Have you ever gone shopping, observed a cute bralette on a display table, and daydreamed about how beautiful you would look in it if only they carried your size? How many times have you felt discouraged because women with smaller breasts seem to be able to fit into any cute lingerie in the world while we are left with a limited selection or no selection at all?
What exactly is a bralette?
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “bralette”, it’s simply a bra that has no underwire, no molded cups, little to no padding, and typically pulls over your head and shoulders. It’s usually made of lace and is designed to look sexy and stylish on any woman who wears one.
They’re popular among teenage girls, young women, and middle aged women. Bralettes also serve as a staple/statement piece among nearly every boho and festival wardrobe known to women.
They look beautiful by themselves or under a tank top or t-shirt that is lowcut, see through, or sleeveless.
It’s unfortunate that so many busty women feel like bralettes are not an option for them. The sad truth is NOT that there’s no bralettes in DDD+ sizes. The sad truth is that there are PLENTY of bralettes in the sizes we need, but mass retailers like Victoria’s Secret do not carry them.
With Victoria’s Secret being one of the most popular lingerie retailers in the United States, I understand why so many of you beautiful women feel like cute lingerie doesn’t come in your size – however, I’m here to tell you that cute lingerie absolutely does come in your size.
I’ve gathered the five best lace bralettes for large breasts and I would love to share them with you today. I want you to feel as sexy and as confident as all the other women on earth who confidently show off their sexy bralettes.
Before we get started, I want to say as a general rule – especially if you’re busty – you should look for a bralette in your specific size rather than a general size like XXL, unless you’re purchasing from a retailer that specifically caters to busty women like Bare Necessities.
Three of the five bralettes we’re going to discuss today are available in exact sizes, which sets them apart from most other bralettes from the start.
1. Le Mystère The Perfect 10 Bra
This beauty is available in band sizes 32 through 38 and cups C through G. The available colors are Black or Pearl.
This bralette is considered an all-in-one bra – and for great reason. The bralette itself is a completely unlined, unpadded bra that features sheer black lace with floral detailing. You can wear it by itself to achieve the typical bralette look; however, that is certainly not your only option with this versatile product.
This Le Mystère bralette comes with a solid black or pearl, plunging strapless bra that can be worn under the bralette.
You might want to wear it this way for a few reasons: maybe you want or need your nipples to be concealed. Maybe you want your breasts to be more lifted than they are in the bralette without the strapless bra, or maybe you like the contrast between the solid black over your breasts and the see through lace that extends from the tops of the cups to your shoulders.
Regardless of the reason, the bralette and the strapless bra are designed to fit over one another as the two can be fastened with a simple magnetic technology at the center gore.
As I’m sure you’ve already considered, the strapless bra can be worn on its own as well. The plunging front and slip-free silicone elastics make it an ideal strapless bra for almost any occasion.
As if having the option to wear the bra itself three different ways wasn’t enough, the straps are fully removable, adjustable, AND convertible. In fact, the straps can be worn 10 different ways – hence the name “Perfect 10”.
The straps can be worn classic, criss cross, halter, and (of course) strapless to name a few.
The strapless bra portion has seamless, foam-lined, contour cups that support your breasts and conceal your nipples. The back closure of the strapless bra has a hook and eye closure with three columns and three rows.
What I personally love about this bralette is the versatility. With an unlimited amount of ways to wear it, it never gets boring. I love to wear my black bralette by itself because I love how lightweight and gentle it feels on my body. I love how sexy I feel under the sheer lace.
The lace is stretchy, so that adds to the comfort. The lace trim around the band is the perfect finishing detail to make me drool over this bralette.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on The Le Mystère bralette, you can buy it here at Bare Necessities.
Skeptical about sizing and returns? Don’t be. This site has free shipping on exchanges, free shipping on orders over $70, and a no questions asked return policy for 60 days. Awesome, right?
2. Pour Moi Convertible Bralette
The adorable Pour Moi Mia Convertible Bralette comes in band sizes 32 through 38 and cups B through G. There’s only one color variation and it’s a black lace with a kind of off-white/greyish combination.
This lace bralette is longline-inspired and is sure to draw all kinds of attention. The sweet floral lace over the cups and along the band are as delicate and sexy as it gets.
The high neckline is also incredibly sexy and was made to be seen by the world. This is definitely the type of bralette you’d want to wear by itself instead of under a blouse.
This Pour Moi bralette features underwire and foam-lined cups for as much support as possible. It also has a back closure with three columns and two rows of hooks and eyes. The straps are adjustable and can be worn classic or criss cross.
I personally love wearing this bra to concerts and outdoor events where it’s appropriate to show a little skin. It makes me feel beautiful and secure because it covers enough of my upper body that I don’t fear slipping out anywhere.
It should be noted that anyone wearing a pacemaker or any magnet-sensitive device should consult a doctor before wearing this bra. The magnets could alter or interfere with the function of those electronic devices.
Also keep in mind that these sizes are in UK sizes, which are very similar to US sizes but slightly different. You can check out my bra measurement guide that has a section explaining size conversions between the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and Australia.
If you appreciate what the Pour Moi Mia Convertible Bra has to offer, you can buy it now at Bare Neccessities.
3. Pour Moi Cherish Bralette
Pour Moi has another winner in the bralette community! This precious bralette is available in band sizes 28 through 38 and cups C through G; do not forget that Pour Moi uses UK sizes, so a US DDD is equivalent to an E, a US G is equivalent to an F, and so on.
This bralette is available in Black, Forest, and Smoke. I personally love the Forest more than the others because it’s not often that you come across lingerie this color and it adds beautiful personality to my wardrobe.
This is another longline-inspired bralette that features full underwire cups. The side boning provides your breasts with extra support in addition to the adjustable straps that can be worn classic or criss cross. The back closure features three columns and two rows of hooks and eyes.
There’s no padding in this bralette, which is generally to be expected. There’s a beautiful lace overlay over the high neckline of the bralette with a small bow between the breasts. The lace trim underneath the band is to die for.
This bralette has just enough detail that it would be appropriate alone as a top or underneath a blouse, whereas the other Pour Moi bralette is made to be seen by everyone. The cups are seamed, though, so they’re likely to show through clothing that’s tight.
I love the simplicity of this bralette. I love the Pour Moi Convertible Bralette when I want to make a statement, but the Pour Moi Cherish Bralette is a little more toned down and can be worn for occasions when I want to feel sexy but don’t want EVERYONE’S eyes on me.
It’s also comfortable enough that I enjoy lounging around in it and even wearing it to bed sometimes. It’s perfect to wear for your partner because it’s irresistibly sexy and comfy at the same time.
If you’re ready to slip into this sexy piece of lingerie, you better head on over to Bare Necessities and decide which color you’ll look the hottest in.
4. Freya Fancies Bralette
The Freya Fancies Bralette is soo gorgeous. I can’t get over it!
This bralette actually comes in sizes small through extra large rather than specific sizes. However, I own this beauty myself and I can truthfully say it fits the way it’s supposed to. I personally wear a large, which can hold several sizes. You’ll need to click on the link at the end of this description to view the size chart for the Freya Fancies Bralette (it will only confuse you if I try to explain here). It’s also offered in UK sizes so you’ll need to convert to your US size.
This beauty is available in Black, Hot Coral, Petal, and Chilli Red. I love Petal the most because it’s a powdery, pinkish, off-white color that’s sweet and looks great against my skin tone.
This particular bralette is more similar to classic bralettes in that it has no back closure, pulls over your head and shoulders, is wire-free, and is made of a soft, stretchy material. Despite the bralette being wire-free, your breasts will still be as supported as possible since it features double layered cups.
In general I would not recommend this bralette to a woman who has naturally saggy breasts, only because your breasts are likely to droop quite a bit and might even cover the lace trim on the band, which kind of defeats the purpose of wanting to wear this bralette to begin with. However, if your breasts are naturally perky, or if you’ve had a breast augmentation, this bralette will be perfect for you.
It’s thin enough to lounge around or sleep in and it’s also perfect for layering in the fall and winter seasons. This is typically the type of bralette that you would wear under clothing as an actual bra instead of as a standalone piece of clothing since it conforms to your figure and does not provide maximum support.
Between the lace bordering the cups and the sexy lace band, this bralette will certainly draw attention when worn under a sleeveless top or even a button-down that’s open on top.
I love to wear this bralette under t-shirts, for lounging, and even during yoga and light walks. It’s not a statement piece that I would wear while trying to seduce my partner; it’s more simple, casual, and made for daily wear if you want to wear a bralette that often. It’s extremely comfortable and easy to move around in.
If you’re ready to accept the fact that bralettes are very much available in your size, check out the Freya Fantasies Bralette at Bare Necessities and get your hands on one so you can feel sexy and casual at the same time.
5. Chantelle Everyday Lace Bralette
What, what?! Yes, it’s true that there’s another bralette that caters to busty women. The Chantelle Everyday Lace Bralette comes in EU sizes, in sizes small through extra large. Chantelle sizing is a little different than Freya in that an extra large only goes up to a DDD/F in American sizes. That’s a little less of a selection than the other bralettes we talked about today, but it fits so perfectly and beautifully on my breasts that I had to share it with you all.
The Chantelle Everyday Lace Bralette is available in Black and Blushing Pink. It looks similar to The Perfect 10 Bra we discussed earlier, except there’s not a removable strapless bra with this one.
This is a very sexy, wire-free bralette with spacer foam-lined cups that are sure to keep your breasts cool and breezy. (Spacer cups are cups that have tiny holes in them that allow air to flow through them, keeping moisture at a minimum.)
The straps are adjustable and there’s a back closure with three columns and rows of hooks and eyes.
The bralette is stretchy and comfortable, making it an ideal choice for daily or casual wear. It has a plunging front which will keep it from showing under clothing if necessary. The lace neckline is in a perfect v-cut and the back of the bra features a racerback with an open keyhole for added detail and sexiness.
I love the racerback feature with this bralette because it keeps my breasts looking perky despite the lack of underwire. It’s not as versatile as The Perfect 10 Bra, but it’s all one piece and easier to keep up with, so I think the two are equally as amazing depending on the event you’re needing it for.
If you’re ready to get your hands on this precious bralette, you can buy it now at Bare Necessities.
My Personal Favorite
As I’ve said in the past, there’s no one bra that’s better than every other bra in the world. Women need bras for way too many occasions for me to say “Okay, THIS is the bra that you can wear all day everyday no matter what you are doing.” Unfortunately boobs are much more complex than that.
However, there are bras in each category of bras that are much better than others at serving their purpose, especially where busty women are concerned.
For example, there are hundreds of thousands of bralettes made by hundreds of thousands of brands. Are even half of those worthy of your money or your breasts? Absolutely not.
I’m in love with each of the five bralettes I mentioned, but truthfully the Pour Moi Cherish Bralette is my favorite at this time. It completely boils down to your personal preferences, but the reason I love this particular bralette so much is because it’s sexy and frilly enough for me to wear as a standalone top, but it’s also mild and simple enough for me to lounge around in or even wear as bedroom lingerie.
The longline feature makes my body feel secure, and the unpadded cups are preferred as my breasts are already large enough. I’m a sucker for high necklines, ESPECIALLY high necklines that are covered in gorgeous lace.
As I mentioned earlier, though, each of the bralettes we discussed have their advantages depending on the occasion. For example, the Freya Fancies Bralette would be the most ideal for the woman who is looking for something comfortable, stretchy, and thin enough for everyday wear. That’s the kind of bralette you want to actually wear as a bra underneath a blouse.
I truly hope you gained some insight today on different bralettes and the wonderful selection that is available to you as a busty woman. It’s so easy to feel discouraged and separated from other women when everywhere you go only offers bralettes in sizes that could never hold your breasts.
The great news is that you DO have options and now you know exactly what to look for in a bralette. Do you have a favorite bralette that I didn’t mention today? Let the busty community know about it in the comments!If you enjoyed this article, then we're probably very similar. I'm Victoria Melo, and I know what it’s like to be busty and struggle finding the perfect bra. Not long ago, I was just another girl wearing the wrong bra size. When I finally discovered my real size and found great bras for my busty figure, it felt like a miracle. Now, I'm a bra fitter helping hundreds of women like you find their own miracle. Click here to read my lists of my favorite bras for you.