A Bra is a complex garment what with its numerous components and the various styles that it is available in. But worry not. With our Bra-cyclopedia you’ll will be well versed with the A, B, C of you bra!

Adhesive Bra

It's a strapless bra sans back wings that stays in place with the help of a gooey medical grade adhesive.

Adjustable Straps

Adjustable straps allow the wearer to position the bra straps for maximum shoulder comfort and breast support.

Backless Bra

This bra either has no band at the back or dips low in the back to not show under backless clothing.


Also known as a shelf bra, Balconettes are a more revealing version of a demi bra. Offering little to no coverage, balconettes create dramatic uplift and cleavage.


It is a strapless band of fabric that covers the breasts. It is usually stretchy and sometimes has built-in cups.


Bra is the shortened word for brassiere. A bra is a woman’s undergarment that is worn to support and stabilize the breasts.

Contour Bra

A contour bra is another name for t-shirt bra. It has seamless, molded cups that that prevent nipple show. They are similar to a molded bra, except that molded bras generally do not have any cup padding. 

Convertible (backless/halter)

This refers to bras which are designed to have straps that can be detached and worn in multiple ways. They can be worn in different configurations like- halter, one shoulder, off-shoulder, criss-cross and strapless.


Demi means ‘half’ in French, so demi cup bra covers half the breast. It offers a sexy, enhanced cleavage look to breasts. This style is best for petite to average figure women. These bras offer less coverage than a full cup and more than a balconette.


An extender is a series of hooks-and-eyes that is attached to an existing bra band closure. The addition of a bra extender allows you instantly increase the length of a bra band.

Full Coverage/ Cup Bra

This style of bra covers the majority of the breast. They eliminate cleavage by containing all of the breast tissue inside the bra cup. Full coverage bras work well under T-shirts, as they prevent the breast being cut in half by lines created by a balconette or demi cup.


It is the fabric in the front center of a bra that lies between the cups. Bras with low or plunge fronts have thinner center gores making them a good choice to pair with low cut tops.

Molded Cup Bra

This bra has soft cup and it takes the natural shape of the body. They do not generally have a lining or padded layer. They offer significant coverage, a smooth shape and hide the nipple show – even under tight clothing.

Nursing Bra

Also called Feeding Bra, they aide in breastfeeding. It has a detachable clasp on the top of the cups that create the ease to access the nipple for feeding.

Push up Bra

This type of bra has enhanced padding that moves the breast up and also gently delivers enlargement. The lining of the pads in the bra increase bust size and cleavage of your natural breast.

Sports BRa

This type of bra fully contains the breasts in the cups and secures them during movement. They offer the appropriate amount of support during exercise, sports and other physical activity.

T-shirt Bra

This type of bra has seamless cups and is ideal to wear under t-shirts. They prevent the problem of bra-lines and nipple show. Also called everyday bras, they are most sought after by women for daily wear.

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