Finding the perfect bra when you have a large cup and small band size is a struggle. Most retailers ignore these sizes entirely, meaning there are no search options on their site and never a rack for it in-store. Not considered big enough to be full-figured, and not something even offered by mainstream lingerie stores like Victoria’s Secret. Perhaps most annoying is running a search for the best bras in your size and only finding nursing bras in search. If I can just help one person with this post, I’d be happy. Here are the best bras for large cup and small band sizes that I’ve found as size 32H. Comfort and fit are the most important thing to me, and I own multiples of these bras.
T-Shirt Bra: Fantasie Seamless Underwire Balconette Bra
I own 3 of these bras, and they’re what I wear on most occasion. This bra is thin, supportive, and is seamless under all clothes. After years of wearing the largest size I could find in-stores, I finally found my correct bra size in 32H and this bra fits me perfectly. It adds no bulk to clothes, and doesn’t look granny-ish.
Sports Bra: Chantelle Underwire Sports Bra
Finding a great bra in 32H is hard, so finding a great sports bra in that size is even harder. After trying top rated “full figure” sports bras from Lululemon and Freya and being disappointed, I bought multiples of this Chantelle sports bra since I loved it so much. My chest stays lifted, separated, and supported throughout my workout. I also love that the cups don’t dig into my armpit area like the Freya one did so badly. I’m quite happy with the Chantelle sports bra and I wear it to Barry’s Bootcamp, SoulCycle, and FlyWheel multiple times per week.
Two things I’m still on the hunt for are the perfect strapless bra and perfect bralette. If you know of any that come in large cup and small band sizes, please let me know. Size inclusivity is important and hopefully more lingerie and swimwear designers will create products for this under served consumer base. I hope this helped you on the quest to find the right bra. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!