It can be incredibly difficult for women with larger busts to find bras that fit well and provide enough support.
But veteran bra fitter Nicola Crook shared her top tips for finding the best bra for larger breasts — and it’s all about the side seam.
“What you want to see is the way the cups were constructed,” Nicola explained in a video on her YouTube page.
Demonstrating the PrimaDonna Madison Bra, Nicola said, “It’s so easy to see because it’s a cut and sew bra, there’s seams all over the place and we’re really looking at that seam here.
“This is your side support.
“That’s what’s going to get that in and up, and that’s what we want in any bra you choose for big, heavy boobs, because you want that reinforced seam that gives you that lift.”
Nicola is an expert when it comes to finding the best bras for women with larger breasts – up to an O cup in the UK
And she also revealed that while people often believe that different bra styles result in different levels of support, that’s not true.
Holding up a low-cut bra, she said: “The level of support you’re going to get isn’t going to change and I want to dispel that today.
“You won’t get any less support from the different bra styles I’m talking about today.
“This one also has the cutting and stitching – and it’s got the side support plate that’s going to give you that lift and that boost again.”
Sometimes bras don’t have a sewn-in side support panel, but rather a foam insert – which in turn offers the same support.
“If you have heavy boobs, you need that side support because it just gives them that lift and pushes them forward and center,” she concluded.
“I can’t say it enough because it’s what will stop that east/west look that 99% of women actually don’t want.”
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