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What is a plunge bra?

  • By: Nicki
  • Date: July 26, 2023
  • Time to read: 7 min.

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A plunge bra supports the bust from the centre of the cups and pushes the breasts together. These bra styles under tops with a low-cut neckline they create a great cleavage . A plunge bra works best for women with small breasts so if you have small breasts then this is the style for you!

Wonderbra Women's Ultimate Plunge Underwired Multiway, Beige, 34D UK

What is the difference between balcony and plunge bras?

A balcony bra has cups that sit further apart and sits higher on the breasts, whereas a plunge bra supports and enhances cleavage and is designed to be worn with low necklines.

The band of a plunging bra will usually have 3 or more hooks for extra support, as the weight of your breast pulls at this area. The straps are set closer together in order to allow for your bustline to be pushed up towards the centre.

If you have round or full-shaped breasts, try a plunge bra to enhance your bust. If you have asymmetric or pendulous shaped breasts, then the push up effect of this bra will give them an even shape. This is often helpful after pregnancy!

Tell me the purpose of a plunge bra?

Plunge bras help you relax and makes it easier to make your beautiful silhouette more appealing! The angled cups and the lower centre mean plunge bras disappear behind lower-cut outfits and plunged dresses and tops – a-bra-cada-bra! It is likely the ring on plunge bras has a much lower wire in the middle so it works well to people who have found it difficult to dig a bit deeper from high wire. There are several different types of plunge bras and they can fit many different shape. The sling is supportive even if your big boob is big.

How to solve Plunge Bra Fit Problems (And How To Solve Them)

Full busted women generally don’t get a comfortable bra. Plunge bras offer perfect separation for closed breast. Those with large breasts are most likely to benefit from designs which push the breast tissue toward the centre of an outfit to help prevent it from resorption. Consult our guide above to determine the perfect plunge bra for your shape. Find out how to see which are the best plunge Bras for you. Find the best bra for you and for your breast size below.

What style of top suits a plunging bra?

Plunge bras can give you great cleavage when wearing V-neck tops, allowing them to show without leaving too much visible skin between the gap. Try wearing one with a revealing dress or top for maximum impact!

MISS MOLY Women's V Neck Top Short Sleeve T-Shirt Summer Blouse Apricot XX-Large

What is the best shape for my breasts?

Plunge bras are designed to be supportive on small boobs but also come in padded styles that create cleavage without the need for smaller breast sizes. A plunge bra has push up padding on the lower half, usually with removable pads if desired.

The centre inside the underwire comes down lower than other types of bra so there is less breast tissue above it, thus creating great cleavage! A low cut style of any kind works perfectly

Is a plunge bra the same as a push-up bra?

A plunge bra is not the same as a push-up bra, but the two styles can compliment each other. The plunge bra will typically have underwire and padding around the center in order to give you a better cleavage, while a push-up bra will have padding that goes all the way around for a more natural effect.

How do you wear a plunge bra?

A plunge bra is worn like any other! Simply slip it over your head and fasten the back, then adjust the shoulder straps until you are comfortable.

To create more cleavage, tighten the shoulder straps slightly to bring your breasts together.

What is a balcony bra?

This bra rests on top of your breast rather than under them like a plunge bra does. This style has wider set cups that allow your breasts to sit naturally apart from one another.

Rosme Womens Balconette Bra with Padded Straps, Collection Grand, Black, Size 40C

If you have fuller or heavier breasts, then this will be more supportive as there won’t be as much weight being held by the band under your bust.

Can I wear plunge bra everyday?

Yes! You can and you should, and it will leave you feeling uplifted all day long.

As with any bra, we recommend that you give them a regular wash to keep hygiene levels high and support levels high too!

What is the difference between plunge bras and balconette models?

Both styles of bra get their name from the depth of the cup – but while a plunge has cups that practically meet in the middle, giving great cleavage, a balcony model features cups which sit on top of your chest and create more separation. With its higher sides and deeper neckline there’s no fear of wardrobe malfunctions here.

Rosme Womens Balconette Bra with Padded Straps, Collection Grand, Beige, Size 38D

Can a plunge bra give you cleavage?

Yes, a plunge bra will push your breasts together to create a great cleavage! This style of bra is perfect for low cut tops and dresses where you want to show off some skin. Alternatively, try wearing one with a high-necked top for the best of both worlds.

What bras go well with plunging necklines?

A plunge bra is ideal for low cut tops as it will ensure that there’s no visible flesh between the cups – making them great for revealing outfits. Look out for styles with removable padding if you’re after an even more striking look.

As this style has wide set straps they are also fantastic on small boobs as they work to enhance their natural shape.

Does the plunge bra work?

Yes! The plunge bra works just like it says on the tin. It moves your breasts together to create a cleavage, making this style perfect for low cut tops.

Do plunge bras come in different sizes?

Different styles of plunging bra are available across various sizes – all you need to do is find the size that matches your own cup and band measurements.  

What Types of Plunge Bras are Available?  

A balconette-style plunge bra comes with cups that sit on top of your chest, while a true plunge bra features cups which almost meet in the middle centre front to create more cleavage.

Where Can I buy a plunge bra?

You can purchase plunge bras from most outlets including Amazon.

What comes first, the plunge bra or the low v neckline?

The plunge bra. This is a lingerie staple and goes perfectly with low-cut dresses.

Why don’t my boobs sit in my plunging bras?

If your breasts are not sitting into the cups of your plunge bra then this can be due to one of three issues: 1) The cup is too small 2) The straps are too tight 3) Your band size is too big

Are plunge bras good for small breasts?

Yes! Plunge bras work well on small boobs as they lift your bust into place effortlessly. This style has wide set straps so it will also create some separation which is perfect if you’re after an enhanced shape. Don’t forget that plunging necklines were made for these kinds of bra styles too!

Moulded Plunge Bras

Freya Moulded Paddling Bras are created in a preform mould, featuring seam-free cups to provide rounded form and a smooth finish under garment. Alongside a deeper plunging neck-line with clout and full body. Available in deco, cameo and wild versions.

Push up or Plunge Bras – Which one should I choose?

The choice between a push or plunge bra is difficult. If you keep both your sizing and the size of all your garments hidden at all times in the drawer, no worries about this one. We will discuss the differences between pull up bras and plunge bras as well as the cons of both.

Plunge bra vs T-shirt bra

The t-shirt bra is a type of reinforced cup bra that provides comfortable ventilation. One of its distinctive factors is its streamlined cups invisible under clothing. The bra cup styles can range from demi to full cover and the plunge bra can only have one cup form.

Plunge bra vs Balconette bra

The balconette bra often has very lower cuts and covers the nipples. The cups of the plunge bra are angled toward the centre of the gore between the breasts i.e angled cups.

The balconette starts at the point where the straps and cup come together and ends at the point at which the cup meets the circle. The bra also is often defined by its wide straps and demi cup that are similar to plunge bras but don’t quite the same.

What is a push-up plunge bra?

A plunge bra is a type of push-up bra that gives extra support and cleavage. The cup of the bra starts from around half way or below your bust so it’s more plunging than a regular push-up. It usually has underwire to help add even more lift and fill out the cups, along with some padding to enhance the effect.

When to wear plunge bras.

When to wear Plunge bras. They are great for wearing with low-cut tops and dresses as they can help to give a jaw dropping cleavage; perfect if you want to make an impression at your next big night out.

What is a Deep V bra

A deep v plunge bra is similar to a basic plunge bra but the scoop of the neckline slopes down lower. A basic plunge bra leaves a small part of the bust covered, whereas as a deep v plunge bra cut away over more of the fullness of your breasts to show off more skin.

What is a balconette bra?

Similar to a plunge bra, but the strap is across the whole cup rather than below it. Most of your breast will be covered by the cup and it leaves more skin visible at the neckline; making them great for wearing under v-neck tops or dresses.

What is a demi bra?

A demi bra has lower cut armholes and neckline than a full coverage bra, but it comes up higher at the sides. There’s still enough cup for you to fill it out and get decent support, but your boobs will be almost completely on show as there is less fabric covering them.

Hopefully that answers all your questions relates to what is a plunge bra.

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