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What Is Plunge Bra? The Ultimate Guide

Written on 17 November 2021

With a deep and revealing neckline, plunge bras are perfect for when you want to show a little more cleavage. This makes them the ideal bra for wearing under low-cut clothing, without compromising on comfort or support.

If you’re asking the question “what is plunge bra”, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll talk you through exactly what a plunge bra is and when you should opt for this style of bra. We’ll also show you some of our favourite plunge bras on the market right now, with options you’re guaranteed to love no matter what your size, shape or tastes.

Get The Scoop On Plunges

Plunge bras are one of the most popular styles of bra, thanks to the fantastic support that they offer and their revealing style. But what exactly is a plunge bra and how do you know whether this style of bra is right for you?

You’ll recognise a plunge bra by its low cut centre and angled cups (rather than the straight cups of a full cup or balcony bra). This allows more of your cleavage to be revealed, without compromising on the support given to your breasts. You may also notice that the straps sit wider on a plunge bra, because they join the edge of the bra’s cups.

Plunge bras give a rounded look, as well as providing excellent uplift. Thanks to their revealing look, they’re a great option for wearing under lower cut outfits, enabling your bra to stay hidden for view whilst making the most of your cleavage.

But who should wear a plunge bra, and what is the best plunge bra for your shape and style? Read on to find out.

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Benefits Of A Plunge Bra

There are many different styles of bra, each with its own features, benefits and uses. The plunge bra is one of the most popular styles, thanks to the outstanding support that it offers and its ability to disappear under lower necklines. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of a plunge bra.

Support

If you’ve been blessed with larger breasts, support will be a critical factor when you’re choosing a bra. Luckily, plunge bras provide a high level of support, even for larger breasts, leaving you feeling comfortable and supported all day long.

Lift

Plunge bras are ideal if you’re looking for lift and projection, without losing that classic rounded shape. The low V neckline will frame your curves perfectly, giving you the shape that you’ve always craved.

Subtlety

If you enjoy wearing outfits with lower necklines, a plunge bra is ideal. Plunge bras have angled cups, along with a low centre gore, enabling this type of bra to disappear seamlessly under almost any outfit. So, you won’t have to worry about taping your clothes anymore – simply choose a plunge bra!

Comfort

Plunge bras prioritise comfort, especially for anyone that finds the high-rise underwires of balcony bras uncomfortable. With a low centre wire, plunge bras put comfort first, offering you support that you can wear all day, without worrying about wires digging in.

Who Should Wear A Plunge Bra?

You might be wondering who should wear a plunge bra. Are they best suited to smaller busts or are they suitable for those blessed with larger breasts?

The truth is that plunge bras are perfect for just about every size of breast. This is an ideal style of bra to enhance your natural assets if your breasts are on the smaller side. However, plunge bras are also well suited to larger breasts, particularly if you’re looking to enhance your natural curves.

Whether you’re looking for a bra to wear underneath lower cut tops and dresses, or a bra that will enhance your natural shape and flatter your figure, it’s worth giving a plunge bra a try.

How Do You Wear A Plunge Bra?

So, you’re ready to give a plunge bra a try, but how do you wear this type of bra? We’re here to talk you through this type of bra.

The plunge style is a very versatile bra that will work well with a wide range of outfits. This means that you will be able to wear your plunge bra under just about anything in your wardrobe. If it makes you feel amazing – that’s what counts!

However, arguably the best use for a plunge bra is underneath an outfit with a lower neckline, such as beneath a lower cut top or dress. This is thanks to the low centre gore, deep plunging V neckline and wide-set straps, which enable this bra to disappear beneath your clothing.

But the versatility of the plunge bra doesn’t end there. This type of bra is ideal for wearing underneath just about any outfit, thanks to the amazing shape and uplift that it provides. This means that whatever your outfit choice, your natural curves will be enhanced, leaving you feeling confident and ready to take on the world.

For tight fitted clothing, you’ll find seamless styles of plunge bra such as the Freya Deco moulded padded plunge bra are perfect, as they disappear beneath even the most figure-hugging of outfits. This will leave you able to enjoy your night, without worrying about your bra being visible.

Many women select the plunge bra as their go-to everyday style, particularly if they find that the low centre wires are more comfortable than with other styles of bra, such as the balcony bra. Whether you choose to wear a plunge bra every day of the week, or to save it for that special occasion, it’s a versatile choice of bra to keep in your wardrobe.

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What Is The Difference Between Balcony And Plunge Bras?

Balcony and plunge and two of the most common styles of bra, but what is the difference between these two styles, and how do you know which is the right style for you?

Balcony bras are one of the most common choices amongst those of us blessed with larger breasts, thanks to the impressive support that they offer. Not only that, but they provide excellent forward projection along with outstanding uplift, creating a perfect rounded shape. The straps are wide-set, whilst the neckline is relatively square.

In contrast, the neckline of a plunge bra is a deep V, making it ideal for wearing under lower cut outfits. This makes a plunge bra more revealing than a balcony bra, as more of your cleavage is visible. In comparison to the straight cups of a balcony bra, a plunge bra has angled cups, bringing your cleavage together whilst providing uplift.

The choice between balcony vs plunge bras is completely personal. Whilst some women swear by balcony bras as their everyday style, others will reach for a plunge bra on a daily basis. Others may vary the style of bra that they choose based on their outfit choice. There really is no right or wrong answer – the most important thing is that you feel both comfortable and confident in your bra of choice.

Is A Push Up Bra And A Plunge Bra The Same Thing?

Many people wonder whether a push up bra and a plunge bra are the same thing, and it’s understandable that these two types of bra could be confused. However, push up bras and plunge bras have some key differences that you need to be aware of.

Push up bras include extra padding which lifts the breasts up, giving the appearance of fuller breasts. This is a popular style of bra amongst those with smaller breasts, as well as in teenagers. Plunge bras do not typically have this extra padding, although there are some plunge bras on the market that are available in a push up style, with added padding.

It’s important to note that there are also some similarities between push up bras and plunge bras. Both of these types of bras feature closely fitting wires. These wires gently push the breasts towards the centre of your chest, giving your breasts a fuller appearance. You’ll also notice that the shape of these styles of bras is similar, with both types of bras featuring a deep plunging neckline. This makes both of these styles of bras suitable for wearing beneath lower cut necklines.

Both plunge bras and push up bras aim to enhance your natural cleavage, giving a sexy but natural look. The difference lies in the amount of padding that the bra offers, with push up bras providing added padding when compared to a standard plunge bra.

Plunge Bras – Our Top Picks

Plunge bras are a popular choice, both for special occasions and for everyday wear. But how do you know which plunge bra is right for you? To help you to make your decision, we’ve put together a few of our favourite plunge bras on the market today. Let’s take a look at them.

Freya Cameo Moulded Plunge Bra

With light moulded padding, the Freya Cameo moulded plunge bra is perfect for those looking for a smooth silhouette under even the closest-fitting of outfits. It also has a low centre front, allowing it to be worn under outfits with low and plunging necklines, whilst remaining invisible. And it doesn’t compromise on style either, with a modern striped design that gives the bra a contemporary appearance.

The Freya Cameo moulded plunge bra is available in sizes 28D – 38G, making it a great option for a wide range of sizes. It’s also available in both nude and black, giving this bra further versatility when it comes to hiding seamlessly underneath your party outfit.

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Freya Cameo moulded plunge bra

Fantasie Anoushka Side Support Plunge Bra

If you’re looking for elegance and allure, the Fantasie Anoushka side support plunge bra could be exactly what you’re looking for. With beautiful Austrian embroidery and a cut-out centre, this gorgeous plunge bra is guaranteed to leave you feeling confident and self-assured.

But appearance isn’t enough when it comes to a bra – it has to be supportive and comfortable too. Luckily, the Fantasie Anoushka ticks every box, with fantastic side support and a wide wired design for added comfort. This really is a bra that you can wear all day long, without compromising on comfort, support or style.

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Fantasie Anoushka

Wonderbra Ultimate Plunge

When a standard plunge bra isn’t enough, only the ultimate will suffice. That’s where the Wonderbra Ultimate comes in. With one of the deepest plunging necklines on the market, this plunge bra goes above and beyond, making it ideal for wear under even the lowest of necklines.

Not only that, but this bra features Wonderbra’s unique hand technology, to provide you with outstanding support, all day (or night) long. Available in black and nude, this really is a bra for every occasion.

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Wonderbra Ultimate

Related Questions

Are Plunge Bras Padded?

It’s impossible to give a straightforward answer to the question ‘are plunge bras padded?’, as it really depends on the individual bra. Whilst some plunge bras such as the Fantasie Savannah offer padding, there are also non-padded plunge bras available such as the Elomi Matilda. This makes the plunge bra a versatile style, with options available to suit all tastes and personal preferences.  

Are Plunge Bras Good For Small Breasts?

If you’re looking to enhance your natural cleavage, a plunge bra is a great option. The angled cups give a deep plunging neckline, whilst the closely fitted wires gently push your breasts inwards, giving the appearance of a fuller bust. Not only that, but this style offers great uplift and projection, giving your breasts a perfectly rounded shape for a curvy silhouette. This makes plunge bras a popular choice amongst those blessed with smaller breasts.

Ready To Take The Plunge?

Whether you’re looking for a plunge bra to wear under a low-cut neckline or to add to your wardrobe for everyday wear, we’ve got you covered. We stock a wide range of plunge bras from popular brands such as Freya, Elomi, Fantasie, Curvy Kate, Royce, Wonderbra and Cleo, in sizes ranging from 28D to 46HH. We’re always happy to help if you need advice on the perfect style for your shape, or a helping hand when it comes to finding the right size.

In this article, we’ve answered the question ‘what is plunge bra’, as well as providing an insight into when a plunge bra is the perfect choice of underwear. If you’re ready to take the plunge, why not begin by browsing our wide selection of plunge bras.

Discover our full range of plunge bras here

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