Bra Style Guide

There are essential styles and pieces to every woman’s bra wardrobe. Each style serves a different function and purpose.

As much as you love your go-to t-shirt bra, it may not be the best choice for your evening dress. With so many diverse options, it is crucial to know of the styles of bras available to you so that you can wear your curves with confidence. Find the perfect one for you, here!

Bra Style

Full Cup

Full coverage bras are a great every day, go-to bra, they’re comfortable enough to wear with anything you want – shirts, blouses, button-ups … you name it.

Full cup bras are all about support and comfort which makes them a great choice for bigger breasts that naturally need the extra coverage. They usually have a sturdy underwire and more curve-hugging fabric.  That doesn’t mean they can’t be attractive as well. You can have it all with the right full coverage bra.

Balconette

Balconette bras have to be your best friends when you have larger breasts. They are encompassing and hold it all together without suffocating you

A balconette bra is a very delicate piece of lingerie which gives a rounded appearance and a gentle lift to the bust. They form an almost horizontal neckline with its wide set of straps and cups, which is to say are quite similar to a balcony. Hence, the balconette bra.

Balconette
Padded Bra

Padded

This type of bra is one every woman should own! It’s the perfect fit for T-shirts and Body-hugging outfits as the padded cups of the bra eliminate nipple definition.

They can be either underwired for added-support or wire-free for all day comfort. An added benefits of this type of bra is that has different necklines and coverages for different breast sizes. So, chose the style that’s best suited for you ladies!

Semi Padded

This type of bra combines both the feature of padded and soft bras- the bottom part of the cup has a thicker lining while the upper part of the cup is softer material that is made from lace or see-through embroidered or mesh material.

This bra gathers the breast together, it is ideal for bigger breast as it provides a good shape, control and a more well-rounded aesthetic, holding your boobs more firmly in place.

The type of cups often come with additional padding that creates the effect of a fuller bosom in smaller cups sizes. View our selection of semi-padded bras here

T-Shirt

This type of bra is all about comfort,  It is usually seamless with moulded cups so as to create a smooth silhouette under your sheer tops.

The cups are designed to not show any lumps, bumps, or textures through your clothing — even when worn under the most form-fitting t-shirt. T-shirt bras are popular not just for wearing with tight t-shirts, but for the seamlessness and versatility of wearing with any garment in your wardrobe.

Underwire Bra

The underwire bra provides ultimate support to the breasts from the bottom. It is made to help keep the breasts in its place.  It gives the breast a perfect round shape.  Sagging breasts could benefit from regular use of underwire bras as it will help lift the breast from the bottom.

Thankfully development of new modern-day technology bringing us flexible wires, most wired bra should always be pretty comfortable, you shouldn’t be able to feel the wires and if you do, then it’s more than likely that you’re wearing the wrong size or style for you. Check out our fitting guide to make sure you’ve got the right size.

Non Wired

Wireless bra is the most comfortable wear for the regular use. It holds the breasts in its place and gives a round shape look.

Heavy bust women will benefit more from wireless bras  as it gives good coverage to the breasts. The moulded, soft padding inside the cups makes the breasts look smooth from the top of the outfit. Modern day technology has made it possible with the invention of new materials that can make non wired bras much more supportive than they used to be.

Sports

Sports bras are specially designed to give you support while also minimizing breast bounce, alleviate discomfort, and reduce potential damage to chest ligaments during different levels of physical activity.