Self-build Ireland: ‘It’s a bit like eating a whale… one bite at a time’
Self-build Ireland: ‘It’s a bit like eating a whale… one bite at a time’

Sarah Finnan

This surprising newbuild family home in Tipperary is on the market for €299,500
This surprising newbuild family home in Tipperary is on the market for €299,500

Lauren Heskin

Summer shopping: 30 things in Team IMAGE’s basket this week
Summer shopping: 30 things in Team IMAGE’s basket this week

Sarah Finnan

Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, on her throw-on summer staples
Marianne Smyth, aka @smythsisters, on her throw-on summer staples

Marianne Smyth

Joe Alwyn’s voice in ‘Conversations with Friends’ is the new Connell’s chain
Joe Alwyn’s voice in ‘Conversations with Friends’ is the new Connell’s chain

Lauren Heskin

Stretch the legs: 10 scenic walks to enjoy around Ireland
Stretch the legs: 10 scenic walks to enjoy around Ireland

Grace McGettigan

This Edwardian Donnybrook home is on the market for €1.895 million
This Edwardian Donnybrook home is on the market for €1.895 million

Megan Burns

The psychology of the fast-fashion high
The psychology of the fast-fashion high

Sarah Finnan

This Irish business is raffling off designer handbags worth €5,000 for charity
This Irish business is raffling off designer handbags worth €5,000 for charity

Sarah Finnan

Easy breakfast: Holly White’s grain-free blueberry and quinoa granola
Easy breakfast: Holly White’s grain-free blueberry and quinoa granola

Meg Walker

Image / Style / Fashion

The best unwired bras, because right now we are prioritising comfort


By Megan Burns
24th Oct 2020
The best unwired bras, because right now we are prioritising comfort

When you’re not leaving the house much, unwired bras provide just enough support while ensuring you remain comfortable all day. 


If there’s one thing I’ve gained from lockdown number one, it’s an antipathy for wired bras. I was never their biggest fan, before, but I considered them necessary at least some of the time. When I was no longer heading out to work every day, I found myself turning to my unwired bras, and I can say that my wired ones haven’t got an outing since.

I realise that those with larger busts might require more support than these bras offer, but if they work for you, there are a number of great options out there.

Organic Basics TENCEL™ Lite Bralette, €55

best unwired bras

Made from Tencel, an eco-friendly fibre created from wood pulp, and made by people who earn a living wage, this bra is incredibly soft, and its elastic underband means it’s vey comfortable, too.

It comes in seven gorgeous colours, and its cutout detail makes it feel stylish, without being fussy. There are matching pants, too, if that’s your thing.

Sloggi Oxygene Bra, €31.48, Arnotts

best unwired bras

With moulded cups, this bra provides more support than some other unwired designs, while its sheer panel is a nice detail.

Sloggi are also known as a great quality bra brand, so if you’re unsure about trying unwired, this is a reliable place to start. It’s currently reduced at Arnotts, normally €39.95.

Moons & Junes Kahlo bra, €61.13

best unwired bras

This gorgeous bra is made from a silky double layer of mesh, so it definitely falls on the sexy side of things, rather than a ‘I didn’t get dressed today’ vibe.

This Danish brand only makes unwired bras, so they have thoughtful details to make their bras suitable for larger busts as well as small. There are adjustable satin straps that run down each side of the cup, and there is a strategically placed stitch at the centre of the chest connecting the two cups, which gives as much of a lift as possible.

Everlane ReNew Bra, €22

best unwired bras

Made from recycled plastic bottles, the shape of this bra is ideal for low-cut tops, while its wide straps and underband mean it will never cut into you.

It has soft cups, and the material is designed to lie flat against your skin, for a seamless look.

Monki Organic cotton bra, €12 

This design, made from organic cotton, comes in nine cute colours, and is a great price, too. The ribbed style is a lovely detail.

M&S 2pk Full Cup Crossover Non-Wired Bras A-E, €22

M&S are another brand known for their excellent bras, and they have plenty of non-wired styles to choose from. This design is ideal for those that still want the support of cups, while the two-pack is excellent value.

This bra also comes in standard bra sizes, where many unwired styles simply come in small, medium, or large, so you have a much better change of getting a perfect fit.

Featured image: Organic Basics, Moons & Junes


Read more: First Look: every piece from the H&M x Vampire’s Wife collaboration

Read more: 10 of the most comfortable knit dresses to invest in for winter

Read more: Mindful shopping: ‘Lockdown has given me a chance to re-evaluate my buying habits’