Here at IndyBest we’re usually reviewing a whole host of exciting things from chocolate hampers and champagne, to perfumes and hair straighteners. But, to paraphrase Baloo, every once in a while it’s good to go back to “the bare necessities”.
There’s no more basic need than underwear. And as any woman will tell you, a bra that rubs, is too tight, has a slippy strap or offers little support will inevitably end up shunned to the back of the drawer.
A good T-shirt bra should smooth out your chest, with minimal designs or patterns poking through, leaving you with a subtle curve outline no matter what size.
How we tested
In a bid to make bad bra’s a thing of the past, we tested options from a huge range of brands including Boux Avenue, Nudea, Femilet and Matalan, bringing you the very cream of the crop of T-shirt bras.
We wore each one for a full day while working from home spending hours at the computer, going up and down the supermarket isles, walking the dog, driving around town and the hundreds of other daily routine bits we all have to do.
Our reviewer is a size 30D/32C so each bra was tested in that size, with comfort, style, mobility, support and ease of putting it on and taking it off all considered. And we’re confident we’ve found something for everyone.
The best T-shirt bras in 2021 are:
- Best overall – Boux Avenue lounge bra: £18, Bouxavenue.com
- Best for comfort – Sloggi zero feel ultra bra: £25.20, Sloggi.com
- Best fit – Nudea the go to T-shirt bra: £45, Nudea.com
- Best eco-friendly – Pretty Polly eco seamfree eco-wear bralet: £20, Prettypolly.co.uk
- Best light support – Hanro cotton sensation underwired bra: £63, Hanro.co.uk
- Best budget buy – Matalan 2 pack cotton rich T-shirt bras: £8, Matalan.co.uk
- Best coverage – Pour Moi opulence T-shirt non wired bra: £24, Pourmoi.co.uk
- Best little lift – Wonderbra T-shirt bra: £27, Wonderbra.co.uk
- Best first bra – New Look white bow front T-shirt bra: £7.99, Newlook.com
- Best firm support – Boux Avenue T-shirt bra: £20, Bouxavenue.com
- Best for softness – Femilet norah soft feel T-shirt bra: £52, Johnlewis.com