Differences Between a Demi-Cup Bra and a Push-Up Bra
At first, when I heard the word “Demi-cup”, I was muddled. I really didn’t know that it’s a term used for a bra type. As I didn’t know the word, it’s quite obvious that a demi-cup bra was a secret to me until I discovered it. I am sure many of us still don’t know this buzzword of the bra-land.
Now a twist comes to the story, however, we all know what a push-up bra is, but we don’t know that every push-up bra is a demi-cup bra. This bra-land has many amazing facts that every girl should know about bras. These facts will help you to determine your personal lingerie style. I have decided to go easy and picked one topic for today.
So, I am going to take you through the main differences and similarities between a demi cup bra and a push up bra. But before we dig deeper, let’s know the basic definition of each type.
What is a demi-cup bra?
The meaning of the word demi is half, hence a demi-cup bra doesn’t cover the entire bust area, rather it gives support to breasts and lets them be revealed partially. The purpose of a demi-cup bra is to enhance the cleavage but not prominently, by lifting busts slightly and drawing attention to the centre. A demi-cup bra can further have different options such as:
1. A demi-cup bra can be a push-up bra or a normal bra.
2. It can be padded or non-padded.
3. It may have an underwire or may not have an underwire.
4. A demi-cup bra is also available in low-cut style and that is called a plunging neckline.
Now let’s move on to a push-up bra.
What is a Push-up bra?
As the name suggests, a push bra pushes the busts upwards at a certain angle. The sole purpose is to create a prominent cleavage and also an illusion of a larger, fuller bust. A push-up bra has padded cups at the lower part of the bra and it helps to push the busts. A push-up bra has three levels of padding each of which enhances the breasts differently. Let’s understand!
Level 1 Push-up Bra: It creates an illusion of fuller and rounder breasts.
Level 2 Push-up Bra: It makes busts look one size bigger than the actual size, say if someone has a cup size of 32 C, then a level 2 push bra makes it look like 32 D.
Level 3 Push-up Bra: Level 3 makes busts look two sizes bigger than the actual size.
A push bra can be wired or non-wired – a wired bra gives a gentle lift and adds support.
Differences between a Demi Cup Bra & Push Up Bra
As you have gained a lot of information about both types of bra, now understand a few more, but this time I will simply present them.
|Style||Demi Bra||Push Up Bra|
|Coverage||Partial||Partial or Full|
|Padding||Maybe there or may not be||Must have|
|Ideal Breast Type||Small||Small, Saggy, Bell-Shaped|
Similarities of Demi cup bras and Push-up Bras
Some similarities often confuse you to distinguish between both types.
● Both may or may not have underwire.
● Both may have plunge necklines.
● Coverage is lesser in both.
I tried to summarize all points to make you understand the difference between demi cups bras and push-up bras. I hope this bra guide will help you a lot with your next lingerie shopping. For more amazing facts and knowledge about lingerie, stay connected!
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