Introduction To The Top Rated Upper Back Support Bras For Women
Having large breasts isn’t easy. Yes, many men will find them attractive, but they have never been in our bodies and don’t know the troubles we face on a daily basis because of the weight of our breasts. The body is often ill-equipped to support their weight, which causes back pain and poor posture. If you’re working in an office or sitting behind a desk for extended periods of time, you are at an even higher risk of slouching because the regular bra doesn’t provide enough back and front support for your breasts.
What a Back Support Bra Can Do for You
Back support bras are specially designed to relieve your shoulders, your back, and your neck from the tension put on by having to carry the weight of your breasts. They accomplish this by incorporating a larger, supportive band and a pressure-relieving back. In order to work properly, they also come with thicker straps, so it’s the bra – not your body – that supports your breasts.
Regular bras can highlight the shape and the look of your breasts, but they won’t make carrying their weight any easier for your body. Back support bras, also known as posture bras, won’t pull at all on your shoulders and will ensure that the weight of your breasts is split evenly. With a good back support bra, you will immediately notice how easier it is to stand or sit up straight and you won’t be weighed down by the weight of your breast, as is the case with the bras we normally wear.
There are many back support bras to choose from, andall of them have posture-correcting features such as a front closure, a cross-back, and separated cups. Additionally, you might want to consider getting a longline bra, as they have larger bands, which essentially means more support for your breasts.
Comparison Chart – Best Back Support Bras: Our Picks
We have asked our female readers to help us pick some of the best back support bras available at the moment. They were more than eager to share their experiences and recommend their favorites. Here is a list of six best back support bras that will undoubtedly change your life for the better.
#1 Glamorise Women’s MagicLift Front Close Posture Support Bra Review
Glamorise is a company that specializes in manufacturing bras and shapewear for full-figured women, and has been in the business for almost a century. MagicLift is their line of dedicated back support bras and model #1265 is one of their most popular and bestselling products. The extra-wide shoulder straps are padded with small cushions in order to relieve the pressure and provide comfort all day long.
We all know how intolerable the wiring in our bra can be, and the designers at Glamorise also had that in mind when they created this line. Thankfully, this model is wire-free. The MagicLift technology is utilized to shape your breasts and distribute their weight evenly without the use of wires. They thought about your appearance, too: in addition to providing much needed support, this technology lifts your breasts and accentuates your bust.
The front closure on this bra adds much relief to women suffering from back problems. No need to stretch your arms in order to close your bra; the five front hooks are right there where you can see themand access them without a problem. The cups of the bra use layering to help give your breasts a better definition, yet it doesn’t increase the cup size. The back coverage is very smooth and there are no bulges, so no one will know you’re wearing a back support bra underneath your clothes.
Glamorise Women’s MagicLift Front Closure Posture Support Bra #1265 is so comfortable that you’ll forget you’re wearing it. Not just that, but the positive effects it has on your posture and physical health will be noticeable immediately. The price will vary based on size and color, but you simply cannot go wrong with this model.
#2 Leonisa Women’s Posture Corrector Wireless Back Support Bra Review
Leonisa have been producing women’s lingerie for over six decades and have won numerous awards for their eye-catching designs. Based on the feedback from their primarily female customers, they have developed and patented four different technologies to make their bras more comfortable. Some of those technologies are utilized here in their elegantly designed Posture Corrector Wireless Back Support Bra.
This is another wireless back support bra with front closure. The closing mechanism has two rows with three hooks per row, which allows for adjustability and convenience. The inside of the cups is lined, but doesn’t increase the cup size. As you know, bras – much like any other clothing item – tend to stretch over time, but our female readers have informed us that the combination of materials used here (90 percent polyamide and 10 percent elastane) makes for a very durable bra, even if you’re wearing it every day.
What’s so great about this model is that it’s a multi-purpose bra. It is mainly designed to correct your posture, but can also be used while you’re breastfeeding and whenever you’re exercising. (If you’re looking for a dedicated sports bra, we have exactly what you need further down the list.) With a high cross-back, this bra takes the pressure off your neck, and is also ideal to wear following a breast surgery.
#3 Exquisite Form Fully Women’s Front Close Cotton Posture Bra with Lace Review
Inexpensive products made from high quality materials have made Exquisite Form one of the leading brands in the lingerie department. Their “Fully” line specializes in bras for full-figured women and offers several different back support bras. Our readers love these bras so much that three of them found their place in this list.
Exquisite Form Fully Women’s Front Close Cotton Posture Bra with Lace #5100531 has reinforced cups that are made from cotton. The lace is made from nylon, while the back combines nylon and spandex for elasticity. The back is high, which is particularly easy on the neck, and the cross-back bands are thick and hold everything firmly in place. The straps are adjustable and are cushioned for better comfort.
The bra is wire-free (we cannot stress how important this is) and closes in the front like every good back support bra should. The cotton in the cups allows your skin to breathe, which is particularly convenient in the summer or when you’re partaking in some physical activity. This model keeps your breasts in place, distributes their weight evenly across the cups, and doesn’t accentuate them. If you have large breasts but want to give yourself a modest appearance, then this is the right model for you.
#4 Exquisite Form Fully Women’s Front Close Posture Bra with Lace Review
The second of our Exquisite Form picks is their Fully Women’s Front Close Posture Bra with Lace #5100565. Unlike the previous model, this one doesn’t utilize cotton, but uses nylon and polyester instead. This is a slickly designed, lightweight bra that will do wonders for your back and your shoulders, and the lace in the front adds a nice touch of style and elegance. After all, just because we’re wearing a back support bra doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t feel attractive and chic in our underwear.
Again, the closure is in the front and the high back with cross-back bands keeps your breasts in place.This brauses double support reinforced cups. Speaking of cups, before you buy an Exquisite Form bra, you should know that they have a special technique (“Exquisite Fit”) to measure your cup size. Because the guide might prove difficult to find, and you can’t try your bra before you buy it when shopping online, we will tell you how to measure your cup size for best fit.
First you have to use a measuring tape to take a tight measurement around the rib cage, directly under your breasts. The tape needs to be kept parallel to the floor. Round the measurement to the nearest whole inch – if the measurement is even, add 4 inches; if it’s an odd number, add 5 inches to determine your band size. For example, if you’ve measured 32 inches (an even number), add 4 inches and you’ll have your band size – 36.
Now, with your arms relaxed at the side, you need to measure the fullest part of your bust, while keeping the tape straight. Do not measure too tightly, because you want the cups to be comfortable. Round the measurement to the nearest whole inch and then subtract your band size from it. So, if your bust size is 39, and your band size is 36, then your cup size is 3 inches (cup size C).
#5 Exquisite Form Longline Posture Bra Review
Here’s something slightly different: Exquisite Form Longline Posture Bra #5017565 is in many ways similar to the model highlighted above, but has one additional benefit that will surely make you want to consider buying it. As we have already said in this article, longline bras allow room for the use of larger bands which means even more support for your breasts than regular-size back support bras.
Longline back support bras also give your body more definition and overall a slimmer shape, which is really good for plus-sized women. Again, the touch of lace in the front oozes elegance and makes the bra not just good for your physique, but also very appealing to the eye. Double support cups are utilized to give your breasts maximum comfort.
Admittedly, this particular model could have used an even thicker set of bands in the back to provide more support for your back, your shoulders and your neck, but it’s still a very good and inexpensive longline back support bra. Even though the straps aren’t cushioned, they are still thick enough not to put any unnecessary pressure on your shoulders.
In addition to determining your cup size based on the rules described above, you will also need to measure your waist to see how wide the waistband on your longline bra must be. If you buy a model that turns out to be too tight around the waist, don’t worry – most online retailers will give you enough time to return the bra and get one with a wider waistband. Just make sure you try it on as soon as it arrives.
#6 Enell High Impact Sports Bra Review
If you’re looking for a bra to support your breasts while you’re engaged in physical activities, you are strongly advised to buy a sports bra instead of a regular back support bra. While back support bras can be worn when doing light exercises, you should definitely have a sports bra to use in the gym, when you’re jogging, or when you’re doing yoga.
In terms of sports bras, you can’t go wrong with Enell. Their High Impact Sports Bra is made from nylon and Lycra spandex, and has a convenient and firm front closure. The wide non-stretch straps hold your breasts evenly and reduce bounce, thus ridding your shoulders of fatigue and yourself of feeling of discomfort. Because they’re designed to be worn when exercising, which is a process that often includes a lot of sweating, a special blend of fabrics is utilized to help keep your skin dry and comfortable.
The back is higher than on an everyday back support bra, and the additional space is used to insert much thicker cross-back straps. Not only is this good for your posture and for relieving the tension from your shoulders and your neck, but this also prevents you from sustaining some sports-related injuries that could result in an unbearable pain in the back.
Enell uses a numeric cup size in the 1-8 range, so make sure you get your cup size right before you order a sports bra. One of our readers commented that the colors of this bra can be a bit tacky, but she is so happy with what it does for her that she doesn’t care about the Lycra pink and Lycra blue. You may care, though, so it’s important to point this out. Another great thing is that the bra is constructed so that it doesn’t cling to any other items of clothing you’re wearing on top of it.