(Closed) Bra recommendations for the well-endowed?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I’ll look when I get home from work, hehe.  I have one I like in an H/I.  I waited to get it until my supply evened out, though, bc otherwise I would’ve been a totally different size the first few weeks.  Even now, I think I could go down in band size, again, since I’m skinnier than my pre-pregancy weight (yay breastfeeding)!

Also, I know some people will disagree, but one of my 3 “daytime”/work nursing bras has underwire, and I’ve never had clogged ducts/mastitis.  I think you just have to make sure it is properly fitted.  That one’s brand is Anita.  I think Anita & Bravado are 2 of the only ones that go super big.

Post # 4
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

There seems to be conflicting info out there, but my understanding is that a WELL-FITTED underwire nursing bra is just fine. I just went in and bought one to have it on hand, and I also got an Anita after being fitted for it and talking it over with the nice lady at Nordstroms who deals with boobies all day.

Post # 5
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love Nordstroms for bras for the well-endowed (like myself) but I’ve never been pregnant/had children so I don’t know anything about their nursing bras.  Bravissimo (UK company specifically for the well endowed) carries some nursing bras too so they also might be a good place to look.  I’ve ordered stuff online and through their catalogue and like the company.

Post # 6
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had to buy an H/I.. I started out as a 32 G before pregnancy. Check out Bella Materna.. they are based in Seattle, I believe. I ordered 2 tanks from them (they were having buy 1 get 1) and a soft cup bra and two “bralets.” Are they pricey? yes, but they come in bigger sizes and the quality is very, very good. Their customer service is excellent too.


I also bought an Elle Machpherson nursing bra, Norstroms was able to order it in a bigger size, and it’s okay.. the straps feel really far apart to me.

I was at our local birthing center boutique the other day and they had the bravado tanks and bras, they come in bigger sizes. The tanks in the F/G were bigger than I expected and looked like they would fit more of an H/I cup.

Nursing Bras, Tanks & Camis


Post # 7
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’d suggest you find a boutique that carries Bravado nursing bras in your area and get fitted with them.  Their cup size goes up to J/K (which I’m currently in) and it fits pretty well for me.

Post # 9
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@cheese:  That’s the best I’ve found.  I’m wearing a 34J/K and there just aren’t many options in our sizes.

Post # 11
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

This is my favorite: http://www.bravadodesigns.com/shop/the-bliss-nursing-bra

I got it at a local boutique.  I didn’t think I would want one that is a little thicker, since I was already starting to feel like Jessica Rabbit, but it is good to hide the breast pad lines under blouses.

Sorry if I recommended this before, but I think it was another board…you may want to get different breast pads, too.  I found the regular ones, like you find at BRU, moved around too much and didn’t always prevent leaks…I think it is worse if you have a larger cup.  I *think* these are the type I got.


Post # 13
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Cheese-  I don’t want to say this because I’m hopeful that you’ll find something, but I never really found anything that worked wonderfully for me.

I now have one nursing bra that’s pretty good… The rest all have some kind of fault.  I got this one at Target.  It’s a Playtex, but it was the only one in the size I needed.  If you find a kind that’s great, let us know.

I’m so tired of my friends saying, “Oh my god you are sooo huge”!  Thanks jerks :)!

Post # 15
5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m no help because I’m not so well endowed, but I’ve heard great things about Nordstrom bras.

Also, I actually just got 2 nursing bras with underwire because it’s what I prefer and my sister said the wire never gave her problems with her two kids, so I’m hoping the same is true for me.

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