Adhesive or Backless Bra A bra that doesn’t have straps or a back band. It is held up by medical grade adhesive.
Back Wings Back wings are the strips of fabric, which extend from the outer base of the cups and secure in the back. Important aspects of the back wings are; stretch vs. non-stretch, the measurement at the widest point (which is usually at the base of the cups), measurement at the closure, and type of close including the number of hooks and eyes.
Balconette Bra A bra that covers only the lower part of the breast. The cups are usually in a straight line across the breasts.
Center Gore The center gore is the fabric which connects the cups of a bra at the front center. Bras with low or plunge fronts have thinner center gores making them a good choice to pair with low cut tops.
Contour Bra A bra with lined or padded cups that will hold their shape, even when not being worn. Contour bras are a perfect choice for any woman seeking a sculpted silhouette, as they offer a significant amount of coverage and control.
Contour Line The Contour line is where the breast meets the chest wall. The “Golden Triangle” is the equilateral triangle from the fullest part of the breasts to the center of the collarbone created by a perfectly fitted bra.
Cookie Definitely not edible, but this is an oval shaped removable fabric found in some push up bras.
Full Coverage Bra A full cup bra completely covers most of the breast, offering maximum coverage and support.
Padded Bra Padded Bras have shape-enhancing pads that are designed to enhance or create cleavage.
Push-Up A bra with padded cups that is designed to press the breasts upwards while creating a fuller appearance.
Seamless Bra Even if a bra has seams in other parts of it, a bra constructed without seamed cups is considered seamless.. Seamless bras are a great for lightweight jerseys and clingy dresses since they are virtually invisible under clothing.
Shapewear Shapewear is a foundation undergarment which is used to temporarily reshape the wearer’s body giving it a more flattering look.
T-Shirt Bra A bra with molded cups that is usually smooth and seamless so it’s invisible under the thinnest fabrics. Perfect for knits and clingy tops.
Underwire A thin piece of metal that is sewn into the bra under the cup to lift and shape the bust. The thin flexible wire offers added support to the cups of bras and shapewear