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A bra with cups that are cut horizontally just above the bust line. Has slightly less coverage than a demi cup and often has light padding and wide set straps.
- Bra Band
Having nothing to do with music, a bra band circles your rib cage and should fit snug but comfortable. 80% of bra support comes from the bra band and not the straps!
A cute and super comfortable alternative to the thong in the fight against the dreaded V.P.L. Sometimes referred to as Boyshort.
Wire-free style with minimal construction. Great for smaller busts or for those who want no fuss coverage.
- Center Gore
A tech term that refers to the fabric between bra cups. It should fit flat and smoothly at your breast bone.
- Convertible Bra
A must-have bra that provides multiple strap styling options! Most can be worn as a strapless or as a criss-cross back style. Perfect under many different types of shirts or dresses.
In the bra world, cups are an essential part of the bra that provide coverage, support and shaping for your breasts.
- Demi Cup
Smaller cup shape that provides less coverage. Best for average and smaller frame figures.
- Hook & Eyes
The clasps that secure the bra closed. Mostly found in the back of the bra, but sometimes in the front. Here's a tip, make sure the band is tight on the first hook, so as the elasticity gives, you can tighten to the next series of hooks & eyes!
- Lightly Lined Bra
Uses cups with a thin lining for coverage and modesty, does not increase bust size.
A synthetic material that is super soft and smooth. Microfiber is a durable fabric and it feels great against the skin.
- Molded Cups
Cups that have no seams on the outside to create a smooth look. Typically used for t-shirt bras.
A racerback design has straps that form a 'Y' in the back. Racerbacks are great because they keep straps from slipping.
- Sport Bra
Designed to provide coverage and support for work-outs, but they also make great layering pieces!
Straps go over the shoulder to connect the front and back of the bra. For a better fit, look for adjustable straps that can tighten or loosen.
- Padded Bra
Increases bust size and provides coverage. Cups are lined with a foam pad that is the same thickness all around.
- Push Up Bra
A push-up bra provides great lift. Cups made with a foam pad that is thicker at the bottom and narrow and thin at the top.
- Soft Cup Bra
Bra without an underwire. May or may not have cup definition. Sometimes referred to as wire-free.
A thong panty consists of a thin narrow strip of fabric at the back and runs vertically from crotch to waist. Provides minimal coverage and helps fight V.P.L.
- T-Shirt Bra
T-shirt bras are smooth on the outside so not to show through your t-shirt. Typically designed with smooth, molded, lightly lined cups.
Planes, birds and bras all have wings. It's a tech term that describes the back and sides of the bra band. Wings should lay flat against the body without pulling or wrinkling.
Free from wires! This is a bra without an underwire and may not have cup definition.
- Ultimate padded push-up
Ultimate padded push-up boosts and enhances bust. Cups made with a foam pad that is thicker at the bottom and sides and narrower at the top.
A wire sewn into the fabric that runs just under the breasts and frames the cups to gently lift and support.
- Unlined Bra
Uses cups without any padding, provides a total natural look.
Visible Panty Lines. A definite wardrobe "don't!"