One of the occupational hazards of working in the lingerie industry is that you see everything early. For most of us, we see “new” pieces almost a year ahead of time: this can make it tough to get excited about them when they arrive in stores.
One of the great parts of this autumn batch of full bust bras is that it includes several pieces that I’ve already tried and loved. And there's some genuinely new looks and designs from brands which we think we know well.
Today, I'm going over which full bust bras stand out, from fashion pieces to basics.
Dragonfly Bra in Black/Wine by Curvy Kate:
I love this appropriate autumn take on a sheer lace bra by Curvy Kate. Their usual aesthetic is fairly girly, but this bra feels much more sophisticated to me. I love the split straps as well the use of lace on the cups. The mesh provides support while maintaining a genuinely transparent look.
Candi Bra in Petrol by Sculptresse:
This bra has a fantastic size range and a surprisingly beautiful build for a basic bra. The simplex fabric provides serious support without needing to adjust much, while the hidden seaming provides lots of lift. I have it in black, but this new navy blue version is a great alternative color. If you’re looking for a new reliable basic, it would be hard to go wrong with this one.
Cassie Bra by Bravissimo:
Bravissimo has been making fabulous padded plunge bras for years in larger cup sizes, even though they haven’t caught on as an industry trend as a whole. Bravissimo is definitely onto something here. Their genuinely low-cut plunge bras offer something unique and special. I love this rust-colored Cassie bra for its seasonal hue as well as it’s trendy lace look. These work surprisingly well as t-shirt bras, so don’t let the padding put you off.
Juliette Hazel Full Cup Bra by Harlow & Fox:
Harlow & Fox is back with a new collection, this time with a release of their popular red Juliette line in gold, silver, and teal. This peacock inspired look comes with double layered silk side panels and lots of luxurious details, making it a luxurious piece that you can wear for years.
Crush Bra by Sugar Candy:
I don’t usually talk much about wireless bras, but it seems dishonest to not feature the bra that I have spent the entire summer living in. These bras are getting buzz for excellent reasons: they’re comfortable, durable and provide enough support to work as a regular bra out of the house. They’ve got more engineering than a typical wireless bralette, but it all pays off when you realize how much lift they create. The Crush is their new fashion model, but lace versions and an integrated tank top version will be coming out in November. I’m planning to buy them all.
Soraya Plunge Bra in Dark Rose by Elomi:
The Soraya/Nicole bras by Elomi have been stunning over the past few seasons, so it’s no surprise that they’re bringing out another beautiful version soon. This dark rose print is elegant and fun, without feeling too serious. As always, I love their butterfly inspired take on the strappy bra trend.
Celeste Bra by Gabi Fresh and Playful Promises:
I think I’m one of the few people who disliked the first Gabi Fresh x Playful Promises collection last year. After seeing what the brand could do with their Peak and Beau pieces and Gabi’s style, I was disappointed to that it relied on black strappy pieces that seemed far behind the current trends. Luckily, I love their second collection! The sequined and embroidered pieces are beautiful and unexpected, especially at their utterly reasonable price points. This half cup bra will be an excellent piece for plus-size lingerie collectors. The brand gets bonus points for showing it on an actual plus-size model.
Veronica Bra in Black by Adina Reay:
I adored the beige version of this that came out for spring and summer, so it’s no surprise that I’m equally in love with this darker version of it. This style is what embroidered sheer bras can and should be for full busts. And I hope other brands take note and decide to take more risks with their lines as a result. If you’re in their size range and budget, this is a unique luxury piece that you will love for years.
Encounter Bra by Scantilly:
Scantilly has traditionally relied on the strappy black lingerie trend to help them sell pieces, so I was thrilled to see a new look for the brand with this Encounter bra. I got to try it a few weeks ago, and I love it just as much in person as I did in the pictures. If you adore sheer bras and embroidery, this one is for you.
Underwire Plunge Bra by Freya Fancies:
I’ve tried several pieces in the Freya Fancies collection and been a bit underwhelmed, but I will pledge allegiance to this bra forever. I love the light lace feel, the consistent sizing and the fun colors that are released every season. I’ve worn through two of them now, which means they’re a serious winner.
Clara Full Cup Bra by Panache:
The Clara bra always reminds me of fancy candies, which is a good thing! The latest purple version is right on trend, and the build of the bra works for a wide range of body and breast tissue types, making it an easy piece for most people to wear. They also last forever, which makes them a good buy.
Morgan Bra in Midnight Garden by Elomi:
This dark and lush print is perfect for cooler weather! The Morgan frame has become popular, so this is a good bet for anyone who already wears and likes Elomi. This look is a more sophisticated take on the usual Elomi bra.
Anais Bra by Bravissimo:
I’ve written frequently about my love for Bravissimo’s half cup bras, so seeing this Anais bra included shouldn’t be a surprise. I love the sage green color for autumn and the truly luxurious look of this bra. If you haven’t tried their half cups before, this would be a good one to choose.
Beatrix Red Placement Stripe Demi Bra in DD - G by Playful Promises:
This carnival-inspired bra combines wine and peach shades to create a piece that stands out! I love the contrasting stripe placement which takes the bra from basic to spectacular. This demi bra is excellent for those of you looking for something noteworthy on a budget.
What do you think of these new full bust bras for autumn? Which would you wear?