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.
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 large chested women 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 the Ashley Stewart Convertible Strapless Butterfly Bra. When I say this bra is the sh*t, I really mean it is the shiznit. Even 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. Do you see how it looks and fits the model? That is exactly how it looks on you.
Best For: Back smoothing and full support
Size Ranges: Up to 46DD
Best For: Body Con strapless dresses and fitted tops
Size Range: 34-50 B, C & D, DD, F, FF
Best For: Gowns (hence the name red carpet) and flowy tops.
Size Range 32-42DDD an up to 40G
Best For: shaping and support and for wearing with t-shirts and tube tops
Size Range: 32-40G
Best For: plunging necklines, providing invisible support and multi straps that work with halter tops
Size Range: Up to 42H