I’ve talked recently about the lack of options once you reach the K cup threshold and about the strategies to get around it. The truth is I’d love to see a company specifically design bras for very large cups, something like J to L cup (and possibly larger!). I also have a pretty clear idea of what is missing (mmm pretty much everything?) on that segment and what my perfect bra would be like.
Of course, I’d love to have a choice of shapes and colours, but right now, my holy grail would be a full coverage unpadded plunge, by which I mean something with a low center gore, but not too skimpy and no padding thank you! Ideally it would provide quite a bit of depth near the center gore, but would then taper down to a shallower shape. The wires would be average, neither too narrow nor too wide. The straps would be fully adjustable and wide and comfy. A smooth fabric with no lace would be great, either something heavy-duty like my beloved Dotty Spot, or a sheer mesh like those delicious Claudette dessous. I told you I had something specific in mind right?
The low center and depth near the gore would help with tacking, since most breasts in these size range are quite close-set, while the tapering down would help provide a more compact shape, as too much projection is harder to support and the coverage would also add to the support. Anyway, with that in mind, I tried the Elomi Betty in a sister size a couple of months ago… And it felt just like the bra I had been looking for. It is available up to a 42HH, which is the same cup volume as a 34KK, 36K, 38JJ or 40J and I really wish Elomi would consider plunges in these sizes. Bravissimo also has a bunch of lovely unpadded plunges up to 38J. I really wish they expand the cup size range at some point.
This lovely Bravissimo set is my favourite bikini.
It goes up to a 38K and works fine in the larger sizes.They’ve had several models with a similar shape and size range…
And yes, the center gore is about 2.5 inches high! So I know, they can do it. Not to mention it’s a two-parts cup, compared to the more supportive three-parts cup construction they use for their unpadded plunges.
So, I’ve shared my dream. What would be your ideal bra with very large cups in mind? Padded or unpadded? Balconette, plunge, full cup, half cup? Let me know!