The lingerie industry earned around $33 million in 2019.

Everyone has varying tastes in what lingerie they prefer. Different personal preferences and body types mean a dizzying supply of choices.

Not everyone loves the extravagant lace setups, yet others might devote the entire collection to those pieces. However, it's true that wearing sexy bras does make you feel nicer and more confident in yourself. It’s empowering in its own right.

If you're looking to add a few sexy bras to your collection, you're in luck. The lingerie industry is changing fast. There are more size-inclusive and high-quality pieces available than ever. You don't have to spend a fortune anymore to add new lingerie to your wardrobe.

In this article, we'll explore the hottest trends happening in the lingerie world this year. Sexy lingerie should be an everyday thing, and we hope our list will help prove that point.

Smart and Sexy Bras

Bras have undergone an evolution over the past few decades. They went from being uncomfortable, boring plain straps of fabric to every style and color imaginable. Odds are that if you can think of it, there's already a bra out there that will reflect your inner image.

For the sophisticated woman who wants to feel both sexy and smart, you’ll be stunned at the selection you have. You can go to your day job, and feel comfortable while giving an important lecture, boosted with the confidence that you dressed sexy for yourself.

1. Bralette

The bralette is without wires or molded cups. It gives both great coverage and comfort. The straps on the bralette range from thin and simple to wide and lacy.

A bralette is so stylish that it can be worn as a type of crop top. Many brands style the bralette to make it convincing that it isn't a bra, but a crop top that allows women to go braless.

The bralette is making waves already in the 2020 fashion world. Many models have been seen strutting down the runway in "bra-like tops" of late, which is, of course, the bralette.

Bralettes come in a wide variety of styles. Some have a bottom that stretches midway down the torso, giving them a more authentic appearance as a crop top. Others are styled far closer to appearing as an atypical bra, with perhaps an under-band that is a tiny bit wider than is normal.

The bralette is the perfect style of lingerie to alter with personalized sexy bra straps. The Marbella straps or the Capri straps would make great additions to add a bit of sparkle to any bralette.

This style of bra doesn't offer much support, so it's best for women with smaller breast sizes.

2. Plunge Bra

The plunge bra's design consists of cups that are low with a deep V-neckline. You wear a plunge bra when wearing tops or dressings that have an extremely low cut down the center.

A plunge bra often works double as a push-up. They help to push together and lift your breasts, giving you extra cleavage to show off in your wardrobe with a plunging neckline.

Many plunge bras also come with padding in their cups to help fill out your breasts and compliment your natural contour. This padding gives a more natural lift that's more subtle than the traditional push-up bra.

There are several different reasons you should give a plunge bra a try:

  • One, the wires on a plunge bra are shorter, so they don't poke your chest or sit on your breasts. It's possible that bras without or have little underwire are better for your breast health. Breast tissue has lymphatic tissue. The lymph system is what's responsible for cleansing your body of toxins. However, freedom of movement is essential for the lymph system to drain, and an underwire may block this process by constricting the flow.
  • Two, the plunge bra has angled cups, which affords more coverage. There's a common misconception that women with larger cup sizes aren't able to wear plunge bras. They believe their breasts will spill out. However, because a plunge bra has angled cups, you end up getting more coverage at the top. If it has a mesh overlay, you get that much more on top.
  • Three, when you wear a plunge bra, there won't be any cup gaping. Have you ever worn a traditional bra under a tight tank top, and while you're out having fun you discover that the edges of your cups are all too visible through the top?

A plunge bra can fix this problem. It has a thin mesh overlay, form-fitting cups, and supportive straps. All of this adds up to mean you'll have a flattering look free of worries.

3. Sports Bra

Sports bras used to be boring. You can say goodbye to those days, though!

While sports bras are still meant to give support to your breasts during physical activity, they now come in an assortment of stylish looks. If your day-to-day life demands a lot of movement and you find that you experience discomfort or back pain because of your breasts, then a sports bra may be for you.

The racerback sports bra is one of the ultimate favorites. Most racerbacks give you medium-impact and a compressive fit that still affords an excellent range of motion.

While shopping for a sports bra to wear, there are several factors you should keep in mind:

  • Always check the sizing chart for the brand. It's common for a sports bra size to be different from your standard bra. When you try on your sports bra, it should feel tighter than a regular bra, but not so tight that you feel like you can't breathe or move. Remember, the entire goal of a sports bra is to keep your breasts secured tight against your body so they don't bounce as much while you're working out or doing heavy labor.
  • Keep an eye out for the terms "encapsulation" and "compression." The two are similar but different. Compression means the bra will hug tight to your body and is best suited for smaller cup sizes. An encapsulation bra is meant to separate the breasts for individual support, making them ideal for larger cup sizes.
  • If you find that you sweat a fair bit because of your job or during a workout routine, you'll want to pay close attention to the moisture management of the sports bra. Many sports bras are designed to help wick moisture from your skin and dry fast. If you want to test the bra out before purchasing, place a droplet of water on the inside of the fabric. If the water beads up, it's not capable of wicking moisture.

Remember, sports bras aren't just for sports any longer. There are plenty of sexy sports bras out there to help women who have demanding jobs and work long hours.

Sexy Plus Size Bras

At long last, retailers are starting to get the message that plus-size women don't want to be treated like second-class citizens when it comes to having bra options.

Plus-size bras are starting to break out onto the scene in the latest trending styles. Many brands are emerging that cater specifically to plus-sizes. They have a better understanding of how to build a bra that is form-fitting, gives great support, and remains mind-blowingly sexy.

Labeled as a "movement, not a moment," you can expect to see more plus-size bras emerging on the runway that will be every bit as eye-catching as the lacy bits of cloth that smaller models are wearing.

4. Peekaboo Bra

The peekaboo bra gives excellent support while flaunting a sliver of skin through open panels in the cups. The peekaboo comes in a vast selection of designs. The open panels are placed in varying parts of the cup.

Peekaboo bras sometimes double as push-up bras as well. Most have an underwire to give extra support, but some go with a wider band instead.

There are enough styles of peekaboo bra out there that there's something for everyone. Want to show off a bit of side breast? There's a peekaboo bra for that. Want to wear something sexy for your partner and leave your nipples exposed? You'll have no problem finding a peekaboo bra that meets your needs and wants.

5. Non-Wire Bra

As long as there have existed the underwire bra, there have been women lamenting the plight of how painful the wiring is.

Non-wire bras are emerging as the preferred design for a majority of women. As more studies are done on how a woman’s body moves during physical activity, companies are beginning to create plus-size, wire-free bras that are still capable of affording top-tier support and comfort.

6. Contour Bra

A contour bra has a seamless, pre-formed cup that often contains foam as a lining. The design of the cup helps define and hold the cup's shape when it's not being worn.

The contour bra seeks to enhance a woman's natural curves and helps sculpt your breasts into a more symmetrical and rounded shape. Because a contour bra is seamless, they work excellent for casual wear under t-shirts or fitted tops.

Most contour bras give full coverage, while also providing shaping and definition without adding onto your cup size. If you're a plus-size woman who's been looking for support, comfort, and style, then a contour bra is for you.

Sexy Push Up Bras

When it comes to giving your breasts a bit of extra lift and enhancing your cleavage for that party dress, you can't go wrong with a push-up bra.

Push-up bras come in all types of styles and colors. Whether you want a bra you can wear as a piece of garment that shows, or are just looking for enhanced cleavage, there's a type for you.

7. Balconette Bra

The balconette bra derives its name from the concept that the bra is serving as a "balcony" for your breasts. Balconettes provide subtle lift to enhance the shape of your breasts and boost how much cleavage is present.

Balconette bras are designed to look ultra-feminine and sexy and give as little coverage as they can get away with. This style of bra is perfect to wear beneath low-cut tops and dresses.

All breast sizes are able to wear a balconette bra.

8. Statement Straps

If you enjoy complex straps or lingerie that borders on bondage wear, then statement straps are where it's at.

Statement strap bras might be a bit confusing to put on at first, but they add fun layering and style to any outfit. Are you wearing a crop top to a party? Try wearing a statement strap bra that has straps that crisscross down the length of your abdomen. It'll offer a sexy layering effect for your exposed stomach. 

Statement strap bras are also perfect for swapping out the shoulder straps for custom ones. Try out a gorgeous Monaco strap or a Havana strap to draw attention to your shoulders and add a bit of glitz to the outfit.

9. Body Suit

The body suit bra is newer to the scene, but it's making a huge splash. 

This style appears how it sounds. The bra is part of a mesh material that comprises a body suit. Some bra cups will have a fitted underwire, but others make use of a band that is fitted tight beneath the breasts.

The body suit bra can be either long-sleeved or have thin straps over the shoulders. If you're wanting to add sexy layering to your outfit, go with a long-sleeved body suit bra and wear something short-sleeved over the lingerie. This makes it a perfect option for someone who wants to feel sexy and adventurous, without having to show off a lot of skin.

10. Strapless Bra

When you want to wear a strapless top or dress or go with a chic tube top, you'll need a strapless bra to go with it. 

Strapless bras support breasts with an underwire. They have a silicone or rubber lining that helps to prevent the bra from slipping down. Most strapless bras have molded cups as well so that the bra holds its shape better.

Treat Yourself With Sexy Bras Today

We hope this guide on the hottest bra trends for 2020 helped give you an idea for several different styles to try out. Sexy bras don't have to be uncomfortable any longer. There's a wide range of choices out there for all sizes, each of them beautiful.

Be sure to take a look around our website for sexy straps to pair with your gorgeous new bra.