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non molded bra - What Is A Non-Molded Bra And Do I Need One?

Looking for a new bra? When you’re shopping for lingerie, you may come up against one tricky little stumbling block – the descriptions. If you don’t know your molded bras from your non-molded ones, choosing some new lingerie can be quite challenging.

Let’s take a look at what a non-molded bra is and why you might need one.

What is a Non-Molded Bra?

First of all, you need to know that “non-moulded” refers to the cups of the bra (or bodysuit or babydoll). A molded bra has a layer of padding in the cups of the bra, which helps to ‘mold’ your breasts into a rounded shape, making them look more symmetrical and full. Often enough, you will find that the padding is thicker in this type of bra and that the shape it gives you in your breasts is extremely defined. There is a level of contouring offered here.

On the other hand, a non-molded bra does not have the layer of padding (which can be anything from a thin lining to a thick foam cup with graduated push-up padding) that you would find with a molded bra. That means that it gives you an altogether more natural look and that you don’t get the same rounded shape. Many everyday bras – such as bralettes and wireless bras – come in a non-moulded style that won’t add bulk to your bustline.

Additionally, the cups of molded bras are shaped on a machine (shown here). With a non-molded bra, the cups are made of pieces of fabric sewn together by hand. Three-part cup bras and four-part cup bras are examples of non-molded bras. Non-molded bras can also be single-part cups (like a simple triangle bralette) and two-part cups as well.


Related: Should I Wear Molded Bras Or Non-Molded Bras?


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Cora Unlined Longline Bra P5632 | Cora Bikini P5633 in Blush Pink

Why Should You Invest In A Non-Molded Bra?

When you’re looking for an at once natural and casual style of lingerie, having a non-molded option in your pocket is certain to be the way to go. This small and simple piece is ideal when you’re out and about as it doesn’t have too much structuring and is still highly supportive.

Of course, when you’re buying your bra, you should consider what style suits your wardrobe and what clothes you may wear with it. Knowing this simple thing could make all the difference. When you keep these things in mind, finding a bra that will work with the things you already have couldn’t be more straightforward.

Final considerations

Now that you’ve got the inside scoop on what a non-molded bra is, it’s time to get shopping and find the ideal one for you. Use this guide as a starting point, but make sure that you do your own research too. It may also help you to get a second opinion from an expert. By booking yourself an appointment with a fitter, you can be 100% sure that you get the correct bra for you and your body shape.


Related: 5 Reasons Why You Should Shop Local Lingerie Stores Instead Of Victoria’s Secret


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Ciara Bralette P5711 | Ciara Bikini P5713 in Surf

We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Briana Unlined Wire Bra P5672 | Briana Highwaist Brief P5675 in Black Floral

Featured image lingerie:
Enora Minimizer Bra P5272 | Enora Bikini P5273 in Raspberry

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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