3 Reasons to Wear Lace Bras Every Day
A lot of clients come into La Lingerie thinking of an everyday bra as a singular type of bra: something “plain” with thick foam cups, generally in beige. However, about half of La Lingerie’s bra inventory is lace. The reason for this is simple: the fitters at La Lingerie love lace bras, and so do our clients once they try them.
As a bra fitter, and as a person who wears lace bras every day, here are the top three reasons to consider wearing lace.
1. Lace Bras Tend to Fit Better
The more rigid a bra’s cup is, the harder it is to fit. Rigid cups are already a shape; if you’re not the same shape, the cups and your breasts tend not to mesh. Typical issues include the wire being unable to rest in the crease under your breast, and the top edge of the cup either digging into the breast causing a bubble or gapping off your body and creating a definite line under t-shirts.
Lace cups are more flexible and allow for more variety in breast shape and texture. The lace molds to your unique shape while at the same time the seams and panels can give more lift and structure than a stiff, rigid cup. With a better fit, you will feel more comfortable in your bra all day, and you'll have the added benefit of not needing to adjust or tug at your bra every 15 minutes.
Lace is also lighter and much more breathable. Between the lift from the seams bringing your breast tissue up off of the skin of your ribs and the more breathable material, your skin will dry of any perspiration more quickly, which is always a good thing!
2. Lace Lasts Longer
I’ve worn this Prima Donna Madison bra for over 3 years. Can you tell?
We tend to think of lace as being flimsy and unsupportive, but that’s because most of what we encounter is of low quality. Lace that is well made, when taken care of, will last years of wear because of the strength in the weave and its construction. More rigid cups can also last a long time, but because they are made of foam, they tend to lose their shape over time. Cups made of foam and other smooth materials are made out of one piece of fabric, so the weight of your breasts will pull the cups down and eventually make them lose what lift they provide. Lace, on the other hand, tends to have less stretch in the fabric to start, if any, and the seams help keep the cup’s shape and lift intact.
3. Lace Bras Are Prettier
Which bra would you choose?
This may seem shallow on the surface, but this is a big part of why I wear lace bras. Aesthetics matter a lot to me and to many others. It can be a small thing, but knowing that you have something pretty on contributes to confidence throughout the day, especially when you know it fits well. Plain beige bras certainly have their purpose, but as I always say, everyone is going to assume you’re wearing a bra anyway, so you may as well wear the pretty ones.
Lace isn’t the panacea of bras for everyone, but I do believe that lace bras are worth consideration, even if you believe you don’t like lace. You might just find your perfect fit is a bra you would never have tried otherwise.
~ Trillian & the la lingerie team