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Strapless Bra, the most complex bra of all

Strapless bra

Some outfits don’t accept a bra other than a strapless bra; designs such as naked shoulders, long back cleavages and deep V necks with small side straps are some examples of dresses where a strapless bra is mandatory, otherwise the straps will be visible, something that no ones wish.

Of all available models, strapless bra is the more complex because it needs to give enough support and shaping to the breasts without one critical component such as straps.

To do so a strapless bra depends of fabrics strength, internal reinforcement, wider bands and center pieces, and specially designed, reinforced underwires; on this regard if straps are expendable, underwires are the keystone for a perfect strapless bra design.

Strapless bra underwires are longer and thicker than usual, with a curvature more pronounced than usual to encircle the whole breast, providing extra support and preventing slippage; in addition internal reinforcements and anti slippage silicone like bands enhance cup adherence to the breast skin to allow maximum shaping.Strapless Bra

However any of the aforementioned would be useless without a proper supporting point and here it is when extra wide bands as well short but wider center pieces come into the game; their design is critical to provide enough support not only to the cups but also to the breasts.

Regardless all the technology behind a strapless bra, women wearing one, need to pull it up time to time, especially when very active; something that could be found inconvenient by some people.

Strapless bras are a good choice almost for every woman but they fit better on firm, self supported breasts; on the other hand breasts requiring a cup size larger than G have not enough support and rendering a strapless bra inconvenient; when this occurs a strapless long line bra (a combination of a strapless with a long line bra) will be a good choice because the extra layer of fabric on the chest and upper tummy will diminish slipage and will help to provide extra support.

Despite of being a very sexy piece of lingerie some women are not enthusiastic about investing their money on a strapless bra or are concerned about if it will fit good. In such cases a good option is a convertible bra that can be uses a strapless bra too.

With a convertible bra used as strapless it’s possible to evaluate if we are done for a strapless bra and if not, we always may put the straps back and use the bra the usual way, avoiding to invest money on a piece of apparel that won’t be used any longer.

After trying the convertible bra without straps, if there’s no major issues, it’s always possible to move forward to strapless bra with more confidence.

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A sport bra when on the move!

Sport bra

If you are an active woman practicing workout regularly and even if you practice sports time to time, probably the excessive breasts movement during sport activities and training is something you have previously experienced.

For sure that’s far from be convenient, in addition excessive breasts movement is able to weaken Coopeer’s ligament as well other breast support elements leading to permanent sagging, a major aesthetic concern.

On the other hand constant breasts movement, especially during high impact training may lead to embarrassing situations such as a breast slip!

With all the aforementioned in mind, bra designers found a solution to allow women to be active without concerning about excessive breast movement: a sport bra.

Part as result of modern engineering and design and part because of new, modern materials, a sport bra is able no only to minimize but also eliminate at all breasts movement during training.

A wider, full coverage cup plus wider bands, tight clasps and sometimes even underwires are the key of success.

Regarding style, there are three main sport bra types:

1.  Compression sport bra

It acts compressing the mammary gland as much as possible towards the chest; a very effective way to immobilize the tissue but not the most convenient, especially with large size boobs.

2. Sport bra working by encapsulation

This type of bra plys no compression over the mammary tissue but it acts as a shieldA sport bra instead. All the fabrics and parts of the bra are intended to provide full coverage to the breasts in order no minimize movement. Each component have extra strength to fix boobs on their position. Perhaps it’s the best choice for big sized breast or those women who wouldn’t wish to look “flat” while training.

3. Mixed sport bra

A combination of compression/encapsulation technologies; it’s becoming the most popular because it gives to users the “best of both worlds”.

Regardless of the type, almost all modern sport bra may be used as a top or with a t-shirt; in fact many of them are intended to be worn without any additional clothes at the torso such as the sport bra used by runners.

Another detail to be aware of is the sport intensity the sport bra was designed to work with; hence depending of the physical activity intensity a different sport bra will be needed. They are available from low intensity to high intensity grades and most of times, very active sport women requires different intensity grades to fit all their requirements.

A sport bra must be present on every woman’s wardrobe, especially now on the fitness era; however it’s important to remember that they are not intended to be used daily for activities not related to sports, otherwise medical problems could arise from constant compression and lack of movement; in addition remember that they are not designed to add volume or provide padding, thus if that’s what you need, try another specialized design.

Now it’s time to train! Sport bra colors and models are plenty, just let’s go shopping and find the perfect sport bra for you!

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Some tips about the healthier undies

Cotton Undies are the Healthies Underwear

Yes, it’s true, going out for shopping looking for undies nowadays is nothing but a challenge because it’s necessary to choose not only the perfect style for us and our outfit, but also because choosing the proper fabric and style may be the difference between healthy intimate parts or many problems down there.

Of course that using a particular style or fabric time to time will have no impact on the health but usually people tend to have their “favorite undies style” and if this is not the healthier one, problems might arise from daily use.

First thing to evaluate is model, and usually the sexiest ones tend to be the most dangerous, hence thongs are the usual suspect! This doesn’t mean to avoid using them at all, but not daily since their continuous use is associated to skin rashes and even an increase on vaginal infections because the binding part between the front and rear becomes a bridge for bacteria starting to go from the anus going towards the intimate parts.Heatlhy Underwear

Moreover, if fabrics are considered, thongs and many other sexy lingerie style are usually built up with synthetic materials such as nylon or polyester, increasing the risks for the health.

Regarding fabrics there are two main issues to consider; the first one is that some people develop skin rashes after synthetic materials skin contact; some of them do it because of allergies while some others because of just contact without any allergic reaction involved.

On the other hand, synthetic fabrics are less breathable than natural materials ones, hence the conditions for yeasts infections are perfect when synthetic materials are used on a daily basis: increased wet, heath and lack of light; just a yeasts paradise!

Of course wearing a synthetic undie time to time won’t kill anyone but it’s necessary to avoid daily use; furthermore daily changes of style and fabrics are recommended because this behavior allows that different skin areas are in touch with the underwear everyday while some others “rest” from contact; in addition the use of different fabrics avoid problems aroused from the continuous use of a particular one.

At the end of the day balance is the key and even when classic cotton briefs are the healthiest option, they are not the most suitable option for all outfits, hence a lady’s wardrobe requires of multiple undies models and fabrics in order to allow her to keep a sexy look but also a healthy intimate area.