Whether you are putting in a long day at the office or chilling out at home, all women want the same thing: a comfortable bra. Regardless of what your day has in store for you, the last thing anyone wants at the end of it is sore shoulders, a stiff neck, and an aching back.
Of course, our breasts need that all-day support, but it also has to work for our lifestyles. Finding a bra that is both comfortable and functional can be a struggle, but if you put in the work, you can find a bra that fits like a dream. Here’s what you can do to get your perfect fit.
What’s in a Comfortable Bra?
Comfort is a personal preference. Generally, when looking for a comfortable bra, the goal is to find one that fits like it’s barely even noticeable. No one wants to be jabbed with wires or suffer from the many downfalls of an ill-fitting bra. Uniboob, boob sweat, bra strap sliding or pinching riding bands, and squeezing cups are just a few of the hazards you might face when trying to make it through the day. The worst of all is sagging.
Quite simply, a comfortable bra is one that fits your body right. And having some soft material doesn’t hurt.
How do I find a comfortable Bra for Me?
When you’re searching for a comfortable bra, you should consider the girls first and foremost. We come in all shapes and sizes, so to be sure you find a bra that fits you, you need to find your proper size first. That means that you need to get a fitting. A few things to keep in mind about a well-fitting bra:
- Your breasts should fill in the cups without overflowing.
- The band shouldn’t ride up or pinch.
- The straps should fit comfortably on the shoulder—no sliding or cutting into your skin.
As you search for the different styles, consider all the factors: your body shape, breast shape, and size. Bras are not a one-size-fits-all thing. Some bras suit different frames better than others. Support and comfort are the key components, and everyone likes different things.
The most comfortable bra, regardless of style, is one that fits perfectly. Now, if you want a comfortable bra without the bells and whistles, here are five things that can make a bra more comfortable.
1. Abandon the Wires
If you are looking for laid-back comfort, wires don’t necessarily offer that. While there are plenty of comfortable underwire bras, and they offer plenty of support, sometimes hard metal can just be uncomfortable. Well, you don’t have to worry about a wire if you go wire-free!
Wire-free options can offer just as much support as an underwire, but without the metal poke. Of course, to give you that support, the bands may be thicker and the cups fuller. If you are daring, you can also sport a bralette; however, keep in mind that if you’re looking for support, a bralette may not offer that.
2. Comfortable Material
Wire-free or underwire, a quick way to add comfort to your bra is by picking the right material. Try a bra with lightweight, breathable material, and you may just fall in love.
Sometimes it’s good just to put on something soft. Cotton bras can feel like you aren’t wearing anything at all! An added comfort to breathable material is that boob sweat is far more manageable. No worries about chafing here. If you want to do a little something to make your day comfier, choose the right material.
3. Smooth and Soft
While lace and textured bras can be sexy, sometimes you don’t want to deal with scratchy material. If you are over the lace, try a seamless bra. Molded cups are soft, and they offer plenty of support while helping round out any imperfection. T-shirt bras are an excellent option for those looking to ditch the texture in favor of smooth bliss.
4. Front Closure
If you don’t want to worry about dealing with back bands and adjusting closures, you can make life easy by opting out entirely. Go with a bra with a front closure. Not only is it easier to manage, but the back of your bra will also be much smoother. No worrying about laying down on that uncomfortable closure or worrying about “back fat.” Life can be a little easier without having to wrestle your bra to get it on properly.
5. Go Sporty
Believe it or not, sports bras can be incredibly comfortable. Most of them contain every single tip in this article; basically, you can have the most comfortable bra in a sports bra. Sports bras are a far cry from what they once were.
They have separated cups, thick adjustable straps, and offer plenty of support. Most are made of lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric, and they are pretty easy to get on, especially if they feature a front closure.
Finding the Fit for Your Body
Comfort is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone’s style is just a bit different, but if you are looking for the ultimate in comfy bras, you need to get a proper fitting first. Without one, every bra will let you down in more ways than one.
With the right sizing, your bra will fit like a second skin. But, if you want something a little more laid back, these suggestions should help you find your perfect relaxation bra.