12 Types of Bra You Should Know

It is important to know the types of bras available so that you can pick the right one for the right time .The bra does not only covers, supports and elevates the breasts, but also shapes the  figure. Any woman who has gotten her bra professionally sized knows that the right bra can make all the difference. Here are 12 types of bra to help you pick the right bra:

1 T-shirt bra

T-shirt bra

This bra has seamless smooth cups for no-show and gentle support and comes in a variety of styles, from strapless to plunge. All T-shirt bras must be padded, but not all padded bras are seamless and meant for T-shirts.

2 Adhesive Bra

Adhesive Bra

It has no straps .This type of bra is intended for backless and strapless fashions.  Perfect for shoulder-baring outfits,

3 Bandeau Bra

Bandeau Bra

A cross between a strapless bra and a tube top, the bandeau is simply a band or a strip of stretchable fabric that can be pulled onto the bust over the head.

4 Convertible Bra

Convertible Bra

One of the types of bra that has straps which may be detached and rearranged in different ways depending on the outfit.

5 Sports Bra

Sports bra


Designed to provide support to the breasts during workouts, it prevents discomfort or embarrassment during vigorous exercise.

6 U-plunge Bra

u plunge bra

This bra vanishes under low necklines, while giving a fuller appearance to the bust and cleavage.

7 Push-up Bra

Push-up Bra

Push-up bras do exactly as they say – they gently push your breasts upwards and move them close together to give you sexy cleavage.

8 Bralette


Usually unlined, unpadded and wire-free, bralettes can be styled as both underwear and outerwear. They’re comfortable enough to wear to sleep or on weekends, but fashionable enough to be worn as sexy lingerie or a layering insert inside of a professional jacket.

9 Demi cup bra

This bra style covers roughly half of the breast, and lifts your girls front and center for added cleavage. It’s a great cut for most breast sizes and shapes, but doesn’t provide the best support if you’re very well endowed.

10 Minimizer Bra

minimizer bra

Minimizer bras are designed for women with average to large breasts who want them to appear smaller. They usually have wider, comfier straps than a lot of standard bras. Depending on your size a minimizer bra could reduce your bust measurement by an inch or two.

11 Strapless bras

Strapless bras

Strapless bras often come as convertible bras with detachable straps or you can also get bandeau bras. They’re popular under dresses, off-the-shoulder tops and other clothes with a wide or strapless neckline.

12 Corset


A corset is a tightly-fitting undergarment that extends from the chest to the hips. Corsets are typically worn to provide shaping, and they may or may not include bra cups for breast support.

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