Longing for longline

Longline conical bras were a thing of the Fifties, but modern day longline bras, of which boast a more natural shape, are now seeing a resurgence due to the current craze for similar style bralettes.


But what is the difference between a bralette and a longline bra? Here to help is Figleaves garment technologist Victoria Shelton.

“Longline bras are normally more structured with wired cups, a classic bra fastening and also feature small flexible bones for extra support to help the extra length sit flush against the body. Bralettes on the other hand are usually non-wired and often pulled over the head for a flush back.”

This makes longline bras ideal for larger cup sizes, and anyone looking for a little more lift, shape and support, while still being up there on the style front.

Trend setters like to sport longline bras visibly under a shirt or t-shirt as a fashion statement, rather than unseen underwear, such is their style status.

Whether you want your longline bra to be seen or not, sizing for this style of bra is the same as your regular size. The extra fabric on the underband is fitted and adjusted for each size, and also provides extra coverage.

And because here at Figleaves we like to keep our lingerie on trend and meet your demands, we’ve taken our bestselling Juliette Lace bra and created a longline version. It still features the beloved plunge style, but the underband has been extended to flatter and support. So whether you already wear and love our Juliette Lace bra, or simply want to try a longline style, the newly launched Juliette Lace longline bra in red or black is a great option for perfect fit, style and comfort.


Longline bras are normally more structured with wired cups, a classic bra fastening and feature small flexible bones for extra support …

Victoria Shelton, Figleaves garment technologist

Laura Barrett

Having styled for celebrity magazine shoots and written for many lifestyle brands, Figleaves Content Editor Laura Barrett is on hand to offer fashion news, style inspiration, trend updates and collection reviews.