The first pieces of underwear can be traced back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Greece, when it seems their use was widely functional. Women of Crete were and are known to have worn a simple corset that supported their breasts at the base and a very early prototype of the bra, known as a strophium, was in use in Roman times. Brassieres are indisputably an inseparable part of the ladies’ everyday clothing. The variety of bra types, generally classified into everyday bra types and special bra types, is breathtakingly rich. But on the other hand such tremendous choice makes it a real challenge for the ladies to find that perfectly fitting bra. Special bra types are the choice of the ladies who prefer extraordinary outfits. A perfectly fitting bra is the result of careful selection. While fixing your choice on the strapless and convertible bras or sport bras, it is crucial that you don’t go for the model which is in fashion at the moment.
Bra, an informal shortening of the term brassiere, was first introduced in the 1920s. Just as its name changed through the decades, so did its rationale. Bras lifted, enlarged, supported, revealed, and covered women's breasts throughout the decades. By the 1930's, when special bra types came into being, it was recognised that the measurement of the bust and the size of the breasts needed two different scales (A, B. C, D). The first strapless and
convertible bras appeared in 1934, and a little later, underwired bras were worn to give breasts a more substantial silhouette. In the forties padded bras were introduced followed by the push-up bra and a myriad of styles developed including, the balconette bra which lifts the bosom forwards; the classic sheer bra to provide a smooth outline; t-shirt bra with woven cups; as well as sport bras, seamless bras, strapless and shelf bras.
In 1992, Wonderbra - a padded, underwired push-up bra- was launched and took the world by storm. By the late 1990s, the bra or brassiere had became one of the most complex pieces of lingerie, made with up to 43 different components.
Ordinary design bras or termed differently, everyday bra types, have their appeal and their special charm. Such everyday bra types as full support and demi bras are very popular. Everyday bra types perform the primary function of bras, which is supportive one. In contrast to special bra types, which were created for special kind of outfits, everyday bra types fit all kind of circumstances. Full support and demi bras first and foremost provide the external support to the female breasts, while special bra types render a seducing and sexually alluring quality to the breasts.
It is the special bra types that make the figure look more feminine whatever the age. Such special bra types as posture bra, strapless and convertible bras are sure to become a wonderful complement to your underwear stock. There is no wonder that the majority of modern ladies, when asked about their preferences in shopping, would say that it is underwear and lingerie that they absolutely love buying. As regards bras, not only are they available in all the colors imaginable, but also they come in a variety of models and bra sizes. Special bra types are represented by a number of interesting models, to name a few, posture bra, strapless and backless bras. Special bra types are no longer an innovation. Such modifications of the traditional bra design as strapless and convertible bras as well as sports bras give the ladies a great opportunity to look gorgeous in any dress.
It is crucial that the bra of your choice brings out your natural beauty.