A Guide to Different Bra Styles

Bras; what wonderful creations! So many sizes, colours, styles and whatever else you can imagine fill our wardrobes at any given time. With so much variety in the world, why settle for the same standard white bra day in and day out? Why not indulge in something a little more unique? Something that can boost your confidence and make you feel sexy in one fell swoop?

For anyone new to the luxury lingerie, in particular, we here at Dolci Follie know that there can be a number of new and exotic new terms to learn. Especially when it comes to the different bra styles, as there are actually many more styles than the simple strapless, plunge or other familiar styles that you may already be aware of.

So, here’s a little introduction to a couple of bra styles you may not have heard of yet and why they should be the newest addition to your lingerie collection!

Balconette

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Designer made and perfect for the modern pin-up girl, this is a bra that exudes femininity in every stitch. This style works on the basis that it’s a little more revealing, but still perfectly wearable for your everyday needs. The height of the cups are shorter and the straps wider set, perfect to keep hidden away even with the most plunging of necklines. It’s also a style that can pull off most looks, so you will find it in most modern collections!

Take the La Naissance d’Venus Black Balconette Bra from I.D. Sarrieri, for example. The look is electrifying, with dainty crochet that flatters the delicate silk details. A touch of illusion tulle finishes the piece with a flourish.

Harness Bra

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Next, we have the harness bra, which is less of a style and more of a statement. A very intimate trend dating back to around 2014 or so, it has left many questioning whether it’s even a bra at all. Well, ignore the naysayers because this is a legitimate wardrobe necessity. Best of all, it looks great whether you choose to wear it and bare all or if you prefer to make a statement above the rest of your clothing.

A good example of this type of bra comes from Something Wicked and their tantalising Annabel Harness Bra – a particular favourite of that collection. A little cheeky and a lot seductive, this is really a piece to get the heart racing. With delicate French Chantilly lace inserts just below the bust, for astonishing emphasis, the piece is then finished with gold harware and elastic for comfort whilst wearing.

The perfect bra for anyone wanting to indulge their naughty side.

And One More…

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While not a particular style, the fashion bra is a particular delight as it can vary from designer to designer. If there is one bra style that truly borderlines on being art, then it is without a doubt the fashion bra. Parah’s Odette Blue Fashion Bra is a fantastic example of this, giving you the look of the harness bra with the support you need in your day to day life. Also a perfect stepping stone to trying out a more risque style without taking the full plunge.

Here at Dolci Follie, we have bras galore and something to fit every woman. If these delights aren’t taking your fancy, then shop the rest of the collection for something that’s begging to be part of your wardrobe.

The Perfect Pair to Heat-Up Your Summer Romance

Whether you’re jetting off on holiday to an exotic location, or having a staycation with an impromptu road trip to make the most of the rare British sunshine, summer is the perfect time for a break. Especially if that means spending time with someone you love. Or, perhaps even meeting your next love? Never say never, after all!

If you’re planning a weekend away with your partner or otherwise, you’re probably putting a lot of thought into what you’ll wear under your clothes or by the pool. It’s a very important decision and one you shouldn’t rush into. A romantic getaway can be a great time to try something new and it’s always fun to experiment a little with our lingerie, as even a small change can give you a sexy boost that makes your getaway plans even more special.

Whatever your summer romance plans, here’s a quick guide to help you discover a pair for those romantic getaways.

Half Cup or Demi Bras

Looking for a look that is flirty, yet still classy? Then a half-cup – or demi – bra is the perfect little piece for you. This partial-cup bra style covers up to half or three-quarters of the breast. Designed to give an uplift, this style is perfect for showing off a little more cleavage, leaving you feeling confident and flirty.

A good example of this style comes from I.D. Sarrieri and their Colette Underwire Half Cup Bra. It has a classic style, with a striking orchid colour palette, making it the perfect undergarment for any outfit. But, the half cup just gives it that little extra touch of sexiness. Making it an ideal confidence boost even as it supports you through a busy workday.

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Alternatively, you can also turn up the heat by choosing a demi bra style in beautiful leather, where the cups provide shape and support so you feel as amazing as you look. Pair this bra with a black suspender thong or simple black lace briefs.

Cut-Out Swimwear

Perhaps one of the biggest swimwear trends this year, cut-out styles is sure to make you feel confident and sexy on the beach or lounging by the pool. Make the trend work for you with subtle (or not-so-subtle) cutouts in your bikini top, or with a stylish low-cut open back swimsuit. Take the Fleur of England Paradise Print Cut Out Swimsuit, for example. It’s bright, light and with just that little touch of flirty, making it just the right thing whether you’re at the beach or just down at your local pool.

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And it has the extra benefit of making you feel like you’re on holiday even when you’re not.

Feeling even more adventurous? For a style that’s a little more daring, and one that will really turn up the heat, choose a brightly coloured bikini or swimsuit with daring cage-strap detail across the breast area. This look would work well with some high cut bikini bottoms, or a plain sarong for beach-to-bar glamour.

Whether you want to turn up the heat in the bedroom or on the beach this summer, the varied and tantalising collection on offer here at Dolci Follie is bound to have what you are looking for. So, what are you waiting for? Shop the full selection now and find the summer heat you have been missing.

The Midas Touch: Gold Goddess Collection from Loveday London

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Boudoir lingerie experts Loveday London have given their latest offerings the Midas touch, creating the gorgeous, glimmering Gold Goddess collection.

The stunning new collection features exquisitely elaborate embroidered lace on a barely-there sheer tulle background, decorated with delicate beaded detailing. The shimmering gold lace is contrasted with shining gold silk satin giving a rich and decadent feel.

Loveday London Goddess Gold lingerie

The double-strap Demi Cup Bra can be teamed with the elegant Lace Briefs or seductive Ouvert Thong and finished to perfection with the high-waisted satin and lace Suspender Belt.

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Give something a little extra at partner playtime with the gorgeous Gold Lace Boudoir Blindfold – the perfect finishing touch for a seductive ensemble.

Loveday London Goddess Gold blindfold

The stand-out piece from the collection is most definitely the breathtaking Boudoir Gown. Made from reams of shimmering embroidered lace tulle, the decadent gown features a full-length, flowing skirt with decorative scalloped lace hem, and a sultry fitted body with a daring low V plunge neckline. The beautiful gown is finished with a single gold satin sash at the waist.

Loveday London Gold Goddess Lace Gown

Loveday London Gold Goddess Lace Gown

Get ready to shimmer and shine! Shop the full collection online now.

Mischief and Mystery After Dark with Fleur of England

Fleur of England After Dark Lingerie

The devilishly decadent new collection from Fleur of England offers the perfect pieces for After Dark encounters…

Combining mischievously sheer fabrics with sensual satins and luscious lace decoration, the After Dark collection from Fleur of England is the must-have seductive lingerie ensemble for this season.

After Dark Boudoir Bra & Briefs
After Dark Boudoir Bra & Briefs

Choose from a scandalously sheer boudoir bra adorned with flourishes of lace on each cup and a central lace panel at the back, or the flirtatious push-up balcony bra in jet black silk satin with lace decoration. Team with the gorgeous hipster brief or thong and flattering suspender belt with silk satin and lace panels over each hip.

After Dark Balcony Bra, Thong and Suspender Belt
After Dark Balcony Bra, Thong and Suspender Belt

Finish off your enchanting ensemble with the luxurious and alluring robe in super soft silk georgette. The robe features a sash at the waist to create an hourglass shape, and delicate lace trim to the sleeves. The ultimate elegant nightwear piece.

After Dark Robe
After Dark Robe

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Bordelle AW15 Unleashed at Dolci Follie

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Exotic desire is unveiled and unleashed by Bordelle’s delectable new collection for AW15.

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London’s hottest bondage-inspired lingerie brand Bordelle once again entice and entrance with their bewitching new pieces for autumn and winter.

Pushing the boundaries with daring designs and sensual silhouettes, the new Bordelle collection features new sheer textures contrasting with their trademark satin strap detailing. Shades of antique ivory and classic jet black combine with inventive and enticing cut-out details which make the pieces perfect for seductive encounters.

Bordelle Bondage Belle Black Body
Bondage Belle Black Body

The Bondage Belle Black Body is one of our favourite pieces from this season – it’s ideal for layering as part of outerwear. Multiple satin straps sculpt and create a defined waistline, whilst plunge cups give an enviable neckline.

Bordelle Orient Belle Lace Lingerie Set
Bordelle Orient Belle Lace Lingerie Set

A beautiful choice for blushing brides is the Orient Belle Lace Lingerie Set in delicate ivory and glittering gold lace. Scalloped lace edging to the cups decorate the décolletage whilst matching scalloped lace panels frame the curve of the hips. Guaranteed to get the groom more than a little hot under the collar!

Bordelle Bondage Belle Caramel Crop Top
Bondage Belle Caramel Crop Top
Bordelle Orient Belle Lace Lingerie Set
Orient Belle Lace Lingerie Set
Bordelle Bondage Belle Sheer & Caramel Bra & Thong
Bondage Belle Sheer & Caramel Bra & Thong
Bordelle Bondage Belle Sheer Underwire Bra
Bondage Belle Sheer Underwire Bra & Briefs

Shop the complete Bordelle collection online now.

For the Love of Lace: L’Agent by Agent Provocateur SS15

L'Agent by Agent Provocateur SS15 Lace Lingerie

The latest collection from lingerie favourites L’Agent by Agent Provocateur promises steamy sex appeal and tantalising thrills – all under cover of luscious lace…

L’Agent by AP, the lingerie collaboration between Penélope and Mónica Cruz and Agent Provocateur, has once again taken our breath away with a selection of especially sexy pieces.

Introducing the SS15 Collection…

One of our most striking pieces this season Idalia Body in rich raspberry pink. The deep V neckline is edged in delicate lace giving a sophisticated and sultry feel. Turn around to reveal a minimal design with ouvert briefs held together with only two pink elastic straps across the derriere…

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Idalia Pink Lace Body with Ouvert Brack

The hot pink colour palette gives an eye-catching burst of brightness to the Idalia Bra set and the Felicitia Bra set, where fuchsia lace is overlaid on fine fishnet, giving a seductively sheer look.

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Idalia Bra Set and Felicitia Bra Set

A particular favourite from the SS15 range is the graceful Mirabel Basque. The subtle cream shade is enhanced with a pearlescent thread giving a subtly shimmering effect. Made from sheer point d’espirit spot tulle adorned with beautiful leavers lace, the basque creates a stunning silhouette that deserves to shown off.

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Mirabel Basque in Sheer Cream Tulle & Leavers Lace

If you’re attracted by a darker shade, the Iana collection or Idalia black lace body are perfect choices.

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Idalia Black Lace Body and Iana Bra set

Combining sheer electric blue fishnet with ethereal gold lace, Iana is irresistibly refreshing and undeniably alluring – choose from the delectable bra set or decadent all-over lace body. The exquisite black lace of the Idalia Black Lace Body creates a dramatic plunge neckline with a pretty scalloped edge, making it an ideal piece for seductive layering.

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Idalia Black Lace Body and Iana Bra Set and Body

Keep It Classic…

Don’t forget the timeless elegance of the classic collections from L’Agent by AP. The simple and sophisticated style of jet black or blush satin is brought to the classic, flattering designs of the Penelope collection. Choose from the seductive balcony bra or versatile strapless bra and give the finishing touch with the classic suspender belt or waspie.

Penelope satin lingerie by L'Agent by Agent Provocateur
The Classic Penelope Collection in Jet Black and Blush

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Red Hot Romance: Scarlet Ruby Silk & Lace Set by Fleur of England

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Just in time for Valentine’s day, the delicious new silk & lace collection from Fleur of England is sure to get admirers a little hot under the collar…

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Scarlet Ruby Bralet & Brief

The rich, deep red is a sophisticated shade which looks sensational peeking out from under your favourite cocktail dress. The sumptuous berry red silk is contrasted with barely-there fine fishnet and adorned with delicate and decadent lace applique. Scarlet Ruby truly has all the elements for sultry seduction.

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Scarlet Ruby Silk Babydoll & Body

The luscious Scarlet Ruby range is also part of our debut collection on graziashop.com – the style savvy and fashion-forward online boutique curated by the leading fashion magazine Grazia.

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See the full collection over on graziashop.com by clicking here.

Scarlet Ruby Silk & Lace Lingerie by Fleur of England
The Scarlet Ruby Collection at dolcifollie.co.uk

View the Scarlet Ruby set on our website here.

Claudette Lingerie at Dolci Follie

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Our latest additions are from larger-cup experts Claudette. Claudette lingerie specialises in bigger bust bras that offer excellent support, unwavering comfort, flattering shapes and covetable colour schemes.

The intoxicating colours of the AW14 Claudette range offers a refreshing and vibrant alternative for autumn and winter. Vivacious and vampish plums and pink are contrasted with zesty lemon yellows. Our favourite is in classic bubblegum pink – an irresistibly fun and fabulous lingerie set ideal for brightening up those dark winter days.

The range from Claudette lingerie is designed by lingerie fanatics who tirelessly test and evaluate their bras to find the very best cut for the bigger bust. We know just how hard it can be to find beautiful, fun larger-cup bras that also deliver unwavering support and comfort – that’s why we couldn’t resist the exciting range from Claudette.

The panelled mesh fabric is not only seductive and sexy, but also gives a light and airy feel when worn, whilst offering a strong construction for excellent support and uplift.

These gorgeous and girly sets are sure to become your favourite go-to lingerie set for both day and night!

View the full collection online now.

Claudette Dessous Caipirinhi Larger Cup Bra
Claudette Dessous Caipirinhi Bra & Elsa Pink Thong
Claudette Dessous Dahlia Larger Cup Bra
Claudette Dessous Dahlia Bra & Thong
Claudette Dessous Malibu Larger Cup Bra
Claudette Dessous Malibu Bra & Brief
Claudette elsa pink larger cup bra
Claudette Elsa Pink Bra & Brief

ID Sarrieri AW14 Collection

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The stunning new collection from ID Sarrieri includes the daring and decadent You’re Next range for the dominant dame, and the dainty and delicate Angelina range for the wistfully romantic…

Whether you prefer luxurious and ethereal powder pink lace or hard-edged and rebellious studded black satin, there’s a set to fall in love with in the new ID Sarrieri collection.

ID Sarrieri You're Next Black studded bustier bra and tulle skirt
ID Sarrieri You’re Next Black Studded Bustier Bra and Tulle Skirt

The You’re Next Bustier Bra features striking jet black satin adorned with black studs which sparkle in the spotlights and add a bad-girl touch. Team with the gorgeously girly high-waisted sheer tulle skirt to add a contrasting touch of elegant extravagance.

ID Sarrieri You're Next studded black strap briefs
ID Sarrieri You’re Next Studded Black Strap Briefs

The You’re Next Briefs have a devilish design with multiple straps crossing the hips, decorated with black studs. Add a daring edge to your lingerie ensemble!

ID Sarrieri Angelina Pink Lace Slip
ID Sarrieri Angelina Pink Lace Slip

The delectably dainty Angelina range is made with exquisite powder pink Chantilly lace – the same lace as used on the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress!

Browse below or View the Full Collection Online Now!

ID Sarrieri You're Next Studded Black Bustier Bra & Briefs
ID Sarrieri You’re Next Studded Black Bustier Bra & Briefs
ID Sarrieri You're Next Sudded Strap Playsuit
ID Sarrieri You’re Next Sudded Strap Playsuit
ID Sarrieri Angelina Pink Lace SLip
ID Sarrieri Angelina Pink Lace SLip
ID Sarrieri Angelina Pink Lace Set
ID Sarrieri Angelina Pink Lace Set

The Lascivious Latex Lingerie Collection

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Lascivious have teamed up with latex designer William Wilde to create this season’s hottest style…

The Lascivious designers and William Wilde have recreated the ever popular Kitty lingerie set in uber sexy latex. With a choice of two striking colours, this is ‘Kitty’ as you’ve never seen her before.

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The Purple Kitty Latex Set

The delightfully daring open-cup bra is decorated with semi-transparent latex ruffles leaving just enough to the imagination. With a studded clasp at the back, the finishing touch is given with a perfectly formed latex bow in the centre, giving a gorgeously girly touch.

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The Black Kitty Latex Set

The ouvert open back briefs are also adorned with semi-transparent latex ruffles decorating the derrière. The high-waited suspender belt features figure-enhancing ruffles over each hip, giving a playful and provocative feel.

Lascivious Latex Lingerie William Wilde
Study the secrets of seduction…

View the full collection online now.