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Some trends come and go, and others come back with a vengeance. Case in point: The longline bra. This style, which was popular during the 1940s and 1950s, seems to be popping up everywhere — and we’re not surprised in the slightest. The longline bra not only looks stunning but offers a slew of benefits that can work in any woman’s favor.

So, thinking about investing in some longline bras? Here are some of the top reasons why you should definitely add a few to your collection:

Reason #1: Longline bras are universally flattering and stunning to look at.

With extra fabric under the cups that extend down your waist, this style offers a different look as well as a different fit than your typical bras. Depending on the fabric and detailing, it can look feminine and romantic or all-out seductive. Either way, the longline bra is a sultry choice for a special occasion or really any kind of date night. It has that vintage pinup charm that never really goes out of style.

Reason #2: There are plenty of longline bras to choose from.

Whether you’re seeking a longline bra, that’s strapless, has molded cups and/or underwire, or one with a plunging neckline, there are so many options available. That means you’re sure to find one that’s right for you. Additionally, the length of longline bras can range — some of them only extend a few inches below the cups, while others fall closer to just above the navel. Try out different lengths to see which works best with your figure.

Reason #3: Longline bras give you a smooth line under clothing.

Did you know that the longline style can act as a bra and shapewear in one? The additional fabric and boning underneath the bust are effective at smoothing out your silhouette and ensuring you look bump-free. As such, it’s a perfect pick for form-fitting tops and dresses or accentuating your curves as well as your waist.

Reason #4: Longline bras provide ample support.

Full-busted ladies, listen up: The longline bra may very well become your new best friend. Why? This style can offer even more support thanks to the extended structure beneath the cups/wire. For that reason, a strapless longline bra is also less likely to slip down your torso than a regular strapless bra.

Reason #5: Longline bras can be comfortable.

Ever struggled with upper body discomfort and suspected it was bra-related? Since the longline bra distributes the weight of your breasts across a greater surface area on your torso, it can take some of the strain on your back and shoulders. As an added bonus, you’ll likely notice your posture improves with a longline bra.

If you’re already convinced you need a longline bra in your lingerie arsenal, there are a few more considerations to keep in mind. A flawless fit is key with longline bras in particular — and these can be a bit trickier because they don’t just need to fit your breasts but your upper torso as well. If it’s too loose, you’ll be dealing with unsightly wrinkling, and if it’s too tight, it’s sure to be uncomfortable.

You may want to get fitted again to ensure you know your proper size. And keep in mind that you also may end up needing to size up or down in the band from your typical size for a longline style. While you can certainly buy longline bras online (and you’ll have a wide selection to choose from!) you may want to try a few on in person at your local lingerie boutique, particularly if you’ve never purchased this style before. An expert can help guide you to longline styles that work particularly well with your body type, torso length, and breast shape.

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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!

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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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