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where to buy longline bras

Longline bras have been making a major comeback in recent years, and with good reason — this vintage-inspired style offers a number of advantages over its counterparts. The fabric under the bust extends farther down your waist, smoothing your torso and ensuring a flawless silhouette under anything from a formal dress to a casual blouse. In other words, these pieces simultaneously serve as a bra and shapewear. They also tend to offer substantial coverage without the extra bulk from padding, as they are usually unlined but feature underwire for plenty of support.

For large-busted women, the longline bra is a godsend: Because of the extended structure, the weight of the breast is distributed further, thus reducing strain on your back and shoulders. This is particularly beneficial for those who stand for long periods of the day and tend to experience discomfort wearing traditional bras.

Whether you love corset-style lingerie but are seeking something more practical, are on the hunt for bridal lingerie or simply desire a bra with some added shaping capabilities, a longline bra is the answer. Don’t know where to find one? We’ve rounded up some options for buying this on-trend style.

Bridal Shops

Longline bras are a popular pick for brides, so you should definitely be able to find one at a boutique that specializes in apparel for this occasion, such as David’s Bridal.

An unlined wire bralette in pearl white isn’t just for women saying their “I do’s”, though  — with lace detailing on the underbust and along the top of the cups, it’s also a stunning choice under a button-down or a sheer blouse as well. Plus, it comes in a range of band sizes from 30 to 40 and extends up to a cup size G, so it’s a longline bra that will flatter any figure.

Department Stores

With a large selection of lingerie from a variety of brands, you’re bound to find a longline bra that’s right for you at a department store, such as Nordstrom.

A plunge longline underwire bra can be a useful piece to have in your collection, as it’s perfect for all your low-cut dresses and tops. A lacy overlay lends a feminine look, while plenty of stretch and a wide center gore means an ideal fit and adequate support. This style also features adjustable shoulder straps and a hook-and-loop closure in the back to ensure you get just the right fit for your body. Try it in classic black under a cocktail dress, or soft cameo rose for a softer, understated yet elegant look.


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longline bras for large breasts

Parfait Elissa Unlined Wire Bralette P5012Parfait Elissa Brazilian Thong P5014 in Pearl White

Independent boutiques

You can also scour your local lingerie boutique for longline bras — they’re likely to carry unique styles you may not find elsewhere. Moreover, you may get more one-on-one attention from staff at small boutiques specializing in lingerie, meaning they can help to direct you to the pieces that will be especially flattering on you or meet your specific needs.

For example, Linda the Bra Lady, which is based in New York, carries a plunge longline bra in multiple hues. And it’s worth paying a visit to this store: All staff has been thoroughly trained on performing fittings, as well as helping you to find the styles that will best compliment your figure.

Online resale marketplaces

Of course, if you’re shopping online you’ll need to know your exact size, but the advantage to looking for longline bras on resale marketplaces is that you can snag some major deals and also find styles that are discontinued out of stock elsewhere. On eBay or Poshmark, for example, you can shop the closets of women all over the world, and you’ll be surprised by how many high-quality unworn bras (some with tags still attached) are for sale. Simply search for the specific attributes you’re looking for in a longline bra, such as a certain color, size, or price point.

Longline bras are the epitome of fashion-meets-function, so it’s no surprise you’re yearning to add some to your wardrobe. Luckily, any of the aforementioned stores have some options that will instantly spice up your collection.


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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:
Elissa Unlined Wire Bralette P5012 | Elissa Brazilian Thong P5014 in Pearl White

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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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