A t-shirt bra is your best lingerie friend! It is typically a kind of seamless cup bra. The cups are designed to not show any lumps, bumps, or textures through your clothing – even when worn under the most form-fitting t-shirt or tee. But what makes it truly different from other kinds of bras?
We break it down:
T-shirt bras and regular bras can both have padding because padded cups help serve 2 functions:
- For petite women, thicker padding at the bottom gives lift and shape.
- Padding also helps prevent nipples showing through.
This is another ‘yes and no’ area across t-shirt bras and regular ones. Whether you opt for underwire or not is down to personal comfort and level of definition and support required. Some T-shirt bras have moulded cups instead of underwire.
All bras (including t-shirt bras) can come in a variety of styles, balconettes, strapless, plunge-necked, bralettes, and full-coverage. Not all t-shirt bras have to be boring!
Regular bras can come with horizontal, vertical, or diagonal seams. Horizontal seams help with a conical definition and projection, whereas vertical and diagonal seams help with lift and support.
You’ll never find seams in a t-shirt bra. That would defeat its very purpose, which is to provide a smooth finish under a fitted t-shirt.
So there you have it, the one definite characteristic that tells a t-shirt bra apart from others is smooth, seam-free cups.