WOMEN are finally opting for comfort when it comes to bras.
And sales of a comfy £11.95 bra by Boody rose 300 per cent after model Emily Ratajkowski, 29, was seen in one.
Former Page 3 model Rhian Sugden tests whether wireless bras really hold up Credit: Instagram
Retailers have caught on to our desire for that second-skin feel, but are the bras supportive, especially for the bigger bust?
Former Page 3 model Rhian Sugden, 34, who is a 32E, gives ABBY McHALE her verdict and rates each out of ten.
This bra holds in place but the cup size isn’t big enough to offer the support I need
THIS was a dreadful fit for a size 12 as it comes up very small.
It holds in place but the cup size isn’t big enough to offer the support I need.
The colour is lovely, though, and I like the design.
It is super soft and perfect as loungewear but it’s the type of top that if you lie down in, everything is going to hang out.
- Pale pink bra, £16; and briefs, £8, asos.com – buy now
It doesn’t have an underwire but the material is more substantial and holds you in
I’M not a fan of the colour so I wouldn’t choose it myself. It doesn’t do much for my complexion.
However, it is very comfy with added support.
It doesn’t have an underwire but the material is more substantial and holds you in, making you feel a bit more shapely.
- Green floral bra, £20; briefs, £6, marksandspencer.com – buy now
This bra has the tendency to ride up and show a lot of underboob
I REALLY liked the look of this set. It’s a comfortable crop top bra again with full briefs.
However, I don’t think it’s ideal for ladies with a bigger chest.
It has the tendency to ride up and show a lot of underboob.
Comfort is not key in this.
- Light grey bra, £18; briefs, £12, Sloggi at figleaves.com – buy now
The side panels are great for a bigger chest as there is no way you are going to spill out if you run up the stairs
THIS is a great fit and nice design, too.
The side panels are great for a bigger chest as there is no way you are going to spill out if you run up the stairs.
It comes with a full brief too, which I’m all for – nothing like a big knicker to keep you snug.
- Dark blue bra, £38; briefs, £16, Royce at figleaves.com – buy now
How to find your bra size
STYLIST and fashion writer Abby McHale runs you through some easy steps on how to measure your bra size.
You will need a tape measure and an old bra. Wrap the tape measure around the underneath of your bust and around your back.
Keep it in a steady, even line and the measure should fit snugly around. Measure in inches to get your band size.
For your cup size, wear your best bra so your bust is sitting where you would like it to be.
Measure around the fullest part of your bust like you did for your band size.
Subtract the band measurement from your bust size and the difference will give you your cup size.
If the difference is zero, then you are an AA. If it is 1in, you are an A, 2in you are a B, 3in you are a C etc.
It doesn’t offer the most support for a gal with a fuller bust and it has a tendency to slide up
I WAS sceptical about this on the hanger as it looked tiny, but surprisingly it has a good amount of stretch.
This made it feel very comfortable and while I really like the colour, it doesn’t offer the most support for a gal with a fuller bust, and it has a tendency to slide up.
- Mint green bra, £12; briefs, £5, bohoo.com – buy now
It’s breathable and the soft material is definitely something I can see myself wearing day to day
THIS set from George at Asda is by far my favourite of the day.
It’s ridiculously comfortable. In fact, it’s similar to a sports bra but not at all tight, thankfully.
It’s breathable and the soft material is definitely something I can see myself wearing day to day from now on.
- Grey bra, £14 pack of 2; briefs, £5, george.com – buy now
The lace edge underneath is itchy, the pattern is old-fashioned and the colour is awfulCredit: Fab Daily – Rhian Sugden
THIS is up there with the most supportive of the bunch. I feel secure and lifted without being squashed.
However, it is just not very comfortable, the lace edge underneath is itchy, the pattern is old-fashioned and the colour is awful.
It’s a strange shape when on as it doesn’t have cups, it’s like a scuba-style crop top from the inside.
- Mauve bra, £10; briefs, £8 pack of 3, Sainsbury’s – buy now
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