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Poinsettia's Bra Style Guide

Bra-Style-Guide

Poinsettia's team of experts have put together this handy bra style guide to help you choose the bra type that is best for your bust. We're here to help you find your unicorn! 

Full-Cup-Bra-Styles

Full cup bras are ideal for women with a full bust. They offer maximum coverage and superb support making them a practical solution for everyday wear. Full cup bras have a narrower set strap than a Balcony bra style

 

Features 
- Normally a 3 section cup construction for increased capacity sometimes with side support sling
- Full cup coverage for comfort, modesty and support
- Strong side wings offer a more secure fit
- Boned sides for added control
- Additional hook & eyes for secure anchorage and support of the bust

 

 

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Balcony-Bra-Styles

Balcony and Balconette Bras are suitable for most bust shapes. They are great for everyday wear and work well with low neckline tops. 

 

Features
- Most common bra shape. Available in a moulded style as well. 
- Usually a 3 section cup but offers less coverage than a full cup bra style
- Wide set straps expose the neckline, create cleavage and work well on broad shoulders

 

 

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Side-Support-Bras

Side Support Bras are ideal for women with a full bust who prefer a more forward projected shape. These styles offer excellent forward lift for a minimising shape and support. 

 

Features
- 2 or 3 section cup for maximum support
- Side panel for forward projection
- Medium coverage for a lighter look. Most Side Support bras are also balcony cut.
- Strong side wings offer a secure fit
- Sides are boned for added control

 

 

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Plunge-Bras

Plunge Bra styles offer sexy cleavage and firm support. Plunge bras are available in both moulded and soft cup styles and are great for nights out and with low cut tops.

 

Features
- 2 or 3 section cup in a lower cut balcony shape for maximum cleavage
- Less coverage than full cup and balcony styles 
- Wide set straps expose the neckline
- Available in moulded and soft cup styles

 

 

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Half-Cup-Bras

Half Cup Bras offer excellent cleavage and forward projection. Half cup bras are ideal for a small to medium bust sizes and those with petite torso's. They offer light and comfortable support. 

 

Features
- Most often a 2 section cup with a vertical seam 
- Wide set straps expose the neckline and cleavage
- The pull from the straps brings the bust towards the centre
- Available in lightly padded and soft cup styles

 

 

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Sports-Bras

Reduce bounce during exercise in a well fitting sports bra. Available in wired and non wired styles a sports bra will offer the ultimate support during sport. 

 

Features
- Full cup coverage to reduce bounce
- Shapes and supports your bust without compression
- Strong, padded straps for added comfort and support
- Available in wired and non wired styles
- Fabrics wick sweat away from the body to keep you cool and dry

 

 

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Nursing-Maternity-Bras

Having a baby is an exciting and busy time. A well fitting maternity support and nursing bra can help make the first few months more comfortable. Nursing bras are available in both wired and non wired styles, moulded and soft cups. Nursing bras have either a side sling or A frame support to ensure your bust is supported during this time of change. For more information find our helpful nursing bra FAQ here.

 

Features
- Available in wired and non wired styles
- Offers maximum comfort and easy machine wash care
- Nursing bras feature a drop down cup for easy baby feeding access

 

 

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Strapless-Bras

Strapless bras are perfect for sleeveless tops and in summertime when you don't want your bra straps to show. There are strapless styles to suit each bust shape and size.

 

Features
- Offers excellent support when worn with no straps. Remember the band does 80% of the work anyways! 
- Gripper elastic to help the bra stay in place available on most styles
- Detachable straps enabling you to wear  as a mutiway style ( 1 shoulder, racer back, halter) 

 

 

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Bralettes-Non-Wired-Bras

Bralettes offer a light support for all bust sizes. A non wired bra can be worn at night while you're sleeping or when you want a little bit of support but don't want to wear a wired bra. They're pretty too! 

Features
- Light and comfortable
- Available in fashion colours

 

 

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Longline-Bras

Trendy and supportive, a longline bra works best for a small to medium bust. Available in lightly padded and soft cup styles in a wide range of colours and seasonal fashion prints. 

Features
- Designed using the half cup bra shape
- Often a 2 section cup with a vertical seam 
- Longer band to create a smooth back
- Wide set straps expose the neckline and work well for a broad shoulder

 

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