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Large Cup Bras – Getting the Perfect Fit

21 February 2013

Women’s bodies have changed a lot in the 100 years since we first started wearing bras. Nowadays more women than ever are wearing bras with D cups and above. While it once may have been difficult to get bras in these sizes, there are now a huge number of companies (like Curvy Kate and Freya) specialising in bras with larger cups.


Manufacturers understand that women who wear larger cup sizes want bras that are flattering, stylish, and comfortable. Belle Lingerie has a huge range of lingerie in a range of sizes and styles that help make curvy women feel confident and sexy. However, there’s now so much choice that selecting the right bra for you can be tricky! Here are some tips to help you find the perfect bra for you:

How Should a Bra Fit?

If you wear a large cup sized bra, it’s especially important that it fits you well. Curvier women need more support from their bras. This support should come from the back band rather than the shoulder straps. The band should feel firm yet comfortable and shouldn’t ride up at the back when you’re wearing the bra. If a band feels too loose or chafes against the skin, try a smaller band size. Although a bra’s shoulder straps shouldn’t take the weight of your breast, bras with wider straps, like those found on Freya bras, are often more comfortable for curvier ladies.

Your bras underwire should completely surround your breast tissue. It shouldn’t pinch or dig in anywhere. The centre of the underwire should also fit snugly against the body and shouldn’t be lifted away by the breasts. Your bras cups should also look smooth underneath your clothes. Your breast shouldn’t spill over the tops or sides of the cups, nor should they look crumpled or wrinkled. If the underwire feels uncomfortable, or the bra’s cups don’t look smooth, try a different cup size.

Types of Bras

In the past, curvier women sizes were forced to wear frumpy and unattractive full cup bras. Although modern full cup bras are comfortable and flattering, they’re not always suitable for every situation. Nowadays, there are plenty of different types of bras available for fuller cups. Curvier women can now have a selection of bras to match different outfits. Here are some of the best:

•    Balconette bras are a favourite with curvier women. This flattering style shows off your cleavage and neckline while still offering coverage and support. They look great with low cut tops.

•    Moulded bras are designed to give maximum support while looking almost invisible under clothes. Many women say that the moulded cups give great uplift but are still extremely comfortable.

•    It was once almost impossible to find strapless bras in large cup sizes. Thankfully, there are now plenty of strapless styles that offer great support for curvy women. They are a great choice for during the summer and allow curvier women to allow almost any clothing style.
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