The Best Bras For DD Cups and Up
Where to find them and how they fit
Bralettes for DD cups? A pipe dream, right? Well, maybe not entirely. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to round up 14 of the best bras for the well-endowed that are far from frumpy or boring.
The Best Full-Coverage Lace
You no longer have to choose between sexy and supportive.
Third Love ($68, up to size 36F)
The Best Strapless
It's a common misconception that women with full busts can't wear strapless bras or won't feel fully supported without straps. With a wide band and in-bone architecture, this seamless bra keeps everything where it should be.
Fantasie of England ($69, up to size 36G)
The Best for Easing Shoulder Pain
There’s nothing worse than an aching back. Wider straps can help.
Elomi (starting at $34, up to size 40J)
The Best Wireless
Sometimes (read: Saturdays) you just don't want metal digging into your armpit.
Evans ($32, up to size 56FF)
The Best for Hiding Back Fat
The catch-22: You need serious support from the band, but that back bulge? No, thanks. Look for bras in smooth, stretchy fabrics that will hold you up without causing side spillage.
Soma ($48, up to size 38DDD)
The Best for Low-Cut Tops
This plunge bra makes it possible to don a deep-V top without worrying about inappropriate cleavage. The key: proper support.
Freya ($44, up to size 36GG)
The Best for Above-F Sizes
Buyer beware: While Curvy Kate bras are amazing, they do run small. Don’t be alarmed if you need to go up at least one size.
Curvy Kate ($68, up to size 40K)
The Best for Minimizing
This bust minimizer (which Oprah swears by) helps keep your girls in check with full coverage.
Wacoal ($65, up to size 40DDD)
The Best for Wearing Under T-Shirts
A T-shirt bra might be the most important one in your entire wardrobe, as it’s tasked with molding seamlessly to your body. This one virtually disappears under clothing.
Leading Lady ($38, up to size 46F)
The Best for Darker Skin Tones
Finally, a line of “nude” bras made specifically for women of color.
Nubian Skin ($49, up to size 40DD)
The Best Sports Bra
This baby sucks you in like no other, keeps you cool with a mesh panel and supports you from the sides with an adjustable band instead of traditional straps. It may take a little effort to get into it, but we promise it’s worth it.
Lynx ($60, up to size 54J)
The Best for Nursing
Yes, they get even bigger. This underwire nursing bra cushions and comfortably supports your new shape without compromising on fit.
Elomi ($55, up to size 38H)
The Best for Gals On a Budget
Although their full-priced styles might be a little steep, Triumph often (as in almost always) has a sale. Keep tabs on your favorites because they’ll be half-price soon. Trust.
Triumph ($33, up to size 38H)