Five of the best T-shirt bras

T-shirt bras have become an absolute lingerie drawer essential. Comfortable, seamless, smooth and lightweight, they are the perfect everyday bra, and ideal for form-fitting outfits that require an invisible look from your underwear. And, since they come in all different styles from plunge bras to half-cups and full coverage, there’s a T-shirt bra to suit most outfits. The only thing they aren’t good for, in our opinion, is as a romantic gift from your other half.

Here are some of the Fashion Bust team’s favourites…

Chantelle Rive Gauche

Chantelle Rive Gauche Half Cup Bra

Beautifully pretty and feminine, the Rive Gauche Half Cup T-shirt bra from Chantelle is one of the brand’s best-selling styles, available in new fashion colours each season. With lace-trimmed, lightly padded cups, a cute centre bow and contrast stitching on the straps, this bra proves that T-shirt bras don’t have to be plain or boring.

Sizes: 30C to 38F, Colours: black, milk, cappuccino, emerald, grey, lemon and roseberry. Buy it for £46 from

Wacoal Embrace Lace

Wacoal Embrace Lace T-Shirt Bra

Wacoal has some wonderful core bra styles, and its Embrace Lace range is the brand’s top selling line, with the Embrace Lace T-shirt bra a particular favourite. The open neckline and pretty scalloped lace give this bra an elegant look while the soft, stretch foam cups mould to the shape of your breasts for a smooth, rounded silhouette.

Sizes: Colours: black and nude. Buy it for £43 from Bella di Notte.

Lepel Athena

Lepel Athena T-Shirt Bra

Lepel’s Athena T-shirt bra is a great value option for A-DD busts. Practical yet pretty, the moulded cups are trimmed with scalloped lace, as are the delicate straps which give this bra a light touch. It’s also super soft and comfy to wear.

Sizes: 30-36 B-D 32-36 A-D. Colours: Black, white and nude. Buy it for £18 from House of Fraser.

Freya Deco Soft Cup

Freya Deco Moulded Soft Cup Bra

For most Freya fans, Deco is the essentials range of choice. In fact, the range is so popular that the brand is running a year-long campaign, 365 Days of Deco, to promote the versatility of its Deco bras. The Deco Moulded Soft Cup is perfect for those who want the shape and support without an underwire. Great shape, great comfort.

Sizes: 28-28 C-G. Colours: black, nude and ocean blue. Buy it for £32 from

Panache Porcelain Viva

Panache Superbra Porcelain Viva Moulded T-Shirt Bra

The Porcelain Viva moulded T-shirt bra from Panache brand Superbra gives a lovely rounded shape for D-G busts, and the self-colour jacquard stripe adds a modern fashion touch to this core style. The lightly padded seamless cups offer a perfectly smooth look, and great support and soft fabric ensure all-day comfort.

Sizes: 30-38, D-G. Colours: black, white and nude plus seasonal shades. Buy it for £24.50 from The Lingerie Box.


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