When it comes to shopping for the perfect bra, there are many things to consider. Between full figure bras, full support bras, and full coverage bras, there are many different bra styles to take into account, and all are designed with specific body types in mind. Full figure bras are designed for fuller busted or plus size women, whereas full coverage bras and full support bras come in a range of styles to support women of all sizes. Keep reading below for a breakdown of each bra type and learn which is the best style for you.
What is a full coverage bra?
A full coverage bra is a bra that fully encompasses the breast tissue to provide more coverage. Full coverage bras have high-cut cups that provide modest coverage and show minimal cleavage. A full coverage bra is a great option for any woman looking for a bra that provides modesty and comfortable support. A full coverage bra can be an underwire bra, wireless bra, or even a sports bra. Women of all bra sizes can wear a full coverage bra.
What is a full support bra?
A full support bra is a bra that provides complete support and coverage. A full support bra can be an underwire bra or a wireless bra, but will always provide ample support and keep breast tissue comfortably contained within the cups to prevent cup gapping or spillage. Whether you have an average figure or are a full figured woman, a full support bra will provide great support and maximum comfort.
What is a full figure bra?
A full figure bra is a bra designed to support women with larger breasts or plus size women. Full figure bras are designed specifically for plus size women or women with heavy breasts. Full figured women who have large breasts need the added support that a full figure bra or a plus size bra provides. These styles are fit to comfortably contain breast tissue and are usually designed for women with a larger cup and band size.
What is the difference — full figure vs full coverage bras?
As previously explained, a full figure bra is specifically designed to support plus size women with larger breasts. On the other hand, a full coverage bra is is designed to provide modest coverage for women of any body type. A full figure bra can be a full coverage bra, but not all full coverage bras are full figure bras.
Is there a difference between full busted and full figured bras?
Generally speaking, in the lingerie business being full busted means having a D cup size or larger. On the other hand, full figure bras are considered bras designed for women with a band size of 40 or larger. A bra can be both full busted and full figured, but they are not always. For example, having a small band size but large cup size would be considered being full busted but not full figured, whereas having both a large band and large bra cup would be considered being full figured.
Which bra is right for me?
When it comes to finding the right bra for you, there are a few things to consider. Whether you want a sports bra, T-shirt bra, or or racerback bras, there are styles designed for every body type.
One of the most crucial factors when bra shopping is to know your proper cup and band size. Bra sizing can be tricky, and knowing the right size is important for finding the best-fitting bras for you.
If you would like personalized bra recommendations based on your bra size and style preferences, we recommend using our Bra Finder Quiz. This will provide you with a list of bras we recommend for you.
Between full figure bras, full coverage bras, and full support bras, there are many factors to consider when finding the perfect bra for you. We recommend browsing Glamorise's complete collection of full coverage and full figure bras designed exclusively for bigger breast sizes.
About the Author
Maeve Gesualdi is a Fordham University alumna where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Fashion Studies. Based in New York City, Maeve is part of the marketing team at Glamorise. Maeve regularly interacts with customers via social media and product reviews, as well as with influencers and models. She is constantly getting feedback on our products as well as gaining a better understanding of what women in our category struggle with and/or look for when searching for a bra. Aside from writing, she is passionate about all things travel and fashion.
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