The bralette. A hallmark of today’s culture of comfort, this bra style has greatly risen in popularity, especially among those looking for fashion over function when it comes to their lingerie. But for those more well endowed who may not be able to sacrifice support for style, getting in on this trend has traditionally posed a challenge.
What is a Bralette?
Traditional bralettes are meant to cover, but not necessarily support, breasts, which is why many styles are made for smaller chests. The casual look is often worn to be seen under sheer or cut out clothing such as low cut/backless shirts and dresses. Newer designs deliver on the relaxed comfort of this style for larger chests by incorporating construction materials and a few key design features to amp up support, smooth and even minimize, without creating uniboob.
Best Bralettes for Big Busts
Among these design features are a wider band and shoulder straps (whether thinner adjustable or racerback style), cups that are lined (not padded) and have defined separation, and reinforced seams placed to shape and support.
Though it may seem counterintuitive for the style, for those with larger chests, support should be the first requirement of your bralette. Look for sturdy straps and a band that offers control, like the True Body Lift Mesh Racerback Full Cup Bra, featuring a breathable mesh for better airflow (hot weather bonus!). Built with a wirefree channel that provides support, this style also lifts up to one full inch.
Provides Full Coverage
It can be a balancing act keeping breasts contained while wearing shirts and dresses that allow straps to show, but full coverage bralettes with thinner straps can help pull off this look. Designed specifically for sizes DD+, the Madison Lace Balconette Bra delivers support with a adjustable skinny straps with added cup support.
Builds Your Confidence
The most important part of any bra, wireless bralette or any other style, is that it makes you feel good. For an option with a bit more coverage, try an extended torso style like that of the True Body Lift Longline Bra. Using our softest fabric in a heavier weight helps increase support while the silhouette is made to sit smoothly under clothing. Designed to keep its shape and stretch even with daily wear, this style combines comfort and confidence to deliver your new favorite bra(lette).
Needless to say, gone are the days when the only wireless option for women with bigger busts was the restrictive, cumbersome cotton sports bra (ugh, bring on the boob sweat). Now women with larger chests can enjoy the unstructured comfort of a bralette in attractive styles that are made to provide both coverage and support, not just one or the other.