What is a Longline Bra?
A longline bra is simply one made with a wider underband, extending further down the torso than a normal bra. Different styles vary in length, with some going all the way down to the waistline.
Longline bras are similar in style to bralettes, only with longer fabric sitting below the cups. The additional fabric provides support for your ribcage and lessens potential pressure from shoulder straps. They vary in fabric and designs, with styles including plunge, padded and side support.
Are Longline Bras Comfortable?
Yes, longline bras are comfortable. Due to the nature of the design, a longline bra is supportive around the ribs, and therefore provides added comfort. Some longline bras are also non-wired, making them even more comfortable due to their flexibility and feel.
When Can I Wear a Longline Bra?
There’s no right or wrong time to wear a longline bra, it’s purely down to when you want to. Longline bras are great because they can often be worn as outerwear, but there’s nothing to say that you can’t wear one underneath your regular clothing.
A longline bra is absolutely great for showing off your figure. The flattering, sexy look creates the perfect lingerie top and can be revealed as much (or as little) as you like, making longline bras incredibly versatile.
What is the Advantage of a Longline Bra?
There’s many advantages to a longline bra. First of all, they guarantee more support around the ribcage, due to their longer band. This also prevents pressure on the shoulder from the straps, and can actually help support your posture by helping you stand taller. They’re great for larger breast sizes, as they can also offer extra lift by taking more of the weight away from pressure points.
Aside from providing comfort and security, another advantage of a longline bra is that it can slim your waistline. They’re usually designed with more panels and come with some level of light shaping, giving a streamlined look. Supportive and sexy - a win win!
What is the Difference Between a Bustier and a Longline Bra?
A longline bra has an extended underband (the clue is in the name), whereas a bustier is similar to a corset, wth the main purpose being to push up the breasts by squeezing in the waist. Whilst longline bras vary in the length of their band, bustiers always reach between the waist and hips.
Do Longline Bras Roll Up?
Longline bras shouldn’t roll up. If they do, it’s probably a sign that you’re wearing the wrong size. Particular fabrics can also roll up, but a good quality and properly fitting longline bra shouldn’t.
Where to Buy Longline Bras
You’re already here! At BraForMe, we sell a fabulous range of longline bras. With lingerie from 20 different brands, including the popular brands Fantasie, Freya and PrimaDonna, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect longline bra for you.
We’ve provided you with everything you need to know about longline bras, but if there's anything you're unsure of, you can contact us. Our team is always on hand to help, and we're always more than happy to give you some lingerie recommendations!