Wire-free Bras for Function and Style

You don't need to justify ditching your pre-lockdown bras for the new generation of delightfully functional, fashionable and wire-free bras

You don’t need to justify ditching your pre-lockdown bras for the new generation of delightfully functional, fashionable and wire-free bras

You want to be comfortable. After a couple of years of lounging in sweats and sports bras, of course you can’t go back to the confines of wired support. Combining the comfort and ease of a bralette with the elegance and prettiness of traditional bras, these six lingerie pieces will be your new best friends.

1. Comfy Glamour Deep-V Wireless Bralette by WonderBra, $55Comfy Glamour Deep-V Wireless Bralette by WonderBraWonderBra

The name says it all. This versatile bra is both extremely comfy and glam enough to peek through open shirts. The lace-edged front is nice and deep to accommodate low necklines, and even without the removable foam pads, the double-lined cups offer shaping and support. The back straps can be worn traditionally or easily clipped together to form a racerback. Constructed from a silky-smooth wicking fabric, this one will keep you cool, comfortable and feeling chic. Sizing is available from small to extra large, and is somewhat flexible with adjustable hook and eye clasps. If you’re in between sizes, size down. (Pictured in Blackberry Jam colour, but it also comes in black, nude and grey.)
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2. Modern V Bra by HIRRS, $54

Modern V Bra by HIRRSHIRRSIf you have a larger bust and thought cute bralettes were an unobtainable fashion indulgence, the Modern V will prove you wrong. This bra has a deep-V front and provides more coverage and support than you’d think. Made from the same signature compressive mesh as their best-selling Everyday Bralette, HIRR’s Modern V has a criss-cross back design and reinforced straps to make this as easy to slip into your wardrobe as it is a delight to wear.
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3. Deep V Front Closure Wireless Bra by Modern Match, $69

Deep V Front Closure Wireless Bra by Modern MatchModern MatchWith a triple row of clasps aligned in the front along a wide, comfortable support band, this wireless bra provides skin-skimming support while being a breeze to take on and off. The racerback design means you’ll never have to tug on bra straps or worry about them slipping off. Designed for low-impact activities like cycling, walking and yoga, this is Modern Match’s best-selling bra. This B.C.-based, women-led brand aims to create supportive and intuitive products that celebrate the female form. Their inclusive sizing offers XS to 3XL for their underwear and wireless bras, and B32 to DD38 for their underwire styles.
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4. The Upgrade Bra by Azur Fit, $52

The Upgrade Bra by Azur Fit, $52Looking for flattering support? This is your upgrade. Whether you need a performance, compressive foundation, or just the ease of a clasp-free, pullover-style bra, this will be your undergarment workhorse. It’s highly versatile (wear it as a sports bra, bikini top or even as a crop top), is incredibly comfortable, and available in sizes XS to 3XL. It comes in 15 beautiful colours with coordinating leggings available so you can enjoy the matching set trend.
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5. “Silk Magic” Microfiber Crossover Bra by Elita, $25

“Silk Magic” Microfiber Crossover Bra by Elita, $25ElitaMade from featherweight microfibre, this highly flexible, metal-free bra offers light support when you just need an extra layer of comfort. It has a front crossover design that makes it easy to adapt to various bust sizes, as well as providing easy access for those who are breastfeeding.
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6. Bralettes by Parade, starting $41Bralettes by ParadeParade

These aren’t your Mom’s bras (no offence, Mom). It’s really the philosophy of the brand that needs to be celebrated here. Parade offers size-inclusive, gender-inclusive options made with a variety of materials each chosen because it feels comfortable against our skin. Their many offerings of wire-free bras range from the seamless “universal” that disappears under clothes to the cozy waffle with its plush, comfy texture.
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