The best bra styles for the large busted

Written by shanti hitton
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If you were blessed with a large chest, you may have had, or continue to have, difficulties finding bras that fit--wrong cup sizes, wrong band sizes--and you're always spilling out of your bra and feeling uncomfortable. Luckily, there are plenty of manufacturers these days who recognise that women's chests come in many sizes, and increasingly create beautiful, comfortable and stylish bras in styles that offer real support.

Smooth-Line Bras

If you want to look less ample, try a minimiser cup, which pushes the breast tissue up toward the underarm. You won't decrease your breast mass, but you may find clothing fits easier. Another bra to try for better support is the longline style, which has fabric that reaches down past the belly button. This style give you a clean line under your clothes, reduces stress on the shoulders and may even make it easier for you to sit at your desk.

Supportive Bras

The well-endowed woman needs serious support. Traditionally, underwire bras have provided support in all kinds of styles. But if you find wires uncomfortable, a wire-free, soft-cup bra with support panels can provide coverage for your curves, without the wires poking into you. Many mainstream and speciality retailers now stock these bras; Torrid, a plus-size retailer, sells microfiber bras going up to an H cup.

Athletic Bras

Athletic girls can run into a different sort of difficulty when trying to keep their chests immobilised while active. Speciality retailers that use different measuring systems, such as the Lady Cameo or Enell company, manufacture support bras in sizes A through N. Opt for a compression bra, which presses each breast against the chest, rather than one that encapsulates each breast.


Corsets can be a powerful tool for the large-chested woman and an option you may not have considered. They support the weight of the breasts entirely from below, which eliminates back pain and stress, and they now come in so many varieties of sexy, sensual styles they can really make you feel attractive. However, they are more expensive than bras, and can be difficult to find and fit properly.

Nursing Bras

Nursing moms have different needs--not to mention that when you have a baby, your breasts can balloon up to a size you never imagined. You need full support, breathability and a fabric that won't irritate your sensitive tissue. Jasmine nursing bras from Fuzion are just one type of bra that can be appropriate for you and your baby; they're available up to a size L in all kinds of flattering colours and patterns.

Custom and Specialty Bras

Plenty of companies are popping up that offer custom-fitted bras, and will throw in a free measurement to boot, because like many women, you may be wearing the wrong size and not know it. Whether you're looking for a comfy bra made of organic cotton or a speciality bra for a wedding or other occasion, this can be a foolproof route to take. Online retailers to try include B-Tween Bras, Bravissimo and Decent Exposures, where you can order custom bras or order straight out their large catalogue of styles.

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