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A Guide to Different Bra Styles

Bras; what wonderful creations! So many sizes, colours, styles and whatever else you can imagine fill our wardrobes at any given time. With so much variety in the world, why settle for the same standard white bra day in and day out? Why not indulge in something a little more unique? Something that can boost your confidence and make you feel sexy in one fell swoop?

For anyone new to the luxury lingerie, in particular, we here at Dolci Follie know that there can be a number of new and exotic new terms to learn. Especially when it comes to the different bra styles, as there are actually many more styles than the simple strapless, plunge or other familiar styles that you may already be aware of.

So, here’s a little introduction to a couple of bra styles you may not have heard of yet and why they should be the newest addition to your lingerie collection!

Balconette

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Designer made and perfect for the modern pin-up girl, this is a bra that exudes femininity in every stitch. This style works on the basis that it’s a little more revealing, but still perfectly wearable for your everyday needs. The height of the cups are shorter and the straps wider set, perfect to keep hidden away even with the most plunging of necklines. It’s also a style that can pull off most looks, so you will find it in most modern collections!

Take the La Naissance d’Venus Black Balconette Bra from I.D. Sarrieri, for example. The look is electrifying, with dainty crochet that flatters the delicate silk details. A touch of illusion tulle finishes the piece with a flourish.

Harness Bra

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Next, we have the harness bra, which is less of a style and more of a statement. A very intimate trend dating back to around 2014 or so, it has left many questioning whether it’s even a bra at all. Well, ignore the naysayers because this is a legitimate wardrobe necessity. Best of all, it looks great whether you choose to wear it and bare all or if you prefer to make a statement above the rest of your clothing.

A good example of this type of bra comes from Something Wicked and their tantalising Annabel Harness Bra – a particular favourite of that collection. A little cheeky and a lot seductive, this is really a piece to get the heart racing. With delicate French Chantilly lace inserts just below the bust, for astonishing emphasis, the piece is then finished with gold harware and elastic for comfort whilst wearing.

The perfect bra for anyone wanting to indulge their naughty side.

And One More…

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While not a particular style, the fashion bra is a particular delight as it can vary from designer to designer. If there is one bra style that truly borderlines on being art, then it is without a doubt the fashion bra. Parah’s Odette Blue Fashion Bra is a fantastic example of this, giving you the look of the harness bra with the support you need in your day to day life. Also a perfect stepping stone to trying out a more risque style without taking the full plunge.

Here at Dolci Follie, we have bras galore and something to fit every woman. If these delights aren’t taking your fancy, then shop the rest of the collection for something that’s begging to be part of your wardrobe.