PLUS SIZE SHOPPING: FIVE STRAPLESS BRAS FOR BUSTY CHICKS UP TO A HH

Originally posted on July 11, 2012

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Next to where did you get your shoes from, the question that I’m asked the most, especially during the summer months is where do you shop for strapless bras. Ever since I became a D-cup in high school wearing supportive bras has always been important to me. I never wanted to be the girl who had saggy boobs and definitely not saggy boobs while wearing a bra.

Strapless bras are not an easy thing to wear especially when you hit the DDD category. Before I became a mommy, I used to be a comfortable DD. After I had my little munchkin, I quickly shot up to an F, which meant I could no longer shop for bras in store. I had to go online.  I’ve had quite a few ups and downs (literally) when trying to find the right strapless bra. There were times when I had to get creative. And when I say creative, I mean using duct tape, safety pins, and doing some MacGyver tricks just to get a strapless bra to stay put or should I say to get my boobs to stay put inside the strapless bra. Once I got tired of getting stuck by pins and the feeling of the duct tape ripping off my skin it was then that I realized there has to be a better way. Finding a strapless bra takes a little trial and error as well as patience.

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If you have large breasts the main thing you’re looking for in a strapless bra is support aka no lopsided breasts and comfort aka no side pinching bands. I believe women should have at least 2 strapless bras. One for fitted dresses and tops and one for t-shirts and light weight sheer fabrics. I found a number of brands that carried strapless bras that gave a comfortable fit and smooth look. All it took was some patience and a number of online purchases and returns to find the right strapless bra for me. I want to help you do the same.

Below are my personal strapless bra picks that won’t break the bank. Some I’ve tried and some I heard rave reviews about from fellow busty chicks like myself. I added little notes under the photo to tell you what each bra is best for. As large chested women, we all have different needs but the one thing these bras have in common is they are supportive. So, there will be no wardrobe malfunctions to worry about.

Currently, I’ve been rocking Lane Bryant’s multi strap convertible bra. When I say this bra is the sh*t, I really mean it. I am wearing it with my black dress below.

AS Tube DressEven though it’s a convertible bra, I only wear it as a strapless. It really holds everything in place an requires no adjusting. The back has double strap bands for a secure fit and the cups are full enough to combat looking like you have a uni-boob.

Now, checkout some of my personal favorite strapless bra’s

Ashley Stewart Butterfly Bra

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Best For: Back smoothing and full support
Size Ranges: Up to 46DD

Elomi Maria Convertible

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 Best For:  Body Con strapless dresses and fitted tops
Size Range34DD-48HH

Wacoal Red Carpet Convertible Strapless Bra

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Best For:  Gowns (hence the name red carpet) and flowy tops.
Size Range 32C-38H

Le Mystere Soiree Strapless Bra

Best For: shaping and support and for wearing with t-shirts and tube tops
Size Range: 32D-40G

Lane Bryant Multi Way Strapless Bra

Best For: plunging necklines, providing invisible support and multi straps that work with halter tops
Size Range:  Up to 42H
*If you’re a busty chick, feel free to share where you get your strapless bras in the comments section below.

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29 Stylish Comments on PLUS SIZE SHOPPING: FIVE STRAPLESS BRAS FOR BUSTY CHICKS UP TO A HH

  1. Tai Nycole
    July 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Great post! I need to invest in a few strapless bras because the one I have is holding on for dear life lol.

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  2. Nikeya Young
    July 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm (5 years ago)

    CRAP! None of these bras come in my size (34JJ)!!! UGH! I give up:-(! *Throws up hands and walks away* It’s officially time to save up for a breast reduction.

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    • Sally
      August 18, 2014 at 6:16 am (3 years ago)

      I feel you Nikeya, I’m that exact size, 34jj. I won’t even dare try any of these tricks.

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  3. betting_im_not
    July 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm (5 years ago)

    I wore the Goddess Underwire lace bustier for my wedding and it was amazing. Everyone questioned me for wanting to wear a strapless, non-corseted wedding dress but I felt super confident in this bra. And I didn’t tug on my dress and bra at all. I’m a 44F!

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  4. cristalclear
    July 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm (5 years ago)

    I have the Butterfly Bra and I must say..its the BEST strapless I’ve ever had!

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  5. Miss Dre
    July 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Very helpful post! And right on time! I’ve been looking for some strapless bras for the summer that actually hold me.

    Thanks for sharing this =)

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  6. Anonymous
    July 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you for the information I want to wear strapless dresses and tops but my 42H breasts say otherwise. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that one of these will do the job.

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  7. Alecia
    July 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm (5 years ago)

    Great post! As you stated, strapless bras are hard to come by! Not all strapless bras are created equally!

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  8. Kendra
    July 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm (5 years ago)

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  9. Kendra
    July 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you so much! I inquired about strapless bras to a few of my fav +size bloggers recently. Great post

    <3 Kendra
    beyoutifulcurves.blogspot.com

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  10. NajaB
    July 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm (5 years ago)

    I have every bra you listed except the Le Mystere and the Butterfly is my absolute favorite. I got it in black and nude when it first launched many moons ago. My back fat totally disappears thanks to the double back strap support! Three cons I would say are 1. I’m barely a C cup, but the smallest cup available is a D. 2. It is cut pretty high. I wish they made a plunge version of the strapless. 3. This is more of a personal problem, but I have limited use of my hands due to a neurological disorder so I can’t put the bra on myself. It would be easier for me to hook if there was only one really wide band as opposed to two.

    I also love the last bra (Lane Bryant) a lot, but I wish the band was a little wider. Not much, just like half an inch or so. Love the plunge!

    Thank you for putting this list together. I may have to buy that Le Mystere bra. It looks so comfy!

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  11. Kristine Maitland
    July 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm (5 years ago)

    Like Ms Young I’m past the point of no return – 42K. Finding a bra in general is hellish on my side of the border (Canada)

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  12. Tiffany
    July 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm (5 years ago)

    I absolutely LOVE the Butterfly Bra!! I am thinking about buying multiples since I’ve finally found a strapless bra for large breasts that supports!! I also have the Lane Bryant bra but I don’t think it supports as well as the Butterfly Bra!

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    • Tineke White Lacy
      July 19, 2013 at 10:10 am (4 years ago)

      I wish they had my size in the Butterfly Bra! It looks really pretty and it looks like it fits good. Oh, well…maybe one day they will go up to a G!

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  13. Anonymous
    July 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm (5 years ago)

    If you are in the Detroit, MI area, try the Women’s Boutique on Plymouth and Merriman in Livonia. I got my bustier strapless (44H).

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  14. Barely There Bras
    January 1, 2013 at 8:57 am (4 years ago)

    This is a comfortable bra that fits perfectly under all my clothes. I have worn this style for maybe 5 years. They are just what I wanted. Totally met my expectations!

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  15. Tineke White Lacy
    July 19, 2013 at 10:08 am (4 years ago)

    I am a 40G and have always wanted to wear pretty halter tops and strapless shirts. When I found Lane Bryant’s convertible bra, I was soooo happy!! It fits awesome and doesn’t fall down. They do jiggle a bit when I wear it strapless, but what do you expect….they are some bigguns. I love that it doesn’t slide down as well, they have like some kind of glue or something on the inside that grips your skin. You should get one! They have come out with different colors now, too!

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    • Wilsona81
      July 19, 2013 at 10:13 am (4 years ago)

      @Tineke Yes, the Lane Bryant convertible is listed above and I have one myself. I love it too!

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  16. Vonne
    July 19, 2013 at 10:33 am (4 years ago)

    THANK YOU!!!! I think this is the greatest challenge I have as a bountifully-breasted woman. I finally see a light at the end of this very long, dark tunnel.

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  17. Happy2Bme9083
    July 20, 2013 at 11:09 am (4 years ago)

    I think one of the most important things as an older (mid 40s) curvy woman is having good foundations!!! I have had two children who are now over 18 and I feel like my bust sags terrible. I am going to check on these bras. I want something that lifts me up and that does not create a uni-boob. I am just trying to decide which one of these to try first!!!!

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  18. Alice J
    July 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm (2 years ago)

    I wear a 40 J. Im looking for a strapless bra Will pay top dollar and must be excellent Quality please help! At the end of my rope.

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  19. Bonnie
    July 20, 2015 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

    My main concern with strapless bras, is that they seem to leaving me pointing downwards…now I know I have big breasts, and don’t expect “perky” but I don’t like the downward slide look either…how, or what do you ladies do or use to avoid that look..as well as the uniboob look??

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  20. Reia
    August 2, 2016 at 12:23 pm (9 months ago)

    Hey ladies …if you are a 36 DD like me I bought my 42 DD strapless bra from..clutch your pearls….wallmart..yep i said it wall mart for $16….it fits very well and feels comfortable…

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  21. Taragayenicole
    August 6, 2016 at 7:26 am (9 months ago)

    Love this love this… now that off the shoulder n strapless are in this year I must say I need to invest in a good strapless bra. I haven’t reslly ever owned one that held these H’s down, but thanks to u ill have to give one or two of these a try

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    • alissa
      August 6, 2016 at 10:49 am (9 months ago)

      Oh yes, please do. You can do it.

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  22. Wendy
    August 11, 2016 at 8:15 am (9 months ago)

    Hi. Can I get the Lane Bryant Multi Way Strapless Bra and
    Ashley Stewart Butterfly Bra in cup 38D?
    Please let me know.

    Wendy

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    • alissa
      August 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm (9 months ago)

      Hi Wendy,

      Please click on the lane bryant link to see if they have them in your size. I am not a seller. I am a fashion blogger

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  23. zia
    September 24, 2016 at 4:19 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank u for d info. But even after searching so much I hvnt yet one perfect strapless bra. My size is 38f and I still need tips on how to manage strapless bra. Plzz help.

    Reply

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