Words by Celia Glod Art by Bingyu Zhou (Sunny)
Have you ever tried to find a cute lacy bra when you’re above a DD cup? If you have, you’ll know the struggle to find something that isn’t neutral coloured or with extra coverage. Struggle no more! We’ve rounded up the best brands that are bringing sexy back into lingerie, especially for those with bigger boobs. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or special someone, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
Dreamy silhouettes, natural tones and comfortable fabrics are the pillars of Lonely Lingerie’s designs. Helene Morris, Lonely’s designer, says her collection is “for women who wear lingerie as a love letter to themselves”. They focus on a consistent ethos emphasising comfort and shapes that flatter all bodies.
Their Lonely Girls campaign brings together inspiring women of all sizes from around the world wearing their Lonely Lingerie in their own unique way. With their bras going up to a G cup, any girl can be a Lonely Girl. You can pick up your own pieces in their flagship stores in New Zealand, their international stockists or online.
Silent Arrow is made by the original rad girl, Kelly Barrett, a fine art grad turned feminist fashion mogul. Like her designs, she is edgy, bold and unafraid to be seen. You’ll see bright colours, draping lace and leather all come together in a beautiful collection that exemplifies the ultimate cool girl vibe. Made for women, by women, Silent Arrow not only decks out girls in empowering lingerie, but they also donate a pair of undies to women in need with every purchase. What’s not to love?
Harlow and Fox
Harlow and Fox is the epitome of elegance and luxury. Their designs are made exclusively for large cup sizes, ranging from DD-G cups. Think dainty lace, indulgent fabrics and sophisticated cuts that will shine on all sizes. They’re proud of their intricate detail and tasteful construction that make women feel like a million bucks. Not only do they create regular intimate apparel, they also take custom orders and bridal wear so you can always have the best support for the most important events in your life.
Founded in 2013, Third Love was tired of ill-fitting bras and set out to change up the industry. Their designs are simple and refined; expect neutral tones with pops of lace wearable under a simple white tee. They don’t just offer a wide range of sizes, but they have a unique offering of half sizes to ensure that everyone can find their perfect fit. They have a quiz on their website to figure out your ideal size with fit stylists available via chat, text and phone to answer any questions.
While Raq doesn’t specifically make bras, they make beautiful and supportive swimsuits for bigger breasts. The founder of Raq, Sophia Argyropoulos, was frustrated with the lack of swimsuits for her large cup size (8FF) and set out to make the ultimate supportive and stylish swimwear. This Melbourne born brand prides itself on ethical construction and impeccable quality. Their unique halter style comes in a range of colours – everything from bold leopard print to classic black. These swimsuits are ready for anything.