Lingerie Favorites: Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra and Hipster
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In this series, we’re sharing our favorite styles (and a few reasons why you’re sure to love them too.)
Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra
The Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra is a sexy lace bra with a longline silhouette. The molded demi cups feature a plunging neckline and lace overlay that lifts and shapes the bust and frames the décolletage. This pretty style features a wide, multi-hook band that is as supportive as it is beautiful. Side boning in the band works to keep the bra in place – no need to worry about the bra rolling up throughout the day.
Aside from being aesthetically beautiful, the true beauty of this bra lies in its construction and fabrication. The molded cups are lined and designed to create a rounded shape that evens out asymmetrical breasts and provides lift and support without any extra padding. The lace overlay found on the cups, wings, and band feels lightweight and adds a romantic element to the flattering fit. This style works for a multitude of breast shapes. The plunging cut requires the center gore to be cut low – making this bra a good style for most round, tear drop, and wide set breast shapes.
The Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra features a power mesh-lined band with a lace overlay. Due to the firm fit and minimal stretch of the power mesh, the band fits very snug. If you find a firm band uncomfortable, you may want to opt for your sister size (up one size in the band and down one size in the cup) for this style.
From personal experience with this style, the cup size of your sister size will have relatively the same volume and will fit closely to your regular bra size while the band will provide a little room for a more comfortable fit. Also, the bra fits the same in all colors, so you can order with confidence if you’re purchasing one or two at a time (I wear and love the Black, Cameo Rose, and French Blue).
How to style the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra
Before we get to styling the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra, let’s talk about the impressive color range. This style is available in five colors (Black, Cameo Rose, French Blue, Wild Pink, and Burgundy) with bridal beauty Ivory on the way for Spring/Summer 2019. The Black and Cameo Rose are gorgeous neutrals and the French Blue, Wild Pink, and Burgundy are also surprisingly easy to wear (wear them anytime you’d opt for a black or bold colored bra).
The longline silhouette of the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra lends itself to a bunch of different styling options. You could wear it as a top under a blazer, jacket, or cardigan and show off the stunning style on a night out or pair it with a button down, sheer top, or V-neck dress for a glam daytime look. Once you get used to the snug fit of the band, you’ll find that it nips in the torso and provides a smoother silhouette under clothing – making it a great choice to wear under a fitted dress or with a high waisted brief for a little shaping.
The Sandrine Hipster is a hipster cut panty in all-over lace. It features wide cut panels in sheer lace that hug curves without feeling restricting. This style runs true to size and has the perfect amount of stretch. It’s not meant to fit tight, but rather skim over the body. The lace is high-quality and doesn’t feel scratchy. The leg openings are cut thin and without elastic so you don’t have to worry about them digging into your thighs. The elastic at the waistband keeps the panty in place and doesn’t dig into hips. Aside from being feminine and classically chic, the Sandrine Hipster is one of those styles that is so comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing underwear. If you’re looking for a replacement for your old, worn out undies (new year, new lingerie!), this is a style you’ll want in every color.
Proper care is crucial if you want your lingerie to last. We recommend washing bras and panties in cold water and avoiding the dryer at all costs. Hand washing lingerie is the gentlest option (as it involves the least amount of agitation), but machine washing on the delicate cycle is also an option if you don’t have time to hand wash. If you do machine wash your bras, be sure to hook them first, separate the colors (bright colors may bleed onto your light-colored bras), and sort them into mesh lingerie bags. Panties should also be sorted by color and placed in separate bags so the bra hooks don’t snag delicate underwear.
To wash, use a gentle detergent or laundry soap designed for lingerie and wash them on a delicates cycle in cold water. Once they’re washed, either hang dry them (drape the center front of the bra over the hanger – don’t hang a wet bra by its straps) or lay them flat to dry (away from sunlight which can cause the colors to fade over time) with the cups facing up.
Lastly, be extra careful when storing your bras. For molded bras, line them up in a drawer with the cups facing up – one bra in front of the other. Unlined bras, bralettes, and non-molded sports bras can be folded in half and stacked on top of each other to save space. Panties can be folded and sorted by color or style in a lingerie drawer.
One last thing…
Education is a big part of my job as a bra fitter. I feel fortunate to be partnering with Parfait on creating lingerie-related content with the goal of helping readers make educated and empowered shopping decisions. There is so much to bra fitting that we can’t cover in a single blog post, so the goal since the very beginning of the blog has been to tackle it one article at a time.
If you have any questions about any of these products or if you would like us to do a review on one we haven’t done yet, let us know in the comments below.
We Highly Recommend
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!