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Why do Women Wear Bras?

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Why do Women Wear Bras?

It’s 5 p.m. You arrive home from work, drop your bags to the ground, and, of course, immediately whip off your bra. And we get it! Going braless can feel comfortable, breezy, and free.  In fact, you might be left wondering—do I really need these chest-constricting contraptions? Why do women wear bras, anyway? Well, contrary to your after-work woes, bras aren’t torture devices.  As it turns out, these supportive and protective undergarments exist for a few reasons (not just for fashion’s sake). Whether you’ve got AA or DDD cups, let’s explore the benefits of bras and why you might need...

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What is an Unlined Bra?

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What is an Unlined Bra?

From strapless to demi to racerback, there are so many types of bras that it can be hard to keep up! But no matter the design, every bra falls under one of two categories—unlined or lined. And every bra-owner should know the difference. Curious about what separates your lacy bralettes from your push-up bras? Read our guide on unlined bras and why lining plays a huge role in your undergarments. Bra Lining 101 For bras, “lining” means any extra layers of fabric or padding on the bra cups. This added material can be thick or thin, soft or firm, and...

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What are the Different Breast Shapes?

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What are the Different Breast Shapes?

Sisters, girls, chi-chi’s, Thing 1, Thing 2… Like a snowflake, a fingerprint, and your go-to custom Starbucks order, every pair of breasts (and the cutesy names you call them) is unique.  This can make finding the comfiest and most flattering bra for your bust a challenge, particularly if you’re dissatisfied with the current selection of intimates in your closet. A little-known fact is that in addition to breast size, breast shape also plays a critical role in finding the perfect fit for your bust.  As such, we’ve put together a list of eight different breast shapes and paired each with...

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What Are the Different Bra Types & How Can You Tell?

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What Are the Different Bra Types & How Can You Tell?

There are a variety of bra styles available in the market today—which can be both a blessing (convenience! functionality!) and a curse (too many to choose from!). With so many options, it’s not uncommon to feel baffled when you’re on the hunt for your perfect match, so we’ve narrowed it down to five styles of bras for you to keep in your top drawer. Five Types of Bras to Know Fundamentally, individual bra types are distinguished by three main factors: Sewing structure Style Function The jury is still out on just how many kinds of bras there are out there,...

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What Are Teardrop Breasts?

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What Are Teardrop Breasts?

Your breast size can help determine the perfect type of bra to give you the best support, but did you know that breast shape also plays a factor? From round to conical to side-set, your girls can come in lots of different—but all totally normal—varieties.  Teardrop breasts, characterized by rounded breasts that are slightly fuller at the bottom than they are at the top, are one of the most common breast shapes. Although it’s not talked about as often as bra size, breast shape is an important factor when understanding your breasts. In this short guide, we’ll explain why your...

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