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Bra Styles and Types Guide
Adhesive
Occasionally referred to as backless/strapless bras or a stick-on bra, adhesive bras are usually made of materials such as silicone and polyurethane. Adhesive bras are attached to the underside of breasts using medical-grade adhesive, but provide little real support. Some versions provide one piece for each breast. Adhesive bras may be re-used for a limited number of times. Adhesive bras are suitable for backless and strapless outerwear where a strapless bra is not possible or preferred, or as an alternative to going completely braless.
adhesive bra
Athletic
Same as the Sports Bra.
athletic bra
Bandeau
Bandeau bras are characterized by a simple band of material, usually stretchy, that is worn across the breasts. Bandeau bras are more suitable for small-busts, and can sometimes have built-in cups, but provide little real support or shaping. A band of cloth can sometimes be used to bind the breasts in place.
bandeau bra
Balconette
Also known as a shelf bra. Balconette bras lift the breasts to enhance their appearance, shape, and cleavage. The balconette bra is a more revealing version of a demi-bra, and can occasionally offer little to no coverage. From the original French, the name translates into 'little balcony', which refers to the shape. It is also claimed, less plausibly, that the name comes from the notion that the bra is not visible from above, as when looking down from a balcony. First designed in the United States in about 1938, and came into mainstream fashion in the 1950s. Compare to full-cup and demi-cup bra.
balconette bra
Bralette
The bralette is a lightweight, simple design, usually an unlined, soft-cup pullover style bra. The breasts are covered but the bra offers little real support; suitable primarily for small busts. Sometimes sold built-in to a camisole, this style is often used by pre-adolescent girls as a training bra. Similar in function to the bandeau bra.
bralette
Built-in
Occasionally described as a shelf bra, although completely unlike the shelf bra described below, the built-in bra is contained within or as an integral part of an outer garment like a swimsuit or tank top. Some built-in bras are detachable. They provide brassiere-like breast support utilizing a horizontal elastic strip like a bandeau, although some are shaped with cups and underwire.
built-in bra
Bullet
A bullet bra is a full-support bra with cups in the shape of a paraboloid, with its axis perpendicular to the breast. The bullet bra usually features concentric circles or spirals of decorative stitching centred on the nipples. Invented in the late-1940s, they became popular in the 1950s due to 'sweater girl' pin ups. Madonna wore a bullet bra designed by Jean Paul Gaultier during her Blonde Ambition Tour which generated popular interest in vintage fashion, and several lingerie companies put it back into production.
bullet bra
Contour
Occasionally referred to as a molded-cup bra, contour bras sometimes contain underwire. They have seamless, pre-formed cups containing a foam or other lining that helps define and hold the cup's shape, even when not being worn. Contour bras are usually available in full-cup, demi-cup, push-up or in other styles. A contour bra can be useful when breasts are asymmetrical (which is common, with up to 25% of women's breasts being asymmetric or with enlarged or differently shaped nipples) who want to create a symmetrical silhouette. Also see T-shirt bra, below.
contour bra
Convertible
With a convertible bra, the bra straps can be detached and rearranged in different ways depending on the outer garment. Alternative strap arrangements include traditional over-the-shoulder, criss-cross, halter, strapless and one-shoulder.
convertible bra
Cupless
See Shelf Bra below.
cupless bra
Demi-cup
Occasionally referred to as a half-bra or shelf bra, the demi-cup is a partial-cup bra style that covers from half to three-quarters of the breast and creates cleavage and uplift. Most demi-cup bras are designed with a slight tilt that pushes the breasts towards the centre to display more cleavage. The straps usually attach at the outer edge of the cup. The lingerie industry generally defines a demi-cup bra as covering about 1 inch (25 mm) above the nipple. The underwire used is shorter and forms a shallower 'U' shape under the cup. Suitable for low-cut outer garments. Compare to full-cup and balconette bra.
demi-cup bra
Front-closure
Front-closure bra are bras with a single, non-adjustable clasp positioned in the centre front gore between the breasts. Useful for women who have difficulty with rear clasps.
front-closure bra
Full-support
Also known as a full-figure or plus-size bra, the full-support bra utilises a practical design that offers maximum coverage and support for larger busts.
full-support bra
Full-cup
The full-cup bra is designed to offer the wearer maximum support and coverage for the entire breast. Full-cup bras are a practical design primarily for large-busted women. Compare to balconette and demi-cup bra.
full-cup bra
Jogging
Same as the Sports Bra.
jogging bra
Leisure

Occasionally referred to as a sleep bra, leisure bras are very soft, stretchy, comfortable easy-to-wear bras that do not provide much real support. Leisure bras are suitable as everyday wear for small busts. They are an alternative to going braless and intended for wear at home when relaxing or asleep. With a large bust, bra support may increase comfort during sleep.

leisure bra
Long-line
A long-line or longline bra extends from the bosom to the waist, offering additional abdominal control and smoothing of the woman's torso. This type of bra sistributes support over the entire lower torso, instead of just the shoulders.
long-line bra
Mastectomy
A mastecomy bra - as the name suggests - is designed to hold a breast prosthesis that simulates a real breast.
mastectomy bra
Maternity
A full-cup bra design with wider shoulder straps for maximum support and to reduce bounce. A practical design that uses comfortable fabrics to prevent irritation. May be adjustable to allow the cup size to expand as pregnancy develops. Also incorrectly known as a nursing bra, but the maternity bra does not utilize removable panels or cups that facilitate nursing an infant.
maternity bra
Minimizer
A minimizer or minimizing bra is designed to de-emphasize the bosom, as it compresses and reshapes the breasts. A practical design primarily for large busts.
minimizer bra
Novelty
A novelty bra is a fashion bra designed for appearance and sensuality. Novelty bra may comprise unusual materials, such as leather or feathers. Novelty bras can also comprise unusual designs like the open-tip, peekaboo or peephole bra that feature holes or slits in the fabric that reveal the areolas and nipples. Novelty bra are usually made of sensuous material like Lycra, nylon (nylon tricot), polyester, satin, lace or silk. Commonly used for erotic play.
novelty bra
Nursing
Like its sister the maternity bra, the nursing bra is a practical bra designed with fuller cups, comfortable fabrics, and wider shoulder straps for increased comfort. The nursing bra is designed to support increased breast size during lactation, but additionally aids breast-feeding by providing flaps or panels that can be unclipped and folded down or to the side, exposing the nipple. Underwire is not recommended for nursing bras because they can restrict the flow of milk and cause mastitis. Some designs utilize stretchable fabric allowing the bra to be pulled to one side to facilitate nursing.
nursing bra
Padded
Padded bras are designed to enhance perceived bust size and cleavage. The lining of the cups are thickened and enhanced with shape-enhancing inserts or foam padding inside the entire lining of cup. Padded bras support the breasts but, unlike push-up bras (see below), are not intended to significantly increase cleavage. Also see water/air bras below.
padded bra
Plunge
Also known as U-plunge bra, plunge bras allow for lower and increased cleavage. Plunge bras are designed with angled cups and an open and lowered center gore. The shoulder straps are usually set widely apart, and are suitable for dresses or outfits with a deep décolleté or plunging neckline, like a blouse or dress. Unlike push-up bras, plunge bra are generally not as heavily padded.
plunge bra
Posture
Posture bras are designed to re-inforce or correct spinal posture and alignment.
posture bra
Push-up
Push-up bras are a fashion bra that creates the appearance of increased cleavage. Push-up bras use angled cups containing padding that pushes the breasts inwards and upwards, towards the centre of the chest. A push-up bra is usually a demi-cup bra. The Wonderbra was the first push-up bra made.
push-up bra
Racerback
The raceback bra is designed with shoulder straps that form a 'V' or 'T' pattern between the shoulder blades, and is suitable for outerwear like tank tops that would otherwise expose traditional over-the-shoulder straps. As such, the racerback bra provides extra support. Many sports bras use a racerback design to improve support and reduce bounce.
racerback bra
Sheer
A sheer bra is a fashion bra made from any number of translucent materials, with the resulting effect of the nipples being clearly visible.
sheer bra
Shelf
Occasionally referred to as a cupless, open-cup, half-bra, or even quarter-cup bra, a shelf bra is an underwire fashion design that offers minimal breast coverage, supporting only a portion of the underside of the breast, pushing the breast upward, and leaving the nipple and areola uncovered. Commonly used for erotic play or when a woman would otherwise have to go braless. The exposed nipples may be visible beneath an outer garment. 'Built-in bras' (see above) are sometimes incorrectly referred to as a shelf bra.
shelf bra
Soft cup
A soft-cup bra is a practical design that does not use underwire for support. Traditionally regarded as offering less support than underwire models, soft-cup bras now offer competitive support and shaping. This is accomplished by using criss-cross frames, inner under-cup slings that rise no more than half the height of the cup itself, and padding or lining the bra cup with 2-ply, molded, lined, or seamed material.
soft-cup bra
Sports
A sports bra is designed for athletic activities to provide firm support and minimize breast movement during exercise. Various designs are suitable for a range of exercise, ranging from yoga to running. Sports bras are usually made from stretchable, absorbent fabrics, such as Lycra, and are designed to wick perspiration from the skin to reduce irritation. (For bras worn by girls during puberty, see training bra).
sports bra
Strapless
A strapless bra is a fashion design that relies on an extra-wide band for breast support. Strapless bras achieve their strength through a longer underwire that encompasses more of the breast, and cups with added padding, boning, and shaping panels. Strapless bras are suitable for bare-shoulder outer garments, such as a strapless evening gown that exposes the shoulders and chest, as low as the tops of the areola. Some convertible bras (see above) allow straps to be removed, making a strapless bra. A strapless bra may have rubberized or silicone beading inside the top edge of the cup to help keep the bra attached to the breast. Straples bras can be worn as an alternative when an outfit would otherwise prevent a bra being worn.
strapless bra
T-shirt
A t-shirt bra is designed without raised seams, hooks, or other construction that can be seen under an outer garment. T-shirt bras feature a contoured style that fits the breasts smoothly under tightly fitting T-shirts, sweaters, light-weight knitted fabric, or clingy tops with minimal visibility. The cups may be lined with foam or lightly padded with polyfill to help conceal the nipples. Also see contour bra, above.
t-shirt bra
Training
A training bra is aesigned to help conceal adolescent emerging breasts. As a girl's breasts grow larger, this style provides regular bras in smaller styles, from 30AAA to 32B. Most styles are a soft-cup, lightweight, unlined design. Some styles are padded. Also see bralette, above. For athletic-type bras, see sports bra.
training bra
Underwire
Many underwire bra designs feature a thin, semi-circular strip of rigid material that helps support the breast. The wire may be made of either metal, plastic or resin, and is sewn into the bra fabric and under each cup, from the center gore to under the wearer's armpit.
underwire bra
Water / Air
The water (also known as a liquid or gel bra) / air bra contains either water- or silicone gel-filled cups or air-filled pads that enhance the size of the breasts.
water / air bra
Sources (with thanks): www.Wikipedia.org and www.Google.co.uk

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