I used to hate strapless bras. I didn’t believe I would ever find a bra to hold me down (or up, rather). I’d resigned to wearing practical tops that disguise my thick bra straps. Off-the-shoulder trend? Not short of a cute jacket. Spaghetti straps? Only if I wear a T-shirt underneath. The scarce times I’ve tried to wear Strapless Bras, it wasn’t long until I was towing it up at its sides and praying my boobs didn’t look saggy.
Finding a good bra is thought-provoking for a woman with an XL bust (I’m talking past a DD cup), but finding a good strapless bra was downright impossible—until now. I’ve done the heavy lifting and tested strapless bras after a series of reliable full-bust bra brands. Ultimately, I found four brands that truly appreciate what my 34I bust needs to stand proudly.
Each of these bras includes a set of changeable and interchangeable bra straps, which means you have options. You can wear various necks, including off-the-shoulder, one-shoulder, racerback, halter, and strapless. Finally, busty women like me can tug out that one-shoulder dress hiding in the back of the closet.
Curvy Couture Strapless Sensation Multi-Way Push-Up Bra
Before inscribing this story, I had never tried a Curvy Couture bra, and now I’m kicking myself for not inspecting the brand sooner. This bra is awesome. The tension on the band is tight enough to offer support, but not so tight that it’s sore. You won’t have to worry about adjusting the bra while wearing it, which is occasionally in a strapless style for any cup size.
It’s also designed with smooth lace cups and cleavage-enhancing push-up pads. As a bonus, the bra—which has sizes between 34C and 44H—can be worn up to seven diverse ways and includes two strap options in black and clear. In this photo, I’m exhausting a size 34H.
Curvy Kate Luxe Strapless Bras
If you’re in the souk for a full-coverage bra that’s also strapless, look no further. This multi-way bra feels like you’re not wearing much of anything, which is a miracle. The sizes range from a 28D to a 38HH (I tried a 34HH), and its design includes upright cup seams that help provide added lift (meaning you don’t have to worry about saggy boobs at 4 P.M.). Since the cups rise high to fully cover each breast, there’s no need to worry about spillage, which is all a big-busted woman’s nightmare.
Freya Deco Molded Strapless Bras
This simple yet effective bra has great sustenance and a seamless, molded cup that looks smooth under many shirts. It also supplies a fair amount of sizes, covering 28D to 36GG. The bra has a rubber strip inside the cups that helps anchor the bust.
I like this Freya bra because it has a low plunge, connotation I can wear it with a variety of looks. It worked perfectly under an off-the-shoulder jumpsuit and allowed my boobs to stand promptly at courtesy in a size 34GG.
Panache “Evie” Convertible Strapless Bras
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Panache bras, besides this strapless option from the U.K. brand doesn’t disappoint. It’s got lightly padded cups and then a cotton lining. This bra is comfortable enough to wear all day and into the night.
I know because I wore it with a racerback tank to work and then out to a party. Since the straps are customizable, the bra can stand worn in traditional, crisscross, halter, or strapless styles. The Evie’s sizing ranges from a 30D to a 38H, besides in this photo I’m feeling comfortable while wearing a 36H.