Do you want to buy a sexy yet comfortable bra, but the sheer amount of variety boggles your mind?
With lingerie becoming avant-garde, it becomes important to identify different kinds of brassieres in order to have a happy shopping experience.
1) Balconette- Provides partial coverage of breasts and pushes them upwards to give a sexy look.
2) Bandeau- A stylish variant often used as strapless swimwear. It is basically a garment wrapped around the breasts for shape and support.
3) Bralette- A soft bra with no wires or molds. It may be worn as lingerie or a crop top.
4) Built-in bra- A bra is sewn into a camisole or an outfit.
5) Cage Bra- A bra with extra straps on the front or the back that gives a cage-like appearance to the lingerie.
6) Convertible Bra- A bra whose strap can be converted to make it a racerback or a strapless bra,
7) Cupless Bra- A provocative bra that lifts your breasts but doesn’t cover them.
8) Demi-bra- It covers half to three-fourth of your boobs, and lifts them to create a cleavage.
9) Front-closure bra- A bra that is fastened on the front instead of the back.
10) Full-coverage bra- A bra with a high neckline that gives coverage to the entire breasts.
11) Halter Bra- The strap of a halter bra either goes around your neck or can be tied around it.
12) High-neckline bra- These have a high-neckline, and many women wear them as crop tops.
13) Longline bra- Apart from covering your assets, the bra has extra fabric that covers your torso.
14) Low back bra- The back straps sit quite low on your back, this is the bra to wear with a low-cut dress.
15) Mastectomy bra- Specifically designed for women who underwent a mastectomy surgery and have to wear breast prosthesis. It has fabric pouches to hold the breast prosthesis in place.
16) Maternity Bra- A flexible bra to support your growing breasts during pregnancy.
17) Maximizer Bra- It gives a fuller shape and lifts to women with smaller breasts.
18) Minimizer Bra- Ideal for women with bigger breasts if they want to go a few cup sizes down. It rearranges the breast tissue to make them look smaller.
19) Non-padded bra- They don’t have pads; go for them if you want a more breathable bra.
20) Nursing Bra- It has zips and panels that let you breastfeed your baby without taking the bra strap off your arm.
21) Padded Bra- A bra with pads or extra fabric, intended to add volume to a smaller bust.
22) Peephole Bra- It has cuts to reveal nipples or other parts of the boobs.
23) Plunge Bra- Plunges deep into your neckline; an ideal bra for low-cut blouses or dresses.
24) Push-Up Bra- Designed to lift your breasts and dramatically enhance your cleavage.
25) Racerback- The straps form a T or X shape at the back, while your shoulder blades remain uncovered.
Choosing a bra that provides superior support and goes well with your dress might seem daunting. But once you know about the different kinds of bras, there is a perfect bra for every purpose.