15 Different Types of Bra Every Girl Should Know

15 Different Types of Bra Every Girl Should Know

A right style and fitted bra can make all the difference. It can change the look of your dress from ugly to smart.

Choosing the right bra is like picking the right shoes for an outfit. Sometimes heels go well while sometimes you prefer sandals with many dresses.

The bra comes in various styles and shapes and a well-fitted Bra can give you a smoother look, comfort, plus it will boost your confidence as you know you are wearing something pretty.

The main thing is that you are aware of various types of bras available in the market. Here we are sharing with you different types of bras available.

Full Coverage Bra

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A full-coverage bra is a bra with a high neckline that is designed to cover almost all of your breast tissue. Not only they give good coverage but they also have good comfort. It is very popular among women with larger cup sizes, many small-busted women also prefer the modest coverage and shaping of a full coverage bra.

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Convertible Bra

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Convertible Bra is a wardrobe staple as they are so convenient and versatile. With its detachable straps, a convertible bra can be easily rearranged and worn under just about anything. A versatile 5-way style that offers endless configuration options to accommodate any outfit you want to wear. It can be worn strapless, cross back, traditional, halter, or single-strap, for discreet support and subtle style, no matter what you’re wearing.


Underwire Bra

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Underwire Bra utilizes a thin, semi-circular strip of rigid material fitted inside the brassiere fabric. The wire may be made of metal, plastic, or resin. It is sewn into the bra fabric and under each cup, from the center gore to under the wearer’s armpit. The wire helps to lift, separate, shape, and support a woman’s breasts.

An underwire bra offers full support and coverage for today’s sleekest looks and most fitted silhouettes. An underwire bra is the most supportive of bras. Ideal for today’s form-fitting looks, they are also the perfect foundation garment for relaxed or flowing looks.

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Sports Bra

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Sports Bra provides additional support to the breast and reduces the chances of breast damage while you are doing any sports activity. They provide total support and safety during yoga, hiking, or walking, or any rigorous exercise.

You can find a sports bra in various fabrics from cotton to moisture-absorbing material, they will prevent your breast from bouncing painfully during physical activity.


Minimizer Bra

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A minimizer bra is designed to make the breasts appear to be smaller. This type of bra helps your breasts appear smaller while still flattering and not compromising the natural shape of your bust and body.

These bras reduce the projection of your bust and hold your breasts closer to your chest. Just because you’re trying to reduce the appearance of size doesn’t mean you should also buy a smaller bra but choose a Minimizer Bra.

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Stick-on Bra

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Stick on the bra are two cups connected by a strip in the middle. They are mostly made of silicone and lacks any strips at the back or sides. They are best suited for women with smaller breasts. You don’t need to take care of the straps just get the right cup and you are good to go.


Strapless Bra

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Strapless bras are a necessity for any wardrobe that contains bandeau tops, slinky one-shoulder dresses, and flirty strapless dresses. They are sure to keep you supported, comfortable, and will stay-put during every move, jump, or shake.

No matter your bust size or style, there is a strapless bra perfect for your body. Give one a try and achieve true wardrobe liberation.

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T-shirt Bra

T-shirt Bra
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The T-Shirt Bra is designed to wear under the T-Shirt to avoid the lines seen through the T-Shirt. The T-shirt provides the proper look to your outfit or t-shirt. It should give a smooth and even look to your outfit, not just a t-shirt. They are seamless, invisible cups, these bras are great under anything you wear be it a casual to office wear.


Balconette / Demi Bra

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Demi-bra is a bra that has an only partial cup, covers only three-half quarters of the breast, and creating cleavage and uplift. Balconette bra gives a sweetheart shape to a neckline, sometimes known as a shelf bra or balcony bra. Lifts the breasts to enhance their appearance, shape, and cleavage. The balconette style is more revealing than the demi-cup style, which covers more like two-thirds of the breasts.

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Maternity Bra

Maternity Bra
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A maternity bra is designed to be worn during and after pregnancy. During pregnancy, the breasts will grow. For some moms-to-be, the growth may be a cup size and for others up to 2 to 3 cup sizes. Every pregnancy is different so it is hard to gauge just how large your breasts will get.


Nursing Bra

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A nursing bra is designed for breastfeeding. Although many women purchase and wear a nursing bra in the last trimester, the design is a little different than that of a maternity bra. A nursing bra provides additional support to women who are lactating and permits comfortable breastfeeding without the need to remove the bra.


Front Closure Bra

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A front closure bra has a clasp between the breasts instead of on your back. Many women have difficulty in reaching their back so for them, the front closure bra is more convenient and comfortable.

Another reason to wear a front closure bra is that because you need a special back design, such as a T-back bra or a bra with a clear back strap.


Bridal Bra / Corset

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Everybody wants to be dressed perfectly for their wedding day, what you wear under is just as important as what you wear on top.

A shape-supporting wedding dress undergarments provide more than just a beautiful boost to your figure. A best bridal Bra can cut upper body fat and tones down the appearance of the body making it perfect for the heavy wedding dresses.


Mastectomy Bra

Mastectomy Bra

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A mastectomy bra is for women who have undergone mastectomy and can be worn with breast prostheses. They are specially designed with discreet pockets inside the cups. A mastectomy bra should offer enough coverage to secure your breast form, soft materials for sensitive skin, and lightweight support.


Plunge Bra

Plunge Bra
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These are special occasion bra that vanishes under deep and seductive necklines. They have a lower cut in the center gore and are specifically designed with v-neck and low-cut shirts and dresses in mind.

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