What’s Your Bra Type?

Bras…there are many types out there to choose from. The options are to ensure that each woman gets the kind of bra that will fit her properly and so each woman also has a bra that will be appropriate for what she is wearing. What’s your type of bra? Not too sure, this should help!

  • Push up bras can help to lift the bust for more cleavage. This will help women with different cup sizes to give a more fuller emphasized look.
  • Push in bras are meant to give women that extreme cleavage and can be worn by women of all different cup sizes.
  • Full Cup bras provide full support and are great for women will all cup sizes.  Full cups are especially recommended to those women who have larger cup sizes.
  • Strapless bras are very popular to wear with clothing that have show your shoulders but can we worn with garments that cover the shoulders as well.
  • Maternity and Nursing bras are worn during pregnancy and for breastfeeding.  The maternity bras provide comfort and support for the more sensitive breasts during pregnancy.  While the Nursing bras are great for women who are breastfeeding their babies by allowing the cups to detach and reattach for easy nursing.
  • Mastectomy and Post Operative bras for women who have had surgery on their breasts.  The Mastectomy bras are for women who have had one or both breasts removed and have cups that are made with pockets to keep breast prostheses in place.
  • Built-in bras come inside clothes such as Camis and Swim Wear.  You can find them in soft-cups as well as underwire.
  • Open Cup bras may vary in decoration and are not meant to provide support.  Usually you will find these bras with a decorative material around each breast leaving the breast and nipple uncovered.
  • Peephole or Peek-A-Boo Bras are a popular lingerie item.  They are generally not a supportive bra and provide a slit-opening for the nipples to peek through.
  • Halter bras are a bra that go up around the neckline instead of over the shoulders.  Normally they do not provide the support many women require but may vary depending on the bust.
  • Shelf bras do not cover the entire bust.  The nipples and top portion of the breasts remain exposed while the lower portion of the breasts have a decorative material covering.  This kind of bra is generally not supportive to the breasts.
  • Demi cup bras cover the lower portion of the bust as well as the nipples.  They can provide good support and are great to wear with clothing that have lower necklines such as a plunge and/or V-neck.
  • Balconette bras are similar to the Demi cup bras with the exception that balconettes normally have a more horizontal seam on the top of the bra.
  • Plunge bras cover the breasts leaving a very low plunge in the center of the bra suitable for clothing that has an extremely low plunge and/or V-neck.
  • Padded bras come with a variety of padding.  The padding is found inside the cups and can range from very thin to an extra thick padding.  Depending on your preference of padding, the thin padding can help to conceal the nipples as well as the more thick padding will give the appearance of a fuller bust.
  • T-shirt bras are meant to be invisible under the more form fitting shirts.  They are usually lined with a very thin padding to conceal the nipples and also normally are seamless to help in concealing the appearance of the bra under the shirt.
  • Underwire bras come with a wire inside the bottom of the cups of the bra.  Depending on your preference you may or may not want an underwire bra but softcup bras can provide just as much support as underwire bras
  • Softcup bras do not come with any wires under the cups and provide support with the band of the bra.  These bras can provide just as much support as an underwire bra.
  • Convertible bras come with detachable straps and can be altered to be worn with many different styles of garments.  They can usually be worn traditional, halter, or criss-cross.
  • Minimizer bras are most commonly purchases by women with larger cup sizes.  These bras are meant to reduce the appearance of the bust by a cup size or more.
  • Sports bras are great for active women.  Sports bras can be used in many kinds of activity ranging from walking to a rigorous physical activities.  They are made to keep women comfortable and give support during activity.
  • Triangle bras have a triangular shape cup and are generally worn by juniors and/or misses and can also fit well on women with smaller cup sizes.