Longline Bras Offer *Way* More Support Than Regular Bras—Here Are the 14 Best Ones To Shop

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If you have boobs, then you know there's nothing worse than an ill-fitting, unsupportive bra. Perhaps it's a strapless bra that slips and slides out of place. Maybe it's a sports bra that wriggles up every time you raise your hands over your head. Or maybe it's your basic, T-shirt bra that just doesn't have the same support it once did. Whatever it is, it's uncomfortable enough to make you want to dump your bras for good.

The good news is, wearing a longline bra can add coverage and comfort when you need it most. Built with an extended waistline, longline bras are often more supportive than their shorter counterparts. And seriously—Be it a strapless, scoop-neck, push-up, or plunge, there's a longline bra for every style and occasion.

The best longline bras, at a glance:

What is a longline bra?

Longline bras stand out for having a band that’s 2-3 inches wider than your typical bra band, giving them a longer silhouette on your torso. “Since most of the support from a bra comes from its underband, longline bras offer more support compared to regular bras,” says Kathryn Rambo, a bra and lingerie designer at Adore Me. “This makes them [an especially] great option for women with larger busts.”

In addition to offering more bust support, Bare Necessities bra-fit expert, Kristyn Polin, says that longline bras can create the appearance of a smoother waistline, as the longer band helps shape the ribcage. Another benefit of the extended band? It’s built to stay put, which is especially helpful in strapless styles.

Due to the steadfast, supportive nature of longline bras, Jené Luciani Sena, author of The Bra Book: An Intimate Guide to Finding the Right Bra, Shapewear, Swimsuit, and More ($19), says that longline bras began as wedding staples—but they have since poured over into everyday fashion. Nowadays, the crop top-like bras are worn under other garments, as well as on their own. It’s all a matter of personal preference.

What to look for in a longline bra

Longline bras are sold in a variety of styles, including bralettes, wireless, strapless, push-up, and athletic-oriented options. When shopping for one a, there are a number of things you’ll want to consider: What length band do you want? Which will be most comfortable? Do you want underwire support? Do you want molded cups? What about side boning for more definition? Do you prefer pull-on or hook-and-eye silhouettes? Are you craving smooth fabric or detailed lace?

Whatever you're shopping for, there's a longline bra for every style and occasion. Shop the best ones, below.

14 longline bras to shop right now

Best do-it-all bra

Lululemon, Like a Cloud Longline Bra — $68.00

Available sizes: 2-14 in B/C and D/DD cups

The Lululemon Like a Cloud Longline Bra is easily one of the most comfortable sports bras/tops I’ve ever worn. Made of stretchy sweat-wicking, quick-drying nylon and elastane, it’s truly a delight to move in—which is good, because it’s designed for yoga flows and other low-impact activities like stretching and Lagree.

Another call out: Lululemon understands that larger busts require extra support, so even though a longline is naturally more supportive, they’ve created a Like a Cloud Longline Bra specifically for D/DD cups, which has thicker horizontal straps, with the same slim criss-cross ones. TL;DR: They think of everything.

Colors: 13


  • Soft
  • Supportive but not overly compressive
  • Sold in different strap widths depending on cup size


  • Some shoppers report that the bra loses its shape after a few months
  • Some shoppers report that the bra ripples with wear

Best strappy

Smartwool, Women's Intraknit™ Strappy Bra — $65.00

Available sizes: XS-XL

While wool may not seem like the most breathable material for a sports bra, the Smartwool Women’s Intraknit Strappy Bra is a longline beloved for the comfort and support it offers during workouts and daily life. Made with body-conforming stretchy fabric, removable pads, and double criss-cross straps, it’s a supportive silhouette that you’ll enjoy swapping out your regular sports bra and shirt for.

According to Well+Good’s Associate Commerce Editor, Francesca Krempa, Smarwool’s strappy bra has quickly become her favorite for workouts, like skiing and rowing. “It’s incredibly supportive and breathable—the strappy design is particularly airy,” she says. “Plus, since it’s a wool blend, I can sweat my brains out in it without it getting stinky like other bras do.”

Colors: 5


  • Offers support, shape, and lift
  • Removable pads  
  • Breathable, thanks to the wool-blend and strappy back


  • Designed for low-impact activities
  • Runs small

Best plunge

Adore Me, Helynn Contour

Available sizes: 30A-38DDD

Looking for a less sporty silhouette? The Adore Me Helynn Contour Longline T-Shirt Bra will quickly become your new everyday staple. Featuring a wireless, pull-on design with sculpted, unlined cups, it’s supportive and comfortable, not to mention totally smooth, so you won’t be able to detect it under your clothes. Its most noticeable feature is that plunging neckline, perfect for v-neck shirts and other silhouettes that show off your neckline.

“I love this set so much I’m ordering two more,” says one Adore Me shopper. “Love the support without the underwire. I Wear a 38DD and this is by far one of the most comfortable bras I have ever own. Super soft material.”

Colors: 6


  • Smooth, molded cups
  • Adjustable racerback straps
  • Wireless


  • Some shoppers complain that the pull-on style is hard to pull on with larger busts
  • Some shoppers wish there was more padding where underwire would typically be

Best scoop

Skims, Naked Scoop Longline Bra — $48.00

Available sizes: XXS-5X

For a more minimalist approach to the longline bra trend, consider adding the Skims Naked Scoop Longline Bra to your lingerie drawer. The ultra-smooth, full coverage, low-impact bra is the perfect scoop bra-and-top in one. Don’t believe us? Look at the reviews from even anti-bra wearers: “I struggle almost daily with hating every bra ever. I would prefer to just not wear a bra, but that’s not possible 100% of the time,” writes one Skims shopper. “However, I now have this bra. I have never felt more comfortable in a bra in my life and I will certainly be looking into the other fits in the Naked line moving forward.”

It’s so good that it’s been on backorder but is finally getting restocked. Mark your calendars for Monday, March 13.

Colors: 11


  • Smoothing design
  • Wide, supportive straps
  • Inclusive size range and colors


  • Sells out fast

Best cut out

Eleven by Venus Williams, Wrapped Sports Bra — $98.00

Available sizes: XS-XXL

Want to show some skin? Do it in this wrap-style sports bra from Eleven by Venus Williams, which features a cut out underneath the waistband. Its stretchy, moisture-wicking design makes it flexible enough for low-impact activities, like yoga and barre, while it’s pretty wrap gives it a ballerina-inspired look. Pair it with the matching marbled leggings or another solid bottom for a look that’ll turn heads.




  • Unique wrap details with cut-out design
  • Stretchy
  • Sweat-wicking


  • Not supportive enough for high-impact activities
  • Expensive

Best strapless

Parfait, Elissa Longline Strapless Bra — $62.00

Available sizes: 32B-42G

If you struggle with strapless bras slipping and sliding, try a longline style, like this one from Parfait. The wider band helps keep the bra up, and—combined with a gripped lining and 4-column hook-and-eye-closure—actually stays in place.

“I love that this bra doesn’t have the weird quad-boob thing that so many strapless bras have,” writes on Bare Necessities shopper. “Pretty good support, the longline is very smoothing, very little to no need to readjust. My only sort of problem is that the band is a little less snug than I’d like, but I measure in between band sizes.”

Colors: 4


  • Hook-and-eye closure band
  • Gripper lining
  • Inclusive sizing
  • Supportive, seamless cups


  • Band isn’t as snug as some shoppers like

Best seamless

Outdoor Voices, SeamlessRib Longline Bra — $48.00

Available sizes: XS-XL

For a seamless style that’s a bit more thick and forgiving than Skims’ Scoop bra, Outdoor Voices has got you covered. Part of its SeamlessRib collection includes this longline bra which is pretty much a stretchy, supportive tank top. There’s no removable padding, no wires, no body mapping—it’s completely seamless style that’s a delight to wear. Bonus points for the cute coloring, ribbed detailing, and color blocking at the hem.

“It’s fabulous for low-impact activities and even lounging around the house,” says Krempa. “I wouldn’t wear it for high-impact stuff, it’s not supportive enough for that. But for walks around the neighborhood, running errand, or even yoga, it does the job.”

Colors: 7


  • Soft and stretchy
  • Minimalist
  • Affordable


  • Not supportive enough for high-impact activities

Best lace

FP One, Adella Bralette — $38.00

Available sizes: XS-XL

There’s no doubt: You’ve seen this bralette on Instagram and TikTok. The iconic silhouette has been ‘liked’ by over 33,000 Free People shoppers and makes frequent appearances on its own and peeking out from beneath dresses, jackets, and tops. The dainty, unlined lace bralette has a smocked back and straight and criss-cross adjustable straps to provide enough support for a night out—but not enough for a workout.

“This is a beautiful and very unique piece,” writes one Free People shopper. “You can wear it by itself, which is very sexy, also you can dress it up and make it stylish. It’s delicate with all the lace and yet durable. Love it!” It’s a beaut—don’t blame us if you want to buy every color.

Colors: 21


  • Beautiful lace design
  • Adjustable straps
  • Statement strappy back
  • Affordable


  • Very thin straps, so shoppers say it isn’t the most supportive
  • Reportedly runs small

Best corset style

Offline by Aerie, OG Corset Longline Sports Bra — $28.00

Available sizes: XXS-XXL

How cute is this new corset-inspired cotton longline sports bra from Aerie? Designed with side boning and a longer band, this bra, which has a scoop neckline and back, is bound to become a popular athleisure staple.

“It is SO comfortable!” writes one Aerie shopper. “I could wear it for light workouts but because of the cotton fabric, that might not work for some people. Definitely not cardio friendly. I have been wearing this as a bra top with mom jeans and get so many compliments. It fits like a glove.”

Colors: 8


  • Trendy corset style and colors
  • Soft, breathable cotton
  • Removable pads


  • Not ideal for high-impact workouts

Best ruched

Alo, Wild Thing Bra — $68.00

Available sizes: XS-XL

The Alo Wild Thing Bra is giving major early ‘00s vibes and we’re all for it. From the plunging V-necklines and scrunched hem to the thick-strapped racerback design, this is one bra you’ll want to buy in every color. Just look at the reviews:

“I’m someone who unapologetically lives in athleisure—both during and after workouts and on rest days,” writes on Alo shopper. “The Wild Thing Bra is comfortable without being boring and feels great under a shirt or on its own.” Just keep in mind that it’s designed specifically for low-impact activities, so wear it to yoga, barre, or on your hot girl walk—not to your next HIIT class.

Colors: 9


  • Trendy ruched silhouette
  • Buttery soft
  • Doubles as a crop top


  • Not ideal for high-impact workouts
  • Unlined
  • Reportedly runs small

Best push-up

Dobreva, Push Up Longline Bra — $28.00

Sizes available: 32A-40D

If you’re craving a bit more oomph with your longline bra, check out the Dobreva Women’s Longline Push Up Bra, which touts an impressive 5,000+ 5-star reviews. The spandex and polyamide wireless bra features a pull-on silhouette with adjustable, convertible straps and pretty lace trim for an everyday bra you’ll feel comfortable and confident in.

One Amazon shopper calls it the “best bra ever”: “Fits perfect. So comfy! Smooths my sides & back beautifully while lifting and enhancing the girls. I’m 55 years old & I feel like I’ve had a lift! I wasn’t aware that it doesn’t have open/closure in the back. You have to put it on over your head, but once on it’s so comfortable that I don’t really mind.

Colors: 20


  • Inclusive sizes and colors
  • Wireless push-up style
  • Adjustable straps and molded cups
  • Affordable


  • Some shoppers report that the pull-on design stretches out over time

Best for large busts

Cosabella, Never Say Never Curvy Plungie Longline Bralette — $90.00

Available sizes: XS-XL in petite, regular, extended, and ultra curvy sizing

Remember: Longline bras are especially fab for larger busts, so it’s no wonder the Cosabella Never Say Never Curvy Plungie Longline Bralette is such a hit. Touting hundreds of 5-star reviews, the lace bralette features adjustable straps and nine hook-and-eye closures to ensure it’s as supportive and tailorable as possible, despite being wireless. And considering it’s sold in dozens of colors, we’d bet you’ll want to buy more than one.

If you love the look of this bralette but have A, B, C, or D cups, don’t fret! Just shop the Cosabella Never Say Never Plungie Longline Bralette ($80).

Colors: 34


  • Sold in dozens of colors and sizes
  • Hook-and-eye closure
  • Adjustable straps
  • Extra-wide band for support


  • Expensive

Best T-shirt bra

Harper Wilde, Bliss Triangle Bralette — $45.00

Available sizes: XS-4XL

For casual, everyday wear, you can’t go wrong with the Bliss Triangle Bralette from Harper Wilde. The plunging neck combined with the barely-there fabric makes for a ridiculously comfortable fit, so “your boobs can feel like they’re wearing sweatpants,” as the website says.

“I love everything Harper Wilde does, but this is my absolute favorite of all their styles,” says Krempa. “It’s the first bra I grab when I’m wearing a T-shirt or sweater and want support without overdoing it. The fabric is so soft and lightweight, and since it’s seamless, it hides underneath even clingy tops. Get one.”

Colors: 5



  • Lightweight
  • Buttery soft
  • Adjustable straps


  • Pull-over style can tend to stretch out

Best for working out

Gymshark, Whitney Longline Bra — $46.00

Sizes available: XS-XXL

Whitney Simmons is known for her Alive app and programming, yes, but she’s also known for her signature gym style. To copy her look, snag the Gymshark Whitney Longline Bra while you can. The racerback, wireless bra features structure boning and removable cups for a corset-like appearance that’s nothing short of gym chic. But that’s not all. This nylon and elastane longline bra is also incredibly soft—so much so that you might not even want to take it off. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Colors: 6

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