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Your Bra Style Guide

It’s important to pick the right bra since it could be the missing puzzle piece to perfecting your outfit. But women aren’t as great at finding bras that fit their breasts as they are at choosing clothes that fit their bodies. That’s mainly because there are so many types of bras available and we just don’t know the difference between them.

 

Well, now after reading this bra breakdown guide, it will all make sense to you.

 

Sports Bra

 

It is more than just providing additional support, it can actually reduce the chances of breast damage from leaping and jumping during exercise. The sports bra is designed to hold your breasts in place so you can exercise without pain or embarrassment during vigorous exercise.

 

 

T-shirt Bra

 

It has seamless contour cups that are designed without raised seams to give a smooth invisible look under tight or lightweight fabric. The cups are lightly padded to conceal nipples and to provide a smooth line under t-shirts. T-shirt bras are comfortable, and they're available for women in all sizes and shapes.

 

 

Support Bra

 

This bra is designed for young girls who have begun to develop breasts but not yet enough to allow for a standard-sized bra to fit properly. They are of simple construction and offer very little support.

 

 

Balconette Bra

 

It’s a demi cup but with added shelf action, which basically means the cups are low to allow you to wear low-cut clothing. The balconette is designed to reveal the top half of the breast, with a band at the bottom pushing the breasts up, rather than toward the center, meaning that this style of bra can stay hidden even under the most plunging of necklines.

 

 

Push-up Bra

 

Cut like the demi cup, the push-up bra lifts your breasts towards the center and is structured so that the breasts are lifted and placed closer together to enhance the cleavage, but with the added help of padding. Women with smaller breasts appreciate the power of the push-up.

 

 

The Full-Coverage Bra

 

If you’re full-figured, or simply busty, you are going to need a lot more support to make sure you’re comfortable. Full coverage bras are great for that; they hold your breasts in, while shaping to the most natural form. It’s is like a full-cup bra, but it changes the appearance of large breasts by redistributing breast tissue so they appear smaller.

 

 

Bralette

 

The bralette is a pretty, lacy bra that is wireless and usually doesn't have padded cups. It’s comfortable enough to wear to sleep or on weekends, but fashionable enough to be worn as sexy lingerie or a layer it under a jacket or a loose tank top.

 

 

Longline Bra

 

Longline bras have a delicate feel and provide more coverage than your normal bras, but without the extra padding. Usually made from stretchy and flexible fabric, they can offer some of the best support. Nowadays girls love to wear them underneath super sheer tops as a fashion statement.

 

 

Half Cup Bra

 

half-cup bra style with wide-set straps and a horizontal bust line. This bra style covers roughly half of the breasts, and lifts them front and center for added cleavage. These offer less support, but because the top of the cups are low and the straps are far apart demi cup bras are great for low cut, scoop neck or wide necklines.

 

 

Soft-Cup Bra

 

With or without underwire support in the cups, this bra mostly relies on the strength of the underband to provide support to the bust.

 

 

Full Cup Bra

 

A type of bra designed to cover your whole breast and provide excellent support and shaping through both the cups and straps. As such it is a typical and practical bra for everyday wear, especially for women with large breasts.

 

 

Plunge Bra

 

A plunge bra has cups that are very low in the center with a deep V-neckline. The wires at the bottom front of the bra are very short. It is a must-have for low cut tops that would show the top of a regular bra. The shape of the cup will push the breasts together and upwards for maximum cleavage in the most natural way.