Bra Shopping Secrets
Insiders Guide To Brassieres
The thought of bra shopping
strikes fear into the hearts of many women.
This is mainly because there are just so many different
types of bras
available these days, and
choices can seem endless... and a little confusing at times.
The most flattering womens bras really depend on a woman's breast size and body type, as well as the type of clothes you'll be wearing.
Brassieres come in an amazing variety of styles,
colors, and shapes. Here are a just few of the popular brassiere styles you'll see when bra shopping...
- these unique specialty bras
are a fairly recent intimate apparel invention that make it easy for ladies to wear very revealing tops, dresses and clothing with a fair bit of brassiere
- These popular bra styles
offer lift and support to the breasts while providing a virtually invisible look for today's revealing dresses and tops that have low, plunging backs.
- these womens bras range from sexy
full figured bras.
They offer half or demi scalloped bra cups for an exotic look to the bustline. When bra shopping for a balconette bra
opt for lace or mesh in your favorite color for
- a lightweight and stretchy strapless knit brassiere.
have a wide bra band. While these specialty bras are designed for strapless dresses and tops, and offer a smooth bra fit, they do not provide a great deal of support.
When bra shopping for your lingerie drawer, there are 3 things to keep in mind:
Bra Style - demi and balconette bras for your low cut shirts; strapless bras for summer dresses, etc.
Fabric - Seamless, contour bras for your T shirts and knitwear, and fitted clothing.
Color - Skin-tone and neutral shades under sheer and lighter colors; darker colors under black clothing.
- The bra camisole, also known as a
or camisole with bra is a popular cami style, combining design and comfort. The
is an all-in-one lingerie undergarment with a clever design that combines the practicality of a brassiere
with the style of a camisole.
- the convertible bra is an amazingly versatile bra style
that every woman should have in her lingerie drawer
. These specialty bras
have detachable bra straps that can be reconfigured or removed, offering the option of several bra styles in one.
Front Closure Bras
- These sexy bras
lack the classic hook-and-eye closure system on the back of the brassiere band. Instead, front close bras
use an easy to reach plastic or metal closure that opens and closes in the front of the bra between the bra cups. A great style for preteens and people with arthritis!
Full Figure Bras Are
- a buxom woman’s lingerie drawer
must have for feeling fabulous and looking great. Full bras
tend to have supportive bra cups that offer fuller coverage.
Full figure bras
cover the breasts completely and are available in both wired and wireless bras.
- undoubtedly one of sexiest
available today. Lace
offer a great combination of intimate apparel coverage and peekaboo lingerie appeal. No longer just
these feminine womens bras are a great option for everyday wear too.
Long Line Bras
- also known as bustier tops
, these long brassieres
are popular descendents of sexy corsets
and are well liked for their silhouette shaping abilities. When wearing close fitting knits and clothing opt for smooth styles like the satin bustier
for a polished look.
- these brassieres are a favorite of buxom women who are larger busted. Specially designed to minimize the bustline, the minimizer bra redistributes the weight and shape of the breast while giving the illusion of a smaller bustline.
Plus Size Strapless Bras
- thanks to great design and ingenuity strapless bras are an easy option for zaftig women in need of extra strapless support for those gorgeous strapless tops and dresses. When bra shopping
opt for nude or neutral colors under white and sheer fabrics for a virtually invisible look.
See Through Bras
- these sheer bras display the breasts in peekaboo sheer lingerie
fabrics such as lace, mesh and microfiber. They create a provocative and sexy exotic lingerie look when matched with sheer panties and/or a matching sheer nightgown.
- are a must-have for every well dressed woman's lingerie drawer. Being able to
determine bra size
for a strapless bra
is now better than ever thanks to a wide range that includes petite bras in AA to plus size bras in a G cup. Bra shopping
for strapless bras has never been easier!
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