How to Use a Bra to Enhance Cleavage

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How to Use a Bra to Enhance Cleavage
Perk up your bust

Since way before the days of Jane Russell and the 18-Hour Bra, women have been trying to select the right types of bras to enhance their cleavage. Whether you are looking to make your small breasts appear to have more cleavage, or you want to make your large breasts provide a more shapely and natural cleavage, choosing the right bra can help. Read on to learn more.

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Things you need

  • White powder
  • Bronzer
  • Bra

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    Look for a bra that squeezes and pushes your breasts together in order to enhance your cleavage. You can usually identify these bras by the extra padding that can be found underneath and along the sides of the cups, along the cut-off line. For larger-breasted women, more support may be found along the cut-off line in the form of wiring.

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    Use silicone inserts or padding in your bra in order to enhance cleavage. Using a bra that is too big will cause your breasts to appear even smaller than they are. Silicone inserts will fill out the parts of the bra cup that do not conform to your breasts, thereby lifting up your breasts and increasing cleavage.

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    Consider some of the newer types of push-up bras to enhance your cleavage. These bras may include padding that contains air, gel or water in order to present a more natural look, while at the same time offering the type of support that will lift and squeeze your breasts.

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    Couple your new bra with a tight-fitting top, or one with a plunging neckline, in order to show off your newly enhanced cleavage. It might even be a good idea to bring some of your tops with you to the lingerie store so that you can make sure that you're not exposing too much of the bra.

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    Find a bra that not only enhances your cleavage, but is also comfortable to wear over long periods of time. Using a bra that may pinch or constrict the circulation of blood in your breasts may cause them to appear splotchy, red or even unnaturally pale. While a tighter bra will definitely enhance cleavage, too tight of a bra will have a less-desired effect.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a little makeup between your breasts to help add to the illusion of increased cleavage. Many women gently brush a little bronzer between their breasts, coupled with a contrasting white powder at the tops of their breasts.

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