I Found 28 Bras With Great Side Support—You're Welcome

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Finding a properly fitting bra that provides the right amount of support can sometimes prove to be a challenge. While we love a dainty bralette just as much as the next person, sometimes, we’re in need of a bra that provides a little more on the lifting and shaping front. Those with larger busts or wider-set breasts can especially benefit from styles equipped with extra side support, which are not only forward-shaping and lifting but also prevent overspill and keep any potential side-boob situations in check.

Not sure where to start? Typically, bras with any or all of the following features are great options: three- or four-part cups; side slings; and wider, higher-rising sidebands. Three- and four-part cups are designed with lifting seams (unlike a classic molded cup) and usually include a diagonal seam that directs breasts inward. Side slings are the extra piece of fabric at the outer edge of the cup and also work to push the girls forward. Extra-wide, higher-rising sidebands help keep everything nice and smooth in the underarm zone in addition to providing extra support all-around.

We scoured our favorite places to shop intimates to find the best bras with side support out there. Bonus? They’re all super pretty, too. Without further ado, keep scrolling to check out our 28 top picks.

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This satin style is gorgeous, and its three-part cup underwire design provides great support from all angles.

This bra by Curvy Kate is a best seller for a reason. It offers 360 support with side-support panels and uplift technology, all of which is reinforced by a four-part cup. It doesn’t hurt that it’s super pretty, too.

Another fan favorite by Curvy Kate is the WonderFull, which is designed with side support, anchored back straps to prevent slippage, and cushioning at the underarms for superior comfort.

Available in sizes 30C through 42H, this pretty lace style is designed with four-piece cups and side slings to provide unparalleled support, shape, and comfort.

The perfect everyday bra, this ultra-comfortable style from Knix features molded cups for great shape and definition as well as extra side coverage to keep side boob under control.

If you love the support and coverage of a longline bra, this gorgeous lace style is designed with strategic four-part cups for great lift, shape, and support.

This side-support bra comes in a bunch of great color options, but we’re pretty partial to this one.

This style is designed with full-coverage cups that are reinforced on the sides for maximum support. Plus, the scalloped edges and floral embroidery are a nice touch.

Rather than side boning, this wireless bra features wider bands and slightly raised wings to provide great all-around support, especially around the underarm zone. 

If you do like side boning, this bra-bralette hybrid is designed to push breasts forward for the ultimate shaping support.

This may look like any ordinary T-shirt bra, but this buttery-soft scoop style from Cuup is designed to have amazing support while still being extremely flexible and comfortable. Plus, it’s available in a ton of cute colors and in sizes up to 38G.

This lacy number is designed with strategically placed seams to provide extra lift, support, and forward shaping.

We love the sparkly details on this one.

Here’s another cute lace option. This one has four-part cups to lift, shape, and support from all angles.

Available in sizes 30D through 40H, this pretty style is designed with three-part cups and extra side support to lift and shape a larger bust.

Another great pick from the same brand, this side-support bra also features mesh details and an extra-low back.

This unlined lace bra is designed with side slings to comfortably support a fuller bust.

Designed with a three-part cup and side slings, this lacy style provides comfortable, forward-facing support. It also comes in a ton of great colors, like the above.

When you want the support of a bra but the comfort of a bralette, reach for this soft and stretchy style from Commando. It features molded cups and no-show raw edges for invisible wear, and the higher side panels provide support from all angles.

Come for the full-coverage, smoothing support. Stay for the pretty guipure lace details.

Designed with extra side coverage, this T-shirt bra supports and smooths out the underarm zone.

Available in sizes 38DD through 42O, this satin full-coverage bra boasts five-part cups and extra side support to lift and shape.

Obsessed with the mesh details on this one.

The extra-wide sides on this bra and flexible underwire cups provide all the support and smoothing prowess you want from a T-shirt bra.

The wireless design on this bra features stretch foam pads and a stabilizing side sling with boning to anchor and support from all angles.

Not a fan of underwires? This lace wireless bra offers full support thanks to its banded base, while the supportive sides help shape you forward.

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