A balconette is a popular shape as it offers a rounded look and great support with less coverage than a full cup style. The straps tend to be a little wider-set and join at the side of the cup rather than the centre.
Plunge bras offer less coverage (but no less support!). Many big-boobed women find that the low centre wires in a plunge are super comfy and they work really well under low-cut outfits as there’s no pesky lines peeking out over the top of your clothes!
Just as it says on the tin – full cup bras offer all-over coverage and great support. Lots of Bravissimo girls tell us they feel really secure in this shape. The straps are a little closer-set, joining at the centre of the cups so this style is ideal if you find that your straps tend to slip off your shoulders.
Not everyone's boobs 'fit the mould' so a seam-free style may not always work for you - however we do offer styles with barely-there seams for a smooth silhouette which are a great option for under T-shirts, too!
T-shirt bras can be padded or unpadded. They are seam-free (or moulded) which means the cups are a fixed shape and give a smooth line under clothes. Not everyone ‘fits the mould’, so we have a range which are cleverly constructed with barely-there seams, so they offer the same smooth silhouette.
Bravissimo girls can feel secure while going strapless (yes, really!). Strapless bras give you the freedom to wear what you want and they’re cleverly designed to prevent slipping.
You are probably not 'one bra size'! Compare buying a bra with buying a pair of shoes - you might know what size generally feels good, but things like styles, shapes and brands can make a difference.
Bralettes tend to be non-wired and give lighter support. We also offer wired bralettes to give the look of a bralette (but with all the support us Bravissimo girls look for!).
Business at the front… party at the back! Front fastening bras have the clasp or hook and eye between your boobs at the front, so they’re really easy to get on and off, and often have pretty detailing at the back. They are a great option for lower-cut outfits as they usually have a low centre front with wires slightly wider set which some Bravissimo girls find really comfy.
It's completely normal to have one boob bigger than the other. For most of us they are not identical - think of your boobs as sisters, rather than twins!
There are lots of reasons why you may prefer to wear a non-wired bra. While they tend not to offer as much support as underwired styles, they offer a soft fit and natural shape that it great for those us who prefer not to wear wires
Nursing bras are designed to accommodate your body through pregnancy and beyond and have clips and drop-down cups for breastfeeding. They tend to be non-wired or have flexi-wires, which are softer and more flexible than normal wires and help to provide more uplift and separation than a non-wired style.
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Stretch lace bras are great for those of us who have one boob bigger than the other (which is most of us!). They mould to your individual shape, so they work for Bravissimo girls with more or less volume or those of us who fluctuate in size during the month.
A side sling (or side support) is a panel at the side of your bra that pulls your boobs in for a forward-facing look.
Padded bras don’t necessarily add bulk – the padding is there to give a rounded shape and a smooth look (as well as an extra job of nipple coverage!).
Moulded bras = seam-free! Moulded bras are made from one piece of material which gives a smooth look under T-shirts and can be padded or non-padded.