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best plus size bras

Did you know the average woman in the United States is a size 16? Despite so many plus-sized women, not every lingerie line is totally inclusive. Still, there are a handful of brands and retailers that cater specifically to curvy figures, offering pieces with adequate support and coverage (while still looking stylish and sexy to boot).

If you’re struggling to find plus-sized lines, don’t stress. Whether you’re seeking something special for Valentine’s Day, treating yourself to something just for fun, or you’re in need of new everyday bras, we’ve rounded up some of the best stores to find plus size lingerie.

Hourglass Lingerie

The name sums it up pretty well: This store was founded with curves in mind. In fact, the co-founder, Dawn Mumaw, calls herself an “hourglass girl,” so she knows firsthand the challenges that can come with finding a bra that fits flawlessly and comfortably.

The store’s mission is all about “boosting curves and confidence,” and their collection of bras from a wide variety of brands span many different styles, from long-line and bustier to strapless, push-up and sports bras. If you happen to live near Baltimore, you can schedule a fitting at Hourglass Lingerie and try on the pieces in person, otherwise, they have solid selection online.

A Sophisticated Pair

This family-run business, which is based in North Carolina, has a distinct philosophy: “We believe no person should ever have to settle for a bra she/he doesn’t love or that doesn’t fit.” The site has an extensive array of guides under The Bra Naked Truth that cover everything from fitting and sizing to common problems, which can be super helpful while shopping.

Better yet, A Sophisticated Pair boasts a wide range of sizes, from 26 to 56 in the band and all the way up to a P in the cup. Not to mention, they carry everything from the basic staples to more fashion-forward, trendy underthings. If you don’t live near the boutique and want to order online, you can still contact staff through the website for personalized fit advice.


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Parfait Irene Unlined Wire Bra P5332 in Black

Little Black Box

In addition to essentials like bras and panties, this store carries chemises, corsets, babydoll nighties and plenty of other specialty lingerie. Moreover, they have an entire shopping category dedicated to plus-sized lingerie, so you know their selection in that department certainly isn’t skimpy.

Little Black Box even carries shapewear up to a size 8X. The online store will label certain items “popular” in the product description, so you know right away that, for example, a particular full-figure plunge bra has been flying off the shelves.

HerRoom

This is another website that has a whole shopping category for plus-sized pieces, from bridal lingerie and bras to thongs, slips, and hosiery, ranging from a 30A to a 52J. HerRoom even created a Universal Cup Sizing system, since so many brands vary in how they fit. Simply enter your normal size and the brand you’re buying, and the site will generate what size you wear in that particular line. This is especially helpful for women who wear cup sizes above a D, as they have more than one name.

What’s more, they provide far more in-depth product information than most sites — in addition to photos and basic descriptions, you’ll find extra details such as images of the inside of the cup, fitter’s comments, and tips for wearing.

Their Lingerie Expert Center also has a multitude of useful articles, tips and videos on various subjects, including bra styles, fitting and cleaning/care. Create a wishlist to save and keep tabs on items you want to buy later, and use their live chat feature to ask an expert questions about any product.

Pro Tip: Check their current sales and special offers page, which conveniently lists every single promotion currently happening for specific brands.


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Breakout Bras

After endless searches for a bra that actually fit well, Melissa Thomason decided to launch Breakout Bras in the interest of helping women not only figure out their correct size but also find bras they feel confident in. Thus, the company only carries products from what they deem are the best manufacturers— they are so selective, in fact, that they only offer brands that consistently make quality bras in extensive sizes. If you’re uncertain about which style would work best for your body, you’re encouraged to call or email their customer service staff for recommendations.

The store’s selection spans everything from satin high-waist briefs to mid-rise lacy hipsters in the panty department and lightly molded T-shirt bras to padded underwire bras in a fun floral design. Be sure to scope out the fitter’s comments on the product pages, which can offer insightful info such as: “The band on this runs pretty tight, so if you fall between two band sizes, order the bigger size,” or “This bra works for a LOT of body and breast types, and women love the sexy look and shaping.”

An additional perk of shopping with Breakout Bras is the repeat customer discount: After you place your first order, you’ll receive an email with a 15% off coupon code that never expires — which you can use every time you shop.

Looking for a lingerie store near you? Check out our store locator here

where to find plus size lingerie

Parfait Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 | Parfait Charlotte Bikini 6905 in Red/Black

We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for your wedding day, 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!


Feature image lingerie:
Parfait Irene Unlined Wire Bra P5332 | Parfait Irene Bikini P5333 in Black

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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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