The Unexpected (But Ultra Sexy) Bra Missing From Your Lingerie Drawer

There's a lot of lingerie out there, but if you're looking for something that's super sexy and a little unexpected, you've come to the right place. The best plus size shelf bras (aka quarter-cup bras) come in a variety of shapes and styles — and all of them are hot AF.

Unlike a typical bra that's designed to provide lift, support, or coverage, shelf bras are a little less functional and a little more fashionable. With their quarter-cup design, shelf bras typically don't cover the nipple, but rather they are designed to have the breasts be perched on top of the cups. That being said, well-designed straps and bands along with mini molded cups can provide some lift and support.

Sure, you probably won't replace your favorite T-shirt bra with a shelf bra as your everyday go-to. But that's the fun of lingerie. It can be exciting to have a shelf bra that's sexy, comfortable, and a little different than the run-of-the-mill nightie.

From shiny, rocker-chic styles to fancy Victorian-inspired design, there is a shelf bra for every sexy aesthetic. So, if you're looking for lingerie that is as unique as it is hot, these great self bras could be exactly what you've been looking for.


The Lace Shelf Bra That Is Super Stretchy

iCollection Lingerie Floral Lace Shelf Bra (Sizes 1X-3X), $18, Amazon

Between the super stretchy lace and adjustable straps, this open-cup shelf bra can conform to your every curve making it a super comfortable, super sexy lingerie option. Plus, it features underwire for light support.


This Shiny Vinyl Bra That Is Ultra Sexy

So Sexy Lingerie Shiny Vinyl Shelf Bra (Sizes 34A/C-44D/DD), $30-$35, Amazon

This vinyl bra offsets its less-than-supportive (but ultra sexy) quarter-cup design with supportive underwire and a wide band. Plus, the shiny fabric is lined with soft fabric and the stretchy hook-and-eye clasp offers a snug but comfortable bit.


An Underwire Bra That Comes In A Range Of Colors

Dreamgirl Open Cup Underwire Shelf Bra (Sizes 40-44), $14, Amazon

Show it all off with this beautiful open cup bra. Whether you want hot pink or sassy black, this bra comes in four different colors to give your lingerie drawer a bit of variety. The underwire provides a little lift, but the stretchy lace cups end just below the nipples for a super sexy look.


A Jacquard Bra That Gives Off Victorian Vibes

LoveFifi Le Jardin Demi Bra (Sizes 40-44), $31, Amazon

The fiberfill-lined half-cups are embellished by a beautiful floral trim, giving this shelf bra a unique look. But it's not just another pretty bra, it features a wide band and underwire for support and adjustable bands and straps along with three hook-and-eye closure options for the perfect fit.


A Shelf Bra With Boned Cups For A Push-Up Effect

Empire Intimates Lace Shelf Chopper Bra Open Cup Shows Nipples, $22, Amazon

Featuring underwire and boned cups, this lacy quarter-cup bra provides superior lift. It also has three hook-and-eye closure options, adjustable straps, and comes in four colors. And while band sizes range from 32 to 44, the cups are "one size fits all" and ideal for sizes A through C.


A Shelf Bra With Support Panels For Lift

Shirley of Hollywood Plus Size Scalloped Embroidery Shelf Bra, $24, Amazon

Providing uplifting support and minimal coverage, this lacy shelf bra features support panels, underwire, and stretchy nylon/spandex fabric. It also boasts hundreds of positive reviews Amazon from happy costumers and while the band sizes range from 32 to 44, it is only recommended for cup sizes A through D.


A Modern Take On The Classic Quarter-Cup Bra

Lace Quarter Cup Bra With Sheer Halter (Sizes 40-44/B-C), $29, Layne Bryant

Layne Bryant puts a modern twist on the shelf cup bra with sheer swaths of sheer fabric that are pulled up and over the classic quarter cups. The additional coverage from the halter straps along with underwires and a wide band, offer plenty of support while the design remains tantalizingly sexy.

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