Any outfit worn by women loses its charm if you are not wearing a perfect Bra underneath. A bra is not only a piece of inner wear but is also responsible for how confidently you carry yourself in public. The right kind of bra not only is good for the health of your breasts but also affects the way your dresses look on you and if you are looking for bra’s, there are different bra types in the market and different bra for different occassion.

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Different Bra Types – Part 3

Seamless Bra

A bra constructed without seamed cups. There may be seams in other parts of the bra and still be considered seamless. Seamless bras are a great choice for pairing with clingy knits, and lightweight jerseys since they are virtually invisible under clothing.

Sheer Bra

Sheer Bra is a lace bra with a see through the transparent garment, mesh fabric and underwire cups support. Sheer Bra is used for seductive and intimate moments. There are certain aspects of sheer bra one should keep in mind because at moment sheer bra or sheer garments can put you in an awkward situation.

Shelf Bra/ Cupless Bra

Essentially a rigid band, usually underwires, along with the inframammary line that pushes up while covering none, or only a narrow strip, of the breast.

A shelf bra is also known as a platform bra, quarter-cup bra or cupless bra. It has underwires and supports from underneath but has no cups or very short cups to expose your breasts.

Obviously, this bra is mainly just for fun. If you want a bit of lift or are smaller and want them pushed up to appear larger then this could be for you. You can also pair them with tassels if you are wanting to wear them but don’t like going braless.

Soft Cup Bra

Soft Cup bras do not have underwires, but may be padded, seamed or lined to provide shaping and support.

Has no underwire support in the cups. Rather they rely on the strength of the under band to provide support to the bust.

Sports Bra

Sports bras are specifically designed to offer the appropriate amount of support during physical activity. Sports bras are designed for various levels of support- from light support (best for yoga and walking) to maximum support (for running and jumping).

Provides firm support for the breasts, and are meant to prevent discomfort or embarrassment during vigorous exercise.

Strapless Bra

With no shoulder straps, they are designed for wearing with clothes that reveal the shoulders, such as halterneck tops.

Strapless bras often come as convertible bras with detachable straps or you can also get bandeau bras. For most cases I would recommend a classic style strapless bra like the one pictured, bandeau bras don’t have underwires to shape them so are tighter across the top of the bust and can cause bulging unless you have a perfect fit or small breasts.

Trainer Bra

Designed for young girls who have begun to develop breasts but have yet to be considered ‘developed’ enough to allow for a standard-sized bra to fit properly. They are of simple construction and offer very little support.

Triangle Bra

A triangle bra has triangle shaped cups, which offer the perfect amount of coverage and support for petite to average figures. Triangle bras may be padded or lined but generally, do not have underwires, and most have thin straps, minimal center gore, and back wings.

T-Shirt Bra

Invisible under even the thinnest fabrics, t-shirt bras are seamless, contoured styles designed to prevent any show-through when wearing light knits. Important for all seasons, t-shirt bras create an ultra smooth look under knits, sweaters or clingy tops.

It is designed without raised seams, so that a tight t-shirt may be worn without the bra being visible. These often have padded cups to conceal nipples and to provide a smooth line under t-shirts.

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Underwire Bra

A thin, flexible wire, which offers added support to the cups of bras, bustiers, and shapewear.

It is designed to give extra support and endurance. They have a wire, metal or plastic, running under each cup to provide rigid support to the bust.

Vintage Bra

A type of full support bra with cups in the shape of a paraboloid of revolution with its axis perpendicular to the breast. Invented in the late 1940s, they were still being sold well into the 1960s

Water Bra

Bras which have water or silicon gel-filled cups to make your breasts look larger.

It is important to know the types of bras available so that you can pick the right one for the right time so as to protect the general health of your breasts.

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