OUR GUIDE TO ALL THE DIFFERENT BRA TYPES
There is no surprise we at Boux love our bras, from balcony bras to strapless bras! But with so many styles to choose from we know it can get confusing working out which bra type is best for you! So read on as we guide you through an A-Z (or technically a B-U) of all the different types of bras and share our bra fit wisdom on which types are best for your boob shape and size.
Prepare to become an expert in bras as we explain each style!
WHAT IS A PLUNGE BRA?
A plunge bra has a low cut ‘V’ shape to the neckline which reveals more cleavage. Plunge bras are the perfect option under low-cut necklines, the angled cups and plunge mean you won’t be able to see your bra under your outfit! Plunge bras can be found in padded and non-padded styles, all giving support and lift, so are super flattering and comfy! The uplift from the bras plus the deep v-cut gives a fabulous cleavage!
WHAT IS A PUSH UP OR PADDED BRA?
Padded bras aren’t necessarily ‘push up’, but many styles do offer the option of both! A padded bra is exactly that, a bra with added padding; this gives the boobs a more rounded and smooth shape than what you get with unpadded styles! Some of our padded bra styles also have integrated push up boost padding. Push up bras give your boobs an extra helping hand to lift and define cleavage more. You will feel fabulous in any of these styles!
WHAT IS A BRALETTE?
Bralettes come in a range of styles, but generally a bralette has slightly less support than a regular bra, either due to being non-wired, unpadded or both. Bralettes also make great tops as many are longline and lacy, but super comfy lounge bralettes are also available! We know support is important so many of our bralettes are also underwired so you can still get the cute bralette style with comfy support still there!
WHAT IS A BALCONY BRA?
Balcony bras, also known as balconette bras, have a horizontal cup shape and a higher centre front which gives great support and gives an uplifted round shape to boobs! Balconette bra straps tend to join from the side of the cup rather than the front like most bras, meaning the straps come slightly wider, making them great for low-cut necklines!
WHAT IS A T SHIRT BRA?
T Shirt bras are designed to be smooth and invisible under clothing thanks to the soft moulded cups. The slight padding in t shirt bras provides a natural rounded shape - they are the perfect everyday bra! Moulded cups mean they are made from one piece of fabric, so you don’t get lots of seam lines on show through your clothes!
WHAT IS A NON-WIRED BRA?
Non-wired bras are exactly that, bras without an underwire or any other bones. The bra support is provided by the cups and wings, it’s a super comfy bra style choice. Rather than giving a fuller or rounder shape, non-wired bras tend to give a more natural shape under clothing.
WHAT IS A TRIANGLE BRA?
Triangle bras have a triangle-shaped cup that goes into the straps. Many bralette styles are a triangle bra shape; they are super comfy plus look gorj. The plunging neckline of triangle bras and bralettes will give you a fabulous cleavage, plus it means they work really well under lower-cut clothes!
WHAT IS A LONGLINE BRA?
Longline bras feature an under band which extends down towards the waist! They provide more coverage than a usual bra or bralette, so make great lingerie tops or are the perfect choice for under sheer clothes! Thanks to longline bras extending towards the waist, they are very flattering and a must-have in your lingerie drawer!
WHAT IS A STRAPLESS BRA?
A strapless bra is always a must-have; they give you the complete support of a normal bra but without straps!! Strapless bras hug the body so all the support comes from the under band! You don’t have to worry about strapless bras falling down, they are specially designed to stay in place and let you go strap free! Many of our fabulous strapless bras also have the option to add straps when needed so you can wear them in multiple ways!
WHAT IS A MULTIWAY BRA?
A multiway bra has removable straps that can be easily positioned in different ways creating multiple ways to wear the bra! Multiway bras can be styled into halter-neck, racerback and one-shoulder options! They are the best multipurpose bras that are comfy, plus they give great coverage!
WHICH BRAS ARE BEST FOR YOUR BOOB TYPES?
Now you know all about the different bra types, it is important to know which bra styles are best for your boob shape and size too! As long as you are wearing the right bra size and a good quality bra, you will look amazing. But there are defo some styles that work better than others!
THE BEST BRAS FOR LARGE BUSTS
For larger and heavier busts we have a gorj range of DD+ bras and lingerie which provide the support needed without compromising on style and fabulousness! Of course, any full support bra is perfect for larger boobs as they provide the right amount of support to ensure comfort all day long! Some other great styles to try for larger boobs are balcony bras, plunge bras and t shirt bras! Though whatever your boob size, you can werk whichever bra style is your fave; just make sure you have measured your bra size correctly!
THE BEST BRAS FOR SMALLER CHESTS
For smaller boobs, as with big boobs, you can wear whichever bra you like but there are some styles that we know you will especially love! If you are after the best bras to give you added lift and cleavage, even if you have smaller boobs, you can’t go wrong with plunge bras, especially padded and push up styles! Having smaller boobs means you don’t always need as much support in your bra as those with DD+ sizes, so any non-wired and unpadded bra options are also a great choice, including bralettes and triangle bras!
Now you know all there is to know about bra styles and hopefully you’ve found some inspo for your next bra purchase! If you are unsure on your bra size and want some more help in choosing the perfect bra for you, make sure to book a bra fitting appointment with one of our expert bra fitters in store! They will get you measured and will advise on which bra styles would be best for you!!
What is your fave bra style? Let us know and share your looks with us over on Insta using #myboux - we know you’ll all look fabulous in whichever bras you go for x