Bras were first developed in the late 1800’s but since then their styles have evolved significantly over the years, as fashion itself has. Bras are not only designed to cover and support but also to add shape to a woman’s figure. Bras vary in the degree of support they provide. They also vary in their style as well as fabric. It is important that women understand the different types of bras in order to find the one that is best for them.
Certain bras work best with certain fashion styles than others. The shoulders of the garment, as well as the neckline, can often dictate which kind of bra will be needed. When choosing a bra to be worn under a variety of different clothing, a convertible bra is a good choice. The straps of the convertible bra can be detached and then rearranged in manner different styles, such as halter-neck or cross-back. The way in which they are arranged depends on the outfit with which they will be worn.
Some women, who have a larger bust, may want to downplay their size. In order to do this a minimizer bra is a good choice. These bras are ideal for women with cups sizes of 34C or greater. Minimizer bras actually compress the breast while shaping and supporting them. This creates an illusion of their size being reduced by a cup size or more. Minimizer bras can also help some clothing fit better. For example, some women have blouses with button fronts that will not lie properly due to their bust size, so a minimizer bra could help with this.
Push-up bras are another style of bra. This kind of bra lifts the breasts and also pushes them together. As a result, a woman’s cleavage is enhanced. Most push-up bras contain some sort of padding. Usually this padding is in the form of foam or rubber, however, sometimes it will contain gel-filled pads. There are several brands that stock all these different kinds of bras so that you can find your perfect fit, for example Panache Bras.
As most of us here know, pregnancy and post-baby means our bust size and shape changes an awful lot and this is an especially important time to check that we are wearing the correct size. Many places offer free measuring services so ensure you take advantage of them and stay well supported through pregnancy and beyond!