Looking for a new bra? You're in the right place. Read on for the lowdown on the Bravissimo Millie Bra and Victoria's Secret Lightly Lined Strapless Bra...
There’s nothing more satisfying than whipping off your bra the minute you get home, and with many of us working from home now, even the best bras have really been left for dust when it comes to getting dressed in the morning.
But wouldn’t it be lovely not to have to wait till that oh-so-satisfying moment? Finding the perfect bra can be tricky and, with so many different types of bra out there, it can be a little overwhelming. The best bra should be supportive, comfortable and help enhance our silhouette, giving both our confidence and boobs a good boost.
If you’re on the hunt for your dream bra, we’ve scoured the shops to compare two of the biggest sellers from lingerie giants Bravissimo and Victoria’s Secret. Just make sure you know how to measure your bra size before ordering.
Quick comparison: Bravissimo vs Victoria's Secret
Bravissimo Millie Bra: £34 vs Victoria’s Secret Lightly Lined Strapless Bra: £46
Bravissimo Millie Bra: 28-40, DD-K cup vs Victoria’s Secret Lightly Lined Strapless Bra: 32-38, A-F cup
Bravissimo Millie Bra: lace underwired balconette vs Victoria’s Secret Lightly Lined Strapless Bra: smooth classic multiway bra
Shape and support
Bravissimo Millie Bra: a non-padded, supportive bra that moulds to the shape of your boobs vs Victoria’s Lightly Lined Strapless Bra: a light, tight versatile bra that won’t show under clothing
What makes the Bravissimo Millie Bra special?
Much loved by the Bravissimo consumer, this underwired balconette bra ticks all the boxes. The lace design is not only pretty but stretchy, too.
“The Millie bra is a really comfortable style that gives great support. It has pretty stretch lace on top of the cup, meaning that it moulds to the shape of your boobs and can be great if you have one boob bigger than the other,” says Emma Roper, buying manager at Bravissimo.
A go-to for everyday, it’s non-padded, comfortable and supportive, giving a smooth, rounded shape with no digging in. The JJ and K cups have extra lining for additional support, too. Available in seven colours, it’s great for big busts, coming in sizes 28-40, DD-K cup.
What makes the Victoria’s Secret Lightly Lined Strapless Bra special?
Featuring non-slip cups and band, this strapless bra is made to stay put and is a firm favourite with Victoria’s Secret customers, judging by all the five-star reviews. No need for readjusting or hoisting up, its super-light lining fits comfortably round your curves for all-day wear.
“It has ultra-light lining and smooth sides, making it super comfortable, supportive and invisible under clothes. It's a versatile piece that can literally be worn with anything, thanks to its interchangeable straps – it can be worn as a classic, halterneck, one-strap, crossback or strapless bra. The exclusive non-slip cups and band technology keeps your bra in place all day long, while the raw-cut wings give a second-skin fit and feel,” says a bra fit expert at Victoria’s Secret.
Perfect for any tricky dress or top situation, it’s available in seven different colourways, covering a range of skin tones, so it gets extra points for inclusivity, too. The back sizes range from 32-38 and cup sizes come in A-F.
Bravissimo vs Victoria’s Secret: Which one is best?
Everybody is different, so of course it depends how each bra fits and feels on you personally, and both of these bras are deserving of a place in your lingerie drawer. While both bras are bestsellers, they are very different, so we feel you could justify investing in one of each. However, if you only have the budget for one, then…
Bravissimo’s bestseller is a real winner for bigger busts, starting at DD to a K cup, while the Victoria’s Secret popular strapless style caters for smaller boobs, starting at an A cup.
If your bra size isn’t a determining factor, then it might come down to the practicalities. The Victoria’s Secret bra also has removable straps, so is incredibly versatile when it comes to styling with different outfits. It’s also just as comfortable with or without straps, making it a good choice for everyday wear, too.
However, if it’s all about looks for you, then it’s rare to find a bra that is both comfortable and pretty, but Bravissimo’s Millie design does just that with its gorgeous lace design and cute colourways.