Bra Types Every Girl Should Know

Bra is commonly used term for braziers, which is an important undergarment for women. A bra not only does cover the breasts, but also do supports and lift them. Thus bra stands more than being just an undergarment and is widely used as a supporting garment for female body. Let us explore the most popular bra types for every girl!
Bra comes in different shapes, sizes(obviously), styles etc. Wearing the right type of bra is when you are confident of your posture and figure after you are dressed. A bra can shape your breasts and make them appear in the way you prefer.
#1 Push Up Bra
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Push up bras give gentle upward push to your breasts and move them close together to give you perfect cleavage. Usually they are padded at the bottom of the cups with either silicone gel or foam. Thus breasts are pushed towards each other making the cleavage bigger and more attractive. Common levels of push up  are gentle, moderate and explosive!
#2 Padded Bra

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In case of padded bra , the cups are made of a thin layer of foam. Padded bra type offers your breasts a natural lift and attractive shape. This is one of the bra types which all woman should try! The padded cups of the bra helps to avoid nipple show under T-shirts.
#3 T-shirt Bra

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T-shirt bras are padded bras designed for ultimate comfort. They have smooth, seamless cups without any lace or other applications. Because it is seamless T Shirt bras won’t show under your garments thus making it the perfect bra type to wear underneath tight fitted dress.
#4 Strapless Bra

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Strapless bras come without any straps or with removable straps and no, it won’t fall off! In this type of bra, two cups are held in place by a strong, wired under band. Strapless bras are perfect bra for under tops and dresses that display your shoulders. Since all the support for strapless bra comes from the under band, it is important to wear the right fit.
#6 Balconette Bra

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A balconette bra is a very smooth lingerie style that gives a simple lift and a rounded appearance to the breast. The straps and cups are set wide that form a horizontal neckline.Thus it resemble in appearance to a balcony! Balcony bra can stay hidden under even the widest of necks.
#7 Bandeau Bra

Bandeau Bra

This bra type is a mix of strapless bra and a tube top. The bandeau is a very simple  band or a strip of stretchable material which can be pulled onto the bust over the head. There are no straps, no cups or no fastenings. Most women bandeau is more of a casual bra to wear at-home or to sleep in as it provides minimum support but maximum comfort!

10 Signs You Are Not Wearing The Correct Bra Size

We have put together 10 of the most common signs that you are not wearing the correct bra size for your breasts and body shape, It is very important to ensure that you are wearing the correct Bra Size and you can follow our Bra Size Guide & Bra Size Converter pages to assist you with ensuring you measure your Bra Size correctly.

1. Your straps keep falling down. First, tighten them a bit. They might have stretched out in the wash. If your straps keep slipping even after you adjust them, they aren’t being supportive and you should try going down a band size.

2. You have spill over over the top, sides, or bottom of the cups. If you have the dreaded Quadruple Boob, it’s time to go up a cup size.

3. Your cups are wrinkling or baggy. When the cup is too big, the fabric bunches. Go down a cup.

4. You wear your bra on the last hook. You should feel most comfortable on the middle hook. That way, when your bra stretches over time, you can tighten it. If it’s already too loose, go down a band size.

5. Your band rides up in the back. When you stand to the side and look in the mirror, is your band even? Your band should fit firmly and horizontally across your back. If it’s riding up in the back, it’s too big. Go down a band size, like from a 36 to 34.

6. You have dents on your shoulders. It’s not about how heavy your boobs are. Your bra’s band isn’t giving you the support it should, so your straps are taking the slack and digging into your shoulders. Try a smaller band size.

7. The centre of your bra is lifted off your chest. The middle piece between the cups (the gore) should sit flat on your rib cage. If there’s any space, your cup size is too small. Try going up a size. You should be able to lift your arms over your head without the underwire rising up.

8. The underwire in your bra pokes you. Don’t think all underwire is uncomfortable. Go up a cup size to keep it from digging into your skin.

9. You have back bulge. Despite the popular nickname, it’s not back fat — it’s literally just your bra being too tight and squeezing your skin. Your band is probably too small.

10. You neck or back hurts. You may not be getting the right support from your bra because it’s the wrong size. Find a lingerie specialist in your area, or hit up a department store, and go get sized properly. It’s free, and worth the trouble so you’ll feel great in your bra.