Plunge Bras: More Than Just a Bra for Low-Cut Dresses and Tops

Model wearing the plunge bra

While t-shirt bras tend to be many women’s go-to, bras with plunge cups are actually just as flattering (if not more!) and look great on a wider range of body types and breast shapes. For some women, a plunge cup will actually fit better than a full coverage or demi cup bra.

Thanks to its unique cup shape, a plunge style bra offers a natural lift that’s far more subtle than a push-up bra. Push-up bras typically have padding at the bottom of the cup to bring your breasts inwards and upwards for a noticeable lift, often adding the appearance of a full cup size or more. Whereas a plunge bra draws your breasts together from the center of the cup.


What is a Plunge Bra?

A plunge bra features a deep v-neckline and flattering cut that perfectly hugs your curves. This style is the perfect bra to wear with low-cut dresses and tops that typically wouldn’t work with other bra styles.

Our 24/7™ Classic Uplift Plunge Bra has a shallower cup depth, which naturally accentuates your shape, while its fabric overlay ensures an impeccable fit without any cup overflow or gaping.

Here are three reasons you should try a plunge bra if you haven’t already:



1. The Shorter Wires Eliminate Poking.

If your chief bra complaint is that wires poke your chest or sit on your breasts, then a plunge style is definitely for you. Instead of a wire that goes all the way from your side to the center of your chest, the wire in a plunge cup is shorter, resulting in less poking and prodding. Women who have found other underwire bras uncomfortable due to the ever-present feeling of wires will find much-welcomed relief in a plunge style.



2. Angled Cups = More Coverage.

A common bra misconception is that women with larger cup sizes can’t wear plunge cups because they’ll spill out of them. I can understand this — the cut initially looks like less coverage, and the word “uplift plunge” might be enough to turn some away. If you’re one of these women, hear me out.

The angled cups and deeper-v in a plunge style bra will actually give you more cup coverage at the top, especially with the mesh overlay. In fact, if you’re larger breasted and worry about cup overflow, this bra provides the “safety-mesh” you’re looking for. Think of it as a way to show a little skin without sacrificing comfort or coverage. It’s a win-win!



3. Your Cups Won’t Gape in a Plunge Cup!

If you’ve ever paired your favorite bra with a tight t-shirt or tank top only to find that you can see your cup’s edges, a plunge style will fix your bra woes. The thin mesh overlay, low-cut cups, and supportive straps in a plunge style bra give you a super-flattering cut — minus all of the bra lines. And, since most women’s breasts are less full at the top, plunge cups only have fabric where it counts.

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4. Everyday Comfort and Support

When you hear the words "plunge bra," you might picture a glamourous night out in a daring low-cut dress. Contrary to popular belief, plunge bras aren't just for special occasions; thanks to their support and comfort, they make excellent everyday pieces. The24/7® Classic Uplift Plunge Bra is a perfect example. The plunge bra offers outstanding support and lifts your bust, giving you that little confidence boost. 

With their contoured cups and padding, plunge bras offer lift and shape without compromising comfort. Whether you wear one to work or for that special night out, you will feel as good as you look. Their design prevents common discomfort associated with traditional bras, such as digging and pinching, providing a smooth and supportive fit throughout the day. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?


5. Invisible Under Clothing

Let's face it: sometimes, you just want your bra to disappear under your clothes. A plunge bra excels at this. Their bra design makes them the perfect companions for outfits with plunging necklines, ensuring no bra peeks out from under tops or dresses. What's more, they also work wonders under more fitting attire. Most plunge bras, especially those by ThirdLove, feature a seamless construction. This means no bulky seams, itchy stitches, or bumpy edges; it's a smooth silhouette all around, even under the clingiest tops. 

What is a plunge bra if not the ultimate solution for maintaining seamless curves? They are great under wrap dresses, low-cut tops, and even button-up shirts. The low-cut bra works its magic behind the scenes, letting your outfit take center stage.


Best Time to Wear a Plunge Bra

So, when can you rock a plunge bra? Here are some great ideas on when to wear a plunge bra.

  • When wearing low-cut outfits. Naturally, plunge bras are the go-to for deep V-neck dresses and tops. They ensure your bra remains hidden while enhancing your neckline.
  • During date nights. A plunge bra adds a touch of romance to any outfit by giving you that impeccable silhouette. For an added touch of sultry, select a plunge bra with lace.
  • Under your work attire. Pairing your professional attire with a plunge bra ensures you look polished and feel comfortable all day. Its smooth lines and comfortable fit make it a reliable choice for extended workdays.
  • Plunge bras are perfect for everyday wear. Their comfort and support offer the support you need from morning to night, making them a versatile addition to your wardrobe.


Best Plunge Bras for Women

Now that you know the benefits of a plunge bra, let's find the perfect one for you. Here are some of our top picks.

24/7® Classic Uplift Plunge Bra

This bra is a customer favorite, and for good reason. It features ultra-thin foam cups for natural shaping and nipple coverage and removable pads for a customizable boost. The double-layer back creates a smooth, invisible look under clothes, while the deep V-neckline stars the show with an unmatched décolletage.

All Day Lace Uplift Plunge Bra

This plunge bra combines delicate lace with incredible support. You get all the functional features of the classic uplift plunge bra plus beautiful floral lace for a touch of femininity. It's made of soft recycled lace that's comfortable for all-day wear. It's perfect for those days when you want to feel extra special. 

24/7® Classic Second Skin Unlined

This unlined option provides the perfect blend of comfort and invisibility under clothing for those who prefer a more natural feel. Its barely-there feel is ideal for maintaining a seamless look under fitting clothing, making it a versatile choice for any outfit.