If, like us, your underwired bras have become redundant since March 2020, you might be considering re-investing in some new underwear - some comfortable underwear.
According to a survey by Tu at Sainsbury’s, since lockdown, 60% of us have switched out our usual sets for non-wired options. Over two-thirds of us are now wearing seamless bras for the first time, and 27% have sworn to never buy an underwired style again post-pandemic.
With this in mind, we've found some options that are perfect for wearing underneath your loungewear or even a summer dress now the weather is heating up. We are in love with these star buys…
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Skims bralette, £38, Selfridges
Kim Kardashian-West's super popular SKIMS collection is now exclusively available at Selfridges. There have been rave reviews about how comfortable her underwear line is (as well as the cosy loungewear) but this bralette could be ideal if you're looking for a lightweight option.
Bralette & Boyshorts in grey (also available in pink, white, red and black), £50, Miskie
Ensuring comfort is actually part of fab British brand Miskie’s mission statement – and it shows. Their underwear is made of the softest fabric and trims – trust us, these sets are as far as you can get from the typical underwear you can’t wait to take off as soon as you get home. We love the Boyshorts set, but if you prefer a different silhouette, their Plush Sets – all of which feature the soft yet supportive triangle bralette - also include hipsters and thongs.
Shaper bra, £16.95, Boody
The Boody shaper bra is the top of choice for A-listers and supermodels - including Kylie and Kendal Jenner and Gigi Hadid - and if it's good enough for them... The crop bra is made from eco-friendly super soft bamboo fibres and has a perfect seam-free construction. It also has thermo-regulating properties which work to keep you cool and comfortable, whatever the weather. Sold!
Levi's logo bralette, £25, Asos
Your Levi's jeans might not be getting much wear thanks to your ever-growing tracksuit bottoms collection, but you could easily get on board with their comfy undies instead.
FlexiFit non-wired crop top, £20, M&S
Of course, M&S is the first port of call for most when shopping for new bras. The much-loved brand sells more underwear than any other retailer, so it goes without saying that their bras tick all the boxes. This crop top has Flexifit™ fabric to create a second-skin feel, and comes with removable cups. Shoppers describe it as “very comfortable”, which is good enough for us!
Zero Feel hipster briefs, £12.50, Belle Lingerie
Sloggi has long been making comfortable pants, but their newer Zero Feel range is arguably their best yet. Made from a seamless design in a fabric so soft you'll hardly know you're wearing it, they’re also invisible under clothes. Reviewers gave them five stars and loved how they don’t cut in at the thighs or waist.
The Outer Body, £95, Heist
If you’ve tried Heist before, we guarantee you’ll already be obsessed. The brand was originally known for its tights (loved by Meghan Markle, no less), but now has a whole range of underwear. We love their body, which can be worn as outerwear too, and has comfy breathable material. Truly a buy-now, wear-forever purchase.
No show pants, £12, Sweaty Betty
Sweaty Betty’s pants are not only comfortable; they’re perfect for exercising in, thanks to the sweat-wicking fabric with comfortable cotton lining. Unlike many sports pants, they’re made from a high-stretch fabric - meaning no digging in as you run.
Stripe & Stare Basics Brights briefs (pack of four), £40, Selfridges
Stripe & Stare leapt onto the scene in 2017 and is now a serious competitor when it comes to knickers. If you're looking for comfort and you want to add a bit of colour to your underwear drawer, these Basics Bright briefs are made from the label’s signature modal, sustainably sourced from beechwood trees. Using 95 per cent less water in its production than cotton, it also breathes with the skin and holds its shape and softness. The best news? You get a set of four!
Cloud grey bralet, £25, Ms Campbell
Triangle bras with no padding and no wires are ideal for maximum comfort, but this cute grey one with rose gold trim proves you don't have to compromise on style either.
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Femme Boxers, £20, Free People
Free People's Femme Boxers offer all of the comfort of stealing your boyfriend's, but with the bonus that they actually fit. These look sleek but they're super comfortable, perfect for lounging around or sleeping in.
Seamless Soft Bra, £19, Arket
We love Arket for basics, and their underwear is no different. This seamless bra is made of ribbed jersey material that's so soft you won't want to take it off. Plus, it's double-layered so it gives good coverage.
Ultimate Comfort Soft Bra, £38, Les Girls Les Boys
If there's an underwear brand synonymous with lockdown, it has to be Les Girls Les Boys. Their ultra-comfy sets were all over Instagram, and even Rosie Huntington-Whitley was photographed wearing one. You can't go wrong with the Ultimate Comfort Soft Bra for a luxe loungewear look.
Secret Shaping Seamless Stretch Knickers, £10, Tu at Sainsbury’s
Tu's new Seamless Stretch collection strikes the perfect balance between stylish and practical. Made from 360-degree stretch fabric, this shapewear will give you the confidence to wear that summer dress to the beer garden, and be so comfortable you forget you have it on.
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