Which Types of Bras Should You Own?
When you find a bra you love (and a size that fits), it’s tempting to keep buying it again and again. But not all bra styles are created equal: though your favorite may look great with a polished work blouse, it might look strange under a casual T-shirt. That’s why it’s important to stock your lingerie drawer with multiple types of bras.
This bra style covers most of the breast and provides maximum support. It is one of the most popular bras for larger busts.
Designed to remain invisible even under very thin fabrics, this bra usually sports a seamless design and provides ample coverage.
These types of bras are defined by their lack of an underwire: that means extra comfort, but less support. They may be padded or unpadded, seamed or seamless, and lined or unlined.
This style covers anywhere from half to three-quarters of the breast and provides modest cleavage.
With nearly horizontal cups, this sexy bra style offers even less coverage than a demi cup and usually provides dramatic cleavage.
This underwire bra boosts cleavage with the help of either graduated padding or removable pads. The cups are usually demi-style and angled to suit lower necklines.
The strapless bra style is characterized by its straps, which can be removed or adjusted in myriad ways to accommodate unusual garment necklines and formal attire.
Designed to minimize breast movement for athletic activity, sports bras provide firm support and are available with or without underwire. For maximum comfort, make sure you're wearing the right sports bra for your body type.
These bras boast extra comfort and design features for more voluptuous women.
Designed for women with larger busts, these types of bras visually reduce breast size. They’re ideal for wearing under button-down shirts, as they cut down on bothersome gaping between buttons.
This bra style offers extra support and bounce control for pregnant women, often including wider, more supportive straps and comfort-focused fabrics.
This bra’s cups have detachable clips at the top, which allow nursing mothers easy access for breastfeeding. Supportive cups keep the breasts comfortable.
Find the perfect fit with this easy guide to measuring band size and cup size.
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