The 5 Best Bralettes For Busty Gals

Abi Scott

Hullo there. I’m Abi Scott, a 23-year-old, Denver based writer with a bachelor’s degree in English Lit.

Aside from all that boring stuff, here are some things I tend to enjoy: bold red wines, hat days because that’s one less day I have to wash her hair, $1 Saint Candles from Walmart, writing, any and all types of cheeses, dogs with expressive faces, finding that perfect winter sweater and wearing it for three days straight, Indian food, low maintenance house plants, leather boots, songs that you loved in the ninth grade but still play today for nostalgia’s sake, dimly lit coffee shops, photographs that make me look thin and young, and long haired men.

Here are some things I don’t really enjoy but tolerate, as they are a necessary part of modern society or Asian cuisine: baby corn cobs (like the ones Tom Hanks eats in “Big”), people publicly texting instead of paying attention to the world around them, driving to destinations under a mile away, dressing room lighting, warm beer, simple math, cliché signs that tell you to dance in the rain (you should dance in the rain if you want, but if it’s too cold or you would rather not get wet that day, then so be it), Starbucks, musical movies (except “Les Mis” because come on, Hugh Jackman is a god among men), and photographs taken from a low angle that make it look like I have three chins.

What’s worse than thick, nude-colored bra straps popping out of your shirt?

A shapeless set of boobs, flopping about in a less-than-supportive bralette. Spring and summer are all about tiny tops, sheer fabrics, and cool comforts. Bralette’s help us wear those shirts and avoid thick padding, wide bands, and underwire marks. After a long day holstered into the gun vest, one can become pretty irritable.

So, we’re here to help. We’ve field tested many styles and brands of bralettes to find one for well endowed gals (C-DD range) that looks sexy but also holds up the twins.

After much trial and error, and a slipped nip at the Ellie Goulding concert, we have found five bralettes that work for every occasion.

 

The Aerie Boho Plunge Bralette

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Aerie

Pros: Not only will this bralette bring out your inner hippie-goddess while attending Lollapalooza, it’s incredibly comfortable and supportive. The thick straps in the front and back hold those bad boys upright while the wide band across the bottom keeps the bralette in place without pinching, squeezing, or creating the dreaded back boob bulge. Its lacey texture makes it sexy enough for night time while it’s whimsical, bohemian pattern make it a perfect fit for summer festivals.

Cons: The Aerie Boho Plunge bralette lacks adjustable straps and is thicker than your average bralette. The lace pattern is also raised. It doesn’t go as well under delicate, thin-strapped shirts.

 

Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Logo Bralette

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Calvin Klein

Pros: The likes of Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and (insert any Instagram babe name here) are big fans of wearing this soft, minimalistic Calvin Klein lounge wear and posing in it. I figured this simple bralette would be of the looks-better-in-pictures variety but still tried one on for kicks. It was pure bliss. The cotton bra is comfortable, cute, and goes under anything without initiating uni-boob syndrome – like it’s other sports bra counter parts. The thick straps are supportive and the design is simple and smooth, so it can be worn under sheer tops. It’s also really useful when you need to convert from yoga to happy hour with the gals and don’t have time to change clothes.

Cons: Too casual for night out wear and comes in few colors.

 

RVCA Basically So Bra

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RVCA

Pros: When it comes to surf and skate brands, I can bank on anything in the large size fitting me like I’m shopping at Baby Gap. However, luck would have it that one item from RVCA’s Sunday Collection fits very well and works for a larger bust. Their online store says it “runs large.” Score for us! The Basically So bralette is a ribbed, cotton, strappy number with a keyhole cut out between the cups. The back longitudinal strap is adjustable and it’s multiple across the back straps help keep the girls at attention.

Cons: The actual cups of the bralette are thin and stretchy, allowing both Ken and Barbie to take whatever form they want. It goes best under thicker shirts or dresses.

 

Victoria’s Secret Seamless Cutout Bralette

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Victoria’s Secret

Pros: This high-necked gem is just what breezy summer shirts need. It’s decorative and colorful, adding pop to any shirt. The cups are unlined so they won’t make your bust look fuller. Wireless cups and a wide band make this a win-win for Thing 1 and Thing 2 and keeps them in line. The polyamide and spandex won’t absorb sweat as much as cotton and will allow for comfort and movement in case you decide to jump in on a pick up ultimate Frisbee game.

Cons: Does anyone really enjoy buying from a store that has 62% of the lingerie market share? You just feel like at the other end of that bra is a 15-year-old girl toiling away (when she should be in school) sewing piece A to piece B to support her sick mother.

 

Hanky Panky’s Luscious Rose Bralette

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Hanky Panky

Pros: Don’t you want the girls to look like two, luscious roses cushioned in soft, mesh fabric, awaiting their prince or princess (it’s 2016 after all) charming? Hanky Panky gives us the seductive yet ultra supportive and concealing Luscious Rose Bra. It’s has adjustable straps, lightly lined cups (for when the weather is a bit nipply), and eye-hook clasp. It wears more like a bra but will give you the breeziness of a crisp, summer evening.

Cons: It costs $75.00. Maybe skip bottomless mimosas at brunch this weekend.

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