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bras that make your breasts look bigger

Sometimes you wear bras for maximum comfort. And other times, you use your bras to make your bust look bigger. Whether there’s a special occasion or you simply want to give yourself a confidence boost, a bra can help enhance the size of your bustline.

Let’s dive into the bra styles that will make your bust look bigger, so you know what to look for when bra shopping: 

Matilda Push Up Bra P53116

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Push-up bras may be the most popular enhancement bra. Push-up bras contain additional padding on the sides and bottoms of the bra cups. This extra padding pushes your breasts up an in – creating cleavage. Because of the way the bra pushes your breasts, your breasts appear rounder and fuller – which immediately makes the breasts look bigger. Some push-up bras can enhance your bustline by one or two cup sizes. The amount of padding in the push-up bra will determine how much bigger the bra makes your bust appear.

Estelle Padded Demi Bra P5231

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A demi cup bra is another enhancing bra style. A demi cup bra – also known as a shelf bra, half bra or balconette bra – features cups that cover about half or three quarters of your breasts. This bra style leaves the upper part of your bust exposed, which creates a rounder, fuller appearance. Hence, the demi cup bra can make your breasts look bigger.

Demi cup bras may or may not have padding to further accentuate the bustline. Of course, a demi cup bra with padding will enhance your bustline even more.

Related: Contour Bras vs Push-Up Bras: What’s The Difference?

Casey Plunge Molded Bra 2801

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A plunge bra has a deep neckline, making it a good fit for low-cut tops or dresses. Because this bra style is meant to be worn with plunge-neck garments, it’s designed to enhance your bust as well. Plunge bras have additional padding, similar to push-up bras. This padding lifts your breasts to create more cleavage, however, it likely won’t provide the same amount of cleavage as a push-up.

Charlotte Padded Bra 6901

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All of the enhancing bra styles we’ve discussed so far have one thing in common – padding. So, a padded bra can also make your bust look bigger as well. Padded bras have an even layer of padding throughout each cup. Depending on the size of your bust, a padded bra may not give you an overly voluptuous bra line. However, padded bras are perfect for when you want a little more volume up top without a lot of extra padding and pushing.

These are the best bra styles to make your bust look bigger. Like with any bra, you should get a bra fitting before bra shopping for a new enhancing bra. Without a bra fitting, you may end up buying the wrong size bra. An enhancing bra that is too big won’t enhance your bustline to the extent you desire. And an enhancing bra that is too small can create “breast bulges” that show under your clothes.

Related: 10 Telltale Signs You Are Wearing The Wrong Bra Size

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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