Demystifying Lingerie; One Bra At A Time – Part 2

Last night chilling defined in 6 simple words:

Bra off. Hair up. Sweats on.

No matter how sexy and confident we feel and look wearing a nicely molded, perfectly fit bra all day, the most satisfying thing only happens at the end of the day. That immense pleasure it gives us to unsnap that bra, whip it through our shirt sleeve and fling it across the room. *sigh*

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Anyway, getting back to the highlights from the previous post-

1. T-shirt Bra: for everyday comfortable

2. Unlined Bra: when you want to feel sexy

3. Demi Bra: when you want an awesome cleavage

4. Balconette Bra: if you have a wise breast separation

Moving on to the next 4 types of bras:

5. Push-up Bra

A “perfect cleavage” is absolutely subjective. However, that doesn’t stop women to try to master this art; which makes push up bras a statement. It does exactly what it says. It pushes up the breasts from the sides and/or bottom of the cups. This makes your cups appear some cup larger than what they actually are.

They are an apt choice for small breasted women, trying to make them look fuller. If you have large breasts, and wish to obtain the pushed up look, opt for bras with removable padding. Here, I’d like to mention specifically that ensure to get a push up bra that gives you a smooth transition from cup to breast along the top edge. This way, there are no chances of developing the dreaded ‘double boob’.

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6. Full Coverage Bra

Trust me, I know spillage is never good. And that’s exactly where full coverage comes to the rescue. It is designed to cover almost all of your breast tissue, without creating a cleavage. Stretch fabric cups, high neckline and broad straps offer amazing coverage and support.

It happens to be very popular amongst women with larger cup sizes or saggy breasts. And, it goes well with anything that has a higher neck. However, make sure that you don’t wear anything that comes down even slightly low.

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7. Plunge Bra

A plunge bra is a perfect match to your low-cut tops and dresses. The connector piece between the two cups and angled cups are intentionally slimmed or lowered to allow for a deep V shape.  It may look like a push up bra (because of the enhanced cleavage), but unlike the latter, a plunge bra isn’t heavily padded.

While purchasing a plunge bra, ensure to lean forward in the trial room, just to be sure that your breasts don’t fall out in front. If they do, it’s not the right fit for you.

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8. Longline Bra

Let’s call it a glamorized crop top. Unlike conventional bra bands that are an inch or two wide, the band of a longline bra extends farther down the torso giving you a retro feel. It gives a corset like feel but has more functionality.

A longline bra is a great option for women with ample bosom, who want to go strapless without compromising with the support.  You can even pull off a longline bra under a blazer for a Saturday night out and let your style do all the talking.

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So, which one out of these is your favorite bra style? Which brand do you recommend for the various styles? Let me know in a comment below!

In the final post of this series, we’ll be talking about

9. Bralette

10. Bandeau

11. Sports Bra

12. Strapless Bra

Keep an eye on this space!