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I love, love, love going shopping, but when it comes to buying bras, I’m a little less enthusiastic. If you’ve got a larger chest, chances are you feel the same—that said, there’s zero reason that finding the right bras for big boobs should be so damn difficult. There are plenty of options! That said, not all bras are designed with larger chests in mind, and not all silhouettes offer the appropriate levels of lift, support, and (above all else) comfort. Still, I’m the kind of gal who likes to look cute AF right down to my base layer, so I’ve taken the task of finding the best bras for me very seriously.
As an E-cup, I’d say I sit smack-dab in the middle on the spectrum of breast sizes from itty-bitty to huge. Still, as someone whose size fluctuates with weight gain, I know quite a lot about having to find the right bra to address your particular concerns. While I love the look of a lacy little balconette bra for date night, I can’t just throw on any old skinny-strapped, half-cup bra without risking some serious spillage. When it comes to my everyday staples, I’ve searched high and low for the most supportive shapes and thick straps—bulkier bras that still go undetected under tees and tanks. As for sports bras, strapless bras, and bralettes, I was confident I’d never find the perfect fits for me; when I finally did, my entire wardrobe changed for the better.
Finding the right bra for you takes some serious trial and error, I won’t lie. If you’re looking for a few good picks to start the process, read on for some beloved faves for bigger boobs.
1. The More-Than-A-T-Shirt Bra
I’m all about a comfortable bra for everyday wear, but real talk, some T-shirt bras are a little too basic for me. Can’t a gal get a little extra flair? That’s why I gravitate towards the Natori Renew Full Fit Contour Underwire Bra for everyday wear. The lightly-padded underwire cups are smooth and subtle under clothes, but there’s still a cute lacy band for a little something extra. Shop it in cup sizes B-G and band sizes 30-42.
2. The Everyday Go-To Bra
ThirdLove’s incredible T-Shirt Bra gets all the hype, but bigger-chested girls best not sleep on their 24/7 Perfect Coverage Bra! This bra has super-thin cups with memory foam on the inside to mold to your body, plus a smoothing elastic back and thick memory foam straps. It’s the epitome of comfort, wouldn’t you say so? Shop it in cup sizes B-I and band sizes 32-48.
3. The Sports Bra
As a big-boomed girl, sports bras are more or less my personal hell. Anyone else? The only bright spot in a very dark space seems to be the Wacoal Underwire Sport Bra, a heavy-duty pick that provides the support I so desperately crave during a high-impact sweat sesh. Shop it now in cup sizes C-H and band sizes 32-42.
4. The Strapless Bra
Why is the Skarlett Blue Strut Multi-Way Strapless Bra my fave? Unlike most strapless bras, this baby hooks on the side, not the back, so the back band is all pretty lace. If you’ve got big boobs, you know the struggle of sometimes having to wear a bra even with backless tops and dresses, so a cute option you don’t mind showing off makes accepting this much, much easier. Shop it in cup sizes A-DDD and band sizes 32-36.
5. The Lacy Unlined Bra
If you think unlined bras sound un-sexy, think again! The Soma Sensuous Lace Unlined Bra is as sexy as it gets, available in ten lacy colorways, although the Lemonade/Blush Pink combo above is my personal fave. These sheer, unlined cups still offer full-coverage support and subtle shaping, so you won’t miss the held-in feeling you get from a traditionally lined bra. Shop it in cup sizes C-G and band sizes 34-44.
6. The Loungewear Racerback Bra
Need a lazy day bra that still looks cute? The True & Co. True Body Lift V-Neck Racerback Bra is one of the only styles I’ve found that really works for larger chests. With or without the removable pads, the smooth, buttery microfibre feels like a dream and offers a decent amount of lift. In addition to the standard size version, you can shop this bra in extended sizes XS-XL, the smallest of which is designed for cup size DD.
7. The Minimizer Bra
There are some days when I just want to put the girls away, and it’s on these days that I reach for my minimizer. The Chantelle C Magnifique Seamless Unlined Minimizer Bra claims to minimize your bustling by a full inch, without feeling uncomfortable or creating any sort of bulge.
8. The Sexy Plunge Bra
The perfect plunge for big boobs is hard to come by, but Simone Perele’s Wish Full Coverage Plunge Bra is one of the best. Sheer mesh creates the illusion of a more dramatic plunge while still offering coverage and support, thanks to an extra layer of mesh on the lower cup. I’m partial to this punchy peach for date night, although it also comes in classic black and ivory. Shop it now in cup sizes D-G and band sizes 30-42.
9. The Seamless Bralette
EBY by Sofia Vergara, a subscription box with incredible seamless undies, also boasts the amazing The Seamless Bralette, which you can get when you purchase an EBY box. This baby features soft, seamless material with breathable mesh panels and removable cups, plus velvet flocking outlining the shape to hold the bralette in place while you wear it. It’s available in sizes XS-XLP, and designed to fit band sizes 32-40.
10. The Balconette Bra
Torrid is a retailer that excels as fitting larger bodies, so of course, they know a thing or two about big boobs, too. Their 360° Back Smoothing Full Coverage Balconette Bra features sexy, lacy scalloped cups that don’t slack on support, plus a sculpting ballet-style back that helps prevent the dreaded back rolls that can come with a too-tight fit. Shop it now in cup sizes B-H and band sizes 38-54.
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