For some of us, the phrase “unlined bra” sends a chill of dread down our spines. Those with small breasts can get away with such witchcraft, but those with a C cup or larger? They are often a one-way ticket to Sag City, with a few stops at Nipple Town and Droopy Dale in between.
Until now. third love alone released an unlined bra that might be the softest, most comfortable thing I’ve ever strapped my chest into, and it doesn’t give up support. The 24/7® Second Skin Unlined Bra ($72) is virtually invisible under clothing, designed with a barely-there feel that prevents sagging and sagging.
The brand has won our hearts (and chests) ever since it first made waves with its revolutionary line of half cups in sizes 32A-44H. From classic t-shirt bras, lace bralettes, and compression sports bras, Thirdlove has been dedicated to helping women wear bras that really fit them, a much-needed mission as 80 percent of Women wear the wrong size.
Now, they’ve done the (almost) impossible: design an unlined bra that’s inclusive, supportive, and most of all, comfortable. “One of our most popular customer requests has been for an unlined smoothing bra that can double as an everyday invisible T-shirt bra,” explains Ra’el Cohen, co-founder and creative director of Thirdlove. “It’s hard to find a good unlined bra… We spent over two years designing and wearing this latest addition to our 24/7® collection.”
The Second Skin Unlined Bra is a fully smoothing and supportive style, with no darts, padding, or molded cups. Made from buttery-soft microfiber, it’s true to its name and conforms to your body’s natural curves like a second skin. “The magic is in our smoothing double-layer microfiber fabric, it’s made from a special blend and designed for all-day comfort,” says Cohen. “Most competitors wear sheer fabrics that can leave you exposed, or need to incorporate darts that can cause lines and bulges under clothing. Our goal was to offer a completely smooth and supportive style that allows your natural shape to be the star.” .
why we love it
Cohen is right: microfiber fabric is a game changer, and honestly, it feels so damn smooth. Buttery is the only word I can use to describe how it feels as it practically melts against your skin and makes you forget you’re wearing anything in the first place. And although it feels bare, the double lining protects you from any unwanted popping of the nipple in cold situations.
But the sculpted stand is even more impressive. Both the cups and the bands conform to your curves without causing any kind of digging or spillage. Even under skin-tight t-shirts and jumpsuits, you can’t see a thing. As a 34C/sometimes D, I really appreciate the subtle underwire cups that don’t skimp on support, keeping me perky without going overboard on the push-up front. Plus, the flexible nickel also conforms to your body, so there’s no poking or poking while wearing.
That said, it is does it they contain underwire, so if you’re looking for something that’s barely there, a bralette might be more for you. Similarly, if you want something to wear under tank tops or dresses, a strapless or multiway bra might also be a better option. The straps on the new Second Skin bra are thick and sturdy, perfect for support, but sadly not invisible under anything embellished with spaghetti straps. That said, you’ll want to wear it under t-shirts, sweaters, and long-sleeves all day. (And you’ll forget you’re wearing it, too.)
Tbh, I could wax on this magical, buttery bra all day long, but you should try it for yourself. Step into your own second skin and shop the 24/7® Second Skin Unlined Bra here in either Black or Taupe, in 32A-44H with half sizes too.
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