Bras for Big Breasts

A wardrobe essential, especially for women with larger chests, the bra can and should feel like a second skin, smoothing, supportive and comfortable.  But for women with bigger girls, often one or more of these things has to be sacrificed in the name of size, making bra shopping, and wearing, anything but.  First, we tackle the biggest issues facing those with bigger breasts and then breakdown bra types and options to overcome them.

 

Common Big Breast Issues

The well endowed know them well, the trio of factors that must work together to achieve a desired look and feel.  Like the old three legged stool analogy, when one is missing, the whole thing is out of balance, leading to improper, and uncomfortable fit.

 

Finding Good Support

First and foremost, when you have a fuller cup, you need to offer it the necessary support to take pressure off your shoulders and back.  A bra should quite literally lift you up, with the heavy lifting (pun intended), handled by the band and not the straps.  Look for solid construction and strategic design details to achieve adequate support.

 

Ensuring All-Day Comfort

Once you feel supported, you’ll automatically be more comfortable, but there are a few additional elements that can ensure the feeling lasts well beyond when you’re ready to take it off.  While wires have a tendency to poke and dig especially in larger cup sizes, wirefree options made of reinforced but still soft materials deliver a barely there feel. 

 

Smooth Shaping and Contour

Material also plays a big role in smoothing and seamless design lends shaping to contour your natural figure.  Manage bulging both at the back and sides, as well as spillage by looking for full cup styles (at even smaller band sizes) and/or those designed for plus size which also offer larger band options.

 

Types of Bras for Big Breasts

There’s a difference between full cup bras and plus size bras, and the nuance can be important when shopping for bras for bigger boobs. To help you choose which option is best for you, let’s take a quick look at each (for a full rundown and sizing specifics, check out our Full Cup vs. Standard Cup review).

 

Full Cup Bras / DD+ Bras

Made to provide added support for larger cup sizes, full cup bras offer those with more breast tissue mass additional coverage and comfort.  Available across all band sizes, these specifically designed styles are tailored to cup sizes DD and above.  

 

Plus Size Bras

For larger band sizes, True&Co’s plus size offering is made specifically to smooth and shape via reinforced seams and a wirefree channel for comfortable lift.  Available in sizes up to 2X/42DDD our collection of plus size styles offers a variety of neck, back and strap styles to marry your shape needs with your style preferences.

 

Bra Options for Big Breasts

Once you’ve decided whether full cup or plus size is better suited to your needs, you’re ready to look at style options.  Unlike most bras for big boobs, True&Co’s offering on both sides is sexy yet simple, and as diverse as the women who wear them.  Rather than pick our favorites, we’ll let the reviews speak for themselves with the following recommendations:

 

True Body Lift Scoop Neck Bra

Nearly 1200 reviews and a four star rating, the classic scoop neck bra with ballet inspired back is a go-to for a reason.  The ease of a wirefree pullover combines with buttery smooth microfiber that moves with you for all day comfort.  Feel free to wear it all day, every day, as its heavier weight is made to not only retain stretch and shape but provide extra support, up to one full inch.

True Body Lift Scoop Neck Bra

 

True Body Lift V Neck Racerback

A sister style to the scoop, this v-neck front and racerback style provides all the same comfort and support as the above.  For a perfect fit, start with your standard number and letter size and find the corresponding XS-2X suggestion, then choose your cup range A-D or DD-DDD.  Available in over 10 colors and patterns, your biggest decision will be whether to choose an understated neutral or show off in a bolder shade (one of each?).

True Body Lift V Neck Racerback

 

Madison Lace Coverage Balconette Bra

Willing to try wires? We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure our encased style doesn’t dig in or poke out.  Flexible support and smoothing fabric are made beautiful with a sweetheart neckline and stretch lace details.  Adjustable straps and a double hook and eye closure further the comfort factor and rose gold hardware adds an extra touch of pretty.  Generous coverage that moves with you?  The Madison bra may just be your perfect match.

Coverage Balconette Bra

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