Longline Bras are Great for Additional Bust Support

What is a Longline Bra?

Do you have trouble with strapless bras 'sliding down' under the weight of your bust? Have a great dress you're dying to wear but you don't have the right bra? Want to look a little slimmer and more fit under your clothes? Check out the longline bra - it might be the answer to your problems!

A longline bra is an extended coverage bra that starts at your breasts, and typically goes down your stomach to end a few inches above your belly button.

Longline bras come in different lengths, but they all extend down below where a traditional bra band would stop.

Longline bras are great for women who want more support for their busts, and they're often worn under formal and evening wear.

Women who have a hard time finding strapless bras that provide enough support for an ample bosom may find a perfect solution in a longline bra, because the extended structure of these bras helps to absorb some of the weight of the bust and provide support without slipping down under the weight of the breasts.

Who Should Wear a Longline Bra?

Longline bras are very popular with:

  • Women who have fuller busts
  • Women who want more support in a strapless bra
  • Women who want some boning or shaping for the stomach
  • Brides
  • Women who like corset-style lingerie but also want something functional
  • Women who sit or stand for most of the day and develop backache or shoulder strain with traditional bras

Spend a little more time shopping for your longline bra if you're:

  • A curvy, voluptuous or full-figured woman
  • A woman whose stomach protrudes or curves out and forms the widest point of the body

If you're a curvy, voluptuous or full-figured woman, it's vital to ensure that the longline bra fits properly. If it's too snug, it could create bulging above or below the bra, which can be very unflattering under form-fitted clothing! If you've got a soft body or voluptuous curves, you may find that you look best in a full figured longline bra with a generous cut.

For women whose stomach forms the widest point of the body, a longline bra may end at the widest point and may show under your dress or shirt. If you've got this body type, you may need to shop around for a longer (or shorter!) longline bra that doesn't end at this point, or something with invisible seams or more robust shaping. A body briefer may be best for this body type.

When to Wear a Longline Bra?

Because of their design, longline bras are best suited for:

  • Under formal wear
  • At a wedding
  • When you want a strapless bra with more support
  • If you have a job that involves long periods of sitting or standing

Consider wearing something other than a longline bra when:

  • You want a comfortable bra
  • Lounging around
  • Running errands
  • Exercising

The design of longline bras can render them uncomfortable - especially if they're not properly fitted. You may need to try several styles and brands before you find a longline bra that feels comfortable to you and whose fit works well for your body.

Because longline bras are more restrictive, most women only wear them when they're 'needed' - other bras may be better for leisure activities or activities where range of motion and unrestricted movement is important to you.

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