If you are looking to purchase a longline bra, this article can provide some guidance and helpful advice.  First, it helps to know a little more about longline bras in general.  They are designed much like a partial corset, and most women use them to project a smoother and slimmer figure.  Others appreciate the extra back and shoulder support they provide.

Naturally, you should first determine the type of longline bra that meets your needs.  Here are some common types to research.  For normal, everyday wear with good support, consider a typical strapped bra with a soft fabric.  If you need something to go with a strapless gown or dress, a strapless longline bra is an obvious choice.  For something sexy or fun, look for a lingerie or lace styled bra.  Finally, if you want pure functional support, a posture longline bra can provide superior results.

Once you have a good idea of the type of longline bra you would like, proper sizing is important.  As these bras cover a larger portion of your torso, we recommend that you go to a retailer and get properly sized by a professional.  It will also give you a chance to feel the fabrics and textures – again, you want something extremely comfortable because of the larger bra coverage.   We feel this is the most important step in choosing a longline bra.

Wacoal Longline Bra

Wacoal Longline Bra

Here are a few other general tips on bra sizing.  Make sure the bra strap  is comfortable and firm – not overly loose.  The cup area should not wrinkle or collapse inwards – conversely, you do not want your breasts bulging out the top of the cups either.  Finally, the center of the bra should rest snugly on your breastbone but not be too loose.  These seem obvious, but you would be surprised at how many women get the wrong bra size.

Another important consideration not to overlook is the outfit you will be wearing.  This is especially important if  you are wearing a tight fitting gown or evening dress.  If practical, try the bra on with your anticipated clothes (or something with similar fit) beforehand.  Bring a friend to give you input on the look and feel.

Finally, a few words on how your body anatomy may affect your choice.  If you are a larger or full figured woman, a longline (often posture type) with body panels may provide that extra support for long lasting comfort.  On the other hand, if you are a woman with smaller breasts, a tight-fitting (or athletic fit) longline bra can push your breasts up, enhancing your figure.

Ultimately, the most important thing when choosing a longline bra is the comfortability.  If it feels uncomfortable during a test run, there is no way you will want to keep it on for hours at a time.  Please make sure you get the size and comfort right.  We hope this helps and good luck!



Longline Bras Featured on this Page (Click on Red Links to Buy)

Exquisite Form Fully Longline Bra 7565 Exquisite Form Fully Longline Posture Bra 7565
Carnival Low Plunge Longline 203 Carnival Women’s Low Plunge Longline 203

There are many types and styles of longline bras, probably hundreds on the market today.  It can be overwhelming to even begin a search with so many options out there.  On this page, we look at some of the best longline bras on the market – this will at least give you an idea what women really like out there right now. We keep this page up-to-date since availability and models can change over time.

Dominique Longline Lace Torsolette Bra 8949

Dominique Longline Lace Torsolette Bra

Dominique Longline Lace Torsolette Bra

[Editor's Note: We have noticed this bra has not been available at Amazon as of late 2012. It is still manufactured but you may need to check out multiple retailers.]A very popular longline bra, the Dominique Torsolette has a very sexy design with ultra sheer lace.  Like the Lilyette, it is a great option for formal wear and wedding gowns.  The firm mesh wings and floral design give it more traditional yet sexy longline bra look.  It tends to fit nicely because of the dual row eye-back closures in the rear (you likely will need help putting it on).  It is a very well made bra but is definitely more pricey than the Lilyette.

Exquisite Form Fully Longline Posture Bra 7565

Exquisite Form Fully Longline Bra 7565

Exquisite Form Fully Longline Bra 7565

This is one of the best, and certainly most popular, longline posture bras available today.  Women find it very comfortable, but it does have a very conservative design.  We consider it more of a functional bra.  The posture bra criss-cross design has extra reinforcement on the Exquisite Form, while camisole cushioned straps provide superior comfort.  Overall, a great choice for those of you looking for a longline style posture bra.

Carnival Women’s Low Plunge Longline 203

Carnival Low Plunge Longline 203

Carnival Low Plunge Longline 203

One of the most popular strapless longline bras today, especially for bridal and other formal dresses.  Women love the comfort and fit, as well as the price value.  The only complaint we have seen is that because it is a low plunge design, it may not provide as much support as other longlines, depending on your body type.  Overall, a great value and very popular.

Lilyette Women’s Defining Moments Longline Bra 829

Lilyette Defining Moments Longline Bra

Lilyette Defining Moments Longline Bra

[Editor's Note:  We have noticed this bra has gone in and out of stock in 2012 and 2013 more often.  It is still manufactured but you may need to check out multiple retailers.] This is a beautiful and lovely longline bar that is extremely popular with women. It is primarily a strapless bra but straps are included to be used optionally. The fabric is very thin and comfortable, using Tactel cotton and polyester blends with spandex. Because of the light fabric and fit, we give this bra very high ratings for formal wear, especially wedding dresses. An additional bonus is that the Lilyette Longline Bra can usually be purchased at a very reasonable price!
While there are many choices available to you, these are some of the best longline bras we have seen available today.  Start your search with these and you may not have to look any further.  Good luck!