Cami Top: Made of microfiber, this camisole-looking shapewear gives a seamless, toned look under knits. It gives very light control and is a perfect solution for sheer, form-fitting tops in order to reveal the least amount of lines or seams.
Clear Straps: A bra with discreet clear straps. Use made out of plastic or vinyl.
Corset: Boned and close fitting. It is almost always hooked and laced. It begins either above or just below the bust and extends down to the waist or below the hips. Usually garters are attached at its base.
Demi Cup: This style offers less coverage for a more provocative cleavage. Ideal for wearing under low cut necklines or skimpy tops. The shoulder straps are also set farther apart. Also called Shelf bra.
Front Closure: A bra that closes in the front with either a plastic barrel closure or a hook and eye closure.
Full Cup: The cup fully embraces the breast creating a V-shape neckline, maximum coverage and support. This style is particularly suited for larger cup sizes and for wearing under clinging tops as it gives a defined shape.
Liquid or Air Filled: A technologically advanced padding that enhances your bust size. Available in wither a liquid or more lightweight air pocket.
Push-up: This style maximizes your cleavage by pushing the breast together and upwards to achieve a full round shape. This type of bra is usually combined with balconette or plunge bra styles, and can be enhanced by padding, gel or air inserts.
Seamed: Any bra that has seams running though the cup. A seamed bra tends to give more support than a seamless bra.
Sports: A combination of comfort and functionality strategically designed to support and protect your breast during exercise. Available in different grades to cater all levels of activity and a wide range of sizes to fit all bust sizes.
Strapless/Bandeau: A bra specially designed to support the breast without the help of straps. When detachable straps are provided this bra can be transformed into a multiway. The bandeau version has concealed underwires or no wires at all.
Teddy: A camisole and panty combined into one piece. It can be fitted to the body or loose.
Triangle: The cup has a triangular shape and can have underwires or no wires. This style is usually only available in smaller cup sizes where the support is minimal.
T-Shirt: Seamless cups provide a supper smooth effect under clinging tops. Choose a padded style to avoid nipple contours and a little more support.
Underwire: Bras with sewn-in molded wiring that runs underneath the breast in each bra cup. This support feature helps to lift, separate and shore up the bustline for better shape and extra support- especially for full-figured women. The underwire can now be a flexible wire, a plastic coated piece of metal, or a molded plastic shape.
Boyshorts: Reminiscent of hot pants, this style brief has legs that come to the top of the thigh. The waist sits low on the hips, and the back has full coverage. It is usually seamed in the center front and back for definition. Worn under hip-hugger style bottoms or short skirts to give a smooth line from waist to hip.
Brief: A panty whose waistband rests at or just below the navel, provides full back coverage, and may have a high-cut leg.
Thong: Ideal for a smooth line under tight pants. If it’s even less coverage you are after, then opt for a G-string with simple strings at the sides and rear.
Lycra: A strong and durable synthetic fiber. It is usually blended with other fabrics to produce a lightweight, stretchy material which holds its shape.
Mesh: A net-like material, often sheer and invisible under clothes.
Microfiber: A fine synthetic fiber with enhanced washability, breathability, and water repellency. It is incredibly soft and comfortable as it fits the body shape well.
Nylon: Very strong and with excellent resilience, this hard wearing fabric was the first ever completely synthetic fiber produced.
Opaque: A fabric which is neither translucent nor transparent.
Polyamide: The alternative name for nylon.
Polyester: A popular fabric used for lingerie as it is strong, stretchy and extremely resilient. Quick Drying.
Rayon: A regenerated cellulose fiber.
Scallop: A decorative edging made up of semicircular curves.
Sheer: A very thin, fine, and transparent fabric.
Spandex: A synthetic fabric with incredibly high elasticity.
Tactel: A form of nylon with a silkier, softer finish. It is also lightweight and quick drying.
Tulle: A fine net of silk, nylon and rayon.
Viscose: The alternative name for rayons