Longline bras seem to come in two categories: the super-supportive, shaping foundations that are especially designed to be worn under bridal gowns and other special occasion fashions; and the less structured sleep/leisure bras and sexy corset and bustier longline bras. Styles that extend 2-3" below the bustline offer added stability on strapless styles, while styles that extend to the waist and lower provide both shaping and stability. Vertical boning helps deliver that desired "hourglass" shape that women want under sexy dresses. Colors range from time-honored black and nude to vibrant fashion hues. Many styles come with removable straps for strapless bandeau looks and are convertible to cross in back or halter styles. Underwire cups produce a rounded, lifted shape for cleavage; wireless cups are comfortable in lacy bralettes. And many longline styles also feature garters for thigh high hosiery. Full figure DD+ and plus sizes are represented, in up to 50 bands and I cup sizes.