Spring is in the air which means it’s a great time to update and refresh your wardrobe. But before you splash out on key new season staples, it’s important to take care of the basics. And one vital thing to remember is that in order to look your best in new clothing items, you must wear the right underwear. Wearing the correct bra to suit your frame and complement your outfit can make or break a look. Not to mention the confidence you get from knowing that you look as fabulous underneath your clothes as you do on the outside.
"Choosing the right underwear is completely key for stylists dressing celebrities," HELLO! and HFM fashion editor Rachel Story reveals. "You can have the most beautiful, couture gown but if your client doesn't have the right type of bra it's just not going to look perfect. Many women wear the wrong size bra (particularly around the back), which doesn't provide ample support, so make sure to get a fitting if it's something you've never done - you'll probably be surprised at what size you should be wearing."
Here's our pick of the 5 bras every woman should have in their wardrobe to ensure that whatever you're wearing, you've got the right undies to make sure you look your absolute best.
1. A T-Shirt Bra
Arguably the simplest of bras, this T-shirt bra is lightweight, form-fitting and ideal to wear under any garment - particularly a thin top or close-fitting knit. Free from seams, these soft, comfy bras provide great support for all bust sizes and come in a plethora of neutral shades.
2. A Non-Wired Bra
This is the ultimate chill out item – ideal for cosy nights in watching Netflix when you are wearing loose clothing but need a little support. Comfort is key with this non-wired bra, but pretty details like these gorgeous lace accents mean this bra is just as pretty as its more structured, engineered counterparts. A light padding gives you all the uplift you need.
3. The Luxurious Bra
This is a fabulous item to invest in when you're looking to treat yourself, or someone special - and every woman deserves at least one luxurious bra in their underwear arsenal. Underwired and with adjustable straps for the ultimate in uplift, the beautiful silk and lace details to make you feel extra special.
4. The Sports Bra
This might be functional underwear essential but it doesn't have to look dull. This bright coloured, supportive and well-shaped sports bra makes exercise an enjoyable experience (well, as enjoyable as it can be!) - and a good quality underwear piece will stand up to any type of exercise, be it walking, running, horse-riding or even yoga. Which means you can focus on your work-out and let your bra do the rest.
5. The Multiway Bra
Every woman needs a great-fitting multi-use bra which can handle every neckline, whatever the occasion. Do you have an off-the-shoulder top? A low back dress? Or even a deep V- cut neckline? No worries - this multiway bra can adapt to suit even the trickiest of dress designs. No matter what neckline you can dance the night away without a worry in the world.
View the entire new-season collection of bras and briefs, now all available at www.next.co.uk.