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Bras: They’re kind of a necessary evil. Well, until you realize that you don’t need a drawer full of extraneous options. In fact, you only really need six styles. Pin our handy infographic and remember—less is more.

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The Only Bras You Need

See—bra hunting doesn't have to be hard. You just need a tight edit and all your bases covered. Let's chat more about each one.

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Nubian Skin

A T-Shirt Bra You Can Wear Every Day

Think of this as your lingerie drawer’s MVP. T-shirt bras are simple and practical, with seamless, molded cups that you’ll probably wear more than any other style. Since you’ll getting so much use out of it, make sure to buy neutral colors like nude, black or white, and don’t be afraid to spend a little more than you normally would. 

Get the look: Heidi Klum Intimates ($44); Nubian Skin ($55); La Perla ($114)

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L’Agent by L’Agent Provocateur

A Statement Bra That’s Begging to Be Seen

Oh hi, sexy. You might not wear this little number as often as your trusty T-shirt bra, but you’ll feel incredible when you do. Depending on your preference, a “statement” could be as subtle as a hint of embellishment or as in-your-face as the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra (just kidding, that’s, like, millions of dollars). When it comes to the lingerie you buy with the intention of showing, you do you.

Get the look: Elle Macpherson Body ($56); L'Agent by L'Agent Provocateur ($69); Ashley Graham ($70)

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Naja

A Bralette You Can Wear on Days Off

This wireless style, with its minimal support, is a bit better for smaller chested ladies, but if you’re wearing it only around the house, does it really matter, as long as it’s comfy? The fabric should be soft and stretchy and make it feel like you’re wearing nothing at all. If you're larger chested, look for a comfortable model that holds you in slightly without compressing everything. 

Get the look: Lunya ($50); Naja ($50); Negative Underwear ($55)

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Lane Bryant

A Convertible Bra You Can Wear With Several Tops

One-shoulder tops, off-the-shoulder dresses, shirts with crisscrossing straps of varying widths. You've got them all, but you don't want to buy separate bras to wear with them all. That's where a convertible bra comes in. Most can be worn in a bunch of different ways (including the always useful strapless), so you can cover all your bases with just one model. 

Get the look: Lane Bryant ($45); Natori ($64); Wacoal ($65)

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Nike

A Sports Bra That Protects Your Girls

A well-fitting sports bra isn’t just necessary for a comfortable workout; it’s necessary for your health. No matter how small your breasts, a lack of support can lead to back pain, discomfort and tissue damage that could cause stretch marks and sagging.

Get the look: Nike ($50); Soma ($66); Athleta ($68)

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Chantelle

A Push-Up Bra That Makes You Feel Great

Va-va-voom. Obviously if you’re smaller chested, this style should create cleavage and the allusion of a few more cup sizes. But if you’re larger chested, don’t rule out this style all together. The right version can lift without adding volume, making your boobs look higher, perfectly rounded and more youthful. 

Get the look: Chantelle ($56); Calvin Klein ($70); Simone Perele ($82)

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