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In media and photography, when the model uses hands to support her breasts and/or cover her nipples. Usually done to conform to censorship standards.
Ann: "I remember at least one iconic magazine cover demonstrating the handbra."

Mike: "Me too."
by yes juanito yes September 30, 2014
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Handbra is a term used when a girl covers her naked boobs with her hands, as to prevent seeing her nipples. Used for teasing, or in embarassing situations.
The stripper continued teasing the audience. At this point she was wearing only panties and handbra.
by grue3 February 11, 2008
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A photographic pose where a woman covers her boobs with her hands, as to tease or impress males. A very sexual pose often seen in magazine modeling.
The man was happy to look at the woman with nothing but her hands covering her body. He smiled, then proceeded to kiss the computerized face. Disappointed, he walked away, saying, "Man, I love hand bras!"
by The REAL Me November 06, 2012
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A quasi brassiere formed by holding/covering the naked breasts with one's own hands.
Related: human bra
The webcam girl was happy to sit there wearing nothing but a hand bra, but when someone on chat said "Show us your tits!", she replied, "Only in Private".
by razor__ January 17, 2007
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When a girl covers up her naked breast's by using her hands
Kiersten : Hey Kaylee watch the door I need to change before we leave work!
Kaylee : Ok but there are two doors?
Kiersten : Just make sure no one comes in I'm not wearing a bra!
Kaylee: Ok!
Steve : Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! It's Kiersten's boobs!
Kaylee : Hand Bra Kiersten! Hand Bra!
Kiersten : Damn't Kaylee I told you to watch the door!
Steve : Ohh! Good Idea! Hand Bra!
Steve : Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Kiersten : Get your hands off my breast's you creap!
Kaylee : Wow maybe next time you will wear a bra!
Kiersten : Shut The Fuck Up!
by SlopNChop April 20, 2018
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when a nude woman poses for a photograph while covering her nipples and/or breasts with her hands
The tried to get a shot with a hand bra but she could not hold still.
by The Return of Light Joker April 29, 2010
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