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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EXTENDED SIZE BRAS

FIT EXPERTS

At Bendon, we’re always looking for ways to improve and innovate. Recently, we’ve been working hard to further extend our size range to be more inclusive, and we now offer 90 different sizes across our brands. When it comes to designing plus-size bras, there are very specific design and construction differences. These differences ensure that your curves are supported with the utmost comfort all day, every day. Read on to learn more about how to find your perfect plus size bra at Bendon Lingerie.

What is a plus size bra

Plus-size bras are tailored to fit women with bigger band sizes rather than cup sizes. These bras feature a wider bra band, additional hook and eye closures, wider (sometimes even padded) bra straps and occasionally additional boning on the sides. The above features work together for maximum support and comfort to complement your beautiful curvy figure.

Sometimes it can feel like an absolute chore to shop for bras as a plus-size woman and, more often than not, end up walking out of a store empty-handed and right back at square one. Bra straps and bands are generally too thin and can cause spillage in all the wrong places, amounting to an overall lack of support and comfort. We can then find ourselves in an overly padded bra that has just increased our bust by a good few sizes, sometimes giving the appearance of being bigger than we actually are.

Who should wear a plus size bra

Plus-sized bras usually start from a D cup and band size of 14+. So, if this is you and you’ve been struggling to find the perfect bra, you’re not alone. Plus-sized bras are constructed to provide security and support for women with a fuller bust. Because this is the priority, sometimes women struggle to find plus-sized bras that are also cute and fashionable, with the right amount of padding, support and comfort. We understand that it can be frustrating shopping for plus size bras; that’s why we’re trying hard to improve in this space. 

Here are some of the plus-size bra styles available at Bendon:


Contour bras

Contour bras come in a range of underwired and wire-free options - with moulded and padded cups made from foam or other lining materials that allow the bra to hold its shape, on and off the body. The moulded cups of a contour bra help shape your breasts to create a smooth and symmetrical appearance that feels natural under clothing. Styles like these usually come with lined straps that are better at sitting on our shoulders without slipping. These styles are great to wear when you want a more lifted and rounded look without going up a cup size.

SHOP CONTOUR BRAS

620-7423.LATE.FS
620-7423.LATE.BS

Bendon Body Seamfree Contour Bra

$59.95

620-7423.BLAK.FS
620-7423.BLAK.BF

Bendon Body Seamfree Contour Bra

$59.95

221-7304.BLAK.BF
221-7304.BLAK.BB

Rita Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

OUTLET

221-7201Z.BLAK.BF
221-7201Z.BLAK.FF

Body Basics Full Coverage Contour Bra

$49.95

221-7304.LATE.FS
221-7304.LATE.BF

Rita Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

72-69.BLAK.BF
72-69.BLAK.BB

Damask Contour Bra

$54.95

F22-658.LATE.FS
F22-658.LATE.BS

Sculpt Contour Plunge Bra

$74.95

OUTLET

221-7201Z.AMNU.BF
221-7201Z.AMNU.FF

Body Basics Full Coverage Contour Bra

$49.95

F22-658.BLAK.FS
F22-658.BLAK.BS

Sculpt Contour Plunge Bra

$74.95

F72-589.BLAK.BF
F72-589.BLAK.BS

Lace Perfect Contour Bra

$69.95

221-1167.BKTA.BF
221-1167.BKTA.BS

Geometric Lace Full Coverage Contour Bra

$59.95

CLEARANCE

OUTLET

72-598.BLAK.BF
72-598.BLAK.BS

Body Lace Contour Bra - Clearance

$20.00 $59.95

221-7304.WHIT.BF
221-7304.WHIT.BS

Rita Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

F72-589.LATE.FS
F72-589.LATE.BS

Lace Perfect Contour Bra

$69.95

CLEARANCE

OUTLET

72-69.COCM.BF
72-69.COCM.BS

Damask Contour Bra - Clearance

$20.00 $49.95

221-7635.BLAK.FS
221-7635.BLAK.BS

Embrace Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

221-7635.WHIT.FS
221-7635.WHIT.BF

Embrace Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

72-69.CMPN.BF
72-69.CMPN.BB

Damask Contour Bra

$54.95

F72-9098.BLAK.FS
F72-9098.BLAK.BF

Profile Perfect Contour Bra

$69.95

CLEARANCE

OUTLET

221-534.WHIT.BF
221-534.WHIT.BB

Body Cotton Full Coverage Contour Bra - Clearance

$20.00 $44.95

F72-9098.LATE.BF
F72-9098.LATE.BB

Profile Perfect Contour Bra

$69.95

OUTLET

221-7663.WHIT.BF
221-7663.WHIT.BS

Tara Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

221-1167.TAPE.BF
221-1167.TAPE.BS

Geometric Lace Full Coverage Contour Bra

$59.95

LLSG146B.BBLK.FS
LLSG146B.BBLK.BS

Sexy & Seamless Contour Bra

$69.95

CLEARANCE

OUTLET

22-7620.DSAO.BF
22-7620.DSAO.BS

Bendon Breathe Contour Sports Bra

$20.00 $79.95

OUTLET

221-7201Z.WHIT.BF
221-7201Z.WHIT.FF

Body Basics Full Coverage Contour Bra

$49.95

OUTLET

221-7663.BLAK.BF
221-7663.BLAK.BB

Tara Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

221-1612.WHIT.BF
221-1612.WHIT.BS

Simply Me Full Coverage Contour Bra

$59.95

22-7637X.BLAK.BF
22-7637X.BLAK.FS

COMfit Collection Contour Full Coverage Bra

$64.95

LLSG146B.BNUD.BF
LLSG146B.BNUD.BS

Sexy & Seamless Contour Bra

$69.95

23-1619.BLAK.BF
23-1619.BLAK.BS

Naturally Me Contour Bra

$69.95

OUTLET

23-2010.BKNO.FS
23-2010.BKNO.BF

Hold Me Contour Bra

$64.95

221-1612.BLAK.BF
221-1612.BLAK.BS

Simply Me Full Coverage Contour Bra

$59.95

CLEARANCE

OUTLET

F22-691.BLAK.BF
F22-691.BLAK.BS

Mystique Contour Bra

$30.00 $69.95

23-2002.BTSC.BF
23-2002.BTSC.FS

Only Me Contour Bra

$34.97 $69.95

LLSG146B.BWHT.BF
LLSG146B.BWHT.BB

Sexy & Seamless Contour Bra

$69.95

CLEARANCE

OUTLET

221-1612.DELA.BF
221-1612.DELA.BS

Simply Me Full Coverage Contour Bra

$25.00 $59.95

22-7637X.LATE.FS
22-7637X.LATE.BF

COMfit Collection Contour Full Coverage Bra

$64.95

22-7637X.MOCH.FS
22-7637X.MOCH.BF

COMfit Collection Contour Full Coverage Bra

$64.95

OUTLET

210-7201Z.BLAK.BF
210-7201Z.BLAK.FF

Body Basics Contour Bra

$49.95

F22-685.LATE.FS
F22-685.LATE.BS

Perfect Lines Contour Bra

$69.95

F72-589.BIKR.FS
F72-589.BIKR.BF

Lace Perfect Contour Bra

$34.97 $69.95

72-261.BRWH.FS
72-261.BRWH.BS

Sofia Contour Bra

$69.95

CLEARANCE

OUTLET

LL23-1265.DKDM.FS
LL23-1265.DKDM.BF

Juniper Rose Contour Bra - Clearance

$20.00 $54.95

72-261.BLAK.FS
72-261.BLAK.BS

Sofia Contour Bra

$69.95

OUTLET

210-7201Z.AMNU.BF
210-7201Z.AMNU.BS

Body Basics Contour Bra

$49.95

OUTLET

22-7637X.NVPH.BF
22-7637X.NVPH.BB

COMfit Collection Contour Full Coverage Bra - Clearance

$25.00 $59.95

F22-685.BLAK.FS
F22-685.BLAK.BF

Perfect Lines Contour Bra

$69.95

CLEARANCE

OUTLET

23-2010.MGTN.FS
23-2010.MGTN.BF

Hold Me Contour Bra

$25.00 $64.95

72-69.LATE.BF
72-69.LATE.BS

Damask Contour Bra

$54.95


Full coverage bras

Full coverage brasare a practical option for bigger busted women. They are designed to minimise cleavage and spillage at the top of the cup, with reinforced lower cup panelling to offer extra support. Other features include lightweight wires to allow for movement and flexibility, thicker straps, additional hook and eye closures and side bone inserts for maximum comfort. A bra for everyday wear and peace of mind if you’re wanting a more modest look.

SHOP FULL COVERAGE BRAS

221-7304.BLAK.BF
221-7304.BLAK.BB

Rita Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

221-7304.LATE.FS
221-7304.LATE.BF

Rita Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

221-1167.BKTA.BF
221-1167.BKTA.BS

Geometric Lace Full Coverage Contour Bra

$59.95

221-7304.WHIT.BF
221-7304.WHIT.BS

Rita Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

221-7635.BLAK.FS
221-7635.BLAK.BS

Embrace Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

221-7635.WHIT.FS
221-7635.WHIT.BF

Embrace Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

221-1167.TAPE.BF
221-1167.TAPE.BS

Geometric Lace Full Coverage Contour Bra

$59.95

221-1612.WHIT.BF
221-1612.WHIT.BS

Simply Me Full Coverage Contour Bra

$59.95

22-7637X.BLAK.BF
22-7637X.BLAK.FS

COMfit Collection Contour Full Coverage Bra

$64.95

221-1612.BLAK.BF
221-1612.BLAK.BS

Simply Me Full Coverage Contour Bra

$59.95

22-7637X.LATE.FS
22-7637X.LATE.BF

COMfit Collection Contour Full Coverage Bra

$64.95

22-7637X.MOCH.FS
22-7637X.MOCH.BF

COMfit Collection Contour Full Coverage Bra

$64.95

NEW

221-7635.LATE.BF
221-7635.LATE.FS

Embrace Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

22-7637X.WHIT.FS
22-7637X.WHIT.BF

COMfit Collection Contour Full Coverage Bra

$64.95

OUTLET

221-7635.OXBR.FS
221-7635.OXBR.BF

Embrace Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95

NEW

F20-706.WINW.BF
F20-706.WINW.FS

Mysterious Underwire Bra

$89.95

NEW

F20-707.BLAK.BF
F20-707.BLAK.FS

Faithful Underwire Bra

$89.95

NEW

221-7304.IKBL.BF
221-7304.IKBL.BS

Rita Full Coverage Contour Bra

$54.95


Non-Padded & Unlined Bras

Non-padded and unline bras are a fan-favourite amongst bustier women who are also curvy. As the name suggests, this style is designed with non-padded or unlined bra cups with underwire. Whilst the bra band does most of the work in providing support for your breasts; the underwire is the feature that creates structure and shape. Underwires are a thin semi-circle strip of material, usually made from metal, plastic, or resin, that is hidden in the channel at the bottom of the cup. They play an integral role in lifting and separating your breasts, and when matched with an unlined cup, it creates the ultimate plus size support without increasing your bust size. Give this bra style a try; we guarantee it’ll be love at first fit.

SHOP NON PADDED AND UNLINED BRAS

F75-5040.BLAK.FS
F75-5040.BLAK.BS

Charlotte Underwire Bra

$69.95

F75-8030.BLAK.FS
F75-8030.BLAK.BS

Coral Underwire Bra

$69.95

F75-5040.TOFF.BF
F75-5040.TOFF.BB

Charlotte Underwire Bra

$69.95

F75-129.BLAK.BF
F75-129.BLAK.BB

Classic Underwire Bra

$54.95

F75-8030.WHIT.FS
F75-8030.WHIT.BS

Coral Underwire Bra

$69.95

F75-8030.LATE.FS
F75-8030.LATE.BF

Coral Underwire Bra

$69.95

20-1554.BLAK.FS
20-1554.BLAK.BF

Morning Lola Underwire Bra

$54.95

F75-5040.WHIT.BF
F75-5040.WHIT.BB

Charlotte Underwire Bra

$69.95

F75-129.IVRY.BF
F75-129.IVRY.BS

Classic Underwire Bra

$54.95

75-261.BRWH.FS
75-261.BRWH.BS

Sofia Underwire Bra

$74.95

75-261.CMEO.FS
75-261.CMEO.BS

Sofia Underwire Bra

$74.95

F20-599.BCCT.FS
F20-599.BCCT.BF

Delicate Lace Underwire Bra

$69.95

75-261.BLAK.FS
75-261.BLAK.BS

Sofia Underwire Bra

$74.95

75-547.BLAK.FS
75-547.BLAK.BS

Yvette Underwire Bra

$54.95

20-2002.BTSC.BF
20-2002.BTSC.BS

Only Me Underwire Bra

$37.47 $74.95

75-547.WHIT.BF
75-547.WHIT.BS

Yvette Underwire Bra

$54.95

F20-599.IVCT.BF
F20-599.IVCT.BS

Delicate Lace Underwire Bra

$69.95

NEW

F75-5040.LAVD.BF
F75-5040.LAVD.BS

Charlotte Underwire Bra

$69.95

75-547.MOCH.FS
75-547.MOCH.BS

Yvette Underwire Bra

$54.95

NEW

F194-8030.WWEG.BF
F194-8030.WWEG.BS

Coral Twin Pack Underwire Bra

$109.95

NEW

F75-129.MULB.BF
F75-129.MULB.BS

Classic Underwire Underwire Bra

$54.95

NEW

20-2036.BLAK.FS
20-2036.BLAK.BF

Lacey Elyse Underwire Bra

$89.95

20-1554.WHIT.FS
20-1554.WHIT.BF

Morning Lola Underwire Bra

$54.95

75-261.BITT.FS
75-261.BITT.BF

Sofia Underwire Bra

$37.47 $74.95

P20-2484W.BIKR.FS
P20-2484W.BIKR.BF

Fae Underwire Bra

$31.98 $79.95

NEW

F20-706.WINW.BF
F20-706.WINW.FS

Mysterious Underwire Bra

$89.95

NEW

20-2043.BTLP.BF
20-2043.BTLP.FS

Impression Underwire Bra

$69.95

NEW

P20-2484V.SUGR.BF
P20-2484V.SUGR.FS

Fae Underwire Bra

$89.95

P75-2484V.BIKR.FS
P75-2484V.BIKR.BF

Fae Underwire Bra DD-G

$35.98 $89.95

NEW

75-547.TIBR.BF
75-547.TIBR.FS

Yvette Underwire Bra

$54.95

NEW

20-7773X.FUSP.FS
20-7773X.FUSP.BF

Eternal Underwire Bra

$69.95


Wirefree bras

Wirefree bras are a comfortable choice without substituting support or versatility. There’s no need to rely on an underwire; you’ll get shaping and support from the moulded cups whilst maintaining that weightless feel and look. The fit goal here is to gently support the breasts without changing their appearance. The thicker and smoother fabric choice for wire-free bras allows for a more durable fit, and they are a great sleeping or post-surgery option, as well as a great substitute for during andpost-pregnancy.

SHOP WIREFREE BRAS

21-7637X.BLAK.FS
21-7637X.BLAK.BF

Comfit Collection Wire Free Bra

$59.95

P21-4053F.BLAK.BF
P21-4053F.BLAK.BS

My Fit Lace Soft Cup Bra

$29.97 $59.95

P21-4053F.FRAP.BF
P21-4053F.FRAP.BB

My Fit Lace Soft Cup Bra

$29.97 $59.95

LLSG246B.BBLK.BF
LLSG246B.BBLK.BB

Seamless Soft Cup Bra

$59.95

LLSG246B.BNUD.FS
LLSG246B.BNUD.BF

Seamless Soft Cup Bra

$59.95

F21-604.PICH.BF
F21-604.PICH.BS

Ultimate Comfort Front Closure Soft Cup Bra

$64.95

LLSG246B.BWHT.FS
LLSG246B.BWHT.BF

Seamless Soft Cup Bra

$59.95

LL226-1254.BLAK.FS
LL226-1254.BLAK.BF

Nikki Soft Cup Bra

$59.95

LL226-1254.WHIT.FS
LL226-1254.WHIT.BB

Nikki Soft Cup Bra

$59.95

LL226-1254.SPVW.FS
LL226-1254.SPVW.BF

Nikki Soft Cup Bra

$59.95

25-7637.WHIT.FS
25-7637.WHIT.BF

COMfit Collection Soft Cup Plunge Bra

$59.95

25-7637.MOCH.BF
25-7637.MOCH.FS

COMfit Collection Soft Cup Plunge Bra

$59.95

25-7637.BLAK.FS
25-7637.BLAK.BF

COMfit Collection Soft Cup Plunge Bra

$59.95

21-7637X.MOCH.BF
21-7637X.MOCH.FS

COMfit Collection Wire Free Bra

$59.95

202.HYBG.BF
202.HYBG.BS

Rigid Soft Cup Bra

$49.95

P21-4053F.WHIT.FS
P21-4053F.WHIT.BF

My Fit Lace Soft Cup Bra

$41.96 $59.95

21-7637X.WHIT.FS
21-7637X.WHIT.BS

COMfit Collection Wire Free Bra

$59.95

21-7637X.LATE.FS
21-7637X.LATE.BF

COMfit Collection Wire Free Bra

$59.95

25-7637.LATE.FS
25-7637.LATE.BF

COMfit Collection Soft Cup Plunge Bra

$59.95

LLSG246B.BITT.BF
LLSG246B.BITT.BS

Sexy & Seamless Soft Cup Bra

$29.97 $59.95

NEW

25-7637.MDVB.BF
25-7637.MDVB.FS

Comfit Collection Wire Free Plunge Bra

$59.95

NEW

220-7637.LATE.FS
220-7637.LATE.BF

Comfit Collection Front Opening Wire Free Bra

$64.95

NEW

21-7637X.MDVB.BF
21-7637X.MDVB.FS

Comfit Collection Wire Free Bra

$59.95

NEW

LL218-1028.WHIT.BF
LL218-1028.WHIT.BS

Lovable Seamless Crop Top Bra

$29.95

NEW

P21-1366C.BLAK.BF
P21-1366C.BLAK.FS

The Icon Bralette

$99.95

NEW

F21-706.WINW.FS
F21-706.WINW.BF

Mysterious Wire Free Bra

$84.95

NEW

21-2043.BTLP.BF
21-2043.BTLP.FS

Impression Wire Free Bra

$59.95


Sports bras

A high level of breast support and hold is needed during any form of physical exercise to minimise breast tissue damage. Our sports bras guarantee just that with design features such as padded, high-cut cups and breathable fabrications. The wide-set straps offer extra support, as well as additional features like cross-back straps to maximise compression, which helps reduce impact during movement. Sports bras are the best styles to choose to help eliminate any pain and discomfort during high or low-intensity workouts.

SHOP SPORTS BRAS

22-7620.BLAK.BF
22-7620.BLAK.BB

Bendon Breathe High Impact Sports Bra

$84.95

248-7738.BLAK.BF
248-7738.BLAK.BS

Motion Zip Front Sports Bra

$99.95

240-7737.BLAK.BF
240-7737.BLAK.BS

Balance Seamless Sports Bra

$49.95

247-7742X.BLAK.BF
247-7742X.BLAK.FS

Power High Impact Underwire Sports Bra

$99.95

76-408.BKSV.BF
76-408.BKSV.BB

Bendon Sport Extreme Out

$89.95

75-517.BLAK.BF
75-517.BLAK.BB

Bendon Sports Sport U/W Bra

$59.95

75-517.WHIT.BF
75-517.WHIT.BB

Bendon Sports Sport U/W Bra

$59.95

NEW

240-7775.WHIT.BF
240-7775.WHIT.BS

Exhale Yoga Bra

$59.95

NEW

240-7775.BLAK.BF
240-7775.BLAK.BS

Exhale Yoga Bra

$59.95

Top tips for finding plus-size bras

Having a bigger back size can limit the availability of sexy, colourful bras but don’t let that put you off! We’ve always got your comfort in mind as we understand that it is an uncompromising factor when choosing that perfect bra.

With a fuller bust, the bra’s underwire and wider shoulder straps play a huge role in providing extra support to relieve any strain on your back and achieve that perky, well-lifted look. Being in the right band size is super important, too, as one that is too small will dig in on the sides of your body and underneath your breasts, which will be so uncomfortable! 

When you combine the flush-fitting cups, straps and band,  your posture will improve, and you’ll be walking with newfound confidence.

Getting a professional fitting in-store can make a world of difference, as our experts know exactly what to look for. We want you to feel and look your best, and we are always here to help! No two women are ever the same, so our team has a high level of experience when it comes to finding that perfect fit tailored to your body.

Our Size Chart is a great help for DIY and at-home fittings too.

How do you know if your bra fits?

It may take multiple try-on sessions to find exactly what you’re looking for, but your body won’t stop thanking you once you've found it! The perfectly sized bra should fit snug in all the right places; cup, gore, band and straps. When a bra is too tight, underwire and straps can dig in, causing real discomforts, and your breasts may overflow at the top of the cups. 

On the other hand, bras that fit too loosely will have straps falling down all day – no thanks! There will be a gap between your breast and the cup, resulting in the bra gaping open and an accidental flash, oops! When you’ve found that perfect fit, it should feel like you’re not wearing anything at all.

Gone are the days of constant adjusting - the straps will sit perfectly on your shoulders, the band will hold its place on your back without riding up, and your breasts will sit in the cups flawlessly, eliminating that side spillage look we all dread. 

Take our Fit Finder Quiz to ensure that you never wear the wrong size bra again!

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Bendon Extended Size Range

5 bras every woman needs 

Bra fitting 101