Let's do a little exercise: Think back to the most irritating fashion-related gripe you've dealt with. What was it? Uncomfortable shoes, perhaps? Or dealing with stains on suede? For me, my greatest pet peeve is underwire bras. There's nothing worse than the discomfort caused by the underwire poking you in the side of the rib cage or it being so constricting that it causes indents. I've got beef with underwire bras, and I'm guessing if you clicked into this story, you do too.
Of course, finding alternatives to wireless bras is possible—bralettes wire-free versions, and sports bras exist. Now, if you're someone with a larger bust, chances are you've struggled to find a wire-free bra that's actually supportive. And in searching for a comfortable bra that offers great cup, side, and back support, you've probably made concessions. But what if I told you that you didn't have to settle? You can finally ditch underwire bras once and for all—if you keep reading.
I've scoured major retailers and lingerie brands to find the 24 best wireless bras for big busts. Based on reviews, quality, size inclusivity, editorial perspective, and price ranges, these bras will solve all your lingerie-related gripes.
Review Highlight: "I absolutely love the color of this bra, and it's so comfy! Normally, I wear a 3X, but I had to size up to a 4X, which fits my bigger bust better."
Review Highlight: "I have tried many other bras, but this one is the most comfortable and natural fitting—I won't buy any others. As a 40DDD, it can be hard to find a supportive bra; this one meets all of my needs and expectations."
Review Highlight: "This is a great comfortable and supportive bra. I was suspicious at first, but glad I gave it a try. I ordered my usual size (40D), but the girls kept slipping out, so I returned it for a 38D, and it works perfectly!"
Review Highlight: "Literally so seamless it feels like nothing is on. Holds the girls up nicely. It molds to your body/curves."
Review Highlight: "I love this bra because I could see how well made it was before I even tried it. I ordered it in a 3X, and the straps, front, and back fit perfectly and are so comfortable. It did not make my breasts look droopy but held them up superbly. I am so pleased; I will purchase more and highly recommend this style to anyone who reads this!"
Review Highlight: "I’ve always struggled with 'sagging' and spillage; I’ve never been pregnant either. I found these from an influencer who I felt had my same boob type even though she’s had a baby. I cried trying this bra on because nothing from any name-brand basic stores has ever fit me until now. I always felt ugly and like something was wrong because I couldn't find a pretty bra. For the first time in my life, this fit was amazing."
Review Highlight: "I'm new to trying out Victoria's Secret's bras, and loving this one. It's very supportive and comfortable. Plus, I don't have to deal with a pesky wire poking me!"
Review Highlight: "I love this bra. Finding a supportive wireless bralette for larger-chested women, such as myself, is extremely difficult. I'm usually around a 34DDD, but I wanted to try a bit of a looser fit, so I ordered the 36DDD—which fit great. I love this bra because it's comfortable, fits well, and is extremely supportive."
Review Highlight: "It has no underwires, yet it keeps 'the girls' where they should be. There are no sideboobs or pokes in the sensitive area under your arms. The bra doesn't create a 'pointy' boob look, but it's smooth, like a sports bra. I normally wear a 40DD, and the 2XL was perfect in band and cup."
Review Highlight: "I was a little leery of buying a sized S to XL bra, but these fit pretty well. I had bought a similar bra for more money from a different brand and liked the fit for the most part. So I thought I would try to see if I could find them on Amazon for less. I bought 5 of these in XL size, and they are the same, so I feel like I got a great deal. They are a little tight, but I feel they will stretch some with age. I'm normally a 44C, and the cup fits well."
Review Highlight: "It's been a long time since I bought a bra I was thrilled with, so finding this one and another similar style by Vanity Fair is a relief. Nice material, comfortable straps, fits well, and holds everything in without squeezing."
Review Highlight: "I wear a 32G, so small band and a large cup size. It's very difficult to find bras that fit and are actually comfortable, but this one actually does. It's also very difficult to find a bra without an underwire that doesn't give me immediate uni-boob. Again, this is the one. And it's cute! It obviously doesn't give quite as much support and separation."
Worth Investing In
Review Highlight: "I have searched for so long for a comfortable wire-free bra; this bra is perfect. I removed the padding on the inside, and it fits like a glove. It is worth every penny!"
Review Highlight: "This bra caught my attention because it was advertised as working for women with small band sizes but large busts. Finding bras supporting and locking in my big floppy boobs at my band size is a nightmare. These are the best bras I have ever purchased. I feel beautiful in them, and they are very comfy."
Review Highlight: "Finally, a bra that significantly supports my massive breasts without using intolerable underwires. The tight band and stiff sides that make it so effective took a little getting used to, but the better lift, breathable mesh fabric, and lack of movement reduce the sweating and chafing I suffered in the soft, loose bras I previously wore. This bra improved my quality of life, and I've been taking every opportunity to recommend it."
Review Highlight: "I love this bra so much! I have big boobs and recently cannot stand underwire. I wear this bra all day, every day; it's supportive, comfy, and cute."
Review Highlight: "I'm a 36H, and bralettes have never been an option for me. But this bra was amazing; I can't wait to order more!!"
Review Highlight: "I forget I am wearing this bra! Gives my 85-year-old body the support it needs without me feeling smothered!"
Review Highlight: "I normally don't trust non-underwire bras, but this one actually holds me up and provides good support! Plus, the fabric is super soft too. I like the detailed gaps in the middle of the bra—they make it less 'minimizer' esque!"
Review Highlight: "Ticks all the boxes: comfortable, no wire, gently supportive, straps don't fall off the shoulder, no molded cups. It's a barely-there feel while giving me the support I need up to and including low to moderate-impact activities. It's my go-to bra; I will be buying more colors."
Review Highlight: "I love this bra! This is a comfortable, well-fitting bra. I love that it is seamless under shirts that can show bra outlines."
Review Highlight: "I love being supported without an underwire yet pretty at the same time. This bra is so comfortable that I can take a nap in it. The design is perfect for the v-neck tops that I prefer, and it pulls in my side boobs, making me feel more youthful."
Review Highlight: "I think anyone with a large cup size can feel defeated searching for a wire-free option that's sturdy and supportive. This has been an absolute winner for me! I truly have zero complaints as a US 36J (I ordered the equivalent 36GG). Underarm could feel a bit scratchy on first wear depending on how sensitive your skin is, but it softened up for me."
Review Highlight: "These bras are the perfect fit. I have been wearing fancy-looking but annoyingly uncomfortable bras all my life. However, these bras are so good that you can sleep in them! They offer good support and lift. They are well-priced as well. Some cons are that there isn't thicker concealment near the nipple area, so, during cooler months, you may need additional layers or some nipple concealer stickers should do the trick."
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
Jasmine Fox-Suliaman is a fashion editor living in New York City. What began as a hobby (blogging on Tumblr) transformed into a career dedicated to storytelling through various forms of digital media. She started her career at the print publication 303 Magazine, where she wrote stories, helped produce photo shoots, and planned Denver Fashion Week. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as MyDomaine's social media editor until she was promoted to work across all of Clique's publications (MyDomaine, Byrdie, and Who What Wear) as the community manager. Over the past few years, Jasmine has worked on Who What Wear's editorial team, using her extensive background to champion rising BIPOC designers, weigh in on viral trends, and profile stars such as Janet Mock and Victoria Monét. She is especially interested in exploring how art, fashion, and pop culture intersect online and IRL.
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