According to bra experts, if you have a 1-2 finger-width space between your breasts, there are endless possibilities and choices for you to choose from. If that same space is not there and your breasts are touching, there are a limited number of styles and brands that you can turn to for help. The real problem arises when your breasts are set wide apart, which means you have three or more finger-width spaces between them.
And now that you are here, reading this, we know you can relate to what we’re saying! Apart from the limited style options to choose from, another great hurdle while buying bras for wide-set breasts is that they tend to face towards the outer edge of your bra cup. This makes your breasts face outwards instead of the centre.
Normal bras are designed to keep centre fullness in mind. But worry not, as there are bras that are specially curated for wide-set breasts. The choices aren’t many, but enough to leave you confused. We are here to help you decode the factors involved in making a good bra that pushes breasts together and give our top 10 picks! Read on, ladies.
How to Find a Bra that Pushes Breasts Together
If you have wide-set breasts, then a push-up bra is not what you always need. Not all breasts are the same shape or size and hence require different bra styles to cater to their needs. Features like side support, cup width, and a wide gore are important. There are other design aspects that have a role to play in pushing your breasts together. Finding the right bra without knowing these can be a tricky task, so let’s get to know them!
- Side Support Is Vital: Women with breasts that are set wide apart will know precisely what we are talking about when we mention one of the biggest problems they face; their breast tissue gravitates towards the bra’s sides. To counter this, look for bras that have side panels which keep everything tucked in. They also enhance your cleavage, which is the one true goal for ladies with far-apart breasts! Bras with higher sides also work well as they keep your breasts facing the front and prevent spillage.
- Know The Cleavage Gap: A cleavage is more often than not desirable. More so if you have wide-set breasts that want to march away from each other! In this case, a cleavage seems impossible. But the right bra can help you achieve one. An effort has to be put in, but the gore (also called cleavage gap) width makes a big difference. Plunge-style bras with shorter cleavage gaps are perfect for the same as they help push the breasts in closer to each other and create cleavage.
Recommended article: What is a Plunge bra?
- Get Rid Of Cup Space: A simple thing to remember while buying a bra for wide set breasts is that the more cup space there will be, the more your breasts will tend towards the edge of the cups. The way to go about this is to find bras that have just the perfect cup size for you. Neither a loose cup nor a tight cup will work. Measure your cup size accurately and ensure the cup fits without any wrinkles or bumps. It should look smooth and should lay flat on your breasts.
- Go For Adjustable Straps: Having adjustable bra straps is never a bad thing. Especially if you have breasts that are in dire need of support and the right amount of lift, in that case, having adjustable bra straps allows you to customize the fit of your bra and make it as taut and comfortable as possible. Ensure that your straps aren’t loose, and if they are so despite being at the smallest length, it’s time for a bra change!
Bra That Pushes Breasts Together
1. Playtex 18 Hour Original Comfort Strap Full Coverage Bra
A bestseller from the house of Playtex, the 18 Hour Original Comfort Strap Full Coverage Bra is hands-down an excellent choice for wider or separated breasts. As the name points out, this bra’s prime focus is on comfort and providing full coverage. Keeping up with providing comfort, this bra can be tossed in the washing machine, so you don’t have to worry about handwashing it! And to add to the happiness, it is available in more than 15 colours!
It is made of 100% polyester, which lends flexibility to the bra to accommodate your breasts while enhancing their natural shape. The wide, no-slip, back adjustable straps are cushioned, so they don’t dig into your skin and relieve the stress on your shoulders. The M-frame cups are optimum for a fuller bust, and there is no spillage or side rolls.
This bra is made of the Exclusive Spanette fabric, which adds to the polyester stretchability. The bra is composed of different pieces of fabric sewn together for more efficiency, and the mesh panels make it breathable. The no-ride hook and eye closure area at the back. There is extra back and side support to ensure no back or side rolls and to give you a seamless shape under clothes.
Why We Love It
- Machine washable
- Back and side support
- Wide straps
Customers have said the mesh material can feel slightly itchy or scratchy under the arms (the side support is also there).
Our Take On The Bra: This bestselling Playtex 18 Hour Original Comfort Full Coverage bra is a dream come true for folks with breasts set wide apart. It is an excellent everyday fix, machine washable, and the added side and back support allow your breast tissue to stay centred. The cleavage boosting bras relies on support and stretchy fabric, both of which this bra has.
2. Warner’s No Side Effects Wire-Free Contour Bra
With over 140 years of expertise in the field, you can trust Warner’s for quality and comfortable, intimate wear. This No Side Effects Wire-Free Contour Bra is one of their best selling bras online, and it totally deserves to be! It is designed especially for people who struggle with underarm fat and spillage. There are extra side coverage panels that control extra breast tissue or sleeve.
It is perfect for you if you have fuller breasts or underarm bulges. The hidden built-in side panels conceal your bulge and enhance the side support, which in turn gives you a better cleavage. The cups are the signature No Side Effects design and ensure full coverage and modesty. To keep your breasts facing forwards and pushed in, there are side wings made of lightweight mesh that keep you cool and dry.
The underwire gives your breasts a snug fit and keeps them from sagging without digging into your skin. It provides a sleek and invisible look under clothes. The basic straps can be conveniently adjusted at the front, although they might not be the best as they are narrow and may slip off frequently. A really cool thing about this bra is that you can match it with your clothes as it comes in more than 15 vibrant colours and styles; rosewater, butterscotch, violet smoke, to name a few. And you can machine wash this, hooray!
Why We Love It
- Machine-wash friendly
- Built-in side mesh support
- Fuller cups for coverage
While it is an excellent choice for a bra that pushes breasts together, something can be said about the straps. They are slightly smaller than normal bras and hence not the best if you have broader shoulders.
Our Take On The Bra: Warner’s No Side Effects Wire-Free Contour Bra is a great bra for concealing underarm fat. It has extra built-in side mesh panels, which help push the underarm bulge in and give you enhanced cleavage. And, it is machine washable! With full coverage and underarm fat reduction, this Warner’s bra is a must-try!
3. Bali Comfort Revolution Front-Close Shaping Underwire Bra
Bali is an extremely popular lingerie wear brand in the US and has become a go-to brand for comfortable and high-quality intimate wear. This bra is so popular that there is little chance that you haven’t heard of it in the past. The Bali Comfort Revolution Front-Close Shaping Underwire Bra is a great bra that pushes breasts together while also being functional. The straps aren’t too wide but perfect for concealing under tops.
The cups are designed to give you a seamless bust and to accommodate your breasts’ unique shape. Hence, they are made of stretchy fabric. The bra also comes with the classic lining, which provides better bust control and prevents spillage or nip-slips too. The underwire and straps are both cushioned for ultimate comfort. And the straps do not slip away as they are placed closer together in a U-shape.
It has a wide back to give good smoothing underclothes, which helps to remove any bumps or rolls visible under clothes, especially if you are big-chested. Apart from that, another great feature targeted at ladies with a fuller bust is that this bra can minimize up to 1¾ inches to give you a more tucked-in look. And, not to mention, it has the convenience of the front closure!
Why We Love It
- Front closure convenience
- Comfort-U design for no-slip straps
- Minimizes breasts
If you have a bigger bust size, then you will understand how the relatively narrower straps in this bra may end up hurting you after a long day of wearing it.
Our Take On The Bra: With every bra Bali makes, they only take it further. The Comfort Revolution Front-Close Shaping Underwire Bra is a bestseller bra that pushes breasts together. It comes with a convenient front closure, and the cups offer a flattering bust shape. And we must emphasize how comfortable this bra is with its cushioned underwire and straps. Go for it!
4. Warner’s No Side Effects Full Coverage Underwire Bra
This is another bestseller from Warner’s No Side Effects collection. The Full Coverage Underwire Bra is curated for all the frustrated ladies and are about to give up on finding a good bra for smoothing the underarm bulge. It has flexible foam cups which cater to all breast shapes; not all breasts are the same after all! They offer full coverage and keep your breasts facing the centre.
Coming to the extra side coverage panels, these provide optimum support for extra breast tissue while also enhancing your cleavage. The underwire adds the right amount of lift along with support to give your wide-set breasts a better shape. And the elastic-free band gives a super smooth and seamless appearance under your clothes.
The adjustable straps are placed in the front for greater accessibility; you don’t have to spend time reaching the back anymore! The double hook and eye closure allow you to customize the fit of your bra for maximum comfort. And when it comes to versatility, this bra is a winner. It comes in more than 20 different colours and styles. This bra is a great everyday fix, although not the best choice if you want a prominent cleavage because of the wide gore gap.
Why We Love It
- Flexible foam cups
- Padded underwire support
- Front closure
As we mentioned, the wide gore gap may not be the most desirable feature for breasts set wide apart.
Our Take On the Bra: This Warner’s No Side Effects Full Coverage Underwire bra is suitable for women with fuller breasts as it provides sufficient support on the sides, which is generally an area of concern. For that, it has extra side coverage panels which conceal your underarm bulge effectively. For breasts that have a wider space between them, this bra is a lifesaver!
5. Maidenform Love The Lift Push Up & Demi Bra
As the name suggests, Maidenform has designed this bra to give you the desired lift and push up effect, something women with wide-set breasts struggle with. The bra is made of super soft Nylon fabric, which is gentle against the skin and does not itch. But the more relieving benefit of that is that you can toss it in the washing machine! There are criss cross straps at the centre that add support and give a lift to your breasts.
This also enhances your cleavage, and all this without looking tacky. And if you think that bras that push breasts together don’t come in pretty styles, think again. This Love The Lift Push Up & Demi Bra comes in 34 colours and style variations for you to choose from! There are lace side wings that help in pushing your breasts towards the centre and thereby lessening the gap between them.
The side wings are meant to smooth out any bumps or side rolls along with preventing spillage. And to get the fit just right, the straps can be adjusted. All in all, with its push-up crisscross straps at the gore, this bra delivers on its claim and gives your bust just the right amount of lift to give it a flattering shape.
Why We Love It
- Crisscross straps at the centre
- Lace side wings
- Washing machine friendly
This bra does not provide the desired lift if you have small, sagging breasts. For that, you can try sizing down if it isn’t uncomfortable.
Our Take On The Bra: This Maidenform Love The Lift Push Up & Demi Bra bra provides the lift and support that it claims to give. The lace side wings are great for tucking extra breast tissue in and pushing it together. The cups offer a seamless shape. And this bra is accessible on the pocket too!
6. Olga Signature Support Satin Bra
Olga is a brand by Warner’s, and it has garnered a fan base of itself! Their lingerie is inclusive, and the styles are up to date as well. The Olga Signature Support Satin Bra is a bra designed for maximum comfort and support. It has a satin-feel fabric that is super soft against the skin and is effortless to wear throughout the day. The 25% Spandex blend allows this bra to accommodate the natural shape of your breasts as they change and evolve.
And keeping up with the aim of providing maximum comfort, the Olga Signature bra has a lightly padded underwire, so forget wires digging or poking into your skin. Also, the cups are lined with a super soft fabric that gives a plush feel against the skin. The cups offer full coverage and optimum support, even for women with a fuller bust.
The underwire is designed to control side spillage by providing support where it’s needed. The bra does not itch or ride up, two things enough to sell a bra to a woman! Apart from that, the comfortable back prevents the bra straps from slipping away, which is often the case with bra straps. And they are fairly wide, so they do not dig into your shoulders.
Why We Love It
- Satin comfort
- Lightly padded underwire
- Comfort back straps
This bra is lightly padded; we don’t recommend it in colder weather as there is a risk of your nipples showing. But everyone has them, so if you don’t mind them, it’s totally fine!
Our Take On The Bra: If you are looking for an everyday bra to wear to work, to the supermarket, or just at home, go for this Olga Signature Support Bra! With satiny comfort and a lightly padded underwire, which gives decent bust control, you will fall in love with it! It is definitely a must-try.
7. Fruit Of The Loom Seamed Soft Cup Wirefree Bra
Fruit Of The Loom has an interesting history of 160 years. But being as old as the brand is, they haven’t lagged behind. Their range of intimate wear, activewear, sleepwear, and more are up to date styles. In the US, you can put your trust in FOTL without having to worry! This Seamed Soft Cup Wirefree Bra offers utmost comfort, where form meets function. It is a must-have in your everyday wardrobe.
The highlight of this bra is that it is made of 100% cotton, and hence you won’t face any skin problems after wearing it. It is wire-free and unlined, so you don’t have to worry about painful wire pokes or skin rashes. And despite being unlined, it offers optimum support and coverage to go about everyday activities. While the unlined comfort is amazing, it isn’t as effective for pushing your breasts together.
The straps are super wide and made of soft cotton, so they do not dig into your skin or leave marks. Just when you thought it is a bland and basic everyday bra, FOTL decided to give a cute little bow in the centre, which adds charm. The hook and eye closure area at the back with the back-adjustable straps. This bra comes in four basic colour options; white, sand, black, and black hue.
Why We Love It
- 100% cotton comfort
- Wider straps
On a cold day, your nipples may show as there is no padding in the bra, and the lining isn’t enough to keep them tucked in.
Our Take On The Bra: Fruit Of The Loom is a trustable name when it comes to lingerie, and this bra stays true to that! It is an ultimate everyday bra with its 100% cotton construction, which is hard to find these days. And it being wire-free only adds to the comfort factor. This bra should be a staple in your closet!
8. Parfait Charlotte Full Figured Supportive Wired Vintage Bra
If you have fuller breasts, it is unlikely that you were shopping for bras, and you didn’t come across a brand called Parfait. Parfait has a highly inclusive range of plus size bras, undies, and swimwear from band sizes 30-44 and cup sizes D-K. The Charlotte Supportive Wired Vintage Bra is also meant for full-figured women and fits their breasts perfectly.
This bra is well padded and provides full coverage and support with cup sizes up to H. It has underwire support which gives your breasts just the right amount of lift. The seamed foam-lined padded cups offer sufficient support and push breasts together to provide an enhanced cleavage. And as for side support, there are side slings that lift and shape the breast tissue towards the centre.
For added lift and optimum support for full-figured women, it has three-part cups. And as for style, this bra is a sexy satin one with a vintage vibe that the elegant tuxedo bow adds. Plus, you can get it in 18 different colour and style variations. The one thing that you might want to know is that because of the side slings, the arm area comes up pretty high.
Why We Love It
- Seamed foam-lined padded cups
- Side slings
- Three-part cups
This brand uses the UK sizing, so do check your corresponding cup and band size properly.
9. Bali One Smooth U Underwire Bra With Lace Side Support
Yet another amazing bra from Bali! As the name suggests, the One Smooth U Underwire Bra With Lace Side Support is meant to give you a seamless and shapely look under clothes. Additionally, the Comfort-U design ensures the straps and back stay in place. The foam cups offer excellent coverage, which gives your bust a natural shape.
It is an exquisite and pretty looking bra with its lace-trimmed cups and centre panel. The mesh-lined centre panel helps keep you cool and dry. It has a rose applique over it too! The straps don’t dig into the skin as they are stretch padded and are attached to elastic straps, which you can adjust at the back.
The lace and mesh inserts make it breathable and easy to wear when you sweat in the summer heat. You can only hand wash this bra. When it comes to tackling side spillage or back rolls, the One Smooth U bra has inner side support slings, which do a great job. And, to debunk all myths about limited colour options for such bras, it comes in 9 beautiful colours and styles, with Violet and Raspberry/Bahama Pink being two very unique choices!
Why We Love It
- Lace side support slings
- Mesh-lined centre panel
- Many colour and style options
The bra is true to size, so order accordingly but ensure there is no gaping.
Our Take On The Bra: This One Smooth U Underwire Bra With Lace Side Support from the house of Bali looks and feels fantastic, thanks to the sexy lace-trimmed cups and centre panel! The lace details do not itch, while the foam cups offer contour and support to wide-set breasts. You can rely on this bra for high comfort and functionality.
10. Freya Marvel Underwire Side Panel Bra
Another entry in our guide to choosing a bra to push wide-set boobs together is the Freya Marvel Underwire Side Panel Bra. Freya is well known for its youthful and vibrant designs, especially its swimwear and activewear. It is a super comfortable and supportive bra with its no-poke underwire. The side panels provide bust control and prevent side spillage too.
For breasts set wide apart, this bra has a vertical flat seam for perfect forward projection and enhanced cleavage, everything you want from a bra that pushes breasts together! The neckline is a deep V-shape that hides well underneath low-neckline outfits. So get all those plunging necklines out of your closet!
Apart from pushing the breasts closer to each other, this bra has a clever solution for a very common problem with bras; gaping above cups. The Marvel bra has stretch lace at the neck edge, which fits snugly on the neck, giving you a line-free look under your clothes. It is available in two colours; black and nude.
Why We Love It
- Cleavage enhancement
- Plunge neckline
For the desired cleavage, as in the model’s picture, choose an appropriate size that isn’t too loose.
Which One Will You Buy?
Now you know how to buy a bra that pushes breasts together. Bra shopping can very well be an ordeal. With plenty of choices and brands, it can get confusing and somewhat frustrating. We hope this article helped you overcome all these emotions and has made your shopping experience as smooth as silk! Take your pick and flaunt your beautiful bust!