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Big Bust Girlies Rejoice: The Best Bras For Any Occasion

Our handy guide to the crème de la crème.

By now we should know that one size does not fit all, and particularly when it comes to our bras this couldn’t be further from the truth. 

For the girlies that have bigger busts, not just any bra will do. Which is why it is imperative to find the best of the best

Let’s be real, being well-endowed comes with its set of challenges but that doesn’t mean anyone should settle for the ill-fitting, uncomfortable and unflattering when it comes to shopping for bras

There are a couple of key factors to look for when on the hunt for the perfect bra:

Fits Like A Glove

  • Ensure you are wearing the correct bra size. Many women wear the wrong size without even realising it. Get professionally measured, or measure yourself accurately to find the right band and cup size.

Support In All The Right Places 

  • A firm and supportive band is the foundation of a good bra for big busts. It should sit comfortably against your ribcage without digging in or riding up. Underwire bras can also offer additional support for larger busts. 
  • Look for bras with wide, padded straps to distribute the weight of your bust evenly. This helps prevent shoulder strain and discomfort.

Adjust To Your Liking

  • Bras with adjustable straps and multiple hook-and-eye closures allow you to customise the fit to suit your needs, ensuring maximum comfort.

We understand the search for the perfect bra is not an easy task, so we’ve scoured the internet to find our top picks for various occasions and styles. It’s time to bid farewell to the bra mediocrity and say hello to a world where comfort meets style in every cup.

2024’s top 3 bras for big busts

  1. Nancy Ganz Revive Smooth Full Cup Contour Bra, $64.95 at The Iconic
  2. Triumph Gorgeous Luxury T-Shirt Bra, $45.46 (was $54.95) at Curvy
  3. Sasha Embroidery Mesh Underwire Bra, $39.99 at Cotton On Body

The Best Bras For Bigger Busts Australia 2024

The best everyday bra for big busts

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Nancy Ganz Revive Smooth Full Cup Contour Bra 

$64.95 at The Iconic

Simple and classic, comfortable and supportive, this is the perfect everyday bra to throw on any day of the week. Nancy Ganz is one of the county’s best shapewear brands so you know you’re in for high quality when you shop. 

Key Features: 

  • Full coverage cups to avoid spillage 
  • Seam free so no lines under your clothes
  • Detachable back straps that can be crossed over for added support
  • Available in cup sizes A to F

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The best T-shirt bra for big busts

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Triumph Gorgeous Luxury T-Shirt Bra

$45.46 (was $54.95) at Curvy

A T-shirt style bra is perhaps the most comfortable option for busty ladies, as they’re made from a silky soft fabric that sits close to the skin and supports with pushing or pulling. This particular style contours the body to flatter your curves in every which way with some natural padding. 

Key Features: 

  • Underwire support 
  • Soft smooth fabric 
  • Available in cup sizes D to F

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The best affordable bra for big busts

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Sasha Embroidery Mesh Underwire Bra

$39.99 at Cotton On Body

No need to blow a whole paycheque on a good-quality bra when Cotton On Body has nailed the task. One of its newer launches this adorable love heart bra comes in three colourways and has some natural padding to shape your bust. All that and it is under $40? Sign us up! 

Key Features: 

  • No cup padding
  • Adjustable straps 
  • Available in cup sizes A to E

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The best sustainable bra for big busts

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Full Bust Wireless Racerback Bra

$39.95 at Boody

If you shop with sustainability front of mind then Boody is your one-stop shop. This wireless bralette is made from soft organic bamboo material and provides support from the adjustable racerback low neckline for versatility. 

Key Features: 

  • No show straps 
  • Wireless comfort and no digging into the skin
  • Light support 
  • Available in cup sizes C to G

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The best strapless bra for big busts

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Sapphire Strapless Underwire Bra 

$69.99 at Bras N’ Things

Finding a strapless bra that fits bigger busts can be difficult, but this style makes a great option. The underwire on the cups helps to support your chest whilst still allowing for the strapless look, although you can add straps for extra support when wearing a square neckline. 

Key Features: 

  • Silicone-free design
  • Boning in cup for extra support at bust
  • Available in cup sizes DD to G

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The best bralette for big busts

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Frankie Bralette

$54.95 at Chouchou Intimates

Don’t like wires? We get it. Chouchou Intimates’ array of wireless bralettes is unmatched when it comes to sizing and style. We love this feisty leopard print style with black and red accents made from a silky soft satin finish. 

Key Features: 

  • Adjustable straps 
  • Thicker underbust for comfort and support
  • Available in cup sizes A to E

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The best minimiser for big busts

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Triumph Sheer Minimiser 

$49.46 (was $59.95) at Curvy

If you’re after a minimising bra that can reduce your cup size then we love this option from Triumph. It provides extreme support, looks stylish and feminine and can take up to one size off your bust. Curvy’s expert fitters recommend going up a size to account for breast tissue in the plunging neckline.

Key Features: 

  • Comfortable underwire
  • Adjustable straps make it a great option for taller women
  • Available in cup sizes D to F

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The best special occasion bra for big busts

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Trinity Bra 

$99.95 at Bluebella

Have a special date night coming up that requires something extra flirty to wear? Finding a sultry bra when you have a bigger cup size can be a task and a half, but we love this strappy number from Bluebella in a stunning fuschia hue. 

Key Features: 

  • Attractive gold hardware that makes a statement
  • Full coverage cup sizes
  • Available in cup sizes A to F

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The best luxury bra for big busts

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Agent Provocateur Lorna Underwired Bra

$202.35 at Net-A-Porter

Splurge out and treat yourself to something extra special with this stunning soft cup bra from iconic lingerie label Agent Provocateur. In a luxurious deep royal blue with neon orange detailing it makes the ultimate statement set in your lingerie lineup. 

Key Features: 

  • Gentle underwiring for added support
  • Adjustable straps for maximum comfort
  • Available in cup sizes A to E

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How do I choose a bra size for heavy breasts?

Look for full-cup coverage when it comes to finding the perfect bra when you have a heavy bust. Ideally, you want to be fully supported and not like you’re ‘falling out’ or spilling from your bra. A wide bottom and side band can add extra support and thicker shoulder straps will help to mitigate painful shoulders. 

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