after 17+ years of bra-shopping, I've finally found the three bras that flatter, fit, and support my large bust. and now, being pregnant and having even a bigger bust, these bras are still standing the test.
I'm always asked what kind of bras I wear, so I figured I would make a complete blog post about them. here they are:
for strapless tops & dresses
the Red Carpet Convertible Strapless Bra by Wacoal
the reason this bra is amazing is because it really secures firmly to your rib cage, so it won't slide down. it has three clasps in the back and offers amazing support. it's convertible, so you can even add straps if you want to - for racerback tops, one shoulder tops, etc. you can even wear it as an everyday, regular bra, which I have many times!
since you need to make sure you have enough support for those tatas, you have to clasp on the bra nice and tight around your rib cage - which can often result in some unsightly pudge hanging over - like a muffin top on your back, not cute. this bra conceals all of that, is breathable, and I think gives great cleavage without smooshing you! I've been wearing this bra for years.
for working out
hands down the best bra for working out for a big bust, ever! Panache never fails - I wore this bra training for my half marathon last year (i.e. LOTS of bouncing up and down) and it held me in tight. I can't recommend it enough. while it's not necessary if you're doing a low impact workout like yoga, I still love it because I just feel so 'protected.'