Underwire bras are some of the most popular bra styles, and are an essential component of many women’s wardrobes. By definition, an underwire bra is a bra that has semi-circle pieces of metal or plastic sewn into each cup. The purpose of underwires is to lift, shape, and support each breast.

There is a common misconception that underwire bras are rigid and uncomfortable, especially for women with larger breasts, but this simply isn’t the case. A quality underwire bra will be as comfortable as it is supportive. Not every bra will be comfortable for every woman, but with many different underwire bra styles to choose from, you can find the perfect fit for you.

With so many types of underwire bras and many designs to choose from, finding the best underwire bra for you can be a daunting task. We’ve put together this list of the most comfortable underwire bras for every woman. Keep reading below where we give you all the details on our comfortable bra picks.

The 5 Most Comfortable Underwire Bras for 2023

When it comes to finding the most comfortable underwire bra, there are a few things you should always look for. Firstly, you should always look for a quality bra that’s well-made and will last for years. Second, looking for an underwire bra that features cushioned underwires is imperative to have a comfortable fit.

Glamorise WonderWire bras feature underwires surrounded by padded channels to prevent the wire itself from ever touching your body. This ensures that you have a comfortable fit, and won’t deal with the dreaded wire poking under your arms or between your breasts

Here are the most comfortable bras for women with large breasts.

Best Underwire Bra For Large Breasts

WonderWire Front-Closure Bra

WonderWire Front-Closure Bra

Price: $56

Review: 4.7/5 Stars

When it comes to comfortable underwire bras, it doesn’t get much comfier than the best-selling Glamorise WonderWire Front-Closure Bra. This full coverage bra features underwires that are cushioned to prevent wire poke, extra-wide straps that are soft on shoulders, and an easy-to-reach snap front-closure that fastens with just one click. With a front-closure and no back hook-and-eyes, the back band on this underwire bra is wide smooth for a no-show fit. This comfy bra is a best-seller for a reason. Here’s why women have said it’s their favorite:

“Since I wrecked my shoulder this front-snap bra makes putting it on so easy. The wide underwire makes the bra very comfortable and [supportive]. And it looks good, too.” - Kathleen A.

“This bra is comfortable, supportive, and pretty. The wider, slightly padded straps stay on my shoulders. The cup fit is perfect.” - Virginia C.

“Comfortable, great support, full coverage, great material. Definitely helps alleviate my back pain and [helps] my posture, too.” - Amber R.

If you prefer the support of an underwire and are searching for the most comfortable bra, the WonderWire Front-Closure Bra is the one for you. In band sizes 34 to 50 and cup sizes B through H, this bra is a great choice for women with large breasts. You can purchase this underwire bra from Glamorise, linked here.

Best Wired Bras Without Padding

Women with large breasts know the struggle of finding a supportive underwire bra all too well. Having a bra with underwires that don’t poke or pinch is crucial. Even more, having a bra without padding is often the best option for women with large breasts. Bras with padding can make your breasts appear even bigger than they actually are, which some women prefer to avoid. These are the best underwire bras without padding:

Front-Closure Smoothing WonderWire Bra

Front-Closure Smoothing WonderWire Bra

Price: $58

Review: 4.4/5 Stars

This unpadded smoothing bra features a stretchy material that seamlessly forms to your bust shape. With a snap front-closure, smooth moisture-wicking fabrics, and an extra-wide racerback design, this underwire bra is a great option for women with big busts. Because the cups aren’t padded and have no lace, this T-shirt bra smooths things out while accentuating your natural shape. This soft bra is a favorite amongst our customers — here’s what they’ve said about it:

“This bra is perfect. Holds the girls in place, is comfortable beyond belief.” - Cambra K.

“Very good fit and extremely comfortable.” - Heather L.

“Sooo comfortable! And the way the back is structured this is the most supportive bra I have ever had!” - Dee W.

This unpadded T-shirt bra is a great choice for any woman. You can purchase this comfortable bra from Glamorise, here.

WonderWire Front-Closure Stretch Lace Bra

WonderWire Front-Closure Stretch Lace Bra

Price: $40.5

Review: 4.7/5 Stars

This low-cut lace bra pairs well with lower-cut tops. Featuring a cushioned underwire for comfortable support, stretchy material that flatters your natural curves, and unpadded cups, this bra makes for a smooth fit under any top. With adjustable straps and a snap front-closure, this comfortable bra is a go-to for any woman looking for a bra as comfortable as it is pretty.

“I like these bras. They are comfortable and easy to put on. I like the front hook!” - Myrna J.

“Wonderful fit. It is beautiful lace and unlined.” - ReBecca M.

“Terrific fit. Stretch lace fabric gives perfect cup fit. Love these bras!” - Brenda J.

This front-closure bra is one of the most comfortable bras without padding. You can purchase this style from Glamorise here.

Best Wired Sports Bra

High Impact Seamless Sports Bra

High Impact Seamless Sports Bra

Price: $49.5

Review: 4.6/5 Stars

When it comes to having a supportive bra, if you prefer the support of an underwire for everyday wear, an underwire sports bra is a great choice for active wear. The Glamorise here.

Most Comfortable Low Cut Wired Bra

Low Cut WonderWire Lace Bra

Low Cut WonderWire Lace Bra

Price: $57

Review: 4.5/5 Stars

With extra-wide, adjustable straps, lace-topped cups, and a back hook-and-eye closure, this low-cut underwire bra is a great choice for everyday wear. The underwires are cushioned for added comfort and to prevent the wire from ever poking or pinching you. This comfy bra is fit for women of all sizes, with a range of band sizes from 34 to 48 and cup sizes B through H. Here’s why women love this comfy bra:

“Comfortable! I love this bra under V-neck dresses and shirts!” - Dee W.

“I love my new bra. It fits just perfectly and it's comfortable. I’m big busted and it’s hard to find my size.” - Karen L.

“I love the underwire in this bra. I always have trouble with underwire bras riding up and giving me ‘under boob’, but this bra stays put and is comfortable!” - Kat A.

You can shop this comfortable underwire bra here .

Concluding Thoughts

When it comes to shopping for comfortable bras, you have to know what to look for. Comfortable underwire bras can be hard to come by, which is why you need a quality bra with underwires that won’t poke or pinch you.

If you are searching for the perfect underwire bra for you, Glamorise carries a range of underwire bras in different styles. You can browse Glamorise’s underwire collection here.

About the Author

Maeve Gesualdi is a Fordham University alumna where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Fashion Studies. Based in New York City, Maeve is part of the marketing team at Glamorise. Maeve regularly interacts with customers via social media and product reviews, as well as with influencers and models. She is constantly getting feedback on our products as well as gaining a better understanding of what women in our category struggle with and/or look for when searching for a bra. Aside from writing, she is passionate about all things travel and fashion.

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