Just in case you weren’t aware a push up bra is a bra that lifts and supports your bust creating a sexy yet feminine cleavage. A push up bra generally makes your breasts look a little larger and they can be suitable for people of any bust size. A push up bra is designed to enhance the bust which can include incorporating padding in the cups of the bra. Many push up bras allow you to take this padding out if you don’t need it. At times when you need a little boost or are simply just going for something a little more dramatic, a push up bra is the right choice for you!
However there are a few things that you should consider before purchasing one!
MAIN FEATURES OF A PUSH UP BRA
Padding – The padding that most push up bras have is what makes your breasts look larger – it adds extra volume making them appear larger and offers extra support helping create cleavage. Different push up bras use different materials in the padding such as gel pads, graduated foam and special lining. Liquid pads are favorable because they look a bit more natural than other materials but these bras are usually a bit more expensive. Some push up bras have the ability to remove the padding which is an excellent feature for those with a larger bust.
Material – Like most other styles of bras, push up brads that are made from basic cotton breathe well but generally do not look as good or as sexy as those made from silk, lace or satin. However it would be recommended to buy every day bras that are made from cotton as they generally last a bit longer. In the end, the choice of material depends mostly on what the wearer finds comfortable.
Contoured Cups – Contoured cups are seamless and give you the ability to wear under an outfit without creating obvious bra lines while still creating shape and cleavage. Contoured cups are extremely comfortable with some, as mentioned above, adding padding which can create extra softness.
Figure-Friendly – Different push up bras provide different levels of coverage depending on your figure. Bra manufactures usually take into account the weight of breasts and designing accordingly. Larger sizes feature an extra piece of material between the cups or extra coverage for added support
STYLES OF PUSH UP BRA
There are a few different styles of push up bra, but which style you decide on depends on what kind of outfit you’re planning on wearing with it and of course what is most comfortable for you.
Demi cup – A demi cup or “half cup” is great for low necklines and showing great cleavage.
Strapless – It is exactly as it sounds as it has no straps making them great for that strapless dress you’ve been dying to wear.
One-strap – This style of push bra is one single strap that goes around your neck, creating a “halter” style.
Racerback – This style features two straps that run criss cross across your back. This can help create cleavage and is an advantage for women with larger busts creating extra support.
GETTING THE CORRECT SIZE BRA
It’s extremely important to know what your correct bra size is as many women wear the incorrect size causing themselves discomfort as well as not offering themselves the best support possible. Considering that you wear your bra for hours every day, even with push up bras so if you’re uncomfortable getting fitted by a professional you can measure yourself at home.
Firstly, to measure your band size, measure yourself just under the bust and around the rib cage. Be sure to hold the tape close to your body but not too tight as this is the number of how the bra band should fit. Record the number of inches to help you find the correct band size in a store – if you’re an odd measurement such as 33.5 inches then round it up to the nearest even number.
To measure your cup size, measure around the fullest part of your bust whilst wearing a supportive bra. Once you have your measurement subtract the band measurement from the bust measurement.
The difference in inches determines the cup size as seen below:
- AA = 0.5-1
- A = 1-1.5
- B = 1.5-2.5
- C = 3-4
- D = 5
- E = 6
- F = 7
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