Designing lingerie, although it can be quite diverse, has certain limits. As the colors, fabrics, and materials change, it’s the style that sets the foundation. Below I’ve given a very brief overview of basic bra designs.
SEAM DIRECTION VARIATIONS Vertical 2 piece 3+ piece (split cup pieces) Horizontal 2 piece 3 piece (split lower cup) 3 piece with seamed power bar (4-piece) Diagonal 2 piece 3 piece (split lower cup) 3 piece with seamed power bar (4-piece) Lace upper piece Darted Lace straight across with self strap Cradle
TYPE VARIATIONS Separate Seam at CF Seam under cups Partial Move underwire channeling to cup Gothic arch Slimmer cradle in front Front open Clasp opening, smooth back Straps
STRAP WIDTH VARIATION 1/2” or 3/4” Attach to cup with ring (sliders in front) Attach to cup directly (sliders in back) Self strap with cup fabric (sliders in back) Back band
BACK DESIGN VARIATIONS T-back Straps sewn into seam Straps sewn to top and bottom of back band Leotard Straps sewn on top of curve Closed Front closure