When to Wear a Balconette Bra

 

Unless you are not wearing bras anymore, your lingerie collection is the backbone of your wardrobe that gets worn the most but gets the least love.

 

Like your other outfit, there’s a bra for every occasion which means you need to categorize them well.

 

A balconette bra is easily one of the sexiest everyday styles you have sitting in your wardrobe. It cups your breasts gently from below giving them a natural lift and a rounded appearance from the front. Its straps are further apart for a wider and lower cut neck line.

 

If your busts are pointing upwards and outwards, it’s definitely wrong. You should be feeling the confidence now that there’s more volume at the top giving the impression of fuller busts and your boobs should not look like they are popping out.

 

While it’s not the best option for a great cleavage, it’s certainly brings your volume game to the next level and it doesn’t make your boobs look fake – that’s the last thing you want to see happening.

 

A well fitted balconette bra makes the best of your décolletage.

 

How many times have you ditched that pretty off-shoulder dress because you look flat in it? Pretty sure you have abandoned the one with a square neck line as well. That’s not fair!

 

You can definitely pair your balconette bras with some of these tops.

 

When to Wear A Push-up Bra

 

Fact: Boobs come in different shapes and sizes!

Truth: Every pair of boobs is vying for some kind of push-up bra.

 

For most women, they wish for bigger boobies.

 

And for most women, a push-up bra is a holy grail and an affordable way to boost their breast sizes without having to go under the knife.

 

Also for most women, 85 percent are not well fitted in their bras. If you look down and see your nipples saying hi – or spillage around the boundaries of your bra, something must be wrong.

 

Retailers know this.

 

Seeing how you want to be the sexed-up vixen with push-up bras, it’s easy to fall into the trap of wearing the wrong one because every push-up bra does some form of lifting.

 

Know that push-up bras are for everyone – they were designed to give an illusion of bigger busts if you wish your breasts were bigger and they also hold them from drooping like a saggy grandma with the g-force if you wish your boobs were smaller.

 

Push-up bras work in just about everything you wear from a regular t-shirt to a neckline dress. Sounds silly?

 

Sometimes, all you need is the mirror – not the bra. See yourself in front of the mirror before deciding that this is the bra for you. Your boobs should not look like your nipples are being forced outward like a pair of lips desperately trying to kiss.

 

While push-up bras are made to enhance your silhouettes and sizes, it’s essentially made for confidence.

 

A fitted push-up bra magically makes you feel like a supermodel that has all the right proportions and curves and men drooling over your boobs.

 

And when’s best to wear it? It’s when you need that extra shot of self esteem.

Bra Cup Basics; Simplified!

 

If you are thinking that there are too many different types of bra cups across the endless brands and labels, you are certainly not alone. Of course, it’s pretty confusing.

 

To start off with, it’ll be easier if you were to narrow down to only two variations, the Full Coverage Bra and the Demi Bra.

 

The Full Coverage Bra

The full coverage bra, or sometimes known as the full figure bra, is a bra with cups that cover your breasts entirely. This is usually deemed as the least sexy and revealing bra and it is the ideal bra for daily use.

 

Its full coverage feature provides more support which makes it ideal for cup sizes above C. Some retailers offer sizes up to G so it is advised that you opt for one with wider straps for better support.

 

This bra cup is not suitable for small breasted women as the coverage of the cups will be too big for the breasts. The under wires will be poking your body as well.

 

This particular bra cup also has longer under wires to ensure your breasts are well supported and prevents the bra from being pushed away from your body. This is when an underwire is of grave importance where your busts get adequate support and keeps them in place and to ensure comfort.

 

The Demi Bra

Demi in French means ‘half’, so the demi bra is actually a half cup bra. The half cup bra covers to about an inch above the nipple exposing the upper area of the breasts making the demi cup the sexy cup.

 

If small breasts are taking a toll on your self esteem, you certainly have a reason to hold your head up high now because only you can wear the demi bra in style! The demi bra is designed for smaller busts due to its half coverage feature. It has shorter under wires to prevent the metals from poking into your skin and cups your breasts allowing your pretty ladies to sit in their perfect shape.

 

This is a bad idea for big busted women as there would be spillage over the top and bulges by the sides. When worn for a long time, the lymph nodes underneath the bra area could take some serious damage as well.

 

The basic idea of these two cups have branched out to many different styles like the balconette bra which is a demi bra padded at the right angles for volume and cleavage and the full coverage plunge bra made suitable for deep V plunge dresses.

 

Always remember that the bra is to fit in to you, not vice versa!

Cleavage is More Than Just a Line in Between

If a woman’s breasts are the sexiest part of her body, then having an attractive cleavage definitely adds to the charm.

 

This isn’t another plunge bra post.

 

There’s a hitch among less busty girls when they do not have enough volume to pull off that tube dress for a nice cleavage. This is something you should pay attention to.

 

It is extremely important to have a smooth contour from the upper chest area all the way to the bottom of the breast for a more balanced look.

 

I’ve picked some images where a smooth contour can be helpful.

 

Even if you may not have the volume, you still shouldn’t sacrifice a beautiful smooth contour or a cleavage just to fit in a tube dress or anything that reveals your upper chest.

 

Lingerie, even in its early days, is intended for breast enhancement so there should be no excuse why you should not be looking great in a low cut dress. What’s more when you are now in the 21st century with the never ending selections of bra styles?

 

With the right fit, you can still look gorgeous in a strapless gown even if you have less volume. How about a balconette bra to begin with?

Still don’t trust me? Compare Paris Hilton in bandeau and in other clothes.

 

How Shall I Wear The Balconette Bra?

Low neckline tops are easy to find and dresses with low and wide neckline are made to flatter your chest area.

 

It is easy to walk into a boutique and grab your favorite piece, but the ultra turn off problem is when you wear it and noticing that bits of your bra cup are showing. Not cool.

 

If that happens, you are probably wearing a full coverage bra which definitely is not suitable for a dress like this.

 

The beauty of the balconette bra lies in its semi coverage cups that provide enough support for your busts. Much support is concentrated at the bottom of the cups giving them an upward lift while moving them towards the center for a fuller look making you look more youthful.

 

This bra cup design eliminates cup coverage at the upper areas of your breasts and creating a fuller figure and enhancing your cleavage at the same time.

 

A little precaution is necessary if you do not have broad shoulders as the balconette bra comes with a set of bra straps that are wide apart. Should the straps slip off your shoulders easily, you may want to opt for a strapless balconette bra.

 

This bra works perfectly well for small to medium busted figures. As the bra promotes fuller busts at the upper area of the chest, big busted ladies may end up having an overflowing look resulting from this bra.

 

If low neckline dresses top your favorite list, a balconette bra is a MUST HAVE in your lingerie closet!

The Wonder Woman: The Wireless Bra

Underwire bra has taken center stage for a long time for its enhancing and support qualities. This has sidelined wireless bras in the lingerie industry. It is not entirely true that in a deadlock between Wired vs. Non Wired, the former gets better support while the latter gets none.

 

The popularity of wired bras has way surpassed that of non wired bras for the simple reason that the underwire gives a significant lift to your boobs projecting an illusion of more voluminous assets and a more alluring figure.

 

The non wired bra is usually misinterpreted as the bra that does not provide adequate support. This was probably true when this bra type was first launched but it has taken a wave of change in the 21st century. Due to its wireless feature, this bra is a soft cup bra but some are reinforced with seams and wider straps to cater to the larger bosoms.

 

Without a doubt, the wire free bra does provide comfort more than a wired bra could ever offer. It would be an amazing bra for sizes not larger than a B cup. The absence of wires underneath the cups makes you feel as though you are not wearing anything at all and you could wear this bra style to bed should you not feel comfortable exposing your ladies to your pajamas.

 

A very general comparison between wired and non wired bra would be:

 

The Underwire Bra

Pros

·        Has a metal strip inserted underneath the bra cups for more support and lift

·        Gives you a fuller figure

·        Makes you sexy and alluring

Cons

·        Metal wires could dig into your skin for various reasons causing discomfort

·        Wires squeezing against the body could do serious health damage

·        Unnecessary bumps and bulges along the bra area

 

The Wireless Bra

Pros

·        Absence of metal strips gives you timeless comfort; the ultimate freedom

·        Feels as though you are not wearing anything

·        Eliminates restriction of movements especially when exercising

·        Falls perfectly into your curves and contour

Cons

·        Provides minimal support, not quite suitable for big bust and less firm busts

·        Succumbs to the gravity

 

 

Despite the pros and cons of both styles, it all boils down to your own preference and the comfort each style gives when you are wearing it. Don’t just settle for one, get both and you will know which works best.

 

Happy shopping!

When Shall I Wear a Plunge Bra?

If you have ever wanted to look stunning in a deep V mini dress like Victoria Beckham with an amazing cleavage, you know the plunge bra is for you!

 

Plunge bra is made for cleavage. Period. It has a uniquely designed cleavage enhancing feature and this piece of lingerie should NEVER, and I mean NEVER be interchanged with an ordinary padded push up bra. Otherwise, you will have the weirdest bust line ever.

 

As this bra is specially engineered to give cleavage, it works primarily by pushing the fats on the sides on your busts to form the cleavage. Hence, it has soft and padded cups to complement the contour of your breasts.

 

Do pay attention to the centre gore as well. Try the different centre gore lengths depending on the separation of your breasts. If your breasts are widely separated, you may want to try one with a longer centre gore but if that does not give you your desired cleavage, you could try the shorter one but never force yourself into the bra. Vary between cup and band sizes as well.

 

With a Plunge Bra, you can never go wrong!

How to Properly Try On a Bra

1.  Wearing a bra is easy, wearing the perfect fit isn’t.

2.  Loosen the straps to the maximum when trying a new bra because you do not know for sure how it fits you. You can always readjust the straps later for a better fit.

3.  Slide your arms through the straps onto your shoulders and bend your body over for your breasts to fall into the cups naturally.

4.  Hook the band together on the last outer most hooks. You would want to make sure that you wear your bra on the loosest hook so as to lengthen the lifespan of the bra.

5.  Using the scoop method, slip your hands into the cups and lift your breasts from the bottom to align them with the bra cups.

6.  At this point the straps may already have fallen off so put them back on your shoulders and readjust them separately. As most women do not have breasts of the exact same size, your strap adjustment may not be the same as well.

7.  Adjust it to the point where it does not fall off your shoulders. It is not necessary to tighten it so much that it leaves marks on your shoulders. After all, the straps only provide 20% of the support.

 

 

Molded Bra vs. Padded Bra

 

What is the difference between a molded bra and a padded bra?

 

Molded Bra

 

Just to clear the air, a molded bra is a bra with pre-determined cup shapes with a smooth contour. Because of the smooth surface of the cup, it is gaining popularity as it does not create visible lines under t-shirts and fitting tops.

 

The molded cup is usually a piece of synthetic fabric molded over heated breast shapes to give the bras a defined shape. To give the cup a little more strength and to avoid the peek-a-boo effect, a second layer is sometimes added.

 

Molded bras are usually seamless but if there is any, it is for additional support. Due to its predefined shapes, you would find that the bra is not able to give you the full coverage and you may experience excessive skin if you have wider busts. A molded bra is great for breasts that are not of the same sizes. As molded bras have predefined shapes, it could give you a more symmetrical, smoother and fuller look.

 

Padded Bra

 

A padded bra is simply defined as a bra that is padded to flatter your busts by giving you the necessary lift. Examples of padded bras would be the push up bra, the plunge bra and the balconette bra.

 

These bras have different pad structures which give your body different effects according to the effect you desire. Padded bras are usually for enhancing breast sizes and creating cleavages. The right amount of padding could give you a more naturally enhanced and rounder look.

Top 3 Most Alluring Bra Colors

3 Pink

 

Pink lingerie has always had a place in every girl’s wardrobe. The color pink can be comprehended as cute sometimes but there is no doubt that on lingerie, it is a brilliant display of femininity and innocence.  Although a pink bra may not necessarily give you that naughty look, but it can surely attract attention with the right blend of feminine aura and charm bringing out the sweet princess in you.

 

2. Red

The devilish red or the seductive red bra, whatever you may call it, it is designed to kill. The color red on lingerie is an empowering color which enhances your body figure giving you the sensual erotic outlook. Red lingerie is one of the hottest and sexiest which drives men crazy just by looking at you in it. It can make your man go wild and at the same time get highly romantic. It is amazing how a piece of red lingerie can be so dramatic and tempting, filling the room with passion and excitement.

 

1. Black

Just one word – STUNNING. Black is simply everyone’s favorite. Black lingerie is simply captivating in its own rights. If you are looking for lusciously sexy yet highly sophisticated lingerie, black is simply the color of your choice. As feminine as you can look in black lingerie, you are at the same time classy and seductive. This color can also give you the hot femme fatale look leaving you sexy and alluring!