I don’t have the best track record with bras. See, I find them uncomfortable on account of I hate underwire, I’m fussy about straps that dig into my shoulders, and I’ve never found a cup size that actually seemed to properly fit me. The search got so exhausting that I gave up. Bralettes became my standard intimate of choice, even though they sometimes lack the support I feel I need.
This was, until I started seeing the same supposedly comfy bra advertised literally everywhere I looked on the Internet. It came up in sponsored photos on my Instagram feed; it popped up in various ads when I was scrolling online. Eventually, I did a little bit of reading and found only good things being said about the allegedly legendary ThirdLove Bra.
And I’m here to report that they were all right. It is legendary.
Let’s start from the beginning: the Fit Finder. ThirdLove offers a very thorough online test of sorts that takes you through about one minute of very specific questions about your shape, favorite bra type, and typical issues (i.e. straps dig or cups gape). After the quiz, ThirdLove recommends a bra — and what really sold me was that they offer half-cup sizes, so A½, B½, and so on. This solved my cup issue — I’m 100 percent a half size, which I didn’t even know existed.
Next, two words: memory foam. I think this is a big part of the magic — settling into a material like memory foam ensures not only support, breathability, and comfort, but it’s so comfortable that the bra itself goes unnoticed, and the cups really form to your own shape. The bra I tried was the ThirdLove 24/7 Classic T-shirt Bra, which features the (ultra-thin) memory foam cups, which are great for gals like myself who don’t love a lot of padding.
Then, there are the no-slip, pleated straps with a soft interior that eliminates digging; a super-soft microfiber lining; and underwire that is nylon-coated, seemingly making it invisible and unnoticeable. The bra is available in sizes ranging from A-G (including all those glorious half sizes) and there are eight neutral shades available. I opted for the color that best matched my skin tone so that I could wear this bra under everything, and it’s looked seamless under every outfit I’ve put on so far.
Welcome to the era of no more bra-induced discomfort during long-haul flights, ladies.
ThirdLove 24/7 Classic T-shirt Bra
To buy: thirdlove.com, $68
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