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Most of us are well aware of how comfy T-shirt bras are, how eye-catching push-up bras are, and how stylish bralettes are. But plunge bras are one of the most underrated bra style.

In fact, the plunge bra is one of the most versatile options you can add to your collection. Not only is it almost universally flattering, but it can be helpful for a wide range of ensembles. Moreover, it’s an ideal style for particular breast shapes and can solve a variety of fit issues.

If you’re considering adding a plunge bra to your collection, you may want to learn about all the perks that come with this style.

Here are some of the major rewards you can reap while wearing this beloved lingerie staple:

Plunge bras vanish under low-cut tops

One of the more obvious benefits of plunge bras is that they are perfect for all your dresses and tops with deeper necklines. Thanks to the way the cups are angled and the low center gore, you can wear this style with low-cut garments like formalwear or even simply V-neck tee shirts without worrying that it’ll show.

They work for different breast shapes

Without a doubt, gaping is up there as one of the peskiest bra fit problems that women have to deal with. If you’ve ever noticed that you tend to have extra room at the top or sides of your bra cups that your breasts simply don’t fill out, you may find that plunge bras solve this problem.

Since the cups on the plunge style are a little more narrow and angled significantly, they’re ideal for women who have breasts that are shallow either at the top or all over. Also, if your breasts are set closer together, a plunge bra can help solve any gaping you notice on the outer edges of the cups.

Plunge bras enhance cleavage

The way that plunge bras are constructed enables them to push the breast tissue slightly inward and upward. Some plunge bras even have some artful padding or contouring in the cups for a more dramatic effect. However, the cleavage you achieve with a plunge bra can be a tad subtler than what you’d get with a push-up bra.

A plunge bra provides a va-va-voom look that’s still surprisingly natural. Moreover, depending on the features of the bra, this style can make your bust line look bigger since it has a lifting effect and less coverage in the cups.


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They’re comfortable

Plunge bras feature much shorter wires — rather than wrapping all the way from the center of your chest to your underarm, they usually sit only under the most supportive part of the cups. That means that if you tend to struggle with wires that are too long and poke your sides, a plunge bra could be ideal for you because you’ll deal with less potential prodding.

Plunge bras are flattering

One of the biggest misconceptions about plunge bras is that they aren’t well suited to larger breasts because they’re likely to spill out. So if you’re worried that you may be too full busted to wear this style, consider that you’ll actually get ample coverage from a plunge bra.

Despite the fact that the plunge bra has a deep neckline and short center gore, the angled cups actually lend a lot of coverage on the outer edges, coming up higher on the chest than a lot of other bra styles. So if you choose the right plunge bra (and make sure it fits properly) you can definitely avoid the cup overflow that you might experience with a demi bra or balconette bra.

Looking for a way to show a little skin in your plunging necklines without sacrificing comfort or coverage? Then a plunge bra may very well be the perfect style to add to your ever-growing lingerie collection. Not only is a plunge bra a nice alternative to a push-up bra for flaunting your decolletage, but it can solve a variety of fit issues for certain breast shapes, and can work for basically any bra size as well.


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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra P5351 | Sandrine Hipster P5355 in Wild Pink

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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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