3 Bralettes That Actually Support Busty Women

"A bralette that can support a larger-sized bust is totally possible with a few key must-haves!" says Michelle Cordeiro Grant, founder of LIVELY, a direct-to-consumer "leisurée" company. Hold please—bralettes for busty women are actually a thing? Grant assures us they are definitely a thing, so long as you look for one that has just the right details. According to her, "The winning combination is a strong band that is just the right fit, balanced with a cup that has enough coverage.

With Grant's point of view in mind, it should come as no surprise that LIVELY offers up an incredible selection of bralettes for busty women, including one that supports more than what you would expect. LIVELY recently further proved its dedication to women of all kinds by creating a bralette that, with purchase, gives back to I Am That Girl, an organization that empowers girls to live life to the fullest, and love, express, and be exactly who they are. 

We know what you're thinking—no, this brand is not too good to be true. Ahead, we give you the best bralette options for the girls who need a little extra lift. From cross-back straps to wide bands in all the right places, these styles will allow you to rock that sheer top, spaghetti strap tank, and more with complete ease. We promise. 

Scroll down for Grant's advice on what you should be looking for in a supportive bralette, and shop our favorites! 

WIDE BAND

"To feel super secure, look for a bralette with a wider-style band, like The Geo Lace Bralette. A wide-set sportier band anchors the bralette to your body for support—plus it looks amazing and will be extra comfy! Support also comes from a triple hook-and-eye closure with a bit of stretch that moves with your body throughout the day."

CROSS BACK

"A cross-back bralette is another great option for babes who need extra support under racerback shirts. A cross-back design gives more of a snug fit, and our Lively girls have said they size down if they’re in between sizes." 

BALANCED CUPS

"The Palm Lace Bralette’s darted cups and stretch mesh provide more support and lift than your average bralette. Cups like this have a nice, full coverage to help keep everything feeling comfortable."

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