Vocabulary | Miss Mary of Sweden
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Vocabulary

Miss Mary underwear has a number of different functional garments that are named slightly differently depending on what function our garments should have. Below you find a wordlist that we hope will help you find what you are looking for among our underwear.

The following explanations fit in on the underwear from Miss Mary.

 

Bras

Underwire bra
An underwire bra encircles the bust with the help of an underwire that supports and lifts the bust at the same time as it relieves the pressure on the shoulders. The alternative to a common underwire bra is a bra with a soft underwire made of flexible plastic which is softer and follows the body. There are underwire bras both with and without lining.

 

Bra without underwire
A bra without underwire has a supporting fabric and cut. It is comfortable and soft, supporting the bust and giving it a natural shape. A bra without underwire can be both with and without lining. A day-and night-bra has extra soft materials and a construction that makes it comfortable also while sleeping.

 

T-shirt bra
A T-shirt bra has moulded cups without visible seams. It gives a beautiful and smooth shape that makes it fit wonderfully under tight clothes. The T-shirt bra forms its shape along the bust after you have worn it for a short while. The T-shirt bra can be both with and without underwire and with or without lining.

Minimizer bra
A minimizer bra spreads the bust and gives it a wider and flatter shape to make the bust look smaller. The minimizer bra can be both with and without underwire. It is also suitable to use as an activity bra.

Bra with a front closure
A bra with a front closure is easy to put on and take off. It often has a high back or a “wrestler’s back”, which is ideal when you have sloping shoulders, the shoulder straps won’t slide off your shoulders. There are front closure bras both with and without underwire, with and without lining and also in short or long versions.

Activity bra
A activity bra keeps the bust in place and gives support during various physical activities where you need to take extra care of your bust, back, shoulders and neck. A activity bra also has a steady, supporting construction and firm fabric.

Bustier / Long bra
A bustier, which is also called a long bra, can be found in several length varieties which end above the waist. It can be fastened in the front or in the back. The bustier can be both with and without underwire and with or without lining. Bones at the sides give the ultimate support for a large bust.

Balconette bra
A balconette bra shapes and lifts the bust from under the bust. It has a straight cut and a low front which suits perfectly for deep and straight décolletages. A balconette bra often has an underwire and lining to give a firm lift.

Push-up bra
A push-up bra lifts and presses together your bust from the side. It has a lining and / or extra cushions to give a beautiful cleavage. A push-up bra is perfect under garments with a deeper décolletage.

Strapless bra / Multifunctional bra
There are multifunctional bras both with and without lining and with or without underwire.  The shoulder straps are detachable and changeable and can be fastened as a halter neck, a cross, far out on the shoulders or it can be used strapless. A multifunctional bra is perfect for all types of décolletages.

Torsolette / Basque
A torsolette is shorter than a corselet. It reaches just below the waist and shapes the body through side bones which also keep the garment in place. The torsolette can be both with and without underwire and with or without lining. It often has detachable suspenders.

Corselet
 A corselet is a figure shaping open body. It can be made with different types of cups and with various controlling effects and functions. There are corselets both with and without suspenders and with or without underwire. It smoothes and slims the silhouette.

Panty corselet
A panty corselet is a more solid body which, thanks to the construction and the figure shaping materials, both lifts and gives support. A panty corselet can be made with different types of cups and with various controlling effects and functions. There are panty corselets both with and without suspenders and with or without underwire. It smoothes and slims the silhouette.
Body / Body corselet
A body is a bra-camisole-brief all in a piece.  It can be made with different types of cup constructions and various material combinations. Construction and material are chosen according to the effect and function needed. Today it has become more and more common to call all garments that come in one piece a body.

Bottoms

Briefs
Briefs can have different leg cuts and waist height and can, to various degrees, cover front or back. The most common briefs on the market are Tai, tanga, string, Brazilian cut, mini, midi, maxi, boxer, hipster and shorts. A shape brief is a covering brief which reaches to the waist and can be with or without legs. It holds firmly thanks to controlling materials and sometimes also an extra reinforcement over the tummy.

Girdle
A girdle can have different functions and various looks. Girdles are more controlling than usual panties both through their construction and firmer material. There are girdles both with and without suspenders. Girdles help give a firm shape and smoothen and/or lift the behind. The leg cut and the waist height depend on which control or what effect you want to achieve. There are different kinds of girdles; brief girdles, a panty girdle with different leg lengths and open girdles.

Corset
A corset is an open girdle which controls with the help of several bones. The materials are firm and figure shaping. There are different lengths with or without fastening and with or without suspenders.

Waist shapers
A waist shaper forms and controls the waist with the help of bones and a figure shaping material. It also gives support for a tired back. A waist shaper is perfect to wear over a body to enhance the effect of a perfect silhouette.
 

Swimwear

Swimsuits and bikini
Swimsuits and bikini are mostly sold in ready-made sizes combined with cup sizes. There are different cup types and constructions. Swimsuits are made of elastic materials that keep in shape and often have an inner girdle that will shape and control.