Pretty bras for big-busted women

Chantelle Intimates Body Sculpt T-Shirt Bra-
Every gal needs a t-shirt bra that offers line-free coverage. This one is my favorite for everyday wear. It's super comfortable and will make you feel like ... more 
Chantelle Intimates Body Sculpt T-Shirt Bra-
Every gal needs a t-shirt bra that offers line-free coverage. This one is my favorite for everyday wear. It's super comfortable and will make you feel like a new woman. It comes in a pretty chocolate brown and white, too. (US$78, nordstrom.com) less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 4:01 PM EDT
A few weeks ago, Shine user Pam wrote a post that called lingerie manufacturers to task for not making pretty bras for women with big busts.



Pam, sing it sister. I'm not comfortable telling you my bra size, but just know I face the same dilemma.



And I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've thought about the Big-Bra Conspiracy. I've thought that the creation of ugly, granny bras was some sort of malicious way to punish women for having big boobs. And don't get me started on Victoria's Secret. Who would ever think a woman who wears a 36DD needs padding?



About a year ago, I hit my local Nordstrom lingerie department because I was simply tired of buying bras that were my "size" but never fit right and never, ever, lasted. I was measured and a steady stream of bras was brought into the dressing room. Again, many in my size didn't fit. But there was one brand that worked. Not only did it make the girls look good; my new bras helped my posture. I felt like a new gal. And I couldn't believe I'd waited that long to find pretty bras that fit me properly.



A great, well-fitted bra makes a huge difference in your look and attitude. And yes, these bras for big-busted women can be expensive. But it's worth every dime. I've pulled together a slide show with some of my favorite pretty bras for those who sport the DD and up.



So, ladies, Pam said it best: Big-busted women unite!



Next up: Sports bras and swimsuits.