There was once a time when I was positively itching to release myself from the shackles of my bra by the time I got home. I don’t have that problem anymore, thanks to bras from new brands like ThirdLove, Lively, and True&Co. I don’t even mind wearing my bra the whole day.
I believe you can’t have too much of a good thing, at least in the case of a comfortable bra. That’s why you should be excited by the newest bra launch by undergarments brand Tommy John.
As product testers and reviewers, there are brands we like, and then there are brands we revere; Tommy John certainly belongs to the latter. The new bra collection is the final nail in the trophy case of Tommy John’s greatest hits, which include boxers, underwear, and loungewear.
The bra collection currently consists of two types of fabric (Cool Cotton and Second Skin) and these four silhouettes:
It took two years to develop, during which time the team considered important features like support, fit, breathability, and flexibility, and how they would come together in one all-around comfortable bra.
The Cool Cotton Lightly Lined Wireless Bra, for example, has a perforated cup lining to keep you sweat free on the muggiest days. Meanwhile, the Second Skin version has one single, seamless back band, rather than a hook closure, a design that works better with the silky nature of the fabric.
If you don’t need as much support but still want to cover up, Tommy John also makes bralettes — casual but no less functional undergarments. You can refer to the diagram below to decide which style is best for you.
The bras aren’t too expensive ($48-$78), at least not when you compare them to a single piece of the brand’s underwear, which can cost up to $28 a pair. We would recommend pairing your chosen bra with a matching (or not) piece of underwear, if you can, because Tommy John’s underwear is truly the best you can buy right now.
In terms of style, the bras are simple. Nowadays, however, comfort — usually driven by simple, pared down design — is the new sexy, and the Tommy Johns and ThirdLoves of the world are overshadowing traditional brands like Victoria’s Secret as a result.
We tested four of the bras and you can find our detailed thoughts on each below. The bottom line is that they live up to their claims of comfort, albeit with a couple minor fit concerns.