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Ever say no to going somewhere because you’ve taken your bra off for the day? Us too! When you’ve had an exhausting day or suffered through the pain and discomfort of an ill-fitting bra (do yourself a favor and get a bra fitting asap!), nothing feels better than unhooking that bra and going braless.

In fact, you might be empowered to ditch your underwire bras completely. If so, we fully support you. Wearing a bra is a very personal choice. It’s up to the person if they want to wear one or not – no one else should make that decision for them.

If you going braless isn’t an option for any reason and you’re looking for an alternative to bras with underwire, a wireless bra is the next best thing. Wireless bras provide support, shaping, and lift without underwire. Depending on your breast shape and comfort preferences, they might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Here are six of our favorite wire-free bras that are so comfortable you won’t want to take them off (seriously!):   

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra

best wireless bra for big bust

The Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra is a wireless bra with seamless cups and a plunging neckline. The beauty of this bra is found in its phenomenal fit, high-quality microfiber fabrication, and minimalist design. This chic style provides shaping, support, and a hidden look under clothing – perfect for t-shirts and fitted tops and dresses.

Adriana Lace Bralette

best wire free bra

We love bralettes! The Adriana Lace Bralette is a stunning bralette that suits a multitude of breast shape. The cups are seamed for shaping and lined for opacity, while the power mesh-lined band features side boning and offers a snug, supportive fit. A J-hook at back converts the style from regular to racerback, which only adds to the versatility. In addition to being a great sleep bra, this beautiful bralette can also be worn out and about or while lounging around at home.

Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra

comfortable wireless bra

The Aline Wire-Free Bra is a molded t-shirt bra with wire-free cups and a subtly striped jacquard microfiber fabrication. Make no mistake – this bra is both stunning and supportive. The bottom band and side band are stabilized to eliminate bulk. Side boning helps to keep the bra in place – no need to roll about it rolling up or losing its support or shape.


Related: Everything You Need To Know About Bralettes


Ciara Bralette

best wire free bra for large breasts

The Ciara Bralette is a breathtaking bralette with plunging cups and a supportive fit in moisture-wicking Coolpass fabric. The beautiful design features triangle shaped cups for enhanced cleavage, a stunning longline shape, and a brilliant U-back design to keep straps from falling off shoulders. In cheery surf and classic ivory, which color will you be adding to your lingerie wardrobe?

Dalis Bralette

best wireless bra for large breasts

The Dalis Bralette is a chic bralette with seamed cups that shape the bust in the most flattering way. The super-soft modal fabrication is designed to keep you comfortable all day long. The neckline and straps are trimmed in scalloped lace for beautiful detail. Best of all, this anything-but-basic style features a snug, supportive band and a J-hook for endless styling options.

Parfait Active Wireless Sports Bra

most supportive wireless bra

Would you believe a sports bra made the list? The Parfait Active Wireless Sports Bra is one of our favorite new styles. The wireless design, eye-catching mesh details (which also make the bra more breathable!), supportive fit, and moisture-wicking Coolpass fabric make this one of the best wireless sports bras for C to G cup sizes. We especially love the wide, sturdy straps that can be worn regular or racerback for a flawless fit.


Related: How To Find A Supportive Sports Bra


We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new sports bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Ciara Bralette | Ciara Bikini in Surf

Embroidered lingerie is having a major moment this season. From padded demi bras with decadent roses to sheer mesh cups with scalloped flowers, we just can’t get enough of this beautiful trend. The level of skill that it takes to produce these bras is even more noteworthy. You’ve probably heard that bras have many components (anywhere from 20 to 50 depending on the design) that require an immense amount of skill to cut and piece together by hand. Adding embroidery further complicates the construction process and makes us appreciate the level of detail, ingenuity, and expertise shown in embroidered designs even more.

Below, our favorite embroidered lingerie pieces:  

Embroidered Lingerie

embroidered lingerie

Briana Wired Bodysuit | Briana Padded Bra & Bikini | Briana Unlined Wire Bra & Highwaist Brief in Pink Floral

Briana Unlined Wire Bra

embroidered mesh bra

Briana Unlined Wire Bra | Briana Highwaist Brief in Black Floral

Show off your shape in the Briana Unlined Wire Bra. Stunning strappy details and gorgeous floral embroidery accent your bust for a beautiful look. The cups are lined for opacity and feel lighter than air on. The cups feature darts and an inner sling for a fit that lifts, centers, and separates breast tissue. The straps accenting the cups are surprisingly wearable and add an extra layer of interest when peeking out of a top or sweater. This beautiful, glamourous, effortlessly sexy style is one you’ll reach for often.

sheer embroidered bra

Briana Unlined Wire Bra | Briana Highwaist Brief in Petal Pink

Briana Padded Bra

floral embroidered lingerie

Briana Padded Bra | Briana Bikini in Black Floral

Prefer a more rounded shape under clothing? The Briana Padded Bra is a beautiful molded bra with soft padded cups, gorgeous floral embroidery, and a sexy yet supportive fit. This style suits both small and big cup sizes – including C to G cup sizes and 32 to 44 band sizes. If you’re looking for a black bra that’s extra special, the Briana Padded Bra is just what you need. This versatile color combination can be worn year-round – no need to store it away when the weather gets cool!

floral bra

Briana Padded Bra | Briana Bikini in Petal Pink

Briana Bikini

floral bikini panties

Briana Padded Bra | Briana Bikini in Black Floral

The Briana Bikini is a bikini style panty with moderate coverage. It features sexy sheer mesh side panels, a sheer mesh back panel, and floral embroidery to match the Briana Unlined Wire Bra and Briana Padded Bra.

floral lace cheeky panty

Briana Padded Bra | Briana Bikini in Petal Pink

Briana Highwaist Brief

floral lace panties

Briana Unlined Wire Bra | Briana Highwaist Brief in Black Floral

The Briana Highwaist Brief is a high waisted panty with a full-coverage cut. It features a sheer mesh back panel with embroidery at hip length to highlight curves. The flattering powermesh lining provides lightweight shaping and smoothing. Pair with the matching Briana Padded Bra or Briana Unlined Wire Bra to complete the look!

highwaist panty

Briana Unlined Wire Bra | Briana Highwaist Brief in Petal Pink

Briana Wired Bodysuit

embroidered lingerie bodysuit

Briana Wired Bodysuit in Black Floral

Constructed with the same lightly lined cups of the Briana Padded Bra, the Briana Wired Bodysuit is practically an outfit in itself. This beautiful, embroidered bodysuit provides the perfect amount of shaping and support for your bust while looking effortlessly chic when paired with slouchy jeans for running errands or a cozy robe at home.

embroidered sheer lingerie

Briana Wired Bodysuit in Petal Pink

Related: How To Build A Lingerie Wardrobe You Love


Lulu Underwire Bra

plus size sheer bra

Lulu Underwire Bra | Lulu Hipster in Black

The Lulu Underwire Bra is a full coverage, lightly-lined underwire bra. The multi-part cups are accented with luxe floral embroidery. This anything-but-basic style lifts, centers, and separates breast tissue for a well-supported shape. If you’re a fan of the Carole Unlined Wire Bra, you might just love this one too!

sexy sheer bra

Lulu Underwire Bra | Lulu Hipster in Grape

Lulu Hipster

sheer cup bra

Lulu Underwire Bra | Lulu Hipster in Scarlette

The Lulu Hipster is a hipster style panty with moderate coverage. Sheer mesh panels and embroidered panels highlight the cheeky fit. The waistband is covered with smooth satin for comfort. A delicate grosgrain bow completes the look.

embroidered babydoll

Lulu Unlined Wired Babydoll in Black

Lulu Babydoll

purple babydoll

Lulu Unlined Wired Babydoll in Grape

The Lulu Unlined Wired Babydoll is a sexy babydoll that fits like your favorite bra. The flirty, flowy body of the babydoll in light-as-air lingerie mesh skims over curves for a flattering look. The supportive bra is reminiscent of the Lulu Unlined Wire Bra – making this a supportive option for sleep or lounging at home. One of the best features of this style is the decadent embroidery that covers the cups and continues through to the center of the waist. This small but significant detail brings attention front and center and accents curves in the most beautiful way.

red babydoll

Lulu Unlined Wired Babydoll in Scarlette

Related: How To Shop For Sexy Lingerie


sheer bra lingerie

Lulu Unlined Wired Babydoll in Black | Lulu Underwire Bra & Hipster in Grape | Lulu Underwire Bra & Hipster in Scarlette

We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for your wedding day, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Briana Wired Bodysuit | Briana Padded Bra & Bikini | Briana Unlined Wire Bra & Highwaist Brief in Black Floral

Looking for a lingerie review or more information on a product before purchasing? You’ve come to the right place.

In this series, we’re sharing our favorite styles (and a few reasons why you’re sure to love them too.)

Emma Soft Padded Bra

Construction

what is the best wireless bra

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

The Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra is a wireless bra with molded cups designed to be worn under t-shirts. This minimalist design features seamless, wire-free cups, a snug microfiber band, and thin adjustable straps. The high-quality microfiber fabric feels smooth and soft on the skin and helps tops and dresses glide over without clinging to the fabric.

The comfortable cups provide the lift, support, and shaping that you’re looking for but have trouble finding in a wireless t-shirt bra. The plunging design of the Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra works for many different necklines. Plus, the soft padded cups offer just enough coverage and opacity – making this a great bra for work or school.

Fit

what's the most comfortable wireless bra

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Bare

The Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra is a supportive wire-free bra with seamless padded cups. This style is designed to remain hidden under fitted tops and dresses. The flattering rounded shape suits a multitude of breast shapes. The fits snug and feels supportive and comfortable for all-day wear. The seamless microfiber cups and clean finish neckline create a smooth silhouette under t-shirts. Enclosed top and bottom elastics provide additional comfort. One of the best features of the Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra is its back J-hook which converts the straps to a crossover style with a flick of the wrist.

A few fit notes: Wireless bras are an excellent alternative to bras with underwire. Depending on the bra, the fit of a wireless bra can be more forgiving and comfortable in a wired style. Plus, wireless bras work for a wide range of breast shapes, so there’s definitely one for you out there.

If you’re new to wireless bras, you may want to visit your local lingerie boutique for a bra fitting first. A bra fitter can handpick bras for you to try and make sure that you only leave with the best. Perfect!

how should a wireless bra fit

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

Related: How To Shop For Wireless Bras


How to style the Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra

where to buy padded wireless bra

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Bare

If you’re looking for a supportive wireless t-shirt bra that won’t let you down, you’ll love the Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra. This anything-but-basic style provides the support you need in a t-shirt-friendly design. Its brilliant J-hook feature makes it possible to wear the bra racerback, too.

The Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra is comfortable enough to be worn for hours at a time – making it a great bra to travel with. Pair this style with a favorite fitted top – no need to worry about your bra showing through – and you’re good to go. Versatile, comfortable, and chic – this is one of those styles you’ll find yourself reaching for everyday!

The Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra is available in Black and Bare.

Care

lingerie care

Proper care is crucial if you want your lingerie to last. We recommend washing lingerie in cold water and avoiding the dryer at all costs. Hand washing lingerie is the gentlest option (as it involves the least amount of agitation), but machine washing on the delicate cycle is also an option if you don’t have time to hand wash. If you do machine wash your bras, be sure to hook them first, separate the colors (bright colors may bleed onto your light-colored bras), and sort them into mesh lingerie bags. Panties should also be sorted by color and placed in separate bags so the bra hooks don’t snag delicate underwear.

To wash, use a gentle detergent or laundry soap designed for lingerie and wash them on a delicates cycle in cold water. Once they’re washed, either hang dry them (drape the center front of the bra over the hanger – don’t hang a wet bra by its straps) or lay them flat to dry (away from sunlight which can cause the colors to fade over time) with the cups facing up.

Lastly, be extra careful when storing your lingerie. For molded bras, line them up in a drawer with the cups facing up – one bra in front of the other. Unlined bras, bralettes, and non-molded sports bras can be folded in half and stacked on top of each other to save space. Panties can be folded and sorted by color or style in a lingerie drawer. Babydolls, chemises, and bodysuits can be on hangers in the closet or folded in a drawer. Bustiers and corsets often require special care, so they’re best kept in a drawer away from dust and sunlight.
washing bras

One last thing…

Education is a big part of my job as a bra fitter. I feel fortunate to be partnering with Parfait on creating lingerie-related content with the goal of helping readers make educated and empowered shopping decisions. There is so much to bra fitting that we can’t cover in a single blog post, so the goal since the very beginning of the blog has been to tackle it one article at a time.

If you have any questions about any of these products or if you would like us to do a review on one we haven’t done yet, let us know in the comments below.


Related: 10 Comfortable Bras For Everyday Wear


what is wireless bra

Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

A breast augmentation is a big decision – one that requires a lot of planning beforehand. If you’re considering a breast augmentation, we encourage you to do as much research as possible before getting the procedure done. Know the risks, get clear on your reasons for wanting it, and above all, make sure that you’re doing it because it’s something that you really want – and it’s not to appease someone else.

When it comes to lingerie, buying bras after a breast augmentation is a different experience than buying bras pre-augmentation. Unfortunately, it’s typically not something that you find out about until you’re in the fitting room trying on a bunch of bras wondering why none of them fit quite right.

Here are three more things to consider when buying bras after a breast augmentation:

It’s important to wait until you receive your doctor’s approval before getting a bra fitting.

As exciting as buying new lingerie seems, don’t try to rush the healing process. Post-surgery, your breasts will be swollen and sore. As they heal, the swelling will go down and they’ll start to settle. No matter what your new size is, your breasts will need plenty of time to heal after surgery. During this time, you’ll be wearing a surgical bra that your doctor recommends.

You might be antsy to see how your new shape looks without a plain surgical bra, but it’s better to be patient. Wait until you get your doctor’s approval before getting a bra fitting and avoid bras with underwire. Your surgical bra is wireless for a good reason (bras with underwire can do more damage than good after surgery), so stick with it until you get the go-ahead from your doctor.


Related: Ask A Bra Fitter: What Are Bra Fittings Like?


You might have to try on a bunch of bras to find the right styles for you.

As a bra fitter, I’ve helped a lot of people with augmented breasts find bras that fit. Many of them came to me because they couldn’t find the right bra size on their own. All too often, they would tell me that they told their doctor they asked for a certain cup size, but that cup size wasn’t fitting quite right. It’s entirely possible that you’ll end up wearing a different bra size than you expected.

Augmented breasts require special considerations when it comes to fit. They don’t have the same relaxed ease that non-augmented breasts do, so bras tend to fit augmented breasts different than non-augmented breasts. You’re likely going to have a difficult time finding a bra with a center panel (the part of the bra between the cups) that lays flat against your chest – even when the bra has a snug band.

With taller center panels, you may notice the center panel pulling away from your chest (which is normal when your breasts are so firm and full). For the best fit, look for bras with low center panels. Plunge bras are typically a great option for augmented breasts. Avoid full-coverage styles with tall center panels and push-up bras, too.

You don’t have to bra shop alone – a bra fitter can help.

Real talk: Bra shopping can a stressful experience for anyone. If you’re struggling with finding bras that fit (and you’ve received the green light from your doctor to switch bras), head to your local lingerie boutique and get a bra fitting pronto.

The bra fitters at your local lingerie store are trained to help people of all shapes and sizes find bras that feel amazing. No need to worry about the fit on your own – a bra fitter will handpick your bras and make sure they fit you well. They’ll do all the work for you – including showing you what a well-fitting bra looks like and answering all your lingerie-related questions. Some lingerie stores also accept bra donations too – making it a great time to donate new or like new bras that don’t fit anymore. Perfect!


Related: How To Find A Local Lingerie Store You Will Love


We Highly Recommend

If you’re shopping for new sports bras, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

Sometimes choosing the right bra can be just as challenging as putting the whole outfit together. We all have those days where we feel like we don’t have the right lingerie to wear.

This year, we’re focused on building lingerie wardrobes that work with our outfits – not against them. With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to clean out your lingerie drawer and get rid of bras that don’t fit or flatter your bust and stock up on bras that make you feel amazing, supported, and confident every day (believe it or not – lingerie can be a powerful mood booster!)

For many of us, bra shopping is a challenging, stressful, and frustrating experience. You’re not alone if you hate bra shopping and wait until your last bra breaks before buying a new one. But there is a lot more to bra shopping than trying on bras. As a bra fitter, I’ve helped thousands of people find bras that fit, so I’ve created a few guides to help you along the way and make bra shopping easier than ever for you. Feel free to ask any questions below or visit your local lingerie store for extra help. They’re also happy to answer any lingerie-related questions you might have.

Now onto the good stuff. In these guides, we’ll be covering some of your most popular lingerie questions, like: “What bra should I wear under a t-shirt?”, “What’s the best bra for a low-cut neckline?”, and “What bra works best under a backless dress?” No matter your bra size, breast shape, or budget, I’ll be sharing the styles that suit each outfit – and a few important fit tips to keep in mind, too.

Next up: the best bras to wear with backless and low back tops and dresses. Read on for everything you need to know!

Backless and low back tops and dresses

Low back bustier

Looking for a bra that will boost your bust and nip in your waist? The Elissa Low Back Bustier will be your new favorite. This chic bustier features firm panels in smooth microfiber with added boning to slim and shape the torso. The boning is strategically placed to ensure a contoured fit. The padded cups offer a seamless look under clothing, but keep in mind that the torso is not completely seamless and may show through sheer or tight clothing.

One of the best features of the Elissa Low Back Bustier is its wide bottom band, which helps to keep the bustier from twisting or moving out of place. Plus, the microfiber fabric won’t catch on other fabrics – making it easy to wiggle into form-fitting dresses without having to worry about your lingerie underneath. We also love the strapless padded cups and low back design, which make it the perfect foundation for strapless dresses and tops with low cut backs (and wedding dresses too).

Adhesive bra

Have you ever worn an adhesive bra? Adhesive bras are an alternative to a strapless bra or bustier. This popular design can vary in style, but the concept is more or less the same. Adhesive bras are sold with two separate cups that may or may not attach or fasten between the breasts. Molded adhesive bras are often the most popular because they provide a seamless, rounded shape under clothing and leave the back completely bare. Adhesive bras are a viable option for backless tops and dresses.

Depending on the style you choose, you may even be able to get a little push-up padding for lift, but keep in mind that they are far less supportive than your favorite bra. Adhesive bras lack a band, so their support is limited to what you’re naturally blessed with. If you wear a larger cup size, they won’t provide the lift that you’re used to from your every day bras.

Go braless

Can’t find a bra that will work under your outfit? Consider going braless. Braless can be a good option if you’re worried about ruining the silhouette of the top’s design. If you wear an AA, A, B, or C cup, going braless might seem like a natural option. If you wear a D cup or larger, going braless might not seem like your first choice.

How to go braless if you wear a larger cup size? Look for a top or dress that has a structured bodice so you can get lightweight support for your bust. Empire seams, adjustable straps, and halter necklines may also make it easier to go without a bra. No matter which option you choose, wear it with confidence and let your natural beauty shine though!

If you’re having trouble finding a bra that fits well, set aside some time to visit your local lingerie store for a bra fitting and get help from lingerie experts. A supportive and comfortable bra is worth the extra time and effort. Good luck!

how to go braless

We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Elissa Low Back Bustier | Elissa Bikini in Black

Sometimes choosing the right bra can be just as challenging as putting the whole outfit together. We all have those days where we feel like we don’t have the right lingerie to wear.

This year, we’re focused on building lingerie wardrobes that work with our outfits – not against them. With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to clean out your lingerie drawer and get rid of bras that don’t fit or flatter your bust and stock up on bras that make you feel amazing, supported, and confident every day (believe it or not – lingerie can be a powerful mood booster!)

For many of us, bra shopping is a challenging, stressful, and frustrating experience. You’re not alone if you hate bra shopping and wait until your last bra breaks before buying a new one. But there is a lot more to bra shopping than trying on bras. As a bra fitter, I’ve helped thousands of people find bras that fit, so I’ve created a few guides to help you along the way and make bra shopping easier than ever for you. Feel free to ask any questions below or visit your local lingerie store for extra help. They’re also happy to answer any lingerie-related questions you might have.

Now onto the good stuff. In these guides, we’ll be covering some of your most popular lingerie questions, like: “What bra should I wear under a t-shirt?”, “What’s the best bra for a low-cut neckline?”, and “What bra works best under a backless dress?” No matter your bra size, breast shape, or budget, I’ll be sharing the styles that suit each outfit – and a few important fit tips to keep in mind, too.

Next up: the best bras to wear under tops and dresses with plunging or low-cut necklines. Read on for everything you need to know!

Plunging or Low-Cut Necklines

Plunge bras

what bra do you wear with a plunging neckline

Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra | Sandrine Hipster in Wild Pink

Need a bra that won’t show under a low-cut neckline? Look no further than a plunge bra. This daring style will enhance your cleavage and give you the sexy look that you’re looking for. Design-wise, plunge bras are typically molded bras with a low center panel. Their design brings breast tissue front and center – making them a stellar choice for v-necklines. Because you’re going against gravity to lift breast up, you’ll need a snug band to keep everything in place.

what is a plunge bra

Emma Plunge Molded Bra | Emma Hipster in Black

Plunge bras, like any other bra style, will fit best with a snug band that fits comfortably but feels firm and secure. So even if the band feels snug (but not tight) at first, opt for that size because it will stretch in time depending on how often you wear it (and how well you take care of it).

what bra can i wear with a plunging neckline

Casey Plunge Molded Bra | Casey Boyshort in Ruby Wine

Demi bras

what does demi cup bra mean

Marion Unlined Wire Bra | Marion Hipster in Pink Parfait

For some breast shapes, plunge bras are a tricky fit. With cups that are cut straight across (as opposed to angled toward the center like a plunge bra) and wide set straps, a demi bra might be a better solution if you struggle with finding plunge bras that flatter your bust.

what does demi bra mean

Charlotte Padded Bra | Charlotte Bikini in Bronze

Demi bras are designed to cover half of the breasts while providing a lifted look. No need to worry about your breast tissue spilling out of the center or having to readjust your breast tissue throughout the day. Demi bras are a universally-flattering style that works for almost every breast shape, so there’s a good chance it will work for you too.


Related: Demi Bra vs Push Up Bra: What’s The Difference Between A Demi Bra and A Push Up Bra?


what's a demi bra

Cora Longline Bra | Cora Bikini in Navy Blue

Fit tips

what bra to wear under plunging neckline

Emma Plunge Molded Bra | Emma Hipster in Nude

Real talk: It can challenging to find a bra that works with a plunging neckline. No matter which style you choose, opt for a snug band that feels secure and stays in place. For a new bra, you’ll want to start the bra on the loosest hook to get the most wear out of the bra. Keep in mind that the placement of the band is crucial to the fit – you don’t want the bra band to ride up your back.

If you choose a plunge bra or push-up bra with padding, the band may move up your back if the band is loose-fitting. For the best fit, your band should be parallel to the floor. You should also be able to fit two fingers between your skin and the band. Any less and the band is too tight; any more and the band is too loose.

Another fit tip: Don’t over tighten the straps. Tightening the straps will not give you the lift you want – that comes from the band and cups working together. Instead, be sure you can fit two fingers between your skin and the strap without the band moving up (adjust the straps accordingly if you need to).

what is demi bra mean

Romina Unlined Wire Bra | Romina Hipster in Mediterranean Blue

Plunge bras have a tendency to push breast tissue toward the center. If your breast tissue is full at the bottom, you want feel like it’s trying to escape through the center of the bra. In some cases, a plunge bra may not work for you – and that’s totally ok. If you can make it work or only need to wear the bra for a few hours, consider using double sided fashion tape to avoid a possible wardrobe malfunction.

Demi bras are a great option for a number of breast shapes. Keep in mind the same principles for fit – snug band, breast tissue contained within the wires of the cups, and adjusted straps – and you’ll be good to go!

If you’re having trouble finding a bra that fits well, set aside some time to visit your local lingerie store for a bra fitting and get help from lingerie experts. A supportive and comfortable bra is worth the extra time and effort. Good luck!


Related: 8 Empowering Reasons To Wear Beautiful Lingerie


what is a demi bra

Charlotte Padded Bra | Charlotte Bikini in Blossom Print

We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra | Sandrine Hipster in Burgundy

Sometimes choosing the right bra can be just as challenging as putting the whole outfit together. We all have those days where we feel like we don’t have the right lingerie to wear.

This year, we’re focused on building lingerie wardrobes that work with our outfits – not against them. With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to clean out your lingerie drawer and get rid of bras that don’t fit or flatter your bust and stock up on bras that make you feel amazing, supported, and confident every day (believe it or not – lingerie can be a powerful mood booster!)

For many of us, bra shopping is a challenging, stressful, and frustrating experience. You’re not alone if you hate bra shopping and wait until your last bra breaks before buying a new one. But there is a lot more to bra shopping than trying on bras. As a bra fitter, I’ve helped thousands of people find bras that fit, so I’ve created a few guides to help you along the way and make bra shopping easier than ever for you. Feel free to ask any questions below or visit your local lingerie store for extra help. They’re also happy to answer any lingerie-related questions you might have.

Now onto the good stuff. In these guides, we’ll be covering some of your most popular lingerie questions, like: “What bra should I wear under a t-shirt?”, “What’s the best bra for a low-cut neckline?”, and “What bra works best under a backless dress?” No matter your bra size, breast shape, or budget, I’ll be sharing the styles that suit each outfit – and a few important fit tips to keep in mind, too.

First up: the best bras to wear under t-shirts. Read on for everything you need to know!

What’s the best bra to wear under a t-shirt?

A seamless bra in a shade that closely matches your skin tone. If you’re drawn to beautiful bold colors, opt instead for a neutral hue under a white t-shirt or anything sheer. The neutral shade will blend better with your skin tone and keep the attention on your outfit – not your bra.

Molded bras

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Aline T-Shirt Bra | Aline Bikini in Black

When it comes to the bra’s design, molded bras are a natural fit for t-shirts because of the smooth, rounded shape that they create. Molded bras can also even out asymmetrical breasts, add volume with push-up padding, provide coverage to keep nipples from showing through, and lift, shape, and center breast tissue, too. Molded bras come in a variety of styles – push-up bras, demi bras, plunge bras, and longline bras – to name a few.

what bra to wear under a white t shirt

Jeanie Plunge Molded Bra | Jeanie High Cut Brief in Nude

Related: Should I Wear Molded Bra or Non-Molded Bras?


Non-molded bras

what bra to wear under t shirt

Dalis Bralette | Dalis Hipster in Black

If molded bras aren’t your thing, non-molded bras are another great choice. For a hidden look under t-shirts, choose a lightly lined bralette or lightly lined bra with seamless cups. Avoid three-part cup bras and anything embellished or embroidered because the seams can show under t-shirts. And don’t forget to bring a t-shirt with you when you’re trying on bras in the fitting room so you can see how they look!

what is the best t shirt bra

Dalis Bralette | Dalis Hipster in Navy Blue

 

Fit tips

With t-shirt bras, your breast tissue should be completely encapsulated within the cups. If you choose a wired bra, you don’t want the wire resting on your boobs (all of your breast tissue should be in front of the wire.) Wireless bras are more forgiving in terms of fit – just be sure your breast tissue isn’t spilling over, under, or outside of the cups.

If you’re full-busted, check to make sure that the bra isn’t giving you a double boob or quad boob effect. Plunge bras and push-up bras can definitely cause this. If that’s the case for you, size up in the cup and see if that fixes the fit. If not, you may need a different style.

People with pendulous breasts that are shallow on top and full on bottom may have trouble filling the cups completely in a full coverage t-shirt bra. If this is the case, opt for a demi bra or balconette bra instead to get the best fit.

If you’re having trouble finding a t-shirt bra that fits well, set aside some time to visit your local lingerie store for a bra fitting and get help from lingerie experts. A supportive and comfortable bra is worth the extra time and effort. Good luck!


Related: What Is A Non-Molded Bra and Do I Need One?


which bra is best to wear under t shirt

We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

Small boobs have their perks. They look amazing in pretty much any style and they make going braless a simple solution for backless tops and dresses (something us full-busted people envy!) If that wasn’t enough, you can also add a cup size or two with a push-up bra – making it easier than ever to increase your cup size if you choose. Small busts truly have the best of both worlds.

Like any other size, small busts need support too. The amount of support, coverage, and comfort you need will depend on your personal comfort preferences. You might opt for a wireless bra instead of one with wire because you like the fit. On the other hand, a lacy bralette or triangle bra might be your new go-to. Your breast shape and band size also play a role in the support you’ll need. Small busts include AA, A, B, and C cups – so if you wear a 38A, you’re in good company!

Whether you’re shopping for new bras or looking for one or two beautiful bras to add to your lingerie wardrobe, the sheer number of bras available to choose from can be overwhelming.

Here are our five favorite bras for small busts:

Bralettes

Who doesn’t love bralettes? These beautiful undergarments are a stunning addition to any outfit. One of the perks of having small boobs is being able to fit into XS, S, M, and L sizes. You can buy your bralettes off the rack without worrying about a lack of coverage because you’re confident your go-to size will fit!

Demi bras

As one of the most universally flattering bra styles, demi bras are the perfect match for small boobs. This gorgeous style is available in both molded and non-molded options depending on what you like. A molded demi bra will lift, center, and shape your breast tissue for a fuller and rounder look while a non-molded demi bra will show off your beautiful, natural shape.


Related: How To Find The Right Bra For Your Breast Shape


Push-up bras

Need a little extra boost? A push-up bra is sure to do the trick. Push-up bras will give you the lift and ample cleavage that you’re looking for. Their design will enhance your small boobs with graduated or removable padding for a fuller look. Plus, you can always add in a silicone push-up pad (fun fact: they’re also called “chicken cutlets”) to increase your bra size by a cup size or more!

Triangle bras

Triangle bras have been around for a very long time. This minimalist bra style is a great choice for small busted people. The triangle cups offer lightweight support and shaping for small busts, which is sometimes all that you need. Triangle bras are excellent sleeping bras, lounge bras, and weekend bras, but you can wear them anytime, too.

T-shirt bras

Looking for a rounded, contoured breast shape? A t-shirt bra might be your new favorite. This popular style features soft padded cups for opacity (and to prevent nipple coverage), a supportive band, and a few different varieties of necklines (demi, plunge, etc.) to choose from. T-shirt bras are perfect for work, school, and pretty much anywhere you’d be looking for a little more coverage.

Bralettes, demi bras, push-up bras, triangle bras, and t-shirt bras are some of the best bra styles for small busts. Which style is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!


Related: The 8 Best T-Shirt Bras Under $60


We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Matilda Contour Plunge Padded Bra in Bisque

Looking for a lingerie review or more information on a product before purchasing? You’ve come to the right place.

In this series, we’re sharing our favorite styles (and a few reasons why you’re sure to love them too.)

Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra

Construction

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Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra | Aline Bikini in Nude

The Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra is a molded t-shirt bra with a wire-free design. The seamless, wireless cups have a chic jacquard finish and are attached to the band without a seam. The vertical striped jacquard fabric has a hint of shine for beautiful detail. The snug fit of the wide band provides ample support for full busts.

The bottom band and side band are stabilized for fit (similar to a cut and sew bra) to eliminate bulk. The enclosed top and bottom elastic between fabric provide comfort. Side boning helps the bra to keep its shape and prevents it from rolling up. The bra’s band, cups, and wings feature a smooth microfiber fabrication for all-day comfort.

Fit

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Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra | Aline Bikini in Black

The Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra is a supportive wireless bra with seamless cups. The cups are virtually undetectable under clothing, which makes this an excellent t-shirt bra. The molded shape of the cups offers a rounded shape underneath clothing – offering the perfect amount of coverage while preventing nipples from showing through. The leotard back design helps to keep the adjustable straps from falling off shoulders.

A few fit notes: A wireless bra will give you a different silhouette than a bra with wire. Without underwire, wireless bras typically push breast tissue to the center or outward to the sides (depending on your breast shape). Molded wireless bras are great for asymmetrical breasts because you can choose the size for your larger or smaller breast without worrying about where the underwire is sitting. This is one of the reasons why wireless bras are more forgiving in terms of fit.

If you’re used to wearing bras with wire and you’re shopping for a few wireless options, we recommend visiting a local lingerie boutique and getting a bra fitting first. A bra fitter can help you find the best wireless bras for you – no need to try on dozens of bras and hope that one works out. Your bra fitter will handpick bras for you to try on and do all of the shopping for you based on your breast shape, style, comfort preferences, bra size, and budget.


Related: How To Shop For Wireless Bras


How to style the Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra

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Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra | Aline Bikini in Nude

The Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra is a chic wireless bra designed to be worn under t-shirts and fitted tops. Its seamless silhouette virtually disappears under clothing for a flawless look. If you’re searching for a supportive and comfortable bra to wear on a plane, on vacation, to work, or to school, the Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra is an excellent choice.

The molded shape creates a rounded silhouette under clothing – no underwire needed. This padded, microfiber style will lift, support, and shape your bust, and boost your confidence with its comfortable fit. Pair with the matching Bikini to complete the look and you’ll never want to take this stunning set off!

The Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra is available in Black and Nude.

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Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra | Aline Bikini in Black

Care

 lingerie care

Proper care is crucial if you want your lingerie to last. We recommend washing lingerie in cold water and avoiding the dryer at all costs. Hand washing lingerie is the gentlest option (as it involves the least amount of agitation), but machine washing on the delicate cycle is also an option if you don’t have time to hand wash. If you do machine wash your bras, be sure to hook them first, separate the colors (bright colors may bleed onto your light-colored bras), and sort them into mesh lingerie bags. Panties should also be sorted by color and placed in separate bags so the bra hooks don’t snag delicate underwear.

To wash, use a gentle detergent or laundry soap designed for lingerie and wash them on a delicates cycle in cold water. Once they’re washed, either hang dry them (drape the center front of the bra over the hanger – don’t hang a wet bra by its straps) or lay them flat to dry (away from sunlight which can cause the colors to fade over time) with the cups facing up.

Lastly, be extra careful when storing your lingerie. For molded bras, line them up in a drawer with the cups facing up – one bra in front of the other. Unlined bras, bralettes, and non-molded sports bras can be folded in half and stacked on top of each other to save space. Panties can be folded and sorted by color or style in a lingerie drawer. Babydolls, chemises, and bodysuits can be on hangers in the closet or folded in a drawer. Bustiers and corsets often require special care, so they’re best kept in a drawer away from dust and sunlight.

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One last thing…

Education is a big part of my job as a bra fitter. I feel fortunate to be partnering with Parfait on creating lingerie-related content with the goal of helping readers make educated and empowered shopping decisions. There is so much to bra fitting that we can’t cover in a single blog post, so the goal since the very beginning of the blog has been to tackle it one article at a time.

If you have any questions about any of these products or if you would like us to do a review on one we haven’t done yet, let us know in the comments below.


Related: 10 Comfortable Bras For Everyday Wear


best wireless bra - Lingerie Favorites: Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra

Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra | Aline Bikini in Nude

We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra | Aline Bikini in Black

New year, new lingerie, right? Now that the holidays are over and life is returning back to normal, this is the perfect time to clean out your lingerie drawer and make room for new lingerie. It’s also a good time to take stock of your current lingerie situation – are you happy with your bras? Do you need new underwear or a beautiful new robe?

In order to have a functional lingerie wardrobe (because let’s face it, no one wants to worry about what lingerie to wear in the morning), you first need to edit what you already have and then go from there. Don’t hesitate to get a bra fitting if it has been six months or longer since your last one. In fact, we’re big believers in bra fittings here. A bra fitter can determine your bra size and help you find bras that fit well and boost your confidence – all in a stress-free, judgment-free zone that is dedicated to helping you look and feel your best.

But before you plan your next shopping trip or place an online order, do yourself a favor and clean out your lingerie drawer first.

Here’s how to spring clean your lingerie wardrobe from top to bottom:

Make four separate piles: keep, mend, donate, and throw away

Keep

First things first, hold onto anything that fits well. You can always replace things or Also add special pieces (like your bridal lingerie or a favorite lingerie set that you don’t wear very often) to your keep pile, too. Basically, anything that feels well or makes you happy should go into this pile.

Mend

Do you have any bras that are showing signs of wear? You may be able to restore your bras with a needle and thread. It’s easier to sew straps back on than fix a hole in a delicate lace band, but both can typically be fixed. If you’re skilled at sewing (or know someone who can help you out), you can also take in the band of a favorite bra if the cups fit fine but the band has stretched out and feels unsupportive on the tightest hook.

Unfortunately, there are things that you can’t fix that signify that a bra is at the end of its lifespan. Misshapen cups, wires popping out, a ripped center panel, a torn band, and staining and discoloration that won’t come out with a wash are all signs that it’s time to retire a bra and replace it with a new one.

Donate

Wondering what to do with bras that you only wore once or twice (or not at all) that no longer fit? If they’re in excellent or new condition, it’s time to donate them. Many women’s shelters take bra donations as well as organizations like Free The Girls, The Bra Recyclers, Donate Your Bra, Smalls For All, Uplift Project, and Against Breast Cancer that are dedicated to providing women in need with new lingerie through donations.

Throw Away

The throw away pile is for any underwear that you’re getting rid of, bras that can’t be fixed, anything else that has seen better days. It’s never fun to toss a well-loved bra, but if it’s not supporting you, why keep it? You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.


Related: The Best Places To Donate Your Old Bras


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Take inventory of your current lingerie wardrobe

Now that you’ve cleaned out your lingerie, it’s time to take inventory of what’s left. Make a note of what you have and what you’re missing. If you’re building a lingerie wardrobe from scratch, the number of bras you’ll need will mostly depend on your lifestyle.

Never miss a workout? Stock up on sports bras so you don’t have to wear the same one two days in a row. Wear a lot of t-shirts? Make sure you have a few seamless, contour bras for a clean look under clothing. Ready to spice up your lingerie drawer with a sexy lingerie set? Buy one bra and two panties to get twice the wear out of it. When you’ve determined what you need, make a list and go shopping.

Get a bra fitting and go shopping

Now comes the fun part – shopping for new lingerie! Love it or hate it, we all end up needing new bras and underwear at some point. Start with a bra fitting so you have an idea of what bra size you’ll need. Don’t be afraid to ask your bra fitter plenty of questions, like, “What is my breast shape?”, “Which styles work best for me?”, “What are my sister sizes?”, and “How do I care for my new bras?” A bra fitter will be happy to answer your questions and help you find bras that fit well and feel amazing.


Related: The 7 Golden Rules Of Lingerie Shopping


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We Highly Recommend

Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!


Featured image lingerie:
Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 in Red/BlackBlackFloral ShimmerWoodroseDusty Rose/BlackBronze
Casey Plunge Padded Bra 2801 in Black/Rose Print
Estelle Padded Bra P5231 in Black
Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra P5351 in Cameo Rose
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