Shopping for the perfect bra for everyday wear, a special occasion, or a new outfit? With so many selections available it is sometimes hard to know where to start. This simple guide will introduce you to six outstanding brands of women’s bras, including high-end and average-priced lines. All of these brands have been around for several decades and are on the leading edge of modern fabrics, bra manufacturing technologies, and current fashion trends. They all offer women a comfortable, flattering fit.
Wacoal women’s bras originated many years ago in Japan. Now they are in demand, not only in Japan, but also in Europe and the United States. They are known for their light, technologically advanced fabrics and well-fitting, beautiful designs. Wacoal is so committed to fit that it has developed special collections for petite and full figured women. Wacoal also excels at producing popular styles such as T-backs, push-ups, strapless bras, and sports bras.
Playtex is a very well-known line that is part of American undergarment and bra-making history. It originated in 1932 and has become one of the Hanesbrand apparel lines. Comfort, support, and fit are qualities valued and promoted by Playtex in its well-known bra collections such as Cross Your Heart Bras, Playtex 18 Hour and Playtex Secrets. Playtex has selections to fit every figure, including plus size styles, half sizes, and nursing bras. Their collections are available for browsing and fitting in major department stores.
Hanesbrand Inc. also acquired Bali, another well-established brand of women’s bras. The founders of Bali were pioneers in the development of women’s undergarments. Who would have imagined in 1927 that the hand-sewn creations of an entrepreneurial couple, Sara and Sam Stein, would eventually be sold in major department stores across the United States? Among recent inventions are the S-shaped gel strap and the “no-poke wire” technology for underwires. Bali collections offer a one-stop option to women, young and old, with classic and modern tastes; full and average figures.
If you are looking for French lingerie, Chantelle may be your answer. Chantelle undergarments are available globally. Originating over 100 years ago, Chantelle has kept up with the times, offering styles for older and younger women with diverse tastes and fitting needs. Chantelle has an impressive range of sizes, with some collections including G and H cups. For modern casual and business wear there is a wide range of smooth, seamless selections that can be worn under any outfit.
Maidenform is one of the first American bra designs, originating in New York in the 1920’s. Maidenform garments have evolved over the years, with steady improvements and new styles. Maidenform prides itself in producing intimate wear that is attractive and well-fitting. The Maidenform Lilyette line caters specifically to women who need plus sizes. All bra variations are available from Maidenform-including backless, strapless convertibles, nursing bras, push-ups, sports styles, and back smoothers.
Vanity Fair has been in the business of clothing manufacturing for over 70 years, and has been making women’s bras for over half of this time. Perfect fit is a value reflected in corporate goals. This goal is echoed in the name of one of its leading bra collections called “Fits you Perfectly”. Other bra collection titles reflect the importance of beauty and comfort, such as “Beautiful Benefits”, “Enhance Your Looks”, “Smooth Moves” and “My Satin Fantasy”. Beautiful and trendy selections are made to fit all sizes of women with petite, average, and full figures.