8 Best Bra Types: A go-to Guide

At Victoria’s Little Bra Shop it’s our job to help you understand all the different bra types. Whether you’re after a bra for a particular dress or looking for something to create a cleavage, our go-to bra style guide will help you choose the perfect piece of lingerie.

Here are eight of the most common types of bra, and what key features you should be looking out for. Remember different styles can overlap. For example, a full cup can also be an underwired bra, a contour can also be a plunge bra etc.

Infographic 8 Best Bra Types: A go-to Guide

Decided what bra style you need? Here are our favourites you can find online and in store:

Full cup bra

PrimaDonna Deauville – Our bestselling full cup bra, the PrimaDonna Deauville provides optimum support and comfort. It’s an everyday bra like no other.

Empreinte Melody – This seamless bra is an ideal t-shirt bra for larger busted ladies who prefer non-padded.

Balcony bra

b.tempt’d Ciao Bella – A beautiful, feminine bra that’s as sexy as it is comfortable – ideal for everyday or special occasions.

PrimaDonna Twist A La Folie – This stunning padded balcony bra is the perfect choice for those with a fuller bust.

Plunge bra

Freya Deco – Your new favourite everyday plunge bra, the Freya Deco has a smooth cup, subtle padding a deep plunge shape for an enviable cleavage.

Strapless/multiway bra

b.tempt’d Faithfully Yours – This strapless bra is an essential for any wardrobe, with some added padding to boost your cleavage.

Marie Jo Avero – The straps of this delicately feminine bra are adorned with daisies, and they can be worn as regular straps or as a halter neck – win-win!

Contour bra

Marie Jo Jane – A beautiful choice for an everyday bra. The smooth, contoured cups are ideal for wearing under t-shirts, while the delicate lace around the band adds the perfect feminine touch.

Wacoal Embrace Lace – This gently padded tshirt bra that’s both pretty and practical. Best of all, the full coverage provides optimum support all day long.

Underwired bra

Wacoal Embrace Lace Underwire Bra – Featuring striking contrasting embroidery, this beautiful non-padded bra provides exceptional support with a truly glamorous feel.

Wacoal Lace Perfection Average Wire Bra – This stunning bra offers firm yet comfortable support support around the band, while the full cup ensures optimum coverage and shape.

Soft cup bra

Wacoal Basic Beauty – This non-wired bra has lightly padded cups and a wide band to lift and shape your bust. While the plunge cup makes it ideal for low-cu tops.

Royce Grace – Our best-selling non-wired bra. The Grace bra has high cotton content for extra comfort and full coverage for extra support.


b.tempt’d Lace Kiss – With all-over lace, no wires and a longline shape, the Lace Kiss is a unique addition to any lingerie collection.

B.tempt’d Ciao Bella Bralette – Sexy and sensual, this bralette boasts gentle padding, a flattering balcony shape and a longline band.