T-Shirt Bras 101

The story behind the invention of t-shirt bras was not a fanciful one, nor was it groundbreaking at the time. But, it’s fair to say that this thoughtful and robust design has changed the lives of many forever. The t-shirt bra was designed in the early millennium and soon became a staple for women all over the world. The trusted t-shirt bra is the perfect everyday bra and a style that you can mindlessly choose in the morning as it’s versatile under many outfits. This guide details everything you need to know about t-shirt bras; read on for more.

What is a T-Shirt Bra?

Essentially a t-shirt bra is the perfect bra solution for daily wear, particularly under fitted clothing. A t-shirt bra is often recognised for its clean design and smooth moulded cups, making it a great style to wear under fitted t-shirts. Moulded cups are round forms of synthetic fibres or heat-moulded foam; this helps maintain a rounded shape. This process creates beautifully smooth cups that eliminate those pesky bra lines under your clothes. T-shirt bras come in many different forms; they can be wire-free or with underwire and with padded or moulded cups.

Who should wear a T-Shirt Bra?

T-shirt bras work well for most women. This is because the purpose-driven style makes it work wonders on a variety of breast shapes. As we mentioned before, t-shirt bras come in several different types. So, no matter what your preference is on underwire or padding, you have the opportunity to pick a style that works best for you. This flexibility makes it a go-to bra style for many women of all different shapes and sizes.

When to wear a T-Shirt Bra?

A t-shirt bra is an extremely popular everyday style. The comfortable design means you can wear your favourite t-shirt bra all day, knowing everything is secured in place. The minimalist design virtually disappears under your clothes which is perfect for workdays. So, if you’re looking for a comfortable bra to wear to work or heading out for a night on the town, you can count on the faithful t-shirt bra.

Is a T-Shirt Bra and a Contour Bra the same thing?

It is possible to have a t-shirt contour bra, but not all contour bras are t-shirt bras. Because some t-shirt bras are called t-shirt contour bras, many think it is the same style, but this isn’t the case. T-shirt bras can be unlined and unpadded and therefore do not necessarily sculpt your breast shape in the way a contour bra would. A contour bra always has moulded cups and is designed to enhance your natural shape. So, if you’re looking for the best of both worlds, opt for a t-shirt contour bra.

Choosing the right T-Shirt Bra for you

When you find the perfect bra, you’ll be ready for anything. Prioritise your comfort and introduce the t-shirt bra into your collection; you won’t regret it. At Bendon, we have a range of t-shirt bras for you to choose from. Here are some of our favourite styles:

Lovable Dreamt Moments Soft Cup Bra

If you’re looking for the perfect everyday bra, you can’t beat our Lovable Dreamt Moments Soft Cup Bra. The clue is in the name; this bra is made from soft brushed microfibre, which means you’ll be supported comfortably. 

What you’ll love: 

The lightly padded wireless style will enhance your natural shape by giving you a subtle lift. This style is designed with adjustable straps that can be worn straight over the shoulders or crossed at the back. This versatility means you will be able to wear this under a wide range of garments, what a win! 

Our lovely customers can’t get enough of this style; here are some of the feedback we’ve received about our Lovable Dreamt Moments Soft Cup Bra: 

“Am a loveable wire-free fan. First time I have tried this style, though. Very happy, comfy and looks great. Speedy delivery service too.” - Jo

“Great fit and very comfy. Exactly what you want from a bra. Gives a nice shape.” - Sandy

“Super comfy, great support, my new fave everyday bra.” - Elizabeth 

Simply Me Full Coverage Contour Bra

If you’re looking for a t-shirt bra that also contours your breasts, our Simply Me Full Coverage Contour Bra might be the one for you. This sleek design is perfect to wear under your favourite fitted t-shirt; it’s designed to give you the look of a rounder, fuller bust. This is a great style for women that don’t want to exaggerate the size of their bust but still want a little shaping. 

What you’ll love: 

In classic t-shirt bra style, it’s made from a modal cotton fabric which means it gives you a smooth finish and is virtually invisible under clothes. It’s designed with an underwire to provide you with great bust support, holding everything securely in place all day long. 

Here’s what our customers had to say about this style: 

“I have worn many Bra brands, and I can honestly say the Bendon is a great bra, and I would not buy anything else. It fits incredibly well. I always buy the bra with underwire. This is the first time I have purchased it online, and I am more than happy with my purchase.” - Esther.

“So comfortable -My absolute favourite bra, it's so comfortable, looks great and great value too!!” - Leanna 

“So very comfortable and supportive. Love the feminine style. Fully recommend this bra.” - Pauline 

“Sexy but practical - I love this one. Fits true to size and feels like my second skin.” - Dinie

Lovable Seamless Soft Cup Bra

Our Lovable Seamless Soft Cup Bra is a timeless t-shirt bra and should be a staple in every woman's lingerie collection. Sizing starts from AA, making this a great first bra, then a style to stay in your collection for years to come. 

What you’ll love: 

This seamless style is made from a super-fine knitted fabric, which means it’ll be invisible underneath most tops. The moulded foam cups are designed to give your breasts a natural lift and the plunging neckline makes it great to wear under low neckline tops and dresses. 

With over 46 5-star reviews, it’s clear our customers love this style too. Here is what they have to say: 

“I ordered the Loveable wire-free bra to replace another brand of wire-free bra. I was so happy that this was as good, even better. Fits well, is comfortable in hot weather and looks great. I have ordered a nude one as well.” - Charlene. 

“Love this bra! Fits my smaller chest perfectly; the fabric is amazing and sits snug to your body; the soft cup is so comfy and, without the underwire, makes it a breeze to wear all day! Super flattering, will be a go-to bra now!” - Chelsea 

“I bought 3 and am super impressed. Perfect fit, supportive,  and comfortable.  Arrived in a couple of days after ordering too. A win-win outcome. Very pleased.” - Vicki

How should a T-shirt Bra fit?

When you’ve found the perfect t-shirt bra to suit you, make sure it fits well. Ensuring your bra fits perfectly will make it more comfortable to wear all day long. Not only this, but a well-fitted bra improves posture, reduces back pain and limits breast movement, which allows you to be comfortably active. If you’re wondering how you can achieve a great fitting bra, we recommend following these top tips: 

  • Make sure that your t-shirt bra contains all of your breast tissue. 
  • Your breasts should be securely in place with no spillage or gaping.
  • The bra band should sit straight across your underbust.
  • It should fit snuggly around your body: not too tight or loose.

Find your perfect match

To find the best t-shirt bra solution for you, visit your local Bendon store and ask for a free bra fitting. Our lingerie experts will guide you through the process and give you some top tips on finding your perfect fit. If you would like some more information on what to expect at your bra fitting, check out our guide, bra fitting 101. If you’re not able to pop into a store, you can use our helpful size guide and fit finder or speak with one of our fit experts on live chat. 

Ready to find your new favourite t-shirt bra?

People talk about a capsule wardrobe, a collection of basics to include in your wardrobe to make getting ready a little bit easier. And the same should go for lingerie, there are some bras every woman should have in her collection, and a t-shirt bra is one of them. If you’d like to find the perfect everyday bra to add to your lingerie collection, shop t-shirt bras available at Bendon. If you’re looking for more lingerie inspiration, check out our insider blog for our latest guides. 

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