Can a £1 bra be any good?

Over-shoulder boulder holders, puppy blankets, flopper stoppers, whatever you call them, they are a necessary evil. Oooh bra’s, you have been the bane of my life since I was 11.

When I first spotted the ‘Comfort Bra‘ in Poundworld many moons ago, I didn’t really give them a second look.  I had assumed they would be poor quality, ugly and give little to no support. I was wrong on a few points.

£1 Poundworld Bras7 years ago, I had an operation on my stomach (long story). Post-op, I had to wear a bra, not dissimilar to these ones as I wasn’t allowed to wear under wires or anything that would aggravate my stitches.  Those bra’s in question cost me £30 each! Not cheap but it was all I could cope with. They offered ‘medium’ support I’d say but you wouldn’t see me running around the place in them for fear of black eyes! Picking up one of these £1 bra’s took me right back to those days.

Poundworld £1 BraSo, what are these £1 bras like?

The good:

  • Cheap!
  • Super soft against the skin making them comfy to wear all day with nothing digging in.
  • Stretchy fabric, so forgiving for larger sizes.
  • Seamless, so great for under clothing.
  • Great for post-op or sore boobies.

The bad:

  • Sizing is pretty sketchy. Medium (dress size 8-10), Large (12-14) or XL (16-18) are the only sizes available.
  • Minimal support.
  • Colour range isn’t great but hey, they covered the 3 staples (Black, White and Nude).

The ugly:

  • Eerrrmm, they are a tad unattractive. Not one for wooing!

Overall, I think these bras are pretty darn good. For £1, they are worth a shot and for women who hate wearing under-wires, they are worth checking out. Poundworld have also released a ‘sexy’ bra (also pictured above) but I could see myself spilling out of that in no time so wont even go there!

Have you tried these, or other pound shop bras? What did you think?

 

11 Comments

  1. I wouldn’t buy them to wear for personal everyday use but if I ever needed to wear an unwired bra for whatever reason I wouldn’t mind buying or wearing them especially for a pound !!

  2. Hey Jenni, I saw them on that programme too (my guilty pleasure!) and thought I’d give them a whirl. X

  3. Hi Annie,

    If one of these bras doesn’t give enough support, they are comfy enough to wear two, or you can insert a pad. Primark and Asda do similar bras, but the Primark ones (although very strongly supportive) were not the same shape as me, so I looked like a bag of fruit wearing them. Well worth trying them, though, for £2 – 3, and being so much more comfortable when they do fit.
    Helen
    Ace of Saves UK
    http://mcallisteratgarforth.wix.com/ace-of-saves-uk#!blog/c1a4a

  4. I think they would come in handy! I would buy one even if I only wore it at weekends for lounging around when you want to be comfortable.

  5. Ha! I tried the ‘sexy’ version and had to take them back, But not before having to talk to 3 people about how I needed to return them as one cup barely covered a half my breast. ( I assure you I am not bragging). They said I couldn’t return on hygiene grounds. My advice – stay away from this version.

    The comfy bra looks like a smoother alternative. Good investigation work Annie!

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