Best wireless bras for comfort, support and style
14 April 2021
Say goodbye to uncomfortable and restrictive wiring and hello to comfort, style and support with our pick of the best wireless bras to add to your underwear drawer.
If you’ve got drawers full of loungewear and comfy PJs, it makes sense to invest in a range of underwear that will keep you as comfortable underneath. Step forward the wireless, or non-wired bra, a piece of lingerie that offers lightweight support without the use of uncomfortable wiring.
As immensely satisfying as it is to whip your bra off at the end of the day, we’d much prefer to wear items that are so comfy that you forget you’re wearing them. And there are options out there for boobs of all sizes, whether you’re looking for a sexy lace piece or a super supportive bra for bigger busts.
We’ve rounded up a selection of the best wireless bras available to buy in the UK right now, including tried-and-tested recommendations from the Mumsnet forums.
Here are the best wireless bras to buy in 2021.
1. Best overall wireless bra: Figleaves Millie Lace Bralette
“I ended up buying one in every colour as it fit so well”
Whoever said you can’t be comfortable and sexy at the same time clearly hasn’t encountered this Figleaves bralette. Made from stretch floral lace, it's received rave reviews from both Mumsnetters and online fashion experts. It has a plunging neckline at the front and a deep V at the back, and the band and straps are finished with a pretty scalloped trim. The price, huge size range and the reviews make this our best buy. Take note though, it's recommended that you handwash it separately.
- Material: 86% nylon, 7% elastane, 7% viscose.
- Size range: XS-XL
2. Best budget wireless bra: BQTQ Camisole Bras (5 Piece)
If you’re looking for comfort but don’t want to spend too much on everyday underwear, this pack of five v-neck camisole bras could be perfect for you. Made from polyester and spandex, they’re soft, lightweight and comfortable, making them ideal to wear during the day and for sleeping in. They feature a double strap design and come with removable insert pads. You can pick from seven different colour combos so you should have a colour to match every outfit. With five bras for the price of one, this had to be our best budget buy.
- Material: Polyester and spandex
- Size range: M-XXL
3. Best wireless maternity/nursing bra: Panache Sophie Nursing Bra
In our very detailed and thoroughly researched roundup of the best maternity bras to buy, we rate the Panache Sophie Nursing Bra as our favourite non-wired option. It scores highly for its solid support, easy-to-adjust straps and classic good looks. Finished in lace, it's far prettier than your average maternity bra and is perfect for mums at any stage of pregnancy or breastfeeding. It features six different fastening positions, double layer cups to help with milk leaks and a pocket to hold breast pads. It also looks great under clothes as the lace sits flat for a smooth silhouette.
- Material: Polyester, polyamide, cotton, modal, elastane
- Size range: 28DD to 40J
4. Most supportive wireless bra: Sloggi Women's Zero Feel Bralette Bustier
“This bra is the most amazing piece of clothing. I gasped when I tried it on!”
Mumsnetters wax lyrical about the Sloggi Zero Feel non-wired bra. If you want the look and support of a structured bra without the wire, this bralette could be the perfect solution. It has wide straps, a wide side panel, removable pads and a super flat back closure which provides great support and flexibility. It’s completely seamless and super stretchy which means nothing should pinch or be constricted. It comes in black, cognac, navy and dark green.
- Material: 70% polyamide, 30% elastane
- Size range: XS-L
5. Best wireless bra for big busts: Molke Bra
“My Molkes have been an absolute revelation. They’re incredibly comfy and make my tits look great!”
“I have totally switched to wearing Molke bras – hands down the most comfortable, flattering and supportive bras I have ever owned.”
Another favourite with Mumsnetters, this Molke bra is great for bigger busts. The firm fabric means it holds even the biggest boobs in place while still offering comfort. Great for everyday wear, it could also be worn for low impact sports and is suitable for breastfeeding as there are no clips or fasteners. The bras come in a wide range of cup sizes from Stellar to Thunder (there’s a handy size calculator on the website) and are made from a soft breathable, cotton jersey fabric. It’s recommended to line dry after washing as tumble drying too often can cause the elastic to lose its stretch. Machine wash with similar colours at 30 degrees.
- Material: 95% cotton jersey, 5% elastane
- Size: XS-2XL
6. Best wireless bra for small breasts: H&M Seamless Padded Non-Wired Bra
“I gave up on underwires all together a few months ago. I bought a whole load of new ones at H&M and couldn't go back.”
H&M does basics very well and this soft non-wired bra in ribbed jersey with a lace trim, doesn’t disappoint. It has adjustable shoulder straps and jersey-lined cups with removable pads that shape the bust and provide good support. There are no fasteners and it has been designed with the minimum number of seams for a more comfortable fit and increased flexibility. It comes in three colours: light khaki green, black and light beige.
- Price: £9.99
- Material: Polyamide 95%, elastane 5%
- Size range: 8 to 16
7. Most comfortable wireless bra: Boody Organic Bamboo EcoWear Women's Shaper Bra
“Boody! Changed my life.”
“They are totally life-changing. These days when my Boodys are all in the wash and I have to wear something else I feel like I have a leather belt squeezing my ribcage!”
If comfort is key, this Boody organic non-wired bra is a must according to Mumsnetters. With claims of it being ‘life changing’ we had to give this our most comfortable wireless bra title! Free from wires, clasps and hooks, the pullover bra offers light to medium support with a minimalist feel. It provides a smooth fit and a great shape, without any annoying and painful wires. There are six different colours to choose from including dark olive, light grey marl and classic white and there’s an online size chart to help find your perfect fit.
- Material: 80% rayon made from bamboo, 13% polyamide, 7% elastane
- Size range: S-XL
8. Best lace wireless bra: M&S Blossom Embroidered Non-Wired Bralette
“I've just bought some M&S non-wired bras. I'm 32F and never thought I'd get away with a non-wired bra, but my goodness they are fab.”
“The M&S bralettes are very comfortable and supportive”
This is a super sexy bra that needs to be seen, not hidden away! Crafted in collaboration with British designer Damaris Evans, this intricately detailed range promises to flatter every shape. The non-wired design offers a natural silhouette and supreme comfort. It's made from lightweight sheer fabric with delicate blossom embroidery and luxurious satin binding for an ultra-feminine look. It can be washed at 40 degrees and tumble dried on a medium temperature. Some reviews say it fits a little small so it could be worth going up a size.
- Material: 77% polyester, 20% polyamide and 3% elastane
- Size range: 6 to 22
9. Best wireless t-shirt bra: Sloggi Women’s Double Comfort Top Everyday Bra
This sporty top from Sloggi’s Double Comfort Series is highly rated for its softness and comfort and is made for active women who want support without the discomfort and fuss that comes with some underwired bras. The short tank top comes with wide straps, an under-the-breast band and a deep round neckline and its flat, soft edges make it seem invisible under clothes. Because of the stretchy Lycra material it’s super light and comfy to wear. You can machine wash at 60 degrees and tumble dry on a low setting.
- Material: 95% cotton, 5% elastane
- Size range: 30-40 (check size chart for more details)
10. Best cotton wireless bra: Calvin Klein Women's Modern Cotton Bralette Sports Bra
“I have a few of these pretty wireless bras from Calvin Klein. They seem well-made and I find (as a 32A) that they fit me much better than any with cups.”
Synonymous with simple and stylish underwear, Calvin Klein is a safe bet when it comes to bras and its signature cotton sports bralette doesn’t disappoint. Popular with Mumsnetters, this breathable non-wired bra rates highly for comfort and keeps its shape wash after wash. It comes in a range of classic colourways including black, grey and white. Some reviews say it comes up a bit small so it could be worthwhile going up a size.
- Material: 53% cotton, 35% viscose, 12% elastane
- Size range: S-L
Which type of wireless bra offers the best support?
Wireless bras can be just as supportive as wired bras, you just need to choose the right one. Thicker straps tend to provide greater support along with a well constructed underband (a thick elasticated band of material under the boobs). As mentioned in some of our reviews, non-wired bras that have side and back panels hold your boobs firmly in place and some are supportive enough to wear during exercise.
Discreet padding can prevent gaping and provide uplift and some wireless styles offer great support as well as giving you a bit of cleavage while still keeping the comfort levels high. Tank top style wireless bras can still provide good support if they’re double layered.
Ultimately the level of coverage and the type of fabric makes a difference to how supportive wireless bras are.
Are wireless bras suitable for all bra sizes?
Wireless bras can offer many of the same benefits as structured bras. As long as the bra comes with a comfy band and is constructed from stretchy fabric, you should be able to enjoy light support and maximum comfort. If you have bigger boobs, experts in the field Bravissimo state that you can still wear wireless bras. The main difference between wireless and underwired bras is that bras with underwire can separate and lift your boobs, giving you a rounded shape with a little more support. That said, there are supportive wireless options too and you can still enjoy a decent level of support providing the wireless bra fits you well.
Are wireless bras the same as sports bras?
Sports bras offer maximum support and hold your breasts firmly in place when working out. Most wireless bras don’t offer the same level of compression so if you’re looking for a wireless bra specifically for exercising, we’d suggest opting for one that specifies it’s a sports bra like the Calvin Klein non-wired bra we recommend in our roundup.
What is the best wireless bra to buy?
The Figleaves Millie Lace Bralette is our best buy as not only is it beautifully sexy, it receives glowing reviews for comfort and support. It’s also great value at £15 and there are a good range of sizes available.
How we chose our recommendations
Because we know that there’s nothing like a real recommendation, we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out which wireless bras were being recommended.
We then did some research across the wider web, looking at what wireless bras had won accolades or been featured in ‘best buy’ lists across websites, and what customer reviews said about them. Having collated all that information, we then narrowed our list down to the best wireless bras online at the moment.
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