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The Best Bras for Big Boobs


Bra expert Heather V.

Especially in warmer weather, big boobs have needs: They do not wish to sag or sweat. They require no small amount of lifting and centering, shaping and smoothing. And when you finally come across the right bra in the right size, they would also rather like to feel as good as they look. We don’t think that’s too much to ask for, do you?

When faced with an assortment as massively comprehensive as ours here at Bare Necessities, the only question is where to begin. Well, you could definitely use our Bra Finder to get some spot-on, data-driven product recommendations. Or you could take Heather Viskovic’s word for it. Our expert full-bust (and full-busted) bra buyer says that if you can only pick up a few new bras a season, these five are where she would personally tell you to put your hard-earned money.

Read on now to find out the latest, greatest bras for big boobs that we’re excited about at this very moment, and treat your girls to the happier summer possible.

1. Freya Starlight Idol T-Shirt Bra

Everybody needs a smooth, shaping, neutral, wear-everyday T-shirt bra and, if you’re a DD-cup or above, this is The One. Don’t be fooled by Starlight’s good looks: It’s supremely soft and comfortable against the skin, banishes bulges with ease and, despite giving you full coverage, completely disappears under even the thinnest tops. (UK-sized; bands 28-38, cups DD-HH)

2. Fantasie Fusion Side Support Bra

In pastel, semi-sheer style, Fusion is the mother of all side-support bras: Four-part, double-layer cups support even heavy breasts. Breathable powernet mesh wings get your boobs out from under your armpits. And with smoothing superpowers that visually minimize your silhouette, it helps make clothes look their most flattering. (UK-sized; bands 28-38, cups DD-HH)

3. Panache Envy Side Support Balconette Bra

When you’re wearing more of an open neckline, the long-loved Envy gives you great uplift and style—check that houndstooth—in so many colors that you’re going to want to build a collection for every day of the week. The stretch lace spanning the cups is what makes this such a winner because it conforms to fit your shape, even if you’re shallow up top. (UK-sized; bands 28-40, cups D-K)

4. Elomi Sachi Side Support Cage Bra

For a sexy look that still packs serious side support (in the form of seamed four-part-cups and cotton-lined side panels), look no further than Sachi. Sure, you could save this gorgeous sheer, cage bra for special occasions, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself wearing it for a little thrill even under a T-shirt. It’s that good. (UK-sized; bands 34-46 cups DD-JJ)

5. Panache Elan Convertible Plunge T-Shirt Bra

A plunging T-shirt bra is perfect not only for lower-cut tops but also for keeping any jiggle at bay. Elan’s foam-lined cups are all the S’s: shapely, supportive, smooth, seamless and stretchy. Change up the straps to turn it into a racerback for playing nicely with tank tops all summer long. (UK-sized; bands 28-38, cups DD-H)

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