The good news first: This strapless bra won’t budge no matter how hard you bust a move on the dance floor. “I had to adjust it only once, and very slightly, after jogging a very short way,” admitted Nakeisha, size 34C, “but still it was way better than the strapless bra I owned before.” Roberta, size 32D, even felt comfortable enough to dance the night away at a wedding reception without feeling the need to readjust at all. “I never had to reach down and adjust, which was such a huge win! I’m usually hiking my bra back up all night long.”
She and most other testers were also huge fans of the molded cups. “I was so surprised by how sturdy and secure the cups felt,” said Catrina, size 34B. While the flexible, comfortable material is thicker than your average T-shirt bra or little lace number, it’s not heavily padded, a major bonus for our testers. Jillian, size 32B, loathes basically all bra padding but found the No Wire Strapless did give her gals a natural-looking lift she appreciated (“sophisticated cleavage,” as she put it) without making her feel like the cups were either under or overfilled. And almost all the women found the bra lay beautifully under both strapless dresses and looser cotton tees or tops, with no obvious poking or creasing.
As for support, our three D-cup size testers and one of two C-cup size testers found it offered just as much support, if not more, than wired styles they’d worn in the past. “It felt like a nice mix of my other two strapless bras,” said Jillian, “one of which is very supportive with underwire and one of which is basically a tube that gives me a uniboob—it has the support of a wire but the comfort of a less structured style.” Nakeisha, on the other hand, wasn’t 100 percent sold. “I love that it’s sturdy, no doubt, but it's not the kind of bra I'd wear when I know I'm going to be moving around or dancing a lot—simply because my boobs are on the heavier side and I don't think [strapless bras generally] offer enough support.”
And last, but certainly not least, our testers were pleasantly surprised by how comfort the material was, especially after a few hours of wear. As Liz, size 36B, put it, “It all felt very comfortable and natural. A non-event, if you will, but in a good way.” After multiple hours of wear, only one tester said she was itching to take it off, with almost everyone else on the side that the No Wire Strapless is no less comfortable than their regular everyday bras—which we consider a notably big win for a strapless style.
What Our Testers Would Change:
All seven testers found the band felt pretty snug, but admitted that that’s simply the nature of most well-fitting strapless bras. Most felt it was still comfortable enough to wear for at least a couple hours without really noticing. There were a few other complaints as well. Nakeisha found the boning on the side did start to buckle as the day progressed, and Jillian wondered if the lift the bra provided might be too much under a casual weekend dress as opposed to a more formal frock. Stephanie, size 32D, also found the bra had too much coverage for her taste. “It swallowed my boobs whole!” she told us. “I really wished I could cut the cups down about ¼ of the fabric, so I didn’t feel quite so covered up.” And while the bra does come in black, beige and brown, we do wish it came in more nude shades to better fit a wider range of skin tones.