.
Plunge bras create gorgeous cleavage for those lower cut shirts and dresses. These beauties shape your body and tighten your bust with a moulded cup to create a stunning silhouette. For a more elegant silhouette look out for bras with a front closure. Our favourite is the Matilda Plunge Bra from Elomi.
BRA ACCESSORIES & CLOTHING OPTIONS
Bras aren’t the only way to achieve stunning cleavage! There are many bra alternatives, accessories, and clothing options to help enhance and define your décolletage.
Silicone inserts or “chicken fillets” as they are sometimes known, are perfect for increasing your cup size. Worn inside the bra, these inserts push the breasts up much like a padded bra with foam cups would. The difference? Apart from price, inserts can be used in any bra to achieve a similar effect. Our favourites are the Boostits Full Cup inserts.
Another staple in the Kardashian Kloset, shapewear has become fashionably acceptable and is the best in achieving seamless and super comfortable curves. Shapewear is an easy, hassle-free, and painless way to help bring out the best of your natural curves. Whatever your size, your natural femininity can be perfectly sculpted with the support of a high-quality shapewear product. Our favourite bust enhancing shapewear is the Spanx Oncore High Waisted Brief.
Sometimes even the best push-ups and accessories can use a little boost, especially for small busts. There are a few ways to achieve a stunning bust without a bra:
Contouring and bronzer isn’t just for your face. Bronzer can be used to enhance the natural curvature of your breasts and create the illusion of a fuller bust.
Chest exercises can help you achieve a fuller bust naturally over time by strengthening the pectoral muscles underneath the breast tissue.
For the best fitting and bust enhancing bra, we 100% recommend getting fitted by a professional, like our resident fitters here at DeBra’s.
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