A custom bra is a tailor made undergarment specifically designed to fit the breast support needs of a woman. Customized bras are generally made-to-order from professional bra makers and are typically quite expensive. However, the quality of individual fit provided by these products generally is worth the increased cost of manufacturing.
This resource section provides insight on custom-made bras, as well as many other means of enhancing the breasts while dressed.
Custom Made Bra Requirements
Custom fitted bras are not usually needed by women with a typical breast size and profile. However, many women have special bodily needs which necessitate a specially made bra.
Very large breasts are the most common reason why women seek individually tailored bras. A well made bra, with a customized fit, is essential for providing the extra support that large-breasted women so desperately need.
Other common reasons for specially-made bras include severe breast asymmetry or a congenital/developmental condition, such as severe polymastia or unilateral hypoplasia.
Custom Bra Topics
Sports bras can restrain mammary movement during physical activity for greater comfort and support.
Breast reduction bras, also known as minimizing bras, do not actually make breasts smaller, but do effectively minimize their projection for a more demure look. Reduction bras are more effective with some breast sizes and shapes than others.
Padded bras can make breasts appear to be larger and fuller.
Bra fitters are experts in finding the right size for each woman.
Bras made to order are expensive, but can provide a custom fit that can not be matched by an off-the-rack bra.
Breast forms can simulate breasts inside a bra for post-mastectomy patients and transgender individuals.
Enhancing cleavage can be accomplished surgically, but is much easier to do using a special bra. Optimizing décolletage is easy to learn and this is a very good thing, since exposing décolleté always makes a fashion statement.
Custom Bra Makers
Bra makers are specially trained to fit the needs of every woman. These clothing experts will measure the bust in several locations and design the ideal undergarment to cater to each specific anatomical parameter.
From formal wear to sporting wear, a tailed bra will be the best fit available, regardless of any special circumstances of the anatomy.
Customized bra makers are not common, but provide a truly invaluable service for women with highly personal breast support needs. It is always worth the cost of consultation, fitting and manufacturing a tailored bra, since no other undergarment bought off-the-rack can provide such a perfect fit and feel.
Custom Bra Tips
Bra makers should be seen in person and generally do their best work when actually measuring a client directly.
Beware of mail-order or internet-order bras which require you to measure your own breasts. These companies might provide good service manufacturing the bra at a reduced cost, but simply cannot offer the truly custom fit of a real-life bra maker measuring you in person.
Custom fit bras will be a considerable investment, but they should last for many years with proper care. Additionally, they might help to make the burden of exceptionally large breasts, or abnormal breasts, easier to bear while you consider a more permanent surgical solution.