It's often a style that's overlooked, but the classic T-shirt bra is probably the most important buy in your underwear drawer. While beautiful designs have their place, T-shirt bras are the style that you'll be wearing most often, and subsequently washing - meaning you need a great fit and good quality that isn't going to fall apart at first meeting with the washing machine!
To steer you in the right direction when you hit the lingerie department, we've compiled our top tips for buying the right t-shirt bra, followed by five best buys from across the high street.
1. The bra band should be horizontal around your torso. You'll be conscious of it, but it shouldn't be uncomfortably tight.
2. Remember the tightness of your straps is important but straps only account for 20% of support.
3. Underwiring will give lift but the wiring should sit flat against your body.
4. The bridge (fabric between the cups) should also sit flat and be the appropriate width for your cleavage.
5. No flesh overspill should be visible from the cups.
6. Handwashing your bra will increase its life span. Yes, it is a bit laborious but invest in Rigby & Peller's lingerie wash 'Soak' which will do the work for you.
7. You can still choose a bra with pretty straps or bridge detail - even if the cups aren't lacy.
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