Top 5 Best Bra Styles For Big Boobs
Do you remember the last time you bought a bra that fit? It’s not easy to shop for bras when you wear a DD+ cup size! If you’re ever walked into a fitting room with 10 bras and walked out with one or none, you know what it’s like. Some of us prefer to avoid stores completely and shop online for bras. While shopping online has its perks, nothing is more discouraging than placing a huge order and having to return it all because nothing fits. When you’re on the never-ending quest for good bras (why do brands discontinue styles? why?), every moment that you spend shopping for bras counts.
If you’re lucky enough to have discovered a lingerie store in your neighborhood, then you’re already ahead of the game. But if you’re like the majority of us who are searching for bras that fit, then this is for you. No woman should have to suffer through the pain of an ill-fitting bra or worry about bra shopping. All women deserve bras that fit well and feel good. Period.
Ready to meet your next bra? Here are the top 5 best bra styles for big boobs:
1. Padded Bra
Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 and Charlotte Bikini 6905 in Bronze
Charlotte is more than just a pretty bra. Aside from being the perfect mix of retro and sexy, there’s another reason the Charlotte Padded Bra is a #1 best seller. The molded cups have just the right amount of padding to magically fit almost any body type. The three part cup design and side sling bring your boobs front and center. The powermesh band is snug enough to keep your boobs lifted and supported all day long (after all, 80% of a bra’s support comes from the band).
Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 and Charlotte Bikini 6905 in Bronze
An added bonus? The Charlotte Padded Bra comes in sizes 32-38B, 32-44C, 28-40D to K, and 30-44D-G and it’s currently available in seven colors with an eighth color (all black) on the way!
2. Plunge Bra
Casey Plunge Molded Bra 2801 and Casey Boyshort 2805 in Ruby Wine
Surprise! Didn’t expect a plunge bra, did you? If you’re looking for a bra that will work with your most plunging necklines, look no further than the Casey Plunge Molded Bra. The daringly low design was engineered specifically to prevent big boobs from spilling out in the center of the cups. Though not completely seamless, the molded microfiber cups are finished with a gorgeous floral lace border that draws the eye up to stunning decolletage. Aside from being a pretty everyday bra, it also features a wider band that provides extra support for fuller busts.
Jeanie Plunge Molded Bra 4801 and Jeanie Hipster 4805 in Navy Blue
If you like Casey, then you’ll love its chic sister Jeanie. As an E cup, the Jeanie Plunge Molded Bra is my go-to for an ultra low and completely seamless fit!
3. T-Shirt Bra
Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 and Aline Bikini P5253 in Nude
Every woman needs at least one supportive t-shirt bra in her lingerie wardrobe. By far, the Aline T-Shirt Bra is one of the best t-shirt bras for big boobs. It’s made of a silky, striped fabric with smooth, seamless cups. Aside from the great fit, I’m a huge fan of the soft microfiber used for this style. It’s a bra that feels way more expensive than it is ($49!)
Tess Unlined Wire Bra P5022 and Tess Bikini P5023 in Ivory
If you like the Aline T-Shirt Bra, you might like the Tess Unlined Underwire Bra. As a alternate option to a cotton bra, the modal/spandex blend is comfortable and breathable. This style is also unpadded, so it’s a great option for anyone who prefers the natural shape of a non-padded bra. I like that the band offers a snugger fit than most cotton styles and doesn’t stretch out as quickly. An added bonus: It was designed for D+ cup sizes, so the size range includes sizes 30-40 D to G. Though it’s currently only available in two colors, ivory and charcoal grey, the grey functions surprisingly well as a neutral.
4. Full Cup Bra
Carole Unlined Wire Bra 3102 and Carole Hipster 3105 in Imperial Purple
For many of us, when we think of full cup bras, we typically think of the words “old-fashioned” or the phrase “something my grandmother would wear.” While that’s not necessarily a bad thing (I love a good vintage-inspired bra), no one wants to look matronly or outdated in their lingerie. This is why I love the Carole Unlined Wire Bra. It’s an unpadded style that strikes the right balance of sexy and sophisticated (which is no easy feat). The three-part lace cups look anything but matronly with a fuller coverage fit and a sheer mesh overlay that adds to the pretty design. Without a doubt, the Carole Unlined Wire Bra is a successful blend of fit, function, and fun. As for someone who owns and loves this style, it’s no surprise that it’s a best seller.
Marrianne Unlined Wire Bra P5152 and Marrianne Hipster P5155 in Champagne/Silver
If you like Carole, you might like the Marrianne Unlined Wire Bra, which has a full cup fit and is available in select sizes 30-40 D to G in three colors (black, cobalt blue, and champagne). The beautiful style also features exquisite silver thread weaved into the special lace covering the cups.
5. Convertible Bra
Elissa Contour Underwire Strapless Bra P5011 and Elissa Brazilian Thong P5014 in Pearl White
The Elissa Contour Underwire Strapless Bra is the perfect bra for every occasion as one of the most versatile styles on the list. The removable and adjustable straps allow the bra to be worn five different ways (halter, racerback, regular, strapless, and one-shoulder), while the wide band provides a snug fit with strong support. The molded cups offer more coverage than some of the styles above, but they’re also seamless and work with a variety of outfits. As a popular strapless style, two additional colors – nude and black – were recently added to offer more options than just the pearl white.
If you like the Elissa Strapless Bra, you might like the Jeanie Strapless Bra, which comes in two colors (nude and black) and also features seamless molded cups.
Bonus: A Beautiful Lace Longline Bra
Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra P5351 and Sandrine Hipster P5355 in Black
For some of us, a sexy lace bra is an everyday bra. While there are many lacy bras worth mentioning, the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra is at the top of the list. It features a beautiful sheer lace band (with boning for extra support!) and a layer of lace that frames the cups and continues up to the straps. Without a doubt, this is one of those bras that is just too pretty to keep hidden. It would be perfect with a high waisted skirt or pants for a night out or worn as a top under a light cardigan in the summer. As a new style, it’s currently available in black and cameo rose (the most beautiful blush pink) with a moody yet romantic blue-gray color called French Blue coming soon.
Elissa Unlined Wire Bralette P5012 and Elissa Bikini P5013 in Pearl White
If you love Sandrine, you’ll love the Elissa Unlined Wire Bralette, an unpadded style that comes in pearl white and is even more lovely in person!
We Highly Recommend
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!