Best Bras for Large Breasts: Top Three Bras for Full-Figured Women
If you are large-breasted like I am, you know the inherent difficulties in finding the best bras for large breasts. And you know the sheer joy in finding just the right one. Similarly, you've probably thought you've found your "soulmate" bra only to be profoundly disappointed by its performance over time. You know the one, right? It starts off keeping up the girls, keeps them pointed straight instead of east and west, is comfortable, supportive, and is even attractive, to boot. Then, the test of time completely severs your love affair...the underwire pokes out at the top, the cups stretch out a full size bigger than they're intended to, the straps not only dig into your poor shoulders, but they lose their elasticity, and the girls have then migrated southward.
Good news for you, I became sick and tired of that scenario and make it my mission to track down the best bras for large breasts. I have written extensively on this topic, have done hours of research, and have sampled a wide variety of brands. In this article, I will give you the winners for the best of the best full-figure bras.
Best Overall, Everyday Bra: Goddess Keira Banded Underwire Bra, #6090
Goddess bras are fairly new on my radar but caught my attention from all the rave reviews they've been getting. is definitely on the top of the favorites list for best bras for large breasts, and for good reason. First of all, it's comfortable! No matter how great a bra is, if it's not comfortable, let's face it, you're not going to wear it. This one has successfully coupled comfort with fantastic fit and support. The Goddess Keira
Here's how it's different... It has sewn-in side slings that lift, separate and really keep your breasts in place. It doesn't smush them together resulting in the dreadful uni-boob look. The cups basically have four sections, allowing the breasts to stay forward, without drifting east and west, as well as up, without drifting south. The straps are actually flexible, which I was worried about. Sometimes flexible straps stretch out or don't lift properly. This is definitely not the case with the Goddess Keira straps. The flexible straps only give a little and not only prevent strap slippage but make for a much more comfortable all-day-long bra.
The back of the bra is also unique, in a good way. It has a wider leotard back that aids in comfort and prevents slippage. It only has two hooks, which is preferable for comfort as well as much easier fastening.
This is fortunately not your Granny's bra either, it's attractive! The satin cups are not only soft but look quite nice. It has a V-plunge that works well with a variety of dresses and blouses, plus a flattering and feminine sheer trim along the top of the cups.
My only complaint is the color choices... It comes in scarlet (red), chocolate and fawn. I'd like to see a few more colors, in particular black, white and a true beige instead of the pinkish fawn.
Minimizer Bra: Bali Women's Passion for Comfort Minimizer Bra
No matter how you slice it, this is simply impossible to beat, trust me, I've tried. Now, I'm a huge fan of Wacoal minimizer bras and I proudly own and religiously wear them. However, they are a bit spendy, unfortunately. This is where the Bali Women's Passion for Comfort Minimizer bra wins, it's affordable and frankly, minimizes as well as its Wacoal counterparts. For a detailed review, read Bali minimizer braTop Picks for Minimizer Bras: Best Minimizer Bra.
The bottom line is it minimizes beautifully, is one of the most comfortable of all minimizer bras (it's tied with my Wacoal Slimline Minimizer Bra). Let me just say, this Bali bra minimizer just hits you in all the right places and stays put. It doesn't have a lacey pattern that's going to rear its head under your clothes, either. It's smooth, has no spillage, poking, no uni-boob or cone breasts, and it makes you look a lot smaller than you actually are. It would take some serious competition to beat this bra, I've yet to find it.
Best Sports Bra: Enell Sports Bra
I can't tell you how long I waited to find a sports bra that would properly support large breasts. I tried so many different athletic bras only to be completely disappointed. This is bar none the best plus-size sports bra. It's like having on a comfortable suit of armor for your breasts, they aren't going ANYWHERE. It's a racerback bra and it hooks in the front, which is nice for those who find rear hooking bras difficult.
It's made of nylon and has superior moisture-wicking ability. It uses both compression as well as encapsulation to keep your breasts in place. Wide straps aid in support and comfort. The neckline is high and is what they call "motion control". It's almost like wearing a mini camisole, actually. Finally, as you can see from the picture on the right, it has a very unique back for a sports bra. It's a racerback (criss-cross design) UNDER a full back, so it's like double support on the back.
When you need a new bra, which of the following best describes you?
General Characteristics of The Best Bras for Large Breasts
The majority of the quality bras for large breasted women have some common characteristics. So, when you're out shopping in the wild and feeling completely overwhelmed by the variety of styles and choices, here are the attributes you'll want to look for.
- Wide straps for both comfort and support
- A wide band to keep the breasts in place
- Avoid cotton bras- they have too much give and are prone to stretching
- You don't have to spend a fortune on a bra, but when in doubt opt for reputable brands. Investing in a quality bra will pay itself back very quickly.
- Be flexible when bra shopping- try different styles and manufacturers
- This is not always the case, but often the more hooks, the better. When in doubt, shoot for four hooks instead of two. Again, there are exceptions to this rule like the Goddess Keira I've highlighted above.