What is a T-shirt Bra?

and what works for big boobs?


What is a T-shirt bra?

A T-shirt bra is a bra you can wear under fitted T-shirts or any clothes when you’d rather have a smooth look. They can either be moulded (which means they’re seam-free) or they might have barely-there seams to give a smooth line under your clothes. T-shirt bras are usually simple in terms of style without lace or embroidery on the cups, as this means they won’t show through your tops.

Are moulded bras padded?

Moulded T-shirt bras can sometimes be padded (which can either be a very light or thicker padding), but they’re not always padded. Did you know, the term ‘moulded’ actually means the cups are made from one piece of fabric (which is heated up over a mould) so when you take your bra off it keeps its shape – this is why some of us don’t ‘fit the mould’! Some Bravissimo girls prefer to wear a padded moulded bra as they do the extra job of nipple coverage, but it’s totally up to you to decide what works best… we love to give you choice Bravissimo girls!

What is the difference between a T-shirt bra and a normal bra?

A T-shirt bra is a bra you can wear when you want a smooth line under your tops. If you look at a regular bra in comparison, the seams are cleverly constructed to create the shape you’re looking for. However, as the cups in a moulded T-shirt bra have already been formed to shape, this means that we don’t need to use seams. This makes T-shirt bras a great option when you want a bra that won’t show through your clothes.

What do T-shirt bras do?

T-shirt bras give you a smooth line underneath your clothes, as they’re either seam-free or they have barely-there seams. As there’s often no embroidery or lace, they simply disappear under fitted tops and dresses – a-bra-cada-bra!


What are the different styles of T-shirt bras?

A padded, moulded style can be a popular choice as a T-shirt bra because the foam inside the cups gives you a smooth silhouette under clothes (and can do the extra job of nipple coverage!). The cups of a padded bra can be made from different types of foam, ranging from a really lightweight foam, like in the Rebecca bra, whereas other styles like the Idol bra are made from a thicker, more padded fabric. As you can choose the type of padding you want, your T-shirt bra doesn’t need to add bulk (as we know this isn’t necessarily what Bravissimo girls are looking for!).

If you prefer to wear a non-padded bra but still want the ‘seam-free’ look, then we offer a choice of non-padded, moulded T-shirt bras too - lots of Bravissimo girls love the smooth shape that they give. As there are no seams in the cups, they give you a clean, smooth line under clothes with no lumps or bumps. Try the Smoothing Balconette bra or the Porcelain Elan Non-Padded bra.

We also offer some alternatives to T-shirt bras which aren’t seamless, but they have minimal seams which offer the smooth shape of a molded style while still offering the support Bravissimo girls are looking for. These styles are great for those of us who don’t ‘fit the mould’, so if you struggle to find a seam-free bra in a size or shape that works well for you, our range of T-shirt bras with barely-there seams are a great option to try. The Elise bra is a popular non-padded plunge style with flat seams, or the Selina bra is a non-padded full-cup style which lots of Bravissimo girls love to wear as an alternative to a T-shirt bra.

What are the benefits of wearing a T-shirt bra?

T-shirt bras are versatile! When you’re looking for a T-shirt bra, it’s a good idea to think about what you’re likely to wear your bra with. If you tend to wear lower cut tops, a half-cup or a plunge style might be good option, as the wires at the front are lower so they work well underneath a V-neckline. Or, if you wear tops with interesting back detailing, look at how the bra straps work – can they be converted to a racerback style? Many of our T-shirt bras have convertible straps that clip into a racerback or cross-over, so you can wear them with lots of different outfits. If you’d prefer a more cleavage-enhancing bra, try the Deco bra, or if you’re looking for a bra with a more natural shape, check out Glossies. The choice is yours!

T-shirt bras are made from different fabrics, such as a super soft microfibre or a more rigid fabric. The Porcelain Elan range is made from a soft microfibre fabric which feels silky smooth against your skin, and there’s also a padded hook-and-eye fastening for extra comfort – T-shirt bras can be comfy, too!

Some T-shirt bras, such as the Selina bra, are made with a more rigid fabric, which keeps you feeling secure whilst still giving you a smooth silhouette under clothes. The Satine bra is a padded plunge option with cotton-lined cups, so this can feel really comfortable to wear too – hooray!


What bra can you wear under a white shirt?

T-shirt bras are a great option to wear under white shirts as they give you a smooth silhouette. If you’re wondering what bra to wear under a white shirt, think about the colour as well as the shape. If you want your bra to be invisible under light-coloured clothes then try to match your bra as closely as possible to your skin colour. If you’ve got lighter skin, then beige, pink, pastel or even gold tones might work. If your skin is darker, try black, brown, cappuccino or even red hues…you’d be surprised which colours work! The Naked bra by Nubian skin comes in different skin shades, so this could be a great option to try if you’re looking for a T-shirt bra that you can’t see under your clothes.

So which are the best T-shirt bras for big boobs?

It really depends on what you’re looking for! Have a think about what elements of a T-shirt bra are most important for you – are you looking for a padded T-shirt bra, a smooth shape, a comfy T-shirt bra, or something else? When you’ve got your T-shirt bra checklist in mind, take a look at all of our T-shirt bras here, or get in touch using the links below – we’d love to help you find your perfect T-shirt bra!