The advantages of measuring up larger than a D-cup go without saying — but along with all the plusses comes one major minus: bra shopping. When you're stacked, the odds of finding a triple-threat bra that fits, flatters, and makes you feel sexy are unfairly stacked against you.
You know exactly what I'm talking about. For every rainbow-unicorn, handsome-prince of a bra out there, you have to endure speed-dating round after round of bras that, simply put, are just wrong. There are the ones with cups that ride up. The ones with cups that droop. Some have straps that dig. Others channel your breasts into inhuman shapes. There's spillage, quadboob, uniboob. When you finally do find one with a flattering fit, chances are it'll be a homely-looking thing that makes you want to keep your shirt on forever.
You and I are clearly not alone in the search for a bra that looks as good as it fits. Thousands of online reviews of women on the hunt for "The One" prove it. So with that in mind, we sifted through literally hundreds of options and honed in on the 10 bras that everyone with a large bust seems to have fallen in love with.
Ashley Graham for Edition Elle Diva Bra
What fans say: "I can't express how much I love this bra! Got it on sale — such a steal — and it's so worth the price I paid. The decorative front straps are very sexy and elegant-looking, and the bra itself has amazing support. I have a slight gap between my breasts, which always made me self-conscious when wearing 'regular' bras, but the straps really filled in the gap and my chest has never looked better. The cup is slightly smaller than I thought they'd be (I usually wear a 40DD, which is what I ordered), but I feel that if I order up a cup size it may be too big. Not a big deal, and definitely no complaints from me. Looking forward to purchasing more in different colors if they come out with it!"
Prima Donna 'Madison' Full Cup Bra
What fans say: "If you have large breasts and have problems with wires popping out, you should just swallow hard and buy this bra. The price is a killer compared to say, Anita, but I find even though I love the comfort of Anita, the wire eventually pops out and gets me within 90-120 days. Some of these I have had for over a year and the wire has not poked through. In terms of comfort, they are amazing — absolutely wonderful. I can honestly say that these are the best bras I have ever owned, and this style (Madison) in particular is my favorite of the ones Prima Donna makes. In fact, I have purchased four of them in different colors — something I never thought I would do given the price, but they are totally worth every penny."
Freya Fancies Underwire D-G Plunge Bra
What fans say: "Comfortable but not frumpy. I was in need of a serious bra update as mine were all looking old and shabby. Love this Freya bra as it's comfortable for day-to-day wear, but still a little bit cute and sexy. Feels delicate but supportive. Matching underwear is nice, too. Have bought in nude, pink, black, and red."
SEA BBOT Women Lace Push-up Bra Plus Size Floral Underwire Soft Cup
What fans say: "After weeks of contemplating [whether to buy] this bra, I finally threw in the towel and just went for it. I am 5'3" /185 lbs (with some love rolls (fat)) in not-so-nice places on my back. I've been trying to find a nice back coverage /smoothing bra which would still give me a nice push up and I am pleased to say that this bra met both needs. (I really wanted a Ashley Stewart butterfly bra but since their sizes ran big it didn't work for me.) I followed the size chart, I'm a size 38 D, and the sizing was spot-on, plus it comes with an extension of you feel like you need more room. Will buy in another color. Loving it!"
Wacoal 'Retro Chic' Bra
What fans say: "This style has been a favorite of mine for years! I have worn this style bra for at least eight years and I love it! Comfortable, durable (these can last for 5 years if hand washed in a good detergent) and beautiful, the Retro Chic bra can't be surpassed in any way at any price!"
Simply Perfect by Warner's Women's Underarm Smoothing Underwire Bra
What fans say: "This is truly the most comfortable, best-fitting bra out there. It washes beautifully and the cups never turn outwards so that you can see a ridge. I have bought very expensive bras that don't come close to this one for durability and fit."
Wacoal 'Halo' Lace Underwire Convertible Bra
What fans say:"The best unpadded bra for the busty. Love this bra. This is my third. It's comfortable and pretty, while providing good support and a nice natural shape which is so hard to find in 38DDD. My only complaint is that they do stretch out and loose some supportiveness pretty quickly, but even my oldest one is more supportive than most unpadded bras."
Ashley Graham Lace and Striped Diva Demi Cup Bra
What fans say:"So comfortable and fits perfectly. Such comfortable cups and straps. 18 hrs and no rush to take it off."
Bali Women's Comfort Revolution Wireless Bra
What fans say: "This is the most comfortable every-day bra I own. I have three currently and I'd like to get a couple more to replace other styles I've tried that aren't as wonderful as this one. Plenty of support without painful underwires and pretty, too. I love this bra!"
Olga 'No Side Effects' Underwire Contour Bra
What fans say: "Absolutely love this Bra! I am a hard fit, & was expecting to return, but I want more of them! No boobage, underarm, or side/back spillage! I cannot say enough good about Olga bras!"
Wacoal 'Basic Beauty' Full Figure Underwire Bra
What fans say: "Looks like nothing at all (under my T-shirt). Most comfortable and flattering bra ever! Very pretty too. I purchased nude, but will go back for black soon. You need a good foundation if you want to look good!"
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