The 10 Best Lingerie Brands For 40+ Band Sizes

Mandala Circles Plunge Bra by Simply Be  34B to 48G (US sizing)

Mandala Circles Plunge Bra by Simply Be
34B to 48G (US sizing)

Bras in 40+ bands are a terribly underserved part of the lingerie market, but like many areas of lingerie, the industry is slowly catching up with customer demand. Today I’m showcasing 10 brands making great plus size lingerie in 40+ bands. These brands include both North American and British brands, but all are easily available to the US customer. To find out more about a specific bra, just click on the photo! All photos have the listed size range of the bra as well as which size system it uses, but in general the featured pieces of lingerie range from 34A to 50N.

Curvy Couture:
Curvy Couture makes beautiful bras in both basic and fashion models. Their neutral bras are extremely popular, but their floral and animal print offerings shouldn’t be overlooked either!



Animal Attraction Perfect Plunge by Curvy Couture  34DDD to 44H (US sizing)

Animal Attraction Perfect Plunge by Curvy Couture
34DDD to 44H (US sizing)

Fantasia Spacer Jacquard Minimizer by Curvy Couture   34C to 44H

Fantasia Spacer Jacquard Minimizer by Curvy Couture
34C to 44H (US sizing)

Lace Shine T-shirt Bra by Curvy Couture  32C to 44H (US sizing)

Lace Shine T-shirt Bra by Curvy Couture
32C to 44H (US sizing)

Love Affair Plunging Balconette by Curvy Couture  34C to 42H (US sizing)

Love Affair Plunging Balconette by Curvy Couture
34C to 42H (US sizing)

Matte and Shine T-shirt Bra by Curvy Couture  34C to 44H (US sizing)

Matte and Shine T-shirt Bra by Curvy Couture
34C to 44H (US sizing)

Pearl Lotus Embroidered Underwire Bra by Curvy Couture  36C to 44H (US sizing)

Pearl Lotus Embroidered Underwire Bra by Curvy Couture
36C to 44H (US sizing)

Sexy Sheer Plunge by Curvy Couture  34DDD to 44H (US sizing)

Sexy Sheer Plunge by Curvy Couture
34DDD to 44H (US sizing)

Silver Lagoon Embroidered Underwire Bra by Curvy Couture  34C to 44H (US sizing)

Silver Lagoon Embroidered Underwire Bra by Curvy Couture
34C to 44H (US sizing)

Hips and Curves:
Hips and Curves is a giant in the plus size lingerie market for a good reason. Their pieces are fashionable, trendy, affordable and comfortable. Whether you’re looking for a sexy Halloween costume or a great basic bra, you can’t go wrong with their offerings.

Bettina Plunge Bra by Hips and Curves  38DDD to 46G (US sizing)

Bettina Plunge Bra by Hips and Curves
38DDD to 46G (US sizing)

Colette Embroidered Bra by Hips and Curves  38DDD to 46D (US sizing)

Colette Embroidered Bra by Hips and Curves
38DDD to 46D (US sizing)

Jacqueline Lace Overlay Plunge Bra by Hips and Curves  38DDD to 46D (US sizing)

Jacqueline Lace Overlay Plunge Bra by Hips and Curves
38DDD to 46D (US sizing)

Lace Bralette by Hips and Curves  1X through 6X

Lace Bralette by Hips and Curves
1X through 6X

Lana Lace Bra by Hips and Curves  38DDD through 44G (US sizing)

Lana Lace Bra by Hips and Curves
38DDD through 44G (US sizing)

Eyelash Lace Strappy Bra by Hips and Curves  1X to 4X

Eyelash Lace Strappy Bra by Hips and Curves
1X to 4X

Isabella Shelf Bra by Hips and Curves  38DD to 42D (US sizing)

Isabella Shelf Bra by Hips and Curves
38DD to 42D (US sizing)

Lace Longline Bra by Hips and Curves  38C to 48DD (US sizing)

Lace Longline Bra by Hips and Curves
38C to 48DD (US sizing)

Elomi:
Elomi is a staple of the plus size lingerie world with a serious following. In fact, I know many women who will only wear Elomi bras! Their size selection has grown over the years, but the real growth has been in their fashion bras: The brand now embraces trendy prints, plunging styles, and swimwear.

Bijou Bra by Elomi  34F to 44G (UK sizing)

Bijou Bra by Elomi
34F to 44G (UK sizing)

Caitlyn Bra by Elomi  34E to 46HH (US sizing)

Caitlyn Bra by Elomi
34E to 46HH (UK  sizing)

Edie Bra by Elomi  34G to 46DD (UK sizing)

Edie Bra by Elomi
34G to 46DD (UK sizing)

Lexi Bra by Elomi  34G to 46DD (UK sizing)

Lexi Bra by Elomi
34G to 46DD (UK sizing)

Louisa Bra by Elomi  34G to 44G

Louisa Bra by Elomi
34G to 44G (UK sizing)

Nina Bra by Elomi  34G to 44G (UK sizing)

Nina Bra by Elomi
34G to 44G (UK sizing)

Raquel Bra by Elomi  34G to 44G (UK sizing)

Raquel Bra by Elomi
34G to 44G (UK sizing)

Tessa Bra by Elomi  34G to 44G (UK sizing)

Tessa Bra by Elomi
34G to 44G (UK sizing)

Sculptresse:
Panache launched Sculptresse several seasons ago to reasonably neutral feedback, but the brand has improved by leaps and bounds since their first season. Their bras fit perfectly, feel fashionable and last forever.

Chi Chi Bra by Sculptresse  36F to 46HH

Chi Chi Bra by Sculptresse
36F to 46HH (UK sizing)

Kitty Bra by Sculptresse  34E to 46HH (UK sizing)

Kitty Bra by Sculptresse
34E to 46HH (UK sizing)

Flirtini Bra by Sculptresse  36F to 46H (UK sizing)

Flirtini Bra by Sculptresse
36F to 46H (UK sizing)

Charisse Bra by Sculptresse  36F to 46J (UK sizing)

Charisse Bra by Sculptresse
36F to 46J (UK sizing)

Pure Lace Bra by Sculptresse  36F to 46E

Pure Lace Bra by Sculptresse
36F to 46E (UK sizing)

Pure T-Shirt Bra by Sculptresse  36F to 46E (UK sizing)

Pure T-Shirt Bra by Sculptresse
36F to 46E (UK sizing)

Rosie Bra by Sculptresse  36F to 46H (UK sizing)

Rosie Bra by Sculptresse
36F to 46H (UK sizing)

Elila: 
Elila is one of the few brands on this list to use the traditional +4 sizing, so be aware that your band size will be larger in Elila than in other brands. That said, Elila has a lot to offer the plus size lingerie lover. Some of their pieces have a wonderful retro feel, while others embrace beautiful embroidery or hyper-modern spacer fabrics.

Jacquard Softcup Bra by Elila  34F to 52N (US sizing)

Jacquard Softcup Bra by Elila
34F to 52N (US sizing)

Stretch Lace Soft Cup Bra by Elila  36D to 46H (US sizing)

Stretch Lace Soft Cup Bra by Elila
36D to 46H (US sizing)

Leopard Underwire Bra by Elila  34E/DD to 46K (US sizing)

Leopard Underwire Bra by Elila
34E/DD to 46K (US sizing)

Embroidered Microfiber Softcup Bra by Elila  36B to 54G (US sizing)

Embroidered Microfiber Softcup Bra by Elila
36B to 54G (US sizing)

Microfiber Moulded Underwire Bra by Elila  34E/DD to 46J (US sizing)

Microfiber Moulded Underwire Bra by Elila
34E/DD to 46J (US sizing)

Lace Longline Strapless Bra by Elila  34B to 46H (US sizing)

Lace Longline Strapless Bra by Elila
34B to 46H (US sizing)

Glamour Embroidery Underwire Bra by Elila  34E/DD to 46K (US sizing)

Glamour Embroidery Underwire Bra by Elila
34E/DD to 46K (US sizing)

Microfiber Moulded Strapless Bra by Elila  34D to 36I (US sizing)

Microfiber Moulded Strapless Bra by Elila
34D to 36I (US sizing)

Addition Elle:
Addition Elle has been taking over the lingerie scene lately. They’re soon to be stocked at Nordstrom, so I predict that the brand will only grow in popularity. Bras range from basic to bold, but all are great value for the price.

Heavenly Desire Bra by Addition Elle  38D to 44DDD (US sizing)

Heavenly Desire Bra by Addition Elle
38D to 44DDD (US sizing)

Contrast Lace Femme Couture Bra by Addition Elle  38D to 44DDD (US sizing)

Contrast Lace Femme Couture Bra by Addition Elle
38D to 44DDD (US sizing)

Shadow Stripe Vixen Balconet Bra by Addition Elle  38C to 44D (US sizing)

Shadow Stripe Vixen Balconet Bra by Addition Elle
38C to 44D (US sizing)

Vintage Grosgrain Contour Flirt Bra by Addition Elle  38C to 44DDD (US sizing)

Vintage Grosgrain Contour Flirt Bra by Addition Elle
38C to 44DDD (US sizing)

Lace and Mesh Underwire Bra by Addition Elle  36H to 42H (US sizing)

Lace and Mesh Underwire Bra by Addition Elle
36H to 42H (US sizing)

Boudoir Padded Bra by Addition Elle  36DD to 46DDD (US sizing)

Boudoir Padded Bra by Addition Elle
36DD to 46DDD (US sizing)

Bandeau Fantasies Bra by Addition Elle  36DD to 44DD (US sizing)

Bandeau Fantasies Bra by Addition Elle
36DD to 44DD (US sizing)

Stripe Lace Contour Flirty Bra by Addition Elle  38C to 44DDD (US sizing)

Stripe Lace Contour Flirty Bra by Addition Elle
38C to 44DDD (US sizing)

Lane Bryant: 
Lane Bryant and their Cacique line has been a staple of the plus size lingerie world for years, but they’ve recently started adding some serious fashion styles to their line along with the basics. While you can still buy a great cotton bra there, you can also get a seriously daring quarter cup bra as well.

Body Essentials Balconette Bra by Lane Bryant  36C to 46DDD (US sizing)

Body Essentials Balconette Bra by Lane Bryant
36C to 46DDD (US sizing)

Ultra Sheer Plunge Bra by Lane Bryant  36C to 44H (US sizing)

Ultra Sheer Plunge Bra by Lane Bryant
36C to 44H (US sizing)

Smooth Balconette Bra by Lane Bryant  36C to 50DDD (US sizing)

Smooth Balconette Bra by Lane Bryant
36C to 50DDD (US sizing)

Cotton Full Coverage Bra by Lane Bryant  36C to 50DDD (US sizing)

Cotton Full Coverage Bra by Lane Bryant
36C to 50DDD (US sizing)

High Neck Half Cup Bra Plunge Bra by Lane Bryant  36C to 46DDD (US sizing)

High Neck Half Cup Bra Plunge Bra by Lane Bryant
36C to 46DDD (US sizing)

Cotton T-shirt Bra with Lace by Lane Bryant  36C to 46DDD (US sizing)

Cotton T-shirt Bra with Lace by Lane Bryant
36C to 46DDD (US sizing)

Bold Lace Plunge Bra by Lane Bryant  36C to 46D (US sizing)

Bold Lace Plunge Bra by Lane Bryant
36C to 46D (US sizing)

Quarter Cup Lace Bra by Lane Bryant  36C to 44DDD (US sizing)

Quarter Cup Lace Bra by Lane Bryant
36C to 44DDD (US sizing)

Simply Be:
Simply Be has lots of great things going for it. Prices are reasonable for basic bras in a nice range of sizes, but the real star is their new intimates line by Anna Scholz. It has great prints, supportive silhouettes, and matches well with her shapewear.

2 Pack Ella Full Cup Rose/Purple Bras  32C to 50P (US sizing)

2 Pack Ella Full Cup Rose/Purple Bras
32C to 50P (US sizing)

Daisy Bra by Simply Be  34C to 48I (US sizing)

Daisy Bra by Simply Be
34C to 48I (US sizing)

2 Pack Wired Bras by Simply Be  36C to 50J (US sizing)

2 Pack Wired Bras by Simply Be
36C to 50J (US sizing)

Mandala Circles Plunge Bra by Simply Be  34B to 48G (US sizing)

Mandala Circles Plunge Bra by Simply Be
34B to 48G (US sizing)

Paisley Print Bra by Simply Be  34C to 46I (US sizing)

Paisley Print Bra by Simply Be
34C to 46I (US sizing)

Amethyst Balcony Bra by Simply Be  34C to 46I (US sizing)

Amethyst Balcony Bra by Simply Be
34C to 46I (US sizing)

Splendour Underwired Balcony Bra by Simply Be  34C to 46I (US sizing)

Splendour Underwired Balcony Bra by Simply Be
34C to 46I (US sizing)

Vintage Rose Plunge Bra by Simply Be  34C to 48I (US sizing)

Vintage Rose Plunge Bra by Simply Be
34C to 48I (US sizing)

Evans:
Evans is another British retailer that has hopped over the pond and now has a US presence. They carry lots of bras from other brands on this list, but also have their own line that is fashion forward and easy on your wallet. They frequently have great sales as well.

Purple Pansy Bra by Evans  42A to 48E (US sizing)

Purple Pansy Bra by Evans
42A to 48E (US sizing)

Berlei White Classic Longline Bra at Evans  38C to 44D (US sizing)

Berlei White Classic Longline Bra at Evans
38C to 44D (US sizing)

Amourette Bra by Triumph at Evans  38C to 44D (US sizing)

Amourette Bra by Triumph at Evans
38C to 44D (US sizing)

Princess Bra by Curvy Kate at Evans  38C to 44F (US sizing)

Princess Bra by Curvy Kate at Evans
38C to 44F (US sizing)

Gemma Contour Bra by Evans  38C to 44DD (US sizing)

Gemma Contour Bra by Evans
38C to 44DD (US sizing)

City Chic Persia Bra at Evans  38C to 44DD (US sizing)

City Chic Persia Bra at Evans
38C to 44DD (US sizing)

City Chic Cafe Push Up Bra at Evans  38C to 44DD (US sizing)

City Chic Cafe Push Up Bra at Evans
38C to 44DD (US sizing)

Black Floral Plunge Bra by Evans  42B to 50E (US sizing)

Black Floral Plunge Bra by Evans
42B to 50E (US sizing)

Hanky Panky:
Hanky Panky makes great basics and has rapidly expanded their plus size line. While it used to only have thongs, it now contains everything from bridal pieces to slips and lace bike shorts.

Plus Size Babydoll with G-String by Hanky Panky  1X to 3X

Plus Size Babydoll with G-String by Hanky Panky
1X to 3X

Signature Lace Chemise in Plus Size by Hanky Panky  1X to 3X

Signature Lace Chemise in Plus Size by Hanky Panky
1X to 3X

Plus Size Silky Slip by Hanky Panky  1X to 3X

Plus Size Silky Slip by Hanky Panky
1X to 3X

Silky Plus Size Shorts by Hanky Panky  1X to 3X

Silky Plus Size Shorts by Hanky Panky
1X to 3X

8 Day Low Rise Thong Pack in Plus Size by Hanky Panky  One Size

8 Day Low Rise Thong Pack in Plus Size by Hanky Panky
One Size

Plus Size Leopard Print Chemise by Hanky Panky  1X to 3X

Plus Size Leopard Print Chemise by Hanky Panky
1X to 3X

Annabelle Chemise in Plus Size by Hanky Panky  1X to 3X

Annabelle Chemise in Plus Size by Hanky Panky
1X to 3X

Plus Size Bride Camisole by Hanky Panky  1X to 3X

Plus Size Bride Camisole by Hanky Panky
1X to 3X

What’s your favorite brand from those above? Any other recommendations?


Holly
Holly Jackson

The Full Figured Chest provides creative and elegant copywriting for the high end lingerie industry.

8 Comments on this post

  1. Shanzy says:

    I wear Miss Mary of Sweden, for every day wear. I have tried many and besides Miss Mary bras found wearing maternity bras the only other comfortable option. (46G). https://www.missmary.co.uk
    Tried AdditionElle, Lane Bryant, Yours Clothing and Evans… None seem to survive very long. I look for good straps, a band that doesn’t ride up, provides support and is comfortable.

  2. Beckah says:

    I’m so excited to see places that have bigger bands AND DD/DDD cups. I’m plus sized, but my bust is NOT. Thank you for the post.

  3. Julie Riley says:

    I love the fact that bigger sizes are getting some nice new infusions. That being said, I am frustrated that my size 40DD is often sold out or if they by chance have it, it has two hooks rather than the typical 3 or 4 necessary to support my double D’s. The other frustrating factor is the pricing. I need update my everyday bras but the pricing on these beautiful new designs make it nearly impossible. Who spends 75+ dollars on an everyday bra? I always check discount racks and clearance racks but honestly, they rarely have my size and if they do, the bra itself is fugly.

    Thanks for listening. I look forward to hearing any comments or suggestions you might have.

  4. DDtop says:

    Hi i love Elomi myself and Goddess but that new Elila looks very nice smart design and colours go to large sizes in that brand along with Goddess without looking dowdy plus Bali do large also.
    but even Prima Donna and Empreinte along with Anita do larger range in sizes
    But ulla do a massive range large bands and large cups and great quality have some in most brands now but guess im lucky in that 44E/F

  5. Kate S. says:

    Some of these are beautiful, but it’s a bit disheartening that many are available only as high as a DD/DDD cup size. I doubt there are very many women who need a 40/42/44 band who should be wearing a DD/DDD cup. Feels rather like one-step forward and two-steps back!

    • Thursday says:

      On the flipside, I found it depressing as usual that nothing interesting on this list was available in a 40B. Not everyone with a large band size has a large cup size, even if we are in the minority. Year on year, more and more options become available for higher cup sizes whilst I am stuck with bland beige t-shirt bras.

      • Cora says:

        You’re right. I’m not seeing much of anything new in this market sector. Aside from the usual players (Goddess, Elomi), there are a few somewhat interesting styles from brands like Simone Perele or Prima Donna, but even then, the selection is blatantly unimpressive. The only new recommendation I would make is Lou Paris. I know some of their styles (like the Indomptable) have come in 40B, and as fashion-forward bras go, that’s a beautiful one.

        • Thursday says:

          Thanks for the tip on Lou Paris – I will have to check them out. I have become a big fan of Simone Perele, but my nearest store is 700km away and I find the fit really varies from style to style – and they don’t often do any of the truly amazing lines in the less common sizes. Even Lane Bryant wants me to be stuck with the same old. City Chic has made the occasional pretty piece in smaller cup sizes, but almost always in a padded push up, and I hate push-ups as I find them unnecessary and uncomfortable – the CIty Chic one on the verge of painful.

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