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By Venus O’Hara, festish model, actress and writer. venusohara.org
Choosing the right bra to wear is just as difficult as choosing the right pair of panties. Although I don't have quite as many bras as I have panties to mismatch them with, the fact that I'm a lingerie fetishist means it's never going to be easy to make the right choice.
There are a few factors that must always be taken into consideration. I can't begin to count the number of times I've chosen a bra and then found out – only after I put a top on over it – that it wasn't the look I wanted. Then I have to peel the top off, slip on a different bra and start all over again.
With a low neckline you need a bra that helps to promote killer cleavage. Other times you'll need to achieve a seamless effect or you might have a designer dress that can only look its best with a strapless bra underneath. There are times when having decorative bra straps showing underneath the plain ones of a simple dress can be the biggest turn-on imaginable for a bra fetishist. Occasionally, just having decent support can mean more than style ever could.
One of the biggest anxieties that women have with padded bras is that moment when they take them off in front of a new lover. The very worst thing that can happen is that he discovers – to his surprise and disappointment – that he has much less to cup in his big hands than he'd hoped for. I'll never wear a bra that makes me appear two cup sizes larger than I really am because everyone knows that the truth will always come out in the end.