When you find the right one, a bra serves as your wardrobes’ best (or should we say, breast) friend: supportive, comfortable, durable. So being choosy while shopping for one not only makes sense, but is essential to ensure a perfect fit and seamless appearance. At True&Co our mission is comfort for all sizes, which starts with the reason you wear a bra in the first place, to support your shape.
What Makes a Bra Supportive?
Key to bra design is construction, and the heavy lifting of support lies in the bra band. Whether you choose an underwire or wirefree style, look for reinforced seams, strong material and, if the bra has a hook and eye closure, multiple rows to help combat natural stretch.
Find the Size Which Fits You
Since support starts at the band, ensuring you’re wearing the right size is key. Rather than worry about perceptions of larger cup sizes, familiarize yourself with concepts like sister sizing and remember that your size fluctuates over time as well as from brand to brand. A great place to start when in the market for new styles is the True&Co fit quiz, which will not only help you hone in on your shape and size but provide recommended styles.
Supportive Options for Large Breasts
Among the most supportive True&Co styles are our collections of Plus Size and Full Coverage options, designed specifically with attention to the details that deliver ample coverage and comfort.
Plus Size Support
From scoop neck to racerback, full coverage to balconette, underwire to wirefree, our lineup of plus size styles flatter your shape while lifting larger sizes. Seamless and smoothing, find your favorites available in sizes up to 3X and 42DDD and colors ranging from skin tone neutrals to bold colors and patterns.
Full Coverage Support
Need a fuller cup without a larger band, our Full Cup lineup is based on breast tissue mass, for additional support and coverage only where you need it. Available across band sizes, starting at 30C-D and 32A-B and ranging up to 38DDD and 40DD, our two pronged approach to sizing of these styles (associate your number/letter size to the range of XS-XL first, then choose either A-D cup or DD-DDD cup), ensure fit and lift.
Bras for Comfort and Support
Working hand in hand, supportive styles are often more comfortable, and when you can find a bra that meets both criteria, you’ve hit a bit of the lingerie jackpot.
What Makes Support Comfortable?
Increased support means your bra moves with you throughout the day, with a barely there, flexible feeling almost like a second skin (or better yet, not wearing a bra at all). When breasts are held in place and lifted, shape is maintained and smoothed and straps aren’t slipping or digging in, your bra disappears under your clothing, a secret styling weapon rather than a constrictive torture device.
Comfortable Lifting Bras
Speaking of lift, our goal is to enhance your natural shape, contouring and smoothing in all the right places for confidence and comfort. The full lineup of True Body Lift styles are based on a wirefree channel that lifts up to one full inch, a true game changer. Whether you like a long line, seek out a skinny strap or feel best in cooling mesh, these bras deliver all of the above, in styles you love.
Best Support Bras
We want to support you in finding your most supportive style. So start here, with a few true favorites, not just according to us but more importantly, women who’ve found theirs.
Scoop Neck Bra with Lift
Here’s the scoop: nearly 1200 customers gave The Lift Scoop Neck Bra four stars for it’s supportive lift, all day comfort and soft, smoothing fabric. If you like the lower neckline and ballet inspired back, you’ll love the everyday ease of this wirefree, pullover style. Best part? It’s made to stretch and retain shape, every with daily wear, because that might just be exactly what happens once you’ve tried this style. Pro tip: it comes in 10 colors and patterns so you’ll find a great match for anything you choose to pair it with.
Triangle Adjustable Bra with Lift
Prefer the same lift but a lower cut neckline and adjustable strap style? Try our triangle bra. Engineered to elevate and contour for comfort, this design helps hide straps under thinner tanks, tops and dresses without sacrificing support. Skin tones and soft neutrals make this a versatile wardrobe staple style.
Mesh Bra with Lift
Mesh may not be a material you’ve thought much about when it comes to your bra, but we have. Taking the comfort of our classic scoop one step further, our True Body Lift Mesh Scoop Neck Bra adds extra airflow to its list of high praises. Strategically placed panels offer breathable support with all the benefits of the original: wirefree comfort, up to an inch of lift, and smoothing microfiber.
Push Up Bras
Last but not least, the push up. Sure, it sounds supportive, but some aren’t, even causing spillage and an unnatural appearance. Instead, we focused on a natural looking lift, and achieved it without underwire to deliver shaping support with maximum comfort. The True Body Wirefree Push-Up Bra features foam cups lined with our softest True Body microfiber fabric for shape and a double ply back to help smooth under clothing. Adjustable straps, worn traditionally or as a racerback, and a double hook and eye closure complete the design and give it longevity as your go-to bra.