If, like us, your underwired bras have become redundant since March, you might be considering re-investing in some new underwear - some comfortable underwear. Now we're all at home a lot more, it means many of us have already switched our usual work outfits for loungewear, and think there’s really no reason to be wearing bras that dig in, or pants that don’t feel comfortable. If there was ever a time to update your underwear drawer, it’s now; and luckily for us, brands have been working on their products for some time now to ensure we feel comfortable and supported. Don’t believe us? These top-rated products are loved by the shoppers who review them online…
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.
Intimates cream ribbed knickers, £8, River Island
River Island launched an 'Intimates' collection and the pieces are both stylish AND comfortable. These ribbed knickers come in cream, blue and grey and there are matching bra tops and crop tops to match.
Zahra Comfort Bra, £28, Figleaves
This is called the 'Comfort' bra so that's a very good sign. Adorned with navy and blush zig-zag style embroidery, we love how stylish it is. With rounded, non-pad, non-wired cups, this is a super comfortable and great fashion option. With a detachable lace modesty panel at the front it is also ideal for those looking for a mastectomy bra. The cups are cotton lined making them cool and breathable - they are also able to hold a prosthesis if desired.
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, Sloggi @ Figleaves
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.
Sculpting triangle top, £18, Boux Avenue
If you love the look of bralettes but want something comfortable, too, this Boux Avenue offering should tick all of your boxes. Its soft material provides more support than you’d think, and shoppers say it’s lovely and cosy.
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.
Non-wired bra, £20, John Lewis
This bra looks just like any you already own, but it has no wire in - just lightly moulded cups. One reviewer wrote: “Most comfortable bra I’ve ever owned - bought one in the sale half price, was so impressed I’ve bought 4 more in different colours”. Sold!
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 percent 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!
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