Wondering how many bras you should possess? Discover our top tips on the best bras for every occasion and outfit in your wardrobe, from bestselling everyday bras to special-event lingerie (and yes, you may just want them all…)
Top image: Available in a variety of neutral tones, a strapless bra is one of the most versatile – and flattering – styles you can own. With easy-to-detach straps, our bras stay up and give your bust a flattering shape. Thanks to a special elastic, you can rest assured that our strap-free designs will stay firmly yet comfortably in place. Read our guide to the best bras for larger busts to be confident your curves are catered for when choosing a supportive bra to wear with strapless tops.
If you’re looking for an everyday style that gives you a seamless silhouette, our bestselling invisible-under-clothes Sumptuously Soft T-shirt bras are for you. With hundreds of five-star reviews online, customers are impressed by their comfort factor. And with more neutral shades available than ever before, this is the kind of go-to comfy bra you’ll end up wearing again and again.
Our elegant and comfy (yes, really) underwired bras are some of our most in-demand styles. So, what makes these ultra-supportive designs so universally loved? They do the job in style and comfort – and fit like a glove. They also come in a wide range of sizes, including DD+, without scrimping on style. A full-cup shape offers maximum coverage, with non-slip straps and comfort elastics so it stays in place all day, while a high-apex deep-plunge bra flatters smaller busts by defining the cleavage.
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While you need space in your bra drawer for practicality, a little special-occasion glamour is essential, too. The padded balcony bra is another of our bestselling shapes – this bra gives just the right amount of lift and looks a dream under a low-cut top. Choose vintage-inspired silk and lace designs by Rosie Exclusively for M&S to infuse your lingerie line-up with supermodel allure, or check out our Boutique X Damaris range for fashion-forward, sexy lingerie ideas.
We all need one, but finding a sports bra that performs and looks great is a challenge. Ideal for high-impact activity and cut from moisture-wicking fabric, a zip-front sports bra is a real multitasker, suitable for all activities, including running. The customer reviews speak volumes: “It does the job excellently”, “It’s comfortable and easy to get on”, and “It gives great support”. Read our expert tips for finding the perfect sports bra before you buy.
Words: Dulcie Emerson