Cousin to the bustier, in its heyday, the longline bra was a hybrid of a support bra and shape-wear, and it was the key to creating the 1950s most iconic silhouettes. But today, the best plus size longline bras have little in common with their old fashion origins.
Unlike the constricting bras of yesteryear, modern longline bras are supportive while still being comfortable and are more like sexy lingerie than shape-wear. The key feature of today's longline bras are their wide bands that extend a few inches below the bust. Some of these bands feature boning for additional support, some are soft and stretchy, and some are a combination of the two. And although there are still traditional longline bras that have corset- or bustier-like features, the best longline bras provide a comfortable level of support rather than shaping.
But just because longline bras are more fashion-focused than previous iterations, that doesn't mean they are without their own benefits. A well-designed longline bra can be especially great for larger busts because the wide band can help distribute the weight of your breasts, which puts less strain on your shoulders and back. Plus, the length of the band prevents it from digging into your sides or pinching in uncomfortable places.
Whether you're just looking for a cute longline bra to layer under a revealing top, or one that is super supportive, these eight plus size bras are worth adding to your arsenal.
1. A Lace Long Bra That's Seamless Under Clothing
It's hard to find supportive bra that looks this sexy. The gorgeous teal is covered in smooth black lace that is undetectable under clothing. Then, the wide back offers amazing support while the boned structure prevents the band from rolling or folding. It looks great, feels great, and will leave your back and shoulders happier than ever.
2. A Longline Bra That Is Supportive As It Is Sexy
The flocking on this bra is an incredibly unique art deco design that is looks modern and retro at the same time. The underwire keeps your boobs in supported while the mesh band keeps you cool and it looks sexy as hell.
3. A Satin Bra With Front & Side Boning
Between the satin, lace, and little center buttons, this longline bra is friggin' gorgeous. Not only does it look good, but it's also boned and wired to have excellent support. The cups are sturdy but don't add any padding and the straps adjust for a perfect fit.
4. A Stretchy Longline Bralette That's Super Comfortable
If you think every longline bra has tons of wires, here's a bra that proves otherwise. This bralette has added support thanks to its wide band that comfortably sits beneath the bust. The lacy look is super cute and the elastane fabric keeps it incredibly comfortable.
5. A Gorgeous Lacy Bra With Structured Cups & A Stretchy Band
6. A Longline Bralette Made To Be Shown Off
7. A Longline Bra That Comes In Bold Floral Prints
Whether you prefer balconette cups or just want to add a little color to your lingerie drawer, this bra is perfect. It has an extra wide, which really supports your back and provides a super smooth silhouette under clothing and it comes in four different floral patterns.
8. An Underwire Bra With Boned Sides
Affordable bras that are actually supportive are super hard to find. Luckily, this bra is a fair price for some great quality. The band is just a touch longer than a typical bra with about an inch of stretchy lace at the bottom and it features comfortable underwire support.
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