Virtually all bras are designed with support in mind. The whole idea of a bra is to offer shape and support for your breasts, but often women are looking for a particular type of support - hence their search for the perfect "support bra".
Women with larger breasts often require additional support from their bras and an increasing number of lingerie companies design larger size bras with additional support - three instead of two hooks at the back for example or built-in side support.
Pregnant and nursing mothers are often looking for more support from their bras because breasts grow during and after pregnancy. Again, specialist nursing and maternity support bras are available.
You may also require extra support from your bra if you partake in sporting activities and there is now a fantastic choice of sports bras for women of all sizes..
Support Bra Stockists
Looking for a bra with great support? We recommend ...
Marks and Spencer
Extra support doesn't have to be ugly and I've just found a great example of a gorgeous bra that gives anyone in need of a little extra support, a bra that's definitely worth showing off. The Fantasie Lois bra is decorated with a smart pinstripe print, lace and ribbon bow detail and is available in natural, white and black in a great range of sizes. The side support and underwired cups offer great support and make the bra very comfortable to wear. more
Glamorise are experts in comfort and support so who better to turn to than them when it comes to choosing the perfect sports bra. Available in a huge range of sizes (from 34C up to 48F) the Glamorise sports bra is a non wired, smooth cup bra and comes in three colours, white, black and cafe. It is crafted in a fabric designed to wick away moisture, making it practical and incredibly comfortable. more