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By Andrea Jordan and Andrea Navarro

I Finally Found a Bra That Holds Up My H Cup Boobs (4)

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    As someone whose cup size has more than two letters in it, I love the body I’ve been blessed with, but finding the best bras for large busts is no easy feat. Call it what you want—voluptuous, well-endowed, big-chested, busty—having big boobs can be a blessing and a curse. I don’t want to wear a bra that looks like a hand-me-down from my grandma. I want something sexy that actually works for my heavy boobs. Thankfully, the best lingerie brands have gotten wind of the fact that the best bras for big busts can be cute, comfortable, and supportive.

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    When it comes to choosing full-bust-friendly options, there are a few qualities I consider nonnegotiable. For starters, I'm looking for bras with substantial lift and support without sacrificing style. Next up, it has to offer proper separation. If I wanted a uniboob, I’d wear a sports bra every day. In terms of coverage, clean, smooth lines minus the bulge are ideal. To find that, I have to make sure I'm shopping for a well-fitting bra for my breast shape.

    Cora Harrington, lingerie expert and author of In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie, previously told Glamour that people with “larger cup sizes (or fuller breasts) tend to have projection, meaning, boobs are more shelflike and stick out in the front.” That's why she recommends looking for bra styles that offer “deeper cups to accommodate that more projected, or forward, breast volume” to avoid any gapping, spillage, or creased cups and find the perfect fit. And because it's worth noting again, the bra has to be attractive. Just because I have a large bust doesn’t mean I care less about aesthetic.

    So why not treat yourself to a comfortable bra that truly fits? You know your underwear drawer has been begging to be cleaned out, so a little Marie Kondo action during the New Year couldn't hurt. Ahead, find the best bras for large busts, DD and up, according to highly rated reviews and approved by our team of Glamour testers.

    All products are independently selected by our editors. If you buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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      Third Love 24/7 Classic T-Shirt Bra

      I know a brand is good when it has not one but two bras I wear on the regular, and ThirdLove's legendary T-shirt bra with ultra-thin foam cups is the first style that won me over. There are three fabric options to choose from—smooth micro jersey, lace, or cotton—and 15 colors total (including five different types of nudes). You'll appreciate the half sizing too, which is great if you're between cup sizes.

      • Pros: Great for everyday, smoothing; adjustable straps
      • Cons: Some say that pads are too thin.
      • Band sizes: 30–44
      • Cup sizes: A–H
      • What reviewers say: This bra is a game changer! It's so comfortable and provides great support. I love that I can wear it all day without any discomfort. —Lauren, reviewer on Third Love
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      Elomi Morgan Full-Figure Underwire Bra

      For a bit more lift, try this underwire bra. Thanks to the stretchy lace and full-coverage cups, your bust gets a smooth and rounded shape, which makes it a top contender for daily use.

      • Pros: Padded; full coverage
      • Cons: Some say it can be tight.
      • Band sizes: 34–48
      • Cup sizes: E–HH
      • What reviewers say: I love this bra! It's so flattering underneath T-shirts and the cup supports the “girls” all over without feeling smashed. I also like the stretch on the lace. It feels like a dream. It's the perfect bra for any buxom lady. —Dana, reviewer on Nordstrom
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      Delimira Lace Non-Padded Minimizer

      Sometimes I want to minimize my large bust to avoid a wow factor. When I'm looking to turn down the va-va-voom, this one hugs my chest a little tighter without being too constrictive.

      • Pros: Comfortable; pretty lace design; minimizes bust size.
      • Cons: Limited color options; may not fit perfectly for everyone.
      • Band sizes: 34–48
      • Cup sizes: A–I
      • What reviewers say: I’ve tried all kinds of bras in various brands and price ranges and never could find one I was truly satisfied with. My biggest problem was finding a pretty bra with no spillage or unsightly bulges and good support. This bra does all that and provides gentle lift that is not too much. I look so much better in my clothes with this bra! —TheWs, reviewer on Amazon
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      Wacoal Underwire Sports Bra

      I never have to double up on bras at the gym, thanks to this extra-supportive sports bra. The underwire keeps my boobs in place no matter how intense the workout is, and I love the versatility of the straps, which you can wear as a racerback or traditionally. This style run small, though, so I suggest going up a size.

      • Pros: Comfortable, supportive; great support during exercise
      • Cons: Expensive; limited color options
      • Band sizes: 32–42
      • Cup sizes: A–H
      • What reviewers say: This sports bra is very comfortable and very supportive. I do spin, step aerobics, elliptical machines, stair-steppers, and weights. I didn't notice any bouncing. —Sherri, reviewer on Nordstrom
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      Olga Plus-Size Cloud 9 Underwire Contour Bra

      Compared with other styles I've worn, this one feels the most weightless. It has light padding for a little extra oomph but doesn't read over-the-top. Plus, the extra-wide straps never leave dreaded shoulder lines behind.

      • Pros: Soft fabric, wide straps
      • Cons: May not be true to size.
      • Band sizes: 38–44
      • Cup sizes: C–DDD
      • What reviewers say: I love this fit on me and wears so well. Very confident and comfortable when it one day or night. I will buy again in other colors. —Lea, reviewer on Amazon

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      Playtex Secrets Perfectly Smooth Wire-Free Full-Coverage Bra

      If you’re a busty gal who can sport a wire-free bra, first off, kudos to you. Second, add this to your cart ASAP. The structure of this bra helps hold the girls up, and it won’t show any lines under your clothing.

      • Pros: Comfortable, supportive; smooth look under clothes
      • Cons: May not provide enough lift.
      • Band sizes: 36–44
      • Cup sizes: B–DDD
      • What reviewers say: Great coverage, still fully covered after bending over doing housework and looks great under a T-shirt. Gives a nice curve, not flat or droopy or weird looking. (Some bras just look wrong-shaped when you’re fully dressed, unflattering.) Nice padding too, no need for extra inserts. —WA_Customer, reviewer on Amazon
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      Lively All-Day No-Wire Push-Up Bra

      When I'm in the mood for a good push-up bra, this wire-free option from Lively instantly ups the ante for a strong cleavage moment without any discomfort.

      • Pros: Comfortable; still provides a subtle lift without wires.
      • Cons: Less supportive
      • Band sizes: 32–38
      • Cup sizes: A–DDD
      • What reviewers say: I like this bra a lot! Really like the color and style. It's pretty and feels good on. It does have the clip for the straps and they work well. My only complaint would be that I wish the straps would stay up even when I don't use the clip. —Melissa, reviewer on Lively
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      Parade Triangle Bralette

      Here's another triangle bra that works for smaller and larger busts. This everyday bra goes up to size 3XL, and those with larger breasts can count on thoughtful details, like a wider center gore, an extra hook-and-eye closure, and adjustable straps for additional support (or to avoid spillage). Wear it underneath a sheer top or save it for wild nights in the bedroom.

      • Pros: Lightly lined; extra hook-and-eye closure
      • Cons: Minimal support
      • Band sizes: XS–3XL
      • Cup sizes: A–DD
      • What reviewers say: Love this mesh bralette! The material is soft and smooth, thick band with great support. Straps are wide enough to provide support without digging in. —Meghann, reviewer on Parade
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      True & Co. Body Lift Wireless Bra

      If you like the look of longline bralette styles but want a bit more coverage near your cleavage, this is the one. It’s full-coverage but smooths you out underneath your clothes and can even double as a crop top if you wanted it to.

      • Pros: Comfortable, supportive, versatile
      • Cons: May not provide enough support for larger busts.
      • Band sizes: XS–3XL
      • Cup sizes: A–DDD
      • What reviewers say: This is by no means a replacement for a proper bra or sports bra but this is everything I, as a large breasted woman have been wishing for for years and years! This bra is lightweight and comfortable enough to keep me from noticing I don't have on a bra while providing just enough support to keep from from feeling like I need to put something more structured or uncomfortable on. —kmartin13, reviewer on Nordstrom

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      Lululemon Run Times Bra

      If you've been on the prowl for a sports bra for high-impact workouts, Lululemon's sweat-wicking Run Times model is one of the best sports bras for bigger busts. Not only does the size range goes up to a G cup, but the style has smooth wide straps and a thick, supportive band with a hook-and-eye closure so you're not squirming into a super-compressive strappy style.

      • Pros: Moisture-wicking fabric, adjustable straps
      • Cons: Limited color options
      • Band sizes: 32–42
      • Cup sizes: A–DD
      • What reviewers say: I have finally found a great running bra with the Run Times Bra. No chafing first time out always sets s good impression and wins me over. I highly recommend you give this one a try. —Marge, reviewer on Lululemon

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      Knix BlissFit Leakproof Nursing Bra

      Expecting mamas with growing or already larger busts need Knix's nursing bra in their lives, stat. It's designed to keep you comfortable and leak-free, with a soft, stretchy fabric that absorbs leakage and convenient drop-down nursing clips for more seamless feedings.

      • Pros: Leakproof technology; stretchy
      • Cons: Less supportive
      • Band sizes: XS–XL
      • Cup sizes: B–DD
      • What reviewers say: I love this nursing bra! It is so comfy, gives me support and easy to undo when needing to nurse. I definitely want to get a second one. —Tammy, reviewer on Knix
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      Skims Fits Everybody T-Shirt Bra

      If anyone knows a thing or two about being well-endowed, it's Kim Kardashian. This might look like any other T-shirt bra, but its smoothing finish sets it apart from the rest. You can wear it all day long underneath even the tightest of tops because it does that good of a job of not poking into your skin.

      • Pros: Underwire, adjustable straps
      • Cons: Sells out quickly.
      • Band sizes: 30–46
      • Cup sizes: A–H
      • What reviewers say: I'm a Skims loyalist at this point. I used to hate wearing bras, especially during fluctuations like having my period. This bra is the most comfortable underwire style I've ever worn, and I have it in four different colors at this point. 10/10. Andrea Navarro, commerce writer
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      ThirdLove 24/7 Second Skin Unlined Bra

      If your biggest concern is keeping things in place, this one's for you. It has thick straps to help prevent bulging and full-coverage cups to keep your chest supported and snug.

      • Pros: Wide straps; full-coverage
      • Cons: Some colors are limited edition.
      • Band sizes: 32–44
      • Cup sizes: A–H
      • What reviewers say: Some days I just need a little extra support, and that's when I reach for this guy. It keeps you super secure, and the cups are on the larger side, so it's really full-coverage. I also love that the straps are thick so there's no weird underarm bulging going on. —A.N.

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      Lively The Palm Lace Busty Bralette

      Add a little spice to your top drawer with Lively's plunging bralette. This bra has subtle lace detailing that deserves its own time to shine, but we'll let your low-cut tops have their moment for now. Lively's sizing model is designed to fit more than one traditional bra size, making this an ideal pick for whenever your breasts are fluctuating in size.

      • Pros: Plunging neckline, adjustable straps
      • Cons: Not ideal for everyday wearing
      • Band sizes: 1–4 (fits 32–42)
      • Cup sizes: 1–4 (fits DD–DDD)
      • What reviewers say: I like the sizing model that Lively uses because it makes it easy to wear its bras during natural body fluctuations (the bras kind of expand with you). This one is perfect for wearing with low-cut tops during the summer, and it's super stretchy too. —Liz D., Glamour tester
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      Cuup The Plunge Modal Bra

      Reviewers rave about how Cuup always nails its sizing, and those with larger busts aren't afraid to wear push-up or plunging styles from the brand. This simple underwire bra offers support and lift, minus the discomfort, owing to the comfortable fit and smooth fabric, even if you're an H cup.

      • Pros: Underwire, adjustable straps
      • Cons: Some colors are only limited edition (and they tend to sell out quickly).
      • Band sizes: 30–44
      • Cup sizes: A–H
      • What reviewers say: My breasts got bigger after giving birth, so bras just started to become more of a concern for me. I had a few friends recommend this brand to me and I was shocked at how comfortable this underwire bra was. It adds a subtle lift and isn't too tight in any area so I can wear it all day long. —Jessica H., Glamour tester
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      True & Co. Women’s True Body Lift Triangle Bra

      Like many of True & Co.'s styles, you can expect this bra to provide equal amounts of coverage and comfort. It has a subtle dip in the front, so you can pair it with V-neck tops and dresses, and contours your breasts with molded cups for a next-to-nothing look.

      • Pros: Adjustable straps, snug band
      • Cons: Some reviewers need to size up.
      • Band sizes: 30–46
      • Cup sizes: A–DDD
      • What reviewers say: I don't like regular bras whatsoever, so I'll take any excuse I can to wear a bralette. This one is super smoothing, so I love wearing it underneath my tees and bodysuits. I did size up one size so that the band would fit me a little on the looser end. —Casey G., Glamour tester
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      Harper Wilde Bliss Scoop Bralette

      This bralette has a lot of good things going for it, starting with the fact that it's made from a soft microfiber fabric. The wireless design (similar to a sports bra without excessive compression) and flexible nylon and elastane blend make it especially great for all-day wear.

      • Pros: Adjustable straps; wire-free
      • Cons: Not as supportive as underwire styles
      • Band sizes: 32–44
      • Cup sizes: A–H
      • What reviewers say: I love a good bralette for whenever I'm WFH or have more chill days. This one is supportive but doesn't constrict me to the point of discomfort. It's also moderately stretchy so it doesn't bulge or poke at my skin. —A.N.
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      Skims Fits Everybody Bandeau Bralette

      Alicia Miller, director of merchandising and fit specialist at Chantelle, told Glamour previously that the key to finding a strapless bra that works for larger bust sizes is get one with a snug band. “This is to make sure the bra is lifting from the bottom and anchored to the body,” she says. “You’ll also want smooth containment along the top of the cup, particularly near the arm where you tend to see spillage in a bad fit, which is very obvious under clothing. On the other hand, everyone should avoid a band that's too big, as that’s the most common reason for slipping.”

      All to say: If you're looking for the best strapless bras for large breasts, this one from Skims will not disappoint. It's seamless and stretchy, offering the snug fit Miller recommended for fuller busts. Like its beloved shapewear, the smooth fabric is meant to disappear underneath clothes, but if you want to show it off by wearing it as a tube top (a 2023 summer wardrobe staple!), there are plenty of fun and vibrant colors to choose from. Did we mention it's also supersoft and cool to the touch?

      • Pros: Super stretchy; fits all body types.
      • Cons: Minimal support
      • Band sizes: XS–4X
      • Cup sizes: A–DD
      • What reviewers say: I've had the Skims Fits Everybody Bandeau Bralette for a while now and it's amazing. It's supersoft and stretchy, and feels like a second skin. No digging in or marks, which is great. It's perfect for strapless tops and stays in place all day. I love how supportive yet lightweight it is, and it comes in various shades to match any outfit. It's flattering, smooths everything out, and feels like you're wearing nothing. —A.N.
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      Bali Comfort Revolution Front-Close Shaping Underwire Bra

      The Bali Comfort Revolution provides both comfort and support, ideal for those with larger busts. Its front-close design makes it a breeze to put on and take off, while the shaping underwire ensures you get the support you need, no matter how long you're wearing it. The sleek, smoothing back design brings you peace of mind as you can wear it underneath any of your favorite tops and dresses.

      • Pros: Front closure, adjustable straps, wide back band
      • Cons: Hand-wash only.
      • Band sizes: 34–42
      • Cup sizes: C–DD
      • What reviewers say: The front-close design makes it easy to wear, and the shaping underwire provides just the amount of support that I love. The back-smoothing feature is my favorite, though, because the last thing I ever want to worry about it bulging. —Ana L., Glamour tester
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      Freya Idol Molded Sweetheart Balcony Underwire Bra

      Designed for people with larger busts, this bra features a molded sweetheart balcony top and underwire that provides both lift and shaping. The bra's smooth, seamless cups make it perfect under any outfit, offering a super-flattering silhouette, without having to worry about breasts looking unnatural. It basically makes you look as good as you feel.

      • Pros: Adjustable straps, soft cups; can wear with multiple different necklines
      • Cons: Band goes up to only size 38.
      • Band sizes: 28–38
      • Cup sizes: D–G
      • What reviewers say: Absolutely in love with this bra! The molded cups manage to keep my breasts looking natural, despite the push-up nature of the bra. It creates a lovely shape, while still being super comfortable. —A.L.
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      Savage x Fenty Seamless Scoop-Neck Bralette

      The new Savage x Fenty Seamless Scoop-Neck Bralette redefines comfort for those with larger busts. Its seamless design and stretchy fabric offer a snug yet comfortable fit, while the scoop-neck cut makes it wearable with almost anything. It's the perfect bra for lounging or for wearing on more casual days.

      • Pros: Seamless, smoothing; slip-on design
      • Cons: Minimal support
      • Band sizes: XS–4X
      • Cup sizes: N/A
      • What reviewers say: The seamless design is so comfy, and the scoop neck makes it easy to wear with a variety of different tops. I prefer to wear this bra on WFH days so I'm not sitting at my desk with wires poking into my ribs. —A.N.

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      Maidenform M Rib Seamless Bralette

      This bra's ribbed fabric provides a contoured fit that adapts to your natural shape, while the seamless design ensures no lines under your clothes. It's perfect for those who prefer a more relaxed, wire-free support without having to go fully braless for the day.

      • Pros: Seamless; adjustable straps, hook-and-eye closure
      • Cons: Minimal support
      • Band sizes: S–XXL Plus
      • Cup sizes: N/A
      • What reviewers say: This bralette is my go-to on the weekends when I'm just getting things done around the house or when my breasts are fluctuating during my period. The ribbed fabric is so comfortable, yet it offers a good deal of support. —C.G.
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      Fantasie Fusion Lace Padded Plunge Bra

      This bra's padded plunge design makes it easy to wear with V-neck tops and dresses or other tricky necklines. The intricate lace detailing still manages to be stretchy, so you don't have to worry about adding a rigid piece to your top drawer. And thanks to light foam padding, your breasts get a nice rounded shape.

      • Pros: Plunging neckline, light foam padding, stretch lace
      • Cons: Some reviewers report inconsistent sizing.
      • Band sizes: 30–38
      • Cup sizes: D–G
      • What reviewers say: The padded plunge design is both flattering and supportive. It's rare that you see necklines like this for larger breasts, and it still gives you a nice lift. —A.N.
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      Chantelle Comfort Chic Back-Smoothing T-Shirt Bra

      For a seamless look under clothes, the Chantelle Comfort Chic T-Shirt Bra is your go-to. Worth noting are the seamless back design and comfortable underwire support. The molded cups provide a natural shape, making it an ideal choice for wearing under fitted tops and dresses.

      • Pros: Goes up to H cups; flexible underwire, convertible straps.
      • Cons: Hand-wash and line-dry only.
      • Band sizes: 32–40
      • Cup sizes: C–H
      • What reviewers say: This T-shirt bra is a game changer. It offers a good amount of back smoothing, and the cups are super supportive, which is always my main concern. It gives me a natural shape underneath all of my clothes, so I don't have to worry about any visible spillage. —L.D.
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      Dream Angels Lace Balconette Minimizer Bra

      Looking for a minimizer bra? Right this way. This balconette bra from Victoria's Secret has a touch of sexy lace detailing—perfect for Valentine's Day. You can reduce your bust line up to one inch. It's the ideal bra for those not going for the classic VS bombshell look.

      • Pros: Goes up to G cups; unlined; cushioned straps
      • Cons: Runs small.
      • Band sizes: 34–44
      • Cup sizes: C–G
      • What reviewers say: This bra gently reduces bust size while providing comfortable support. The lace detailing is romantic, making it a little more stylish than the other bras in my collection. —L.D.
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      Bare The Absolute Minimizer Bra

      This minimizer bra also effectively reduces bust size while keeping shape. The smooth, seamless cups ensure a no-show look under clothes, making it an ideal choice for tighter outfits. Plus, it's made with breathable fabric, so you can get away with wearing it even on those hot and sweaty days.

      • Pros: Goes up to I cups; minimizes fullness by one inch; seamless unlined cups.
      • Cons: Some colors are more expensive than others.
      • Band sizes: 30–42
      • Cup sizes: 30B–42I
      • What reviewers say: This minimizer bra is a lifesaver! It reduces bust size so I can wear things more freely and comfortably, without feeling insecure about my chest size or looking too curvy up top. The seamless cups are also great because there's no excessive padding involved. —Kristin C., Glamour tester
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      EBY Seamless Only Bra

      The EBY Seamless Only Bra is a marvel in comfort for those with larger busts. Its seamless, wire-free design offers a comfortable, snug fit, ideal for everyday wear. And since it’s a smoothing bra, it ensures that there are no visible lines under clothing. It's a no-fuss, all-comfort bra that you can rely on.

      • Pros: Seamless design, padded cups; machine-washable
      • Cons: Not available in plus sizes
      • Band sizes: XS–XL
      • Cup sizes: A–DD
      • What reviewers say: This seamless bra is a must-have in my rotation. Its wire-free design is so comfortable, and the fabric ensures no visible lines under clothing. I think it's perfect for daily wear because it's like wearing nothing at all. I'll definitely be buying more colors. —C.G.

    Andrea is the special projects commerce writer at Glamour where she writes shopping content with a focus on beauty, gift guides, and style. She's worked in digital media for over seven years and tests everything from viral TikTok makeup to best-selling leggings, lingerie, and swimwear. Her work has appeared in... Read more

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