By Priya Rao
Updated Aug 12, 2015 @ 8:15 am
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Let's face it: bra shopping can be confusing. Between with the hundreds of different brands and different styles, finding your favorite fit is a science. Thus, we spoke to Journelle's Claire Chambers about the seven bras every woman should own, no matter the occasion.

T-Shirt Bra

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This is smooth enough for the sheerest silk blouse. Buy it in a skin tone for maximum blending, or black for an edgier look.

Triumph, $50;

Strapless Bra

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Today's best-sellers feature removable straps and multi-way positioning to provide solutions for the trickiest dresses.

Simone Perele, $82;

Everyday Smooth Lace

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Most women worry that lace isn't for everyday, but the right fit and modern smooth laces make these bras just as wearable as a (boring!) T-shirt bra.

Eberjery, $56;

Padded Plunge

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This is great under deep plunging necklines. It is the modern equivalent of a push-up.

Natori, $68;

Lacy Demi

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This is your version of a three-piece suit (pair with matching suspenders and undies). Every woman should have a power lingerie set for special occasions—date night, etc.

Chantelle, $110;


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A racerback combines a smooth shape and great plunge (hello cleavage) with a pretty back that looks great peeking out under a summer tank.

Montelle, $44;


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They're not just for A and B cups—wireless bras are surprisingly versatile and are perfect for lazy Saturday mornings or running errands around the neighborhood when comfort is key.

Fortnight, $98;