7 Bra Styles Made For Large Busts
For women with large busts, bra shopping can be an extra challenging experience. We know it’s frustrating trying to find brands that accommodate your size, styles that suit your breast shape, and moreover, pieces will provide sufficient support. But we’re also here to remind you that bra shopping should be fun. That’s why we compiled this list of styles that are practically made for large busts — to take some of the stress out of shopping and add some of the joy back in your lingerie spree.
Unlined balconette bra
Hardly anything is sultrier than a balconette neckline. An unlined wire bra, like the Romina, that features this kind of neck, offers the perfect balance between practicality and seduction. Three-part cups, underwire, wide microfiber elastic band, and powernet wings lend ample support and shaping despite the lack of lining. And the diamond pattern mesh and microfiber are subtly flirty, while also adding to the comfort factor since they’re breathable fabrics.
Padded full-cup bra
Don’t shy away from padding just because you’re full busted — it can do wonders for smoothing and shaping! Try a style with supportive three-part cups, like the Charlotte. With luxe contrasting matte and satin accents, and a power-mesh back for added comfort, it feels and looks like a dream at the same time.
Plunge longline bra
A longline bra is easily a staple in any large-busted woman’s lingerie collection. The extra panel of fabric under the bust not only offers extra support but can also double as shapewear that smooths out the torso. Plus, did we mention it looks oh-so-pretty? The Sandrine, for example, features supportive boning. Meanwhile, elegant floral lace and a seductive plunge style neckline make it a no-brainer for date night.
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Molded cup bra
Ah, the molded cup bra — in the world of lingerie, it’s kind of a miracle worker: It can sculpt your breasts into a nicely rounded, even shape. Consider one with seamed molded cups and a U-back design that can help keep the straps secure, like the Ava. Every lady deserves to have a fun patterned bra in her arsenal, and this vintage-inspired floral print is both timeless and feminine. The stretch lace band is both comfortable and cute, and three fabric covered buttons at the center front add a dash of coy visual appeal.
Sometimes we don’t necessarily want to shape our breasts into something they’re not. Enter: the unlined wire bra, which does just that. With underwire and three-part cups, Marion doesn’t need any lining — it provides phenomenal lift and support while still allowing you to embrace your natural breast shape. Padded, double-lined straps ensure that your shoulders stay comfortable all day. And let’s not forget about the stunning retro-inspired floral lace, satin bow, jewel, and flirtatious enter keyhole that make this bra undeniably glamorous.
Plunge padded contour bra
A simple, unfussy bra is just what the doctor ordered some days. And while the Wendy may look minimalist in its design, it offers a powerful combination of features that can be ultra-helpful under a variety of ensembles. Between the seamed contoured cups that lend shaping, the plunge neckline that accommodates your low-cut tops and dresses, and the microfiber band and leotard back that ensure maximum comfort, this bra is bound to come in handy on multiple occasions. Plus, the soft geometric lace adds some subtle visual intrigue without being over-the-top.
Don’t nix bralettes just because you’re full-busted. A lace bralette with supportive cups and a structured band (looking at the Adriana) can still make you feel secure while providing a lightweight alternative to all your other bras, which makes it perfect for lounging and sleeping. On top of that, a j-hook means you can instantly convert the straps into a criss-cross style — talk about versatility!
Armed with some new ideas about bras that work well for large busts, hopefully, you’re already looking forward to your next shopping trip. Any of the aforementioned styles can prove useful in your collection — it all comes down to where your needs lie, and what styles/aesthetics you’re drawn to!
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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.
Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.
If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.
Happy bra shopping!