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Choosing from a what seems like a million styles of large size bras and plus size lingerie can be confusing even at the best of times.
There's so much intimate apparel information to wade through and decide on, especially if you're lingerie shopping online.
Or, if you're unsure, book some time and have yourself measured by a bra fitter in the lingerie section of your local department store or specialty lingerie shop.
Your bra size can change significantly over the course of a year...weight gain or loss, exercise, medication, surgery, stress, and even age can have a great effect on one's bra size.
So, it's important to re-check your bra measurement at least 2x a year to make certain you're wearing the right size.
Here are five must have
large cup bra styles you'll need for your lingerie drawer...
Minimizer bras are designed to distribute the breast away from the front and towards the underarm and the center front.
These full figured bras reduce and flatten the breasts by up to one cup size giving the appearance of a smaller bust-line, which makes it a great style to wear with button blouses and lower cut tops...no more gaps showing in front!
Minimizer large size bras are available with or without underwire, seamed or seamless....they come in cotton, polyester, or microfiber with or without lycra and beautiful trims such as lace, satin, and mesh.
Sports Bra...This style will quickly become one of your comfy favorites!
Frequent exercising places additional stress on breast tissue and can cause permanent damage. Wearing a properly fitted plus size sports bras will help prevent any further damage.
Sports bras range in support from high impact (joggers need extra support!) to low impact. Depending on your activity and exercise level you may need several different sports bras.
Plus size sports bras are available with or without a front closure, in soft stretch cup, racer back (a very comfortable style for just about everyone), seamless shelf...and even a molded sport nursing style for expectant mothers!
Strapless Bra...Ideal for those strapless dresses and outfits with plunging necklines, no plus size wardrobe would be complete without a come-hither sexy, plus size strapless bra.
Today's large size bras strapless styles are surprisingly supportive and comfortable...get the right one and you'll dance the night away!
Strapless bras are usually designed with wider sides then regular bras. They feature underwire support and a triple-hook (or more) back closure.
large size bras have a great waist slimming effect and are ideal for clothing that requires a smooth silhouette.
Strapless bras should generally be worn a bit tighter than a normal bra, to remain in place.
Strapless bras in plus sizes range in from the traditional push-up, and hidden wire bustier to the lace seamless convertible style. When wearing daring, risque plus dresses, blouses and tops, try the multi-use, self-adhesive, strapless, adjustable backless bra.
T Shirt Bras
T-shirt Bra...The T-shirt bra plus size should be at the top of every full figured woman's lingerie list. This large cup bra style has a smooth and seamless shape that is ideal for wearing under clingy little cotton shirts.
The T-Shirt full figure bra style is designed with a hidden underwire...it is contoured, molded, and usually lined with lightly padded cups for a smooth seamless look under the sheerest of delicate blouses and tops.
They're available in a large range of styles - from the push-up, to plunge, to underwire, to wire-free, to the very popular and comfortable microfiber stretch with a hint of Chantilly lace.
Racerback Bra...The racerback bra has become very popular of late. It was designed and so named for racer-type bathing suits that competitive swimmers wear.
The back bra straps of a racerback bra meet in a V type shape, between the shoulder blades, with fantastic back support.
These large size bras traditionally come in cotton, and are also known as a T-back...it's usually designed with a front closure, adjustable straps is available with or without underwire support.
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