When I stopped breastfeeding, I wore my maternity bra for waaaaayyyyyy too long afterwards. It was the comfort guys. I’d put my usual wired balconette bras back on and I swear it felt like torture of the ribcage. Yes, they may have been a damn sight sexier than my tatty old maternity bras, but I’m clearly at an age where I’m beginning to value comfort over cleavage. God help me.
Apparently, some call them a ‘wireless bra’. But that sounds like a new smart gadget I’m not aware of. Perhaps one where we can adjust the padding with our smartphones? So I’m going to stick with ‘non wired’, although it doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as well. Let me give you some context. I’m a 34DD. And whilst I’m perfectly happy with my ample boobage, I have to admit to longing after those lacy little bralette things. I even ordered a few to try on. But alas, my girls need a little bit more scaffolding in order to feel comfortable. I did find one bralette that fits nicely and is perfect for lounging around at home, but I wouldn’t call it an everyday bra. In fact, I wouldn’t call it a bra at all, it’s pretty much a lace bikini.
I tried on quite a few bras to try to upgrade my underwear, but every tshirt bra I could find was wired or if not, too padded to make up for the lack of wire. Or the wrong shape. Or just not that comfortable at all.
But on a trip to Manchester with my Dad (of all people) we stopped by the Uniqlo store. After a good browse around and an armful of clothes to try on, my Dad casually mentioned that my Mum really rated the Uniqlo bras. I hadn’t thought much about it but grabbed one of the non wired ones to try on. May as well, whilst I was there.
FRIENDS… It was like wearing my beloved, comfortable maternity bras all over again. Only better. It had shape, support, a low cut front that magically didn’t allow any overspill, it’s seamless AND… The Comfort. From the second I fastened the backstrap I knew I’d found the one. So I bought one in every colour (except for the weird green).
I have lived in them ever since. They are the perfect seam free tshirt bra for day to day wear. And I’m currently sitting on the sofa at home, it’s 10pm and I’m still wearing it. Yes, it’s that comfortable. For reference, my 34DD fits into their 75/80 CDE perfectly. Although if you’re thinking of ordering, click on the ‘Find your perfect fit’ link under their sizing to convert from British sizing into theirs.
A smaller busted friend of mine also recently picked one of these up on my recommendation and has been harping on about them too.
So it turns out that the legend is true. Someone has designed a non wired bra that fits both large and small busted women. Now from my research on this particular bra, it seems their sizes range from a 30AA up to a 38G. Which is a better range than I’ve seen at most high street shops. Of course, us women are all made differently in an array of beautiful shapes and sizes, so if you’re going to order and try it on, but you’re not as keen as me then make sure you keep the tags and original packaging in order to return. Or better yet, make your way to a store to try before you buy.
Now the quest for non-diggy-in, comfortable but sexy knickers begins. Have you found any?
Do you have a comfortable bra that you swear by and rave about as much as I have here? I want to hear about it. To expand my collection.
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