In lockdown 3.0, we’ve gone for comfort. My days now consist of cosy loungewear and don’t think I could tell you the last time I wore a proper underwired bra. I’m all in favour of a bralette, which have come a long way since their introduction. What used to be reserved for smaller chested ladies, can now be enjoyed by all bra sizes. With the shops still shut *sigh*, supermarkets and online shops are upping their game so I thought I’d put together some of my favourites.
George at Asda
I love George at Asda for certain things, namely their homeware and I didn’t pay much attention to their underwear because I’m a 32DD, they never had my size. I was in store when a few of these bralette’s caught my eye they are such a bargain.
For £10, you can get this Pink Lace Bralette set which is the bralette and two matching thongs- what a great deal. I love the v-neck cut of the bralette and the strap on the shoulder is great for support. The pink is pretty bright so if that’s not your thing, they also have this available in black. The £10 deal is mix and match, so if you’d rather two bralette’s for your money then you can do that.
For ultimate comfort, this Navy Leopard Non-Wired Bra and Short Set will also set you back £10 for the set. I love the colour, print and the material which is comfortable but fitted.
There’s not many British people who will think of underwear and not think of Marks and Spencer. The high street brand was with us from our first vests for school, to our first Angel bra and hopefully will be with us for many more stages to come. As someone who was bigger chested from a young age, M&S saw me through when my friends were buying £3 Primark bras and they were one of the first retailers I saw doing DD+ bralettes which were high street prices.
This Lace Trim Non-Wired Bralette Set in Mulberry features the perfect mix of comfort and style. Trimmed with navy, this set is incredibly comfortable but feels indulgent at the same time. The perfect weekend set. It will set you back £15.50 but both the Brazilian knickers and bralette are available in respective deals, so there is money to be saved if you’re buying more than one.
This Non-Wired Full Cup Bralette Set is most beautiful royal blue colour and with a floral lace, it’s the perfect spring number. If you like a high waisted knicker then you will like this set, it’s so feminine, playful and bold. The tight V neck style makes this bralette supportive and perfect for those with a fuller bust. This would be so cute under a loose t-shirt, where you just get a cheeky peek. This is £26 for the set so pricier than the sets above, but there is a lot of detailing in this set.
My last M&S pick is this Satin & Lace Non-Padded Bralette Set which is from the Autograph range. It’s £28 for the set which comes with a bralette and high-leg knicker. The mixture of satin and lace gives this a luxurious look and is pretty but flirty, perfect if you’re looking to dress up a little with your underwear. This is a bright blue colour which looks like it has a hint of turquoise running through. While silk and lace might make you wince, it looks really comfortable and has a really flattering finish at the hips.
Since the trauma of never being able to fit into a Hollister triangle bikini/ bra’s as a teenager, Gilly Hicks has come a long way in the last ten years. When it first came to the UK Hollister was viewed as a brand reserved for a certain type of person but I would consider the brand to be both diverse and inclusive. They offers a variety of bralette styles for different preferences and body shapes. I loved this Seamless Reversible Bralette. For £19, you’re getting two in one and while I think I’d wear mostly the first style, the second is very cute. I love the seamless material as it just moulds to your curves. If black isn’t your colour, they have this in green and white also.
Nothing says spring like a pastel colour, and this lemon Crochet Lace Longline Bralette will put a smile on your face when you see it in your drawer. I love the banding round the ribcage and love the fact that it’s longline. Setting you back £19, this is so floral, fresh and pretty but the straps are quite thin, so maybe not the best for larger busted ladies.