The bra is inextricably linked with the evolution of fashion and modified views of women’s concept of body. On various occasions, women have used a variety of clothing / devices to cover, steady or elevate their breasts. Such functionality is attained by both innerwear and outerwear. Bras came into existence in the early sixteenth century when they were worn by ladies of elite class who initially used this innerwear for supporting breasts. By the twentieth century, such undergarments closely resembled the present day bras. During this phase, tremendous demand emerged resulting in large scale commercial production of the innerwear. Currently, it is a million-dollar industry dominated by reputed multinational organizations where the emphasis has shifted more towards fashion than their original functionality.
Bras that feel custom-made, lacy, include uplifting and the ultimate in luxury are termed as sexy bras. The bio-fit bras are available in all over lace that serves as a smooth underclothing. Each cup size has unique shape and padding with under wire and adjustable straps. They are made of nylon or spandex and are available in various pastel shades ranging from A to D cup sizes. Sizes A and B feature padded uplifts while C and D cup sizes are for shaping and contouring uplift and the DD cup size is for providing subtle uplift.
The sexy open-cup bra is daring and adds an element of erotism. They are made from tulle pleats and scurli embroidered bands finished with decorative bow motifs sporting rose and strass stones. Such underclothing are guaranteed to turn heads and makes the wearer feel naughty and in the mood for fun. Those who feel the open bra too daring can opt for the stunningly sexy half cup bra. Such bras display the feminine curves with an air of mystery. They, too, are made of tulle pleats, embroidered bands and decorative bow finish.
Some leading designer brands include Chantelle, Dreamgirl, Panache, Valisere, Freya and Berlie. Some of these manufacturers produce cotton bras for additional comfort. The Chantelle Chantilly under wired full cup and half cup bras are a combination of rich fabrics and perfect finish creating a refined and seductive line of innerwear. Such breast supporting devices compliments the woman seeking sophistication and elegance. The lacy bras of Lycra present modernity with sexy overtures. Decorative bows and lacing give the extra ultra chic finish to the seductive lingerie. Some of the chiffon lingerie sets from Dreamgirl includes neck bands and thongs while the Fantasie full cup allure and under wire bras are perfect for those looking for something special. These articles are elegantly and stylishly designed featuring three color embroidery for a sophisticated appearance.
The sheer laminated fabrics of these bras provide the ultimate uplift which is further supported by the power net winged fabric and the molded seam free cups. The Allure smooth balconette molded bras with satin under wired cups provide a smooth look under the garments and is in sizeable demand. Some of the beautiful designer bras from Freya feature delicate floral lace against the pin striped contrast, with under wired cups for that extra support. The sophisticated gel bra, made of smooth jacard lattice style fabric offer front fastening for convenience. The additional detailing includes rose center gore which is perfect for providing the wearer a modern rounded bust line at the same time creating a fuller cup size.
Some of the lightly padded molded smooth bras with satin trim are ideal for wearing under tight fitting T-shirts. Wearing such types of under garments prevent wrinkles on the surface while giving an overall smooth and stylish finish. The subtle crepe lace decoration offers an elegant look while the textronic fabric provides a comfortable feel. The Triumph bras are light and soft enhancing the natural shape of the breasts. The lacy decorations cover the cups while creating a visible cleavage which glamorizes the wearer.
Designer bra collection has also been specially conceived with brides in mind but is equally great for evening wear. This range is designed to complement any garment and is particularly worn under sheer garments for providing that seductive yet simple appearance. They are specially made in ivory and black. Some of these delightfully designed bras are constructed of silky micro fiber, sheer mesh and controlled weight mesh. They have three panels, unlined, under wire cups with embroidered mesh insets at the top. The non-stretch center gore is constructed of mesh and is adorned with stain bow and flower. The moderately stretched straps are fully adjustable and the back silhouette is “U” shaped. The back wings are constructed of controlled weight mesh and have boning installed for extra support. The material is of 100% polyester used in cup and front while the top cup and front is lined with 100% nylon with the back constituting of nylon and spandex.
Some of the wire free bras are designed for comfort and support which may be worn under delicate clothing. They are seam free, modern and offer a minimalist design. The backless strapless bras are designed for big busted women offering maximum support and comfort. It provides full coverage of the breasts. Freedom bras use “differential compression” from a band that wraps around each breast individually and molds it into shape by applying pressure at different points around the circumference of the base of the bra. Such “freedom” bras have precisely designed band that is held in place with silicon and is wider at the bottom and around the sides. The band gently compresses the soft breast tissue at the bottom creating net upward force and uplift. Additionally, pressure is also applied to the sides of each breast for perfect molding resulting in a firmer rounded shape.
The freedom bras can be fastened with an adjustable hook and eye to provide an ideal fit and have an outer layer of stretch Lycra to ensure an ultra smooth contour. The most important styling advice by designers focuses on wearing the correct bra under the outfit whether strapless or backless, enabling the wearer to flaunt the dress as well as the well shaped breasts!