The Best Bras For Busty Women

the strapless smackdown

Photographed by Lauren Perlstein

We all know what makes up summer fashion: Low-slung shirts and tubetops, strapless wedding-attendee dresses, halter tops, and other skimpy bits of cloth without proper shoulders to hide bra straps. It's perfect for a warm day—unless you are a woman who has anything above a size B, that is. Every busty gal has had her share of stress, from having a dress fit your waist but stop short right at the ribs, or the limited selection of special-occasion looks. (Hey, that backless, floorlength number might be dramatic, but it just won't work if you need your support.) So we took four women, all of whom have had their own struggles with finding strapless bras that don't feel flimsy, and gave them some cutting-edge boob technology. Or, in other words, bras that promised something different. Here's how it went down: