The best bras are ones that are a joy to wear, and comfy bras that still offer support for all bust sizes are the lingerie dream.
Non-wired bra sales have hit the roof as women all around the country reach for non-wired bras, bralettes and crop tops. In fact, Figleaves have reported a 40% increase of sales of non-wired bras – proving that comfort is what’s on everybody's mind as we spend a lot more time at home.
Why non-wired bras are good for your boobs
There’s a lot to be said for ditching the underwire. With technology’s new development in manufacturing and clever new smart fabrics, the non-wired bra has become fully supportive for all sizes and the comfort factor is immense! They come to the rescue when you still need support, but can't quite face the constraint that comes with an underwire bra - which comes in handy especially when you're lounging around the house a lot more.
As we recently reported, it's still important to wear a bra even if you have nowhere to be - or your breast and other parts of your body could face the consequences. Alexandra Thrower, Brand Manager at Chantelle, explained to woman&home, “Your bra has a very important role, and that is to protect and bear the weight of your bust. Don’t wear one and you will get saggy boobs. It’s as simple as that. It’s gravity after all. And the heavier the bust, the worst it gets.
“Most women don’t realise how heavy their bust is (anything between about 500g for B/C cups, to 2+ kg for G+ cup). They need to be supported. You may also find that not wearing a bra will worsen back, shoulders or neck pains and give you headaches."
Get the right bra size
Learning how to measure your bra size can be a tricky business, but lingerie companies are ahead of the curve when it comes to making this easier. With almost 50% of women admitting that they’ve not been measured for a bra in over five years, companies such as Nudea lingerie and Triumph are modernising the measuring process.To make life easier and bras fit better, Nudea has actually invented a bespoke tape measure that allows for accurate, hands free measurement quickly and simply at home. Get started by ordering your £2.50 tape measure here.
Best comfy bras to buy now
Non-wired bras and bralettes are often thought of as teenage bras or for those with smaller breasts, but we’ve found lots of comfortable styles that cater for large busts.
Figleaves Comfort sleep bra that goes up to a 38GG, while Triumph’s pretty pastel non-wired bra also goes up to a 44J.
So if you’re after that no bra feeling look no further than these 17 super comfy bras we’ve picked out for you to order online...
La Redoute This eco-friendly lace has been produced using a process which is kinder on the environment. It comes in 91% recycled polyamide and has been awarded the Oeko-Tex label.
M&S This lightweight non-wired bra is made from a Supima cotton-blend fabric with our Cool Comfort™ technology – ideal for the summer months.
Freya A must-have Bralette for bigger busts is available in 5 colourways. The flattering style features delicate lace for a feminine and on-trend look, while offering great shape and support in sizes XS to XL.
Boux Avenue A twist on your classic balconette bra, this non-wired version is super comfy with non padded lace cups and a scalloped trim. It has great customer reviews too!
John Lewis Made with 360° stretch for complete freedom of movement, this bralette fits like a second skin. The design is completely seam-free and entirely flat thanks to dot bonding technology. Also available in black.
Figleaves Thanks to its brilliant construction, the Doreen bra offers the perfect fit and optimal support for women with more cleavage.
Nudea Non-wired lightweight bra that feels as great as it looks. Super soft, no itchy labels with all day comfort.
Miss Mary This Swedish brand has a fantastic selection of pretty yet fully supportive non wired bra's with a huge range of sizes. This 83% cotton non padded bra provides great shape, soft support and lift also in big sizes right up to an H cup! Padded, adjustable comfort shoulder straps provide long-lasting comfort. Available in 7 pretty colours with great reviews!
M&S Available in 5 colours, this crop top provides smooth edges and no wiring giving you a sleek outline under clothes. Removable cups provide optional shaping.
House of Fraser This post surgery bra is an absolute eye-catcher thanks to its floral lace and colour-contrasting bow on the central panel. Two-section cups with breast form pockets on both sides ensure optimal support. For 5 more colourways head to anita.com
Triumph The fit Smart bra features 4D stretch lace and 4D stretch padding that adapts perfectly to your body. Their new size convertor helps you find the right smart bra for you.
Figleaves Why wait for bedtime with this DD+ Comfort Sleep bra. The non-padded and non-wired style offer light support and maximum comfort with pretty shaped thicker straps for added support.
John Lewis & Partners A completely seam-free bra designed without padding or wires, it's the perfect lingerie piece to keep you supported without restriction.
The iconic brand has updated this classic style with a branded kaleidoscopic waistband reflecting the colours of PRIDE. Made from a soft cotton modal blend and with a racer back.
Fantasie A non-wired style, offering the perfect blend of utmost comfort and style, featuring a brushed inner lining for a soft feel against your skin.
It doesn't get much comfier than this gorgeously simple bralette, with a v-neck at both the front and back. It only comes in one size, so might not be best for bigger busted ladies - although sloggi insist that the bra adapts to all body shapes.
Dorothy Perkins Technically a low impact sports bra but at this price we think this cool sporty bralette is perfect for lounging round the house too.