Best Bras for Busty Buds!

Disclaimer: this article is not me trying to impose whether or not I think that you should wear a bra or not. I am merely commenting on what I’m seeing in fashion right now and providing options that you can choose to take or not to take!

There is a huge “bralette” movement right now that has really taken hold of fashion. It’s this concept of trying not to try; the bralette seems like less effort, more laid back, and less structured. That’s all well and good, and if I had the chest of Kylie Jenner, you bet your bottom dollar 99% of the time I’d be going braless or sporting some lacy number with little to no support. Unfortunately, I am not Kylie Jenner, and my chest requires a little more than just a flimsy piece of material. While I love the idea of wearing bralettes all the time or going braless, and I truly appreciate the concept of the movement, I cannot always run out of the house sans chest support. I’m a college student, I’m constantly running around, and I deserve the right to have a pretty bra and to be confident that my boobs will stay where I want them to! We all want fashion, but sometimes we really just need function. So, without further ado, I’m going to take you, loyal reader, on a journey of some of the bras and bralettes that I have found best in comfort and aesthetic, because you deserve both.

The Wacoal Embrace Lace Underwire Bra

This is my everyday go to bra. It has underwire, which may not be everyone’s favorite, but really helps the chest-iest of folks to feel like they are supported and securely strapped in. Moreover, the rest of the bra is literally just lace. There is a tiny mesh cup insert that helps shape, but it’s really just your chest covered by pretty lace! If you don’t believe that it’ll keep you in place, I wore this all summer as a camp counselor and never once worried about falling out of the cups.

The Wacoal Embrace Lace Soft Cup Non-Wire Bra

So, my favorite brand also came out with the bralette version, which is really just the same bra but lacking underwire. While it does have a deep plunge that could be stressful, the thick straps and elastic underneath really do help you feel like you’re supported and in tact. I definitely would not encourage you to wear this bra to do something super active, but for your average day of going to class and hanging out, it does the trick!

The b.tempt’d b.inspired Bralette

Holy moley, me oh my, this bra really is a savior. I don’t know what it is because the shape is very similar to the Wacoal brand, but this baby locks you in! It has a two part mesh cup that helps shape and support, with elastic but underneath and on the side of the bra, so you’re really not worrying about falling out. Best of all, it’s so pretty. The color works well under a lot of shirts and the straps accommodate racerback tops. Truly a ten out of ten choice.

The OnGossamer Cabana Cotton Breeze Bralette

So, while this bralette is definitely plainer than the others, it is cheap and it is incredibly comfortable. It is cotton, so there isn’t much in the means of support. There is elastic lace underneath that is incredibly comfortable, and you can adjust the straps to ensure that it is tighter. I really do enjoy this bra—I acknowledge that it does not give the best shape or support, but it keeps everything in place that needs to stay in place without any fear of falling out.​

The Free People Galloon Lace Halter

And last but not least, the infamous Free People halter bra. I started wearing this bra when it came out in my early high school days and have been rocking it ever since. I wear one of the largest sizes and it actually really keeps everything in place and doesn’t make me feel like I’m about to fall out. The straps are great for high neck shirts, and the lace is so pretty that you don’t mind if it peaks out.

 

So those are some of my go to bras and bralettes that help me feel good while looking good! Again, it is everyone’s choice to wear or to not wear a bra...I’m merely providing some options for my especially chesty pals!

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