Bras are available in a wide variety of patterns, styles and colors, but having a proper bra fitting is essential before trying one on so that you can start out with one that fits you as closely as possible. Regardless the style of brassiere, each bra's size is determined by the cup size and the band size, and finding the perfect fit for your body type is important.
Strapless bras are the perfect choice for wearing under a dress without straps or sleeves. These bras can come in backless versions as well with nearly invisible closures to wear under even the most revealing dresses. These bras may include design features such as push up cups, underwire, wider bands for additional support and front enclosures. These specialty strapless bras are an essential part of every woman's wardrobe.
An underwire bra is a type of bra that is often worn when extra support is needed. The underwire is a thin but rigid material such as plastic, metal or resin, that is in a semi-circular shape and fitted inside the fabric of the bra. The underwire provides lift, shape and support to a woman's upper body. An underwire bra provides enough comfort and support that they can be worn all day long without discomfort. A proper bra fitting can ensure maximum comfort so that the bra fits perfectly.
Demi bras are also called half bras or shelf bras. These partial cup bras can cover anywhere from half to three-quarters of a regular cup on a bra. They provide lift and can also create cleavage. These bras are a convenient option for low cut tops without exposing the bra. Demi bras can contain underwires or not, depending on the style and design.
Tight fitting shirts and sweaters often show the outline of bras, but T-shirt bras are designed to be nearly impossible to see under clothing. These bras are contoured to closely fit a woman's body, and they don't have any raised hooks, seams or other design features that might be visible under tight clothing. T-shirt bras may be lightly padded for extra comfort and concealment.
Start your undergarment shopping with a bra fitting from professionals. Once you know your size, shop for the perfect bra at Macy's!