There are a variety of different types of sexy bras that are available on the market today, which help make women feel confident in themselves.
One of the main stays of the sexy bra market is the shelf bra that is just plain pretty. The breasts rest on a shelf composed of an under wire and a mini cup that is similar to any bra with the top half to two- thirds removed, which leaves the breast exposed from about the nipples up. While the bra offers some support, it is not suggested for large breasted women as it does not offer sufficient support. On the other hand, it allows the breasts to be exposed, which is an essential element for any sexy bra. These shelf bras are worn under a blouse or sweater, which make the breasts appear larger and are supported to help give the woman the cleavage that she desires as it does the double duty of pushing the breasts together and upwards. This exposes the breasts in a common element of most sexy bras as showing cleavage is a major part of wearing a sexy bra.
The term push up bra is used to describe a wide range of bras from under wire bras to padded bras. The push up in bras refers to the natural benefit of wearing a bra, and breast, depending on their size, will tend to sag the larger they get. Bras support the breasts and the addition of under wires and pads add to the push up effect. Push up bras are distinguished from other bras as they tend to be designed and cut to expose the breasts in between the breasts to give a sexier, more youthful, perky, and firm look. Sexy could be synonymous with the terms full figured, busty, perky, youthful, or many other terms when it comes to referring to a woman's appearance and her breasts.
These bras make up a small, but increasingly growing portion of the market. Many would ask what is the point of having a woman's nipples exposed while wearing a bra, but for many women, if not most, are raised to believe that exposing ones nipples or even the effect of having hard nipples is to be hidden or disguised. The peek-a-boo bras are designed for those women or men who do not agree with this belief as these bras generally have under wires and some padding, with the only difference being the lack of covering over the nipples.
The sheer bra is a staple of the sexy bra market. Sheer fabric with a Lycra spandex blend allows the bra to stretch and hug the breasts, while being see through and not covering or hiding the breasts, which is its sex appeal. Virtually, every bra maker offers sheer bras with some of them being adorned with embroidery, while others are not. The use of under wires allows the sheer bra to offer support to the breast, although not as much as fabrics that are stiffer and not quite as supple.
These bras make it into the sexy bra category as they are examples of where the sexy bra industry has evolved. The addition of these bras with either water, gel, or silicone inserts will allow the wearer to have the appearance of larger breasts that look and feel like real breasts. As with all evolutions, there have and are problems, because the water bras can leak and gel and silicone bras can get heavy to the wearer. Women were advised not to wear gel bras as airport authorities warned that they could be used by terrorists to carry explosives or other bomb making material.
Generally, full coverage bras are not considered sexy bras as they tend to cover the entire breast and offer comfort and support over sex appeal. It is not possible to completely define what is or is not sexy in the bra market, but most would agree that sexy bras are skimpier and more revealing and colorful than foundation bras, which are designed to be unseen and designed to be worn for hours on end. Perhaps that is the distinction that sexy bras are designed to be seen and worn for the shortest time possible.