January is traditionally full of new resolutions and fresh starts, like gym memberships and healthy eating plans. But what about our lingerie drawer? It can be equally refreshing to branch out and try something new when you shop, especially if it’s something designed to work with your curvier figure.
Today I’m covering my favorite full bust brands for 2019, which hopefully include some lines are new and unfamiliar to you. These are easy to love based on other brands out there, but also represent something new!
This low-key lingerie brand is already selling out in many boutiques but hasn’t become a name like Elomi or Freya yet. Their bras are just as good or better as the larger full bust brands and perfectly designed. The lift their bras offer is on par with many Polish brands and their pieces are simple and pretty, making them great for everyday wear.
Try: If you love Polish brands or are in the D through J cup range.
Kris Line is my favorite of all of the Polish bra lines, but they’re only readily available on Zulily or Brastop. It's one of the most affordable as well! While I’ve found a lot of the Polish bra lines to be hit or miss, Kris Line works for full-busted and full-figured customers. They also have beautiful offerings, which means that even their basics feel luxurious and unique.
Try: If you love Polish bras or you love budget bras.
If you want to invest in some luxury lingerie this year, make it from either Buttress & Snatch or Marilupa. Both are the brainchild of the same designer and feature the same great bra builds that work with curves. If you want something fully couture and custom, go for Marilupa. If you want something that is a more affordable splurge, check out Buttress & Snatch’s line of adorable cotton print sets that channel perfect summer weather.
Try: If you want to buy a luxury set and want something different from the usual.
Silent Arrow is the famed maker of the “FU” panties you see all around Instagram, but they’ve also been making a full collection of all black lingerie for years that is innovative and fun. Their full bust collection goes from a DD to a G cup and includes lots of designs that infuse their street style sensibilities with solid lingerie designs. While the line is mostly black, they’ve added a few colors for this season for the first time as well.
Try: If you love Instagrammable lingerie and like to support indie lingerie makers.
You can only buy Flirtelle, Curvy Kate’s budget line, through Brastop. While budget lines are already few and far between in the full bust market, good ones are even harder to find. Luckily, Flirtelle combines Curvy Kate’s knowledge of fit with beautiful basic designs you can wear every day. Their collection also goes up to a K cup, which makes it pretty accessible for everyone. If you like Curvy Kate’s look and feel, this is brand to check out.
Try: If you love budget bras or you love Curvy Kate.Flirtelle Ada Padded Balconette Bra Available in Bands 36-40, Cups F-JJ via Brastop
This brand has just been picked up at Jenette Bras, which means we’re all excited about trying it this year! I love their delicate designs and art deco sensibilities. It’s rare to see French lingerie in larger cup sizes, so we’re excited about this brand becoming more accessible in 2019.
Try: If you love French lingerie, or you can go bra shopping in LA.Louisa Bracq Série Noire Available in Bands 30-40, Cups D-I via Jenette Bras
This brand combines the former model turned lingerie brand owner trend with the resurgence in New York City-based production that we’ve seen in the past few years. While their offerings are currently somewhat limited, their use of laces and fabrics from Italy combined with their fabric tech makes them a brand to watch and try. I’d love to see another NYC based brand have the success that something like Uye Surana has had.
Try: If you love neutral lingerie colors and supporting new indie brands.
Bravissimo is the old guard of full bust lingerie, but it tends to get lost in the shuffle here in the US since they don’t have stores at every shopping mall here. They now have a US-focused website that makes buying and returning things a lot easier and is quietly continuing to push out great collections that focus on larger cup sizes and smart innovation. Their house brand makes several bras that I would take to a deserted island---they are that good.
Try: If you like the way UK brands fit and you want to access styles beyond Panache and Elomi.
Have you tried any of these full bust brands? Let us know your experience in the comments below.