The 6 Best Wireless Bras for Large Busts

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The 6 best wireless bras for large busts as rated by Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen

I often write about bras because as a large-busted woman over 40, I find the process of shopping for bras progressively more complicated the older I get. When I was younger, most any brand that came in my size got the job done. But as I have experienced weight fluctuation, nursing a child, fitness and movement changes, and good ‘ol gravity, I know more than just the cup and band size are needed for good shape, support, and comfort. Below I share what I find to be the best wireless bras for large busts.

While I don't wear a wireless bra everyday, I find the benefit of a wireless bra for comfort and ease. And since 2020, I find comfort and ease to be higher on my priority list than ever before. That being said, there's no point in wearing a bra, no matter your size, if it doesn't provide support and a decent shape.

I've tried so many wireless bras for large busts and most have been a bust! But these six wireless bras below either I own and love or have been highly rated by members of the Wardrobe Oxygen community who have a large bust.

The 6 Best Wireless Bras for Large Busts

A blonde curvy model wearing the Evelyn & Bobbie Defy bra in a beige color that matches her skin
The Evelyn & Bobbie Defy Bra, designed specifically for large busts.

Evelyn & Bobbie “Defy” Bra

I did a thorough Evelyn & Bobbie bra review and since writing it, I have added two more Defy bras to my intimates wardrobe. This bra is the first of its kind to truly give my lift and shape. It's super comfortable, it's so long line that it rolls up on the bottom, and there aren't any weird lines under clothes.

showing the lift I got from the Evelyn & Bobbie Defy Bra
I am wearing the Evelyn & Bobbie Defy Bra

The Evelyn & Bobbie Defy bra looks like a sports bra or cropped tank and some may find it to be too much coverage to hide under tanks and dresses. However, I like this style because I can wear it like a cropped tank around the house with a cardigan and joggers, out in the yard with shorts and maybe an open button-front shirt that I can easily take off or tie around my waist and not feel naked. I find it hides perfectly under Chico's Microfiber Tanks which are a personal favorite.

Evelyn & Bobbie size chart for their Defy bra
The Evely & Bobbie Defy Bra size chart

The Evelyn & Bobbie Defy Bra comes in a range of colors that change each season, though the brand always has black and a few different skintone colors. Their size chart helps determine your size; it accommodates band sizes 30-52 and cup sizes C-K.

Sizing tip: My first Defy bra I got in XL (I am a 36 F or XL or size 14). I thought Large may provide a bit more lift and bought one in that size. While it does offer a hint more lift, it also has more compression which makes it harder to get on and off and causes it to roll a bit at the hem/band.

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a model wearing the Soma Embraceable Full Coverage Wireless bra in black
The Soma Embraceable Full Coverage Wireless Unlined Bra

Soma Embraceable Full Coverage Wireless Unlined Bra

I also have a detailed review of this wireless bra for large busts from Soma. This is my favorite sleep/lounge bra as it is really comfortable, lightweight, easy to put on, and breathable. While it doesn't provide a ton of lift and shaping, this bra is enough to wear under sweaters and shift dresses.

woman in a wireless bra and black knit pants with a gray cardigan
I am wearing the Soma Embraceable Wireless Bra

I have found these Soma wireless bras to hold up well, and I like the straps are thin enough that I can wear it with most of my sundresses. They're not terribly attractive, but they are a favorite for casual getaways and lounging at home.

The Soma Embraceable Full Coverage Wireless Unlined Bra is available in band sizes 34-44 and cup sizes C-H. It comes in black and three skintone colors.

Sizing tip: Soma fits differently from other bra brands; you may wish to try this bra in-store to ensure a proper fit. However, since this bra isn't molded or shaped, I say if in doubt, go up a size in the cup and stick to your usual band size. For example, I wear a 36 G in this bra and I wear a 36 F or DDD in other brands.

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Model wearing a black lace bra which is called the Andorra Wire-Free bra from Panache
The Andorra Wire-Free bra from Panache

Panache “Andorra” Wire-Free Bra

It's hard to find wireless bras for large busts, even harder to find one that is the least bit pretty. But this wireless bra from Panache is beautiful, comfortable, and performs quite well too!

Those who have a large bust and narrow shoulders will find a good fit with the Panache Andorra bra. It is also a good choice for those who may be petite and deal with bras being too high under the arms or too long below the cups. However, some may find the shape this bra gives is a bit retro (it's a bit conical/bullet bra-esque). However, all of our breasts are shaped differently and I know many in the Wardrobe Oxygen community think this bra is fantastic.

The Andorra Wire-Free Bra from Panache is available in band sizes 28-40 and cup sizes DD-J. It is available in black and blush and often offers limited edition colors.

Sizing tip: Panache is a UK brand, and UK bras are sized differently than US bras. While the band is usually the same, the cup size may be different. I like shopping from Bare Necessities as they have a UK-to-US converter on each UK product sales page and a great return policy.

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model wearing a beige colored bra. This is the celeste wire-free bra from the brand Goddess
The “Celeste” wire-free bra from Goddess

Goddess “Celeste” Wireless Bra

If you have a large bust and are looking for a wireless bra that will give you the support, the shape, and the control of an underwire to wear with most everything, the Celeste from Goddess Bras may be the right choice for you.

This is not a lounge bra; with padded straps and a four-hook closure in back, this bra is structured and more rigid than the previously recommended wireless bras for large busts. That being said, once it's on you'll have a great shape, great security, and great comfort.

The Celeste bra is available in beige and black, but Goddess often offers it in limited edition prints and colors (for example, here's a link to it in grey leopard). This bra is available in bands 34-50 and cups H-O.

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Model wearing a coral red colored jacquard printed bra. This is the Sidney Jacquard wire-free bra from Elila
The Elila “Sidney” Jacquard Wire-Free Bra

Elila “Sidney” Jacquard Wire-Free Bra

If you're looking for a wireless bra with shaping and support that comes in some color other than black and beige, the Sidney Jacquard Wire-Free Bra from Elila is for you. While available in beige, black, and white this comfortable bra is also available in a bevy of beautiful colors.

If you have worn this bra from Elila in the past, you may find it now fits differently. The straps have been modified to have a padded slide to protect shoulders, and a couple of members of the Wardrobe Oxygen community have shared they've cut off the pads, finding them bulky under clothing. Others appreciate the added comfort.

The Sidney bra from Elila is available in bands 34-52 and cups F-O. As mentioned, this bra comes in a bunch of beautiful colors; currently offering it in purple, blue, lavender, and red as well as two skin tones, black, and white.

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Model wearing a brown bra that is half sheer embroidered fabric and half satin. This is the Cate wire-free bra from the brand Elomi.
The Elomi “Cate” Wire-Free Bra

Elomi “Cate” Wire-Free Bra

The “Cate” bra from Elomi is a popular choice for large busts looking for a wireless option. Designed to offer side support and therefore a more streamlined silhouette, the Cate is comfortable, supportive, and works well under street clothing.

I have owned the “Cate” before and found it comfortable and supportive all day long. However, I didn't find this one fit my shape of breasts and felt it was designed for higher volume of breasts. I seem to be in the minority as many in the Wardrobe Oxygen community (and folks I know IRL) think this bra is fantastic. Even though it wasn't the right shape, I found this bra comfortable and supportive.

The Cate bra from Elomi is available in bands 36-48 and cup sizes B-G. It is usually available in black and ivory and then a few skintone or “hide under white shirts” sort of colors.

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I hope this post helps you, and if you have a wireless bra for large busts that you have that is not on this list, please share in the comments below. Your rave may save a fellow member of the community!

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  1. I am 5 feet 0″ tall and wear a size D 42. I weigh 150. That means from shoulder to shoulder i am not average. I am less wide there than average. That measurement is important in a bra design so straps don’t slip off the shoulders.

    Secondly, any friction under the breast causes me to get fungus and itching, etc. Having the bra cotton lined might be helpful.

    Thirdly, anything short of nylon or cotton causes itching all over my breasts and I have to line the cups with tissues.

    Bras that have removable inserts through those ugly little side holes, ..I hate them! I only want permanent.

    I have seen a bra that had two seemingly sturdy flaps at the bottom that you bring forward across the side of your breasts, cross, and latch underneath in front. I like the concept because since i am 76 my breasts are like pudding. They puddle outward and I want a bra to push them forward where they are not protruding out over my upper arms. It is unsightly. The bra with the flaps I am referencing didn’t have a good rating but it seems like it could be fixed.
    Wish I could design my own bra!

  2. I have found best luck with SugarCandy bralette. Not perfect, but reasonable. Evelyn and Bobbie did not work for my size and shape (UK36H/US36K) full, high bust (and 5’1″, size 18ish). It typically stood away from my rib cage, and perched on the tip of my boob… I guess it is a YMMV situation LOL. Sugar Candy bralettes work reasonably – some support, while not being over the top. Doesn’t cut in, make a uniboob, or pook out. They don’t last as long as some others, but i have been happy with them overall. Some of their styles run smaller on me, so I just get the basic one.

  3. I’m so happy to see your post. I am very short, have severe back problems, and huge breasts. It is so difficult to find a bra so am anxious to try your recommendations. Thank you.

  4. I have been exclusively wearing Elomi bras for the last several years. I am 5’2″ and wear a 42H (UK size). I prefer bandless bras (no material beneath the padded underwire) because I carry my weight in the abdominal area and bandless bras are much more comfortable. They tend to have shorter wires under the arms as well which works better because I am so short. Sadly, these type of bras are getting harder and harder to find. I may have to check out some of the bras you recommend…thank you!

  5. I have Evelyn & Bobbie Envy bra in Xl and while I like it, it’s still a little snug on my for all day comfort, but I LOVE my Defy bra. I need to get it in a skintone because I could live in this bra (except for the pieces in my wardrobe where it shows a bit more than I’d like). I’m on the fence on getting it a size smaller (I have the Defy in XXl and it’s the most comfortable thing ever but I wonder if it’s tooo comfortable – I’m a 40DDD in most bras).

    I recently purchased a Soma Enbliss Racerback to accomodate some of my favorite racerback tops, and omg I love this too. I have that in XXXL in a light color and it’s exactly what I wanted in a racerback bra.

    Once again, thank you for a great post!

  6. I’ve had very good luck with Torrid’s Push-up Wire-Free Bra. It’s a good balance between sleep/lounge support and full wire support and I feel okay wearing it out of the house.

  7. Not a comment on this post, but a comment on your multi-years recommendation of Chico’s microfiber tank. I was dubious, but I bought one to coordinate with Chico’s current green duster. I was sooooo surprised when I opened the package: it’s smooth, silky, substantial fabric (so every little bump doesn’t show.) Silly me; I had avoided trying them because to me microfiber = household cleaning cloths & that fabric is terrible.

    Signed, another satisfied customer

    Only problem? I’m a collector. I foresee more colors in my future.

    1. I was right there with you until I tried them too! I love them as well. Living in the South, they are perfect to layer under anything and still be classy and cover up all my rolls. I’m still working on the bra but appreciate all of these suggestions and will let you know what I find out.

  8. I’m a long-time EB Defy bra fan, but prefer it without the removable pads. I keep the pads and currently have a small drawer full, LOL. Not sure what to do with them.

    I tried the new EB bra, the Evelyn, and hated it. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

    1. I use them as shoulder pads – just pin them in. They are more subtle than most shoulder pads, because they curve around your shoulder.

  9. I got a Evelyn & Bobbie bra after your last review –and I LOVE IT!!! I got rid of all my underwire bras and wear the Defy bra ALL the time!!

  10. Thank you for this post! I had written you a comment a while back asking for a post on sleep bras, and was so happy to see that you did recommend one of these bras for sleep, the Soma. I’ve had trouble with the fit of Soma bras in the past but with your recommendation about sizing I think I’ll give this one a try. Fingers crossed!

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