A great question from Emily:
“I’ve just chucked three regular underwire bras because they hurt so much I was near homicidal by the end of the day. Post kids my boobs no longer need quite the same structural engineering they used to (a relief tbh), I’m wondering whether the bralet is an option.
Key issue though is shape. Are there bralets out there that give a decent shape rather than squashed? Could you feasibly wear one to work?”
I haven’t worn a proper bra for years and usually make do with something pink and stretchy from Gap. The market has caught up with me – non-underwired bras are doing an absolutely booming trade. This question has reminded me that I need to up my bralette game as mine have all seen better days. My particular problem is a bralette to wear with a shirt or something lower cut. But is there any more boring task than bra shopping?
NB this post has been updated from the original to include Spike suggestions.
I like the look of this “Zero Feel” bralette from Sloggi
Wacoal do very good non-underwired bras, and this looks promising
Might this work, from Gap?
Net a Porter has about a billion, like this one:
This one, for a party? Or am I just being silly.
Cake Bras, from Bravissimo, are plain but functional and very good for a bigger bust.
Good old Marks and Spencer has an entire section devoted to the bralette – this looks promising, although is the lace itchy?
This question will, I know, be incredibly enervating for anyone who has got too much boob to even consider something not constructed out of adamantium.
But how about you? Please leave any recommendations for great non-wired bras in the handy box below.