The undergarment that is worn by women to support their breasts is called a bra. Along with being a utility item, the bra has today become a fashion item too. With the changing social trends, manufacturers have started using many new and novel materials or fabrics for making the bra, which has eventually increased the variety of the garment and the complexity of its available designs in the market these days. To meet the increasing demand for new styles and concepts of bras, the manufacturers have already started making bras that in all the instances are more fashionable and stylish than being a functional piece.
It is not necessary that a bra is worn under every dress; there is a wide variety of garments available in the market like camisoles, tank tops and backless dresses, which are designed with built-in breast support. These garments do not need any separate bras to be worn under them. In simple words, we can say that a bra is today more of a feminine icon than a women s utility item. Earlier, the fabrics like linen, cotton broadcloth, and twill weaves were used for making bras, but now these are made of a wide variety of materials, like satin, Latex, Tricot, jacquard, Spandex and many more. Some of the common picks that women easily make in this section are backless, balconette, convertible, full cup, padded, posture, sheer, strapless, underwire, soft cup, etc.