I am not one of those girls who believes everyone needs a white bra in their lingerie cupboard. Quite the opposite: I am rather biased against the damn things – a prejudice born from my teenage years of only having white bras (from boxes, so shameful were my *enormous* mid-pubescent breasts to the Marks & Spencer shop floor) to choose from at all.
Fifteen years of D+ boobs later, I can now see there is something rather intriguing about pristine and pretty white lingerie. And admit, that now I’m not hiding my titchy teenage body underneath giant hoodies and mens’ shirts, that sometimes a white bra can come in handy under certain fabrics too.
But what to choose? I know Freya’s Jolie still comes in white, but I’m not ready to forgive the style for killing all my favourite colours. I’m on a mission to find the perfect white bra for my collection.
Formerly Vanity Fair Lingerie, Bestform have been making lingerie since the early 50s. The style today still reflects this – this white bra is classic ‘vintage 50s’ – not in the pin-up pointy fashion, but in a classic, everyday way. Think Betty Draper in casual mode: heaps of fine lace detailing in a functional shape and style.
I tried my more-often-than-not size 30G, and the fit was perfect and extremely comfortable – and firm. It’s worth noting that the shoulder straps come up shorter than other brands, so it’s well worth investigating if you struggle with that. It also has very discreet inner slings, so if you need padding in either or both cups it’s a great option.
The style isn’t quite mine, so my quest continues. But with such a great fit, this is a cracking little bra, and I’m very glad to have discovered it.
What’s your favourite white bra?