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A complete Bra Guide: 30 Bra types even women don’t know

There are thirty types of bras. Study shows there are 64% women who are not aware of different types of bras and they are wearing the wrong bra all the time and as a result, they are unable to pull the bra off when they reach home. This is something basically wrong and we need to understand. It is also related to breast health.

Please read carefully about the different kind of bras which suits your body and breasts.

  1. T-Shirt Bra

T-shirt bra

People are fussy in their life and they don’t really bother to understand the facts. T-shirts bra basically is not a padded bra but its kind of similar to padded bras. This bra is designed for shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass. Depending on the bust size, it gives you minimize breast look. It also has underwire which provides complete coverage of your breasts.

  1. Sports Bra

Sports bra

As the name shows the sports bra, we are already aware that this kind of bra we can use for running, exercise, hiking, yoga, and other related sports. The whole idea of this bra is to be comfortable during your workout. The quality of the sports bra is, it doesn’t suffocate your breasts during your workout. There are few things to remember when you are using sports bra such as run your finger along with the band between your breasts and make sure you should be able to pull about an inch from your breast. You can choose a sports bra based on your activity.

  1. Push Up Bra

Push up bra

This bra is basically used to lift your breasts with a closer and broader look. If you have a smaller bust line or your breasts are not high enough at the chest, you may try this bra for a gorgeous breast look. There is a myth about big breasts women, that they should not use push up bra which is wrong as push up bra provides a stunning look to all kinds of breasts. That is the reason push up bras are available in every size. Most of the push-up bra has wire so it depends on your comfort level how to use it.

  1. Padded Bra

Padded Bra

A padded bra is a gift for all women who have smaller breasts. This bra provides complete and full breast coverage including nipples. However, some women don’t like padded bra as it makes their boobs size double. Padded bra is always good to use in winter as it is super soft and comfortable. Padded bra is always famous among petite or smaller breast size women.

  1. Strapless Bra

Strapless Bra

Most of the women love to wear a strapless bra when they are wearing open shoulder cloths. There are some issues with a strapless bra for instance, without straps to hold your boob up, it may go down if it’s a bit lost. Another thing if you bend down somewhere, it may also fall. So it is all about your preferences when comes to a strapless bra.

  1. Lace Bra

Lace bra

Lace bra is a kind of lingerie that provides a sensuous look to your breasts. It has a great feeling when you wear it like its made of complete fabric. There is one issue if you have long nipples, you need to check lace bra if it makes your nipples visible. Lace bra fabric has an outermost layer like padded and pushes up bras.

  1. Halter Bra

Halter Bra

As it shows by name, Halter bras are perfect when you are wearing tubes, strapless dresses, or tanks. It also provides a new look at your dress and body.

  1. Soft Padded Bra

soft padded bra

There are various ladies who always have pain whenever they wear a bra due to wire etc. A soft padded bra is a custom solution for those women. These bras are not really fancy but when it comes to a comfort zone, yes it has comfort for your breasts. You can wear a soft padded bra with any t-shirt, shirt, satin, and other dresses. A variety of range is available from underwired, padded, etc depending on your bust size.

  1. Stick on Bra

Stick on bra

Basically stick on bra has silicon pads that stick to your breasts without any hooks as it simply stick to your breasts. Stick on bra provides enough nipple coverage so that they are not visible. Stick on bra is the only choice when you are not sure about your dress but this bra is not like other regular bras.

  1. Bandeau Bra

Bandeau Bra

Bandeau Bra is very similar to tube tops and it works the same way. This bra doesn’t have hooks to fasten them. Your breast and shoulder provide the support for this bra. These bras are available in simple designs to superior designs.

  1. Shelf Bra

Shelf Bra

Shelf bra is not feasible to wear every day as these bras are falls under lingerie. As we know lingerie doesn’t provide nipples coverage so do shelf bra. Shelf bra comes with different fabrics and can cover the entire breast but are transparent. There are various designs available in the shelf bra according to your choice.

  1. Balconette Bra

Balconette Bra

Balconette bra reveals the top part of your bust and it’s a good choice if you are wearing especially a low neck dress. It is underwired bra which supports from the bottom but fuller around the breasts. This bra is suited for small and medium breast size.

  1. Longline Bra

Longline Bra

A longline bra is a bit longer and comes to above your belly button. These bras are usually safe and cover your half breast to belly. This bra is mostly suitable for corset and evening dresses. The strap is thick and provides good support to any size of breasts. You should not wear too tight as it will look bulgy.

  1. Sheer Bra

Shreer Bra

A sheer bra is again a kind of lingerie and shows your skin inside from your breasts. There are various materials available such as satin, tulle, and lace, etc. These bras are fashionable and comfortable with a sensuous look. However, this bra provides nipple coverage which lingerie doesn’t provide so that is a difference.

  1. Racerback Bra

Racerback Bra

Racerback bra straps hover around the collarbone as compare to other bras. Padded is comfortable and suitable for a long hours workout. It is kinda similar to a sports bra.

  1. Demi Bra

Demi Bra

Demi bra has a low cut with lesser coverage of your breast and has a small cup size and that is the reason this bra is essential for small breast sizes. Underwire and band support is there which makes equally important to choose the best size. Demi bra is not suitable for all kinds of body and breast sizes.

  1. Underwire Bra

Underwire Bra

Underwire bra is basically designed to support breasts with strength. Initially made with thin wire but now available in thick and metal wires. Underwire goes at the bottom of your breast which supports the breast. Underwire bra provides a round shape to your breasts and clear unwanted bulges. Some women don’t prefer underwire bra as they are not comfortable to them and gives some pain. It also depends on the bra quality.

  1. Front Open Bra

Front Open Bra

The front open bra is famous in women who are the forties and fifties but again it’s your own preference. It is convenient as the back is open. Any kind of breast size can fit in this bra easily with complete nipple coverage.

  1. Convertible Bra

Convertible Bra

Bras are essential for every woman and it’s a need despite that prices. Convertible bra usually comes with different types of the strap according to your need. It covers almost full breast size with high-level comfort. Verity comes with a combination of multiway bras.

  1. Bridal Bra

Bridal Bra

The first thing will come to your mind that is it for bridal or for a wedding dress? Well, you are right. The bridal bra is specially designed for wedding gowns and wedding dresses. Your bridal bra selection will be based on your dress and comfort. These bras are light and comfortable.

  1. Wireless Bra

Wireless bra

Wireless bras are still comfortable but it pokes your breasts due to skin digging. Size does matter when you are wearing this bra so choose wisely your size. It is difficult to wear for the whole day. Again it is your own preference if you would wear a wireless bra.

  1. Full Support Bra

Full Support Bra

As the name shows a full support bra, it provides the maximum support to your breast and covers the entire bust. This bra is available in different patterns and fabrics. A full support bra is very suitable for large and saggy breasts as it will round off the breast’s shape.

  1. Maternity Bra

Maternity Bra

Based on the name you are already aware of why you need to use this bra. Specifically, when you are pregnant and various changes to your breasts due to pregnancy, this bra is ideal for sore breasts. In pregnancy, your breasts get enlarge weeks by weeks as they prepare for lactation. Maternity bras are comfortable and smooth and provide complete breast support and coverage. It is essential to try before buying this kind of bra based on your body and shape. Price-wise, it is expensive but worth it as you need to wear these bras for almost a year.

  1. Transparent Bra

Transparent Bra

Bras come with a transparent strap and shoulder bands called transparent bras. Basically we use these bras based on our dress for instance deep neck or sleeveless dresses. It doesn’t have a pad or wire and you can wear these bras with light color dresses.

  1. Silicon Bra

Silicone Bra

Silicon bras are specially designed for backless dresses so that your back is visible without any strap and shoulder bands. Silicon bras are ultra-light, soft and comfortable and can be reused. Silicon bra is Ideal for small breasts as they push your busts up.

  1. Seamless Bra

Seamless Bra

We should thank seamless bra as it seamlessly hides the lining of the bra especially when we are wearing t-shirts. Seamless bras are available in smooth fabrics and well support your breasts normally seamless bra are soft padded and provide excellent nipple coverage.

  1. Built-in Bra

Built-In Bra

Built-in bra, A short sleeveless undergarment for women but basically it falls under bra category. Specially designed for working women and can be used with formal shirts. Also covers your whole belly.

  1. Plunge Bra

Plunge Bra

We can put plunge bras in the lingerie category. These bras are the same as push up bras and provide maximum support to your breasts. Available in deep V cuts with soft fabrics that provide a comfort level to your breasts. Depending on your dress, you may choose this bra.

  1. Cupless Bra

Cupless Bra

Basically these bras don’t have cup space and that is the reason the name is Cupless bra. It also falls under the lingerie category as your breasts are fairly visible from these bras. Your breasts are free when you wear a Cupless bra. Some Cupless bra has underwire and some show complete nipples so it depends on your taste what exactly do you prefer. The cupless bra is also fashionable and good for an intimate session.

  1. Bralette


Bralette is good when you are reaching your puberty as your breast size increase from time to time. It is a wireless and non-padded bra. Also, it doesn’t have any structure. It designed for relaxation and you won’t feel that you are wearing any undergarments. You may wear this bra with any dress as there are no rules as long as you are comfortable.




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