An SBBH reader asks: “I’ve had a double mastectomy and reconstruction. My consultant told me I could wear a bra, but not one with an underwire. I have a couple of non-wired bras that are okay, but I can usually only find black or white. I would like to know if you could suggest any nice designs in other colours ideally.”
The reader in question is a 34B cup size, which you’d think would mean she had access to a wide range of bra styles (well, more than those of us who are A-cup and less anyway). But, as she’s experienced, many of the more glamorous bra styles on the market are underwired. And she’s totally right to seek out something that makes her feel as special as she deserves.
Luckily, SBBH is well-connected — I’ve asked some of my favourite lingerie experts to suggest the bras they recommend for my reader:
A Little Something Fit: The Wundervoll Keta bra, $125, and Saxaphone bra, $139, are non-traditional designs with formed cups and a very stylish look, which smacks of strong and self-confident femininity. We stock these in A-cup sizes (but B-cups can be found at other Wundervoll retailers).
For a little fun, I also suggest our Firebird bra, $68. It has the same fit and styling as the La Sylphide, but with a gorgeous peacock pattern. Both bras are designed to be very comfortable — like a second skin.
Dainty Lady: We are pleased to say that we make a lot of bras without wires. And, like all our customers, your reader is very welcome to try any of our styles with no obligation to buy.
May we suggest our Fleur non-wired bra, £13, which is made in soft stretch lace and comes in a variety of pretty colours including ivory/pale blue, ivory/mint and ivory/peach. Our Rosa non-wired bra, £29.99, is another great option. Made from stretch satin, colours include aqua/cream and peach/cream. We offer AAA-cup, AA-cup, A-cup and B-cup sizes in all our designs.
Lula Lu Petite Lingerie: I suggest the Biatta Molded Cup Bralette , $28, as it has no underwire and has light foam cups, which offer some coverage. Plus, it comes in some fun colour combinations. This is a great T-shirt bra or, because it comes with pretty lace trim, you can also wear it to be seen as it looks like the top of a camisole. Each size — small, medium and large — fits AA, A and B cups as there is a lot of stretch.
Itty Bitty Bra: We have many customers who are in the same situation as your reader. I recommend our bralette, $42, available in small, medium and large in nude and black. It’s a simple, lace-trimmed style — with no underwire, no padding and no hooks. It looks really great under sheer tops.