Different Bra Styles Guide
At Ann Summers, we believe it’s what’s underneath that counts. Want to know your balcony from your plunge? Your demi from your quarter? We don't blame you for feeling a little confused. But you deserve to look and feel your best, which is why we’re here to help you out. So, find the right bra style for you with our in-depth guide.
The effect’s behind the name. Balcony bras have wider straps that lift from the bottom of the cup, giving you just the right boost you need. Looking for a high lift or a fuller bust? Then this style’s the one for you.
Plunge bras offer support from the middle, creating an irresistible lift and eye-catchingly sexy cleavage. Padded and underwired details provide killer cleavage and an extra lift. Want a little more? For super satisfactory results, Triple and Extreme Boost bras instantly give you bigger boobs.
Take The Plunge
Padded T-shirt bras
Who ever said you can’t look hot in a tee? T-shirt bras provide a smooth and seamless finish, while padded ones also lifts, supports and a creates a great deal of shape. All this without the raised detailing that would be visible under clothing.
Multiway bras are essential for any girl's wardrobe. They have multiple straps designed for maximum versatility. Convenient, right? You can switch and re-attach the straps to suit your preference, and you'll still stay in place and get full support from day to night.
You don't want to fuss around with your evening outfit. So, going strapless offers a natural look without unsightly straps poking out.
No Straps, please
Soft and comfortable, non-wired bras give you a gentle lift, subtle support and naturally accentuates your curves, all without any underwiring whatsoever! Better yet, if you have sensitive skin that gets easily irritated by materials or wires, this is the perfect style for you.
When you're hot and curvaceous enough (lucky girl!), you have the luxury to keep things simple with a non-padded bra. They keep you looking au naturel while still providing support and comfort.
Padding? No, thanks!
For something a little sexier...
Pushing boobs together and upwards, push-up bras offer an irresistible cleavage. Made for big or small girls, they’re certainly a must for every woman’s lingerie drawer.
For an ultra-retro feel, longline styles extend even further down your ribcage than regular bras, helping to create a smooth line under your clothes from front to back. They provide a smooth and sculpted shape for a super-flattering finish.
For the downright erotic...
As you can probably tell from the name, quarter-cup bras only cover the bottom-quarter of your breasts, while the underband still offers support for a boost. So, if you want to show off some nipple without going bra-less, this one’s for you.
From semi-sheer lace to kinky strap-covered styles, these bras come in many different designs. Nipple-flashing peepholes instantly show what's underneath.
Want the same advice for your lower region? Then have a look through our knickers style guide.