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Finding a plus-size bra is hard work. Finding a strapless plus-size bra is nearly impossible. But strap-free bras are a style necessity, pairing with strapless dresses, tube tops and any other shoulder-baring look. Contrary to the cardigan collections of plus-size fashion passed, plus-size women do bare their arms and shoulders — and they often want to wear a strapless bra while doing so.
Despite the demand, bra band sizes stretching into the 40s and 50s often aren’t stocked at general retail stores, let alone specialty intimates shops. Finding a cup size over a DD or DDD is difficult (to put it mildly), yet finding a large band size and small cup size is sometimes even harder. And finding these sizes in strapless styles? You’ve truly never experienced such a letdown.
Luckily, some bra companies are giving plus-size shoppers the underthings they need, including inclusive intimates retailers like ThirdLove and rare bra-size retailers like Her Room. There are even some alternatives to traditional strapless bras coming onto the style scene. So-called “boob tape” is a mega-popular option, allowing the wearer to control hold, shape and support with self-applied adhesive body tape.
If you are looking for strapless bra (or bra-adjacent) options that actually come in your size, look no further. These five top-rated bra options are some of the best on the market — and they won’t let you (or your assets) down.
1. ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Strapless Bra, $72
ThirdLove prides itself on making bra wearing comfortable — and that philosophy even extends to their strapless bras. This convertible bra from the brand is available up to size 44E with some band sizes available in up to an H cup. The bra has no-slip silicone edges to stay comfortably in place and soft yet supportive cups to lift and separate. Plus, the bra band is thick, helping to keep pressure off your back and smooth your silhouette.
2. Dominique Oceana Seamless Convertible Strapless Bra, $53
If you have a smaller chest yet bigger band size, this strapless bra is a top contender. This style by Dominique — which is only available in cups B through DD — is available in up to a 48 band size. That means you can order a 48B bra, a relatively unheard-of bra size, in any style. This pick is sleek, smooth and lifting, and comes in three colors for all your neutral needs.
3. Goddess Lace Longline Bra, $39.99 (Orig. $62)
When wearing a strapless bra with a larger chest, you need to prioritize support. When a measly three-inch bra band won’t cut it, this convertible longline bra by Goddess delivers. The 11-inch corset-like body features supportive and shaping qualities to relieve back pain. The best part? It’s available in a size 50FF. Not to mention the lace is downright gorgeous.
4. Fashion Forms Voluptuous Backless Strapless Bra, $42
This pick by Fashion Forms may look like a strapless bra, but it’s actually a bit more innovative. Instead of having a standard hook-and-eye closure, this style is completely backless. It adheres to your skin via attached silicone bra wings that won’t lose stickiness even after several wears. Given the innovative design, this option works for any band size. But it was designed with larger breasts in mind, available for up to cup size H.
5. Good Lines Boob Tape Rolls, $19.95
If you haven’t yet experienced the pure magic of boob tape, your awakening is long overdue. From small breasts to big breasts, this tape by Good Lines supports and secures them all. With boob tape, you choose the placement, giving you complete control over the amount of lift and security. Plus, you can configure the tape to remain hidden even while wearing the most daring necklines or open-back looks. Good Lines size chart goes up to a J cup size, recommending their straight tape in a 3″ width for those with a large cup size.
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