Support & Fashion Bras
These bras provide light to moderate support and are made of firmer fabrics. They tend to have narrow straps, sides and back and offer more coverage
whilst still being sleek in appearance.
Underwire bras have flexible wires inside the bottom cups and are designed to give added support and shape to the bust and help reduce sagging.
These bras provide additional support and lift to the larger breasted woman and can be found in many different styles of bras.
They can be very sexy and elegant in their design and fit and some styles can give a seductive plunge look to the breasts.
Usually worn with everyday clothing, underwire bras can be worn with evening and party wear also.
Full Cup Bras
Full cup bras give a full coverage excellent support and are underwired. They come padded, unpadded, firm fabric and seamless versions.
They often have a wider strap and especially suitable for large cup sizes.
Full Figure & Exceptional Sizes
Full figure bras are for larger cup sizes. Often have a wider cushioned strap, the closures are wider and provide greater support going up to J cups.
The unique minimiser design visually reduces the bust by one cup size.
Sling Support Bras
Sling support bras have fabric that comes from under the cup and continues into the strap to give more support to the breasts.
This is a feature that is generally found on fuller figure bras.
Seamless / T. Shirt Bras
Seamless bras have no seams on the cups and come with or without underwires. They have moulded cups giving a smooth and transparent look to sheer
or tight clothing and are very elegant in style and fit. Seamless bras are great for wearing with evening wear that needs a more elegant look
and day wear that needs to have a clean smooth look.
When you move, so does your bust, and this is known as 'bounce'. During exercise this can cause severe discomfort and repetitive bounce could damage tissue.
Sports bras are designed to reduce breast bounce and give excellent support for the bust when exercising. Most provide either medium or high motion control,
depending on whether they're designed for moderate or intense activity levels and many sports bras also wick away moisture to keep you cool and dry.
Moulded bras can give you a smooth line under clothes. This is achieved through the seamless cups which are moulded to fit the shape of the breast.
The cups are rigid enough to keep their shape when you're not wearing the bra, but should still give a natural look by mirroring the natural
shape of a woman, for shape and comfort. Moulded bras are generally unlined and may be either soft cup or underwire.
Microfiber bras are made of fabric that provides skin-caressing softness. The fabric is made with ultra-fine filaments, tightly knit for superb smoothness making
it softer than silk. It also breathes well, for cooling comfort. Microfiber bras can be either nylon or polyester, often with some added spandex for stretch-perfect fit.
Racer back bras have Y-shaped backs that curve in between the shoulder blades. These racing-style backs add extra support and keep bra straps
anchored in place. Many sports bras and even some everyday bras have racer back designs.
Some bras come with a centre clip at the back for the racer option.
Soft / No Wire Bras
Non wire bras come in padded and non padden versions and gives a natural bust shape with gentle support. In larger sizes
the underbust band is usually wider for more support .
Triangle bras have triangle shaped cups, which offer the right amount of coverage and support for petite to average figures. This bra is not normally underwired
although some are and the centre of the bra is connected to the chest strap of the bra. Triangle bras without underwires give good support to the breasts and
add a more natural shape and look. The bust can support itself without the wire and you then avoid the pinching sometimes associated with underwires.
Provides great coverage with an underbust band, no wire can be worn for sport, sleep or extra support over bra. Good for a first bra for a developing young girl.
Multiway bras have straps that can be worn in a variety of ways, such as over the shoulder, as normal, as a halterneck, crossed around the middle of the body.
It's extremely versatile and can be worn under all types and styles of clothing.
Convertible straps provide flexibility. Hooks on both ends of the strap for easy conversion into halter or cross over. For halter you take one strap off
completely, lengthen the other hook one side in the front and bring the other end around the neck and hook into the side and adjust.
Strapless bras maintain shaping and control without the use of straps. The bras stays in place by using some unique design features including fibrefill
lining for shaping, narrow gripper elastics, side stays, and wider backs for better anchoring. The underwire versions add more shaping.
Self-adhesive bras are stick-on backless, strapless and invisible under sheer clothes. Some have a centre clasp for maximum cleavage control.
They are perfect to wear under formal dresses, halter tops, strapless and backless dresses.
The self-adhesive cups are washable and can be worn hundreds of times if cared for properly.
Suitable for strapless outfits. Bandeau's have no underwire, are stretchy and straight across, suits the young.
The backless bra has no back and is usually lightweight, self adhesive and self supporting. It's ideal for wearing under backless tops and dresses
and off-the-shoulder. The self adhesive types are often neutral or flesh colour, making them ideal to wear under sheer and low-cut clothing.
Padded bras have padded lining in the cups and the thickness of the padding and the fabric varies according to the bra.
Padded bras offer anything from a slight lift to the bust line to a more push-up effect. Some have removable insert pads whilst others
have graduated padding which tends to be thicker at the base of the cups creating a natural looking silhouette as well as the appearance of increased cleavage.
Plunge bras are padded and have a low centre front, ideal for low cut clothing to maximise cleavage.
Push-up bras are underwired, most have graduated padding or inserts. They give a fuller look and enhances cleavage for that special occasion.
These bras have gel pads sewn into an invisible pocket in the bra to act as a permanent breast enhancer, or push up. The fluid gel in each bra cup
surrounds and conforms to the breast to add fullness and uplift. Because the gel flows, each cup shapes to the body on each side for an individualised fit.
Half cup bras
Half cup bras are ideal for a smaller, firm bust, providing 75% coverage, giving a push up effect.
The balconette bra design, features wide set straps perfect for sexy open necklines. They are designed to lift up without enhancing your cleavage.
Front fastening Bras
Front fastening bras have hook and eyes in the front with a smooth back, good for limited movement.
Mastectomy bras are designed with pockets in the cup which hold the prosthesis. The prosthesis simulates the natural breast in its
shape and weight providing symmetry and balance. It's important to get the right prosthesis which offers the right comfort level.
Maternity / Nursing Bras
Maternity Bras are worn by pregnant women as they are designed to help give as much support as possible while the breasts grow during pregnancy.
Breast size and rib cage size tend to increase during pregnancy so it's likely that you'll need to buy several bras throughout pregnancy.
The most important aspects of a maternity bra is larger breast coverage to provide better support and more back hooks to allow for adjustment with
a changing rib cage size. Whilst these are practical considerations, maternity bras are available in a variety of fashionable designs using different colours and styles.
Maternity feature allows the cup to drop down, still supporting with an A frame for easy discreet feeding.