Plus Size Bralettes: How to Find One that Works for You
More women are demanding bras that are functional and comfortable, creating a shift in the bra market. Wireless bras, bralettes, and tanks with built-in support are taking over — and for good reason.
At Uwila Warrior, we believe plus-size women and those with larger busts shouldn’t be left behind in this move toward comfort. No matter how big your boobs are, you shouldn’t have to deal with painful underwrite bruises or clasps that dig in. So we’ve created plus-size wireless bras that offer moderate support. They mold and move with the body, enhancing your natural form.
Features to Look for in a Plus Size Bralette
A bralette is a lightweight bra that doesn’t have underwire. It’s designed to be worn under your clothes in place of a traditional bra, or sometimes as a top on its own. For all of our plus-size underwear, including bralettes, we use different fit models to develop extended size ranges. “We don't just scale up a size small or medium to a 3X,” explains Lisa Mullan, Uwila Warrior’s Chief Underwear Officer & Founder, noting that a body does not proportionally change by size.
If you’re shopping for a plus-size bralette or wireless bra, you want to pay attention to the details, too. Below, you can find the features that make wireless bras friendly for women with larger breasts, according to Samantha, head of product at Uwila Warrior.
The underband: The band around the bust in our Soft Bra bralette is taller than average, so we don’t have to rely so heavily on the strap. For the underband, we also use a more structured elastic to provide more support and to take some of the stress off of the straps
The fabric: Our Soft Bra also has a double layer of mesh fabric in the larger sizes that assists with support.
The bra strap: Our bra straps are fun and meant to be shown. They are also wider, to even out the support without digging in on the shoulders.
How to Maximize Comfort and Support
Modern bras and bralettes find ways to maximize comfort while still offering support. At Uwila Warrior, we skip traditional bra components in both The Braless and Soft Bra. There is no underwire, molded cups, or painful hook and eye closure on the backs. Instead we use soft materials that are more comfortable, but still provide the support needed for larger cup sizes and plus size bodies.
Choosing the Right Size
Getting the appropriate size is key to finding a plus size wireless bra that works for you. With a tape measure and a few minutes, you can ensure you get the best fit. Just follow these simples steps:
1.Take your band measurement. Wrap a soft tape measure around your torso directly under your bust. Keep the tape parallel to the ground, level, and snug.
- Take your bust measurement. Measure around the fullest part of your bust. Consider leaning forward from the waist when you measure the fullest part.
- Calculate your cup size. Subtract your band size from your bust size. Based on the result, you can get your cup size. <1 inch is AA. 1 inch is A. 2 inches is B. 3 inches is C. 4 inches is D. 5 inches is DD/E.
- Check out our size chart. Compare your band and cup measurement to our handy sizing chart. If you like a loser band, size up. If you like less coverage, size down. The benefit of a non-wire bra is that they’re super flexible.
In general, we recommend sizing up in The Braless. Due to the compression nature of the product, we have found that customers are more comfortable if they size up. As for the Soft Bra, we say to follow our size guide recommendations and your preferences. And with our Perfect Fit Promise, you can always return or exchange items.
Shop Plus Size Wireless Bras
Soft Bra $59
Here’s a bra you won’t be dying to take off at the end of the day. Made with our Happy Seams fabric, this breathable, sweat-wicking, and life-altering comfortable bra has no underwire, itchy tags, or uncomfortable underband. With removable cup inserts, double-lined darted cups, and adjustable straps, you can get just the right amount of support you need. Meet your new go-to everyday bra.
The Braless, $48
The luxuriously comfy cami has no underwire, no itchy tags, and no uncomfortable underband. Yet it still offers enough support to be worn as a bra. It’s available in sizes XS to 3X, and comes in 5 colors.
Want to see more? Explore all of Uwila’s bras and tops. Thanks to our Perfect Fit Promise, you can always return or exchange any items that are unworn, unwashed, and with tags still on within 30 days or receiving them.
Perfect Fit Promise
We also offer a Perfect Fit Promise so we can make sure your underwear fits like a glove. If you don’t love your first pair of Uwila Warrior underwear, we’ll send you a different size or style of a similar price point, free of charge. Plus, you can keep your first pair.