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Buying Bras Online

by: Reno Charlton

The bra is something that all women take for granted these days; a wonderful garment that keeps us well supported and helps our clothes to look really good on us. But bras weren't always around - and even when they were, it wasn't always easy to get hold of one that fit properly!

Ordering Bras Online:

With so many different bra styles to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Several decades ago, buying a bra could be something of a nightmare for many women, for two reasons: firstly, there was not as much choice as there is today - if you had standard sized breasts, then you were okay; however, if you were petite or large in the breast department you had a problem. Secondly, trying to find the right bras was an arduous task that entailed trudging from store to store in the hope of finding someone somewhere that stocked a bra in the right size. Even if you were lucky enough to get a good fit, you often had to settle for something that looked highly unattractive and felt positively uncomfortable.

These days, all this has changed. The development of bras in a wide variety if sizes and styles coupled with the power of the Internet has made it possible for all women to enjoy a wide choice in bra styles, with ordering facilities at their fingertips. The Internet gives you access to a vast range of bras and undergarments from all around the world, so the chances of not finding what you want are slim to none!

Ordering your bra online is really easy. You can browse the various choices from the comfort of your own home, and you will find an array of colours, styles, designers, and sizes. You aren't restricted to buying your bra within opening times as you would be with a bricks-and-mortar shop, and you can shop at any time of the day or night online. The sophisticated software employed by most of the quality sites means that you can make your payment securely and safely online.

Shopping for your bra at the mall means that you are limited to several shops - if you're lucky. So, if you want a standard size white bra with no frills, then you might be okay - that's if they have your size in stock, of course. If they don't, you have to order it and then organise another trip to get it if and when it arrives.

There is no such hassle involved when you order your bra online. You can sit in the comfort of your own home, select from a huge array of colours and styles, find the perfect size, and then place your order. Simple! Your bra will be delivered to your door, so you don't even have to leave the house to get it. And, if there is any problem with fit, you can easily return it and order another size or get a refund.

With the availability of so many bras online, the days of trying to squeeze yourself in to an unsightly or ill-fitting bra are long gone. Whatever size breasts you have, you can enjoy a vast selection of bras to suit every occasion and every outfit. There are colour-coordinated bra and panty sets, backless bras, front-fasteners, back-fasteners, coloured bras, bras with print designs, satin or lace bras... in fact, just about every bra you could think of to suit every taste, size and budget.

As well as saving time and inconvenience by ordering your bra online, you can also save money. Because online retailers generally have far lower overheads than bricks-and-mortar shops, they can afford to offer generous discounts to customers, so you could find the perfect bra at an absolute bargain price.

A Bit of Bra History:

The idea of a bra - although not as we know it today started as early as 2500BC where female warriors in Crete fashioned a garment that uplifted their breasts, pushing them upwards and outwards. Moving forward, women in Greece and Rome began to strap bands around their breasts in order to minimize the size and keep them in place.

In the sixteenth century, corsets became all the rage for women, and these remained the main items of breast control and enhancement for several centuries - not just for the effect they had on the breasts but also for the slimming effect they had on the waist. However, as the centuries went on, corsets became more and more restrictive until it got to the point where they were damaging the internal organs of those that squeezed themselves in to them.

In 1889, a corset-maker known as Herminie Cadolle invented a garment that supported the breasts in the more traditional way that we know today - by the shoulders. This was followed several years later by the patenting of the "breast supporter" by Marie Tucek, a garment that was fashioned very like the bras of today. Then, in 1912 the word brassiere was included for the first time in the Oxford dictionary, and rest is indeed history.

Of course the bra has changed enormously over the years, having been transformed from something that resembled a couple of small sacks with attached straps to the wild and sexy lingerie that we see for sale today. In days long gone, bras were a necessity and that's all they were. However, over the past century all that has changed; Hollywood icons, world-famous supermodels, and top designers have helped to turn the simple bra in to a sexy, figure-enhancing garment that makes us feel as good as it can make us look.

You can now get all sorts of bras, from full-figure bras and nursing bras to backless bras and push-up bras. Whatever type of look you are trying to achieve, there is certain to be a bra type that will serve the purpose. Your breasts can be minimized, maximized, pushed up, shoved out, and even inflated at the touch of a button!

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About The Author
Reno Charlton is an award-winning author and freelance writer from the West Midlands, England. She has written many articles providing consumer information on such topics as plus size full figure bras, nursing and maternity bras, and strapless and backless bras.
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