What are the features of a plus size bra?
Women with bigger busts often struggle to find a bra that fits and supports them properly. And, in the past, plus sized bras were only available in plain, boring styles.
Nowadays they are stunning and celebrate the curves you have in a sexy and exciting way. Plus size bras usually start from a DD cup and go right up to a KK. There are certain qualities that plus size bras have which make them more suitable for ladies with larger assets.
- Full coverage – plus size bras give proper coverage to the boobs so that they don’t get squashed in the middle giving the appearance of ‘four boobs’. They are made from comfortable and breathable fabrics, so you won’t get too hot and don’t have to compromise on style.
- Supportive straps – spaghetti straps can be a plus sized woman’s worst nightmare. Thin straps don’t give enough support to the boobs, meaning they can look saggy or droopy. The thicker straps on plus size bras are designed to pull the breasts up and keep them where they need to be. This can ensure you don’t get back, neck or shoulder pain which often occurs due to ill fitting bras. Thick straps don’t necessarily have to be frumpy. You can get gorgeous designs with cute details such as lace bows, flowers and ribbons.
- Underwired – not all, but a lot of plus sized bras have underwiring. Underwiring sits beneath the boobs and keeps them raised up so they look perky and full.
- Thick side panels – there’s no use having supportive straps, cups and underwiring if it won’t all be held together with a proper strap. Side support bras hug your sides and reduce the chance of ‘back fat’, riding up or irritations.
Plus size nursing bras offer the same support to your breasts but make it easier for you to feed your baby with cups that fold down without fuss.
Find out more about bras with our bra fitting guide.