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Why Today's Bras Are Far From The Ones Your Grandmother Wore

Aug 17, 2007
Depending on how old you are, you may remember your first bra being a plain white cotton one, filled with embarrassing seams that showed through your tops. They closed in the backs and had uncomfortable straps that had you shrugging to adjust them throughout the day. Some of them were cone shaped, giving them a pointed appearance that made it look like your breasts could double as a weapon. Because of their plainness, you probably didn't own that many of them, replacing them only as you got older and your breast size increased or when they became too worn to give you the support that you needed.

Today that has all changed. Plain, utilitarian bras have become a thing of the past. Before, a lingerie drawer may have contained bras, panties and stockings. Now bras have become so stylish that they often warrant their own drawer in order to accommodate the number of them that are owned. Now bras come in so many shapes and sizes that they are a fashion unto themselves.

The pushup bra has become widely popular among women who have small breasts. Large breasts have always been coveted by women because of the sexual appeal they have to so many men. Many tops and dresses are designed to show healthy amounts of cleavage that the smaller breasted women could never before hope to have. The pushup bra creates the effect of a larger, fuller bust line and allows these women to now have the cleavage that before they could only covet.

Strapless bras are another great addition, thanks to the many tops and dresses that have spaghetti straps or are strapless themselves. Tube tops have come back in fashion and without a strapless bra, they can not be worn without some sort of jacket or top to cover the bra straps. Since this is a summer fashion wearing one demands that you also wear a strapless bra. No woman wants to be seen wearing a jacket when it 90 degrees outside.

Another great addition to bras types are the seamless ones. No longer do you have to worry about having a big, visible seam going across your chest when wearing your favorite tank top or sweater. These bras are made with foam and designed in such a way that there are no seams that can be displayed and ruin the look of your top.

For clothing that is designed to show a so much skin that not even a strapless bra will work with them, you can now get bras that are little more than stick-on cups. They come in two pieces, each to be worn on one breast and have an adhesive that keeps the piece in place so that support is maintained.
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Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as hot lingerie at http://www.hotlingeriesuperstore.com
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