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Bracyclopedia-Different Styles of Bras

Editorial DeskMay 27, 2018

Bra is a complex garment what with its numerous components and the various styles that it is available in. But worry not. With our Bracyclopaedia you’ll will be well versed with the A, B, C of you bra! Choose the best style and the most ideal one for your body type.


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


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


T-shirt bra
This style 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.


Adhesive bra
It’s a strapless style no back wings. This bra provides moderate coverage and stays in place with the help of a gooey medical grade adhesive.


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


Balconette bra
Also known as a shelf bra, balconettes are the more revealing type in demi cup family. Offering little to no coverage, balconettes create dramatic uplift and cleavage.


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




Convertible bra
Multiway style refers to brassier designs feature detachable straps that can worn in multiple ways like- halter, one shoulder, off-shoulder, criss-cross and strapless.

Demi Cup

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


Nursing bras
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.


Sports bra
This design 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.


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

Importance of Full Coverage Cups

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


Our bracyclopedia can’t be complete without talking about the core of a bra. It is the fabric at the centre of a brassier that lies between the cups. The higher the gore the better the support.

What are MOULDED BRAS and how do they WORK?

Moulded cup bra
This style has soft cups 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.




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