Have you ever had a strapless bra that slid down or didn't hold you up? If the answer is yes, don't worry – you're not alone. Many women struggle to find a strapless bra that is comfortable and provides ample support. Finding good strapless bras for large breasts is another feat altogether.

A good strapless bra an essential part of every woman's wardrobe. We'll cover what you should look for when buying a strapless bra so that you never have to worry about it slipping down again. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about finding the best strapless bras.

What are strapless bras?

Just like the name implies, a strapless bra is a bra without straps. Strapless bras are often worn with sleeveless or strapless tops or dresses for a no-show fit, but a comfortable strapless bra can be worn with just about anything making it extremely versatile. There are strapless bandeau bras, wireless bras, and strapless underwire bras. It comes down to personal preference on what style you prefer.

There are also convertible strapless bras that have detachable straps that can be removed and made into a strapless style.

Size matters with strapless bras.

Like when shopping for any other bras, when it comes buying a strapless bra, it's best not to guess your size. As many as 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size and don't even know it! Since strapless bras do not have any straps to hold them up, having the correct band size in a strapless bra is crucial.

The majority of support a bra provides comes from the band. Bra straps are just playing a supporting role. If your band is too big, your strapless bra will not stay in place and it can slip or shift. Wearing an ill-fitting bra is uncomfortable and can cause you to have to constantly adjust throughout the day. Having a well-fitting band size in your strapless bra is crucial for getting the support you need.

Contrarily, if your band is too tight it can cause pain and create unnecessary bulges. The best thing to do is to measure your bra size to make sure that you're buying a strapless bra in the correct size.

Here's how to find your bra size:

  • Grab a fabric tape measure and wrap it around your chest under your arms and go around the top of your bust. This is your band measurement.

  • Measure around your chest again but this time measure across the fullest part of your bust.

  • Plug your measurements into our bra size calculator to get your Glamorise band size and cup size.

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    Key elements of a good quality plus size strapless bra.

    • Make sure that the band has some silicone on the inside so that it doesn't slip. Since it sticks lightly to the skin it will help to hold the band in place. No one wants to be dancing the night away only to have to shimmy the band back into place every other song!

    • Make sure that the band is thick enough on your strapless bra. You want it to be thick enough to support you without creating bulges, especially for women with heavy breasts.

    • The cups should not create spillage. Depending on how they're cut, you may need to go up a cup size if you're spilling out. You don't want any cup gaps though. The best thing to do is try on the bra and move around in it to see how the cups fit and feel. Try different styles and see what kinds fit you best. You may want something that feels barely there and is more of a bandeau style, or you may want a strapless bra with molded cups. The best strapless bra for you might be different than the next person. For women with large breasts, we recommend trying on several different strapless bra styles to find your perfect fit.

    • A good strapless bra will also have soft boning on the sides. Boning in the band helps to support and helps to maintain the strapless bra's structure. It can also be padded for comfort.

    Tips for making strapless bras more comfortable to wear

    • Don't use baby powder or lotion on your torso before putting on your strapless bra. You want there to be some friction to help and hold it in place. Lotion and powder will just make it more prone to slipping, especially in warmer weather, or if you're going to work up a sweat.

    • Wear your strapless bra a couple of times before wearing it out. This gives you a chance to make sure that it fits the way you want it to, especially if it's going to be worn for a special occasion.

    • Bend and scoop. When you put your bra on, bend over and with one hand scoop your breast into each cup. You want as much of your breast tissue front and center as possible.

    • Take care of it. A high-quality strapless bra is an investment and should be treated like one. Don't just throw it into the machine and call it a day! Hand wash and let it air dry. If your strapless bra has molded cups, lay it flat so that the cups are facing up and smooth out any dents. If you can't hand wash your strapless bra, place it in a lingerie bag and wash on the gentle or delicate cycle.

    Wearing a strapless bra doesn’t have to be an occasion to dread. Use our tips to find the perfect strapless bra for you, and get ready to pull out those shoulder-baring tops and dresses.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Do Strapless Bras Work

    Strapless bras work in much the same way as your regular bras do. When wearing a strapless bra, it is crucial to make sure you are wearing the correct bra size. Strapless bras do not have straps to rely on, so your bra band should fit snugly against your body to ensure that it doesn't slip down. Many strapless bras also have a wider band and silicone strips to help keep them in place.

    How Should a Strapless Bra Fit

    A strapless bra should fit snugly against your body. It should feel snug, but not uncomfortably tight, as having a snug fit is essential to ensure the bra stays put. Having a snug band fit is especially important if you have large breasts. The strapless bra band needs to be secure enough to ensure that the bra doesn't slip down and provides the support you need.

    How to Make a Strapless Bra Stay Up

    If your strapless bras tend to slide down, it's probably a good idea to remeasure your bra size. Strapless bras for big breasts can be tricky, so having the proper fit is crucial.

    You can also try out different strapless bra styles to find the best option for you. There are bandeau bras as well as strapless bras with molded cups and underwires. Different strapless bra styles will work for different breast shapes. Other strapless bras that work for women with smaller breasts might not work for women with big boobgs.

    How to Wash Strapless Bra

    You should care for your strapless bras the same way you do your regular bras. Generally speaking, hand washing your strapless bras will be the best way to ensure they hold their shape and last a long time. Handwashing is the best option especially if your strapless bra has memory foam cups.

    If hand washing isn't feasible for you, machine wash your strapless bras in a mesh lingerie bag on a delicate cycle and lie them flat to dry. This will help keep them looking and feeling new for longer.

    Do Strapless Bras Work for Large Breasts

    Yes, strapless bras for large breasts are possible! The most supportive and most comfortable strapless bra for large breasts is one that fits properly. If your strapless bra isn't a good fit, it will not stay up or provide the support you need. Strapless underwire bras with separated cups to prevent uniboob are some of the best strapless bras for big boobs, but recommend trying out multiple different strapless bra styles to find the one that works best for you.

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