Types of bra
If you wear bras, you probably know how many different types there are: padded, bralette, push-up, moulded-cup and the list goes on. Each of them works for a different type of bust and needs. Do you know all the bra types available in the GORTEKS store? Below we explain: Which bra will be the best choice to wear under a basic T-shirt? Are there any underwires in a soft bra? What is a half-corset and what are its advantages?
PUSH-UP, GORTEKS: B1
A push-up bra is the perfect choice if you are looking for a fuller look, want to add an extra cup size or get a natural breasts lift. With additional removable pads put in the special pockets inside the cups, the bra lifts the breasts upward and towards the center. It offers you various choices: to use pads which come with a bra, remove them, add extra volume by putting additional pads or change them into a different type, e.g. with gel filling. In our store you can buy a classic push-up bra, plunge cuts, as well as a push-up half-corsets. A push-up bra is most often recommended for women with smaller and medium breasts. Thanks to the removable pads it is also a good choice to reduce the appearance of asymmetrical breasts.
SOFT BRA, GORTEKS: B2
As the name indicates, a soft bra is non-padded. It is most often made of lace, embroidery, tulle or microfiber. As it comes in a variety of styles it can work for most shapes and sizes. The amount of support and coverage depends on what style you choose. You can opt for a bralette which usually does not have any underwires. The bottom band is most often made of stretchy elastic or lace, so the lift it provides is not significant. This is a good choice for smaller busts which can go without much support. If your breasts need better support, you can choose a soft bra with the wires, side boning and the side support (a strip of material sewn on the sides of the cups which gives additional lift and support from the sides). The width of the straps and fasteners depend on the bra size. A soft bra with wires and the side support will work well for medium and larger breasts.
PADDED BRA, GORTEKS: B4
A padded bra has fully padded cups sewn from the special foam covered with fabric such as lace, embroidery, cotton or tulle. Its main task is to provide support, lift and form your breasts, as well as keep your nipples from showing through your clothing. A padded bra has no additional pockets or push-up inserts inside. It usually comes in a wide range of sizes and works well both for medium and larger breasts. The width of the straps and fasteners is adjusted to the size of bra.
HALF-PADDED BRA (also called ‘semi-padded bra’), GORTEKS: B3
A bra with the special cup design where the lower part is made of the foam and the upper part remains soft. The soft part of the cup avoids "cutting" the bust by the cup, so it looks good even under skin-tight clothing. Some models of semi-padded bras offered by GORTEKS have a narrow elastic band sewn into the top of the cup which allows the soft part of the cup adapt to the different types of bust. This bra type is a good choice for minimizing the appearance of slightly asymmetrical boobs. It usually comes in a wide range of sizes and works well both for medium and fuller breasts. The width of the straps and fasteners is adjusted to the size of the bra.
MOULDED BRA (also called ‘T-shirt bra’), GORTEKS: B5
A moulded bra has smooth cups without any seams. Each cup is made of a single piece of material moulded with the heat treatment over a special mould. The material takes the shape of the breast despite not having any seams. There are a few types of moulded bras. Among them you can find a bra with the additional padding inside the cups which gives some additional volume and lift. Another one, is a moulded bra without any additional padding. Moreover, in the GORTEKS store you can also find the so-called “Spacer bra” which is a lightweight alternative. The Spacer 3D fabric is made of 2 layers of thin fabric which are joined together with a spacer yarn. Thanks to such a solution it is light and breathable. The width of the straps and fasteners is always adjusted to the size of the bra. Moulded bra is a perfect choice for women who value simplicity, comfort and elegance at the same time. It gives a smooth round bust shape and makes the cup very discreet under tight clothes.
HALF-CORSET (also called ‘longline’), GORTEKS: PG
A half-corset differs from other bras by the visibly extended bra band. It is sometimes equipped with the side boning that prevents bra band from rolling up and, together with a wide bra band, perfectly shape the body. The extended bra band improves the support of the bust (thanks to the more even distribution of the breasts weight) and provides greater comfort of wearing. There can be any type of cups in a half-corset (e.g. push-up or balconette). Depending on the half-corset type, it can work for small, medium as well as larger sizes.