ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Large Band Size, Small Cup Size | How To Find A Bra For a Big Man

Updated on October 16, 2009

Recently I have received some correspondence and comments from men looking for bras which fit them. The dilemma is simple, if the cup size fits, the band size is too small, and if the band size fits, then the cups are too large. Bra extenders alleviate the problem somewhat, but they also put the straps in a different position, which means they sometimes don't fit the way they should.

This is quite a dilemma for a man who loves bras but just can't find one to fit. Fortunately, there are bras out there that will fit, you just have to know what you're looking for.

First things first though, I recommend you get measured professionally for a bra. Plenty of men have remarked in the comments that they have been fitted for bras in various stores without so much as a raised eyebrow. Find a store you feel comfortable in, then just ask, it will save a great deal of trouble and error in measuring yourself.

Assuming you know your bra size, lets proceed from there. There are lingerie lines which go all the way up to a 52 B, though admittedly, the larger your band size and the smaller your cup size, the more the available range of brassieres shrinks.

Without further ado, let us explore some options for the larger set. Please note that all prices are included as a guide only, and are in USD.

Leading Lady

Leading lady makes a range of brassieres which cater to men and women who don't fit into the traditional 34 C mold, and they are very reasonably priced. One can obtain a 52 B bra in this range for just $18.00. The brassiere pictured is the Zig Zag Weave Leisure Bra.

Anita

Another brand catering for larger ladies and lads is Anita. Anita makes more feminine bras than Leading Lady, so you will be able to enjoy the sensual touch of lace. This comes at a price however, the pictured brassiere, the TopComfort Soft Cup Bra goes all the way up to a 50 A, and retails at around $92.00


Goddess

Goddess bras run up to 56 B, and the pictured brassiere, the Soft Touch, has an interesting shape, extending down the rib cage for added support. This brassiere also features delicate crepe and embroidery for a soft feminine look you'll love. This bra is quite reasonably priced at $34.00


Elila

Running all the way up to 54 B, Elila makes sweet bras for the larger set. The embroidered soft cup microfiber bra pictured is certain to feel amazing against the skin and look great too. Elila brassieres are designed for the comfort of the wearer and include features such as lowered underarm bands, which mean no part of the band will end up digging in under your armpit. Comfort doesn't come at the price of aesthetics though, and most Elila brassieres feature intricate and decidedly feminine embroidery.Elila is also very reasonably priced at around $35.00

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      michael 8 years ago

      there is no better pleasure than comeing home from work & slipping into a great fitting bra & panties. iam a large size 46a And bras are hard to find i just brought a couple of leading lady they are great. i also have many of the glamorise A\b i love these .the sad part is glamorise droped the 1810 A\B style . so guys if you want to buy better hurry

    • profile image

      Bashful 8 years ago

      My favorite is the Leading Lady Microfiber Underwire from jms.com It comes in an A cup that fits very nicely.

    • Hope Alexander profile image
      Author

      Hope Alexander 8 years ago

      Nice, thanks for the additional tips, Gone Nylon.

    • Hope Alexander profile image
      Author

      Hope Alexander 8 years ago

      Nice, thanks for the additional tips, Gone Nylon.

    • profile image

      GoneNylon 8 years ago

      One other company, too, Hope. Glamorise makes a range of bras that actually fit men with man-sized chests, but smaller cup sizes. Their sizes run in A cups well into the 50+ band size. Mostly natural cups, and still no fun colors, but they FIT, and there's really no overstating the joy of having a bra that fits comfortably and doesn't pucker or bind.

      Leading Lady and Glamorise are the two brands I tend to purchase most often. Leading Lady offers a t-shirt bra that's as stealthy as you've mentioned in other hubs. Glamorise's bras tend to be quite lacy, so the male wearer should take this into account.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)