Plunge Bras and Push Up Bras, What’s the Difference?

Are you able to tell two closely similar bras apart? Plunge bras are occasionally said to be like push up bras, and some people think they’re interchangeable. This got me thinking, do push up bras and plunge bras have a difference? Today, I’m looking for clues to finally solve the mystery of plunge bras and push up bras, care to join me?


The general concept of Plunge Bras and Push Up Bras

Push Up Bras and Plunge Bras
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Before we begin proper clue searching, we first need to know what our suspects are. What is a plunge bra, and what is a push up bra? A plunge bra basically supports the breasts from the centre of the cups and pushes the breasts together, which makes plunge bras the perfect choice for those who want some cleavage. A push up bra normally has wiring and padding, and is designed to lift the breasts up and enhance cleavage. Now that we know what these two are, we can finally dive in deeper. 


Padding-ton in Plunge Bras and Push Up Bras

Padding for bras
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The biggest market difference between a both bras is the padding. While both usually have wiring and do amazing jobs at lifting your breasts, a push up bra has padding to help lift the breasts while a plunge bra has very little of it, if not none at all.


Find the V

V Shapes Bra
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A plunge bra has a deep V shape in the middle, leading to showing a lot of cleavage, but while push up bras generally help lift your bust, it doesn’t have the V shape that will keep the bra hidden when you wear clothes with a low neckli

Size matters 

Different types of bras
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Plunge bras help give amazing cleavage for those with a bigger bust, but if you have a small chest then a push up bra is the perfect candidate. Push up bras are able to make your bust look bigger than they actually are, because they give your chest a perkier lift and makes the chest look bigger and fuller. 


Push points

Different types of bras
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Plunge bras push from the bottom, drawing the breasts together from the centre of the cup, and this gives the signature rounded bust look when you wear them. Push up bras, on the other hand, push from the side which pushes the breasts inwards and upwards and offers prominent cleavage. 


Hm… not that many differences, but enough to separate them from one another. I guess when it comes down to it, a bra is a bra and we’re just choosing what we need in that certain situation. 

Are you looking for a good plunge bra? This article here will tell you which ones to buy!


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