Looking for brands that offer I cup bras or bigger? Here are 25 brands that you should check.
For a long time, bra manufacturers had DD bras as their largest offerings. However, over the past few years, brands have acknowledged that some of us are just way past DD. For this reason, they have come up with bigger band and cup sizes.
Dressing bigger bosoms fashionably has been positively embraced. In fact, the top bra brands in the United States, Europe, and UK are moving with the market requirements.
Today, finding bigger bras past the DD is not easy. In fact, most online and department stores carry F-H cups and band sizes 34-40. However, for women with cups past H, their bras are not readily available like that of other full figured women that are just slightly lower on the alphabet.
Finding bras past H cup is not easy. The bras are available but their styles tend to be limited since not many brands make bras that go that big.
I’ve scoured the internet and talked to other full figured women to try and find out what bras they wear. I was especially interested in finding bras that go past an I cup. I am happy to announce that I found some styles that I feel would be perfect if you are an I cup or above.
The goal of writing this article is to make it a resource for women that are looking for those bras that fall under the harder-to-find sizes. If you know of a bra that goes past an I cup and offers awesome support, which I may not have mentioned, let me know in the comments below and I’ll add it.
Initially, I wanted to keep this guide short and sweet. However, over the course of researching, I came across tons of brands that offer I cup bra or more. The more I dug around, the more brands I came across.
If you are in a hurry and simply want a rundown of all the brands I’ve covered, their bra size ranges, and where to buy, here is a table that will make your work easier:
NB: In this review, I’m referring to American sizing throughout.
I Cup Bras and Beyond – The Ultimate List
|Brand||Shop||Cup Range||Band Range||Swimwear||Sports Bra||Nursing Bra|
|Fit Fully Yours||Herroom.com||AA-M||28-50||No||Yes||No|
|Panache, Sculptresse & Cleo||Yes||D-O||34-46||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Parfait by Affinitas||Amazon||B-K||32-44||No||Yes||No|
You cannot mention the most stylish big cup bras without naming Wacoal. With its roots in Japan and operations in both the US and UK, Wacoal boasts of some of the best bra brands on the market, including Goddess, Elomi, Fantasie, and Freya.
One thing you may already know is that Wacoal brands are known for quality bras. The main reason for this is that the bras are mainly made by hand. In today’s machine world, it is surprising that Wacoal has maintained the craft of making bras in its factories to skilled workers.
All Wacoal brands offer I cup bras, but with some minor differences.
I usually feel that Goddess and Elomi are in the same category. These brands tend to offer similar bras across all cup sizes. For example, Elomi’s Raquel and Cate are quite similar in shape to some Goddess bras.
Elomi also produces stylish full cup bras. Among the products that the brand offers include a noteworthy spacer cup bra, a couple of smooth cup lines, and beautiful plunges.
Elomi also has some beautiful cup-size swimwear options. You can get the bras in band sizes 32-49, UK cup sizes D-K, or US cup sizes D-O.
If you want an Elomi bra designed for full-figured chest, I recommend the Elomi Amelia.
When it comes to style, there is no debate that Fantasie bras are prettier than Elomis. If you prefer bras with lace and other adornments, go for Fantasie bra. The bras are similar to what you’ll find with Prima Donna. Despite looking more sophisticated than Goddess and Elomi, Fantasie bras are quite functional.
Fantasie does great when it comes to support. However, for the I cup bras and beyond, style is definitely a priority. One thing that I feel is a downside of Fantasie is that their sizing in both cup and band is more limited than what Goddess and Elomi offer.
Fantasie usually produces the same line bra in different cup styles, offering alternatives such as padded or not padded, strapless, partial vs full cup, vertical seams, side support, and more.
Fantasie bras come in band sizes 30-42, in UK cup sizes D-J, or US cup sizes D-M. However, on their website, you cannot search for the bras based on size. I have also noticed that the availability of the cup sizes usually depends on the styles.
If you want an everyday bra that you can wear under t-shirts, get the Seamless Balcony bra. I love this bra because it does not have a rigid cup.
If you prefer a more sophisticated design, the Alex side support bra will be perfect. The bra features an artful design that you’ll love.
Freya follows Fantasie closely in terms of style. The brand does a great job at marketing its bras to the youthful generation. If you are a full-figured teen or in your early 20s, check out the various Freya bras available.
However, this is not to say you should ignore the brand if you are a little older. I’m in my mid-30s and I still love certain styles of Freya bras.
Freya bras are available in band sizes 28-44, in UK cup sizes B-K, or US cup sizes B-O. The bra sizes vary depending on the line. When I searched for a 40K (US size M) bra on Freya website, I only saw one result. However, I could see that the most popular bra line come in different cuts, like is the case with Fantasie.
If you are a Freya fan, mostly for how its bras fit, check out the Fancies bra. At the moment, you can buy the bra in either sherbet, olive, or a pinkish magenta color.
If you are looking for a supportive, full-coverage bra that you can wear the whole day and that will last for many years, buy Goddess bras. I’ve found the brand’s bras to be the most long lasting, especially if you take care of them (by handwashing!).
Most Goddess bras have cut and sew 2-4 part cups. However, I’ve also seen a few of their styles that offer a smoother cup look.
Goddess bras look more fun and less utilitarian. The bras feature exciting prints and funky colors, which creatively mesh with various sheer materials. The brand knows its target market well and while its bras do not have any embellishment and bulk, they make you feel good.
Goddess bras come in UK cup sizes C-J or US cup C-M. The band sizes run from 34-48, depending on style.
One of the most popular bras from Goddess is the Keira. Like is the case with most of their bras, the Keira has a soft cup as well as a wired option. Some time ago, I saw a nursing bra sold in this style. I’ve not been able to find the nursing bra at the time of writing this article. However, I’m sure if you search well, you’ll find it at various online stores that sell bras.
Anita was founded in Germany in 1886 and stands out for its elegant bras that are made with care. The company, which is behind the Rosa Faia bra, produces simple but beautiful bras for everyday wear. The bras are comfortable and supportive.
In terms of sizing, the bras come in band sizes 32-46, and US cup sizes A-J.
You may already know Bravissimo sells bras. But did you know that the company also produces its own in-house line? Bravissimo dabbles in both retail and manufacture of stylish bras for different occasions.
On sizing, the bras come in band sizes 28-40, UK cup sizes D-L, and US cup sizes D-P.
If you are looking for an adorable stretch lace type, check out the Bravissimo Millie Bra.
When it comes to Curvy Kate bras, you’re sure to find a bra that will fit your size as well as style. The brand has different bras for everyday wear as well as sports. I also love the brand’s amazing positive body branding.
Curvy Kate bras come in band sizes 28-44, UK cup sizes D-K, and US cup sizes D-O.
One of my favorite Curvy Kate bras is the Women’s Princes Balcony Everyday Bra.
If you want to ditch the full cups for a while for something sexier, check Curvy Kate’s Scantily Unleash Black Half Cup Bra.
I reviewed some Elila bras in my article on the best strapless bra that actually stays up. However, I feel I should review more of Elila bras.
Made in the USA in New York, Elila has different bras that are simple but stylish.
The bras come in band sizes 34-46, and US cup sizes DD-K.
When it comes to the best plus size bras by American companies, you cannot really fail to mention Glamorise. Headquartered in New York, Glamorise has been manufacturing bras since the early 1920s.
The famous MagicLift was produced in 1970 and in 1975, Glamorise produced its first sports bra.
With Glamorise, you have a ton of stylish, high-quality bras to choose from. The only thing I think the brand could improve is adding some fun colors to its collection. However, one thing that I have to acknowledge from Glamorise is its wire-free and front-closing bras. The brand is also among the few that offer supportive cotton bras for big breasts.
On Glamorise website, you’ll love the shopping experience. You can search for your favorite bra based on style, support level, or style. The bras come in band sizes 32-58 and US cup sizes A-L. From the sizes, it’s clear that the bras will be perfect for plus size women.
If you need a bra that will support your boobs while ensuring that they stay separated, get the Glamorise full figure support bra.
If you are all about cuteness, check the Soho bra from Bramour, one of Glamorise’s sub brands. This bra caters to H-L cups.
Panache, Sculptresse and Cleo
I decided to bundle these three brands together because they offer similar sized bras. The band sizes of the bras range from 34-46, UK cup sizes are D-K, and US cup sizes are D-O.
Each brand produces various styles of bras. However, to sum up their offerings, this is what you should expect:
- Sculptresse (sexy and playful bras)
- Cleo (fun bras)
- Panache & Cleo (everyday bras)
- Panache (bridal/formal wear)
For a stylish bra, check the Dionne Full Cup Bra.
Parfait by Affinitas
Most Parfait bras go up to a G cup. However, there are a few styles that go to the K cup as well.
On sizes, the bras are available in band sizes 32-44, EU cup sizes B-J, and US cup sizes B-K.
One of the popular K cup bras from the brand is the Charlotte Padded Bra.
Most people think that the Prima Donna is an English or French bra company. However, the Prima Donna was founded in Germany in 1865. In 1990, the brand was bought by Van de Velde, a Belgian company.
Prima Donna is known for its elegant lingerie. You can find all types of bras from the band, from the minimalist satin styles to bridal lingerie.
There are many classic bras from Prima Donna. However, some modern offerings have been designed to be a little playful. For example, the Prima Donna Twist, which was launched in 2010, follows the playful style that Freya bras are known for.
Like is the case with other brands I’ve mentioned in this article, Prima Donna lines come in different cup styles to suit different cleavage levels and body shapes.
Coming to size, Prima Donna bras are available in band sizes 30-48, EU cup sizes B-J, and US cup sizes B-1. The brand’s cut and sew bra styles are available in bigger cup sizes. However, the sizes of the smooth cup bras are quite limited.
I felt it was necessary to include Prima Donna in this list because some of its bras go to I cups. However, keep in mind that their sizing tends to be a little tight in cup and band.
One of the best Prima Donna bras is the Deauville. If you already have it in your wardrobe, check out the Madison.
Full figured women love Polish brands, and for good reason. With brands like Ewa Michalak (bands 26-60, US sizes AA-N) and Comexim (bands 28-42, US sizes B-N), you can make custom order bras outside their usual size range. The best thing is that you’ll end up with a well-constructed, pretty bra for big breasts without spending a fortune.
Apart from ordering custom-size bras, Polish bras are great for women with bigger busts but small band sizes. The bras will also be perfect if you want something that is pretty in a bigger band size.
Determining your correct bra size with Polish brands can be somewhat tricky. For example, Ewa Michalak uses UK sizing for its cups and EU sizing (centimeter-based) for its bands.
If you want to determine your UK size from Ewa Michalak size, and then convert it to your US size, we have a handy conversion chart in our resource section.
One thing that is pointed out at Ewa Michalak’s website is that after determining your size in one style, it may not necessarily be the fitting size for other bra styles. Given the complications of finding a fitting bra from Ewa Michalak, it would be a good idea to poke around Reddit’s A Bra That Fits for fitting advice.
From there, you can look for online stores in North America that stock these brands. This is important so that in case the bra does not end up fitting, you can return it to the store rather than having to deal with international returns.
If you prefer buying directly from the Polish brand stores, I would suggest you first get in touch with the company by email to have any of your concerns addressed. Most of these brands are relatively small and very customer-focused.
While Ewa Michalak and Comexim are the most popular Polish bras in North America, there are also other brands worth checking out. For example, there Ava (bands 30-44, Sizes D-L), Nessa (bands 30-44, Sizes A-S), and Avocado (bands 30-46, Sizes C-K).
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I’m still doing some more research on Polish brands and hopefully, will be able to share some more bras soon.
Another brand from the UK, which is known for its fun and colorful bras, is the Tutti Rouge. The bras from this brand remind me of Curvy Kate’s options.
If you love lace and nice patterns, you will not be disappointed with what Tutti Rouge has to offer. There are two sub-brands of Tutti Rouge. These are;
- Tutti Classics. These bras go up to a J cup.
- This brand offers smaller cup ranges of strapier, more showy bras.
Tutti Rouge bra comes in band sizes 28044, UK cup sizes D-J, and US cup sizes D-M.
If you want to try a bra from this brand, I recommend the Liliana, which is available in different cool colors. The bra is also stylish and perfect for everyday wear.
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Uncommon Brands that Offer I Cup Bras and Beyond
Aviana is an American company with operations in Georgie. The company produces supportive bras that are perfect for everyday wear.
From the initial looks, the brand’s bras look perfect for women with larger cups that want smooth cup bra. I’ve also seen some nice soft cup minimizer with a wide range of cup sizes from Aviana.
On sizing, Aviana bras come in band sizes 34-56 and US cup sizes D-P.
The best-selling bra of the brand is the Aviana Softcup Jacquard.
From the UK comes another brand, the Charnos. This brand has a smaller range of styles than Pour Moi. The bras are mostly cut and sew multi part cups.
Charnos specializes in creating bras that are perfect for everyday wear. These bras are a little on the frilly side.
On sizing, Charnos bras come in band sizes 30-44, UK cup sizes A-J, and US cup sizes A-M.
One of the bras I recommend from this brand is the Charnos Sierra Full Cup.
From Canada comes the Fit Fully Yours. This Canadian bra makes some pretty bras that you can rock every day. The bras are comfortable and come in band sizes 28-50, and US cup sizes AA-M.
Among their best bras is the Nicole See-Thru Lace, which I feel would look great on anyone.
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Miss Mandalay is a UK brand that has been around since 2005. The company focusses on designing fitting and stylish bras for full figured women. These bras come in band sizes 28-38, UK cup sizes D-HH and US cup sizes D-L.
If you are interested in this brand, one of the bras you should check out is the Amelie Powder balconette bra.
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Pour Moi is also a UK brand that has a ton of seductive bras for plus size. The bras from this brand have band sizes 30-4, UK cup sizes C-J, and US cup sizes C-M.
For something you will love, check the Pour Moi St Tropez.
If you prefer plus size bras without wires, you’ll love what Royce Lingerie has to offer. All the bras from this brand are wireless and comfortable. The brand is synonymous with comfort bras, teen bras, post-surgery bras, and maternity bras.
Royce Lingerie bras come in band sizes 28-48, UK cup sizes A-L, and US cup sizes A-Q.
One of the most popular bras from the brand is the Charlotte Bra.
If you are looking for a continental Europe brand that offers bras that go past a G cup, check the Ulla. I found this brand when I was digging around for H+ cup bras.
Ulla is based in Germany and manufactures high quality bras. The bras are also pricey, and I would put them in the same category as Wacoal bras. However, the high price is justified by the quality of the bras.
On sizing, Ulla bras come in band sizes 32-56, and US cup sizes A-N.
The bras are quite pretty and go up to an L cup. One of the bras I was impressed with is the Zoe.
Lane Bryant is well known in the world of plus size bras. The Cacique bras are designed to be fun and come in stylish options that are perfect for everyday wear. Lane Bryant bras are a great option for plus size women looking for seamless cup bras.
Cacique bras come in band sizes 32-50, and US cup sizes B-K. When searching, I only came across two Lane Bryant bras that are larger than an H cup. However, I wasn’t really impressed with them like the other plus size bras I’ve mentioned above.
I’ve included Lane Bryan in this list because the brand generally creates great bras. You can find excellent bras from the brand if you take time to research.
From my research, I was surprised that there are many I+ cup bras on the market. This is something I am happy about but wasn’t expecting. However, the bras still have some way to go in terms of stylistic variety. Still, it is good to see that some standard produced sizes are expanding.
This plus size bra list has ended up being quite long. I kept on finding new brands that I felt would be good to include in the review. For the UK and European brands that are lesser known, I couldn’t add a lot of information as I haven’t been able to try them yet.
In the coming months, I’ll be able to provide more in-depth reviews of the bras.