Easily the best bra's on the high-street, Rosie for Autograph delivers season after season.
Silk-backed shoulder straps are really comfortable to wear
Trend-led range of colours and prints
Only goes up to an E cup
By Jess Beech published
Looking for a fancy-pants bra that’s a joy to wear and looks great, too? M&S’s Rosie for Autograph Silk & Lace Underwired Full Cup Bra might just be the perfect new addition to your lingerie drawer. I’ve put it through its paces with real-life testing to give you the confidence you need to take the plunge (pun completely intended) and I'm declaring it one of the best bras you can buy.
I have tested a wide range of bras, from dainty triangles to full-on push-up styles, to find the very best bra within each category. I’ll be spilling the beans on how comfortable they are to wear, how they look and whether they’re worth parting with your hard-earned cash.
Keep scrolling to see if the Rosie for Autograph Silk & Lace Underwired Full Cup Bra is the one for you.
Who is this bra good for?
- Thanks to the full-cup shape, all bust sizes can wear this bra
- Provides lift for low or small busts
- Full-coverage shape works well beneath clothes, with no chance of spillage
- Lightly padded style will help balance asymmetric boobs
Rosie for Autograph bras have been my go-to for years for a high-end look at an affordable, high-street price. My lingerie drawer is brimming with past seasons’ offerings and I was pleased to see that the quality hasn’t slipped and is just as good now as it’s always been.
For this review, I tested a printed full-cup bra and was chuffed to find the colours were as vibrant as they looked on the website. This might sound like a silly thing, but I’m always staggered by how many pieces, from different brands, don’t match up to their online images. Rose-gold hardware on the strap adjusters and back clasp is a really lovely touch, too.
How supportive is the Rosie for Autograph Silk & Lace Underwired Full Cup Bra?
This is a very typical full-cup bra, which provides plenty of coverage and lots of support. It’s lightly padded – just enough to give a moulded feel to the cups (and disguise your nipples) without boosting your bust dramatically.
The straps are thin, but still manage to give your bust enough support – a welcome contrast to other full-coverage brands, which tend to have very wide straps that not only feel bulky but are also trickier to hide under clothes.
How comfortable is the Rosie for Autograph Silk & Lace Underwired Full Cup Bra?
Rosie for Autograph Silk & Lace Underwired Full Cup Bra Specifications
- RPP: £28
- Sizes: 30C-40DD
- Padded? Yes
- Wired? Yes
- Machine washable? Yes
- Made in China
Thanks to the high-quality fabrics, the Rosie for Autograph Underwired Full Cup Bra is a joy to wear.
The silk fabric is only present on the outside of the bra, but the lining is smooth, soft and sits comfortably against your skin.
On first inspection, it might seem M&S has scrimped by not giving the bra a silk back, too, but the saving grace of mesh is there’s no need to worry about marking it with a sweaty back – a very real consideration for me as I tested this bra during a heatwave. Is there any better marker of how comfy and reliable a bra really is than sweltering temperatures?
The shoulder straps are made from silk, perfectly toeing the line between being soft and dig-free enough for long days, but not so slippery that they’ll slide off your shoulders.
What is the shape and appearance like?
Rosie for Autograph Silk & Lace Underwired Full Cup Bra sits high on the bust, fully encapsulating your breasts. If that’s not for you, look out for the other signature shapes within the range, including plunge and balcony.
While the styles tend to remain the same year on year, they are reworked and refreshed in pretty new colourways and prints each season.
What are the washing instructions?
To keep the silk at its just-bought best, we’d recommend taking the time to hand wash your bras, either in the machine or in the bath. Having said that, the washing labels do say it’s suitable for gentle machine wash at a maximum of 40° – handy for busy days.
Once clean, lay your bra flat and leave to air dry. Ironing or tumble-drying will cause damage to the delicate fabric.
Is the Rosie for Autograph Silk & Lace Underwired Full Cup Bra good value for money?
If you’re after vintage-inspired, high-quality lingerie at high-street prices, the Rosie for Autograph range is hard to beat.
The proof is, as always, in the pudding and the merchandising team at M&S has always seen impressive sales.
Is the Rosie for Autograph Silk & Lace Underwired Full Cup Bra true to size?
All Rosie for Autograph bras come up true to size, making online shopping a breeze. Having said that, you might need to size up or down, depending on the style of bra you choose. Remember, every bra is different, and your bra sizing changes during your cycle.
If your not sure how to measure bra size, take a look at our expert-approved guide.
What else is in the Rosie for Autograph range?
Spanning not just lingerie but nightwear and loungewear, too, there’s something for everyone in the Rosie for Autograph range.
Just one look at the satin dressing gowns and we’re picturing ourselves floating around the house, coffee in one hand, book in the other. Cami and short sets will see you through warmer evenings in style, while classic shirt-and-trouser jammies are great for chillier ones.
Jess Beech is an experienced fashion and beauty editor, with more than eight years experience in the publishing industry. She has written for woman&home, GoodtoKnow, Now, Woman, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own and Chat, and is currently Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor at Future PLC.
She caught the magazine bug during a stint as Fashion Editor of her university newspaper alongside her English degree, and hasn’t looked back since. As for the fashion bug, that came as part and parcel of growing up in the 90s, but the less said about that the better!
Jess’ average day in the office is spent researching the latest fashion trends, chatting to industry tastemakers and scouring the internet to bring you this season’s must-buy pieces - as well as advice on how to wear them. Weekends are equally fashion-focused, and Jess has been known to visit no less than five Zara stores in a single day in search of the perfect occasion dress.
The only thing that comes close to a buzz of finally tracking down that much-coveted dress is the joy of discovering a new beauty wonder product or hero ingredient. A beauty obsessive, Jess has tried everything from cryotherapy to chemical peels (minus the Samantha in Sex and The City-worthy redness) and interviewed experts including Jo Malone and Trinny Woodall.
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