11 February 11

THE BEST PLUS SIZE BRAS

The average Australian dress size is 14 and the average bra size is 12D and 40% of Australian women being DD cup plus. Most plus size normal healthy size women struggle to find bras that are supportive, comfortable and look good. With so many plus size bras on the market how do know which bras are the best. In the past the plus size bra market has been dominated by the Triumph Minimiser and Playtex both are really ugly and they give your girls a not-very-flattering shape.

PLEASE NOTE- There is no need to wear a minimising bra when it doesn’t actually make your breasts any smaller. If you buy a bra that gives you the right lift and a beautiful shape then the bra will not only be super comfortable it will actually be very slimming to your figure.

The BIGGEST misconception among women is that our clothes will hide them…not true. If you get your bra size AND shape right your clothes will just fall into place.  Three quick tips:-

  1. KNOW YOUR SHAPE
  2. LOVE YOUR SHAPE
  3. DRESS FOR YOUR BODY SHAPE

A good bra needs to-

  1. Have great support- A good base (band), your bra should not leave any indentations on your shoulders, if it does then the band is not strong enough. The structure needs to be optimum especially for plus sizes.
  2. Great lift- Look in the mirror side on, your breasts should be in between your shoulder and your elbow. If they’re any lower your bra isn’t working for you.
  3. Provide a great shape- We want then forward with good separation and a nice round shape.
  4. Material needs to feel good on your skin- Anything that is too hard or scratchy isn’t going to be comfortable. This is where most lingerie companies fall down.
  5. Value for money- If you buy a bra that ticks all the boxes above then there is no reason why it shouldn’t last you a long time.
  6. A bra that looks great AND you can wear it everyday always gets extra credit.

Note- If your weight is fluctuating then your bra size will change, if you are maintaining your weight then a good bra can last you around 12 to 18 months. A poor quality bra will last you around 3 to 6 months. If you are constantly re adjusting your bra then it’s the wrong one for you either size or shape.

The best plus size bras on the market today.

(In no particular order)

TANGO

This bra is Panache’s best selling bra it is available in a full cup and a plunge. If the full cup doesn’t work for you then the plunge will. It’s available all year round and comes in a variety of different colours.

Bra Sizes: 6 to 18

Bra Cup Sizes: D to K

RRP: $109.95

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ARIZA BALCONNET

Made by Panache, I love this color it’s vibrant and any girl would feel great wearing it. It sits nice and flush against your chest, great shape, great detail and you could wear most clothes over this bra.

Bra Sizes: 8 to 18

Bra Cup Sizes: D to K

RRP: $99.95

A side note on Panache Lingerie Big Girls have just announced that they will be reducing their prices by an average of $16 so expect a price drop in the near future.

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ARABELLA

Made by Freya Lingerie, it is Freya’s top selling bra again this bra ticks all boxes and it is super sexy super comfortable. You can wear this bra all day everyday and never want to take it off. It’s available in a plunge and a balcony so one of them will suit you.

Bra Sizes: 6 to 16

Bra Cup Sizes: D to JJ

RRP: Plunge $84.95, Balcony $94.95

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LARA

Made by Elomi lingerie

This bra oozes sex appeal doesn’t it? Love the colors love the shape, love the lift. It’s available in a half cup (Note- I use that term as that is what it’s called in Lingerie land however it isn’t a “half cup bra” it’s more like a ¾ cup or balconette) and a full cup. It has a side panel that gives it that forward push and you will love this as it gives you that shapely silhouette.

Bra Sizes: 16 to 22

Bra Cup Sizes: E to JJ

RRP: $109.95

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ELOMI OCCASSIONS BUSTIER

My friend tried this bustier on and it was an OH MY moment, we could not believe the transformation. It flattens your tummy and gives you a smooth shape it really is a truly wonderful bra. The structure is so strong that you can wear it as a strapless which is almost impossible when you’re a plus size because you never feel secure but you will in this I promise you. Amazing!

Bra Sizes: 10 to 26

Bra Cup Sizes: D to G

RRP: $149.95

#All bras are ongoing lines except Ariza so if your stockists doesn't have them then they can order them for you. They are also available in a variety of gorgeous colors.

Disclaimer: The views, conclusions, findings and opinions of the author are those of the author and do not reflect the views of the product owners, producers and there affiliates. Nor is Bra Queen an afiliate of any bras she reviews

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  • I love it that the manufacturers are designing and making beautiful, lacey bras for the bigger busted girls. BUT what about the girls who have gorgeous goddess figures with small breasts!!!!! How can a size 24B cup get a bra to fit her???? Linda’s Lingerie caters especially for these girls.

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