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Behind the Bra: Wireless vs. Underwire

Behind the Bra: Wireless vs. Underwire

With so many different bra styles out there, it can be difficult to choose what works best for you. Let’s start with the basics: underwire vs. wireless. What are they best for? How to style them? What sizes do they fit best?

Read on to see which style is best for you, and why.

Underwire Bras

Underwire bras have a built-in structure that shapes and supports the breasts. From romantic lace demi bras to everyday t-shirt bras, they’re made for every size.

Promesse 3D Plunge in Champagne

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM:  Underwire bras are the gold standard of shaping and support. Underwire helps to lift, separate, shape and support your breasts. This creates a flattering, rounded silhouette. Underwire bras come in so many styles and shapes—from plunge bras, to demi bras, full coverage bras, strapless bras, padded or unpadded… the choices are endless.

WHO THEY’RE GREAT FOR: Everyone! Start with a professional bra fitting or chat with one of our Bra Fit Experts to find your perfect fit and the styles that work best for you.

FIT TIPS: Underwire bras come in all shapes and styles, from plunging necklines to full coverage. Try a few options to find out which styles work best for your shape. Invest in a high-quality underwire bra and don’t hesitate to get a bra fitting.

For an everyday underwire bra with a flattering plunge shape, try our Promesse 3D Plunge bra. It’s made of breathable 3D spacer cups that feel like a second skin, with pretty lace accents. So comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing it!

For an underwire bra with more coverage and support up to H cup, try our Promesse Full Cup bra with Leavers lace.

Wireless Bras

Also known as a “bralette,” wireless bras are relaxed-chic and comfortable. Made for moments of leisure, they’re great for lounging or casual styling.

Confiance Bralette in Limited Edition Perfect Pink

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THEM: Bonjour, comfort! Wireless bras are lightweight and feel effortless on the body. Perfect for everything from casual outings to lounge days and evenings at home. Wireless bras are fun to style yet totally effortless, with chic touches of lace, racerbacks, and embroidery. French women are pros at styling their bralettes, often revealing a peek of lace along the décolleté.

WHO THEY’RE GREAT FOR: Wireless bras are perfect for women with small busts who need less support but still want shaping, coverage and pretty details. Wireless bras can also be wonderful for full busted women looking for relaxed comfort.

FIT TIPS: Wireless bras tend to provide less shaping and support than underwire styles. They offer a more natural shape, which is great for loose tops but won’t deliver the rounded silhouette you’ll get from an underwire bra.

For a wireless bra that provides support and a great fit, try our Confiance Wireless Bra with removable foam cups, adjustable straps, racerback and a hook-and-eye back closure. For relaxed-chic styling with pretty lace trim, try the Eden Bralette.

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