The 19 Best Bras for Big Boobs, According to the Experts

With recs from real women sizes DD and up

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Comfort, support, sex appeal, durability—we all ask a lot of our bras, but when you have big boobs (i.e. a cup size DD or larger) those asks become even greater. You want something that will properly fit both your boobs and your rib cage and that doesn’t feel like bondage or a corset. And, of course, you want it to last so you don’t wind up having to buy new styles every two months, but not be so expensive that you blow your whole budget on one bra. A puzzling conundrum if ever there was one. So, as you can see, our hunt for the best bras for big boobs had some pretty high standards to uphold. Here are 19 that made the cut, according to the experts.

The Best Bras for Big Boobs at a Glance


Editors’ Pick

Aerie Sunnie Full Coverage Bra

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Most Comfortable

Cosabella Free Cut Super Curvy Bralette

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Best Size Range

Thirdlove 24/7 T-Shirt Bra

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Best Mesh

Cosabella Soire Confidence Ultra Curvy Bralette

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Best Plus Size T-Shirt Bra

Auden Superstar T-Shirt Bra

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Meet the Expert

Caroline Peaslee is currently the Brand Experience Manager at Cosabella and has 13 years of experience working in the intimates industry. She works closely with the brand’s design and development teams to take feedback from real customers, improving fit and style to ensure women feel as comfortable and confident as possible.

What to Look for When Shopping for Bras If You Have Big Boobs

Peaslee recommends paying attention to more than just size range when shopping for bras sizes DD and up. “Features like hook-and-eye closures, wider straps, supportive linings, supportive seaming and longline bands can add more support and comfort” for those with bigger boobs. If you seek out bras that are specifically designed for larger cups, rather than bras that come in a huge size range, you’re more likely to encounter these extra details. “Side support styles can also be great for bigger breasts, as they will give more support and smooth out the sides,” says Peaslee. “They are designed to help distribute the breast tissue more forward, and to help eliminate the dreaded “side boob,” while offering three-part cup support seaming.” She also notes that just because you have big boobs doesn’t mean you’re required to stick only with underwire bras. “With features like a power mesh lining or side slings, wireless styles can work wonderfully for full busts as well [as smaller ones].”

How We Chose the Best Bras for Big Boobs

To determine which bras will fit and feel best for those with big boobs we went straight to the source, polling real women—PureWow editors, friends and      family—on the brands and styles they wear on the daily. We also combed through hundreds of online reviews and spoke with experts like Caroline Peaslee, Brand Experience Manager for Cosabella, to ensure every bra on this list is the real deal.

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Editors’ Pick

1. Aerie Sunnie Full Coverage Bra


  • Cup Size Range: A to G
  • Band Size Range: 30 to 42
  • Material: 66 percent recycled nylon, 34 percent elastane
  • What We Like: multiple “nude” shades, affordable price point, made partially from recycled materials
  • What We Don’t Like: frequently sells out

Over the past few years Aerie has been expanding its size ranges to fit a great number of bodies, and this includes its everyday bra offerings. This full-coverage bra is great for giving larger breasts a natural-looking boost with no awkward bumps or lumps. Two PureWow editors claim this as one of their absolute favorite bras because it’s just so comfortable. Per one editor, who wears a size 34D, “I know I don’t truly fit into the big boob category, but this bra goes up to a cup size G and I am fully obsessed with it. The fabric is super soft and the bra doesn’t dig in or pinch anywhere. I really prioritize clothing you can just put on and forget about, no matter what your day has in store, and this bra services that goal perfectly. I feel supported but not constricted, and, best of all, often forget it’s even there.” (P.S. There’s also a lace version if you want something with a bit more detailing.)

Most Comfortable

2. Cosabella Free Cut Super Curvy Bralette


  • Size Range: XS to M (approx.. 30G to 36I)
  • Material: 80 percent polyamide, 20 percent elastane
  • What We Like: wire-free and seamless design, adjustable straps, hook-and-eye closure
  • What We Don’t Like: grouped sizing is less accurate than band+cup sizing

This seamless bralette style comes in multiple size ranges and is a great everyday option for those who can’t stand the feeling of an underwire bra. Despite the simple silhouette, it offers ample support, as multiple reviewers note, and the straps are adjustable in length and can be crossed in back for a more supportive racerback fit. The material is also wonderfully lightweight and breathable, to keep you feeling cool and comfortable so you can forget your bra is even there. Seriously, almost every review notes how comfortable this bra is. One size 36H reviewer writes, “I never thought I would find a wireless bra that is flattering, comfortable and supportive. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a bra, yet the girls are supported and separated.”

Best Size Range

3. Thirdlove 24/7 T-Shirt Bra


ThirdLove is known for its impeccable attention to detail and fit. For instance, there are half-cup sizes available from A up through E to better fit those who sometimes find they are between two sizes. And all bras go up to a cup size H. This classic T-shirt bra is one of the brand’s best sellers and has nearly 56,000 reviews to back up its 4.5-star rating. Shoppers rave about how comfortable the material feels and how impressed they are that the bra completely disappears under T-shirts. Per one size 34G reviewer, “I have never had a bra that fits so well. And it is so comfortable. I used to want to rip off my bra first thing after a day of being pinched and gouged all day. But this one not only gives great support and coverage, it’s also unbelievably comfortable.” They also note that the size chart is very easy to follow and the bra itself runs true to size, but when in doubt you can use ThirdLove’s chat feature to get an expert’s help in choosing your best size.

  • Size Range: XS to M (approx. 30I to 36L)
  • Material: 85 percent polyamide, 15 percent elastane
  • What We Like: lightweight, wider straps offer ample support
  • What We Don’t Like: grouped sizing is less accurate than band+cup sizing

Peaslee specifically calls out this mesh cutie for those with big boobs for a few notable reasons. The first is the fact that it comes in so many sizes. In addition to Cosabella’s Ultra Curvy range, which fits sizes 30I to 36, the Soire Bralette is also available in Super Curvy (sizes 30G to 36I), Curvy (sizes 28DD to 40H) and Extended (sizes 36DD to 40DD) sizes, in a wide range of colors, including multiple “nude” shades. The mesh material is super lightweight and breathable for maximum comfort. The wide straps and tall triangle cut offer ample support and position your breasts in a sort of Goldilocks spot—it doesn’t push them up too high or smoosh them together, nor does it allow them to fall by the wayside. Per one reviewer, “I’ve been looking for a non-underwire bra with a hint of sexy, and this is it. Comfortable and supportive. And it doesn’t look like athleticwear.”

Best Plus Size T-Shirt Bra

5. Auden Superstar T-Shirt Bra


  • Cup Size Range: C to G
  • Band Size Range: 40 to 48
  • Material: 60 percent nylon, 50 percent spandex
  • What We Like: made for plus sizes, multiple “nude” shades, affordable price point
  • What We Don’t Like: less durable than higher priced bras

T-shirt bras are specifically designed to disappear under T-shirts and other everyday wardrobe staples, and this one does exactly that with the added bonus of costing just $20. A best-seller at Target, this bra has more than 1,500 reviews with most noting just how comfortable the material is, despite having a traditional underwire. “Love and have repurchased multiple times,” writes one reviewer. “As a plus-size girl, bras are normally my enemy. I have found these to be quite comfortable with a good amount of lift.” We will note, this style is less durable than higher-priced bras and so will need to be replaced sooner, but with proper care (i.e., hand washing and laying flat to dry) they can be made to last.

Most Chic

6. CUUP The Scoop Bra


  • Cup Size Range: A to H
  • Band Size Range: 30 to 44
  • Material: 72 percent micro modal, 28 percent Lycra spandex
  • What We Like: sleek design, great for everyday use, super soft material
  • What We Don’t Like: higher price point, hand wash only

CUUP’s bras hit that wonderful sweet spot between sexy and practical, all without the addition of any lace or bows. They cater to a wide range of sizes, and every style goes up to an H cup. Per one busty PureWow editor, “I really love how fashion-forward, no-frills CUUP’s bras are. Plus, they offer the elusive small band/large cup size combo—score! The Scoop is my favorite for everyday wear. It’s so soft, supportive and smooth under clothing without looking too lacy or too granny.” For those who want something a bit sexier, be sure to check out the mesh collection that’s every bit as supportive and smooth, just with a bit more skin on display.

  • Cup Size Range: C to G
  • Band Size Range: 32 to 44
  • Material: 71 percent nylon, 29 percent spandex/elastane blend
  • What We Like: comfortable fit, reportedly runs true to size,
  • What We Don’t Like: minimal color options

According to the experts at True & Co., “a minimizer bra is meant to reduce the overall appearance of one’s chest, however, they have the added benefit of contouring your natural shape and creating a smooth silhouette. For any size chest, the minimizer style distributes breast tissue more evenly and can help balance out mild asymmetry, which is very common.” This best-selling Wacoal design does all that, plus it’s supremely comfortable, according to reviewers. “It holds everything up nicely, high and secure. I feel like I can stand tall with proper posture and not feel like I’m thrusting my boobs out. So happy I found this.” It’s also unlined to help keep things looking smooth and natural, but according to reviews, your nipples won’t poke through, even on chilly days. We only wish it came in more color options.

Best Front Close Bra

8. Wacoal Front Close T-Shirt Bra


  • Cup Size Range: C to G
  • Band Size Range: 32 to 42
  • Material: 86 percent nylon, 14 percent spandex/elastane blend
  • What We Like: adjustable straps, great side support and smoothing, lightly lined
  • What We Don’t Like: limited color options

For those who prefer a front closure, this Wacoal bra is easy to put on and take off without sacrificing style or support. The straps are fully adjustable and positioned more closely together in back to mimic the bonus support of a racerback bra. The sides and bottom band are also cut a bit wider than your typical bra to help smooth your silhouette from all angles. As one reviewer says, “I’ve owned many racerback bras, but because they are cut so high in the back can only wear with clothing with high backs. This bra can be worn with anything and I am not constantly struggling with the straps falling off my shoulders.” Folks also love the comfortable, minimal padding which doesn’t feel bulky but does provide coverage, even in the most air-conditioned office.

  • Size Range: XS to M (approx. 30I to 36L)
  • Material: 93 percent polyamide, 7 percent elastane
  • What We Like: adjustable straps, pretty lace fabric, lots of color options
  • What We Don’t Like: grouped sizing is less accurate than band+cup sizing

Cosabella recently expanded the options for those with big boobs with its Ultra Curvy, Super Curvy and Curvy collections. The Ultra Curvy fits band sizes 32 to 36 and cup sizes I to L, with this lacy Never Say Never bralette being one of the most popular pieces to date. (It also comes in band sizes 32 to 36 and cup size G to H with the Super Curvy collection.) Despite having the word “bralette” in the name, we like to think of it more as a minimalist bra. The straps are fully adjustable and there is a hook and eye closure in back, but there is no underwire. Instead, the support and shaping comes from the wider bottom band and non-padded mesh cups for a more comfortable and natural-looking fit. “This bra is the closest I’ve ever come to finding something that actually fits me properly,” writes one size 32J reviewer. “The cups actually contain my breast tissue! And it’s comfortable!”

Best Minimalist Bralette

10. SKIMS Racerback Bralette


  • Size Range: XXS to 4X
  • Material: 76 percent polyamide, 24 percent elastane
  • What We Like: affordable price point, simple design, lots of “nude” options
  • What We Don’t Like: grouped sizing is less accurate than band+cup sizing

For those who want a pullover-style bralette with no extra bells or whistles, just comfortable material and a minimalist silhouette, we suggest checking out SKIMS. Kim Kardashian’s clothing line carries a huge range of “nude” shades and reviewers rave about how surprisingly supportive the bralettes are, given their simple construction. Larger sizes do have wider straps, for added support, but all are fully adjustable. “These bras are extremely comfortable for daily wear and easy to just throw on,” raves one reviewer. “They are also adjustable, which is perfect.” A note on sizing: We recommend checking the size chart to confirm what size is most likely to fit both your cups and bottom band, but one reviewer with bigger boobs found she had better luck going up one or two sizes from her recommended band size for a better overall fit.

Best for East-West Boobs

11. Felina Marvelous Side Smoother Bra


  • Cup Size Range: C to G
  • Band Size Range: 34 to 42
  • Material: 78 percent nylon, 22 percent elastane
  • What We Like: made for plus sizes, lightly lined, great for everyday wear
  • What We Don’t Like: very structured design

For anyone whose boobs tend to fall in opposite directions (sometimes called East-West breast shape) with not so much cleavage to speak of, listen up. This bra specifically aims to smooth out your sides to help give your bust a natural-looking boost, even without the help of padding. The      best-selling bra is specifically made for plus sizes and is designed with wider panels under the arms to help eliminate side spillage and smooth out underarm bumps. The straps also sit closer together in the back to provide extra support for your boobs without being a true racerback. Per one reviewer, “I absolutely love the side smoothing bras by Felina, I have worn them for the past four years. Good fit, coverage, comfort and quality.”

  • Cup Size Range: B to I
  • Band Size Range: 30 to 44
  • Material: 91 percent nylon, 9 percent spandex
  • What We Like: wide size range, comes with detachable straps, full coverage cups
  • What We Don’t Like: higher price point

Shopping for strapless bras is rarely a joyous experience, but that’s even more true for those with big boobs. Hunting for something that fills well, is comfortable and supports your boobs can feel like searching for the Holy Grail. Well, if the hundreds of rave reviews are to be believed, this Wacoal bra may very well be the one we’ve been searching for. One PureWow editor, who typically wears a size 30DDD, says, “This bra is available in a huge range of sizes (including mine!), so that was definitely the biggest draw. It also miraculously doesn't end up around my waist by the end of the day. I've had this bra for about two years. I wear it anytime I don't want bra straps to show—with tanks and camisoles, under sleeveless dresses, for casual and formal occasions. [Plus,] the cups and underwire are as good as the day I purchased it, and the beige color hasn't picked up any dinginess in the wash. It’s not the most comfortable bra I've ever worn (after all it’s still a strapless bra) but it’s not like, corset-level uncomfortable.”

Best Budget Strapless

13. Auden Strapless Bra


  • Cup Size Range: C to G
  • Band Size Range: 42 to 48
  • Material: 61 percent nylon, 39 percent spandex
  • What We Like: affordable price point, multiple “nude” colors offered, comes with detachable straps
  • What We Don’t Like: not available in smaller band sizes

This best-selling bra from Target is a great budget-friendly option that comes highly rated and reviewed by hundreds of buyers. The most common comment is that this bra is shockingly supportive, but that the cups tend to run a bit big, so you may want to try your usual band size but one cup size smaller. “The support I got from this bra was great!” reads one 5-star review. “I have a tough time finding good strapless bras, but this one got me through a full 13 hours of running around Hollywood Studios in Orlando and I only had to adjust it once.” It comes with removable, adjustable straps and while the cups do have some padding, it is not a push-up bra. It’s really just enough to ensure your nipples don’t show through the material.

Best Backless Bra

14. NOOD Game Changer Lift & Shape Bra


  • Cup Size Range: A to K
  • Band Size Range: 30 to 50
  • Material: not listed
  • What We Like: waterproof, surprisingly comfortable, can be cut to fit any neckline
  • What We Don’t Like: not reusable, removal instructions are imperative to prevent pain or irritation

Yes, everyone can wear a backless bra, no matter their size, it’s just about finding the right one for you. Honestly, we’d recommend NOOD for any cup size, but it’s particularly fabulous for larger cups because of its extended size range and because it comes      in four different “nude” shades. “I tried the nipple covers alone and with the lift and shape bra on a hot sweaty day for about six hours—no irritation from either and the stick was amazing,” says one size 40F reviewer. “Sizing was slightly larger than I expected but that is a good thing, as I’ve tried a lot of competitors and they were always way too small.” NOOD also notes you can always cut the adhesive to better fit your neckline, and actually suggests ordering the larger size if you’re between sizes. Note, each pack comes with four pairs and they are not reusable, although the required nipple covers are, and the removal process isn’t so simple as just peeling them off—you’ll need to use oil (like baby oil) or NOOD’s Boob Savoir Adhesive remover. We highly recommend watching a few tutorial videos to get the method right before you start applying.

Most Color Options

15. Pink Wear Everywhere T-Shirt Bra


  • Cup Size Range: AA to G
  • Band Size Range: 30 to 44
  • Material: a blend of nylon, polyester and spandex
  • What We Like: tons of color options, affordable price point, lightly lined
  • What We Don’t Like: tends to sell out quickly

Victoria’s Secret and Pink have slowly but surely been making a comeback, aided by efforts to be more size-inclusive. Case in point, this beloved Pink T-shirt bra that now goes up to a G cup size and a 44 band size. The straps are fully adjustable and can be worn either as a traditional H back or crossed over for more of a racerback silhouette. The cups are also lightly lined to prevent any nippy situations without adding padding or pushing your boobs up. But perhaps our favorite thing about this bra is the fact that it comes in a huge range of colors, including both fashion-forward hues and a range of “nude” shades. Per one size 36E reviewer, “I love these bras so much! They provide great support for all-day comfort and the fit is spot on. The cups fit great and nothing spills out the top and the wire does not dig into my sides.”

  • Cup Size Range: C to I
  • Band Size Range: 32 to 44
  • Material: 85 percent nylon, 15 percent spandex/elastane blend
  • What We Like: subtly sexy, wide size range, comfortable wide straps
  • What We Don’t Like: full coverage cups may not work with lower necklines

This gorgeous jacquard fabric is sexy without being overt and feels less obvious than sheer lace or mesh. And don’t worry, it’s also super smooth, so the pattern won’t show through your clothes. As for comfort, there is an extra panel between the cups starting at size DDD to further support and shape your bust without additional wires. The fabric is also reportedly cool and comfortable, even on hot summer days. Some reviewers also note that they’ve owned and worn these bras for ages and that they last incredibly well (provided you follow proper care instructions).

Budget-Friendly Sports Bra

17. Champion High-Impact Sports Bra


  • Cup Size Range: C to DDD
  • Band Size Range: 34 to 42
  • Material: a blend of cotton, nylon, polyester and spandex
  • What We Like: affordable price point, multiple hook-and-eye settings,
  • What We Don’t Like: less durable than higher priced sports bras

This bra comes recommended by multiple PureWow runners with big boobs, and is especially great for anyone looking for ample support without the stiff structure of an underwire. The wide straps are adjustable and key to keeping everything comfortably in place, even during high-intensity workouts. “The minute I began running, I forgot I was even testing a sports bra and just focused on the road ahead. That’s how well it performed,” raves one editor who wears a size 38DD. “For once, I wasn’t worried about my boobs being compressed or spilling out the top, either.” Padded, adjustable straps provide a perfect balance between support and comfort, and the hook-and-eye closure at the back makes it a breeze to put on or take off, even if you’re totally drenched in sweat.

Splurge-Worthy Sports Bra

18. Panache High Impact Sports Bra


  • Cup Size Range: B to J
  • Band Size Range: 28 to 40
  • Material: 49 percent polyamide, 36 percent polyester, 15 percent elastane
  • What We Like: adjustable straps, can be worn as a racerback or H back
  • What We Don’t Like: higher price point

“It’s truly a feat of engineering,” raves reviewer Jasmine D. “How an underwire sports bra can feel so comfortable is beyond me.” Indeed, this incredible bra has more than 1,400 reviews and a 4.5-star rating with most reviewers noting how surprisingly comfortable this Panache style is, while still feeling supremely supportive. It also nearly eliminates bounce even for those with larger breasts. Sizing starts at a 28DD/30D/32C/34B but goes all the way up to a 34J/36HH/38H/40GG (note: the brand follows U.K. sizing, so be sure to double check the size chart before you buy). “I have had a hard time finding a bra that would keep up with my intense Orangetheory workouts,” says reviewer Bianca H. “I can say that this one fits perfectly and relieved a lot of the issues I had with working out with 36HH boobs.” And while it isn’t exactly cheap, this Panache bra is incredibly durable. “I finally had to replace my old Panache bra. But it lasted ten years,” says Luci I. “Wears like iron. I wash in the machine on cold, but never put in the dryer. This is my favorite sports bra.”

Simplistic Sports Bra

19. Outdoor Voices Doing Things Bra

Outdoor Voices

  • Size Range: XXS to XXXL (approx.. 30AA to 44DD)
  • Material: 72 percent nylon, 17 percent Lycra, 11 percent polyester
  • What We Like: comes with removable padding, lots of fun color options, simple design, machine washable
  • What We Don’t Like: may not work for cup sizes larger than an E

Great for the minimalist athlete, this OV bra is surprisingly supportive given its simple, wire-free silhouette—something one size 30DD editor loves. “I have such a hard time finding sports bras that are running-appropriate and big boob-friendly without being, like, super padded or uncomfortable with a giant clasp in back. I don’t want to have to think about my sports bra when I’m running, and this one allows me to totally forget it’s there and just run.” The key features that help provide the support needed are the wider bottom band, racerback silhouette and compressive material. Combined, they help keep your gals in place with minimal bounce. The only downside is, because the fabric is so compressive and there is no zipper or hook-and-eye closure, pulling this bra over your head can sometimes be a struggle.

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