How to choose the perfect bra for your V-Day outfit

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Donna McPherson, Buying Manager at leading value retailer Ackermans, believes that underwear is more than just a layer of material beneath your clothing – the right bra can smooth and even improve your silhouette, without costing an arm and a leg! 

“There are bra options that will make you appear sleeker, uplift, fill-out, or even feel like a second skin,” says McPherson. Even if no one else will see it, the right bra allows you the confidence to get on with your plans, secure in the knowledge that you look – and feel great.

There are a wide range of styles and fabrics available, so ensure that you select a bra that is best suited to whatever your Valentine’s plans may be.

The Dinner Date

"Whether it’s a date with your partner, or catch-up with your friends, I would recommend a styled t-shirt bra to provide support and comfort, with an added touch of glam. There is also the option of a styled multi-way bra – perfect for a feminine summer dress. And of course, a beautiful lace bra (padded or non-padded) is guaranteed to make you feel glamorous and gorgeous on a night out,” suggests McPherson. “Whatever the occasion, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spoil yourself and feel great, without spending a fortune,” adds McPherson 

Pamper Night

“If you’re all about curling up on the couch this Valentine’s Day and indulging in some pampering, I would recommend a soft cup bra for added comfort - minus the wires,” says McPherson. “This style is so comfortable you can even fall asleep in it! And why stop there? Immerse yourself in comfort with some fluffy slippers and a gown – it’s so much better than flowers,” giggles McPherson.

Keeping it cool

“If you are planning a normal day with your loved one(s), I would recommend a soft-cup or classic t-shirt bra to be worn beneath a fitted T-shirt.  These types of bras provide comfort, support and movability, whilst also being less visible," says McPherson.

“So, whatever your plans this Valentine’s day, make sure you select a bra which allows you to feel your best,” concludes McPherson.

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