Last week, a survey by Easyjet found that women take twice as many knickers on holiday than they need. They also take an average of seven bras for a week away, but wear only four of them. I can well believe this, as I’ve often been guilty of an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink style of holiday packing. Particularly when it comes to lingerie and shoes.
It got me thinking: what’s the ideal capsule of bras to see you through a holiday? I asked some small-cup specialists to suggest the AA-cup and A-cup bras that should be included in a finely-tuned packing list. Here’s what they came up with:
Wacoal Petites Seamless Mesh Bra, £28.51, Freshpair.com
Freshpair.com: I recommend taking a wireless bra. As it’s more flexible, it takes up less bag space. A good one is the Wacoal Petites Seamless Mesh Contour Bra. It has a plunging V neckline, perfect for summer fashions, and an extremely breathable mesh fabric, ideal in hot weather. Sizes available include 32-36 AA-C.
Isis smooth-cup push up bra, $60, Itsy Bitsy Bra Bar
Itsy Bitsy Bra Bar: The Isis smooth-cup push up bra with three-way adjustable straps is our best bra for versatility. The convertible straps can be worn normally, like a halter, or a racerback. The softly-padded, contoured cups give smaller-chested women a lovely shape under tank tops, t-shirts, halter tops and dresses. Available in sizes: 32A, 32B, 34A, 34B, 36A, 36B.
Floral non-wired traingle bra, £16, Irresistible Lingerie
Irresistible Lingerie: The non-wired triangle bra in our floral range is perfect to sleep in on hot summer nights. It’s 100% cotton as well as being unbelievably cute and flirty. Sizing is as per UK dress sizes: 8/10, 10/12, 12/14, 14/16.
Sascha strapless bra, $60, The Little Bra Company
The Little Bra Company: Sascha, our strapless bra is a must-have on vacation. Whether it’s for wearing with a summer strapless dress or an evening gown, Sascha does double-duty. Straps are included, so it can be worn like an everyday bra underneath t-shirts and dresses as well. Sizes available include 28-36 A-B.
After Eden lightweight gel bra, £24, Small Wonder Lingerie
Small Wonder Lingerie: I suggest the gorgeous After Eden lightweight gel bra. I have got the nude one, which is perfect in the summer under white and pale coloured tops and dresses. The greatest thing about this bra is that it is lightly padded and gives my boobs a great shape. AND it is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn.