A cami or camisole is a sleeveless undergarment previously worn as a negligee but it is now a versatile piece of clothing in women’s wardrobes. A camisole gives a seamless look under layered clothing, or it can be worn by itself. Often, camisoles feature a shelf bra to support the breast during activity.
The center gore is another term for gore. The gore is the fabric panel that connects the cups at the front center of a bra. The size of the gore will depend upon the style of the bra. Typically, the larger the gore the more supportive the bra is. A lower, smaller gore will offer more cleavage for clothing with low necklines.
The center panel is another term for the gore. The gore is the fabric panel that connects the cups at the front center of a bra. The size of the gore will depend upon the style of the bra. Typically, the larger the gore the more supportive the bra is. A lower, smaller gore will offer more cleavage for clothing with low necklines.
A certified organic product means that the product has documentation to prove that it is organically produced from start to finish.
A chemise is a long A-line-style sleeveless undergarment that is loosely fitting.
A nursing clasp is a two-part clip in which the top piece is attached to the bra at the top of the cup and strap area and the bottom piece is attached to the top of the cup that flips down. These easy open plastic clips can be used one handed. These are also called nursing bra clips, maternity bra clasps, or maternity bra clips.
Cleavage is the cleft between a woman’s breasts and is revealed by a garment with a low neckline. A lower gore on a bra will offer more cleavage. Bras with under-breast padding will push up the breasts to enhance a woman’s cleavage.
Comfort straps are wider than normal and are typically lined or have light padding. Comfort straps are great for larger breasted woman and sport bras as they provide maximum comfort and support by evenly distributing the weight of the breast. Women who have experienced discomfort from normal bra straps will benefit from comfort straps.
A contour or contoured bra has a shaped cup that is padded or lined. Contoured bra cups will hold their shape even when not being worn. Contoured bras are similar to molded bras, except that molded bras may not be padded or lined and are usually not as structured. A contoured bra often has varying depths of padding to lift the breast in certain areas. They also provide coverage and control.
A cookie is a padded insert that is added to the bra cup for breast support. Cookies are often removable or can be purchased separately for adjustable enhancement.
A soft fiber obtained from the seedpod of the cotton plant and one of the major fashion fibers in the fabric industry.
A crossover bra is a wirefree design that creates an “x” in the center front to provide gentle shaping and support of the breasts. Crossovers are typically worn as a sleep or leisure bra.