To find the best maternity bra for you, it’s critical to measure your breasts properly to determine the right bra size. You can either measure yourself or check our bra fit guide to know whether you have a fitting or unfitting bra.
During pregnancy, your breast volume is bound to increase. However, the additional volume shouldn’t generally affect your band size. In particular, the size shouldn’t increase by more than one size up. The additional volume will increase the cup size. Therefore, if your boobs are already big, you would need a bra of several cups sizes up.
Finding a fitting nursing bra for large breasts can be quite challenging. However, you only need to know where to look. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you.
All the nursing bras for full figure we have outlined below go past a DD. A couple of the bras even go to cup size I or J. You want these nursing bras because they are comfortable and supportive. Moreover, you won’t have to worry about their designs because they actually look nice!
It is important to get a fitting nursing bra for your post-pregnancy body. Read our nursing bra reviews for our top picks.
Nursing Bras for Full Figured Women – Reviews
#1. Simple Wishes D*Lite – Best Pumping Bra
If you will be using a breast pump, you should get a pumping bra. While this will mean spending a little extra, you will save a lot of time with the bra. When you don’t have a pump bra, you have to sit and hold the pump horns in place. This work could be done for you by a pump bra, and leave you free to do other things.
Pump bras are excellent if you have little children to care for or are returning to work. The best pump bra for large breasts is the Simple Wishes D* Lite. This L-plus size bra goes up to cup size J and fits chest sizes up to 48 inches.
On the back of the Simple Wishes D* Lite bra is a strong Velcro, which can be adjusted with the changes in your boob size. The bra is secure and will hold two full milk collection bottles without sagging.
Read our pumping bras guide for more information.
#2. Kindred Beverly French Terry Bra – Sleep Nursing Bra
When you have a large bust, sleeping can be quite difficult, even when the breasts are not full of milk. In such a case, you need a sleep bra that offers light support. If the nipples usually leak at night and, therefore, have to wear nursing pads, choose a sleep bra that will hold them in place.
A good sleep bra should make it easy for your child to access the breasts for feeding during nighttime. The bra should also be seamless, lightweight, and comfortable to wear, and without wires that dig in.
The best sleep bra for large busts is the Kindred Beverly Soft Terry Bra. This bra cup sizes range from B up to I. The chest size ranges from 28 to 42 inches.
The Kindred Beverly Soft bra features a cross over design that makes feeding the baby at night an easy task. With this bra, you won’t have to worry about any plastic clips digging in. The boobwear is made of stretchy material that allows it to expand with your breasts.
We also love the additional soft bamboo fabric that helps to keep the breasts cool.
#3. Bravado Essential Embrace – Everyday Nursing Bra
Occasionally, your breasts will feel uncomfortable when nursing. The last thing you want is the bra adding to the discomfort. Therefore, you need an everyday bra that is suitable enough for nursing but also comfortable. The bra should be made of soft and breathable material to avoid boob rash.
Everyday nursing bras are typically non-wired to prevent the wire from digging in and blocking the ducts. The best everyday bra for large breasts is the Bravado Essential Embrace. The bra is made up to cup size M and band size 44 inches. This bra features a bonded fabric that offers excellent support while not being uncomfortable or hot to wear. Its cups are smooth and hence, you will not have to deal with the annoying seam rubbing over your tender nipples.
The Bravado Essential Embrace comes with a complimentary bra extender, which comes in handy for when your breast size fluctuates over the first few weeks of nursing.
#4. Elomi Smoothing Underwire Molded Nursing Bra
The Elomi bra is designed for large breasts and, hence, only comes in big sizes. This bra offers the fullest coverage from all the bras in this review. The full-coverage bra also has additional support.
The bra is comfortable and we love the way it fully separates the boobs to keep them in place.
Sizes: 34 to 48, DD to H (UK Size)
#5. Anita Maternity Microfiber Nursing Bra
The Anita maternity bra is an all-round nursing bra for bigger busts. The undercloth is actually a T-shirt bra but is much more comfortable.
While the bra’s cup is unlined, the bra offers unrivaled support, even if you have large boobs. Its straps are rounded at the back to prevent any straining. If you have a full bust, this is the kind of strap you want on your bras.
The Anita bra is also seamless and nice. You can wear it under any shirt.
Sizes: 32CC – 44DD. The bra goes up to a cup I in band sizes 32 to 38 (US sizes)
#6. Panache Sophie Nursing
While the Panache Sophie is not a subtle nude nursing bra, it looks beautiful. The bra is a little thicker than Anita bra but still comfortable. Unlike most nursing bras for large breasts that we have looked at in this review, the Sophie bra does not have an underwire. However, it is still comfortable and comes in different UK sizes.
We also love the pink and the lace.
Sizes: 28 to 40, C to J (UK sizes)
#7. Le Mystere Sexy Mama Nursing Bra
While the Le Mystere does not look like a nursing bra, it really is one. This sexy and beautiful bra is gorgeous and functional. The bra is not transparent and has a nude lining between the black and the breast lining. Therefore, when you are nursing, wearing this bra will keep your nipple comfortable and prevent leaks.
Sizes: 32 to 40, C to G