For many women, the frustration of bra shopping prevents them from entering a lingerie department until their bras are busting at the seams. Picking a plus-size bra can be particularly frustrating because of the lack of options. In many stores, there simply are not very many attractive options when it comes to plus-size bras. It is, however, still possible to find a pretty plus-size bra to fit any shape.
Measure under your bust line, around the fullest part of your bust and jot down the measurements.
Determine your band size using the underbust measurement: if the number is even add 4 inches; if the number is odd add 5 inches.
Find your cup size using your bust measurement. If the number is the same as your band size, you wear an A. If the number is 1 inch greater than your band size, you wear a B. If the number is 2 inches greater than your band size, you wear a C. Continue until your reach the appropriate cup size.
Go to a specialty shop or visit an Internet site that specializes in plus sizes. Try on the bras in your size and one size larger, since not all companies size exactly the same way.
Tips & Warnings
Do not feel bad if your cup size isn't what you want it to be. You need to find the right fit, not the fit you wish was right.
Lane Bryant has a wide selection of plus-size bras.
Avoid department stores since they usually lack attractive plus-size bras.