Aaahhhhh the never-ending days of lockdown... over exuberant gin pours, trackie bottoms all day every day to accommodate all the snacks (hard times deserve nice rewards) and a major shift apparently in women's spending habits on bras. We figured we couldn't be the only ones for whom lockdown made us reassess our bra choices... but it seems that after years of wearing wired bras without much consideration for alternatives; many women took the opportunity to prioritise comfort and resign their confining wired bras to the back of the drawer. What's more, they haven't looked back.
The decision to prioritise support and comfort is so obvious yet seems so radical! But unless you are the owner of fabulous small pert boobs (or boob) for whom going braless is a plausible thing (and by the way, we hate you a little bit!), wearing a wireless bra is an absolute no no. As the owner of a pair of double F's, the general feeling is, scaffolding absolutely necessary, 4 hooks probably wise and a bralette? totally impossible dream!
But new technology and developments in the lingerie world, means that wireless doesn't mean constant back ache or mono boob or sweaty boobs! Modern day technology brings us softer organic fabrics, innovative cooling technology, better lift and support and finally freedom from the 'wire pokes out and ruins your whole day' disaster!
Naturally after breast surgery, there's never been a more important time to release yourself from the shackles of discomfort but what if you don't want to go back?
Read on for our top 5 bras for blissed out boobs....
Ideal for everyday use, this super-soft modal bra offers a customisable fit that’s perfect for wearing after a mastectomy, lumpectomy, reconstruction, or other breast surgery. Pocketed to hold a prosthesis, the Delilah also includes lovely feminine touches, including ultra-plush Super Soft® lace trim and a breathable lace back panel. Find it on site here.
Royce | Joely Bra
The super soft non-padded fabric, teamed with beautiful lace makes this bra ultra-comfy and pretty too. Joely comes with soft cotton lining/pockets as standard which can hold a prothesis if required. Available in two colours - grey or white, find it on our website here.
AnaOno | Susan Wrap Front Lace Bra
Another fantastic AnaOno offering, this sleek and sexy wire free lace bra, can be worn for any occasion. The stretch-to-fit cups in this wrap-front bra give you an extra element of support, and mould well to your chest. A traditional closure and adjustable straps allow for a perfect fit, while the stretch lace material is soft against sensitive skin. The Susan allows you to feel comfortable, covered, and confident, find it here.
Anita Lynn | Post Mastectomy Bra
The Freedom Bra | Wear My Freedom
A genuine game changer for D+ cup sizes, the Freedom Bra is specifically designed to be a supremely comfortable every-day bra. Engineered to work without the need for a wire. It's a combination of construction and design that means this bra actually works. It's also incredibly soft meaning all day comfort!
Available in 4 colours, you can find it in our shop here.
If you are one of the many women who complain about their uncomfortable bra and whip it off as soon as you get home, then there's a good chance that you need a rethink. Don't get us wrong, there's definitely occasion for a snazzy wired bra, but on the daily... shouldn't we be prioritising our comfort? In a world where we can have support and comfort, and rib cage free from pokey ends of wire...we opt for that!
x Kate & Sarah
Cover Image courtesy of Wear My Freedom