Attn: Busty Girls, Here’s Your Guide to Strapless Bras For the D+ Set

Lane Bryant Cacique Lace Multi-Way Strapless Bra, C - F cup ($56.50 - $66.50)1

D+ and think you can’t wear a strapless bra? Think again. With the growing wealth of options ranging from D —> J+ now on the market, there’s no better time to find, and wear, the strapless bra of your dreams. To make your search that much easier, we’ve rounded up 11 picks to shop now – ranging from seamless styles perfect for summer silhouettes to lacy lovelies begging for a night on the town. Paired alongside? Everything you need to know about trying, buying and wearing D+ strapless bras from two busty girl bra experts who know a thing or three on the subject: Dora Lau, President & Founder of Curvy Couture lingerie, and Sweet Nothings, the full bust bra expert and certified bra fitter behind the cult-following namesake blog. Without further ado:

Tip #1: Get a bra fitting – and don’t judge yourself!

“It’s always a good idea to start your search with a fitting, especially if it’s been a while since your last one or if your body has been through some changes recently (like weight gain or loss, pregnancy, or menopause).”  – SN

“Try on a number of sizes and remember – be proud of your body. Don’t try to study every little flaw you think you have when you are trying on bras. Look at the big picture. Look at how a great bra lifts you up, gives you great support, and feels amazing!” – DL

Shop it: Elomi Maria Strapless Bra in Black, UK sizing DD – HH cup ($76.00), Curvy Couture Strapless Sensation Multi-Way Push-Up Bra in Bombshell Nude, U.S. sizing C – H cup ($65.00), Parfait Elissa Convertible Strapless Contour Bra in Ivory, UK sizing D – G cup ($56.00)

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Tip #2: It’s all about that band.

“Support for heavier breasts actually comes from the band of your bra, not the straps. If you feel like your strapless bra is always falling down, trying going down a band size and up a cup size.” – SN

“The back and front of your bra band should be level and parallel to the floor when you look at yourself from the side in a mirror. If the band is too tight, digs into your flesh or is just plain uncomfortable, it’s too small. Signs that your band size is too big include breasts falling out from the bottom of your bra and your bra back riding up. A correctly sized band will fit firmly around you and not ride up in the back.” – DL

Shop it: Bravissimo Contour Strapless Bra in Black, UK sizing GG – J cup (£30.00), Lane Bryant Cacique Lace Multi-Way Strapless Bra, U.S. sizing C – F cup ($56.50 – $66.50), Curvy Kate Luxe Strapless Convertible Bra in Biscotti, UK sizing D – J cup ($75.00)

Tip #3: If cups runneth over…

“Your bra cups should be large enough to prevent breast tissue from bulging or spilling out over the neckline or armhole edges. You’ll know if your bra cups are too large if they have wrinkling, or are clearly larger than both of your breasts.” – DL

“Without straps to help the cups keep their shape, cut-and-sew or non-padded bras can wrinkle and droop. Most of my favorite full-bust strapless bras feature contoured molded cups for stability and shaping.” – SN

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Shop it: Freya Deco Strapless Bra in Black, UK sizing C-GG cup ($69.00), Ashley Graham: Dreamer Lace Front-Close Convertible Bra, U.S. sizing C – DDD cup ($70.00), Va Bien Ultra-Lift Perfect Strapless Bra in Nude, U.S. sizing C – I cup ($60.00)

Tip #4: Want more coverage? Try a basque.

“If you’re looking for more stability, or want strapless support under a special occasion outfit, consider a basque. These work to shape through the waist and lift the bust simultaneously, and when the fit is right they’ll offer a lot more support than a strapless bra alone!” – SN

Shop it: Fantasie Ella Molded Underwire Longline Basque, UK sizing D – GG cup ($110.00), Va Bien Ultra-Lift Hourglass Bustier, U.S. sizing E – F cup ($85.00)