Post # 1
Over the past couple years, and since gaining 20 pounds, I’m looking for some affordable, comfy bra suggestions. I’m looking for some decent, preferably wire-free, bras with some thin padding for nipple coverage. I’ve really been moving towards comfort and not interested in wearing padded, push up, wire bras anymore! I’m currently about a 36B and rotating between a couple low-impact sports bras and a couple Warner’s wireless bras. Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
For nipple coverage, have you tried the silicone pasties/coverups? I do that all the time with bras that don’t have padding and it works very well.
Post # 3
Sounds like aerie would fit the bill for you. Great quality for the price.
Post # 4
I can’t say enough good things about the bralettes from Lively. Super comfortable and surprisingly supportive for a bralette (I’m a 32D – 32DD). They have other wire feee models as well, but I haven’t tired them.
Post # 5
I was on the same hunt last year, and found these at Kohl’s (link is to Amazon in case you don’t have Kohl’s)
I am the same size as you. I tried on a bunch but a lot of them either smashed me flat or had too much stretch in the cup so my boobs were kinda swooping down and looked weird. These had the perfect amount of everything I was looking for. They have nipple pads that fit into a pocket, which tbh are a pain to get back in correctly after washing, so now I wash them by hand and hang dry. (they got folded and shifted in the machine.)
HUGE TIP: Buy the XXL. Seems wrong, but it will give you lift and a good shape but will be comfortable.
eta: I laughed that you are a size B cup and your user name is Water Melon
Post # 6
hahaha, about my user name…I created this account like 10 years ago. I usually only use it as my anon account. I have no idea what made me choose the username back then, because I would have been about a 34A at the time.
Amazon is perfect, I was actually going to edit my post to add “bonus points if I can order the bras on Amazon!” That bra looks perfect, I have a couple old ones in that similar style and I love them. The problem is, most of my comfy bras are old and I definitely need to update my underwear/bra drawer.
Post # 7
thank you! I’ve heard great things about aerie, but for some reason have never ordered anything.
nope, never even crossed my mind. Do they make ones that don’t feel like you’re gonna rip your nips off? I have sensitive skin and have never used any type of pasties, so I’m pretty clueless in that area.
Post # 8
These!!! I’m a 34B and love them.
Caramel Cantina 4 Pack V Neck… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IC9Y18C?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Post # 9
ohh those look super comfy and they are super cheap! They must be great because they’re back ordered until 9/13! Do you think the small-medium would fit a 36B?
Post # 10
Teton Love advising Water Melon.
sorry not sorry 🤪
Post # 11
Your taste in bras sounds exceedingly similar to mine!~ I spent my whole life at a 34A but after kids, weight gain etc, I’m a 36C. I hate almost everything about bras…. but I also don’t want to go without one, so I want something just as you’ve described and comfort is a MUST.
I tend to have good luck with the Jockey brand bralettes. I like that they pull over my head and don’t have a back clasp. I wash them in the machine (remove the thin padding first) and then I let them air dry. They are frequently on sale at Kohl’s, as well, but you can find them at Macy’s, at the Jockey store and a whole variety of places. Plus… they are pretty cheap. They check alot of boxes for me ! I tend to like this one because of the V neck, but I’ve also purchased other Jockey bralettes too:
I would love to hear what you purchase!~ Good luck, bee!
Post # 12
Following because as a DD I have hope that there’s comfy bras somewhere 😭😭😭
Post # 13
yes they’re closer to a medium than a small. I actually bought these for acro yoga prior to the pandemic. There’s a lot of twisting, turning, and upside down in acro yoga and these were excellent for that. Didn’t gape open nor did my boobs get smashed down from the band rising up. Tbh, they looked great throughout (totally not the point of acro yoga, but I’ll take a bra win when I can get one😉)
Post # 15
THESE. I’m normally a 32B but had to size way up since betting pregnant. I had to have something comfortable. I love them, I bought 4! You can also find them at Kohl’s.