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Bracylopaedia - How does a Bra work?

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-cyclopaedia you’ll will be well versed with the A, B, C of you bra! Choose the best and most ideal from different types of bras for all day comfort!

Adhesive bra
What is an ADHESIVE BRA?

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

What are ADJUSTABLE STRAPS?

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

Adjustable straps
Backless bra
What do you mean by a BACKLESS BRA?

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

What are BALCONETTES?

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

Balconette bra
Bandeau bra
What is aBANDEAU?

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

What is a BRA?

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

Bra
Contour bra
What are CONTOUR BRAS?

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

What do you mean by CONVERTIBLES? (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.

Convertible bra
Demi-cup bra
What is a DEMI-CUP BRA?

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.

What are EXTENDERS?

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.

Bra extenders
Full coverage bra
What does FULL COVERAGE/ CUP BRA DO?

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.

What is a GORE?

Our bra encyclopedia can’t be complete without talking about the core of a bra. It is the fabric in the front centre of a bra that lies between the cups. Bras with low or plunge fronts have thinner centre gores making them a good choice to pair with low cut tops.

gore
Moulded cup bra
How do MOULDED CUP BRAS WORK?

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.

What are 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.

Nursing bras
Push-up bra
How PUSH UP BRAS WORK?

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.

How areSPORTS BRAS HELPFUL?

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.

Sports bra
T-shirt bra
Why are T-SHIRT BRAS IDEAL?

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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