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how to wear a strapless bra with large breasts

A strapless bra is a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. This rings especially true during the warmer months when you’re itching to wear those shoulder-baring tops and dresses. The only problem? If you’re a full-busted woman, finding a strapless bra can be a bit of a challenge. More specifically: finding a strapless bra that offers adequate coverage and support and actually stays put all day or night can feel like a losing battle.

Luckily, we’ve rounded up a couple strapless bras that work well for C-G cup sizes. With these, you won’t have to compromise on comfort or fashion.

Jeanie Strapless Contour Bra

Who says you have to choose between a strapless bra and a contour bra? The Jeanie Strapless Bra, which comes in both nude and black, offers the benefits of both in one. The smooth, seamless cups offer subtle shaping for your breasts while staying invisible under your clothing, and the uniquely engineered band with underwire provide plenty of support for a larger bust. A combo of breathable microfiber and mesh will keep you comfy all day long, and the removable shoulder straps can also be worn in a myriad of different ways, including one-shoulder, criss-cross, and halter. In other words, this bra is versatile enough to wear with a range of different style tops.

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Elissa Strapless Bra P5011 in Black

Elissa Strapless Bra

Another molded option is the Elissa Strapless Bra, which can also be worn five different ways thanks to the removable and convertible straps. What sets this bra apart is the anti-slip silicone tape, which grips your skin and helps to keep the bra from sliding down. Scalloped lace adds a touch of elegance to this underwire style, which is available in nude, black, and white to accommodate any wardrobe.

how to make a strapless bra stay up

Elissa Strapless Bra P5011 in Pearl White

Related: Finding A Supportive Strapless Bra: 6 Do’s and Don’ts

How to get the best fit

When shopping for strapless bras, there are a few things to keep in mind. For one, you’ll want to seek out strapless styles that have both adjustable straps and an adjustable band so that you can achieve a flawless fit. And make sure that the bra fits on the loosest band setting when you first purchase it — that way, as it stretches out with wearing and washing, you can tighten it as needed. Full-busted women will also want to choose strapless bras with separated cups, which offer the best support as well as definition for larger breasts.

Obviously, it’s important to wear the correct size no matter what style you’re wearing, but this is especially important with strapless bras, which are more prone to falling down if they don’t fit properly. Since the band is responsible for a majority of the bra’s support, you’ll definitely want to be sure you know your band size. Before buying any strapless bras, it can be helpful to have a professional fitting. An expert will be able to measure you, of course, but also suggest certain features or products that are best suited to your breast shape. Keep in mind that the band should fit rather snug on a strapless bra since it’s doing most of the work to hold your boobs up. Look for bras that feel as tight as possible without causing any discomfort or pain to ensure you’re getting the support that you need.

As previously mentioned, silicone tape can be super useful. If you’re wearing a bra with this feature, make sure you’re not wearing any body lotion or baby powder on the skin that it’s making contact with, as it can compromise the silicone and cause slippage.

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Jeanie Strapless Contour Bra 4815 in Black

Pro tips

Want to make sure your strapless bra will stay put? Before making your purchase, consider jumping up and down a bit while you’re wearing it to see how much it moves.

No one should have to keep pulling their bra up every five minutes. And no one should have to forgo sporting all their favorite strapless styles, either. Consider the aforementioned strapless bras on your search, which are specially designed to meet the needs of women who wear C-G cup sizes. And remember to take those tips into account on your search as well — they’re bound to lead to strapless bra shopping success.

how to make strapless bra stay up

Jeanie Strapless Contour Bra 4815 in Black

Related: 4 Strapless Bra Fit Issues and How To Fix Them

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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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Elissa Strapless Bra P5011 in Pearl White
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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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