4 Travel Bra Options for Full Busted Women

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Sometimes I wonder about what traveling during the sexy sophisticated era of airplane travel was like. I had to take a quick trip last week, and I mostly spent the whole time in the airport feeling like a I was on a bus and that the airport employees were convinced that everyone was a criminal mastermind. On top of all of this my underwire bra set off the metal detector, which meant that I had to deal with extra security screening. On the way back, I wore my compression based sports bra and wanted to die by the end of the day. My chest hurt and I felt like I looked dumpy the whole time I was wearing it.

Since Thanksgiving is a big travel holiday, I thought it might be topical this week to cover some of the best wire-free bra choices out there for full busted women. Flying is miserable enough, but you don’t have to make your breasts miserable as well. While you may not be able to grab one of these bras on short notice, it’s definitely worth investing in one for the holiday season coming up. A good wire-free bra will help make airport security less of a hassle, but also is great for lounging around in during your travels.

1. Kelly Soft Cup Non-Wired Bra by Freya

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I’m so happy to see that Freya is making both nursing and non-nursing versions of their wire-free bras, and that they’re making them in fun prints and colors. This bra is cute, modern, and provides wire-free support for traveling or lounging. I love the leopard print pattern on it as well.

2. Rosie Soft Cup Bra by Freya

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Lots of wire-free bras tend to fall into the black and white category, but this bra makes up for what it lacks in style with stellar support. The wider straps and fuller cups will keep everything in place without causing pain or chafing if you have an extra long day at the airport.

3. All Over Lace Wire-Free Bra by Glamorise

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Glamorise is a new brand to me, but i love the color and look of this bra. The lace details are so feminine and pretty! The wider straps will provide support, and the full cup gives nice coverage without looking too matronly.

4. Alice Soft Cup Bra by Goddess

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Goddess is a great plus size bra line that offers more wire-free options than other brands. This bra is practical and supportive, and also goes up to a band size of 48.



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  1. Jen
    19/11/12 at 13:48

    Have you been able to try Freya’s Deco soft cup? I’ve been trying to find reviews for how it fits and I’ve been having no luck. I love the regular Deco so I’m dying to know!

    • 20/11/12 at 11:30

      I haven’t gotten to try it (and I’m out of the cup size range anyway). I’d love to hear about it if you find one though! I know lots of people are excited about that and the new Deco shapewear.

  2. annmarie
    19/11/12 at 21:14

    “Airport employees were convinced that everyone was a criminal mastermind”- that’s a very good description of how we’re being treated.
    As for your choices…While not large-chested myself I have tried some wire-free bras in my size that cater mostly to larger chested women. Quite a few of them were very poorly made, uncomfortable, and the size was way off and inconsistent.
    I really liked #2, Rosie Soft Cup Bra by Freya, but unfortunately it doesn’t come in my cup size- C.
    Any ideas of a similar one that may work?

    • 20/11/12 at 11:34

      Hmm…Wacoal has a line of bralettes that might be good. You can find them on Figleaves or other similar sites!

  3. 19/11/12 at 23:18

    I can totally relate. I set off the detector going through screening to see President Obama in September. Very embarrassing, I think it was the 3 hooks and nine eyes.

    • 20/11/12 at 11:35

      Ugh, that’s awful! I know lots of people who have this problem, and it’s always awkward. I keep wondering if certain bras are more prone to it than others, but I don’t really travel enough to test out my theories.

  4. ashley
    20/11/12 at 3:11

    thats crazy! im a DDD and have never set off the metal detectors!

  5. I love my Freya Rosie which is currently available in a deep fuchsia color. It’s perfect for wearing around the house too, and I’ve even used mine as sports bra for low impact activities on account of the moisture-wicking fabric that lines the interior cup. All nice choices!

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