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As you may know from my post about ThirdLove, I’m on the search for the perfect bra. The $68 ThirdLove Classic T-shirt Bra, while comfortable, ultimately didn’t work because the straps kept falling down. So why not take a look at the other end of the spectrum and check out this Uniqlo Beauty Light Wireless Bra, which costs just $19.90? Uniqlo claims this bra will support you even though it’s wireless because it has a wide band. It has seamless construction and soft urethane resin under the cups to provide support. Intrigued, I went to my local Uniqlo and found all the red bras in the clearance section. They must have been discontinuing that color. I bought one for just $9.90.
The sizing chart above wasn’t posted at the store, but it would have been handy. Just looking at this chart, my bra size is not listed. Hmmm. Not a good sign. If we go by my band size, I’d be an XS, but the cup was too small for comfort, so I sized up to a S.
The bra was comfortable in that it felt supportive but not constrictive. And true to its name, it was quite light. As a underwire-wearer, I was surprised. But the cup sizing wasn’t great, as you would expect from something that only has sizing in small, medium, large etc. Not long into my wear, the straps fell down. I continued to wear the bra for weeks in the name of review bloggery and the straps just got worse. They fell down way more often than the ThirdLove bra. The little slider on the bra strap that you use to adjust the length of the strap is almost worthless. You can adjust it all you want, but it will come loose. Super fail.
By the way, don’t confuse this bra with Uniqlo’s Beauty Soft Wireless Bra, which has no hooks. That one is a slip-on bra. I detest slip-on bras, so I didn’t try it. But just thought I’d mention it in case that’s something you like. What is up with Uniqlo and their confusing way of naming things the same or almost the same name (like they did with the pants in this post)?!
UPDATE 12/10/17 – I’m trying to be better about making ethical shopping choices, so I’m updating posts with info about where and how things were made. This bra is made out of synthetic fibers, which is not great for the environment, as they’re not biodegradable and their microfibers pollute our oceans. (But then again, what bra isn’t made out of synthetic fibers?) I don’t have info on where this was made, but Uniqlo says it’s putting better processes in place after it was cited for abusive practices in 2016, so it does appear to be making an effort.