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!
Lecy | A Simpler Grace says
It’s so difficult to find a bra that fits well. I’m going to check out some of these brands!
Jay | Life of Creed says
Same here, it is hard to find that perfect strapless bra. Sports bra and tee shirt bras are two of my favorites.
Great tips. As a big busted gal myself, I have a hard finding bras. Also its hard to find bras that don’t cost and arm and a leg to get one.
Rukh AZ says
Now THAT, my friend, is a really helpful post. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable information, as this is so hard to find the ‘perfect’ bra. I’ll definitely check out these brands!
Loved it! xoxo
Bras can be so hard to shop for–I hate bra shopping! Great tips for small bands and large cups girl!
This is such a struggle that so many women have! I still can’t find a good strapless bra, either!
Sam @ The Haunted Housewife says
I’m going to check these out. I’ve been super loyal to Olga bras for the last couple of years. They’ve served me well but it’s time to explore other brands lol
Dami Adeleye says
Getting the perfect bra can be sometimes challenging. This is an helpful post. Thanks for sharing.
Téa (Founder of TéAmore lingerie) says
Hi Chelsea! This was a really great read, thank you!
I absolutely agree on the small band – large cup bra sizes being largely overlooked in the lingerie industry so I founded TéAmore – a fine lingerie label on a quest to bring beautiful and luxurious garments to women in the D+ cup range. We are launching in 2019 and hope you will check us out and let us know what you think.
D+ cup ladies unite! ✊
Cora @ Tea Party Princess says
My go-to at the moment is Curvy Kate’s balconette styles. I’m a 34G/GG and my current favourite I bought two of because it was so comfortable and flattering.
I’ve never had any luck with strapless or bralette styles so I can’t help you there, but I’ve heard good things about Bravissimo.
Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/