The search for the perfect fuller-bust bra is difficult, to say the least. It needs to have a supportive structure yet still feel soft and comfortable—but also look cute. If it sounds like those are some big shoes cups to fill, don’t stress. We’ve scoured across the World Wide Web for all the best lingerie brands for big busts to bring you every kind of style that you could want or need for any occasion. A soft, cozy bralette for lounging around the house? Check. A flirty balconette bra for date night? Got it. A supportive underwire-free bra you could actually sleep in? You know it’s here.
Bra for heavy bust
Whether you have yet to find your perfect fit or if it’s way past time to put your ride-or-die fave to rest (RIP), we’ve got you covered. We tapped expert bra fitter Lily Flast, founder of Soutien NYC, a service offering inclusive, nurturing virtual bra fittings, and pored over dozens (and dozens, and dozens…) of glowing reviews from real people actually wearing these bras. Now, you’ll be more than ready to shop 20 of the best-rated bras for big boobs below (seriously, more than 4 stars, or they’re out!), plus Flast’s tried-and-true favorites she swears by for clients.Want a quick peek at the ones that made our list? Behold:
If you have big boobs, you know all too well that shopping for bras can be a tedious and uncomfortable process. Some might even say it’s as annoying as finding the right pair of jeans. Despite what the diamond-studded fantasy bras of years past may tell us, bras can feel extremely unsexy to try on and purchase. Even more so when many American lingerie manufacturers tend to cater to smaller cup and band sizes — bustier consumers are then left with ill-fitting or drab styles, if they’re left with anything at all.
To help you avoid the stress of buying a bra in-store, we searched through all the Amazon reviews, asked all our big-boobed friends, and tried bras ourselves to find the good, the best, and the “beige and grandmalike but so comfortable that it’s worth it.”
Playtex 18 Hour Sensational Sleek Wire-Free Bra
Finally, a bra you won’t want to sling across the room the moment you get home. This bra has almost 4,000 reviews (!!!), with more than 2,000 five-star reviews alone. The only potential downside is that the bra’s high coverage might peek out from certain necklines. —Anne Cruz
Delimira Lace Non-Padded Minimizer Full-Figure Underwire Bra
If this bra is good enough for 2,000-plus reviewers, it’s good enough for you. With its sheer lace details, wide and supportive straps, the variety of shades, and its affordable price point, we can certainly see why. The only downside is that it tends to ride high up the sides, so you won’t be able to wear it with certain tank tops. Unless you’re aiming for that Y2K aesthetic. —A.C.
Delimira Women’s Full-Coverage Wire-Free Lace Front-Closure Bra
Customers love the thick straps on this lacy full-coverage bra, and the racerback design helps prevent the straps from slipping off every five seconds. Some reviewers note that the fabric is lightweight and unpadded, so it’s a good pick to wear under a sweater, but not so much with thin T-shirts. —A.C.
Third Love 24/7® Pima Cotton T-Shirt Bra
There’s nothing like wearing your favorite T-shirt but having boob spillage plunging through it. Third Love’s T-shirt bra combines smoothing fabric with an ideal cup fit for a breathable and everyday-wear bra under anything, but especially cotton tees. Not only is it comforting and smoothing, but it’s also inclusive of all cup sizes up to a size H. —Asia Milia Ware
The Plunge Mesh Bra
There’s something about mesh that instantly makes me feel sexy. But everything about this bra makes me feel sexy: the color, the plunge, the shape. I rave about it to all my friends who are in search of a new bra, especially one that fits great under tees (just wear the nude color so it doesn’t show through). —A.M.W.
Shopping for bras can be exhausting, especially if you’re fuller-chested. In addition to facing the challenge of finding a style that actually comes in your cup size, the best bras for large busts should achieve that often-elusive trifecta of being supportive, comfortable, and cute. To help you find the right bra for you, we tapped three experts for their professional advice.
“For so long we’ve been taught to think our boobs were the problem, when all along it’s really been bad bras,” says Ra’el Cohen, co-founder and chief creative officer of ThirdLove. “Every person will have their own unique criteria for what makes a bra fantastic, but it ultimately comes down to looking and feeling your best.” Preach.
“A customer with a larger chest should never have to choose function over style,” adds Tracy Freno, senior manager of customer service at Bare Necessities. “Breast shapes and sizing can differ from woman to woman, so even among women who fall under the ‘big bust’ category, a certain style of bra might prove to be more comfortable and supportive to one woman’s shape as opposed to another.” With that in mind, Cohen and Freno both suggest being patient with yourself and the process, and keeping your options—and mind—open. “What works best for someone will depend on their unique breast shape, size and needs…take the time to consider which style fits you, your life, and your style the best,” Cohen says.