Organic Underwear

A Guide to Bra Styles

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We try to offer an extensive range of organic bras. However, choosing a bra can be complicated.

Many styles are available to fit different breast shapes and sizes as well as to suit different type of clothing.

Of course finding the right bra starts by getting the right size. Often larger breasted women wear bras that are too small for them and smaller breasted women wear bras that are too large. Check out our measurement guide here

If you are wondering which style of bra to get, here is a guide to the most popular styles inspired from
Conventional Bra: this is the most common bra around. Available as padded or unpadded, no wire or underwired, it suits all types of breast. It generally offers good support and comfort as it is made of two cups for the breasts held by supportive straps. Great for everyday wear it is an essential piece to any wardrobe.

Backless Bra:  A backless bra designed to be worn with eveningwear, this type of bra usually has clear, see-through straps or has a very low back. Some bras feature backs of diamante chains.

Balconette Bra: A balconette bra is a more revealing version of a demi bra. Creates dramatic uplift and cleavage, suited to smaller and medium bust sizes. Usually underwired.

Corbeille Bra: A corbeille bra gives a very feminine cuts while offering great support. A “corbeille” balconette can also accomodate larger breasts than a simple balconette shape. Usually underwired.

Balcony Bra: A full cup bra offering support for mid to larger cup sizes. Usually underwired.

Bandeau/Strapless: A strapless bra has no shoulder straps, and is especially designed to wear with evening gowns and other sleeveless tops/dresses.

Demi Bra: A demi bra is a low-cut bra that’s designed to enhance the cleavage of smaller busts. Perfect for wearing under low cut dresses or tops.

Nursing Bra: Designed with extra-support for breast-feeding mums. The cups can easily be ‘dropped down’ from the rest of the bra to feed the baby.

Padded Bra: Padded bras have some type of padding lining the cups, and are ideal for smaller to mid sizes. Graduated padding is thicker at the base of the cups and creates a natural looking silhouette as well as the appearance of increased cleavage.

Push Up Bra: A push-up bra uses padding and wires to push the breasts up, thus enhancing the cleavage and giving a fuller look.

Racer Back Bra: A racer back bra has straps joined together in the middle of the back, which prevents them from slipping down the shoulders. This style of back is most often found on sports bras.

Soft Bra: A soft bra offers minimum support and is therefore better suited to smaller/firmer breast. A soft-cup bra uses elastic under the cups for support, as opposed to wire.

Sports Bra: A sports bra is specially designed to cut down and eliminate bounce for use in any activity that involves a lot of movement. The cotton-lined cups are high at the front and sides for support, and they have a comfort under band. Most have a racer back for further support.

Strapless/Bandeau Bra: A strapless bra has no shoulder straps, and is especially designed to wear with evening gowns and other sleeveless tops/dresses.

Triangle Bra: A triangle bra has triangle shaped cups, which offer the perfect amount of coverage/support for petite to average figures. Triangle bras may be padded or lined but generally do not have under wires, and most have thin straps.

Unpadded Bra: unpadded bras are designed to fit the natural cup shape. They generally offers less support than the padded version but are found by some women to be more comfortable.

View our full range of  organic bras here

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