As someone who has been #blessed with huge boobs—from the peak of adolescence, mind you—I have spent an unfair amount of time crying in the fitting rooms of bra stores. Why on earth it’s so hard to make a bra in a DDD cup size that is supportive, comfortable, and well, not ugly, has confounded me for years. And even if you have a sports bra that you love, and a bralette that’s perfect for your hygge game, you still need an everyday booby trap that, you know, holds the girls up. Because chances are, if your base layer is uncomfortable, you’re going to be as well.
Luckily, both high fashion and activewear are becoming more size-inclusive, and bra options have improved and gotten prettier. After years of trial-and-error terror, I’ve finally found a stable of brassieres that neither dig into and scar my shoulders nor make me feel like I’m wearing a suffocation device. Bonus: They also don’t feel like they’re constructed from material usually reserved for trampoline construction.
After all, a stellar bra can make all the difference between a good and bad day.
See the life-changing bras below.
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