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Is Bra Fabric a Comfort Factor?

Yes, it does. The bra materials plays an important role in the comfort zone.  Along with a good size and fit, a right style and fabric of a bra should be considered when you go bra shopping. 

Bra designers and engineers give special thoughts on bra features to make sure that women's needs are considered and issues are resolved. The common bra fabrics includes Lycra, cotton, lace, and leather etc..  When choosing the bra material, comfort should be the first in your mind.  Don’t forget that each material has its distinct benefits.  For example, Lycra fabric is the most suitable for making sports bras as the snug fit that Lycra provides is preferred during workouts .

Cotton is perhaps the most comfortable material used in a bra. It’s breathable in addition to being a very soft fabric. However, cotton, when used in some bra styles, may not give you the support and shaping needed.  Although it could be not as sexy or racy compared to other fabrics, it can last much longer than other fancy fabrics.  Cotton bras can also be machine washed.

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Cotton is a good choice for bra inner cup fabric

Polyester and nylon are comfortable and supportive.  You can have them woven to make lustrous satin, luxurious lace, or light microfiber. All these materials are smooth on the skin.  Some bras are constructed with spandex that also provides the comfort of stretch.  The lace material is sexy and very pretty, although it may sometimes irritate the skin.  Some materials need extra care, such as hand washing and air drying, to maintain the shape of the bra, such as the satin fabric, although being a pretty and comfortable material.

Whether under wired or wire free, the bra's material should maximize comfort. Mesh fabric is a nice-looking and breathable material and some bra designs use this material. But women's skin gets easily irritated in this fabric, beside the fact that the mesh fabric does not provide the best comfort and support when used alone and not combined with spandex or cotton.  

Bra shopping, whether at specialty stores or online, should be an exciting experience. This is especially true for younger girls who need their training bras to signify that they are developing into a woman’s body. But buying a bra can be an aggravating experience for confused women who do not know what they should look for in an undergarment.  Hopefully the above information can help, especially in choosing the right material in which your desired bra is made.

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  • Nylone spandex is good for bra?


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