15 incredibly comfortable bras for under £50

Support is the magic word

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by Louella Berryman |

We've all been there: you come home at the end of a long day and the first thing you can think about is taking off your bra.

Underwires, excess padding and uncomfortable materials all lurk in our underwear drawers, but it's high time they were banished.

There are plenty of uber-comfortable bras out there that don't have to cost the earth, and we've found some of the best ones below.

Check out the best supportive bras under £50

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The perfect t-shirt bra doesn't ex...Pros: a super versatile nude colour perfect for under a white t-shirt, a comfortable underwire and a great price point.Cons: a very limited size range and few colour choices.

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This basic bra has been reviewed over and over again, and deemed one of the comfiest out there.Pros: it's affordable and contains zero wires but still has brilliant support.Cons: there are only three colours and the size range only runs up to an E cup.

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Want a t-shirt bra that lifts as well as supports? This one from Wacoal will do the trick.Pros: it comes in some lovely colours and gives great push up power.Cons: again, a limited size range and a little more expensive than some more basic bras.

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With hundreds of glowing reviews, this bra is a great option for anyone with up to an F cup.Pros: the bra comes in a few great colours and fits like a glove according to recent reviews.Cons: this bra minimises your bust rather than enhances it, so if you're looking for a push up you might want to explore other options.

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The unique foam underwire in this bra gives lift and shape with zero discomfort.Pros: this bra is super affordable and comfortable, plus it has some pretty lace detailing that helps it feel less 'basic'.Cons: the size range only goes up to a D cup.

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If you love a full cup you'll love this pretty lace bra from Triumph.Pros: the bra has a nice design and reviews say it's one of the most comfortable they've tried.Cons: some reviews say the cups can come up a little big.

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This bra is designed specifically for fuller busts and figures, and should be your go-to if you love a sleek look below your t-shirt.Pros: the bra has convertible straps and comes in some pretty colours, as well as being super supportive.Cons: the sides of the bra come up quite high in the design, so probably not one for skimpy tops.

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If you need some extra back support, look no further than this multiway bra from Leonisa.Pros: the bra covers areas that need more support as well as providing natural cleavage and is available in several colours.Cons: it's a little more expensive and only runs to a D cup.

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This bra from WingsLove is great for a perky looking bust without an uncomfortable fit.Pros: this bra has a great price point and comes in some pretty colours, as well as providing ample cleavage and support.Cons: some reviews say the cups are conical in shape, which isn't everyone's cup of tea.

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This bra is a wonderfully affordable option if you have a fuller bust - and you can get it delivered the next day.Pros: there's a really inclusive size range and the foam bands provide ample lift and support without discomfort.Cons: again, the straps are super supportive so wouldn't be able to be worn with sleeveless tops.

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Finally, a strapless bra that provides support AND comfort.Pros: the bra is super smoothing and versatile owing to its strapless style.Cons: the style only runs up to a DD.

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If your bust tends to sag more than you'd like, a balconette style like this one provides the perfect support.Pros: the bra has a pretty design and goes up to a G cup AND comes in at a great price.Cons: fuller busts might spill out of this particular style.

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The Bali bra has a unique lifting system where it lifts both from the sides and the bottom, providing much needed support from all angles.Pros: the shoulder straps are padded which is excellent news for our shoulders, plus it's under £20 on Amazon.Cons: if you're not a fan of silky fabrics you might find this one a little uncomfortable.

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Freya has some brilliant bras with an excellent size range, and this one is no exception.Pros: this bra goes up to an impressive HH and looks great under pretty much everything.Cons: the price is a little more expensive than some others on this list.

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Spanx is the brand that's known for its make-your-body-look-its-best expertise, and this bra is just another star product under their ever-growing belt. Pros: this bra doesn't even feel like a bra, and your boobs will feel supported without even a whisper of aching.Cons: it doesn't have a hook and eye, so you have to put it over your head.

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This bra really does what it says on the tin - you genuinely can't feel it on. It gives lift and support in the areas you need it but it doesn't compromise on comfort, even with the thinner straps. Pros: A practically seamless design (just one small seam either side) means this is a great number to pop on under tighter or more sheer tops. Plus, the cups are removable so you can wear it without padding, if you fancy.Cons: 'Nude' colour available isn't inclusive of all skin tones.Our review? Genuinely one of the comfiest bras we've tried - we'd recommend for A-C sizes. Bigger busts might not find enough support without a moulded-style fit.

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When should I replace my bra?

You should replace your bras when they start to stretch and no longer feel supportive. The more you wash and wear your bra, the more quickly it'll need to be replaced.

You should look at replacing your bra around every 6 months to a year.

It's also important to check in on how your bra fits over the course of a year, as your size might go up and down.

How can I find my bra size?

You can measure your bra size at home, or in store with a consultant. To measure at home, use a tape measure wrapped around you just under your bust to get your band size in inches, then measure around the fullest part of your bust and write that down.

The difference between the two measurements will tell you your cup size. One inch = AA cup, two inches = B cup and three inches = C cup and so on.

How do I know if a bra fits properly?

You should fill out the cup with no gaps, but also not be spilling out of the cup and creating a "double boob" effect.

The band shouldn't ride up or be too loose, and the front of the bra should sit flat against your breastbone.

The straps should fit comfortably on your shoulders and not dig in or be unsupportive.

How do I shop for a comfortable bra?

It's important to try on lots of different styles and sizes to get the most comfortable fit for you, then consider buying the same bra in a few different colours once you've found one you love.

If you struggle with sizing, then you might want to consider getting fitted by a professional in a lingerie shop.

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