With so many types of bras swarming the market, the task to find the right kind under the right type of clothing might become a tough job. Not all bra style may complement all dress forms. You may wear a push up style under a t-shirt and end up looking weird. Similarly, you may wear a full cup style under your deep plunging dress or t- shirt and find the bra peeping out from, under your clothes.
Below we have listed down the names of the various types of bras available to serve different purpose.
1) Convertible bra
Convertible bras are a wardrobe staple. Their versatility makes them popular. They feature straps that can be attached,detached or rearranged in different patterns, depending on the garment.
2) U-Plunge bra
For deep cut plunging necklines, wear the plunge bras. These bras are very low cut at the front and mostly feature demi cups. Their design makes sure you have no traces of bra, peeping out. The bra offers maximum cleavage, control and lift.
3) Full cup bra
Full cup bras offer good support, life and control to those with heavier bust size.
4) Demi cup bra
They are meant for women with smaller bust size and are a big no for voluptuous women.
5) Seamless bra
Seamless bras are perfect for smooth and invisible lines under sheer and figure hugging tops and dresses.
6) Strapless bra
They are your best pals when it comes to wear one shoulder, off-the-shoulder and shoulder less styles.
7) Sports bra
They are your perfect companion to the gym, aerobics and jogging. They offer support, control as well as comfort. Racer back styles are apt for women with heavier busts.
8) Magic bra
Magic bras are adhesive bras that can be worn under backless tops or dresses. They feature a brassier with no bands at the back or no straps at the shoulders.
9) Minimizer bra
All you voluptuous ladies can look inches less at their bust area, once you wear a minimiser bra. The bra compresses and re sizes the breasts to look a few inches less.
10) Nursing bra
Breast feeding is no more a trouble. You may feed your baby even in public, without baring all. Zip-in cup feature allows the baby easy access to nipples. Many nursing bras feature cups that can be clasped and unclasped when needed.
11) Padded bra
Padded bras nay add a few inches to your bust area and make you appear voluminous. The bras feature some padding inside the lining. The bras provide support but no lift to the breasts.
12) Push up bra
Push up styles offer greater decolletage by providing lift and support to the breasts. The style is suitable to those with smaller bust area.
13) Trainer bra
The bras are for young girls who have just started to develop breasts and are small enough to fit into any standard size bras. The bras are simple in construction and offer very little support.
14) T-shirt bra
These are seamless bras that offer smooth line and feel over the t-shirt. They feature padded cups to conceal nipples.
15) Shelf bra
The bras feature rigid under wires along the infra mammary line. The bra provides lift but no, or very narrow, coverage to the breasts.
16) Soft cup bra
Soft cup bras are apt to be worn at home on a casual day. The bra relies on the under band for support and features no under wire support in the cups.
17) Underwire bra
The bras feature wires of metal or plastic running under each of the cup to offer extra support to the breasts. The style is best for those with heavier bust.
18) Balconette bra
These are half cup style bras that are designed to eliminate all traces of bra under low cut tops, without compromising on support and control. They offer less cleavage when compared to plunge bras. So, you may prefer these to plunge bras when on a casual visit or dressing for your workplace.
19) Maternity bra
The bras have flexible cups that may adjust and accommodate the breasts that increase in size, during the entire course of pregnancy.