Any woman with a larger chest knows she’ll come across a handful of sartorial challenges here and there. Whether you’re searching for button-downs that won’t gap between the buttons to finding flattering cocktail dresses, there are a lot of things to think about. More likely than not, if you’ve gone through the long process of trying a seemingly infinite number of bras that claim to provide support and comfort (and let’s not forget about style), chances are you don’t want to go through it again. Luckily, with the help of real women like yourself, you won’t have to. To save you a little time, we pulled together a list of the most popular lingerie brands shoppers can’t stop raving about. Scroll down to see them all…
Support bras for large breasts
Finding the most comfortable bra is challenging, but snagging one that’s comfy and gives your ladies a supportive lift? Well, that can feel downright impossible. The good news is, with so many bra brands and styles available, you can find one that does it all. The best support bras and lifting bras can help make your breasts look perkier and be comfy at the same time (check out our favorite supportive sports bras too!)
But first, what causes your breasts to sag? You can blame a loss of skin elasticity and the pull of gravity, but there are also other factors at play—including your genes.
“The strength and integrity of your breast tissue are primarily coded in your DNA, which comes from your parents,” says Ryan Neinstein, M.D., a plastic surgeon in New York City. So looking to your mom may give you a clue of what to expect.
Other things that can impact your breast perkiness include significant weight changes, breastfeeding, smoking, and other habits that lead to a loss of skin elasticity, such as sun damage.
Whatever the cause, if your girls are looking a little down, you’re probably looking for a lift. While there’s no long-term way to hoist them up sans surgery, your bra can help give you a temporary boost that’s comfortable. The key is knowing how to find the right fit.
Bali One Smooth U Ultra Light Illusion Neckline Underwire Bra
This full-coverage bra lifts and separates like a dream. It lifts from underneath the cups and the sides. So not only do your breasts go up, but they also move forward. Plus, it features a sexy illusion neckline that adds a little something extra to the style.
“This is my absolute favorite bra! This is my third time buying it and I finally decided to write a review. I have it in black and white and I love how much coverage it gives me. I wear a 38C, I’m 5’7” and a size 18, so this bra really helps to make me feel comfortable and also beautiful. I will continue to buy this as long as they are selling it!”
Maidenform Comfort Devotion Embellished Bra
Unlike other bras with underwires that irritate the skin and cause discomfort, this sleek-looking bra has a soft cloud foam underwire that feels great. Its seamless cups provide extra coverage while still giving you a sexy shape. Plus, its back and side smoothing creates a sleek look under clothing for a zero-bulge look. The other great thing is that the thin adjustable straps sit comfortably on your shoulders without digging into your skin.
“I have a really hard time finding bras that fit because my breasts are full on the bottom and a bit far apart. I have a fair amount of ‘underarm boob,’ or whatever you want to call it,” says one Amazon reviewer. “There has never been a bra that fits me as well as this one. It supports everything and tucks in my underarm fat without being too loose for the tops of my breasts. It’s super soft and comfy and gives a great silhouette, too.”
Glamorise Plus-Size MagicLift Original Support Wirefree Bra
Another comfortable bra for women with large breasts, the supportive, foam-cushioned bands in this bra cross over and under the cup to lift, separate, and support the breasts. The wide, cushioned, adjustable shoulder straps won’t dig into your shoulders or slide down your arms either. Plus, the wide bottom band prevents it from riding up.
“I wear a 42H. This bra fits well and supports me as well as my old bra and is about as comfortable as a bra can be,” says one pleased Amazon customer. “The straps are much wider than my last one, so I am getting used to them, but it’s not painful. I am pleasantly surprised and ordered two more immediately!”
Wacoal Intuition Push Up Bra
Yes, a T-shirt bra can make your girls look perky! We love the smooth and seamless foam cups that give your breasts added cleavage, shape, and a subtle push-up up effect. Even better: It has adjustable straps that can be worn with a criss-cross design for additional support for women with bigger busts.
“This bra is amazing! Super comfy, and the color is great for my complexion as an African American woman. The lift is just enough,” says one happy Amazon reviewer. Another Amazon customer adds, “This bra exceeded my expectations in every way! The built-in lift is gradual from the sides and bottom without being obvious that it’s padded.”
Wacoal Embrace Lace Contour Bra
This bra gives the best of all the worlds: support, comfort, and beauty. Oftentimes bustier ladies feel that they need to sacrifice beauty for function, and this bra ensures that you do not go without. An editor favorite, it’s a bra you can flaunt under a sheer top or wear under your favorite t-shirt.
“I have been wearing this style for about 5-6 years. It is very comfortable, pretty, feminine, and fits nicely. I ordered a 34C and am very happy with it!” one satisfied customer writes. “Sometimes you can find them on sale, but I love the way it looks and feels. The lace gives it the feminine-sexy look. I wash mine in the washer and let it air dry. You will get years of wear if you treat it nicely!”
Finding a great bra for big boobs can be truly uplifting (figuratively and literally!). At Bravissimo we believe that big-boobed women should have the power to choose bras that we love, rather than what comes in our size. We hope that you feel spoilt for choice with our wide selection of lingerie for big boobs!
Getting your bra size right
When it comes to choosing the best bra for DD boobs and above – size matters! An uncomfortable bra can be an indication that you’re not wearing the right size – and you’re not alone! We see and hear from lots of women who aren’t wearing a well-fitting bra, and it’s no wonder when you think about how limited the choice of bras can be in bigger cup sizes. At Bravissimo we have sizes from 28 – 40 back and from D – L cup. Find out more in Bra Sizing Explained.
The importance of a good bra fit
Finding a good-fitting bra can (literally!) be a weight off our shoulders! We’ve been fitting women with big boobs – by eye – for over 25 years. Whether we’re fitting online, on the phone or in our shops, you won’t find us using tape measures to work out bra size. Instead, our experienced fitters arm you with knowledge, so you can work out for yourself if your bra is a good fit…and what to try if it’s not! You can find the three-step check in our Bra Fit Guide.