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What To Wear Under There: The 4 Styles of Plus Size Bras to Rock This Summer

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A love-hate relationship. A necessary evil. Support. Foundation.

Recently, we’ve been over giving you all the deets on the latest trends in plus size fashion as get you ready for summer slayage and just like the chub rub incident, I’m all over here telling you, “Yes girl, work that cold shoulder,” “Ma’am you need this extreme cutout in the back” and “Oh girl! This plunge neckline dress is sure to break necks this summer.” And while all of this is true, this new summer wardrobe we’ve been talking about will require some specialty pieces in the lingerie department. More specifically in the bra arena! We have heard more than a few of you ask abo So yes,  you will need to up your brassiere game this season if you’re going to rock these pieces. So no worries, we have you covered (literally).

This summer these trends presents a multitude of options to choose from and while some are real cute, I mean real cute; many pose a challenge when you’re a plus size girl who wears a 48G cup. Right? Those breezy sundresses, off the shoulder tops, one shoulder jumpsuits and low-cut tank tops can have a busty beauty wondering about her undergarments.  And that can’t and won’t happen on my watch.

Our roundup of these 4 bra styles and our top picks of each will get you and yours girls in formation throughout the summer, while providing support, comfort, and serious style!

Here are the 4 Plus Size Bra Styles To Rock this Summer

The Top: The Tanks Tops and T-Shirts

RI Plus white box print t-shirt Get the Top: RI Plus white box print t-shirt at

You’ll Need: The Tee Shirt Bra



The Full Coverage Butterfly Bra at

This bra provides a smooth fit that will not show through a form-fitting shirt. Wear a color closest to your skin tone with a smooth satin texture or cotton based fabric. This bra is soft, provides support, and is the go-to everyday bra. It can be worn comfortably with any type of shirt.


Elila Jacquard Softcup Bra with Cushioned StrapsUp to a 52N

Elila Jacquard Softcup Bra with Cushioned Straps at


Pour Moi St Tropez T-shirt BraUp to Size 46G

Pour Moi St Tropez T-shirt Bra at



The Top: Strapless, One Sleeve, or Playful Straps

RI Plus frilly bardot peplum top

Get the Top: RI Plus frilly bardot peplum top at

You’ll Need: The Convertible and/or Strapless Bra

Lightweight multiway strapless braUp to Size 44H/ 46DDD

Lightweight Multi-Way Strapless Bra At

With the many styles of summer tops, the convertible bra is a summer essential. With the option of wearing the straps in various way you can be converted the bra to wear with racer-back tops, halter-tops, cold-shoulder and strapless tops and dresses. Some even come with clear straps or the clear extension piece for a little back out action with support.


Convertible Butterfly Bra F G CupsUp to Sizes 46H

Convertible Butterfly Bra At


Elila Long Strapless Longline BraUp to a 48I

Elila Long Strapless Longline Bra at


The Top: Deep V and Scoop Neck

RI Plus light pink double layer dress

Get the Dress: RI Plus light pink double layer dress at

You’ll Need: The Plunge & Balconette Bras

Smooth Boost Plunge Bra at LaneBryantUp to a 50DD

Smooth Boost Plunge Bra at

The plunge bra is perfect for low-cut tops and tops with plunging necklines. This style of bra is perfect for those low-cut tops without the bra being seen. Since the best part about summer fashion is showing off the curves, many plunge bras also work as push up bras taking the cleavage from four to ten real quick and I love it!  Especially under clothing with scoop or deep v-neck clothing!


1027_perfectplungemultiway_biUp to a 44H

Perfect Plunge Multi-way Bra at


Goddess: Kayla Banded BraUp to 46K

Goddess Kayla Banded Bra at


The Top: Kimonos, Layering pieces

687019_rolloverGet the Jacket: RI Plus khaki duster jacket at

You’ll Need: The Bralette

10557242_hiUp to Size 5X

Strappy Lace Bralette at

Bralettes have become a summer favorite this year. They’re the next best thing to a cami just with a little more sass. The strappy one are so fun to wear under a tank or tee for a that caged peek a boo look. Another fun way to wear the bralette is under a sheer or lace top, I personally like working mine with a pair of high waist flare jeans and kimono or longline cardigan.

2 Pack Non Wired Comfort BrasUp to a 48

2 Pack Non Wired Comfort Bras at


Plus Size Racerback Bralette at LovesickUp to a 5X

Plus Size Racerback Bralette at

Was this list helpful? When was the last time you had a proper fitting?

With so many plus size fashion trends working off the shoulder, sexy cutouts and open backs this season many tops and dresses require the right foundation. And we can agree that nothing ruins an outfit more than a BAD BRA! So as your friendly neighborhood plus size stylist and boo, Let’s keep it all the together this summer. Girls Up! Haters Down!

So with this covered, Let The Summer Slayage Begin!

 Make sure your tag us with your slayage at #tcfstyle

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  1. It would be great to get a blog on the full-support bra styles that work best for those of us who are short-waisted but busty. I find that a lot of the good support bras out there have too much underwire in the middle. I’m 5″ 0′ first thing in the morning and wear a 38F or 38G, depending on the manufacturer. I would love to be able to easily shop online for bras that sit snug against my sternum in front and don’t poke me in the eye every time I sit down at my desk. Bonus points for highlighting the bras that don’t make my boobs look like two oversized breakfast muffins strapped to my front.

  2. I love the choices but I wish that the butterfly came in a much bigger size but I know its hard to. Curvy kate, some panache and goddess and Elomi is all I can wear. I mean thats it, and Elmoi has one razor back one that is a no no lol So I get over it and wear my bra because let me face it the bralettes that try to be for me isnt I wouldnt leave to check my mail downstairs in it. lol If you wear an uk size J-kk you know what I mean there is not only a few but they are at least $60 for one!! If simply be has it on sale its there one hour gone the next. If its not one problem its another lol

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