Grandma’s bra? Only if grandma has wonderful taste. Find the best fitting, sexiest bras to enhance a plus-size figure without missing out on comfort.
Long gone are the days when finding beautiful, trendy clothes – let alone lingerie – for plus-sized women was a frustrating challenge.
It took a while but most brands wisened up and started to see plus-size consumers as a key market for fashion and lingerie, thus investing in sophisticated, varied designs for women who wear larger sizes. Nowadays, the lingerie offer for ladies with heavier busts is a far cry from the dowdy, orthopedic-like bras available 20 years ago.
From everyday comfy, reliable plus size bras that assure invisible support under any kind of clothing, to special occasion sexy pieces with exquisite details to bring out every woman’s inner love goddess, not forgetting all styles in between, there are plenty of options for all curves, tastes, budgets and dress codes.
In compiling this list, we prioritised a diversity of styles available in the widest range of sizes and chose the plus-sized bras for different situations that both sported the most clever details for practical use, as well as the best reviews from buyers in regards to comfort, lift and silhouette enhancing.
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Minimalistic Timeless Staple: Calvin Klein Form to Body Form Lightly Lined Triangle Bra (£36, sizes up to XL)
No underwear collection is complete without a Calvin Klein piece, and the brand proved to be equally competent when it comes to design bras for bigger busts as well. With sizes up to XL and sold in a variety of nude shades, this neutral staple promises to be every girl’s best friend for daily use. The triangle-shaped cleavage with lightly padded cups is universally flattering and it also converts to a cross-back style.
Buyers give it five stars, enhancing its comfort for everyday wear and calling it the “perfect lightweight, wireless option to wear under heavy layers. I love that it is lightly lined, but not overly thickly padded. It doesn’t add bulk under my sweaters or jackets and gives me enough coverage to still feel secure. I also love the triangle shape of the cups, without the grandma uni-boob effect that I get with some wireless bras. 10/10 recommend!”
Special occasion: Savage X Fenty Baroque Bondage Unlined Balconette Bra (from £24, sizes up to 46 DD)
When someone is seeking sultry bras for heavier busts, Savage x Fenty needs no introduction: the brand created by Rihanna, the pop superstar turned lingerie mogul, goes above and beyond to cater for the needs of curvy women, and spares no efforts to design supportive models that tick all the boxes in the sexyness department.
This unlined, Baroque-Bondage-inspired balconette bra promises a cleavage-boosting sillouette and customers assure it does the trick while holding everything firmly in place.
Eliza, who wears a 42D size, calls it “the sexiest bra in town”. “When I got this, I was kinda shocked as it looked too full-coverage to be a balconette. Once I tried it on, though, it looks and fits exactly like you’d want–super supportive while amping up the cleavage!”.
Glamorous full support staple: GODDESS Keira satin side support bra (GBP £42.10, sizes up to a 46K)
If you are looking for an everyday underwire bra that is discreet under virtually any clothes, while still looking luxurious and offering full side support, look no further.
GODDESS’ Keira satin side support bra guarantees full coverage, flattering breast separation due to a higher centre gore, and amazing lift thanks to its 5-part cups.
Its minimalistic design allows it to be paired with most of your go-to underwear, but because it’s satin (and it comes in an array of gorgeous colours, from nude shades to fuchsia) you can easily style it with sexy pieces, or wear it under your favourite evening dress for date night.
According to faithful customers, the challenge will be choosing only one. Heather swears it’s “the best bra I have ever owned”. “I am a 40 H. Enough said. I have tried other brands, and those of you out there like me know the stress and distress of an ill-fitting bra. I can honestly say this is the best bra I have ever owned for large-chested women. The cups hold everything in, and the band doesn’t move. The fit is excellent. I will be buying more, and maybe only these for the rest of my life”.
Bullet proof support for the gym: GLAMORISE No-Bounce Cami Wire-Free Sports Bra (£37.81, sizes up to 50J)
Designed to provide unshakeable support for an intense physical mid-impact activity, this wire-free sports bra wicks moisture away from the skin and minimises bounce thanks to its full-coverage cups, while the breathable mesh camisole contains your upper bust for a stress-free workout.
Buyers recommend it because “it stays in place and barely notice it’s there, no spillage”.
Crystal, a curvy customer in her mid-thirties, guarantees that she wears it even outside the gym: “Comfortable and supportive. Doesn’t have to just be for working out! Had to buy more than one”. Crystal, a plus-sized client over 50, agrees: “I’m a 46DD and need the girls to not bounce or puff up when I’m working out and Glamorise No-Bounce Cami Wire-Free Sports Bras are the answer. I’m going to make these my daily bras as I can’t wear wire”.
Girly Plunge bra: ELOMI Matilda Side Support Plunge (£59.29; sizes up to 46 DD)
Every woman needs a simple, cute plunge bra in beautiful colours with a little detail to go under Oxford shirts or thicker cotton dresses.
They brighten up our mood, make a beautiful cleavage and add a little “je ne sais quois” for those days when we want comfort, but a simple t-shirt bra isn’t enough. This type of bra is above the basic, everyday ones, without fitting exactly into the fancy lingerie category.
ELOMI’s Matilda is the perfect choice because it’s not only pretty but smartly engineered to flaunt your curves in the most flattering way: its strategically designed 3-part underwire cups offer shape, the reinforced side panels provide firm support and the smoothing power mesh back wings eliminate any unpleasant bulge. It is also easy to convert into a racerback with a J-hook and comes in a range of delightful colours, from crimson to a glorious daisy yellow.
Loyal customers like Ashleigh love its “perfect fit”. “I have this bra in every colour. I absolutely love the support, but it’s also nice that the plunge is low enough to not show with lower cut shirts. I also love the way it clips in the back. Years of having heavy breasts caused shoulder divots where the straps sit, but after about a year of wearing these bras clipped together at the shoulder boards, the divots are finally gone! This is my all time favourite bra, and a staple in my wardrobe”.
“Non-bra” bra: CUUP THE PLUNGE ($68, sizes up to 44 E/DD)
This streamlined design promises to be the most supportive “non-bra” bra you’ll ever wear. It is designed to feel like a bralette, but made with a sturdy power mesh instead of flimsy lace or cotton, and lined with a flexible, ultra-thin underwire to provide proper support. Easy to wear under nearly every outfit, it’s a simple, yet sexy option for daily use. Buyer Abigail C. calls it “too good to be true”. “ These bras feel like you’re not even wearing a bra! It takes the first wear to get comfortable and then you’re set!”. Sophie, who bought it in three different colours, adds that it is “the comfiest bra”. “Great quality and supports really well, which can be hard to find in unpadded bras in my size”.
Bounce-proof Running bra: ELOMI Energise High Impact Underwire Sports Bra (GBP 57.57, sizes up to 46 DD)
Built for high-impact activities such as running and to support each breast individually with encapsulated cups, this barely-there, soft microfiber running bra holds and protects your bust like a suit of armour while providing all the comfort you need.
With its minimalistic design coming in black, white, nude and navy, this is a purely functional and reliable choice for heavy-duty activities, even bouncy aerobics.
Customers like Mariya assure that wearing it, “ nothing moves”. “That’s all I want in a bra, everything to stay where it belongs. Perfect bra, no-nonsense”. Alice, 64, confirms: “this is the only bra that I have found that fits my full breasts. I have worn this style for years and have never found another that fits and is comfortable”.
Push up bra for plus sizes: Lovehoney Plus Size Love Me ($19.99, up to a dress size 18-20)
Love Honey specialises in provocative lingerie and has a vast array of designs for plus sized customers, including push-up options- a type of bra that is often overlooked when it comes to fuller busts.
However, a push up bra is a must in every lingerie drawer, either because you want more volume to give your figure perfect proportions, to assure that an ample cleavaged dress has a better fit, or simply to offer the girls an extra lift.
This classic lace push up is a sexy everyday bra that provides comfort as it spices up your look. Buyers praisehow confident it makes them feel: “I saw this bra after endless hours of searching shops and online for a black bra for under a low cut top, I don’t know why I didn’t think of looking on here sooner as not many places do my size (G cup) I’m not going to lie when it arrived and I saw how thin the shoulder straps were I was gutted, but I put it on and WOW it is absolutely gorgeous fits perfect and holds them beasties where they should be (…) honestly looked fantastic and the confidence it gives you is amazing. Highly recommend & I wont buy from any where else now”.
Luxurious bralette: COSABELLA Ultra Curvy Racie Racerback Bralette ($75.00, up to a 36 HH/L size)
Bralettes became a must have for women of all sizes, but is not always easy to find them in plunge versions.
Cosabella, however, offers a variety of luxe designs in italian lace that up the bralette game and are such a delight to the eyes that is hard to resist letting them peek out from a top for a flirty – yet upscale -look. This particular model also sports a deeper decolettage which gives your cleavage a beautiful shape: consider it if you are willing to treat yourself with a bralette that is far from basic.
Buyers love the brand’s comfy feel: “I wear a 34 L (34 HH) and this bralette is wonderful. It provides a surprising amount of support for things like chores or running errands. After I got the first one I went back and bought two more colors that were on sale”.
Lift and posture correction: Glamorise Women’s MagicLift Front Close bra (£43, sizes up to 58k)
Correction bras have a bad rap beauty-wise, but Glamorise’s MagicLift was designed to look classically elegant and to provide a flattering silhouette, defining the bust with improved uplift as it keeps your back free from pain.
Its cushioned band lifts, shapes, and supports without a wire, and a crisscrossed design pulls your shoulders back to improve posture and relieve strain, promising a comfortable use all day long. Buyers highlight they felt “immediate pain relief”. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever bought. I’ve been completely pain free since I’ve had it”, says Nicola, a DD cup wearer from the UK. Bett, who wears a 44JJ size, is happy that it gives “good support without the horrible wires”. As for Gemma, who is an E-cup, she recommends it “for larger chested women who experience back pain as there doesn’t actually seem to be many posture/back support bras on the market”.
For size minimizing: Ayigedu Ladies Plus Size Minimiser Lace bra (£16.98, sizes up to 52F)
Whether you prefer to tone down what mother nature blessed you with on a daily basis, or you are looking for an occasional reduction effect out of styling or comfort reasons, finding a fairly glamorous minimising bra can be tricky- and finding it at affordable prices even more so.
This Ayigedu design looks delicate while giving you all the support you need and comes in 8 pretty colours, including wine red, blue and black.
Clients such as Ruth, who wears a size 52F, call it “the best bra I’ve had in the last 30 years!”.
“Let’s just say that my bust is at the larger end of the size scale here. Buying bras has always been a nightmare and I only have so many kidneys I can sell in order to pay for them. So, you can imagine my surprise and delight when I popped it on to find that it fits well, the straps are wide and well placed so they don’t slice into my skin or slip off my shoulders. The band is firm and comfortable and the cups supportive. I’m literally wondering what I’ve done to deserve finding a bra this good for under £20”.
Extra comfort: Curvy Kate Women’s Wonderfull Full Coverage Bra (starting price £16.05, sizes up to 46E)
For fuller-busted women who struggle with bra wearing soreness, Wonderfull from Curvy Kate has most issues covered: its cups have stretch mesh top cup panels for a flexible fit, the anchored back straps banish strap slippage, a curved underband reduces roll and discomfort
and Cushion Comfort pads on the inner underarm minimise pressure points. Plus, its streamlined yet pretty design (in black and latte colour) ensures that this comfy bra goes unnoticed under most outfits.
According to many happy buyers, the comfort it provides is unparalleled. “My journey to find a comfortable bra at a size 38F has been annoying to say the least” swears KF76 “but FINALLY!! I don’t know why companies haven’t thought of it before, but there are little foam pieces at the ends of the wire so they don’t dig in you! I mean… thanks!! The whole thing is just super comfy. Don’t feel desperate to rip it off like I do every other bra. Winning!”. Emily, who wears a GG/H cup, felt “surprised at how comfy and well engineered this bra was! I’m a bigger bust but with this bra on I often forgot I was wearing it (…) this mesh is gorgeously soft .Love this bra!”.
Perfect fitting fantasy bra: MIERSIDE Plus Size Sexy Printing Demi Bra (£17.99, sizes up to 46E).
The smooth fit of an everyday bra with a little oomph and a splash of colour: all girls need a pretty printed bra that looks sexy without the more compromising texture of full lace, which often isn’t appropriate under thinner fabrics.
This MIERSIDE design offers that combination in plus sizes, besides giving you a beautiful cleavage.
A flawless fitting is this bra’s greatest asset, according to many happy buyers. Becky, wearing a 46DD, writes: “as a large busted lady always on the hunt for just the right bra I decided to give this one a go. I am very pleasantly suprised and absolutely delighted. It fits perfectly, the colours are gorgeous and even after a long day of wear it is just as comfortable as putting it on in the morning. I am over the moon with this purchase and have since bought two more ! “.
Another customer, who purchased four of these in three weeks, can’t be more satisfied:“ I bought hundreds of different bras in different sizes trying to find that perfect one. All ranging from cheap to the very high end. But these beauties have got to be hands down the best ever. Being a larger cup size finding that perfect support and feeling comfortable is quite a challenge.I now feel confident to wear that tighter top knowing that my boobs are going to stay where they should be”.
Everyday bralette: SHEIN plus solid (£14.99, sizes up to 5 XL)
SHEIN, the ultra-fast fashion giant, is invested in offering a huge selection of affordable, trendy products thinking of plus size costumers, including a wide variety of lingerie- namely bras and bralettes.
This minimalistic, smooth basic bralette comes in three shades of nude, plus black and blue, and is a no-brainer for everyday use, as it is discreet underneath nearly every fabric. Designed for ampler busts, it has overall pleased curvier customers worldwide, who recommend it for its easy fit: “What a lovely bra. I was a bit confused as how to fit this bra. But was soft and comfortable. I am 40DD. Highly recommended at the price”, states buyer k***6 , while another says “this has become my absolute favourite bra, I went back and bought it in every colour!”.
Minimiser T-shirt bra: Delimira Underwired Full Cup Non-Padded Seamless (£24, SIZES UP TO 44D)
Regardless of how happy you are with your breast size, wearing thin cotton t-shirts can be challenging when one has a fuller bust.
A minimising everyday bra that looks virtually invisible and provides a comfortable extra firm hold might be a good investment and a safer alternative to regular t-shirt bras.
This simple, no-nonsense design is cleverly engineered with compression side wings that smooth out any unpleasant “under armpit boob” effect, and the wide underband ensures good support and stability.
For customers such as Alex, who suffers with chronic pain due to her disability, this bra was a life-changer: “Ever since I started to wear bras they’ve always fell off my shoulders (…). I’ve worn extensions with every bra (…) but these are fabulous, the best I’ve ever worn in my life. I don’t need the extension and they never fall off my shoulders. My shoulders are damaged and in cronic pain and worse wearing a bra, but these are fab for me. No pain no tightness. They don’t dig into my spine when sat on the wheelchair. I’m so happy I’ve at last found what I’ve wanted for decades and don’t wear any other”.
Sleeping (or lounging) bra: Skims Fits Everybody Skimpy Scoop Bralette (£32.00, sizes up to XL 4X)
Kim Kardashian’s loungewear and lingerie brand is sworn to bring its comfortable, streamlined designs to all women, and pays special attention to plus sixed customers.
The Skimpy bralette comes in 9 neutral shades and 8 seasonal colours, and was designed to have a second-skin fit that embraces your curves. Its light support is ideal for sleeping, relaxing, or working from home. Clients praise this bralette’s softness and unexpectedly firm hold for this type of lingerie: “so supportive (I’m a 36 DDD). So soft and sooooo comfortable. It’s amazing!!”.
Versatile: Skims FITS EVERYBODY HIGH NECK BRA (£36.00, sizes up to 4x)
A bra that can be worn for every day, to the gym, or double as a cami under a jacket or suit, this high-neck from Skims got the customer’s heart due to its buttery softness, stretch, and firm support.
Customer Brooke M. describes it as “surprisingly supportive for a large chest! “ and Alicia M., who wears DDS, claims that she loves how “this has medium support and my cleavage isn’t showing! I love it!”.
Expert super support in various styles: Ashley Stewart Butterfly bra (from $49.50, sizes up to 46H).
Ashley Stewart is an expert in plus-sized fashion retailer, and goes the extra mile when it comes to offering extra supporting bras that look beautiful.
Their most cherished product, the patented Butterfly Bra created by singer and model Jill Scott in 2008, has a smoothing double back wrap to provide maximum hold, protect your back and avoid bulge. It comes in an array of different styles and types, including plunge, balconette and t-shirt bras. Online clients comment on how roomy the sizes are, suitable for bigger plus size ladies, and appreciate the strong support it provides. “Curvy women rejoice!” exclaims a buyer. “Oh my God, this is the most comfortable best fitting bra I have ever had! Excellent sturdy construction and support for well-endowed girls and a great value for the money”.
Boudoir feel: Playful Promises FELICITY HAYWARD X PP Harness Balcony Bra ($35.00, sizes up to 44k)
Playful Promises is a London-designed lingerie brand that not only designs specifically for plus size customers, but has a number of special collaborations with body-positive models/activists and lingerie savvy celebrities like Dita Von Teese.
Its website is like a candy shop for delightful, frilly, and sexy drawer little secrets. Featuring all kinds of bras including Balcony, Bralettes, Bullet-Bras, Full-Cup, Open-Cup, Padded, and Plunge in the US sizes 38B – 44K, you will find a little bit of all things boudoir-worthy: lace, harness details, and neutrals galore, each one engineered for the needs of curvier women. An instance is this his tempting Mercury Red bra, described by customers as “incredibly sexy”. “This is my new favorite set. Everything fit perfectly, was comfortable, and got me In.The.Mood.” shares Jasmine F., who absolutely recommends it.
Everyday white bra: TORRID 360° back smoothing wire-free ($34.65, sizes up to 48 DDD).
With a whole range of lingerie, active, and shapewear for plus-size customers, Torrid is a brand to watch.
This very soft bra, which maintains all-day comfort without sacrificing style, is designed with the bran’s special 360° Back Smoothing™ technology. It’s lightly lined to enhance natural shape while smooth, wireless cups disappear under the thinnest fabrics. It also features a ballet back in order to sculpt and support. Costumers love the brand for its comfort: “I can wear this bra all day long. It’s the only bra that I feel comfortable wearing at home on a lazy day, on adventures with a friend, or even date night with my sweetie” swears a buyer who wears a 42DD.
Something blue: DITA VON TEESE LINGERIE, Vedette Underwire Curve Bra ($95.00, sizes up to 44G)
Designed by the Queen of Burlesque herself – who always has the curvier ladies in mind when drafting her collections- Vedette was created combining Ms. Von Teese’s love of embroidered detailing on soft tulle bases.
The delicate embroidery looks dramatic against the soft mesh, resulting in a beautiful piece of lingerie that is easy to wear. This bra has a sheer cup with a soft subtle lift provided by the unique satin petal inserts, and velvet straps with matching bow trims. Customers who regularly buy this brand highlight the absolute softness of its mesh and lace, while the bras make them “feel like a slightly naughty fifties housewife, which is the whole point to begin with”.
Vintage red: Elsie Spiral bra by Bettie Page lingerie ($25.20, sizes up to 42G)
Inspired by the legendary pin-up girl, Playful Promises created a line of deliciously naughty lingerie in rich colors, including several designs thinking of curvier women.
Perfect for the retro lover or simply for a whimsical sexy time, this quintissential vintage shape bullet in crimson satin has a black bow detailing for “extra va va voom”. Client Jasmine F. calls it “perfect”. “Whatever you all did here, keep doing it. This was giving ’50s pin-up girl hotness. Supportive and sturdy as well for the tear-drop DDDs. Love it”.
Moulin rouge vibes: Lovehoney Plus Size Boudoir Belle Cherry Push-Up Longline Bra Set ($49.99, sizes up to a dress 18-20)
Since so many brands are venturing in the plus-size market, there are plenty of sexy options out there. What is more unnusual, however, is seeing a sultry push up bra that actually lifts and gives even the models a dream-like, firm bust.
This boudoir-style bra set takes no prisoners when it comes to giving you the perfect hourglass shape. Not only that, but the models in their catalogue are so amazingly dolled up that they alone can be your best inspiration for a date night look.
Customers and their partners alike recommend “buy it”. “This set is gorgeous, fits great and very comfortable. The bra makes your boobs look amazing (…) very supportive!”.
Wireless posture correction: Kinflyte FREEDOM II ZIP BRA ($109.00, sizes up to 3XL).
A Medium Support Bra from a brand focused on sustainability and on catering to the bigger end of the plus size scale.
This pocketed bra with front zip closure promises comfy support for your shoulders, back, and bust, and to keep you fresh and dry thanks to its antibacterial, sweat-wicking, and odor resistant soft, medium weight eco-jersey. Kinflyte’s patented posture design cues your shoulders and back as it lifts your bust wirelessly. Loyal customers love the brand’s “max support”, calling it the “best control underwear on the market” and say it provides “real relief”.
Trusty t-shirt bra with a twist: Savage X Fenty Metallic T-shirt bra (2 bras for £24, sizes up to 46)
Devised by Rihanna to allow all women, including bigger busted ladies, to feel confident when wearing lighter tops, this is a new version of one the brand’s best selling items.
It comes in 5 shimmering shades and clients give it 5 stars, hands down. “ This bra fits AMAZING on me! I always have an issue of spilling over on my left breast, and I don’t with this one. Not to mention, it feels like I’m not wearing anything because it’s so comfortable. I can’t wait to get another one!”.
Everyday is Valentine’s day: Savage x Fenty Glossy Flossy Quarter Cup Bra (2 bras for £24, sizes up to 46)
Made of heart-embellished glossy coated fabric and sheer tulle, this cup bra inspired by love potions provides the most beautiful lift for heavier busts.
Despite its delicate details, it is made of a smooth enough material to go virtually unnoticed underneath thin tops- unless, of course, you decide to show a peek under a slightly unbuttoned shirt! Clients love this pretty, easy to dress up or down bra, for the confidence it gives them: “I must say that finding a bra and or panty to complement my body has been the most difficult journey ever. I am a 200+ pound girl and I’ve never felt sexier than when I did when I put this on” says Genessi, one of the happy customers.