What is a Plunge Bra?

There are many misconceptions about the spectacular Plunge Bra style, and we are here to bust them! Plunge bras are an incredible option for nearly every outfit, and yet most women look right past them.

The unique cup shape does so much more than look good under a low-cut top. Continue reading to hear all about why Hourglass Lingerie believes the plunge bra is the underdog of all bra styles!


All About Plunge Bras

As you likely guessed, a Plunge Bra is characterized by a deep neckline that goes right to the center gore (aka the piece of fabric connecting the two cups).

The cups are angled up instead of flat or rounded, as in a balconette or full-coverage bra. Because of this, they offer a little less coverage than those styles, but do not lose any support! The wider shoulder straps help add to the wonderful support plunge bras have to offer.

The angled cups also mean the underwire is shorter and therefore leads to less poking and prodding. Plunge bras may also come with or without padding, showing just how versatile this bra style can be.

Whether there is or isn’t padding, this bra will always be sure to make your cleavage look spectacular.


Who Should Wear Plunge Bras?

Plunge bras come in lots of variety, so you can be assured that there is one that will suit your body type. They will also fit better than other bra styles for many women. Women whose breast is less full at the top will find this bra does an excellent job at preventing gapping and enhancing a cleavage line.

On the other hand, plunge bras will suit full-figured women just as well. Many people believe fuller breasts will spill out of the cup, but this is a misconception. A well-fitted plunge bra, especially one with a mesh top, will prevent spilling in almost every case. Finally, anyone who hate’s underwire poking into the skin (hello, everyone!) will love the shorter underwire featured in plunge bras.

Our favorites at Hourglass Lingerie are the Panache Roxie 9586 Orchid J-Hook Plunge Bra By Sculptresse and the Freya Soiree Lace AA5013 White Padded Plunge Bra.


When Should I Wear?

Obviously, a plunge bra is everyone’s first pick for a low-cut shirt or dress. However, did you know plunge bras can be a first choice for everyday wear?

They make a great daily choice because they are practically invisible under clothes. Say goodbye to those awful bra lines under you favorite T-shirt!

They are also inherently comfortable and supportive- not to mention super trendy and cute. We love the confidence boost we get from a little bit of cleavage added to our day.

Our honest opinion is to wear them with everything, don’t just save them for low-cut!

When Should I Not Wear?

It is undeniable that plunge bras offer a great little boost to cleavage. If you’re not looking for any attention in that area, you may be better suited for a Full-Coverage Bra.

These bras are supportive and pretty without the added cleavage. However, if you are looking for a more dramatic bust enhancement, a Push-Up Bra may be more your speed.

These bras increase cleavage dramatically (we’re talking 1-2 cup sizes!). Plunge bras help the girls out, but never to this extent.

Otherwise, the versatility of plunge bras makes them great for most other situations!


Plunge Bra Sizing

Because plunge bras come in so many different stylings and designs, there is definitely a perfect plunge bra for you. You may notice they fit a little differently than other bras because of how they cover the top of the breast.

Start with your typical bra size and move from there. You’ll know you’ve found the perfect fit when you feel supported and lifted but are not spilling out of the cups. The easiest way to size yourself is to check out our Size Guide and read up on all of our tips and tricks.

Or, if you would rather have the perfect fit without the hassle of research, call and schedule you free, personalized fitting with an Hourglass Lingerie fit specialist. We would love to help you and share our admiration for plunge bras!


Bra Style Guide

Now that you've learned everything you could ever possibly want to know about Plunge Bras, why not learn some more? Our Bra Style Guide is the perfect collection of guides to every bra style on the market. Try something new, explore an old favorite, or step out of your comfort zone!