5 Best Plus Size Bra Types

A great fitting bra is the foundation of every outfit. Different outfits may require different bra styles. Choosing the right styles and having them on hand as part of your wardrobe can make all the difference in how you look and feel. Having a drawer full of options, a bra wardrobe, can boost your confidence and comfort and it will ensure you are prepared for every outfit and every occasion.


Full-figure bras feature full capacity/coverage cups and wider sides for maximum support and to provide a beautifully smooth look under clothing for women with a larger bust.  Plus size bras come in a variety of sizes, fabrics, and styles that are perfect for curvy women. Let’s explore your options: 

underwire Bras

Wired bras provide support, lift and shaping.  The wire is the frame, and the breasts are the picture.  If an underwire bra fits correctly, the wire should not hurt, poke, or slip.  The wire should provide support, breast definition and all-day comfort. Underwire bras are available in a variety of styles including T-Shirt, Minimizer, Strapless and Sport. Try our Beauty Back Lace Full Figure Underwire Bra for a pretty and versatile foundation under any outfit.


Wirefree bras provide shaping, smoothing and comfort without an underwire. Typically, they are constructed in a soft, stretch fabrication that provides a more natural look and all-day comfort.  The best wireless bra should provide it all-shaping, smoothing and comfort for women of all sizes. Complement your outfits with our soft, plush lined Beyond Comfort Full Figure Wirefree Bra.

Minimizer Bras

Minimizer bras are designed to compress and redistribute your breasts for wider definition between your cups.  Additionally, most minimizer bras have two-ply cups that are not padded or molded for a more natural shape.  Minimizers are the perfect foundation garment for button-front shirts and dresses. A seamless minimizer bra is a must in the perfect full busted, plus-size bra wardrobe.  Try our Beauty Back Minimizer Full Figure Underwire Bra now available in G and H cup sizes.

Sport Bras

Good Sports bras should be supportive and control bounce.  They should also be breathable and wick away moisture, at the gym or around town.  For a great medium impact sports bra that is supportive without restrictive compression, and moisture wicking for all day comfort, try our Full Figure Wirefree Sport Bra.

Strapless Bras

Strapless bras are ideal for special occasions and events.  Additionally, many strapless bras come with straps that can be converted and worn 5 ways: traditional, crisscross, halter, one shoulder and strapless.  This versatile style can be worn with any neckline, but it is ideal for tops and dresses that are:  

  • Off-shoulder  

  • Low-back cutouts   

  • Halter designs   

  • Spaghetti straps  

Make sure to find a strapless design that’s comfortable and stays in place. Try our Beauty Back® Strapless Bra for an all-day fit with no slip.

It’s important to have a bra wardrobe that suits your lifestyle and routine. Be sure to include every day, specialty, comfort and Sport bras in basic and fashion colors so that you can rotate their wash and wear. Still need help – Consult a Fit Expert, take our Fit Quiz or use our size charts to find your perfect bra.

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