The bra has been a wardrobe staple for so many decades now, we just take it for granted how far technology, design and fabric has come in such a short time.
But it’s also true that the choice can be a little overwhelming for Lady Bears.
Let’s be honest, if you don’t know your underwire from your push-up and your free-form, well… choosing a great style and fit can be a bit of a minefield!
We’re here to help though.
At Utility Bear we scour the globe to find the best designer underwear brands and deliver them direct to you. We only choose great cuts, superior fits and we make sure the designs are the height of current fashion trends.
Below we’ve compiled our guide to the 7 essentials bras to have in your wardrobe to suit any occasion!
Non-Wired Everyday Bra
There’s a lot to be said for comfort and support in bras, after all, that’s what they were originally invented for – before we learned how to push up!
You’ll be hard pushed to find people who do superior comfort better than the Sloggi Non-Wire Bra.
Added to their traditional fit and feel, Sloggi have introduced the latest quality advancement: Evernew, which retains its shape wash after wash.
White and black are obvious great choices for daily wear, but don’t rule out some fun colours to lift your morning mood with the red and blue options too!
The strapless bra was a revelation when it came on the lingerie scene, opening up a world of nipple-free, bare shoulder fashion to ladies large and small busts alike.
It’s important to buy a good quality one, however, because it needs to maintain shape and firmness of hold over time, to avoid any slippage.
The seam-free Fantasie Smoothing Underwired Moulded Strapless Bra is one of the best we’ve come across and a firm favourite in our store. We recommend both a nude and black option, to hide perfectly under any outfit.
Underwired bras have also experienced some impressive technological advancements in recent times.
Gone are the days of painful wires and constant fidgeting.
Our friends at Triumph have been making bras for a century, but they’re still leading the way in design and comfort with their Body Make-Up Magic Wire Bras which brings seamless style together with optimum fit and superior feel.
We recommend one in every colour!
Sexy Lingerie Bra
Of course no lingerie drawer would be complete without a unique set that makes you feel sexy, for those special occasions.
Fun and flirty are the name of the game for our friends at Freya. But we also love that they bring sophisticated class and elegance to the table with their high-end designs and production quality.
Take the Lava Wildfire Underwired Plunge Balcony Bra for example with the latest floral prints, lace-top cups and tiny animal print bows.
Pair with seductive matching briefs for a special addition to the underwear drawers!
Everyday Padded Bra
For the days when you want a little extra underneath the office clothes, or for a trip out of the house that requires everyday comfort with just a little extra oomph; we recommend a full cup padded bra.
Unlike the non-wired daily option, the Fantasie Belle Full Cup Bra brings some va-va-voom to the seam-free support with it’s lace detailing on top of the cup.
Black and white both look gorgeous under shirts and day dresses, giving you a boost to start your day.
The modern Lady Bears lead an active lifestyle so sports bras have become a must-have essential item in the underwear drawer.
Our favourite is the Freya Active Sonic Underwired Moulded Sports Bra. This Sonic UW mould offers complete freedom of movement with ultimate support and their traditional quality mixed with breathable spacer fabric, to last wear after wear.
It’s also great when the colour options are bright enough to make you actually want to go to the gym!
Balconette Bra Top
Last but not least, the balconette bra top is the latest bra design to arrive on the fashion scene.
Loved by celebrities and bloggers alike, the bra top is a modern blend of everyday non-wired comfort and support, with the cool urban style of a sports bra.
Add some high-end designer branding, like the iconic logo emblazoned style of the Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Bralette, and you’ve got yourself a daytime bra for all occasions.
Grey is by far the most popular colour in this one!