How can I wear a bra with big boobs?

Megan Smith
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How can I wear a bra with big boobs? Well, it’s certainly difficult not to wear a bra if you have a big chest.

how can I wear a bra with big boobsI don’t know about you, but I find it challenging to buy a bra that fits properly and looks good.

So I thought I’d give out some practical tips to make your shopping trips for a comfortable bra for plus-size women a little easier and happier.

Attempt utilizing sticky tape with your strapless bra

Strapless bras aren’t always as supportive as you need. That doesn’t mean that you should give up.

Instead, use sticky tape before putting on a bra to give you a more lifted look with a better cleavage.

Prevent slipping straps

Cursed with slippery bra straps? Tighten them enough so that you can put two fingers underneath. No more than that.

You should be able to pull them just about an inch away from your shoulder.

More, and they will slip, less, and the strap will dig in and prove to be uncomfortable and unsightly.

Wear a bralette around your home

It’s something of a Hobson’s choice isn’t it?

If you have big breasts and dislike wearing a bra, you’re going to be flopping all over the place.

But if you can’t find a comfortable and practical one, then you’re going to hate wearing it. Stop worrying.

Underwire-free bralettes offer you support and lift without feeling as if you’re wearing scaffolding.

You’ll love them. You can lounge around the house without feeling stiff and restricted.

Don’t worry if your bra is too tight

So you’ve bought a too-tight bra but can’t return it? Welcome to my world.

I have done it on more than once occasion, but I’ve found extenders that can be hooked onto your bra, and…

There are those few missing inches tacked on! You’re as comfortable as ever!

Over time your bra might extend enough to not need any add ons, but if that’s not the case, it’s nothing to worry about.

Get a good fit: How can I wear a bra with big boobs?

This is the most crucial point of it all.

Using the wrong bra size, and you’ll find your back is hurting, your neck is stiff, and your boobs… Well, they don’t look so good.

And we really don’t want that, do we?

Read more selection tips and tricks in our related article How do I choose a bra for large breasts?

Don’t machine wash your bras

Yes, I know. I couldn’t believe it myself. Yet it’s a valid point and a critical one to boot.

Underwire, if you’re using it, is irrevocably destroyed through use in washing machines and tumble dryers.

Hand washing is your best bet to prevent this. It’s the right solution to keep your titty holders in shape.

If you don’t have the time for that (I read you, sister), make sure to use a cool water cycle and place them in a protective mesh bag before washing.

Wear each bra for a limited period at a time

Rotation. Yep, that’s what we need to do.

Allow your garment some time to breathe between one wear and the next.

It will allow your underwire to settle back into shape and give the material itself some relief.

Consider a corset without straps: How can I wear a bra with big boobs?

I know I’ve given you plenty of tips.

But if none of the strapless alternatives work, then you may want to consider a corset, basque, or longline bra.

They all offer additional support around the torso and will give more lift to your breasts.

Your bra band may be too large if the straps are too tight

Don’t take your bra size for granted. You might not necessarily be the same size you were last year.

Your body and breasts change shape all the time, and you should get fitted routinely to find your ideal size.

If your straps are digging into your shoulders, then the band, which bears most of the weight, is not tight enough.

The straps do not have weight-bearing characteristics.

Include extra support to a strapless bra

Another option for more support is a converter strap attached around the front, which goes under the cups and connects to the other strap hook.

Utilize the scoop and swoop method

If you’re going to take the time and spend the cash in getting correctly fitted, don’t negate your efforts by merely flinging on your bra and flouncing and bouncing out the door.

This may be news to you, but there is a proper way to put on a bra, so let me explain further.

Utilize a bra converter for low-back dresses

Not wearing a bra isn’t really a choice if you have a lot going on in the breast department.

Bra converters are a handy way to conceal those pesky back straps if you’re going for something with a plunge back. I love them!

Use new bras on the loosest hook

You shouldn’t have to wear brand new bras on anything other than the loosest hook, as this will give you enough assistance.

In time, as the elastic stretches, go up to tighter hooks.

Sleep with a bralette

Specific bra ranges exist to support huge boobs without underwire.

They allow you to wake up in the morning fully supported without any sore spots.

It’s like having a lace holder, full of grace and with a soul of steel.

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About Megan Smith

Megan has been fighting overweight and her plus size since her teenage years. After trying all types of remedies without success, she started doing her own research. Megan founded Plus Size Zeal to share her findings. She also developed various detailed buying guides for plus-size people in order to make their lives easier and more comfortable. Read More