On one of my many recent wardrobe clean outs, it came to my attention that the only thing I truly need to buy at the moment is bras. In fact, I couldn’t even remember the last time I actually purchased one, and it occurred to me that I don’t even have a single favourite, because none of them seem to fit just right anymore.
So, a week ago, I copy-and-pasted this exact text message to six of my friends, two colleagues and my older sister: “Hey! I need new bras so I’m writing a story on the brands and styles that people I trust recommend. Can you send me your favourites and why?” One of them never got back to me, but luckily, the rest of them over-achieved and here we are today.
And what did I get out of my little mass text? Well, first I learned quite quickly that, across the board, bralettes are the name of the game right now and underwire styles are currently on a need-to-wear basis. That shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, seeing as many of us are spending much of our time at home right now and comfort seems to be the top priority when dressing.
In addition to uncovering this rather obvious trend, however, I ended up with eleven brands even more bra styles ranging from less than a fiver to over £100 that seem to be worth the money, hype and more. To read about each one and shop the exact styes that were recommended to me by the people whose tastes I actually trust, just keep scrolling.