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What is the point of a half cup bra?

Why buy a half cup bra?

Belle Lingerie27 April 2021

what is the point of a half cup bra

There are so many styles of bra out there so why should you buy a half cup bra? If you don't know what a half-cup bra is or you are confused about the benefits of one, then you are in the right place. Half cup bras are not perfect for everyone but they definitely have a place in some lingerie collections. You will have certainly come across a half cup bra as you searched for lingerie but now it's time to understand why you need one in your life. Check out this blog to see all you need to know about this popular bra style, plus our recommendation for the bestselling half cup bras.

What is a half cup bra?

A half cup bra can also be known as a demi bra or a shelf bra. Essentially this bra style has half the material of a full cup bra as the cup will only cover about half of your bust. A half-cup bra will have a straight neckline (usually) and create a more square shape. This bra style gives great lift from the base and has less coverage than most other bra styles.

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Why wear a half cup bra?

Low cut - As there is less fabric and less coverage, a half-cup bra will sit quite low on the bust. This makes it ideal to be worn under a low cut top or dress. With full cup bras or high apex bras, you can usually see the top of the cups poking out under low necklines. A half cup bra will solve this! This bra type is also ideal for a square neckline top.

Lift - A half cup bra is the one to go for if you want a lift. The shape and structure allow your bust to be lifted from the base. Half cup bras give a real boost and make your boobs look perkier and fuller at the top.

Bottom heavy bust - If you have a bottom-heavy bust, meaning the breast tissue is mostly at the base, you could use a half cup bra. As the half cup style lifts from the bottom, the breast is pushed upwards and inwards to appear full. This is why it is called a shelf bra as your boobs will look like they are sitting pretty on a shelf. If you tend to have a lot of gaping with your normal bras then try a half cup bra.

Seductive - This style of bra is an easy way to add a seductive twist to your lingerie. The boost and shelf-like appearance will get you all the attention you need. A sexy half cup bra will have all eyes on you. The little coverage approach is seductive as you dare to bare, with the top part of your breast exposed

Supportive - Half cup bras often have a firm structure and usually are underwired. This gives you a lot of support. This is great for large cup sizes or anyone who just wants that feeling of security in the day to day routine.

the best half cup bra

The best half cup bras

If you are looking for an everyday half cup bra to simply support and lift you all day long, then try the Freya Fearne Padded Half Cup Bra or the Fantasie Katie Padded Half Cup Bra. These styles are cute and fun but still practical. If you are looking for a luxury half cup bra then Aubade is the brand for you. We recommend the Aubade La Parisienne Comfort Half Cup Bra and the Aubade A L'amour Half Cup Bra. Super high-quality fabric that feels luxurious against the skin. The Scantilly by Curvy Kate Brazen Half Cup Bra and the Coco De Mer Sylph Half Cup Bra are perfect for a seductive twist. You can shop all half cup bras here >

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