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Perhaps you’re looking for a few lightweight bras to lounge around the house in, or a few styles that are comfortable enough to wear to bed. Or, perhaps you need a comfy option to wear following a breast surgery. Maybe you need some options for when your breasts are tender and sensitive during breastfeeding. Regardless of the reason behind why you’re on the hunt for wireless bras, you’re facing a new dilemma: you’re just not sure where to start shopping.

Fortunately, more and more wire-free bras are available than ever  — and better yet, the construction has been increasingly improving, meaning that they can offer more support than ever before.

Here are some tips on shopping for some wireless or “soft-cup” styles to add to your bra collection.

Wireless features to look for:

First off, it’s important to note that underwire delivers a substantial amount of lift, separation, and definition for the breasts. So there are certain features you may want to seek out to make up for the lack of wire.

For example, a wire-free soft padded bra provides a notable amount of coverage and shaping thanks to the padding. Of course, adjustable shoulder straps and a hook-and-eye closure in the back are key as they allow you to find a perfect fit. Speaking of shaping, it’s hard to beat a molded bra in that department — so consider a wire-free padded bra with seamless molded microfiber cups.

These days, bralettes have become increasingly popular for their gorgeous, ultra-feminine designs, lightweight construction (ideal for those steamy summer months) and supreme comfort. So you might want to try a lace bralette with a few extra features — such as a structured band, supportive cups, adjustable shoulder straps and a hook-and-eye closure. With this enhanced construction, it has a bit more to offer in the way of keeping your breasts in place than most bralettes.

Related: Bralette  vs Bra: What’s The Difference Between A Bra and A Bralette?

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Parfait Emma Wire-Free Soft Padded Bra P5491 | Parfait Emma Hipster P5495 in Black

Where to find them:

Many department stores carry a noteworthy selection of wireless bras. Nordstrom, for instance, has an entire section of their lingerie department filled with hundreds of these soft-cup styles, and you can search within the category by color, size, price, brand, etc. Kohl’s is another store that has a wide variety of wire-free bras. You can sort them by highest rated or best-sellers, or you can also narrow your search by color, price, brand, and material.

A number of online retailers also sell wire-free bras from a range of brands. HerRoom boasts an impressive selection (over 900 to choose from!), and you can filter them to show specific styles of wireless bras, such as plus-size, full figure (DD+) cami, front-close, and T-shirt. We love that you can also search this category by “Taste,” including athletic, sexy, luxury and contemporary.

Another site you may want to peruse is Breakout Bras, which carries products up to a size US N and UK JJ. You can refine your search by size, style, color, and brand. But what sets this site apart is that there are helpful comments from an expert fitter on the product pages. These write-ups will let you in on some useful insight, such as whether you should go up a size if you’re fuller busted, or whether a bra molds particularly well to the body or works particularly well as a post-surgery option.

Don’t forget to check local lingerie boutiques as well. For instance, New York City’s Linda the Bra Lady offers a wide selection of “sleep bras,” which are wireless. Additionally, A Sophisticated Pair, which is based in North Carolina, features a variety of wire-cup styles.

A few things to keep in mind:

There is a wide range of stores both large and small, online and brick-and-mortar, that carry wire-free bras — so you’re bound to find some styles that fit your specific needs and preferences. Before you start shopping, though, one final note: With soft-cup bras, it’s equally if not more important that you buy the correct size so as to ensure you’re getting sufficient support despite the absence of the wire. That’s why, if you haven’t done so recently, it’s a good idea to get professionally fitted before purchasing some new wireless styles.

Related: 10 Telltale Signs You Are Wearing The Wrong Bra Size

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Parfait Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra P5252 | Parfait Aline Bikini P5253 in Nude

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Parfait Adriana Wire-Free Bralette Lace Bralette P5482 in Sky Blue, Black, Pearl White
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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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