7 Most Popular Bra Styles Explained

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If you’re going to look at all the bra styles available in the market nowadays, there are actually more than 25 styles of bra for different body types and purposes. So if you’re still stuck with your usual T-shirt bra, full coverage, or plunge bra, you may want to explore other bra styles to get better silhouette under your casual or formal wear.

Finding the style of bra is essential in looking your best in any outfit. The right bra style emphasizes your features and gives the right support you need for your breast. To better understand which bra sets works for you, here are the 7 different bra styles and their features explained.

1. Pushup Bra

Pushup Bra
This bra style is popular especially among women who want to add more volume and fullness on their breasts. Push up bras creates cleavage and looks great with low cut shirts. If you’re a small busted woman, this will surely make your breast look fuller and rounder. Busty women can still wear this type of bra especially whenever you want to show off your best assets.

2. Racerback Bra

Racerback Bra
Perfect for sleeveless dress or haltered gowns, a racerback bra has straps that come together in the center of the back to form a T shape. It often has front closure making it easier to wear and take off compared to regular bra. Because this type of bra will not give you the versatility of other bra styles, make sure to get the right fitting racerback bra for better support and comfort.

3. Sports Bra

Sports Bra
Women with active lifestyle or those who are into outdoor sports will surely benefit from this particular bra style. It gives the best support you need when engaged in strenuous activities and helps minimizes breast movement when you’re working out. Most sports bras are made from powermesh, cotton blends and nylon. It helps move moisture away from your skin to keep you warm and comfortable through out the day.

4. Half Cup

Half Cup

If you love wearing dresses or tops with low necklines, half cup bras are the best style for you. This particular bra style gives your breast a much needed support while letting you wear almost any types of shirts and dresses. Half cup bras also allow you to wear daring clothes during special occasion or when you just want to look sexy underneath your clothes.

5. Demi Cup Bra

Demi Cup Bra
Similar to half cup bras, demi cups are great to wear with low neckline tops or dresses. This popular bra style covers ¾ part of the breast and will create cleavage for that sexier look. Petite or average figure women will benefit from this type of bra as it helps enhance the shape and fullness of the breast.

6. Balconette Bra

Balconette Bra
The balconette bra has an uplifting effect significantly adding fullness above the breasts. Although they almost look similar, you can easily distinguish a balconette bra from demi bra by the way they look. The balconette has a horizontal look making a straight line across rather than dipping down at the center of the breast like the demi cup.

7. Front Closure Bra
Front Closure Bra

If you’re having difficulty reaching your back to put on or take off your bra, you might want to consider getting a front closure bra. This type of bra is much more convenient and comfortable to wear. Just make sure to get front closure bras with snug fit so it won’t easily ride up on your sides.

If you're looking for different bra styles to add to your collection, we got different bra sets and lingerie that will surely fit your needs. Visit our website or follow our blog for more intimate lingerie talks.

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