The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (2024)

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There’s one golden rule to keep in mind when searching for the best bras for large breasts, according to Tania Garcia, director of fit at the intimates brand Cuup. “The more comfortable the bra,” she tells Bazaar, “the more supported, confident, and sexy you will feel.”

Alice Kim, founder of PerfectDD, a clothing brand for women with fuller busts, adds that another important part of shopping for a bra is identifying your band size correctly. “The band provides the majority of the support and will indicate your cup size, which is proportional to the band or your rib cage,” she explains. If you need an expert-approved online resource, she recommends trying A Bra That Fits to figure out your size.

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Wearing the wrong bra size isn’t just uncomfortable, it can also lead to chafing and redness—and even cause breasts to sag after years of opting for the wrong support. To make sure the band of your bra fits just right, Kim says, you shouldn’t be able to fit more than two fingers behind it, and it should run in a straight line across your back. “For a new bra, start on the loosest hook. If you can fit more than two fingers behind the band, I recommend sizing down. If the band digs into your skin, size up.”

As for the cup, there should be no digging or spillage—a cup that’s too small is what creates the “double boob” effect, Kim points out. “When you bend forward, there should also be no gaping between the cups and your breast,” she says. “If you’re wearing an unlined bra, another easy telltale sign that a cup is too big is if there are ripples in your cup caused by excess fabric. You should be able to fill out the cup in your size.”

By tapping into both Garcia’s and Kim’s expertise and consulting thousands of shopper reviews and recommendations, we’ve found the 25 best bras for large breasts that have comfort in common. From sports bras that provide support during high-impact workouts to smoothing minimizer and strapless bras that actually stay put, each pick is crafted with a specific purpose and special features that lift, shape, and support large chests with ease.

Best Everyday Bra

ThirdLove 24/7 Perfect Coverage Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (10)Full coverage
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (11)Memory foam straps
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (12)No-show smoothing fabric
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (13)Some reviewers found the straps to be short.

With more than 27,000 ratings, ThirdLove’s Perfect Coverage Bra is the most-reviewed style on our list. Glowing reviews praise the precise half-sizes and thick straps that lend plenty of support. Cups including an ultra-thin memory foam layer are an added (and comfortable) bonus. No wonder dozens of reviewers say they own more than one.

Band sizes: 32–44

Cup sizes: B–H

Colors: Black, taupe, pink, white, moss, mocha, and more

What reviewers are saying: “It’s really tough to find a bra that is comfortable and also supportive when you are a 32H, but this bra is just that. I’m excited that based on a short survey the size ended up being correct and I have no spillage!”

Best Lace-Trimmed Bra

Aerie Sunnie Full-Coverage Lightly Lined Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (15)Smooth and stretchy fabric
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (16)Full coverage
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (17)Fewer colors and sizes to choose from

Aerie’s Sunnie bra is another solid everyday option, with scalloped lace trimming for a flirty touch. Comfort-enhancing features are everywhere on this bra, from the cloudlike soft fabric on the cups to the four hook-and-eye closures and adjustable straps.

Cup sizes: A–DDD

Band sizes: 30–42

Colors: Shell gray, navy, pebble, green, black

What reviewers are saying: “This bra is amazing, comfortable soft and has full coverage. The minute I put it on I fell in love with how it enhanced my curves.”

Best Push-Up Bra

Skims Teardrop Push-Up Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (19)Innovative teardrop shape
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (20)Smoothing fabric
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (21)Snug fit—sizing up is recommended.

Skims’ first push-up bra was released in 2023 and set out to revitalize the category. While the cups have some extra padding, their teardrop shape intends to lift while enhancing your breasts’ natural shape. Wings along the band also provide smoothing on the sides, and the concealed underwire is padded for comfort. Bottom line: This isn’t the push-up bra of your past. It’s one you’ll actually want to wear.

Band sizes: 30–44

Cup sizes: A–F

Colors: Onyx, cocoa, sienna, sand, mica, and more

What reviewers are saying: “This bra should be called ‘The Goddess Bra’ because I have the breasts of a goddess when I wear it. I’m 44 years old, and I’ve been a 32D for my entire adult life. I wasn’t looking for a push-up bra, but I was intrigued by the reviews that talked about how this bra works with your natural breast shape and can help give back some of the fullness and lift that you might lose as you get older. I found this bra does all that and more. It makes my breasts look absolutely incredible. And while it does make them look larger, it’s the most natural looking push-up bra I’ve ever seen. I was stunned when I tried it on for the first time, and honestly couldn’t stop staring because I was in disbelief- it’s one of the most perfect bras I’ve ever worn.”

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Best Full-Coverage Smoothing Bra

Soma Smooth Full-Coverage Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (23)Fits true to size
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (24)Padded straps and closure
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (25)Limited color options

This bra lifts and shapes with ease, thanks to features like padded straps and a pinch-free underwire. Soma’s smoothing fabric also disappears completely under clothes—it’s almost like magic.

Band sizes: 32–44

Cup sizes: B–G

Colors: Rose, sienna, amber, black

What reviewers are saying: “Needed good support but all day comfort. This bra does both plus it has great side coverage. Will buy again.”

Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (27)Thin, comfortable underwire
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (28)Quick-drying
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (29)Limited color options

Staying supported while wearing your favorite swimsuit? It’s now possible with this smart swim bra from shapewear-meets-swimwear brand Stylest. This bra has a discreet side clasp, convertible straps, quick-drying cups, and a thin (but lifting!) underwire to hold everything in place beneath your favorite one-piece or bikini.

Band sizes: 32–42

Cup sizes: A–G

Colors: Black, latte

What reviewers are saying: “Complete genius! Changed my suit game! Never been so happy to put on a suit without the worry of sagging!”

Best Mesh Bra

Cuup The Demi

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (31)Breathable, soft fabric
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (32)No padding

Want a low-coverage look with full-coverage support? Try this demi bra by Cuup in a sexy mesh fabric. It includes a 3-D spacer fabric that is breathable, shaping, and undetectable under clothing. With optimal comfort and holds-you-in security, it’s the kind of bra you’re excited to put on in the morning.

Band sizes: 30–44

Cup sizes: A–H

Colors: Black, sand, amethyst, ocean, aqua, and more

What reviewers are saying: “This is so delicate yet so strong and structurally made. This is the nicest bra I’ve ever owned. I’ve been waiting for this simple, unlined silhouette to finally be made in the market. I am a large bust, 34/G.”

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Best Organic Cotton Bra

ThirdLove Organic Cloud Cotton Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (34)Breathable, soft fabric
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (35)Plunge neckline for low-cut tops
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (36)Fewer colors to choose from

If you want pulling on a bra to feel like floating on to your own personal cloud, you’ve come to the right place. This plunge ThirdLove bra is made from the softest and most breathable organic cotton. Even though it has an underwire, its memory foam cups and pillowy fabric mean it’s going to be comfortable.

Band size: 32–44

Cup size: A–H

Colors: Sea salt, black

What reviewers are saying: “LOVE this bra! Bought it in a different color, fell in love, and ordered another one. This one is just as wonderful! Comfortable, unobtrusive, good support and does (as promised) stay invisible under my shirts. Thanks for solving my ‘need a good bra’ problem!”

Most Comfortable Bralette

Hanes Comfort Evolution Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (38)Four-way stretch fabric
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (39)Wide straps and wide band
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (40)Limited colors to choose from

When comfort is your highest priority, go for this wireless triangle bra by Hanes. It has wider straps and a wider band for maximum support, plus unlined cups that shape without the pinching effect of an underwire.

Sizes: S–3XL

Colors: Black, nude, gray

What reviewers are saying: “This is probably the most comfortable bra I’ve ever worn. You can barely feel it. I’m 170 pounds 5'4 and wear a 36DDD and ordered the large which was a perfect fit. I got the nude but will definitely be ordering the black as well. It gives just enough support to my girls.”

Best Minimizer Bra

Chantelle C Magnifique Minimizer Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (42)One-inch minimizing effect
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (43)Straps wear down over time

If you’re searching for a minimizer bra, this Chantelle version reduces breast sizes by up to one inch. The bounce-minimizing design won't pinch or squeeze, though. While the smoothing wings and lightly padded cups reduce unwanted volume, they’re also guaranteed to be soft and secure.

Band sizes: 32–44

Cup sizes: C–I

Colors: Black, blush, hazelnut, ivory, and more

What reviewers are saying: “Great minimizer! This is a very comfortable bra, and it really does minimize well. I find that Chantelle Bras are beautifully made and feel so nice on your skin.”

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Best Smoothing Bra

Le Mystère Second Skin Back-Smoother T-Shirt Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (45)Memory foam for a contoured fit
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (46)Smoothing fabric
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (47)Some reviewers say the cups run small.

For a bra that glides on under basic T-shirts and tank tops, Le Mystère is one of our editors’ favorites. Between the memory foam cups and the smoothing straps, it’s a bra that’s comfortable enough to wear all day (and night).

Band sizes: 30–40

Cup sizes: B–G

Colors: Lipstick, black, natural, pink, and more

What reviewers are saying: “This bra is soo soft yet still very supportive! Very comfortable and smooths the back. Great price. Fits true to size and the straps don’t budge throughout the day. Would definitely repurchase. Comparable to the Skims t-shirt bra.”

Best Side-Support Bra

Goddess Keira Satin Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (49)Five-part cup for extra support
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (50)Expansive size range
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (51)Seams may show under some shirts

Come for the shiny satin, which is pretty while still feeling minimal. Stay for the five-part cup that lends maximum support for the full spectrum of bigger busts.

Band sizes: 34–46

Cup sizes: DD–O

Colors: Black, granite, chocolate, blush, pebble, and more

What reviewers are saying: “Comfortable yet supportive, with good coverage. I’m full-busted, with a small torso, and this is one of the few I’ve found for body types like mine.”

Best Scoop Bralette

Skims Fits Everybody Scoop-Neck Bralette

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (53)Soft fabric
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (54)No underwires
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (55)Reviewers recommend sizing up

The name doesn’t exaggerate. Skims’ ultra-soft bralettes are comfortable at any size, including for large busts. There’s no digging underwire or pinching hook-and-eye closures to be found, just smooth fabric and pillowy adjustable straps. Take a page from Ashley Graham’s book and try wearing one under a sheer, glittery top from the Skims × Swarovski collection—this level of comfort is worth showing off.

Sizes: XXS–4X

Colors: Onyx, espresso, cocoa, bronze, sienna, and more

What reviewers are saying: “As a large-chested woman (36D) I have a really difficult time finding anything without wire that will support me and be comfortable. This definitely does the trick, I need about 283,783 more of these!”

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Best Three-Part Cup Bra

Chantelle Rive Gauche Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (57)Seams that shape and lift
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (58)Fewer color options

Three-part cup bras expertly place vertical and horizontal seams to gently lift large breasts while also shaping them. Chantelle’s take is the best we’ve found. Power mesh on the top section gently smooths and contains large chests, while the bottom cup’s stretch-knit lining adds extra support.

Band sizes: 32–40

Cup sizes: D–H

Colors: Black, rose

What reviewers are saying: “I am a 32G and have a very hard time finding a good fit. I have been buying this bra for years. Sometimes I want another style to have a selection, but nothing else is as comfortable. I basically just wear this bra.”

Best Smoothing Plunge Bra

Knix Revolution Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (60)Lightweight, smoothing fabric
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (61)Stabilizers to reduce movement
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (62)Slightly less support than other styles

Thousands of reviewers are obsessed with this plunge bra from Knix. It uses a proprietary 3-D printed fabric to stabilize, smooth, and, ultimately, accentuate your chest. The fabric is silky and lighter than air, yet it reduces bounce and discomfort.

Band sizes: 30–44

Cup sizes: A–H

Colors: Black, white, purple, lilac, pink, and more

What reviewers are saying: “I am a busty plus size gal and this has been the best fitting ever for a bra!! Just love it.”

Best Front-Clasp Bra

Glamorise WonderWire Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (64)Padded underwire
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (65)Not as seamless under shirts

Here’s a front-clasp bra for easy-on, easy-off dressing. It’s also made with Glamorise’s signature WonderWire, padded underwire that supports without poking. In short: This is one of the most comfortable bras for large breasts you’ll find anywhere.

Band sizes: 34–48

Cup sizes: B–H

Colors: Black, navy, red, blush, lilac

What reviewers are saying: “I’m a big chested girl so I was a little [leery] of a front clasp but gave it a try. I love how it closes and have not had a problem at all with any kind of wear! And the difference in straps still fits well and supports when needed!”

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Best Strapless Bra

Wacoal Red-Carpet Strapless Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (67)Grips to prevent slippage
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (68)Narrow color range

Wacoal’s red-carpet bra will make wearing strapless and low-cut dresses feel like wearing nothing at all. It’s precisely cut to stay in place under a strapless silhouette without any spillage or need to pull it up.

Band sizes: 30–44

Cup sizes: B–DDD

Colors: Black, tan

What reviewers are saying: “I have spent the better part of my life searching for my perfect bra. I have found it with the Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra. This bra is perfect. For the first time in my life, my breasts are perfectly cradled. The bra stays up! I can wear it without the straps, which is my preference. It is so, so comfy. I don’t have to think about it. I don’t have to adjust anything. It’s wonderful. Wacoal really makes the best bras in the world. Thank you for making me feel comfortable and happy.”

Best Lace Bralette

Cosabella Never Say Never Super Curvy Sweetie Bralette

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (70)Gentle shaping
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (71)Soft lace
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (72)Some reviewers say sizing runs large.

Cosabella’s best-selling Never Say Never bralette was recently reimagined to hit the sweet spot for women with large cup sizes but small band sizes. The lace always lays flat, whether you wear a G cup or an I cup. Meanwhile, mesh cups and a covert underband give a gentle lift. For other fits, Cosabella also offers petite, extended, and ultra sizing.

Sizes: XS–M (equivalent to 30–36 band, G–I cup)

Colors: Black, tan, white, pink, blue, lime green, and more

What reviewers are saying: “Thrilled that Cosabella now has the super curvy size option—the small fits my 32GGs perfectly. Great fabric, feels like it’s going to last a while (been wearing it every day for a month). Nice boob shape.”

Best Underwire Sports Bra

Panache Ultimate High-Impact Underwire Sports Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (74)Chafe-free design
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (75)Reduced movement
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (76)Adjustable straps
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (77)Underwire style may be uncomfortable for some people

Running, jumping, biking—however you’re working out, this Panache bra will carry you through it. Comfort-first features include an underwire wrapped in silicone, smooth, chafe-free seams, and stretch microfiber fabric.

Band sizes: 28–40

Cup sizes: B–J

Colors: Black, gray, blue, white, and more

What reviewers are saying: “This bra has great coverage and excellent support and comfort. I am 32 DDD in US and purchased 32F here. When you clip in the extra hook there is zero bounce for running or plyometrics. Zero. Amazing.”

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Best High-Impact Sports Bra

Knix Catalyst Sports Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (79)Stretchy but supportive straps
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (80)Reduces movement
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (81)No removable padding or adjustable straps

This supportive sports bra is ideal for any and all high-impact activities, without the bulky padding you’ll see in other sports bras for large breasts. Over 90 percent of more than 5,000 reviews say they’d recommend this innovative style. The molded cups separate your breasts—no standing in pools of boob sweat here!—and hold them in place throughout intense workout sessions. Goodbye, bounce.

Band sizes: 22–42

Cup sizes: A–F

Colors: Black, white, pink, orange, blue, and more

What reviewers are saying: “Finally I have a bra that does not hurt. The bra holds me up and I don’t bounce when I walk. Very comfortable. Already bought another one.”

Best Balconette Bra

Soma Smooth Balconette Bra

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Pros
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (83)Smoothing straps
Cons
  • The 23 Best Supportive Bras for Large Breasts (84)Some reviewers say the fabric wears down over time.

What we need from the best balconette bra for large breasts: full-coverage cups, smoothing straps, and underwire that lifts without chafing—all in a silhouette that’s suited to square-neck tops and lower-cut dresses. This Soma bra checks every box, and is comfortable enough to wear all day.

Band sizes: 32–44

Cup sizes: A–G

Colors: Rose, sand, amber, sienna, black

What reviewers are saying: “I’m a 38 DDD, and this bra lifts and supports me in all the right places.”

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