Bra Sizes and Bra Types - Finding the Right Fit!

Written by Reno Charlton

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The Internet isrepparttar source of a vast array of bras: you can find all colours, styles, sizes and prices online. Whether you want something cheap but effective or whether you are looking forrepparttar 145765 latest in designer bras,repparttar 145766 Internet isrepparttar 145767 place where you are certain to find it.

Different Sizes

The bra sizes available these days are incredible, and whether you are large, small or in between you can get a great fit atrepparttar 145768 right price - and you can choose from some stunning designs and styles.

You no longer have to compromise onrepparttar 145769 look, comfort and style of your bra, whether you are an A cup or a G cup. These days,repparttar 145770 power ofrepparttar 145771 Internet allows you to choose from retailers all overrepparttar 145772 country - in fact, all overrepparttar 145773 world - so choice is something you will have plenty of.

Special Occasions

We all haverepparttar 145774 odd occasion where we need a special type of bra to really set off that stunning dress or that flowing gown. The good news is that there are plenty of special occasion bras around. You can get backless or strapless bras for that sexy little black number, sheer bras for that special night of passion, push-up bras for when you want to makerepparttar 145775 most of your assets, minimiser bras forrepparttar 145776 times when you want to tone it down a little - in fact, you really can get a bra for every occasion.

Colors and Materials

These days there is also a vast choice in colours and materials, leaving you spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a bra. Some ofrepparttar 145777 popular materials for a range of occasions include:

  • Cotton
  • Lace
  • Satin
  • Lycra

Andrepparttar 145778 colours available are incredible. You can choose from white, black, red, green, pink, purple, beige, blue, silver, gold - every colour you can think of. If you fancy something a little different, you can get all sorts of prints and designs on your bra as well, sorepparttar 145779 choice is endless.

Other Bra Types

As mentioned earlier, there are bras available for every occasion, taste and budget, not just special occasions. Whether you are a housewife, a mother-to-be, a new mother, a teenager, a fitness fanatic, or whatever else, you can getrepparttar 145780 perfect bra for you. These include:

  • Teenage bras
  • Nursing bras
  • Maternity bras
  • Sports bras
  • Full size bras
  • Petite bras
  • Designer bras

With so many bras available forrepparttar 145781 women of today, it is at last possible to combine comfort and affordability with style and sophistication; and practicality and support with sexy and savvy.

Reno Charlton is an award-winning author and freelance writer providing consumer information on such topics as plus size and full figure bras, sheer bras and sports bras.

Trends in Modern Bra Wear

Written by Antigone Arthur

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Interestingly,repparttar bra did not gain popularity until aboutrepparttar 145764 1920s duringrepparttar 145765 time ofrepparttar 145766 flappers when a flat chest was suddenly in, and women looked to minimize their bust line rather than enhance it.

Amongrepparttar 145767 first companies to jump onrepparttar 145768 bra making bandwagon during this time wasrepparttar 145769 Maidenform Company, who created bra sizes in different bust size categories. Asrepparttar 145770 breast minimizing trend ofrepparttar 145771 early 20s faded and society enteredrepparttar 145772 30s,repparttar 145773 idea of shape as acceptable became popular again, and Maidenform made an effort to make bras that would meet every woman's needs, including plus and full size bras.

Warner's was amongrepparttar 145774 first to create a cup sizing system that ranged from size A to size D, which are still standard sizes.

At no time does a bra prove more useful than during exercise or during pregnancy/maternity. You can rest assured that sports bra's which provide support during intense physical activity are most appreciated by women with large chests. Can you imagine what it is like to run without one?

Pregnant women now have nursing and maternity bras available to them, which make breastfeeding in public a much more easily accomplished task. New designs enable discreet feeding and offer comfortable support at a time when a woman's breast size may change or fluctuate in a time span of weeks or months. Some ofrepparttar 145775 more popular varieties are fashioned afterrepparttar 145776 sports bra style, that allow for fluctuations in size.

Findingrepparttar 145777 Right Fit Fit is EVERYTHING when it comes to wearing a bra. More than 90% ofrepparttar 145778 female population at one time or another buys a bra that doesn't fit properly. Fortunately you can easily measure yourself to ensure that you get a proper fit.

Findingrepparttar 145779 right bra size depends on two things: band size and cup size. Band size is usually measured in numbers, and generally ranges from 32 to 40+ (even numbers only). Cup size is alphabetical, and as discussed can range from an A to an EE or more.

To measure your chest you'll need a tape measure. Wraprepparttar 145780 tap lightly around your rib cage just below your bust line. You should then add five inches to this measurement, and that is your band size.

To measure your cup size, loosely wraprepparttar 145781 measuring tape aroundrepparttar 145782 fullest part ofrepparttar 145783 bust. For most women this is about whererepparttar 145784 nipple falls, or about mid-breast. You should then subtractrepparttar 145785 measurement you get from your band size. The difference measured equates to your cup size and runs as follows:

  • 1 inch A cup
  • 2 inches B cup
  • 3 inches C cup
  • 4 inches D cup

There are many thoughts on which bras are best. Some women prefer under wire bras because they believe they offerrepparttar 145786 best support. For some women, including nursing women however, under wire versions can be uncomfortable. Fortunately there is an incredibly broad selection of no wire bras that are flattering and just as supportive as their wire counterparts.

If you are not sure which you prefer, I recommend trying one of each. It won't take long before you decide which works best for you.

Antigone Arthur is an award-winning author and freelance writer providing consumer information on such topics as plus size and full figure bras, see through and sheer bras, and sports bras.

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