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Full figure bras can be tricky to shop for. We get it. This is mainly because those who wear them tend to have larger bustlines and need more support than regular bras offer.
Add comfort and style to the mix, and it can be confusing and a wee bit confusing.
The good news is that your timing is perfect. Bra and lingerie manufacturers have never been more focused than they are on designing beautiful lingerie that's inclusive for everyone.
So, whether you're looking for a simple soft cup bra in D for everyday wear or a luxurious balconette bra in JJ designed to impress, the range of styles, sizes and beautiful colors for fuller-figured women has never been better.
Where to start? No worries. In this article we share a quick snapshot of 6 favorite full figure bras that our clients, friends and family return to again and again.
When it comes to easy-fit wireless bras, our first choice is the pretty floral-patterened Jacquard Softcup Bra, from Elila.
It is designed for larger sizes that need firmer support - from F through O.
This soft full cup bra has non-stretch multi-part cups, wider side panels and cushioned adjustable buckle bra straps for a more comfortable fit that stays in place.
The Elia Wirefree bra is available in a nice selection of colors, from the everyday basics like white, nude, mocha and black to the trendy tones of mocha, red, blue, aubergine and lilac.
Another "best bras" pick is the Luxe Strapless Multiway Underwire Bra, from Curvy Kate.
This lightly padded convertible bra has adjustable bra straps that allow you to wear it in a variety of ways - regular, strapless and criss cross back - which makes it a great style that offers maximum versatility.
Designed with multi-part cups, vertical seaming and additional side support, it is a well-designed bra that offers excellent support.
A bonus that this Curvy Kate favorite has - strategically placed silicone gripping along the inner edges for a better fit.
This Curvy Kate bra is available in a D to J cup. It does tend to fit small, so you may have to go up a cup size for a more comfortable fit.
Beautiful Lingerie Tip
Keep in mind that bra styles and sizes can vary a lot. If, you're buying a new bra style online, take a few moments to read the buyer & bra fitter reviews.
This will tell you if the bras that you're interested in tend to fit smaller or larger, and help save precious time and frustration.
Looking for a boost to your bustline?
The ever popular Charlotte Padded Bra by Parfait is a sexy plus size style with a retro vibe that's definitely worth considering.
The matte cups with contrasting satin detailing make it a beautiful lingerie favorite that channels glamour galore.
It offers light padding, multi-part cups (for a more tailored fit), and side boning for additional support. It has wider set straps and a leotard back.
When it comes to sizing, the Charlotte padded bra is available in C through K. Keep in mind that sizing may vary due to the padding.
Looking for one of the best bras for everyday wear that can be worn with just about everything?
Our pick - the Freya Idol Underwire T shirt bra that's as stylish as it is comfortable and designed to address the wants and needs of a fuller bustline.
Featured in Good Housekeeping magazine (February 2018), this contoured bra is seamless with light padding and full coverage rounded cups that stay in place.
It is available in B through HH. The cup size tends to run on the large side, and you may want to size down.
If you're looking for something stylish and sophisticated, then a balconette bra is definitely worth considering.
Our pick? The Envy Balconnet Bra, from Panache lingerie.
Designed to show off a luxurious bustline, this bra is super supportive yet ultra feminine. It is unlined and does not have any padding.
It has a beautifully detailed neckline with scalloped stretch lace along the top of the multi-part cups, and a subtle jacquard pattern along the bottom, together with a comfortable leotard back.
Currently available in a wide range of close to a dozen colors - from the everyday basics to bright and bold - this plus size bra comes in D through JJ sizes.
When it comes to high-impact exercise like jogging and tennis, buxom shapes need full figure bras that provide serious support while minimizing breast movement and chafing.
Our choice? The Wacoal Sport Underwire Bra - an encapsulation favorite (for maximum support) - with full cups and wide shoulder straps.
It is lined and seamless with a supportive floating underwire that is strategically placed to prevent irritation.
Manufactured with a specialty fabric called Simplex that's ideal for working out, this sports bra is designed to draw moisture away from the body as your temperature rises.
This bra is available in sizes C through I, and in basic and fashion forward colors.