Keep cool this summer in a spacer bra

It’s looking good for a UK summer worthy of the name according to the latest news from the Met Office, which is predicting hotter-than-average temperatures for the next three months! But spare a thought for your boobs as the weather heats up – if you don’t want them to feel uncomfortably sticky, make sure you choose the right bra.

A spacer bra is super light and breathable and will ensure you don’t suffer from sweaty boobs in the hot weather. They might look just like T-shirt bras, but whereas T-shirt bras are made from a single layer of fabric, spacer bras are made from a multi-layered knitted fabric that allows air to circulate and stops the build up of heat. They also have great shape retention properties, so if you did carelessly throw your spacer bra into your suitcase to take on holiday, you’ll find it springs back into shape.

Spacer bras are a little harder to find than most styles of bra. This is a relatively new technology still, even though it has been around for a few years, and not all brands have spacer bras in their range. Some retailers also don’t label spacer bras clearly so it’s worth checking product descriptions. However, if you’re after something light and cool for summer, we’ve hunted down five great spacer bras that will give you all the support and comfort you need.

Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer Per Una spacer bra

This great value Per Una spacer bra from Marks & Spencer comes in this pretty winter white shade or plain white and has a moisture wicking finish.
Buy: sizes 34-42 B-DD, £22.50. M&S.


Bestform Imperia moulded spacer bra

The Imperia spacer moulded bra from Bestform’s new collection is a fab everyday bra with its extra flat finish to ensure you barely know it’s there.
Buy: sizes 34-38 B-D, £30. Bestform.


Chantelle C Chic Sexy Spacer Bra

Chantelle’s C Chic Sexy spacer in aqua is a great choice if you want something a bit bright and colourful and has a lovely subtle jacquard finish to the fabric.
Buy: sizes 30-40 B-F, £46.


Fantasie Rebecca Spacer Bra

Fantasie’s Rebecca spacer bra is out this season in some lovely new colours, including this vibrant magenta, and has a touch of embroidery to add a little something extra.
Buy: sizes 30-36 D-GG, 38 D-G, 40 D-FF, £41.


Wacoal Seduction Spacer Bra

Simple and elegant, the Seduction spacer bra from Wacoal is typical of the brand’s pretty basics collections with its touch of lace on the underband and straps. Available in black or nude.
Buy: sizes 32-38 C-G, £42. John Lewis.

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