One of the easiest ways to enhance your body is to wear a good-fitting bra.
Women are amazed at the difference it makes wearing a good-fitting bra, many often commenting they look and feel younger and actually have a waist!
Different bra profiles
Some of these are obvious but we’ve included them to show the full and very extensive range - something for everyone.
A balconnet bra creates a flattering décolletage (base of neck to just above the bustline), lifting and separating your bust to increase the appearance of cleavage without pushing your breasts together. A balconnet bra uses wide set shoulder straps and suits most breast shapes, particularly when they begin to lose their elasticity.
Bendon Elle Macpherson Intimates Moroccan Rose Contour Balconnet Bra $69.95
A contour bra has cups constructed of thin, moulded foam to give a smooth shape to your breasts without adding volume. It can have a wire or be wire-free, and retains its shape even when it’s not being worn! The foam cups also prevent show-through.
Bendon Lovable Sexy & Seamless Contour Bra $35
A maternity bra is designed for pregnant women and nursing mums. A maternity bra gives you greater adjustment than a fashion bra. They are also usually lined with cotton, for comfort, and are underwire free. Maternity bra straps are secured by clips or magnets, making breastfeeding easy and convenient.
Bendon Loveable Sexy & Seamless Maternity Bra $49.95
A Convertible or Multiway bra is a versatile bra. It comes with interchangeable straps so you can wear it several ways such as conventional, halter, strapless, off-the-shoulder, low cut back, backless, racerback (crossed back) and more, to suit different clothing styles.
A plunge bra increases the appearance of your cleavage by pushing your breasts together in a sexy V shape. It is ideal for plunging tops and dresses because the bra’s low neckline and angled cups keeps it invisible. A plunge bra is ideal for a full or firm bust and breast shape. It is also known as a décolleté bra (from the French word décolletage, referring to a woman’s chest, starting below her neckline and ending just above her bustline).
Bendon Stella McCartney Lingerie - Stella Lace Plunge Bra $79.95
An underwire bra gives your bust a natural profile, and can be worn as an everyday bra. Underwire bras come in various styles, designs and fit including rigid cups (for greater lift) and stretch cups (for a more relaxed profile).
Bendon Fayereform Coral Underwire Bra $30
A soft cup bra is completely wire-free, and provides comfort (and very slight support) under your bust using a fabric or elastic band.
Bendon Elle Macpherson Intimates Safari Style Soft Cup Bra $30
A sports bra is perfect for you to exercise in. Lined for comfort, it uses wider straps, and has broader cup coverage to reduce stress on your breast tissue. Your sports bra also provides greater support from the front and sides, while a reinforced underband keeps it in place. Different types of sports bras are available for low to moderate, and high impact activity.
Bendon Active Sports Bra $39.95
A strapless bra is an underwire bra with wide sides and no straps (or removable straps). It is ideal for wearing under tube tops and strapless dresses and tops. Special design features provide support via your underbust, such as boning, and silicone or wide elastic to keep it in place.
Bendon Loveable Body Silk Strapless Bra $30
A t-shirt bra is an everyday bra designed to disappear under the thinnest fabric. It features smooth, seamless cups and can have a plunge or balconnet shape. T-shirt bra styles include Underwire, Contour, Push-Up and Super Boost.
Bendon Lovable Suddenly Shapely T-Shirt Contour Bra $39.95
A Wirefree bra does not have an underwire for support. It uses a wire channel to maintain the structure and define the shape of the cups. Wirefree bra styles include Soft Cup, Moulded, Contour and Push-up Cups.
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A push up bra accentuates your cleavage by pushing your breasts together, while inbuilt padding at the bottom of the cup increases volume and define shape. Push-up bras are available in both balconnet and plunge styles.
Bendon Pleasure State White Label Violet Lacey Push-Up Plunge Bra $69.95
A super boost bra significantly accentuates your cleavage using extra padding to push your breasts together while inbuilt padding, at the bottom of the cup, increases volume and defines the shape of your breasts. Super boost bras are available in plunge styles.
Bendon Pleasure State My Fit OMB Super Boost Bra $69.95
I’m sure you’re sick of me saying this but I strongly recommend you go for a professional bra fitting. There’s nothing to worry or be embarrassed about, your privacy will be respected at all times. Oh, and it’s free.
You’ll come away feeling amazing and asking yourself why you didn’t do it earlier. I never buy a bra without being fitted - new styles and design developments come and go and every bra fits differently.
Next time we talk Bras for big busts & BRIEFS.
Thank you Bendon for supplying us with information for this.