Hi there! Welcome to Sarah Elizabeth. So, you would like to buy a new bra? The world of lingerie can be somewhat intimidating and sometimes a little confusing! Not to worry, we at Sarah Elizabeth understand and are here to help! Its important to remember that every woman is unique in body shape; and you should feel comfortable, supported and confident in the bra you wear; no matter which style you go for. Keep in mind that you can always contact us for expert advice, or come in for a personal fitting to explore and discover what works for you. Have fun shopping!
Full cup bra – This style will offer you good support and comfort. It will generally have a high centre front, giving maximum breast separation and coverage. Great for everyday wear. While this type of bra will suit most women, this is a winner for larger breasted ladies or ladies looking for fuller coverage.
Under wire (UW) side support – This bra has a side sling panel specifically designed to project the breasts forward from under the arm, this bra offers great side definition.
Padded half-cup bra – Uplifts while supporting, ideal for those needing a slight light lift if breast fullness has been lot. This is a good option for ladies that may have lost upper breast tissue. Make sure that the cup is big enough to avoid spilling out! You must also be comfortable with less coverage at the top of the cup.
Non-wired soft cup bra – If you don’t like underwire this is the choice for you, but remember don’t compromise on support. Great for pregnant women, teenagers that are still developing and anyone who prefers non wired bras. Although there are some really great options in non wired bras you must remember that without the wires that product with have less structure and achieving breast separation without wires is harder.
Strapless bra – A great option for those off the shoulder summer tops or evening attire. Look classy and feel sexy while being supported in a strapless bra. Make sure that it is well fitted and has features like gripping gel or elastic that keeps your bra in place. Don’t be that woman who is constantly pulling up and fiddling with her bra.
Moulded bra – I love moulded bras, and this is a great option for women looking for a bit of lift but a smooth, polished, seam free look. If you don’t like your nipples showing then try a moulded bra. Also works well to disguise breast size variations. This bra may also give you the appearance of slightly larger breasts due to the moulded cup. Please remember that a moulded bra’s cup shape doesn’t change, your breast tissue needs to fit into a predefined shape. In some cases moulded bras do not offer much shape on the side.
Balcony bra – Provides great lift and offers good support in lower section of the cups. This bra suits most shapes but remember is has less coverage in the top section of cup. The straps are often widely set to show off your neck area. Remember you will get lift with this style so make sure you are not spilling over the cups.
Push – up bra – designed to maximise your cleavage and enhance your breasts. These bras usually have considerably amounts of padding and will push the breasts up and then together.
Plunge bra – Great option for most women. It enhances your cleavage due to low centre front and compliments V-neck or lower necklines. A very sexy bra!
Maternity bras – Choose a bra that allows rooms for your diaphragm to expand during your pregnancy; it should then have the ability to tighten after the baby is born, while your diaphragm settles again. It is still important for you to remain supported and comfortable through this time. Avoid exposed seems running over the nipple area as this can cause discomfort to sensitive skin.
Nursing bras – While nursing, ensure you have the right support but you don’t have compromise on look, you can still look and feel great. Make sure the bra cradles and support while still allowing you easy access to your breasts when needed. Some may have side sling support, this means it has added support from the side and allows more skin on skin contact between mother and baby during breast-feeding. These bras usually are adjustable and can accommodate breast development and sensitivity.
Sports bra – There is nothing better than being active and not having to worry about your breasts uncomfortably bouncing around. Choose a bra that offers you maximum support and draws the moisture away. Don’t compress or squash your boobs so that they stay in one place, put them in the right sports bra that will supportively keep them in their place so you can lead an active life.
Mastectomy bra – Designed for women who have had one or both breasts removed. The cups are designed to hold breasts prostheses, ultimately providing the look of natural breasts.
Training bra – These bras are girls who are wearing bras for the first time and just beginning to develop. They normally don’t come with underwire support and lets girls get used to the feeling of wearing a bra.
T-shirt bra – Designed to be invisible. When you wear a t-shirt or tight garment the aim is that you cannot see any visible bra lines.
Adhesive bra – These stick to your breasts and really provide no valuable support, it is usually only worn with a backless dress or similar garment. Your breasts will most probably move around as you do, so bear this in mind when choosing your outfit and how comfortable you will be with unsupported breasts.