There are many different types of bras to choose from. Some suit different body shapes more than others, so this guide will help to explain the differences so that the right bra with the correct fitting can be chosen.
A bandeau bra is for smaller sized girls, mainly A cups, as it does not provide a lot of support to the bust area. Triangle bras are also for flatter chests and are a popular design especially amongst young teenagers.
A sports bra should be worn during exercise as it helps to provide a lot of support at the time when it is most needed. It will ensure the chest does not move around too much during sport in order to give more comfort and to prevent pain at the same time.
Under wired bras are designed for support and comfort and can be suitable for all sizes. These are very popular and widely available in the shops. T-shirt bras are good for creating a smoother edge under clothing so that the outline cannot be seen easily.
Non-under wired bras provide more support in the straps, which tend to be bigger than under wired versions. These garments can be more comfortable and ideal for general wear around the house. The good news is that they can suit all sizes.
The bustier is more about femininity and style, making the wearer feel more confident in their choice of underwear. They are mainly only available in sizes A, B and C.
Push up bras can help to accentuate the bust and give a better cleavage. Gel bras can even help the wearer appear around two cup sizes bigger. They are ideal for women with smaller chests who want an added lift to help them feel more feminine and confident. At the other end of the scale, minimiser bras help to make the bust look smaller on larger chests without causing pain or discomfort.