The Best Bras for Bigger Busts
When you have a bigger bust, bra shopping is much more complicated than just choosing the cutest patterns. Knowing what bra style is best for you is almost as important as knowing your measurements. Below we’ve listed some of the best bra styles for bigger busts that will literally make you feel like a weight has been lifted from your chest.
Balconette bras are named after the balcony structure, and they function as just that - providing support from underneath. Balconette bras work well for teardrop-shaped breasts that are less full on the top than the bottom. Because balconettes have lower cups and wider-set straps, they can help even out volume and prevent gaps between your breast and the bra.
Idol Underwire Balconette Bra
Tango Balconette Bra
Arla Underwire Balconette Bra
If it’s support you’re looking for, the 3-section cup has you covered from all angles. With two sections at the bottom divided by a vertical seam, and a diagonal seam to bring the breasts inward, this bra shape is ideal for “east west” shaped breasts that angle out towards the torso.
Pont Neuf Full Coverage Unlined Bra
Fantasie Fusion Side Support Bra
Natori Statement Full Fit Bra
Another supportive style for bigger busts is the racerback. Racerback bras support your breasts by pulling them up and to the center, acting similarly to a push-up bra without all that extra padding. If you’re a bit bustier, try to go for the racerback style when shopping for sports bras and bralettes. And as a plus, you’ll be able to wear your favorite racerback tank without those pesky bra straps showing.
Natori Euphoria Front Clasp Bra
Maidenform One Fab Fit Extra-Coverage T-Back T-Shirt Bra
Millie Lace Racerback Bralette
If you’re extra busty, you may consider keeping a minimizer bra on hand to help with certain outfits. I like to use mine when I wear my favorite button down in order to prevent the buttons from pulling at the center of my chest and leaving a gap. Minimizer bras work by redistributing the breast tissue more evenly, effectively flattening the breasts. Although you may not use this one as an everyday bra, it can come in handy when your chest gets in the way of wearing something you really like.