What is a Full Coverage Bra?

There has always been a negative stigma surrounding Full Coverage Bras. People think that something covering so much skin could never be sexy- and boy are they wrong!

Full coverage bras have come a long way from the drab and boring prints and are known for how great they feel on the body. They are amazing at providing support and comfort for your curves. Continue reading to hear all about why Hourglass Lingerie is in love with full coverage bras!


All About Full Coverage Bras

A Full Coverage Bra can be characterized by the fact that the cup covers the entirety of each breast. It does not show or enhance cleavage at all.

However, the benefits of this bra style fall within its supportive properties. By covering the entire breast, it provides exceptional support and keeps the breast in place. The full coverage is also excellent at preventing cup spillage.

Full-coverage bras also known for its versatility. There are very few bras that can handle going out running errands and transition to something for date night.


Who Should Wear Full Coverage Bras?

One of the reasons us at Hourglass Lingerie love full coverage bras is because they are especially suited to our full-figured ladies! The coverage can help wrangle in uncontrollable cleavage, prevent the horrible “quad boob” of cup overflowing, and help prevent back pain from heavy breasts.

Overall, their support and comfort is simply unmatched when compared to other styles that are cut deeper. We will always recommend a full coverage bra to our clients, and they always thank us after!

Our favorites at Hourglass Lingerie are the Elomi Cate EL4030 Latte Underwire Full Cup Banded Bra and the Goddess Women's Kayla GD6162 Hot Floral Banded Underwire Bra.


When Should I Wear?

A great perk of full coverage bras is that they often give a seamless appearance under thin clothing.

This makes them great options for under t-shirts or dresses where unsightly bra lines can ruin the look. They also are great for any garment that is cut higher on the neckline, such as turtlenecks, sweaters, and fitted tops.

Generally, we always reach for our full coverage bra when we have a busy day with lots of activities.

They’re great companions for running errands, but maybe consider a different bra style for later at night.

When Should I Not Wear?

If you’re looking for a bra that will accentuate and highlight your bust, full coverage bras probably aren’t what you’re looking for.

For a low cut or sexier outfit, we tend to turn away from them. A bra style that may be more suited for these types of events is a Push-Up Bra. This bra is great at emphasizing cleavage and seduction.

Although full coverage bras are still an option for women with smaller busts, it may be trickier to find the perfect fit. This is because smaller breasts usually do not fill out the entire cup in the way a full bust would.

This does not apply to bras made out of stretchy or elastic materials.


Full Coverage Bra Sizing

Sizing full coverage bras for full-figured women is incredibly easy. There are no bells and whistles here, these bras follow all standard bra fitting tips. You’ll know it’s a perfect fit when the cups are filled without gapping or spillage, the band is snug but can still have a finger glide under, and the center gore is flat.

For smaller busts, it is a little more complicated. We find that for smaller busts, you may need to go down a cup size for the entire cup to be filled properly. Just be sure to go up in band size too so it fits proportionally. The easiest way to size yourself is to check out our Size Guide and read up on all of our tips and tricks.

Or, if you would rather have the perfect fit without the hassle of research, call and schedule you free, personalized fitting with an Hourglass Lingerie fit specialist. We would love to help you and share our admiration for full coverage bras!


Bra Style Guide

Now that you've learned everything you could ever possibly want to know about Full Coverage Bras, why not learn some more? Our Bra Style Guide is the perfect collection of guides to every bra style on the market. Try something new, explore an old favorite, or step out of your comfort zone!