I’ve regularly scoffed at those proclaiming they’ve given up bras for good due to the pandemic. As someone who often sleeps in a bra (I am DD+), I find it much more comfortable to have support. Despite my own personal views, however, I think it’s fair to say that there’s a revolution of sorts going on when it comes to lingerie, particularly when it comes to bras. Over the past year and a half, for obvious reasons, we’ve spent a lot more time assessing our comfort levels. Locked down at home, we have swathed ourselves in loose fabrics. Stretchy waistbands have replaced our jeans, and some really have forgone bras altogether. But there are plenty of us who aren’t ready to give up the jig quite yet, especially those of us who still require support of some sort.
Womanhood, a brilliant online lingerie retailer which stocks women-designed brands, revealed a couple of months ago that “over 60% of women said lockdown has changed the way they buy lingerie.” The brand says soft bralettes with no wiring have become the most popular styles. I reached out to Tanya Robertson, the founder of Womanhood, to find out what’s behind this change in attitude and which non-wired bralettes are the best for all kinds of sizes.
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