Longline Bras - Five Helpful Tips
With the more recent popularity of longline bras, more and more women are shopping for them specifically. Unfortunately, they often are overwhelmed by the choices since they have never purchased a longline bra before.
Purchasing a longline bra is just like buying any other product. You need to do your research and be prepared before you buy. This article will give you five important tips about selecting a longline bra.
1. Research the style and features you want first - do you need lingerie, posture bra, or plus size styles? Decide on features such as straps (or strapless), backless, front or rear closure, fabric, and support panels. Some of these are only available with certain styles. Try to know the differences between the various types.
2. Know Your Body Type - your body shape or type may affect the kind of longline bra you are able to wear. If you have a larger frame, you should consider a plus size bra with straps or posture support panels. If you are smaller or have small breasts, consider athletic fit bras and fabrics that can also enhance your bust.
3. Get Professionally Fitted - we strongly recommend you get fitted at the local bra or lingerie shop if possible. Longline bras cover much more body area so fitting can be tricky for some people. The store reps can also make suggestions on styles and features based on your shopping requirements and body type.
Bra Sizing Notes - be sure the strap is comfortable yet firm. A poorly fitted strap can be very annoying long term. For the cup area, it should not wrinkle or fold in (too big) nor should your breasts come over the top (too small). Finally, the center of the bra should lie firmly on your breastbone - no looseness.
5. Test with Sample Clothing - for many women, they buy a longline bra for a specific purpose - e.g. wedding or formal evening wear. If at all possible, try to bring the clothes you will wear to the fitting, or at least something with similar fabric and fit. This will give you an idea of how the bra will appear and feel.
As a matter of common sense, once you have a good idea of the longline bras you are interested in, shop around online. Many online retailers such as Amazon or JCPenny carry many models at great prices. You can also just enter in the model number to your favorite search engine and numerous shopping results will come up.
To summarize, know what you want, get fitted properly, then find the best deal. Ultimately, comfort is the most important thing. Hopefully, these tips will help you find the perfect longline bra! Good luck.
To find more longline bra information, please visit us at LonglineBra.net. This includes an article on Types of Longline Bras.