Padded and Lightly Padded Bra - These seamless T-shirt bra styles are lightly padded and constructed with various fabrics and thickness. This contouring helps to conceal the nipple and shapes the breast. Padded bras offer a soft, rounded appearance. They can conceal asymmetry of the breast and breast that have lost tone. Often these seamless bras have an underwire that helps to deliver an excellent lift.
Demi Cup Bra - Demi literally means “half” in French, and Demi Bras represent this concept well. A demi bra is a sexy bra and constructed to cover the nipple leaving the upper bust exposed. This style bra most often has a vertical seam in the center. Demi Bras are sometimes referred to as Balconnet Bras, but there are slight differentiations. Balconnette bras often have a more diagonal seam, both act to shelve the breasts and feature widely set straps for a more open neckline. View our full selection of Demi Bras.
Full Cup Bra - Full Cup Bras eliminate cleavage by containing all of the breast tissue inside the bra cup. Full cup bras can have an underwire or be a non-wire bra. The true function of a full cup bra is to deliver absolute support, lift and containment of the breast. Anytime a seam is added to a bra it increases the support and lift of a full cup bra. Some styles get around this by the type of fabric used. For example; satin, strong tulle and guipure fabrics can deliver a smooth appearance. They are seamless T-shirt full cup bras and options if you need maximum lift and support without a seam.
Molded Cup Bra - Molded Cup Bras have a soft cup and take to the natural shape of the body. Molded Cup Bras do not feature a lining or padded layer as you expect from a typical contour cup t-shirt bra. Marie Jo Molded Cup Bras have seams sewn into the cup that direct breast tissue into place. Molded Cup Bras do a fantastic job of lifting, centering and shaping the breasts, typically in a sexy sheer or mesh fabric with embroidery.
Multi-Positional/Convertible Bra - Multi-Positional Bra allows for optional position for the bra straps to be adjusted according the requirements of your wardrobe. The straps can be configured on the body in the following options. The conventional position, halter position, X-back (racer back) and sometimes the straps maybe completely removed and clear straps can be substituted. Here are a few examples you may want to try. The Marie Jo Avero multi-positional contour bra style# 10-0416.
Nursing Bra/Maternity Bra - Designed to aid in breastfeeding, Nursing Bras feature a detachable clasp on the top of the cups that create the ease to access the nipple for feeding. Often these nursing bras are referred to as maternity bras and feature a flexible cup as the breast expands and contracts during pregnancy and nursing.
Padded Bra/Push Up Bras - This style bra is sexy and functional. The enhance pads or lining of the padded bra increase bust size and cleavage of your natural breast. The padded bras have thicker lining than regular contour bra. Some padded bras move into the graduated padding which is thicker at the base of the cups and tappers at the top to create a natural silhouette. This type of bra often referred to as a push up bra moves the breast up and also gently delivers enlargement. For this style see the example below. We recommend the 010-0147, Padded Push up Bra from the Marie Jo Avero Collection.
Plunge Bra – Plunge bras create a deep "V" presentation and increase cleavage. These bras are often considered sexy bras construction to position the breast to the center and lift with support from an underwire. These deep plunge bras are the perfect choice for a low neckline wardrobe. The fabric for the plunge bras can be beautiful fashion lace that will have seams, or seamless everyday T-shirt plunge bras as exampled below.
Seamless T-shirt Bra - Often referred to as a T-Shirt Bra, Seamless Bras offer a simple, smooth presentation that is virtually invisible under clothing. Color is important if you desire the presentation to be invisible under light or white tops. We suggest nude, skin, cognac or café. The styles can be contoured of molded. View our full selection of Seamless Bras here.
Sports Bras/Athletic Bras - Designed to offer the appropriate amount of support during exercise, sports and other physical activity; available in multiple levels of support from light (best for yoga or pilates) to maximum (best for high impact activities); Marie Jo Bras provides several sports bra options for full busted women.
Strapless Bra - Strapless Bras are necessary for any clothing that does not provide straps or sufficient coverage to hide a traditional bra; these bras are usually sold with removable straps that increase the versatility of the bra. An underwire with a strapless bra is important to deliver support and lift. Strapless bras are a must-have to complete your bra collection.
Underwire Bra - Underwire Bras have a wire built into the underside of the cup which is intended to lift, separate, shape and provide additional support; we recommend Underwire Bras for fuller busted women in order to minimize discomfort and maximize lift.