Having big boobs should not preclude you from having a bra that fits perfectly. If you’re a d or dd cup (or higher!), you might not even know what a great bra feels like. It’s likely that you’ve been living in bras that pinch your shoulders, carry too much weight in the straps (remember: support should come from the band!) or that cause spillover on all sides. The worst! Have no fear, our big-breasted friends–we’ve consulted the experts and bring you the best bras for d cups or higher! Here they are:
Meet Our Best Bras For D Cup Expert: Kimmay Caldwell
Who should we ask about the best bras for big boobs? None other than Kimmay Caldwell, aka Hurray! Kimmay. Kimmay is a bra fit expert whose fitted thousands of women at places like Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, La Perla, and of course, through her own bra fitting business. She is dead serious about finding you a bra that makes you feel supported and comfortable–something that women with big busts truly deserve but don’t often find. We interviewed Kimmay to find out her shopping tips as well as her specific bra picks for d cups or higher. What are they?
1. Don’t be afraid to wear a bra with non-molded cups.
“A cut and sew bra can still provide engineered support,” Kimmay exclusively tells SHEfinds, referring to the type of bra that uses fabric cut into several pieces and sewn together to create the cup. Cut & sew bras feature a seam, and while many women think that a seamless “t-shirt bra” is the ideal, for women with large busts, cut & sew might actually be the best fit.
2. Look for a wider strap that will help distribute the weight on your shoulders.
Again, while the current bra trends might call for sexier “barely-there” straps–Kimmay says that women with large breasts should look to the wider strap styles because they of how they spread the weight (aka, won’t pinch!). Kimmay’s pick? This Olga Sheer Leaves Minimizer ($17.99):
3. Look for a wide supportive band.
Wider bands usually mean more support. The weight is distributed and there’s less chances that the bra will dig into your size. It should fit snugly without pinching or gaping. Kimmay’s favorite? This Olga Cloud 9 Lace Trim Wireless Bra ($20.99) that feels like a dream on.
So, there you have it–three live-saving tips, two bra recommendations and a lot of big boob love from Kimmay and the editors of SHEfins. You can do it–you can find the perfect fit!
And in the meantime, read more: Best Wireless Bras