Sometimes I can't be bothered with wearing an underwire bra. Still, I don't want to wear a boring sports bra. I want to wear something pretty. Bralettes for big boobs that are actually supportive hit all the marks these days. While I used to think bralettes were only for those of us with small busts, my mind has officially been changed.
But there is more to the style than just looks. Bralettes are comfortable and can even be supportive for bigger chests, if you get one in the best-fitting style for your bust. I tend to steer clear from the strapless bandeaux styles, which can uncomfortably smush or push where I don't want it to. For support in a bralette, look out for wider shoulder straps (since they're the heavy lifters in a bra's construction), a wide band (since that's another major source of bra support), and, if possible, additional seaming can help with shaping. Other great features to look out for are adjustable straps, which can help your shoulders and back support the weight of your chest or a racerback strap style. If you want a supportive bralette for big boobs, looking for these qualities can make it easier to rock the cool trend without sacrificing the support that you need.
Imagine – instead of having to wear a plain cotton bra, you can join in on the trend of lacy bralettes. When your bra straps show and peek out, they'll look like they're doing it on purpose. Finally, you can wear comfy bralettes without feeling like you're sacrificing the support.
1. A Soft-Cup Bralette That Supports Like Regular Bra
If you're worried that a bralette won't provide enough coverage or support for you, there are many bras out there that imitate them. This is a lacy convertible bra with a plunging neckline and a hook-and-eye closure, so you'll be comfortable knowing that you'll still have the support that you need. Plus, this bra comes in ten different colors, including sand, lilac, and pickled beet.
Promising review: "This is my go to bra. I have 3 of these bra’s already. Love the beautiful colors they make. You can put this on in the morning and wear it all day forgetting you even have it on. No underwire but it still holds the girls up where they should be.”
- Available sizes: 30 — 42
2. The Lace Bralette With Convertible Straps
This lacy wireless bralette still has the foundation necessary to support you wear it counts. It's made of a lined nylon and spandex blend with seamed cups and a hook-and-eye closure for an exact fit. Plus, the wide, length-adjustable straps can be converted into a racerback, so you get major versatility with this pick. It also comes in several different colors, including classic black, white, latte, and red.
Promising review: "I wear between a 36F-GG (ordered XL) and have been struggling to find a wireless bra to wear during the summer. I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS BRA! It supports, lifts, and makes my girls look great! It is also so comfortable, I might have a hard time switching back to the wired bras when fall rolls in.”
- Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
3. This Stretchy Racerback That Keeps Straps From Digging In
A racerback bra with a supportive band under your bust will not only be super comfortable, but will hold everything in securely. Wide straps mean not much chance of digging in to your shoulders, while you'll also have the benefit of a pretty lacy layer peeking out under tanks. Plus, this bralette comes in colors like black, blush, and navy blue.
Promising review: "I was skeptical about ordering yet another bralette. Figured this one wouldn’t work either. [...] No way lace is gonna hold these beauties up!! But this bralette not only does the job, but it makes me feel beautiful and sexy to boot.”
- Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
4. A Sporty Looking Bralette With An Elastic Band
A Calvin Klein bralette gets a sporty upgrade with an elastic band at the bottom — which provides a little support without underwire. Made of a breathable cotton blend, this racerback bralette is just on the verge of a sports bra, but with more of a distinct fashionable flair. This bra is available in 29 colors, including a classic white, a coastal blue, and maroon.
Promising review: "So comfortable I had to come back and buy more. Absolutely love and yes it does provide support as I am a DD."
- Available sizes: X-Small — 3X
5. This Comfy Bralette With 4-Way Stretch
You won't have to worry about spilling over the top with this bralette's secure fit. With four-way stretch and strategically placed seams, you can be guaranteed a comfortable fit, and the wide straps and band won't dig in. The pullover bra is made with a blend of nylon and spandex that's super soft on skin, and you can get this bra in 11 colors, including navy, lilac, and black.
Promising review: "I was nervous about ordering sizes, but went with the 3X because I have a G cup and I think this is exactly what I needed. Not too tight, not too loose. Definitely comfortable."
- Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large
6. A Strappy Bralette In Dozens Of Colors
This seamless bralette has no padding, strappy details, and wide adjustable straps — making it perfect for low-resistance workouts or as a top on its own. Plus, the fact that it's seamless means it'll look great under shirts. This option comes in a whopping 39 colors, like americano, plum, and mustard.
Promising review: "The fit is great! I ordered a Small and I'm a 32D. The fabric is soft and the maroon color is just as pictured. [...] it gives gentle support and shapes well (no uni-boob). I'll be purchasing more colors."
- Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large
7. A Seamless, Wireless Bra That's Moisture-Wicking
With wire-free construction and four-way stretch fabric, this seamless bra from Just My Size is truly comfortable. But, just because it’s wireless doesn’t mean it doesn’t offer the support you need. Fans say, this bra is “so comfortable, but still supportive.” With a wide bottom to prevent the bra from digging into your skin or rolling up throughout the day, this bra is a quality option that won’t leave you hanging (literally). This bralette comes in multiple colors, including black, white, and a blush pink.
Promising review: "It’s the most comfortable bra I’ve ever worn! [...] I wear a 54G and a 6X fits perfect."
- Available sizes: X-Large — 6X
8. A Bralette With An Under-Band That Provides Support
When you have larger breasts and wear a bralette, a problem that can arise is that the band doesn't sit the right way or rides up. This bra eliminates that issue because the elastic underband is longer, actually providing you with more support. The bra comes in 46 different colors, like coral, ivory, and jade, so you can find the one that suits you the best.
Promising review: "I'm a 32 D and the small fits me great (I have a really narrow ribcage though). It's really sexy looking and comfortable [... and is really pretty with the lace."
- Available sizes: Small — X-Large
9. The Seamless Bra That Provides Smooth Coverage
Sometimes you don't want the frills and lace. Sometimes you want to be super, super comfortable. This bra would be my errand running bra because of how comfortable it is. It is tag free and has a hook-and-eye closure. But, the best part? The wireless bra has four-way stretch cups and a comfort band that give the support needed for an everyday bralette. Plus, the straps are convertible and the bra comes in 12 different colors like porcelain, taupe, and gray heather.
Promising review: "I am a 38 DDD and I ordered an XL. This is so comfortable and it has great coverage. [...] I love that there is no wire it makes it so much more comfortable to wear!"
- Available sizes: Small — 2X
10. A Wire-Free Sports Bra For High-Impact Activities
Wide straps and a blend of Lycra spandex and moisture-wicking NatureXX fabric make this wire-less bra super comfortable, and it comes in a variety of colors and sizes to suit any bust. This bra has a convenient, durable hook-and-eye closure on the front and a wide band at the bottom to keep it from slipping up while you're in downward dog or going for a run. It has a slight sheen and comes in colors as diverse as Biscay green and raspberry splash — plus, reviewers can't stop raving about its incredible quality and support.
Promising review: "OMG!!!!....This is the best product for large breast women engaging in high impact sports/workouts. This bra has replaced the three bras I would have to wear to run, jump rope, and etc. I just started Crossfitting and no more worries of my back hurting."
- Available sizes: 00 (32 to 35-inch bust) — 8 (56 to 60-inch bust)
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