Pro Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Plus-Size Bra
Not all bras are curve-loving.
At ThirdLove, we know how difficult it can be to find the perfect fit and feel. That’s why we have put together the following tips for finding the best plus-sized bras.
How To Choose the Best Plus-size Bra
When you’re shopping for a new plus-size bra, there are a few factors you need to keep in mind: your bra size, breast shape, and support needs.
Here are some tips to help you find a comfortable and supportive bra you’ll love:
Get Your Correct Bra Size Measurements
At ThirdLove, we make it easy to find your perfect bra size in the comfort of your own home through our online Fitting Room Quiz. Simply answer a few questions and we’ll provide you with your best bra size and style. If you would like some more help, you can chat with any of our fit experts online or at any of our stores.
If you have a soft tape measure at home and would like to find your bra size through your measurements, you can follow these steps:
Wrap a soft tape measure around your rib cage, right beneath where the bra band sits. Ensure the tape measure is firmly around you but not too tight. Take the number, in inches, and add two if it’s an even number. If it’s an odd number, add three. This sum will correspond to your band size, and those additional inches you added will make up for the size difference between when the elastic in the bra band is stretched or relaxed.
Wrap a soft tape measure around the fullest point of your breasts. This is usually where the nipple is located. Take the number, in inches, and subtract your band size from that number.
This number determines your cup size:
- 0 = AA cup
- 1 = A cup
- 2 = B cup
- 3 = C cup
- 4 = D cup
- and so forth…
Did you end up with a number somewhere in-between? Not to worry! ThirdLove offers bras in half-cups so that you can always find the perfect fit.
Consider Your Natural Breast Shape
All breasts are unique. In addition to finding your size, it’s essential to determine your natural breast shape.
Different bra styles are best suited for different breast shapes. For example, plunge bras are ideal for slender breasts while full-coverage bras are better for East-West breasts.
Knowing your breast shape will give you so much power while bra-shopping, allowing you to make a more informed decision.
Look for Adequate Back and Shoulder Support
The best plus-size bras will offer ample support for your breasts, shoulders, and back. Look for the following features in your next bra:
- Thick, sturdy straps. These should feel comfortable over your shoulders and not dig in too tight. Make sure the straps are made from soft material to avoid skin irritation.
- Extra clasps. Many plus-size bras offer extra clasps in the back. These provide an added layer of support and allow you to adjust for the perfect fit.
Which type of bra is best for lift and support?
There are numerous types and styles of bras to choose from.
Find your ideal plus-size bra by considering your bra size, breast shape, and personal support needs. Also, opt for bras made from soft materials, such as cotton. These will be more comfortable and prevent skin irritation.
ThirdLove offers several fantastic plus-size bras. Browse our collection for your new favorite bra, starting with these:
Best Everyday Bra
Our #1 style, the 24/7® Classic T-Shirt Bra is perfect for any occasion. This everyday bra is made from a super soft, durable micro jersey fabric and features ultra-thin memory foam cups that form to your body. This style provides support without adding any bulk for a seamless fit that is invisible under clothes.
Available in cup sizes up to H and 32-44 bands, this bestselling bra is sure to become one of your favorites.
The Perfect Full Coverage Bra
Our 24/7® Perfect Coverage Bra is a best-seller for a reason. Featuring a thin hybrid foam material that forms to your body & provides extra support, this full coverage bra will make sure you’re comfortable all day long. You’ll especially appreciate the memory foam straps that never slip or dig in, and the double layer back with hidden elastic that helps to smooth your silhouette.
Offered in cups D-H and 32-48 bands, it’s hard to beat this bra since it provides support, comfort, and coverage all while making you look amazing. Try one out, and feel the difference for yourself.
Best Plunge Bra for Larger Breasts
Our Lace Contour Plunge Bra is a beautiful bra with lace so comfortable you’ll want to wear it every day. Super soft on the skin and extremely supportive, its memory foam cups and removable inserts make the bra extra customizable. While it features a plunging neckline, it features thicker straps and full coverage sides to hold you in perfectly.
Available in cups AA-I and bands 32-44, order your plunge bra today in a range of color options and get ready to love yourself in the mirror.
A Comfortable Bra You Could Sleep In
Our 24/7® Second Skin Unlined Bra is so comfortable that you’ll forget you had it on. Customers love how supportive, yet breathable this bra is. The foam-free, double-layered cups let your natural shape shine while providing additional smoothing support. Extremely lightweight and invisible under clothes, you’ll never want to take this unlined bra off.
Available in bands 32-44 and up to H cups, try this bra and you’ll never look back.
Your Perfect Bra
ThirdLove offers a variety of bras in a wide range of sizes from A-H, including half cups, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you. Need some more help finding your perfect style? Our Fit Stylists are available every day of the week to help you find the bra for you. Receive their advice and support by clicking “Chat with us” at any point!