Bra Style Guide
In addition to chosing the correct size, it is also important to pick the right style for your shape and the look you want to achieve. Our simple guide explains the different types of bras available and their key features.
Full Cup Bra
A full cup bra offers total coverage for comfort and firm well fitting, making you feel secure and is perfect for wearing everyday. The straps are set quite close together to lift your breasts through the centre of the cups. It is great for larger cup sizes and for ladies with a fuller figure as it provides maximum support.
Side Support Bra
The side support bra provides medium coverage and excellent support. The extra panel at the side projects the bust forward giving a more flattering shape.
A balcony bra gives a good shape to the cleavage by lifting the breasts from the side of the cups. This popular style features wide set straps to display the neck and cleavage and is great for wearing with lower cut clothing. Balcony bras are sometimes refered to as ¾ cup styles.
A plunge bra is cut very low at the centre and provides less coverage; perfect for deep V-neck tops and plunging dresses. Many styles are lightly padded to further enhance the cleavage. Generally these are more suited to women with a relatively firm bust.
Strapless and Multiway Bras
A must have for any lingerie drawer, the strapless bra is great for any outfit where you don’t want your straps on show. Most strapless bras come with detachable straps so they can be worn as a halterneck or for cross back styles; making them even more versatile. Strapless and mutliway bras also feature gripper elastic to keep the bra in place.
Moulded bras are usually seam free and great for wearing with tighter clothing so that the outline of the bra is undetectable. A firm mould will provide more lift, and a lighter mould will give a more natural appearance.
Padded half cup bra
Padded half cup bras offers great uplift and gently bring the breasts forward. The wide set straps display the neck and cleavage; a great style for smaller busts.
Non-wired soft cup bra
Non-wired soft cup bra offer a comfortable option for those who are pregnant or post operative. This style is also very popular with teenagers, if the bust is still growing, and for ladies who like to wear a bra to bed, this is a very comfortable option.
An absolute essential for anyone particpating in sports, especially those with a fuller bust. Sports bras are available in soft cup or underwired options, and are specially designed to lift and keep your breasts in the right place during exercise.
We hope that has helped you with your selection. If you know the style of bra you are looking for, why not use our Search by Style option.
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