Bra Trend Alert: 18 Longline Bras for Every Budget
| By Estelle Puleston
First, it was decorative backs and high necklines; now it’s longer bands. Brands are pushing the boundaries of bra design by experimenting with different ways to add more fabric. After all, the bigger the canvas, the more space you have to get creative.
Longline bras are not a new invention, but they are a growing trend. It feels like almost every brand has a longline style in their collection this season. Its inspiration is also due to the astronomical popularity of the bralette.
The bralettes designed so you can style them as outerwear, to festivals and the like, often have a longline band. It’s lingerie but also ‘covered up.' And now that look has become popular for underwired bras too. Only one bra on this list, the last one, isn’t wired.
Some longline bras are subtle. Others have ultra-wide bands that reach down to the waist. They can all serve a practical purpose, or be purely for decoration. Added band width means added support, but only if it’s firm fitting.
Look for sturdy fabrics and boning channels if support is what you want. If you like longline bras for the aesthetics only, stretch lace is a better option. The flexible, relaxed fit allows for freedom of movement and total comfort.
Since longline bras are trending right now, it's easy to find them for every budget. Here are 18 from which to choose. They include small bust, full bust, and plus-size options.
Treat yourself today – bras under $50
Rebel Strapless Longline BraAvailable in sizes 32C-38Fvia Pour Moi
Azaelia Plunge BraAvailable in sizes 32A-44Hvia Ann Summers
Hermiona Bustier by loveJiltyAvailable in sizes 32A-44DDDvia Etsy
Wicked Unlined Uplift Long Line BraAvailable in sizes 32A-38DDDvia Victoria’s Secret
Cora Longline Underwire Bra by ParfaitAvailable in sizes 32D-44Gvia Nordstrom
Toyen Black Longline Corset Bra by Peek & BeauAvailable in sizes 32A-36DDvia Playful Promises
Treat yourself on payday – bras from $50 to $100
Loveswept Convertible Longline Strapless BraAvailable in sizes XS-XLvia Blush
Ivy Emerald BraAvailable in sizes 30A-40Gvia Honey Birdette
Charley Longline Underwire Bra by ElomiAvailable in sizes 34G-40Hvia Nordstrom
Odette Longline BraAvailable in sizes 30C-38Gvia Boux Avenue
Kitty Convertible Longline Bra by PalindromeAvailable in sizes 32B-36DDvia Nordstrom
Boomerang II Underwire Longline Bra by ElseAvailable in sizes 32B-36Dvia Zappos Luxury
Really treat yourself– bras over $100
Longline Convertible Bra by Department of CuriositiesAvailable in sizes 30C-36DDvia Etsy
Viola Almond Longline BraAvailable in sizes 30DD-38Gvia Harlow & Fox
Bella Longline BraAvailable in Studio Pia sizes 1-6 (to fit 30C-36DD)via Studio Pia
Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.