Best Bras for Daily Use



Bras are an essential component of a woman’s everyday uniform. And, when you pull open your lingerie drawer on a Monday morning, you’re not reaching for those delicate lacey pieces; you’re grabbing for those same tried-and-tested bras you know will feel comfortable. But if you’re like us and are guilty of reaching for the same old bra over and over again, it might be time to add a new everyday bra (or two) to your collection.

Below, we’re sharing what you should look for in an everyday bra and the most comfortable styles for daily wear. Let’s get started!

What you should look for in an everyday bra

When it comes to choosing the perfect bra for daily use, there are a few characteristics you should keep in mind.

Comfort is key

If you’re familiar with us at Bendon, then you know this is a lingerie philosophy we stand by. Whether you’re shopping for an everyday bra, sexy lingerie set, or underwear, remember comfort is key.

Comfort is essential when shopping for everyday bras since they’re the bras you’re reaching for day to day. The philosophy is simple: If you’re wearing a bra for hours on end, make sure it’s comfortable and don’t settle for anything less! Ensure your bra fits comfortably and isn’t digging in at places it shouldn’t. You also want the material to feel soft and smooth on the skin rather than rough or itchy.

With so many everyday bras out there (more on that later), don’t be afraid to try on a few different styles to see what feels more comfortable. You may find you prefer a bralette over an underwire bra, and that’s great! Ultimately, you want your everyday bra to fit seamlessly into your lifestyle and feel like a fuss-free option whenever you pull it out of your lingerie drawer.

Good support

Just because it’s your everyday bra doesn’t mean it can’t lift and support. Be sure the bra you choose gives you the support you need based on your breast size, shape and your lifestyle. For optimum comfort and support, we recommend choosing your bra to suit your breast shape. If you want more information on this topic, check out our guide on breast shapes to help determine your breast shape and the best styles for you.

A bra that fits well

While a good-fitting bra seems like a no-brainer, it’s estimated that over 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. No matter what bra style you wear, it won’t be a good everyday bra if it doesn't fit you well. So the best way to ensure your bra is comfortable all day long is to ensure it fits well.

A bra that fits you well will sit directly on the skin without gapping or digging. If the bra has cups or an underwire, it should sit securely around your breasts without lifting away from or digging uncomfortably into the skin, creating a smooth shape that is both flattering and comfortable. Likewise, the bra band should be snug to the body without being tight (if you can slip two fingers underneath your bra, then the band is perfect). Your bra straps should also not fall off your shoulder or dig into the skin and leave indentations when you take it off. 

If you need more guidance on finding your perfect fit, pop into your local Bendon store next time you’re bra shopping and get a complimentary bra fitting.

A bra that you love to wear

The best bras for daily use are the ones you always reach for. An everyday bra should be primarily about comfort because, let’s face it, no matter how beautiful a bra is, if it’s uncomfortable, you’re not going to reach for it. On the flip side, just because it’s an everyday bra doesn’t mean it has to be boring! The key is striking the perfect balance between comfort, wearability, and style. So don’t be afraid to go for a pop of colour or an attractive design. Ultimately, you want to find a bra that you feel good in.

1. T-shirt bras

T-shirt bras are one of the best bra solutions for everyday wear. It’s known for looking great under t-shirts, though this bra style can really be worn under any clothing item. T-shirt bras come in different styles, but the key characteristics of a t-shirt bra are its smooth, moulded cups that help give your bust a round shape and eliminate visible bra lines.

T-shirt bras are a perfect everyday style because their seamless design disappears under clothing and can be comfortably worn all day long. The variety of t-shirt bra styles makes this a great bra option for most women; the key is to find a style that works for your breast shape and size.

Shop our wide range of t-shirt bras available at Bendon

Lovable Seamless Soft Cup Bra

From one of our most loved ranges, the Seamless Soft Cup Bra is a wire-free t-shirt bra with smooth foam-lined cups for a seamless finish. It offers comfortable everyday support with its seam-free underband, adjustable straps, and seamless fabric. The style is perfect for underneath tee shirts, sweaters, blouses, and flowy dresses.

2. Balconette bras

Balconette bras (also known as balcony bras, demi bras, half-cup bras, or shelf bras) are distinguished by their wide set straps and horizontally cut shallow cups. They’re a great daily bra option for women with teardrop-shaped breasts who find full coverage bras uncomfortable since the balconette bra will support the breast at its fullest part. Round breasts, small breasts, and athletic-shaped breasts may also love a balconette style since it naturally lifts the breasts and can give the impression of a fuller, rounder bust.

Shop our selection of balconette bras available at Bendon.

me. by Bendon Sofia Underwire Bra

Searching for a balconette bra that is just as comfortable as it is beautiful? Sofia Underwire Bra in Black is the answer to a classy, everyday look. Beautiful rigid lace and soft stretch mesh brought together to create the delicate shapes. With a refined fit and support from this classic signature balconette underwire style. Offering larger cup sizes offering up to G cup

Shop the Me. By Bendon Sofia Underwire Bra

3. Contour bras

Contour bras are another ideal bra for daily use because they are seamless under clothing. A contour bra has moulded cups that help sculpt and create a defined breast shape. Contour bras are great for full-busted women who want shape and support but don’t want to wear a padded bra that will make their breasts look larger. This bra style is also great for women who want their breasts to appear more rounded and symmetrical. 

Shop our selection of contour bras available at Bendon.


Combining fashion and function, the Perfectly Considered Contour Bra is strikingly modern in Ponderosa Pine colour. With its leopard design on the cup this modern wire free bra will become your new favourite. With an Ultralight contour cup, with leopard pattern design, provides support without the bulk.

4. Push-up bras

Consider a push-up if you need a bra that will give you an A+ lift and support throughout the day. This beloved bra type works to lift the breasts upwards with foam or silicone padding in the lower part of the bra’s cups. Push-up bras are perfect for enhancing cleavage or shaping busts to look rounder and fuller. It’s a style anyone can rock, regardless of breast shape and size.

Shop our full range of push-up bras available at Bendon.

Pleasure State My Fit Lace Push-Up Plunge Bra

The My Fit Lace Push-Up Plunge Bra offers the support, hold, and uplift you want in a push-up (adding up to half a cup size for women with smaller breasts). The soft elastic under band adds the extra support and comfort you want from an everyday bra.

5. Wire-free bras

A wire free bra or non-wired bra is much like it sounds—it’s a bra that doesn’t have an underwire in the cups. Wire free bras are also referred to as wireless or soft cup bras. They enhance your breast’s natural shape while still adding support. Many women find wireless bras more comfortable than underwire bras because they tend to be more flexible and less constrictive. Wire-free bras can work for all breast shapes and sizes; the key is finding a shape and style that makes you feel good.

Shop our selection of wire free bras available at Bendon.

Lovable Sexy & Seamless Soft Cup Bra

With the Lovable Sexy & Seamless Soft Cup Bra, you get all the support and lift of your favourite traditional bras without the wires. The soft moulded foam cups and seamless design makes it a great everyday bra for wearing underneath a variety of clothing options

Answering your frequently asked questions

What type of bra is best for daily wear?

At the end of the day, every woman is different. So there isn’t one bra that everyone will feel comfortable in. Finding the perfect bra for daily wear will depend on your breast shape, support needs, and personal preference. For example, women with fuller busts might feel more comfortable in an underwired style that offers lift and support. At the same time, women with smaller busts might prefer a seamless, easy-to-throw-on bralette style. What’s important is choosing a bra that works for your breasts and makes you feel good in your own skin.

Which type of bra is most comfortable?

Again, this will come down to personal preference. But if you’re looking for ultimate comfort, try out a crop top style bra, soft cup bra, or a bralette.

Ready to shop everyday bra solutions at Bendon?

Remember, the best bras for everyday wear will be the ones that are so comfortable and well-fitted that you’re happy to reach for them daily. If you’re ready to find your new go-to, head to our site or your nearest store to shop the best in everyday bra solutions.

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