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12 Full Bust Harness Bras to Rev Up Your Layering Possibilities

  |   By Holly Jackson

Strappy harness bras, like pumpkin spice lattes, are everywhere right now. While I’m not a year-round fan of them, I do tend to rediscover my small collection of strappy bras once the weather gets a little cooler.

They make great layering pieces during transitional weather and can change the look of a basic dress or outfit. The sheer saturation of the lingerie market means that there are now all kinds of strappy bras to suit your tastes, whether more elegant and refined or heavily bondage-inspired.

Today I’ve put together a list of 12 of the best full bust harness bras on the market. And they cater to the full-figured and curvier body types, too. If you haven’t tried one before, this is an excellent time of year to take the plunge.

Madame X Underwire Bra by Dita Von Teese:

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Dita Von Teese Madame X Underwire Bra
Available in Bands 32-38, Cups B-G
via Coco de Mer

It’s not peak autumn weather yet, but this bra makes me wish it was! The dark cherry color is gorgeous and perfect for cooler weather. The lace and cage bra frame looks elegant and upscale, making this the ideal piece for those who want a layering piece to show off under sheer shirts and blouses.

Pleasure Plunge Bra by Figleaves Curve:

harness bras
 
Pleasure Plunge Bra
Available in Bands 36-42, Cups B-E
via Figleaves Curve

Figleaves has been expanding their Curve line quickly, filling it with trendy and budget-friendly pieces. This bra is easy on the wallet ($33) and comes with a harness that is removable. It’s a harness bra and a regular lace bra in one, making it a great style for those who want to try out the look without committing to something expensive.

Sachi Plunge Bra by Elomi:

harness bras

Elomi Sachi Underwired Plunge Bra
Available in Bands 34-44, Cups F-H
via Figleaves

If you’re not sure whether harness bras are for you, I think the Sachi bra is pretty much the best entry point on the market. It’s super supportive and feels like a regular bra on, but the butterfly design visible straps make it the perfect layering piece. I wear this one all the time under plain dresses and shirts. It’s a sweeter take on the style for those who are not ready for complicated harness pieces or a heavy bondage influence in their lingerie drawer.

Micro Jersey Demi Cup Diva Bra with Lace by Ashley Graham:

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Ashley Graham Micro Jersey Demi Cup Diva Bra
Available in Bands 34-44, Cups C-DDD
via Addition Elle

This demi cup bra has a fun center cutout and small harness straps, while the lace overlay gives it a more classic look. It’s a similar piece to the Sachi, in the sense that it’s a good starter piece if you want to try out this look. Ashley Graham’s line of bras is always well made, so it’s a good bet for your budget as well.

Dame De Paris Bra in Cinnamon by Marlies Dekkers:

harness bras

Dame de Paris Balcony Bra
Available in Bands 32-40, Cups B-G
via Marlies Dekkers

It’s not possible to talk about strappy bras without mentioning Marlies Dekkers. It’s a lot like how traditional blues and rock music may now sound boring but was revolutionary at first. Marlies Dekkers is essentially the creator of the strappy bra trend and was making them long before the rest of the market had thought of the idea. Her Dame De Paris bra is still the gold standard and has a surprisingly large size range—up to a G cup in EU sizing. The cinnamon color is perfect for the early autumn weather and pumpkin spice season.

Aurora Quarter Cup Boudoir Bra and Harness by Harlow & Fox x Karolina Laskowska:

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Aurora Quarter Cup Boudoir Bra and Aurora Harness
Bra available in Bands 32-36, Cups D-G
Harness One Size
via Harlow & Fox

Lots of full bust fans have longed to own Karolina Laskowska’s pieces, and now they can! Laskowska and Harlow & Fox have collaborated on a collection that fuses the bondage aesthetic with elegant laces and classic cuts. This bra is built to support and shape, even though it is a boudoir bra. The harness features elegant pearls and lovely details, making it worth owning and wearing with everything.

Adira Satin and Mesh Strappy Harness Bra by Playful Promises:

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Adira Satin & Mesh Strappy Harness Bra
Available in Bands 32-38, Cups D-H
via Playful Promises

I own this bra and find it surprisingly supportive! It looks great under t-shirts and dresses when you want to add an edgier look to your outfit. The bra is easier to wear than it appears, but you might need a diagram to get into the matching panties (at least I did).

Bijou Flirt Bra in Raspberry by Elomi:

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Elomi Bijou Flirt Cage Convertible Bra
Available in Bands 34-44, Cups E-H
via Bare Necessities

This easy-to-wear strappy bra by Elomi also doubles as a great molded t-shirt bra. The raspberry color is lush and beautiful. It’s a bra that goes with everything: all you have to do is pick your neckline for the day.

More Aphrodite Bra by Bluebella:

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MORE Aphrodite Bra
Available in Bands 30-38, Cups D-H
via Bluebella

This Bluebella bra has a much sleeker look than many harness bras, which makes it great for those of you who love more androgynous lingerie. I love the cutouts and layers of satin straps. It’s a genuinely different look in a saturated niche.

Dina Bra by Bravissimo:

harness bras

Dina Balconette Bra
Available in Bands 30-40, Cups E-L
via Bravissimo

This bra may not look revolutionary, but it’s the only bra on this list that goes up to a UK L cup. If you’re in that size range and want to try this look, the Dina Bra is your only option. I love Bravissimo’s continued commitment to offering trendy pieces at the high end of their cup size range. Just wish other brands would follow in their footsteps.

Olivia Strappy Lace Bra by Hips & Curves:

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Olivia Strappy Lace Bra
Available in Bands 30-44, Cups S/M/L
via Hips & Curves

This bra isn’t the most supportive, but the lace is lovely, and it would look gorgeous layered under the right outfit. I love the cranberry color for autumn combined with the more traditional strappy look.

Cappucci Plunge Bra by Ewa Michalak:

strappy bras

Ewa Michalak Cappucci Plunge Bra
Available in Bands 30-40, Cups D-K
via Forever Yours Lingerie

Lots of full bust boutiques now carry Ewa Michalak, which is a winning situation for everyone. Buyers don’t have to risk returns to Poland and have much more sizing information available to them through boutiques than through the Ewa Michalak website. This plunge bra is great for larger cup sizes and features all the design elements that make Ewa Michalak so well-loved by the full bust community.

 

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What do you think of these strappy full bust harness bras? Which brands would you wear?

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Holly lives in an old house in New Orleans with her husband, two dogs and far too many bras. By day she runs The Full Figured Chest, the preeminent lingerie copywriting and marketing firm in the industry. She is the number one recommended copywriter by The Lingerie Journal and her blog was recently featured in Lucky Magazine as one of the top three lingerie blogs online.
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