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Diffrent types of bra You must know before getting in to a relation ship.
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1. Bridal Bra
A bridal bra or corset holds and shapes the upper part of the body into a desired shape, thereby helping the bride to smartly fit into the wedding dress. Besides, it also renders great posture and is as light as a normal brassiere. The bride can comfortably be at her best on her wedding day! This is one of the types of bras where women spend maximum time to consider before picking the final one. This type of bra, although falls under bridal category, must be picked depending on the wedding outfit. If the bride is wearing a backless wedding gown, then a strapless bridal bra would be an ideal pick. If the bride is wearing a deep cut blouse, then a balcony bra would be ideal.
But the most important things is to try the type of bra with the wedding outfit before buying it as the comfort and fit must go hand-in-hand for the big day and this cannot be compromised at all.
2. Adhesive Bra
This type of bra, as the name suggests, it adheres to the breasts. It is strapless and features no bands of any sort, but at the same time it provides little support to the breasts. This kind of inner wear is highly intended for backless dresses or tops. These also work well with sheer dresses.
Again this type of bra is further categorized into two sub-types; the disposable paper ones, which use a strong adhesive and the reusable ones, which use silicone that is washable.
3. Belly Dance Bra
Many people believe that belly dancing type of bra is always the same as that of the size of a normal bra, but actually it is not. For e.g. if your size is 32C then you can also comfortably fit into a 34B size, with some minor adjustments.
4. Bandeau Bra
One of the best Indian bra types, this is a plain simple band of cloth piece wrapped around the breasts, thereby providing little support. These work well to those who are just beginning to wear bras. These can also be work when at home or while going to bed.
5. Convertible Bra
This kind of lingerie features straps, which can be detached and rearranged in various ways, thereby suiting the outfit. This type of bras are also available with beaded and clear plastic straps, which provide both support and style. Some of the best online lingerie brands in India, such as Zivame, Lovable, etc have these bra’s for women who love to experiment with the different styles of clothes.
6. Built-in Bra
Supportive bra-like structure inside any garment such as tank top, swimsuits or tube tops, which render same kind of support without need of going for an additional inner wear. These kinds of built-ins feature a horizontal elastic strip, cups and even under wires and are also removable in some cases, if desired. These are convenient to those who love wearing shorts and tees. These tees will work even for lounge wear. Just wear a scarf and chunky accessories to style it for the venue.
7. Cupless Bra
This kind of lingerie as the name suggests does not feature cups and is rather comprised of only frames, thereby exposing nipples through modeled support cups. These particular types are considered under erotic inner wear category, as they let the nipples to be visible through the outfit. This is a unique type of bra which is mostly worn in the western countries.
8. Demi Bra
These types of bra features half-shaped cup along-with broad straps and a horizontal bust line. It renders great cleavage and a frame-like effect, thereby enhancing the sensuality of the dress. It is ideal for deep-neck garments. Women with small breasts can wear this bra to give an illusion of bigger breasts.
9. Full Support Bra
This kind of inner wear is designed to render great support for the entire breasts and come under typical regular wear. Most Indian bra’s have this style of bra’s. Mostly, older women prefer wearing these traditional types of bras.
This bra also works well for heavy breast women.
10. Front Closure Bra
It features closure i.e. hooks and eyes on the front rather than at the back, as seen in normal wears. It lies completely flat at the back and goes well with tank tops, provided it features a racer back design. This type of bra is easier to wear and take off, when compared to the other bra’s that close at the back.
11. Mastectomy Bra
Such kind of under cloth is intended for those, who have either lost one or both the breasts in mastectomy treatment for breast cancer. It is specially designed so that a prosthesis can be held in place.
12. Male Bra
This may sound bit weird, but it is a therapeutic undershirt for men with Gynecomastia. It does not give support rather helps them flatten and conceal their breasts.
13. Minimizer Bra
Theses types of bra is specially designed to play down the bust and is ideal for women with 34C and above. It compresses and minimizes the breasts, thereby creating an impression of a cup size smaller than the original one.
14. Maternity Bra
This is ideal for pregnant ladies. Its expandable nature helps them deal with increase in size of their breasts during the course of pregnancy.
15. Nursling Bra
It helps in breastfeeding, by enabling baby to easily access the nipple. The cups of such bra are covered with flaps, which be pulled down to expose the breast.
16. Padded Bra
These types of bra features padding inside its lining, thereby enabling a fuller shape to ladies, having small breasts. It is mainly worn to enhance the figure. These bra’s also help in concealing the stiff nipples.
17. Pushup Bra
As Miranda Kher is seen here in a pushup bra, it is an advanced design inner wear, used to lift the breasts, thereby enhancing the cleavage. The Wonder-bra is the all time popular brand for such kind of lingerie. Most of the push-up brassieres feature padding, either made up of rubber or foam and even some containing gel-filled pads.
A padded type can be distinguished from the push-up type, by considering if the padding is done at the under each breast to lift them or is done outside the center so as to push the breast inwards.
18. Sport Bra
It provides firm support to the breasts and helps prevent any kind of discomfort to the wearer during vigorous work-outs.
19. T-Shirt Bra
It is specially designed for T-Shirts and helps prevent breasts or nipples from being visible. It is also available with padded cups to hide nipples, thereby providing a smooth line.
20. Vintage Bra
This is a full-support traditional brassiere, usually in the shape of a parabolic with its axis perpendicular to the breast. It was widely used from 1940s till late 1960s. It is also known as bullet bra.
You can buy these and all other types of bra here.
The best bra brands in India provide most of these types of bra. Be wise and choose the bra your figure needs. If you are not sure about your bra size, do not be ashamed to ask the assistant. It’s your right to feel beautiful from within.
PS: Wearing a bra while sleeping is not as harmful as it has been said. However, for your comfort it is best to avoid it, so as to let your skin breath.