Wireless vs Underwire Bralettes: Which is better for you?

To wear a wired bra or not — that’s the question. Wireless and underwire bralettes both have their own benefits and charm. It is widely believed that if you choose comfort and flexibility, a wireless bralette is the perfect option. However, underwire bralettes can also be comfortable with soft and light padding.

In this article, we will share about the differences between wireless and underwire bras, so you can decide which style is better for you.

What Is A Bralette?

Well, you're not the first to wonder what's the difference between bralettes and bras. A bralette is a non-wired bra made with soft fabrics, has no or minimal padding, keeps the natural shape of the boobs, and provides ultimate comfort. Bralettes are akin to sports bras or bras without underwire and provide a bit of coverage. Like underwire bras, bralettes also have adjustable straps. You can find more about the difference between bras and bralettes here

Underwire Bralettes

The biggest benefit of an underwired bralette is its support given its wired structure. It provides better lift and shape for a woman’s breasts. We recommend underwire bralettes for women with larger breasts who need more lift and support in their every day. 

Whether you choose a wireless or underwired bralette, it is important to find the perfect fit. Wearing a bralette that is too small can cause discomfort or restrict circulation. We recommend you check out our step-by-step guide on How To Measure Your Bra Size. You may also try our Bra Fit Quiz to find your fit in just 60 seconds! 

Wireless Bralettes

Wireless bralettes (or non-wire bralettes) are bralettes without wires under the cup. The main benefit of choosing a wireless bra is comfort, as it can make you feel more relaxed and comfortable than underwire bras. They are an excellent choice for wearing under a top for zoom meetings or weekend lounging

Wireless bras are often preferred by women with smaller chests, but that’s not to say someone with a large bust cannot wear them. “Bralettes are suitable for all boobs”, says Ying, Founder of Ashley Summer. “It’s about really finding the right fit and style that suits your boobs best.” Trust us — once you find the perfect option, you might never want to take it off.

Ashley Summer bralettes are designed for the everyday lingerie needs of the modern, diverse woman. Designed in Singapore, our intimates come in various styles from padded, sheer, underwire to wire-free comfort. Discover some of the best bralettes in Singapore stylish and comfy, you won’t want to take them off.

Underwire Bralettes

Chic and elegant, the NOIR UNDERWIRE has always been an Ashley Summer favourite. Soft, breathable, and gentle on your skin - it is designed for everyday lounging or worn under any outfit. The Noir bralette comes with gentle wires, and soft and removable padding. Available in Black and White.


NOIR MIDI is another piece designed to fit and flatter your body shape. The delicate underwired silhouette provides lightweight support, while the floral lace adorns the cup and makes you feel extra feminine. Shop our Noir Midi bralettes in Black or in White

Made with premium lace and a soft ribbed cotton underbust band, the HARMONY gives you the right amount of comfort and support you deserve. Soft like second skin, this piece is versatile and can be worn to work and on the weekends. You’ll love the way it makes you feel. More of Harmony White here

Wireless Bralettes

A plunge bra is a great choice for many women as it is beautiful and comfy. It also offers the right support with a low neckline, so you can easily pair it with low-cut tops and dresses. The slim-fit cut of the plunge bralette is also great for side cut-out designs that you’d love to show a little sexy “side boob”. Discover our ISLE PLUNGE- Available in cocoa and white.

Women wearing cocoa bralettes and white bralettes on the beach
As part of our Signature Push Up cut (without the underwires), HARPER is a play on the modern-day bralette. Designed with a flattering silhouette with all the romantic details you love, the Harper bralette provides the ultimate comfort while making you feel confident and beautiful. A timeless piece to embrace yourself in. Limited pieces of this beauty available here.
Women wearing white bralettes and black bralettes at home

The LOVE STORY bralette with its beautiful lace details and soft coverage cup is everything you’ve been looking for in a bralette. This bralette comes with slightly thicker straps so it offers more support. The addition of the nude mesh at the back makes Love Story easily one of our most popular styles. Available in Black and WhiteShop its matching underwear here: Love Story Thong

A playful twist on the classics, the SANS is made in our signature cut and paired with soft, thick elastic straps to wear with your athleisure outfits, or under a blazer and high-waisted pants for that “minimalist luxe” aesthetic. Instead of the usual skin-tone or nude-coloured lingerie, opt for this in Cocoa Brown - our new arrival and favourite colour of the season. Shop limited pieces of the SANS bralette here
Women wearing black bralette and panty on the beach

Our BLANC Racerback bralette is one of the most supportive wireless styles you'll ever wear! It is handmade using soft elastic lace for added comfort, paired with an elastic band at the underbust for the support you need. With a scallop lace trim and a unique motif, this bralette is topped with a striking gold front clasp that exudes a chic and stylish vibe. More looks of our Racerback bralette here.

When it comes to choosing bralettes, you don’t have to pick just one style and stick to it. While support is always nice, opt for a wireless bralette for days when you need additional comfort. Feel free to switch it up on different occasions. 

At Ashley Summer, we dream up and craft modern, quality innerwear that speak to and represent today's passionate, diverse woman. We source premium laces and fabrics to produce quality bralettes that last through the seasons. Check out our latest lingerie collection for new arrivals you’ll love.