bra shopping

If you have a large bust, there’s one thing that you will know to be true: Bra shopping can be particularly difficult. Finding a piece of lingerie that fits you well and suits you too can be kind of tough. You may find it tricky to get just what you need.

So, when you hit the stores, you need something of a game plan. Yes, you need some advice that will help you along the way.

Here are some simple shopping tips that should help you find the bra of your dreams in no time at all!

1.  Don’t just go to any old store

Blessed with larger breasts? Yeah, that means that you can’t just head to any old store to get a well-fitted bra. Instead, you need to be smart and savvy about where you shop. You may already know of a lingerie store that you simply adore. If you haven’t found your favorite yet, just look for one where you can find a wide variety of styles and sizes. Simple.

2.  Dress comfortably to shop

What do you usually wear when you head to the stores? If you’re wearing a complicated dress or a thousand layers, it may be wise to rethink your outfit! You will likely have to get undressed a few times during your shopping trip.

The last thing you want to do is make that process harder than it should be. Wearing comfortable clothes that you can slip on and off fast is a smart move. You know it makes sense!

3.  Know how the bra should feel

Do you know how a well-fitted bra feels? If you haven’t got a clue how your bra should actually fit you, that is something of a problem. You need to understand what the support should feel like and how the material should rest on your skin.

For starters, you should make sure that your bra doesn’t dig into you and that you’re not overflowing in the cup area. Make sure that you understand what you need before you shop.

4.  Get a bra fitting before you buy new bras

If you really don’t have a clue what size bra you need, there’s one key thing that you should do. Get a bra fitting! All too often women are under the impression that they know what size they are when they really don’t. You don’t want to make that mistake, and so it’s worth booking yourself an appointment ahead of time.

In general, ladies should get fitted every three months or so. There are loads of reasons that your breast size may change, and so it’s worth getting it checked out before you buy more stuff.

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Wendy Plunge Padded Bra P5411 | Wendy Hipster P5415 in Victorian Rose

5.  Try the bra on (with a top!)

Many women with larger breasts face the same old problem! They find that their boobs spill over the top of each and every bra they wear. If that is happening to you, it’s a clear sign that your bra is just too small.

Often, you can’t tell whether there is any spillage when you just put the bra on. So, slip a tight(ish) top on as well. Doing so will give you a clear outline of your breasts and allow you to see whether they are inside the cups or not.

6.  Get a second opinion

Not sure if a certain bra is for you? Don’t worry! If you’re brought your bestie along for the ride, now is the time to ask them for some help. Sometimes, when you have big breasts, it’s not clear whether they are contained properly by a certain bra.

Ask your friend to take a look for you and help you find a bra that actually suits your body shape as well as being the right size. Alternately, if you’re shopping alone, you could also ask a shopping assistant or bra fitter to help.

7.  Check out the band and straps

The power of each bra is locked inside its band and straps. Since you have large breasts, support is essential. When you’re looking at various bras, it’s important that you check out both the band and the straps.

These elements need to be thick and sturdy if you want to get the level of support that you really need. If they look flimsy, weak, or small, you may want to rethink whether the bra is really right for you!

8.  Buy a variety of options

When you find a store with a wide variety of bras in your size, you know what to do. It’s time to stock up on some beautifully unique lingerie options. Sometimes when women have big boobs, they find it particularly hard to find bras that suit them.

That’s why, when you find some, you should get them right away. Choose a range of bras that you can wear for different occasions. For example, you may want to get a sports bra, a plunge bra, and an everyday t-shirt bra.


Shopping for the right bra will be ultra-simple when you follow these tips! From finding the right place to shop to choosing a cute set, we’ve got you covered. Start planning your next shopping trip today and try some of these for yourself. You won’t regret it!

Related: Here’s How To Find A Local Lingerie Store You Will Love

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Wendy Unlined Wire Bra P5412 | Wendy Hipster P5415 in Victorian Rose

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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!

Featured image lingerie:
Wendy Plunge Padded Bra P5411 in Black

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.