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Longline Bras: Bringing Retro Styles Back

For bras that make your body and clothes look all sorts of glamourous, consider longline bras. This modern take on vintage corset styles can go sexy, chic or sleek, but never wrong. Our selection of longline bras ranges from lacy to stretchy to strappy and then some, from popular bra and lingerie brands like Elomi, Felina and Gossard. No matter your shape or size, these retro-inspired bras from Bare Necessities are a great addition to any closet.

What is a Longline Bra?

A longline bra has fabric extending below its cups and band; classic cuts cover your torso, with material stopping around the waistline. Contemporary cropped longline bras can sit well above the belly button.

In the past, women wore longline bras to emulate the silhouettes of Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth. Today, we wear these bras for everything from working out to dining out. These modern options come in many fabrics, from sensual satin and lace to comfy cotton.

Why Wear a Longline Bra

These bras create a smooth hourglass silhouette by accentuating your bust and minimizing your torso and waist. Their extended style also eliminates lines under your clothes. For added oomph, choose a longline pushup or padded bra.

This bra style's generous design gives your curves a helping hand without falling down on the job. The really secure anchoring is noticeable in strapless styles. A longline pushup strapless bra is a great alternative to a standard strapless bra. The extra support can also help improve your posture, especially if you choose one with boning.

When to Wear a Longline Bra

The wide range of longline bras ensures there's one for every occasion. If you need something that slims, opt for a bustier style. Something fun for after-hours? Discover our cage style bras that will do the trick. Some structured styles suit formal occasions, such as weddings and black-tie galas. A strapless bodycon dress would look fabulous with a longline strapless bra. However, other options are more relaxed, so you can wear them in place of any bra. You might wear a long sports bra to the gym or sexy styles on special dates. A longline bra and sweats is the perfect outfit for weekend hangs at home.

Choosing the Best Longline Bra for You

When shopping for longline bras, the possibilities are pretty much endless when you put on such a powerfully feminine piece. Loose bras won't provide enough support, while overly snug ones can create bulges above or below the fabric. Consider the cut of the clothes you want to wear when choosing your lingerie. A longline low-back bra looks amazing paired with dresses with dramatic rear views, while a plunge bra suits low-cut dresses that show cleavage. Our size chart can help you choose the perfect bra online.

Our Bra Fit Experts can help you find the right longline bra the first time. If you're still not sure, don't sweat it. You can return your unworn, unwashed bra to us for any reason for a full refund within 30 days. Browse Bare Necessities for longline bras from top lingerie brands, including Dominique, Gossard and Inner Secrets. You may even discover a new favorite label browsing through our stylish selection.