A. The different forms of bras
Basket or balconnet: the shapes are not always well identified according to the brands, except at Aubade with its characteristic cut-outs. The purpose of these shapes is to make the breasts pigeonhole the way "there are people on the balcony" or "fruit basket". They raise the breast and make it appear more round and curved.
Push up or ampliforme: invented in the 60s, on this model the cups are very close together, connected by a thin ribbon, the deep neckline. Bringing the two breasts closer together boosts the bust to create a volume effect even on small breasts. Remember Eva Herzigova for Wonderbra and her "Look me in the eyes ... I said the eyes".
Embedded/covering/classical: this is the shape that leaves the least amount of skin, the most classic and not necessarily the least pretty. Generous breasts are a fan of it, for the support it provides. It is necessary to avoid the models "too much granny" and to turn to the sexy and lace to break the too classic side.
Bandeau: the shape is straight, that's why we talk about bandeau. This shape is often reserved for strapless bras, which allow the wearing of very low-cut dresses without unsightly straps.
Triangle: a shape reserved for small breasts, often without underwire. To choose it in lace thus entirely transparent, it is a form which brings much naturalness and freshness.