Finding beautiful yet supportive bras for large busts is never easy, especially if you have a narrow back as well. The importance of bra design and expertise shouldn't be underestimated.

Good bras are very complicated items - top quality ones have more than 50 parts - and making them is a real feat of engineering. Fortunately technology has moved on pace, revolutionising the lingerie industry. Which means that there are now a stunning range of bras available for larger cups and small back sizes if you know where to look. 

A well-fitting bra will transform how you look in clothes, while wearing the wrong size can cause seams and darts to be incorrectly placed as well as being uncomfortable. By lifting your breasts up and away from the body, a well-fitting bra can lengthen your torso and highlight your shape and curves for a more streamlined finish.

More importantly, the right support will help relieve back pain and allow you to go about your day without bra straps digging in, or back pain.

Here at Maison SL, as a luxury lingerie specialist, we are experts in finding and stocking the very best designers that specialise in larger cup sizes. We’ve rounded up the very best bras for larger breasts and small backs. 

Lise Charmel Essentiel Fit T-Shirt Balcony Bra - Up to a G cup

Available in Nude, Black, Peach and Ivory the Lise Charmel Essentiel Fit T-Shirt Balcony Bra is a spacer bra that supports a natural shape with a round neckline and is made of the new "Lycra Beauty" and "Sensitive" fabric, soft and light. 

This brings comfort all day long, provides a light shaping and smoothing effect without squeezing. What’s best about it is that it’s available in an extensive range of sizes from 30E to a 38G, making it one of the best everyday bras for larger busts with a small back.

Prima Donna Orlando Wired Full Bra - D to J Cups

The Prima Donna Orlando Wired Full Bra is a three-piece underwired bra with a unique fit and a modern, airy look. With subtly shimmery embroidery on the cups and straps. Geisha is a soft white color with a pinkish undertone.

Aubade Danse de Sens Lace Full Half Cup - Up to an F cup

The elegance of the lace trims gives this Half-Cup bra a soft and lightweight feel that is suitable for the fuller bust.

Up to cup size F, it embraces a voluptuous cleavage in exquisitely refined embroidery. The reinforced back construction is highlighted with scalloped edging that traces soft scrolls against the skin.

Maison Lejaby Elixir Nudite Full Cup Bra - Up to an H cup

Reborn from Maison Lejaby’s historic expertise and the teams’ understanding of women’s bodies, and more precisely the technical aspects that are vital when creating a lingerie collection for fuller figures.

Curvy women must often choose between comfort and style – it’s time to give them elegance, sensuality and expertise.


A stunning three-piece, full cup bra with a legendary fit and an elegant, airy look. The subtle shimmer on the embroidery adds a unique touch to the cups and straps. Vintage Pink is a powder-pink shade with subtle tricolored embroidery.

Trendy, flattering, and invisible under white clothes.

Empreinte Cassiopee Wired Bra- Up to an H Cup

Empreinte Melody Bra features elegant floral embroidery for a gorgeous look as well as a soft, comfortable fit and feel thanks to its seamless cups! The stunning bra is also underwired for support and uplift, perfect for your day to day!

This bra features padded and fully adjustable straps. At the rear using a comfortable hook and eye fastening. The bra can be paired up with striking matching items.

Fleur of England Lyla Balcony Bra - Up to an F Cup

Immediately embodying romance, serenity, and timeless beauty, Lyla is defined by its soft hues of sunrise pink, setting the tone for a romantic walk at sunrise in that special place. 

The effortless design is luxuriously embellished with 24-carat gold-plated hardware, adding a touch of extravagance to your intimate’s wardrobe. A standout feature of this bra is the narrow bra straps despite it going up to a larger cup size. 

Prepare to be enchanted by the delicate allure of our soft French eyelash lace and lustrous silk satin in beloved Fleur of England shapes with a fresh twist on some classics.

Maison Lejaby Elixir Obsession Full cup Bra - Up to an H cup

Curvy women must often choose between comfort and style – it’s time to give them elegance, sensuality and expertise. The Maison Lejaby Elixir Obsession Full cup Bra is a great supportive bra for larger busts, that doesn’t compromise on style. 

Reborn from Maison Lejaby’s historic expertise and the teams’ understanding of women’s bodies, and more precisely the technical aspects that are vital when creating a lingerie collection for fuller figures.

Lise Charmel Source Beaute Wired 3/4 Cup Bra - Up To an F cup 

The Lise Charmel bra is a high-end timeless piece from the Source Beaute collection that showcases water grass and lotus flowers. Italian pearl embroideries on a transparent tulle along with a crystal clear rhinestone bring a jewellery twist to these sumptuous undergarment all in a supportive cup and band design. 

What Bra Style Is Best for Large Busts?

It ultimately comes down to personal preference and your specific bust shape. Generally speaking, full cup bras are often the best choice for large busts as they securely hold all the breast tissue and offer a good level of support. 

They may not be suitable for every occasion but if you're looking for an everyday bra, a full cup design is a robust option.

Remember to ensure that straps don't dig into your shoulders and that the underband and wire between the cups sit flat against your body for maximum comfort.

Which Bra Lifts and Separates Large Breasts?

Consider a balconette bra if you're looking for a style that lifts and separates breasts. Named after the term 'balcony' due to its similar cut, a balconette bra has straps that sit over the sides of the bust line instead of behind, offering a unique level of support.

Which is Better: Heavy Padded or No Padding?

This decision mainly depends on your personal preference and the look you want to achieve. A padded bra can create an appearance of an even larger bust due to added thickness, but it also provides a defined, curved shape. If you prefer showcasing your natural shape or want a lighter feel under clothing, bras without padding may be preferable. Mesh styles with no padding are especially comfortable during warmer months due to their breathability.

How to Get the Right Fit For Larger Busts

When shopping for larger busts, consider the following features:

Strong underband: Most of the support comes from the underband. A sturdy underband provides good uplift.

Wide straps: These add comfort and prevent digging in. They balance the weight of your bust and help avoid marking left by slim straps.

Side support: Good bras should shape your breasts at the side, pushing them forward in the right direction. This gives a fuller, perkier shape that sits better under clothing.

Underwire: While wire-free bras can offer strong support, underwire typically provides the best lift.

Push-up padding: Not essential but can help support breasts and create shape, particularly with non-wired styles.

Back clasp: Three clasps suggest a very high level of support. Two clasps still offer good support but are not as firm. Avoid bras with just one clasp as they typically offer little support for large busts.

Bra Fitting For Larger Busts And Small Backs

The experts at Maison SL are specialists in bra fitting by sight and will advise you on the right size. We offer online bra fitting on Facetime or Zoom

Fitting sessions for larger busts do work best if you can make it in person to the shop, try things on and feel the quality of the materials. But if that's not possible or you live abroad, you will find an online consultation very useful. 

We always fit by sight in the shop and do not use tape measures so we can still advise you on size and the styles that will suit you best with a virtual styling session.

Final Words

Investing time in finding the best bra for your body can make a significant difference in how you feel and look every day, especially if you suffer from back pain or discomfort caused by ill-fitting bras.

Don't be afraid to experiment with different styles and brands until you find the perfect fit. Your body deserves the best support.

February 27, 2024
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