Specialty Bras, Bullet Bras, and Pseudo Bras
Specialty bras are used by women with special needs. Pregnant women, women with newborn babies, and women with ailments and limited mobility and dexterity wear specialty bras to move around more comfortably. While ordinary and conventional bras can still be worn, they are however less convenient for women with special needs.
Arthritis bras are made for women who have arthritis or other ailments that limit dexterity. Women with arthritis usually have difficulty getting dressed by themselves due to the fact that their mobility becomes limited because of their ailment. A regular bra can add to that difficulty. Arthritis bras are therefore a better choice of underwear because they are easier to put on for anyone who has limited dexterity. Arthritis bras may come with front closures and Velcro and large ‘hook n eye’ fastener to make them easier to fasten.
Maternity bras are used by pregnant women. Pregnant women’s breasts are usually different because their breasts get bigger during pregnancy. A good maternity bra should be adjustable and expandable that can provide space for breast growth during pregnancy. A good quality maternity bra should give comfort for pregnant women and its adjustable feature should be flexible enough to be able to adjust to a woman’s changing body.
Nursing bras are used by breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeeding is difficult enough for a woman. And a regular bra is just not going to provide any comfort or convenience for a breastfeeding mother. Nursing bras have drop down cups so that babies can be fed easily when it’s time for them to be fed. A good nursing bra should provide an easy to manage drop down cups so that nursing mothers can conveniently feed their babies anytime, anywhere.
Mastectomy bras are used by women who had undergone breast removal. Most women who have to undergo mastectomy usually lose their confidence and a mastectomy bra may just help them regain their confidence. Mastectomy bras have pockets on the inside which help keep the prosthetic breast in place and simulate the existence of breasts.
Bullet bras are cone shaped bras that have pointed pads and cups. These types of bras have been made famous during the 1940’s up to the 1960’s. Today, however, bullet bras may be a rare undergarment. Bullet bras that does not have thick paddings may still be used by women for their casual or formal undergarment. However, bullet bras with thick paddings may be better suited for costumes.
Pseudo bras look like real bras but are not bras in the true sense. Bras are basically designed to give support and coverage to the woman’s breasts. Shelf bras and peephole bras are brassieres that do not provide support to the breasts. They are used as teasers for women who wish to tease their partners or husbands or as strippers’ outfits.
Shelf bras cover only the lower part of the breasts, leaving the upper part of the breasts exposed. Some may just be made of straps around the breasts without giving them any coverage at all, leaving the whole breasts exposed.
Peephole bras may look like a real bra but it has holes at the center leaving the middle part of the breasts exposed.