Bra Fabric Guide
Lingerie Fabric Selections
Embroidery- Like its sister company Prima Donna, Marie Jo Bras are famous for their embroidered details. Marie Jo Bras use embroidery for an added touch of elegance on nearly every part of the bra, including scalloped edges along the cup, over the straps, on the center bridge, even the band. Embroidery can be as simple as miniature flowers or as intricate as "broderie anglaise", a timeless eyelet design.
Guipure- A thick, continuous pattern of lace that often creates a chord or piped appearance. Guipure is most commonly used for detailing on straps and cups, but can also be used as a supportive panel. Guipure is sewn over thin fabric, which is chemically dissolved to reveal the gorgeous, intricate weave.
Lace- Intricate, timeless and beautiful, lace is a detail commonly found on Marie Jo Bras. Lace is woven from cotton, silk or synthetic thread to create an open-weave pattern. Marie Jo Bras usually have two types of lace: bobbin/Chantilly lace, for a highly detailed, outline design or crocheted lace, which creates flowing lines and scalloped edges.
Mesh- Mesh is a fabric used by Marie Jo that is partially sheer and tightly woven. Mesh is a sexy choice but also serves a supportive function. Bra cups constructed with mesh provide a comfortable "give" for the breast tissue. Mesh has light, airy qualities, so it feels cool and dry on the body.
Microfiber/Fiber Fill- Microfiber is most often found on seamless or t-shirt bras. Microfiber is a synthetic fabric, commonly made from a cotton polyester blend. A microfiber bra provides a smooth, sleek feel against the skin and is nearly invisible under clothing. Marie Jo bras made with microfiber fabric are durable and retain their shape. Microfiber wicks moisture away from the body, keeping you cool and dry. Fiber Fill is commonly used for padding in push up bras. Fiber Fill can also be the light lining inside t-shirt bras that conceals the nipple and creates a rounded shape and silhouette.
Padded/Lightly Padded- Marie Jo have contour bras down to a science. Contour fabric is typically thick and used for seamless t-shirt bras. Contour fabric conceals the nipple and shapes the breast into a rounded presentation. Contour fabric is seamless, soft and free of any seaming for a rounded appearance under all fabrics, even form fitting or clingy garments.
Sheer- Sheer fabrics are sexy and functional, showing peeks of skin. Sheer fabrics are typically double reinforced and sewn with complex seams to support and lift the breasts. Most molded bras by Marie Jo use sheer fabrics.
Tulle- Tulle is commonly referred to as netting. Tulle is soft and tightly spun from fine silk, cotton or nylon. Tulle is light and airy and is typically just a piece of a Marie Jo bra's overall construction. Because of its taut qualities, tulle keeps the breast supported and in place.