Comfortable Bras with No Underwire - AnaOno

Comfortable Bras with No Underwire - AnaOno

Dana Donofree
3 min read

The bralette revolution has arrived. More and more people are opting for bras that skip the underwire for a more comfortable feel and natural fit. Rather than dealing with uncomfortable wires, they’re ready to embrace a softer style that feels less restrictive.

However, typical bralettes and wire-free bras aren’t made with breast surgery patients in mind. If you’re looking for comfortable bras with no underwire to wear after a mastectomy, lumpectomy, DIEP flap, reconstruction, or other breast cancer treatment, it’s important to look for certain features that accommodate your special surgery needs. Keep the following factors in mind as you search for the best no-underwire support bra to wear after your surgery.

Wirefree Front Closure Bras

When you’re shopping for post-surgery apparel, a front closure bra is the best bra. No underwire is an added benefit, of course, but the front closure is a must for putting on and taking off your bra safely and easily during recovery. There may be tenderness, pain, or lack of mobility in your upper body during this time, so being able to close your bra in the front is more comfortable than a bra with a clasp in the back or a fitted pullover style.

Model wearing a pocketed front closure bra


At AnaOno, there are a number of front closure bras (no underwire included) to pick from. The Pocketed Front Closure Bra was actually voted Best Post-Mastectomy Bra by InStyle Magazine. It includes soft modal fabric, adjustable straps, and a wide back bridge for added support. The pocketed design can accommodate prosthesis or lightweight breast forms. It also provides gentle compression, making it one of the best no-underwire support bras.

Super-Soft No-Underwire Bras

If you have drains that are still in post-surgery, an ultra-comfortable leisure bra is a wardrobe essential. For all your daily adventures and errands, a super-soft wireless bra is a perfect fit. This type of bra provides more flexibility and less restriction. When you still have drains in or your incision scars are healing, stretchy material makes a soft bra with no underwire more accommodating.


Model wearing the Leslie soft leisure bra


The Leslie Soft Leisure Bra has all of these features and more. It protects and supports without adding compression. It’s a popular choice for wearing after a bilateral or unilateral mastectomy, reconstruction, and other breast cancer surgeries. The modal fabric and mesh inserts are soft and stretchy, which makes it easy to pull on over your head or step into for easier dressing. Because it doesn’t feature underwire or molded cups, it offers a sleek fit for those who are flat and fabulous. Lightweight breast forms can also be inserted in the pocketed design for balance or volume.

Wireless Padded Bras


Model wearing the Molly Pocketed Plunge bra


No-underwire bras are more common these days, but many are designed without padding. If you prefer something with a little more coverage, you might enjoy the Molly Pocketed Plunge Bra. This style combines the comfort of a wirefree post-mastectomy bra with the convenience of removable modesty pads. It’s soft, it’s adjustable and it has a flirty, feminine style. This is a great option for someone who wants a bit of padding in their wireless bra.

Wirefree bras are a great choice for comfortable support during recovery and beyond. And with so many thoughtfully designed options and beautiful styles at AnaOno, you can enjoy a great fit for your body that helps you to feel sexy and confident. Shop for wireless bras on our website to get soft and supportive post-surgery bras you’ll love.


Dana Donofree
Dana Donofree

Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.