This bra at a glance
Type of bra: Strapless
Why I like it: It’s the best strapless bra for women with large breasts and doesn’t really tugging or pulling to stay up no matter where you wear it.
Where to wear it: Weddings, parties, and everyday wear
Recommended sizes: DD to H cups
Available sizes: 30D, 30DD, 30DDD, 30G
32C, 32D, 32DD, 32DDD, 32G, 32H
34C, 34D, 34DD, 34DDD, 34G, 34H
36C, 36D, 36DD, 36DDD, 36G, 36H
38C, 38D, 38DD, 38DDD, 38G, 38H
40C, 40D, 40DD, 40DDD, 40G
42D, 42DD, 42DDD
Where to buy: BareNecessities
Why I recommend this bra
One of the biggest challenges women with large breasts deal with is finding a strapless that actually supports them for hours at a time without falling down. Wacoal to the rescue!
Wacoal’s Red Carpet bra is one of the most loved convertible and strapless bras for large breasts. Not only do many of my bustiest clients absolutely love its ability to provide excellent support and shape without slipping down, but it is frequently reviewed as the best strapless bra by magazines and blogs.
The best feature of the bra is its ability to keep your girls up and supported all night long. Whether you’re attending a wedding, dancing all night at the clubs, or just out and about, this is my absolute favorite strapless bra in the world. My clients from size 34DD up until 38H swear by this bra; they thought their hourglass figure would never allow them to wear a strapless bra, but this one works like a dream!
If you’re busty and want to wear cute maxi dresses, off-the-shoulder tops, or strapless dresses, this bra is perhaps the best one you can buy.
All about the bra
You’ll find very light foam padding inside the cups, which gives a very natural shape to full figure breasts without any nipple show-through. The bra comes with removable straps that can be added to wear the bra conventionally, halter style, or crossed in the back. Gripper strips and back and side boning help keep you in place.
The Red Carpet strapless bra is a pretty full coverage bra and offers gentle lift. If you’re looking for your boobs to pop out of your strapless dress like Christina Hendricks, you’ll need to make some modifications. If on the other hand you want a great strapless bra that keeps you firmly in place and is comfortable to wear, this is a great choice.
How does the bra fit?
In my experience, the Red Carpet strapless bra fits true to size. Most of my clients agree. While some women will find that it fits a little small, my recommendation is to order one cup size larger than your normal cup size. DD+ cup sizes feature a 4-hook closure.
A few of my clients have told me that the band is a little loose for their normal size, however this is not a common issue and we can normally deal with it by closing it on the closest hook. Having four hooks for DD+ cup sizes works very well. Unlike other strapless bras, I have never seen any issues with the dreaded “quadra-boob”, gaping, or empty cupping.
One of the nice things about the Red Carpet bra is that it shouldn’t dig into your sides the way many other strapless bras do. Even better is that you don’t have to constantly adjust it. Unlike most strapless bras that require constant tugging and pulling up, this one is hassle-free. One of my clients who wears a 32DDD was amazed that the bra didn’t slip and that her girls stayed firmly in place, even during a busy night.
Seriously, I’ve had girls come back and tell me they spent an entire night dancing at a wedding and never had to adjust it once. The adhesive gripper strips on the inside of the band are super adhesive but don’t itch or cause any redness.
Is the bra comfortable?
I know what you’re thinking: “This may be the best strapless bra, and it may hold the girls up, but it can’t do all that AND be comfortable!” The good news is that this bra is really comfortable, even while offering the support you need.
One of the best things about this bra is the women I see who have a new confidence about being able to wear strappy dresses and camis. Many of us busty girls have given up on going strapless until we found this bra. The most comfortable part for me is not having to worry that my boobs are sagging toward my belly button or worrying about doing wild dance moves. This bra handles that with ease.
How does the bra look?
This bra isn’t the most beautiful bra in the world. It comes in six neutral colors from “gardenia” (white/ivory) to black, with nude shades in between. “Naturally nude” is a great shade for white girls, while the “cappuccino” color serves as a great nude shade for darker skin tones.
The look you’ll get wearing this bra, however, is amazing. If you’re packing on top (as I imagine you are if you’re reading this), you’ll get great cleavage from this bra if you want it thanks to the sweetheart neckline. The only downside is that the fuller cups can be visible under very low-cut tops or dresses.
One of the most common problems of larger strapless bras is that you spill out of them. The fuller cups on this bra not only provide a little lift for perky looking boobs, but keep you firmly in place and flatter your figure. It looks good under even tight tops.
One thing to keep in mind with this bra is that it does separate your breasts. Any good strapless bra with moulded cups should do this. If you’re looking for kissing cleavage, then a good strapless bra won’t help you get that.
Where to wear this bra
Many of my clients who purchased this bra initially came to me looking for a strapless bra for their wedding, worried that their large breasts would preclude them from fitting into a bridesmaid dress or other occasion wear. This bra is an excellent choice for any formal occasion, party, or night out where you need to look great without bra straps.
However, I also recommend this bra for daily wear. The bra comes with bra straps included, so you can make it convertible or wear it halter-style. The more you wear it, the more you’ll love it.
My bra review
In case you can’t tell, I absolutely love this bra. Every girl needs a go-to strapless bra for those events that call for it. Now having large breasts doesn’t preclude you from having the perfect strapless for any occasion. I recommend this bra for any DD+ bra size.
Wacoal makes high-quality stuff, and this bra is no exception. Check out the great reviews and you’ll see why. This is a great investment piece that will last you a long time; most of my clients say it’s worth every penny. I would recommend ordering one in black and one in nude so you’re always ready for any occasion.