These Are the 29 Best Bras for Large Busts That Offer Ultimate Comfort and Support (2024)

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Best Overall Goddess Underwire Full Cup Bra Best Budget Playtex 18 Hour Ultimate Lift and Support Bra Best Underwire Elomi Cate Side Support Bra Best Strapless Lilyette Strapless Minimizer Bra Best Front Closure Glamorise Wonderwire Front Close Bra Best Pushup Curvy Couture Bra Best Wireless Soma Embraceable Full Coverage Wireless Bra Best Everyday Victoria’s Secret Flex Bra Best Smoothing Felina Marvelous Side Smoothing T-Shirt Bra Best Balconette Chantelle Intimates Underwire Demi Bra Best Mesh Negative Sieve Demi Bra Best Lace Lively Unlined Lace Bra Best Side Support Cuup Scoop Bra Best Minimizer Spanx Underwire Minimizer Bra Best T-Shirt Bra Elomi Underwire Banded Molded T-Shirt Bra Best Scoop Bralette Chantelle Soft Stretch Scoop Padded Bralette Best Plunging Wacoal Bralette Best High-Impact Sports Bra Panache Underwired Sports Bra Best Nursing Freya Nursing Bra Best Unlined Le Mystere Sheer Seamless Bra Best Comfort Cacique Comfort Bliss Lightly Lined No-Wire Bra Best Support Vanity Fair Beauty Back Full Figure Wirefree Bra Best Contour Knix WingWoman Contour Bra Best Sleep Bravissimo Nova Lounge Bra Best Compression Girlfriend Collective Paloma Bra Best Triangle Skims Triangle Bralette Best Travel Branwyn Essential Busty Bra Best Sustainable Subset Organic Cotton Tank Bralette Best Backless Felina Body Veil Longline Strapless Bra How to Pick the Right Bra for Large Busts Size and Fit Style Price Frequently Asked Questions Take Our Word For It Meet Our Experts

With over a thousand five-star ratings on Amazon, it’s easy to see why this true-to-size Goddess bra is a reviewer favorite. Not only does it come up to an N cup, but it boasts a comfortable fabric blend and offers full coverage through bending, twisting, and turning. If you prefer a wireless bra or one that can accommodate a low neckline, this might not be the right choice, though.

Because this bra supports from the bottom to the top with sturdy construction, you won’t find yourself adjusting it throughout the day. What’s more, the adjustable straps add to support, with no rolling or overflow, whatsoever. Spoiler: The price is great, too, so what’s not to love?

Band Sizes: 34-50 | Cup Sizes: G-N | Colors: 2 | Materials: 57% nylon, 36% polyester, 7% elastane | Care: Hand wash only

Some bras are pretty expensive. So expensive, it can discourage you from buying something new. However, you can rest easy knowing that this bra won’t leave you with any buyer’s remorse. Instead, it helps you stay within budget while offering a great amount of stretch, comfort, and support. The wireless style definitely adds to the comfort of this pick, but if you prefer a bra with wires for added support, this might not be right for you.

But that’s not all: This bra is also durable — many reviewers say it holds up after several washes — and offers the right amount of lift and separation, so it’ll never look awkward or stiff underneath clothes.

Band Sizes: 34-54 | Cup Sizes: B-G | Colors: 20 | Materials: 90% nylon, 10% spandex | Care: Hand wash only

If you’re looking to part ways with the sagging bras that aren’t giving you enough lift, then get ready to fall in love with this full-coverage bra — it shapes, holds, and doesn’t skimp out on support.

With a 4.5-star average rating on Amazon and over three thousand reviews, this bra gets a lot of praise for its phenomenal shade and sizing range. The largest cup size is JJ, and the band size goes up to 46. Plus, this bra also has the advantage of having high sides, so you’ll stay supported with no spillage along the way. If you're looking for a bra that you can wear with plunging necklines, you might want to consider some of our other picks.

Other reasons why this was our top underwire pick? This bra has durable straps that won’t strain or dig into the shoulders, making it great for those with back pain.

Band Sizes: 34-46 | Cup Sizes: E-JJ | Colors: 26 | Materials: 54% polyester, 29% nylon polyamide, 17% elastane | Care: Hand wash only

When you’re big-chested, finding a decent strapless bra that lifts and supports without digging, slipping, or sliding is a struggle (sigh). However, before you write off strapless bras for good, Jené Luciani Sena, bestselling author of The Bra Book, says this bra is the answer to your prayers.

“Here’s a strapless bra that comes up to a 40 DD and is a minimizer designed to reduce projection,” she tells PEOPLE. “You can see by the design that it sits flush against the top of breasts, so there is no billowing out, and the band is nice and wide to accommodate larger busts.”If you need a larger band width, this might not be the best option, but if it comes in your size, this is a great bra that's also budget-friendly.

Band Sizes: 34-40 | Cup Sizes: C-DD | Colors: 2 | Materials: 88% nylon, 12% elastane | Care: Hand wash only

Looking for a comfortable front-closure bra? This one is a reviewer favorite on Amazon for a reason — it offers full coverage with an extensive size and color range (there are 63 options to choose from). The front closure helps keep breasts secure in the cups without popping open, so there will never be any embarrassing faux pas while wearing it.

On top of all that, this bra has supportive straps that are wide, cushioned, and fully adjustable. And the best part? There is no stabbing (or poking) underwire at the band, so it’s the perfect bra to wear to work or bed.Keep in mind that the band is not adjustable, so if you prefer this feature, you might want to choose a different bra on our list.

Band Sizes: 32-46 | Cup Sizes: C-H | Colors: 9 | Materials: 74% nylon, 26% spandex | Care: Hand wash cold

You’ll never have to sacrifice style for comfort with this push-up bra, as it features a beautiful lace overlay (and a dangly rhinestone jewel) on the cups giving it a vintage-chic feel. If you were curious, this bra is also comfortable and supportive with an underwire band, lifting padded balconette pads, and luxe power mesh wings. The band is also back-smoothing and breathable, but if you don't want a bra with pads, this one might not be right for you.

Even the bra straps prioritize comfort, as they stay in place, are adjustable, and never bulge. Above all, the sizing opportunities this bra provides make it a keeper. The band goes up to 46 and the cups come up to H.

Band Sizes: 32-46 | Cup Sizes: C-H | Colors: Bombshell nude, black | Materials: 74% nylon and 26% spandex | Care: Hand wash cold

If you're looking for a comfortable wireless bra, the Soma Embraceable Full Coverage Wireless Unlined Bra is a great option. Featuring deep, full-coverage cups, zero wiring, and comfortable fabric, this bra is supportive enough to wear to work, on your days off, or during light-impact workouts.

We love that it forms to the body well, and there’s no bulging underneath clothes, binding, pinching, or poking. The sturdy straps are another nice perk, plus, the just-right price point hits the sweet spot. While it’s not as embellished as other bras on our list, its lightweight feel and durable construction make it stand above its other wireless counterparts. Essentially, if you’re looking to go wire-free for good, this is the one to do it.

Band Sizes: 34-44 | Cup Sizes: C-H | Colors: 4 | Materials: 81% nylon, 19% spandex | Care: Hand wash

The number of colors and sizes available makes this bra the top pick for the everyday category. The band goes up to 44, the highest cup size is G, and there are 11 colors to choose from. Because it is seamless, you can confidently wear this bra under T-shirts and thin shirts without worrying about it showing. The plunge design makes it ideal to wear under lower-cut tops as well, but if you prefer a bra with more coverage, this one might not be the right choice.

The comfort is also worth writing home about — instead of traditional underwire, this bra uses a flexible gel, which lifts and supports without being uncomfortable to wear. The flexible fabric only adds to the comfort, as it fits snugly against the skin and stretches with your every move.

Band Sizes: 32-44 | Cup Sizes: B-G | Colors: 11 | Materials: 67% polyamide, 33% elastane | Care: Hand wash

You won’t feel like you’re in boob jail whenever you slip this bra on. Instead, you’ll think of it as your second skin.

We love that this bra is true to size with high sides so that you won’t have spillage or awkward fits on your hands. The smoothing benefit is another highlight — a sleek front and back make the days of uni-boob faux pas history. Phew. This bra does have an underwire, so it might not be the right choice for those who prefer a wire-free option.

Other reasons why this bra is our top choice for a smoothing bra? It’s gentle on the underarms, so there is no chafing, and the cups are nice and thick, which adds to the support.

Band Sizes: 32-42 | Cup Sizes: C-G | Colors: 9 | Materials: 78% nylon, 22% spandex (cups); 70% nylon, 30% spandex (band) | Care: Hand wash

“A balconette bra is great for any breast size because it sits in the chest with midway coverage and offers a push-up shape while not being a full push-up,” says lingerie specialist Annette Bourne. “Both young and older women wear them, so they're perfect for everyone!”

As it supports and shapes with seamed cups, this Chantelle bra is a must-see balconette for anyone looking to rev up their bra collection. The band and cup are true to size, so you’ll only get the perfect fit. Not only that, this bra keeps things sexy with beautiful lace detailing, so it’s on track to become your soon-to-be-favorite date night staple, especially under low necklines.

Band Sizes: 32-38 | Cup Sizes: C-F | Colors: 3 | Materials: Polyester, polyamide, spandex | Care: Hand wash cold, dry flat

Our top pick for the best mesh bra is the Sieve Demi Bra by Negative Underwear. Not only is it airy, light, and comes up to DDD, but it is another favorite of Bourne. This bra only comes in band sizes up to 40, which is not as inclusive as other bras on our list.

“Mesh bras are lightweight and offer simple coverage, breathable, and have less restriction, but still hold and give you coverage,” Bourne explains. “Sometimes mesh bras can make you look droopy since there's no lining. “However, this one shapes the breast well, and the fabric is strong and doesn't droop.”

Band Sizes: 32-40 | Cup Sizes: A-G | Colors: 5 | Materials: 74% polyamide, 26% elastane | Care: Hand wash cold, dry flat

Maybe you’re more of a lace fan, and that’s okay. Besides, this gorgeous lacey number keeps things romantic with unlined lace and beautiful scalloped edges. It’s also a favorite of Rosie Mangiarotti, a fashion and garment expert and founder of Perkies, a line of unique sticky bras. If you're looking for a smooth bra to wear under certain clothing items, this one might not be the best choice.

“Given the numerous, popular, sheer top styles and trends in visible undergarments, lace bras are in,” Mangiarotti tells PEOPLE. “I love this one because it features a supportive underwire and goes up to a size 38 DDD.”

Band Sizes: 32-38 | Cup Sizes: A-DDD | Colors: 4 | Materials: 88% nylon, 12% spandex

“Cuup is best known for its high quality and variation in bra fabrics, all the while creating bras with excellent design and strong side support,” says Mangiarotti. “Cuup’s inclusive bra sizes range from a 30-44 band size and an A-H cup size and are made from incredibly soft and stylish fabrics.”

This Cuup bra is no stranger to side support, as its rounded leotard back, stretchy fabric, and universally complementing silhouette successfully form to shape and provide support. The adjustable straps and three hook-and-eye closures offer security, and the lighter underwire causes no digging or poking. What’s more, there are 19 colors to choose from, so you can add plenty of bolds and basics to your collection.If you prefer a bra with more coverage in the front and back, this one might not be the ideal choice.

Band Sizes: 30-44 | Cup Sizes: A-H | Colors: 37 | Materials: 88% nylon, 12% spandex | Care: Machine wash delicate or hand wash warm, lay flat dry

Whatever outfit you’re wearing, it’s safe to say that a minimizer bra won’t spoil the fun — these wear smooth and are invisible underneath all kinds of tops, blouses, and dresses. While there are lots of minimizers to choose from, bras by Spanx are some of the best ones you can buy, according to Mangiarotti. It's constructed with the same high-quality material as you would find in the best shapewear.

“Spanx’s minimizer bras come in several styles and colorways and offer the finest support and coverage,” she says. Aside from coverage and support, this minimizer bra is comfortable to wear thanks to a thin fabric and unconstructed cups. It’s also available in four tones so it will pair with all the basic undies in your collection.If you're looking for a bra with a lower profile, you might want to consider one of our other picks.

Band Sizes: 34-42 | Cup Sizes: D-G | Colors: 4 | Materials: 82% nylon, 18% elastane | Care: Hand wash, dry flat

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The best T-shirts are some of the comfiest wardrobe staples, so why not bring that same experience to your bra? It's even better when we're talking about a plus-size bra. This one lifts and supports and is comfortable enough for everyday wear, says Bourne.

“This bra sits underneath the bust line providing optimal support with minimal movement,” she tells PEOPLE. “Overall, it's a comfortable bra that lifts your bust and shapes you out. Plus, this bra features a J-shaped hook that prevents shoulder strap slippage.”

Plus, it won't show any annoying bumps or ridges through your tee. This plunge-style bra comes in four colors, which might not be ideal for those who want a wider color selection.

Band Sizes: 34-44 | Cup Sizes: E-H | Colors: 4 | Materials: 70% nylon, 30% elastane | Care: Hand wash, line dry

A scoop-style bralette is smooth with plenty of support, so it’s the perfect bra for sleeping and all your off-duty days. That said, Bourne suggests that this scoop bra by Chantelle rises above the rest. Yes, it is wireless, but this bralette has the advantage of being comfortable with thin shoulder straps and flexible fabric. This bralette only comes in sizes XS/S through XL/XXL, so it isn't right for all bust sizes.

“The padding and ease of use of this bra make it a step above its competition,” Bourne tells PEOPLE. “And its thin shoulder straps make it the perfect choice to wear with your favorite tank tops.”

Band Sizes: 34-42 | Cup Sizes: C-G | Colors: 5 | Materials: 80% polyamide, 20% elastane | Care: Hand wash, dry flat

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If you’re in the market for a sexy, plunging bra, here is one we think you’d like. This one is lightweight and comfortable with beautiful cross-dyed lace detailing, sturdy straps, and comfortable triangle cups. It's not the most supportive bra on our list so if that's a priority, you might want to consider a different option.

“This is one of my favorite bras on the market,” Bourne tells PEOPLE. “The Instant Icon has excellent band support with soft and beautiful lace. And it runs from small to 3XL, meaning it’ll work for most body types.”

Band Sizes: 34-42 | Cup Sizes: C-G | Colors: 9 | Materials: 55% polyester, 36% nylon, 9% spandex | Care: Hand wash

If staying active is a priority this season, this is a great bra to tuck into your workout bag. Supportive with three-hook fastening at the back, this high-impact bra adequately supports breasts through all kinds of activity: running, HIIT exercises, jumping on plyo boxes, and all your twists and upside-down yoga poses.

The lightly padded cups add to the support by keeping breasts in place to prevent spillage. And this bra boasts breathable and comfortable fabric, so it’ll never cause chafing. The ability to fashion this bra in a racerback style is another perk — it offers additional lift and won’t be visible through your favorite racerback tanks.This bra does have an underwire, which some might not want in a sports bra.

Band Sizes: 28-40 | Cup Sizes: D-J | Colors: 37 | Materials: 44% polyamide, 41% polyester, 15% elastane | Care: Hand wash, line dry

“With nursing bras, you want support for engorged and swollen breasts, and this is even more challenging when you’re busty already,” Sena says. “This is why I like bras by Freya — they only make bras for bigger busts, so they have the science down pat.” This bra is comfortable thanks to seam-free molded cups. It has a full-coverage style that might not be right for certain tops.

And yes, new moms should be aware that underwired bras can pose the risk of pressing against the lymphatic system and causing mastitis — a painful inflammation of mammary glands — in some people, according to Sena.

However, because larger breasts need support, she recommends this bra because it lifts without digging (or pressing) into the skin. “This one has Flexi wires, so it's less rigid, and also light foam cups,” she adds. “It’ll also provide plenty of support!”

Band Sizes: 30-40 | Cup Sizes: D-L | Colors: 3 | Materials: 6% elastane, 62% nylon, 32% polyester | Care: Hand wash only

Since unlined bras forgo foam cups, you’ll want to pay close attention to the materials, straps, cups, and the band, Sena explains. “The fabric should have some stretch, but also a higher spandex/lycra content for added support,” she tells PEOPLE. “I also prefer wider straps, so you don’t get shoulder dig-ins from the weight of heavy breasts. A wider band (with three to four hooks/eyes) and a fuller coverage cup will also help.”

Because this underwire bra boasts stretchy nylon and spandex fabrics and extends to a high cup range, it’s Sena’s top choice for an unlined bra. All the standout features are there, right down to flexible fabric and comfort. “This bra goes up to 38G, and it's a stretch microfiber, which means it has a high spandex content,” she adds. If you need a more extensive range of band sizes, you might want to consider one of the other bras on our list.

Band Sizes: 32-38 | Cup Sizes: B-F | Colors: 1 | Materials: Nylon | Care: Hand wash, line dry

This lightly lined bra from Cacique is built for comfort and support while also delivering maximum coverage. It’s made with a lightweight microfiber material and has molded cups. The wide cushioned straps won’t slip down and make it comfortable to wear — even for those with large busts. This option has a soft band under the bust that provides support without the wire.

It’s available in an inclusive band range from 32 to 56 and cup sizes from B to K. This affordable bra also has wide wings to smooth and support. Beyond basic shades like nude and black, this bra also comes in a floral pattern, deep taupe, and chocolate plum.Although this bra is great for many outfit choices, it might not be quite right if you're looking for something to wear under a dress or a top with a deep, wide neckline.

Band Sizes: 32-56 | Cup Sizes: B-K | Colors: 6 | Materials: 82% nylon, 18% spandex | Care: Hand wash

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This supportive bra from Vanity Fair has a four-way stretch fabric that makes it comfortable while simultaneously providing great coverage. But this wireless bra doesn’t skimp on support. It has a three- or four-hook and eye closure, depending on size, and a design that smooths the back and sides to prevent lumps and bumps from showing under clothes. The straps are adjustable and have a no-slip design. The cups are lightly lined and seamless to add to the smooth silhouette, but if you prefer a completely sheer or an unlined bra, this one might not be the best pick.

If you’re searching for a comfortable and supportive bra that comes in several color options — this one has 12 different colors to choose from. And the great price means you can get one to wear under every outfit.

Band Sizes: 34-46 | Cup Sizes: B-H | Colors: 51 | Materials: 80% polyester, 20% spandex | Care: Hand wash cold, drip dry

This wireless contour bra provides shape and support for those with large busts. It has a low-cut fit that is ideal for plunging necklines, plus, the fabric lifts and separates the breasts. It also features extra side coverage to prevent overspill. The four-way stretch fabric makes this a comfortable option to wear every day.

The molded foam cups have light padding that is comfortable to wear and looks smooth under clothes. Unlike many other options, this bra is machine washable, so it’s easy to maintain. The Knix sizing system (0 to 8++) is a bit confusing at first glance, but the site allows you to convert from your traditional band and cup size to the brand’s size.

Band Sizes: 28-42 | Cup Sizes: A-G | Colors: 12 | Materials: 72% nylon, 28% spandex | Care: Machine wash cold, dry flat

If you’re looking to support the girls in your sleep, you’ll want to opt for a non-wired bra that’s designed to maximize comfort. This sleek and sexy option from Bravissimo features non-padded cups and jersey-soft fabric around the straps and underband. We love that the hook-and-eye clasp is padded, providing just enough support and a secure fit without pinching or irritating your skin.

While there are plenty of full-coverage, crop-top style options for sleeping out there, like the Bravissimo Sleep Bra, we love this criss-cross cut, which is soft enough to wear all day and all night, yet sultry enough to boost your confidence on a sleepover. The separate cups are also convenient for new mamas who are nursing, as they’re easy to maneuver without having to fuss over clips or clasps. Just be sure to properly measure your bust first, as this can be hit-or-miss in terms of side support if you don’t have your measurements right.

Band Sizes: 30-38 | Cup Sizes: E-J | Colors: 2 | Materials: 44% polyamide, 37% cotton, 19% elastane | Care: Hand wash, line dry

Designed for medium-impact workouts and to double as your favorite crop top, this racerback bra from editor-loved Girlfriend Collective is a dream when it comes to compression. It boasts a supportive band and wide straps that keep everything securely in place, combining the functionality of a sports bra with the style of an athleisure top. We love the buttery soft, ultra-opaque material, which is substantial and breathable — and best of all, it’s crafted from sustainably sourced materials, helping to keep plastic bottles out of landfills.

Our only drawback is that the band and straps aren’t adjustable, making this a bit tricky to get in and out of even despite the four-way stretch. Ultimately, we’re such fans of the wide size range and the rainbow of joyful colors (like a vibrant blood orange) that we still highly recommend this pick — plus, it boasts a UPF 45+ rating, which helps protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Sizes: XXS to 6XL | Colors: 10 | Materials: 79% recycled plastic bottles (RPET), 21% spandex | Care: Machine wash cold, dry flat

Soft, sexy, and supportive, this triangle bra from Skims is cozy enough that you’ll forget you’re even wearing it. Th buttery soft, second-skin fabric, found in many other Skims products, is designed with maximal stretch, so it won’t cut into skin or create rolls. It’s crafted with two-ply material that feels substantial enough to hold you up but slim enough to not create any visible bra lines under your clothes. The elasticated seam under the bust also boosts the support factor and is covered with cloth to keep things ultra comfortable.

We love that the sleek shoulder straps are adjustable, allowing you to find your perfect fit. While they don’t offer as much support as thicker straps, the material is soft enough that you won’t feel it digging into your skin. The triangle cups are ideal for everything from lounging to nursing, and help avoid the uni-boob look that so many bras designed for larger busts can create. Consider sizing up, as even with all that stretch the sizes tend to run a bit small.

Sizes: XXS to 4XL | Colors: 13 | Materials: 76% polyamide, 24% elastane | Care: Machine wash cold

Whether you’re running to your gate at the airport or settling in for a long-haul flight, the last thing you need on a stressful travel day is to have to fuss over your bra. This full-coverage pick from Branwyn means you’ll never have to, thanks to its sustainably sourced blend of merino wool and stretchy spandex.

The Merino wool blend feels soft against the skin and helps wick moisture away to keep you feeling fresh all day long. It also boasts performance capabilities, as the material is breathable, odor-neutralizing, and temperature-regulating. Best of all, it’s ultra-quick drying, so you won’t get stuck in a sweaty bra on an overnight flight. We love that there are no hooks, wires, or padding, which makes this comfortable enough to wear all day long while still offering gentle support.

Sizes: XS to 2XL | Colors: 5 | Materials: 81% extra fine Merino wool, 12% nylon, 7% spandex | Care: Hand or machine wash, dry flat

With an endless range of bra styles and brands to choose from, it’s more important than ever to support companies with eco-friendly values at their core. Subset (formerly Knickey) is one of our go-to's, thanks to their range of stylish, supportive, and incredibly soft bras that are made from organic cotton.

Sustainability is infused into every aspect of production, from the brand’s Fair Trade-certified factories to their innovative recycling program, which goes above and beyond: it allows you to recycle not only your well-loved Subset pieces but intimates from any brand that is ready for a new life. Plus, each bra helps to offset carbon emissions and saves 275 glasses of drinking water.

Sizes: 2XS to 3XL | Colors: 7 | Materials: 95% certified organic cotton, 5% elastane | Care: Wash in cold water, hang dry

A strapless bra supportive enough to keep larger busts in place is hard enough to find — but one that also dips down low in the back, allowing you to wear backless tops, is nearly impossible. Enter Felina’s Body Veil Longline Strapless Bra, an ultra-versatile addition to your wardrobe. The bustier-style top features full coverage in the front, plus silicone lining on the top band to keep it in place. For days when you don’t feel like wearing it strapless, reach for the fully adjustable and convertible straps to find your perfect fit. It doubles as a great layering piece, which you can choose to wear as a bra or a top, thanks to the longline design. The piece also boasts molded cups, wide power mesh wings, and brushed boning for maximum comfort and support. Note that the top runs small and the brand’s sizing is unique, so you’ll want to check your measurements against their chart.

Band Sizes: 32-38 | Cup Sizes: C-H | Colors: 2 | Materials: 76% nylon, 24% spandex | Care: Hand wash

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How to Pick the Right Bra for Large Busts

Size and Fit

While shopping for a bra for large busts, you’ll want to prioritize styles that fit comfortably with plenty of coverage to boot. However, if you are unsure of your size, and aren’t sure how you’ll find it, it’s best to consult a trained professional, according to Jessica Pfister, a lingerie expert. “Bra fitting is an art, not a science, and every bra varies from one to the next,” Pfister says. “A fitter will know how to get you into the correct bra that will make you look and feel fabulous!” For instance, you might find that a plus-size sports bra will provide you with a better fit, as opposed to simply one for large breasts.

If you're confident about your bra size, it's still wise to double-check each brand's size charts for the specific bra to see if it will be a good fit for you. The bras for large busts with the most extensive cup and band options (versus a standard S/M/L/XL+ scale) are naturally going to provide a better fit.


Figuring out what style of bra to get wholly depends on your needs and what issues you need to address, especially if you have large busts. Bras for large busts must be supportive in order to help reduce back pain and provide the right amount of coverage and adjustability. For an everyday bra for large busts, we suggest Victoria's Secret's Infinity Flex Bra because of its flexible, wireless design and material that molds to your body and bust over time.

If you need a strapless bra for a specific dress or top, we recommend the Lilyette Tailored Strapless Minimizer Bra. Other bra styles for large busts include balconettes, mesh, wired and wireless, sports bras, minimizers, and comfortable bralettes — they all provide different benefits and solutions, so be sure you're choosing the correct style of bra for large busts for your specific needs.


Bras for large busts really run the gamut in terms of price point, but luckily there are high-quality, supportive options on both ends of the spectrum. For a budget-friendly bra for large busts, we recommend the Playtex 18-Hour Ultimate Lift Wireless Bra. If you're up for a splurge, the Chantelle Intimates Champs-Élysées Underwire Demi Bra is as gorgeous as it is comfortable.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of bra is best for a wide set?

    “Finding the best-fit bra for wide-set breasts — a.k.a. east-west breasts — can be a challenge,” saysSapna Palep, CEO of Journelle, a multi-brand lingerie retailer. “That said, it’s best to get fitted with a professional fit specialist,” Palep says. “Finding the right bra size always ensures that you get the right fit.”

  • Are underwired bras better for large breasts?

    “Underwire bras can offer more support, lift, and give shape to larger cup sizes,” Palep tells PEOPLE. “Not only do underwire bras give a lift to larger breasts, but also a rounder shape. These are a good choice for styling under fitted tops and blouses.”

  • Which bra is best for heavy breasts to look smaller?

    You’ll want to choose a bra for large busts with contoured, full-coverage cups and light padding to make heavier breasts look smaller,says Palep. “A full-coverage cup will not only give you shaping benefits but will also cover more breast tissue and encapsulate breasts completely,” she explains. “Also, look for bras without heavy padding — the extra padding will only add more heaviness to your breasts. Finally, choose cups that are smooth and contoured, like microfiber.” A minimizer bra, like the SPANX Underwire Minimizer Bra, is a great choice to make heavy breasts look smaller.

Take Our Word For It

Courtney Leiva is a contributing commerce writer for PEOPLE and has written for publications such as The Daily Beast, Buzzfeed, HuffPost, and more. When researching the best bras for large busts, Courtney spoke with several industry experts about the standout features (straps, cups, bands, etc.) to consider in a bra as you shop. She also conducted research by looking at various bra styles and details and analyzing the fit, support, and function of each.

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