Bra Style Guide – Common Styles

Bra Style Guide

Bra Style Guide – Common Styles you should know about while doing your bra shopping. At Autumn Leaves we have wide range of popular styles to choose from Bra Style Guide

T-Shirt Bra

Bra Style Guide

It’s good to have at least two nude and one black T-Shirt bra in your drawer. These styles are smoothing and invisible under clothing – which means you don’t have to worry about elastic digging in or nipple show-through. We have a range of t shirt bras with intricate crafting which are perfect for everyday wear. They are so comfortable you might just forget to take it off at the end of your day. Style Tip: For an invisible look under a white top, wear nude, not white. Read more about T Shirt Bras HERE.

Full Coverage Bra

Bra Style Guide

Looking for a supportive bra with more coverage? We’ve got you covered – Full Coverage is the best style for you. While the bra’s cups may be unlined or foam-lined, they are all designed with gorgeous supportive fabrics that are just as flattering as similar bras with less coverage.

Style Tip: Straps and elastics don’t have to be super wide and thick to be supportive. We designed our bras with higher quality elastics that are narrower but still very supportive.

Strapless Bra

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A strapless bra is a must-have in your lingerie drawer. Most strapless bras have foam cups and multi-way straps that you can wear in a bunch of different ways. It’s very important to make sure that the band is tight enough so that you feel secure, otherwise you might find yourself tugging to keep it in place throughout the day. Style Tip: We suggest owning a strapless bra in black, nude, and ivory. That way no matter what outfit you choose you’ll be pairing it right with the right coloured bra.

Push Up Bra

PUSH UP BRA

Does it need an introduction? Whether you want a little or a lot, Push-Up Bras have extra padding at the bottom of the cup to provide instant cleavage. Some of our push-up bras are designed with removable pads so you can control your cleavage depending on the outfit or mood.

Style Tip: Push-up bras can give you a great lift, but make sure you’re getting a smooth transition from cup to breast along the top edge so that you don’t have the dreaded “double boob” effect.

Balconette Bra
Bra Style Guide

A balconette has a slightly shorter cup (called Demi or Half Cup) and wider set straps. Balconettes are ideal to lift sagging breasts and give them a fuller and rounder appearance.

Wirefree Bra

Bra Style Guide

A wirefree bra refers to a bra with no underwire, also known as sleep bra. Wireless bras have a contoured cup that gives you a perfectly smooth shape under any top. The band of the wirefree bra is important as it has to be supportive.

Multi-Way/ Convertible BraMultiway Bra

If you want a versatile bra to wear as a halter-style, cross-back, one shoulder, or strapless then multi-way bras are a great option. It’s good to have one of these in your drawer in nude or black.

Style Tip: If you want maximum flexibility in a bra, go with the multi-way – especially when you’re trying to pack light for vacation. It may be the one and only bra you’ll need.

Front Closure Bra

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CONVERTIBLE/ PLUNGE/PUSH UP/FRONT CLOSURE

Front Closure Bras open in the front with a clasp rather than in the back with hooks. These bras are super easy to put on and take off, even if you have limited flexibility.

Style Tip: Since the front closure is narrow, these bras are low-cut and perfect for plunging necklines.

 Bralette

BRALETTE

A bralette is also known as a soft bra because it usually doesn’t have wire or a foam cup. This comfy alternative is great for lounging on the weekend or anytime that you desire minimal coverage and support. Bralettes also make a great gift because they are typically sized small through large instead of ‘bra size’.

Unlined BraUNLINED BRA

An unlined bra refers to any bra that doesn’t have a foam cup. It’s kind of a misnomer because the cups are in fact lined with a supportive fabric. They simply do not have foam. Unlined bras offer a more natural shape and do not have the nipple coverage that a foam cup bra will have, so be aware of this when wearing light colored clothing.

When it comes to lingerie, size does matter. Believe it or not, the majority of women wear the wrong size bra. Wearing the bra that fits properly will help your clothes fit better and make you feel more confident. Together we are going to help you look for those signs that you are not wearing the correct bra size and give you advice on how to get the right fit.

Put on your favourite bra and we will begin fitting.

Now that your bra is on, there are five key areas –Centre, Cups, Underwire, Bust, and Under-band, that you can check at home to make sure you are wearing the right size for you.

Apart from the bra styles, we are also going to help you gain a full 360 understanding of how to get a perfect bra fit.

Starting with the center part of your bra:

It should sit against your chest. It should fit comfortably and not feel too tight. If the wire is sitting firmly against your breastbone, then it is just right.

Now let’s talk about cup size:

If your breast spills over and creates a double bust effect, you need to go up a cup size or two. But on the other hand, if the cup fabric looks a bit baggy, then you probably need to go down a size. (Learn about cup types HERE)

Look at your underwire.

It should fully encompass your bust, sitting around but not on it. So if the wire is sitting away from your bust, it is not supporting your properly, go down a cup size. And if your wire is poking your underarms, go up a cup size. (Know more about underwire HERE)

Next, let us check out your under-band:

It should sit straight around your body, feeling firm but comfortable, with enough space to fit two fingers underneath, after you fasten the middle hook and eye. If your under-band is riding up your back, or it is loose enough to easily pull away from your body, it is too big. So you need to go down a back size. This forces your straps to do all the heavy lifting, which isn’t great support wise.

Everybody has their own preference when it comes to adjusting their straps, but as a general rule, you want them to be tight enough so that they don’t easily slip off your shoulders, but loose enough so that they don’t dig into them. Adjust them until they feel comfortable, yet supportive.

Now all that is left is to make sure you have got an all-around perfect fit by dropping the straps off your shoulders. If your bra stays in the same place and still provides support, the fit is just right.