Where to Buy Bras Online

(In Alphabetical Order)

Bare Necessities
Main Brands: Bali, Calvin Klein, Chantelle, Felina, Freya, Le Mystere, Lily of France, Maidenform, Panache, Platex, Wacoal
Sizes Sold: 28DD-H, 30-40 AA-K, 42-54 A-N (US cup)
Shipping: US ($5 shipping, free with $70 purchase)
Bare Necessities offers a wide range of sizes to choose from. It carries more U.S. brands than many other sites, so be mindful of brands when looking for your size.

Beautyfull Bras
Main Brands: Curvy Kate, FitFully Yours, Parfait, Panache

Sizes Sold: A-K, 28-40
Shipping: US (shipping to US is 7% of order, international shipping fee is 20% of order)
Beautyfull bras is based in the US and has some very good prices (most bras in the $30-45 range), although brand selection is a bit limited.

Big Girls Bras
Main Brands: all brands listed here

Sizes Sold: Range includes 28-58 AA-N cup (mix of US and UK sizing), with not all bands available for all cup sizes (shop "by size" to see what's available).
Shipping: US ($4.95) [to Canada: $8, International, $30]

Brastop
Main Brands: Curvy Kate, Fantasie, Freya, Gossard, Krisline, Panache
Sizes Sold: 28-46 D-K
Shipping: UK (shipping to US: £6.95, or free with £75 purchase)
Brastop is one of my new favorite sites to order from. You can always find great deals and discounted prices on bras here - it's a great choice if you need to order a variety of sizes to determine your size (you'll have to pay for return shipping, however). Sometimes there will be codes for additional discounts or free shipping! Check back often for new selections and prices, just be aware that your size in any particular bra may get sold out if you wait too long.

Bravissimo
Main Brands: Bravissimo, Fantasie, Freya
Sizes Sold: 28-40 D-KK, 32L
Shipping: UK (shipping to US: £7.95)
Bravissimo is always chock-full of new offerings and beautiful bras in a wide range of sizes. It's one of the easiest sites to use, in my opinion; you can search by size, style, brand, and color with the dropdown list, and it will update based on how many options are available depending on what you select. They will also offer very helpful fitting and sizing advice if you email them with questions.

Breakout Bras
Main Brands: Elomi, Fantasie, Freya, Panache
Sizes Sold: 28-38 D-K
Shipping: US (free standard shipping)
Breakout Bras has a great page on fitting advice, as well as a larger selection of maternity items. They do offer a variety of sizes and brands, but it's a bit hard to shop by size (select a category first). Their FAQ also states that they will match prices.

Butterfly Collection
Main Brands: Several choices in each of these
Sizes Sold: 30-38 D-K, 28E-K
Shipping: Canada (free US shipping)
One of the few Canadian-based bra sites, Butterfly Collection offers a good variety of brands with several choices each. The sizing choices are solid, though a bit limited in comparison to larger sites. US and UK sizing equivalents and fit recommendations are listed for each bra.

Ewa Michalak
Main Brands: Ewa Michalak
Sizes Sold: Can vary; generally 30-46 A-K stocked. 24-28 bands (as well as larger cup sizes) can be custom ordered.
Shipping: Poland (shipping to US: 45pln/$13.50)
Click on the English flag on the top of the page for an English-language version of the site. I've heard great things about these bras, and the prices aren't bad either! Just be sure to convert to USD ;) 

Figleaves
Main Brands: Chantelle, Fantasie, Freya, Gossard, Just Peachy, Panache, Wacoal (see all brands offered)
Sizes Sold: 28-46 AA-JJ (the majority of sizes within this range, with a few additional offerings in larger backs)
Shipping: UK ($4.95 US shipping)
Figleaves offers one of the widest varieties in terms of brand and size. If you want to explore a wider variety of brands, or you want to order a variety of bra sizes within the 28C-DD cup range from the same site (most small band/small cup sites stop at B or C), this is a good option.

FreshPair
Main Brands: Wacoal, Chantelle, Panache, Calvin Klein, Le Mystere
Sizes Sold: 28A-F, 30-46 A-M (US sizing), 48-52 A-G
Shipping: Free US Shipping ($6.95 for Canada [free on orders over $50], starting at $9.95 for international)
The 28 band offerings of FreshPair are a little small, but they have a solid array of brands to choose from, as well as a great range of large-band sizes.


Large Cup Lingerie 
Main Brands: Freya, Fantasie, Parfait, Miss Mandalay
Sizes Sold: Varying; 28 D-H, 30-36 D-K, 38 D-J, 40DD-G
Shipping: Free worldwide!
LCL has a small but solid range of bras, and the prices are definitely reasonable (some in the 15GBP range)! The site is very easy to navigate.

Linda's
Main Brands: Anita, Chantelle, Fantasie, Freya, Panache (all brands listed here)
Sizes Sold: 28AA-J, 30-56 AA-N (all sizes listed here)
Shipping: US ($6 shipping, free with $75 purchase)
I haven't had much experience with Linda's Online, but I do know that I'm impressed with the sizes and variety offered, as well as the user-friendly site and good bra advice! 

The Little Bra Company 
Main Brands: Little Bra Company
Sizes Sold28-38A, 28-36B, 28-34C
Shipping: US ($5, free with $100 purchase)
With a very specific and focused marked, this is a great place to look for smaller-busted women who fit into their size range. :)

LoveBras
Main Brands: Curvy Kate, Fantasie, Freya, Gossard, Krisline, Panache
Sizes Sold: 28-48 D-K (all sizes listed here)
Shipping: UK (US shipping £6.95)
The Lovebras site setup reminds me of Brastop - the prices seem to be similar too!

Lula Lu Petite
Main Brands: Eberjay, Lula Lu, The Little Bra Company
Sizes Sold: 30AA-B, 32-36AAA-B, 38AA-A
Shipping: US (Varies by zip code - approximately $6)
Lula Lu Petite is the place to go for women who need sub-A cups (and/or find the options on The Little Bra Company too large in the cup) - there's even a few swimwear options!


Sophisticated Pair
Main Brands: Elomi, Fantasie, Freya, Panache, Wacoal
Sizes Sold: 28-42 D-KK
Shipping: US ($7, or free with $50 purchase)
A smaller, US based site, A Sophisticated Pair has a smaller selection of some of the most popular bras.

*disclaimer: I have personally ordered from several of these sites, but not all of them. As far as I know, all of these sites are legitimate and have good reviews.

(See the original post on List of Online Bra Stores)

Bra-modifying tutorials:
Shortening band (detailed)
Shortening band (simple)
Tightening band (with stitching)
Tightening band (using elastic)
How to shrink a bra band
Taking in center gore
Fixing pokey underwires
Fixing a stabbing/digging underwire

Molding flat underwire to body
Fixing underwire (video)

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking back to my "How to shorten a bra-band" posting!
    Maybe this article might also be interesting for you?
    How to sew a "Magic Clip" (Racerback Converter).
    http://kurvendiskussionen.blogspot.com/2011/06/anleitung-bh-backclip-magic-clip.html

    If necessary I'm happy to provide an english version too :)

    greets,
    de.nocte

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  2. Happy to, denocte! I found it really useful. Thanks for the other link!

    I can get by with Google translate, but an English version might be even more helpful, if you don't mind!

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  3. Fine :) It might take me a few days, I'm a bit busy atm, but I'll keep you posted!

    denocte

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  4. Hi! I have only recently become aware of my proper bra size, and as a college student in the US I don't have much money or a lot of access to places that sell bras in my size. I'd like to try ordering some bras from online stores based in the UK (Brastop, Bravissimo, and figleaves) but I don't trust Paypal and don't want to use my credit card for an overseas purchase. Most prepaid cards are valid only in the US, so that's not an option, either. Do you have any advice on how I could go about making a purchase overseas without compromising my bank or credit card information? Thanks!

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    1. Hi there! If you're looking for cheap bras, you'll probably have better luck with ebay, especially UK (ebay.co.uk). Brastop.com is also cheaper that most other online stores.
      In regards to methods of paying without using Paypal or a credit card, I'm really not sure of any other way to go about it, except perhaps working out some sort of check or money order transaction with an ebay seller or a one-on-one sale (like from Bratabase.com). All of the big-name sites I've purchased bras from (the ones you mentioned and Brastop) are very secure and safe in terms of information in my experience, and I've never had any problem with paying with a credit card through the site or with using Paypal. I don't know of any greater risk of using a credit card for overseas purchases vs. US purchases, personally.

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    2. Thanks so much! Sorry for the delayed response. :)

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  5. Top Drawer Lingerie is also a good online bra retailer for those of you who are not familiar with it yet. Our online store is relatively new, but we are adding new inventory regularly and soon it will have much more inventory. Large size bras and quality brands are featured there regularly :)

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  6. Breast Accessories Lingerie Boutique are also now offering many lovely bras. AA-M cup and 24-46 band sizes. www.breastaccessories.co.uk
    Stock is constantly updated.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing the amazing list of these sites!! It will be of great use!

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  8. Why am I not seeing my favorite brand here :( which happens to be TreSEXY. I love their range and mostly the quality, color combinations and styles for underwire and padded bras even under the clearance section.

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  9. Does anyone know if they even make bras above size N. I am currently in a 38N and I still have the double boob effect. (it drives me crazy) I have even gone up in the band size from a 36 but the cup is still too small. I tried goimg up anymore the band but then it moves up and down when I lift my arms.

    I have looked online gone to boutiques and no one seems to have a bra that does not do the double boob effect.

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    1. I sometimes have the same problem. Have you gone to a Rigby & Peller (www.rigbyandpeller.com) store? They have their own alterations department so if you have to go up a band size or 2 to find cups to fit they will do it for you for free. They only alter bras you buy from them though.

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