We've all got different bodies and different tastes... some women are most comfortable in lightweight bras with no wires, while others prefer something with more support.
For the most part I can't stand underwire bras, and with my 32AA bust I've no reason to wear them regularly. I do like Wacoal's petite padded underwire bras but they're quite expensive.
Probably the most comfortable bra I've tried is the B-Smooth Seamless Bra Top, also by Wacoal. I think they've got a very similar style out now called the Perfect Pants Bralette, which may replace the B-Smooth.
When I turned 40, every inch of my lawn was covered with bras. A a sign...Lordy Lordy Look whos 40 Your Friends Support You" My poor son was afraid to go to the bus stop I've never seen such large bras in my life!
When the "Wonder Bra" first came out, I got one and loved it! Back then I was very thin, and had hardly any boobs. My sister, who had always had large boobs loved teasing me about my new bra saying, "It's called a "wonder bra" because I wonder why you even need to wear one!" She thought that was hysterically funny....Now, years and extra pounds later, mine are larger than hers, and we still laugh about her stupid joke, even though I didn't think it was funny at the time!
My favorite bra right now is a soft cup, no underwire Playtex model T630 (off the tag) from Walmart. I usually wear underwires, but my ribs are still a bit sore from my surgery.
I hate bras, but need one, never have found one that is really comfy in the last few years. I don't know where the heck I got boobs because my mom and sis have pretty much nothing. I guess I was the scapegoat that got enough for all three of us.
For the tiny little ladies that may be okay. Maybe I'll just get fat to match, think that will balance things and keep my neck and shoulders from hurting so much? Or maybe I just need to stay off the computer!
Since we are talking about actually wearing a bra and not whether or not a bra is actually comfortable versus going bra less. I would have to say the most comfortable bra(s) that I've ever worn were the Bio Flex and Body by Victoria bras by Victoria's Secret.
For me, bras that do not have under wire have a tendency to irritate my skin because of the elastic band and they make me feel "itchy" after extended or prolonged periods of wear.
The bras mentioned above, though they have an under wire, it does not feel like there's under wire and you don't feel like you have an elastic band wrapped around your body.
Another thing to consider, it's a good idea to use the free service that most reputable undergarment retailers offer (Free bra fitting consultation), whereas an expert can help find the proper fit and size for you. Statistics/studies suggest that nearly 70% of women are not wearing their correct bra size.
Just something to think about when you are finding that your bra is unbearable.
LOL, I don't wear that much metal, and if there were a thunderstorm with lightning touching down, men that wear big cowboy buckles would be more worried than me, because their buckles have way more metal than my bra does.
As a matter of fact, I own belts that are all metal... Not to mention, I've never heard of a woman being struck by lightning because of her bra... ;-)
I am sorry to hear they made you feel that way. Do not let someone's silly behavior deter you from doing something that you'd like to for yourself. Give it another try, and if the person helping you isn't professional, then ask for her manager. Also make sure if you decide to go, you walk in with your confidence in tact, and that you aren't thinking about your past experiences. Set those feelings free and start fresh. I know sometimes we can be very critical of our own bodies. If others are, trust me, they have something that they are critical of of themselves.
You also have other options, you can go to a different store and get sized if you need to and order your bras online from them if you wanted to still purchase bras from them and not deal with the sales people.
I have one that is padded and looks great, but one too many trips through the washing machine have stretched out one strap so that is ALWAYS FALLING DOWN. It makes me feel like I'm wearing the wrong size (even though I'm not.) GRR.
I also have a strapless. It is Not Comfortable. I should get a better one.
My most comfy is a front-closing Barely There. It's very comfortable and more fun to wear, even if my shirts look a little different on me when I wear it!
I like barely there and also vanity fair. victoria secrets didn't impress me that much, appearance is great, but overall wear and tear, they didn't last as long. I use the hand wash cycle and hang dry, they never go in the dryer.
Most comfortable bra by far--Cacique brand from Lane Bryant. They come in a ton of sizes! From 36 to 48 and from B to an H cup--a bunch of different styles to, for plunging necklines, massive cleavage, full coverage, strapless nad convertible and even have underwire or wire free. I love them!
And I have to say--getting measured is probly the best thing you can do for your back lol
Do you think the stores that provide bra-fitters screen their people well? I am very suspicious of people who want to spend their whole day fitting women for bras, or even people who go to school to learn to give women mammograms????What is up with these people?
Hi there, it is pam (beautybabe) I see you want to know the most comfortable bra that I have worn is. I am actually wearing my most comfortable bra:
It is called "Berlei Barely There Bra" and fits all shapes and sizes. It comes in a variety of colours as well. I don't even know when I have it on. I just can't feel it. It is just so comfortable. I was very lucky to have a lady from the store itself helping me and she was wonderful, she helped me, not because I was in a chair but because that was her job and she did it very well, helping me all the way, I was most happy with the service. I would certainly go back there. BB
I am a man that wears bras all the time. I love them a lot. The most comfy bras I have ever worn are the Hanes wire free bras. I get them at Wal-Mart. Are there any other men out here that wears bras. I like to know.
The most wonder bra's I love to see my honey is the Victoria Secret one for feeding mothers...An absolute delight to get a nice Breast Feed in public in a theater or an elevator or even in a dark corner of a disc without embarrassing my lady and getting a nice breast feed..Yummy Yummy..Ur Awsum !!!!
I'm a 34 Full C so the most comfortable I've had surprising are from H&M, the bras are like 15 dollars and super super comfortable. VS has good ones for smaller girls 32-34 A-B, because they are more feminine and work to enhance.
Ugh padded bras are like the bane of my existence!
Well, personally...I prefer not to wear a bra--gravity aside...I wish someone would make a piece of clothing for a guys crotch that is comparable to a bra, just so they could understand the things.
BUT Lane Bryant's Cacique brand has a bra called "Number 9" (I'm almost 99% sure that's its name, anyway). It has great underwire (that NEVER ends up warping or poking you), has just a bit of padding UNDERNEATH the breast-not to make bigger, but to support and shape-and is simply the highest quality bra I have ever seen. And, they're simple but attractive. The best part: it changes from a strapped bra (and you can even arrange the straps in more than one configuration to suit your comfort level or outfit) to a strapless bra. With my...um...endowments, I'm glad to have the level of support and long-term comfort this bra offers.
I hope they never stop making them. They are expensive, but I've had some of mine for over three years now and they are still like new.
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