Bra recommendations: like Uniqlo's Beauty Light but better quality
June 9, 2021 3:11 PM   Subscribe

For the past few years Uniqlo's Beauty Light (apparently now "3D Hold") bras have been my go-to: lightweight, no underwire, but enough of a contour/shape to be more flattering on me than something like a bralette. What I don't like is that they seem to fall apart after only a year or so of wear (glued seams come apart, exposing bare elastic underneath). I machine wash in a delicates bag and line dry and don't see myself hand washing my everyday bras, ever. Do you have recommendations for similar minimal bras with better build quality?
posted by btfreek to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Knix Wireless
posted by Iris Gambol at 3:21 PM on June 9, 2021

Reminds me a bit of the Sunnie bra from Aerie. It's pretty much the only bra I'll wear now -- so incredibly comfortable, and the first ones I bought have lasted for 3+ years. I machine-wash on delicate cycle and air dry. I wear a B cup, ymmv for larger cup sizes!
posted by mekily at 3:41 PM on June 9, 2021 [2 favorites]

posted by oceano at 4:46 PM on June 9, 2021

Gap's Breathe Wireless Bra sounds really similar and has held up well for me.
posted by brainmouse at 4:47 PM on June 9, 2021

I find bras don't tend to last more than 6 months or so, not falling apart, but stretching out so they don't fit well, with frequent wear and handwashing. A year sounds pretty good.
posted by yohko at 8:47 PM on June 9, 2021 [1 favorite]

Bali comfort revolution bra. Seriously, this is the best purchase I’ve ever made due to an Instagram influencer, lol.
posted by Violet Hour at 9:52 PM on June 9, 2021

I recently gave in to incessant instagam advertising and bought the Nellie wireless bra from Davy Piper. It's surprisingly awesome? A little more sports bra-ish, but still a good shape and VERY comfortable. I also love that they have both regular and large boob sizing -- I'm generally a 32FF and the "S - Busty" fits perfectly.
posted by catoclock at 8:32 AM on June 11, 2021

I love True&Co's bras. I am shocked at how well the True Body Lift holds me up! You can try on most styles at Nordstrom, or order on Amazon.
posted by radioamy at 10:27 AM on June 11, 2021

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