What is a Shelf Bra?
Supportive Curvy Swimsuits
A shelf bra is basically a bra that has been built in and attached into your Curvy swimsuit. It is there to provide you with hidden support in the bust area. It is designed as an extra layer of fabric inside the swimsuit at the upper body. It has a soft elasticated edge that sits underneath your bust to offer support.
Most of our shelf bras have soft moulded cups for modesty. These moulded cups can be either sewn into the shelf bra or they can be inserted into a lining pocket so they can be removed from the shelf bra. Some styles also have underwires built into the shelf bra. You will not see the underwire on the outside of the garment, it is designed to be hidden. The shelf bra has the underwires sewn into the shelf bra. This is designed to lift and support the bust and is like wearing a supportive bra underneath your swimsuit. We offer two different options in shelf bras.
A full shelf bra: This shelf bra encircles your body. It sits fully around your body. It is attached to the front, back and sides of your swimsuit. It can be as supportive as wearing a bra under your swimsuit. A full shelf bra offers the best support in the bust area. The other option we have is
A front shelf bra: This style just has the shelf bra at the front of your swimsuit. It is typically just in the front bust area and helps lift and support the bust. It does not go all the way around your body.
Both options give you hidden support while sunbathing or swimming in your swimsuit.
Shelf Bra Swimsuits
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Botticelli was one of the greatest Italian Renaissance painters of his time and he is well-known today for his depiction of the female form and femininity. He saw women for their natural beauty and painted goddesses of health, wealth and stability. It’s time to be a Botticelli Babe.
Our Botticelli silhouette curve fit plus size swimsuit range is available in a bikini top, tankini top, and a one piece swimsuit. This style is one of our best sellers and is a favourite shape for our curvy babes. Some of the features of our Botticelli shape are:
- Multifit cups
- Internal front shelf bra
- Front loop twist detail
- Front ruched panel and gathering through the waist
- Adjustable wide shoulder straps for extra support and comfort
- Strap clip technology
- Full body powermesh
Have curves? We have you covered in our Hayes Artesands curve fit and plus size one piece. This beautifully sculpted feminine wrap around style has a hidden shelf bra with internal support underwire to fit a D cup to DD cup, with removable soft foam cups and a front shelf bra. This one piece swimsuit has a faux cross over design with a side tie featuring the fashion look of the season. This swimsuit style allows all of the fit and support required for body sculpting and figure forming confidence for the curvy body. Our Hayes curve fit and plus size one piece has 360 degree powermesh lining and good moderate bottom coverage.
Be free to enjoy the summer in our curve fit and plus size sun safe Seurat sun suit. This one piece sun safe swimsuit features internal soft moulded multifit cups with a built in front shelf bra. With adjustable full zipper closure in the front and mid sleeve length. The length of the sleeve falls just above the elbow this allows for ease of arm movement but with the most amount sun protection. Our sunsuit has been designed with internal front powermesh for body sculpting confidence and good moderate bottom coverage. UPF 50+ to embrace the summer with maximum protection.
Raphael is our full support one piece style with all the bells and whistles. This curve fit and plus size one piece swimsuit has underwire support to fit a E cup to F cup. This swimsuit has an internal bra fitting, and full body 360 degree powermesh for body sculpting confidence. Raphael is our most modest shape with full coverage and a lower leg line.
FINDING YOUR TRUE FIT ARTESANDS CURVE SIZE
We are trying to make finding your Artesands size as easy and simple as possible for you! Have you seen our guide on how to measure your body blog?
Find out your perfect Artesands Size Here
The blog above goes into great detail on the areas you should measure and what to do if the measurements aren’t the same size for you top and bottom, this is very common so we have tried to make it simple for you to still have a matching set of your swimwear costume so you can have the latest prints matching on the beach.
Understanding the + Symbol
If you already own an Artesands curve fit plus size swimsuit you will notice all of our sizes on the garment tag have a little + symbol. This plus symbol symbolises ‘plus a little bit more’. As we design all of our swimwear on an Australian size 18 model this means we have allocated for more fabric and fitting to be allocated across the body, we know as well as anyone that when you go up a size its in all different areas of the body. Read our blog here to find out more.
Women's Curve fit Swimwear
If you are unsure about your Artesands size, we have a step by step blog on how to measure your body to find your perfectly fitting curvy swimsuit.
All of our women’s curve fit women’s swimwear is available in plus sizes US 8 - US 20 and sizes AUST 12 - AUST 24, and now, One Size!
To find swimwear in your size click the size link:
You can also select your perfectly fitted curve fit and plus size swimsuit by cup size, click the link to find all plus size swimsuits available for your cup size; A cup / B cup, C cup, D cup, DD cup, E cup, F cup, FF cup and G cup.
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