Let’s compare the features
Do you prefer an underwire bra or a bralette?
You probably already know what an underwire bra is and chances are, you have a few in your drawers that you wear every day.
On the other hand, wirefree bras, otherwise known as bralettes, have become a new lingerie staple because of their versatility and comfort.
Which bra is better for you depends on your preference. Are you looking for comfort? Or maybe more support? We like to wear our underwire bras with more form fitting clothes (they help us give lift and shape) but our soft bralettes are definitely made for weekend lounging.
So do you know all the differences between underwire bras and bralettes?
Underwire bra vs bralette
Underwire Bra – these bras have a sturdy wire in each cup to help support the breasts and give them shape.
Comes in specific bra and cup sizes (i.e. 34D)
Offers medium to heavy support
Helps with lift & shaping
Must be re-fit when your size, shape or body change
Can be front or back hook and eye closure closure
Has adjustable straps for a custom fit
When to wear an underwire bra:
…if you need support, lift or shape definition
…if you want to avoid uniboob
…if you want to add volume
It’s been a customer favorite for years
Never Say Never Sweetie bralette
Our best selling bralette
Introduced in 2008, the top-selling Cosabella Never Say Never Sweetie bralette quickly became the “It Bra”. We like to say this was the Original Bralette – one of the first in a trend that later showed up in almost all bra brands today.
The Sweetie bralette, a completely wire-free soft bra, is unique in its floral lace – designed in our ever-popular Never Say Never Italian lace. This bralette features a delicate sweetheart neckline shape to flatter your decolletage. As a pull-on style bralette (no hook-and-eye back closure here), it introduced light support, superior comfort, and sexy lace into the lingerie world.
The allover semi-sheer lace is stunningly beautiful and loved by thousands, becoming one of our top selling products of all time around the world.
In 2017, Cosabella launched the Curvy Collection of bralettes with the Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie bralette, expertly designed with a smaller band (28 bands and up) and fuller cup sizes (DD and up). This bralette is based on the original Never Say Never Sweetie bralette, but redesigned with a tighter band to fit smaller band sizes, while adding more cup coverage to fit larger cups.
With that same great floral lace, the Curvy Sweetie bralette has the addition of powermesh lining for added support and wider, adjustable straps with elastic underneath the lace. The pull-on style makes it comfortable for all day and all night wear. This bralette gives mild to medium support and recently topped the list of our best selling products ever.
Now, we have more Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie bralette styles to choose from:
Never Say Never Curvy Hook and Eye bralette
This is the same as the amazing Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie bralette (above), but this time with a hook and eye closure. The addition of a back closure allows you to easily take your bralette on and off. You may find more support and a personalized fit with this bralette. Sized for smaller band sizes with fuller cups.
This maternity bralette adds side slings, padded cups and wider, easy clip and release adjustable straps for nursing. Perfect for the new mom, this bralette gives light support and supreme comfort, while still looking pretty. The hook and eye closure in the back offers support and makes it easy to get on and off. Sized for smaller band sizes with fuller cups.
Same soft, beautiful design as the Never Say Never Sweetie bralette, now available in sizes 1X-3X. This bralette is lined in supportive powermesh and designed with wider, comfortable straps. Currently available for band sizes 38-40 D – F cups.
Now available for extended sizes 1X-3X, this maternity bralette adds side slings, padded cups and wider, easy clip and release adjustable straps for nursing. Perfect for the new mom, this bralette gives light support and supreme comfort, while still looking pretty. The hook and eye closure in the back offers support and makes it easy to get on and off.
New for Summer
The perfect addition to your lingerie wardrobe
We’re excited to announce that the Cosabella Curvy Collection now has camisoles!
Thoughtfully designed camisoles with larger shelf bras and power mesh side support slings, and more fitted bodice for the DD cup and up. Worn alone, these camisoles are perfect for summer, casual wear, weekend wear, sleepwear, or wearing under tops and jackets. You can also wear them over a bralette or bra for more support.
Our Curvy Collection is expertly designed for women with small bra bands and fuller cups. Now you can finally wear comfortable bralettes and camisoles without sacrificing the support you need.
Your every day, easy basic camisole: Talco Curvy Camisole is made in our famous Talco viscose fabric, known for its wearability and breathability. This camisole is so comfortable, you’ll love the soft and smooth fit and feel.
Wear this casual camisole to yoga, running errands, and around town. With a built-in shelf bra, and side support Powermesh slings, large enough for DD + cups, and a smaller band, you can wear this camisole without a bra, or with a bralette or even underwire bra if you prefer. The wide, adjustable straps give you a comfortable fit.
You need this basic cami in your wardrobe to wear under sheer shirts, under light sweaters and jackets, or on its own with your jeans or yoga pants. Talco fabric is also great for traveling, making this your number 1 item to pack for summer trips. Available in Black, White, and Sette.
Your go-to lace camisole: The Never Say Never Curvy V–neck Camisole is made from our super-soft, floral Never Say Never lace with a V-neckline. This is your easy addition to skinny jeans or skirts for your go-to summer look.
With a built-in shelf bra, and side support Powermesh slings, large enough for DD + cups, and a smaller band, you can wear this camisole without a bra, or with a bralette or even underwire bra if you prefer. Wide, adjustable lace straps give you a comfortable fit.
The lace dresses up your jeans, and the V-neck adds glam, taking you from day to evening easily. Available in Sette and Black.
Your stunning lace camisole: Pret-a-Porter Curvy Camisole is designed in our gorgeous multi-dimensional floral Pret-a-Porter lace. This camisole is totally date night worthy.
Also designed with a built-in shelf bra and side support Powermesh slings, you can wear this camisole without a bra or pair it with a bralette or underwire bra for extra support. The wide, adjustable straps will give you a comfortable fit.
This Pret a Porter lace is so stunning, you can’t help but want to show this off. Pair this with a skirt or dressy pants, or dress it down with a jean jacket. It’s the perfect day-to-night camisole, available in both Black and White.
Guest blog post by Bishop&Holland
Time to pack your hospital bag, mommas
Today we are excited to have a guest blog post by blogger trio, Bishop&Holland. Whether you’re recently pregnant or counting down the days to your newest arrival, here’s some tips on what to bring along to the hospital.
What’s In My Hospital Bag
I can’t believe we are in the final countdown to baby! I’ve been nesting like crazy and I’ve finally gotten around to getting my hospital bag stuff together and ready to throw in my bag when needed!
Caleb was out of town earlier this week and now that he’s back home, I can relax knowing he won’t miss the birth of our baby! I don’t expect the baby to come earlier than my induction date, but you never know. We are busy wrapping up a few things and enjoying our time with the boys before they meet their new sibling!
With this being our third time having a baby, I still believe a less is more approach is best for the hospital. If all goes smoothly, I pray we just have to spend one night in the hospital. We had the option with Henry, but he started choking on amniotic fluid and, on the nurses advice, we decided to stay put for the second night. I plan to bring two sets of pajamas in case, but this is what’s in my hospital bag this time around!
Pajamas: I love something soft and nursing friendly for the hospital. Cosabella has the softest pajamas. I plan on bringing this blue and white set and this nursing friendly nightie – hoping we only stay one night, but I’m prepared if we’re there for two!
Nursing Bras: My absolute favorite nursing bras are from Cosabella. I did a refresh and ordered a white, blush and blue to get me through those first few months!
Headband: I love this new floral headband and I think it’s just the thing to keep my hair out of my way and still look cute for visitors.
Cleansing wipes: I decided to bring these face wipes to wash my face at night and in the morning – you never know just how exhausted you’ll be and I love the option of not having to get out of bed to clean my face.
Nipple butter: I’ll start to use this balm in the hospital to help with the initial pains of breastfeeding.
Going home outfit: While we’re in the hospital, I typically keep the baby swaddled in the hospital blankets, so will just pack a going home outfit. Henry wore this darling debut set a lot when he was a newborn, so we have one blue and one pink for this baby, depending on the gender!
The best Soire Confidence panty for your butt
Flatter your shape
Because the Soire Confidence collection has so many options for bottoms, you might need some help finding which panty shape is the best for your butt.
Whether you’re more, ahem, well-endowed on the bottom half or not, there’s definitely a panty out there to flatter your shape the most.
Soire Confidence bottoms
From complete coverage to barely-any-there coverage, Soire Confidence is full of different styles of panties.
If your butt is more square…
You may notice you have narrow hip bones if your bum is on the square side.
For you, there are several styles that flatter a square shape. Boy shorts or Brazilian-style bikinis are best suited for your silhouette and will give you more volume. The Soire Confidence Brazilian minikini will boost your butt’s shape.
If you’re V-shaped…
For a v-shaped bum, your thighs may be more narrow than your hip bones, resulting in a v-shape because of the inward angle. This shape is common with women who have broader shoulders and narrow hips.
Boy shorts will look best on you. Make sure your underwear opening hugs the bottom of your cheeks to add shape. The Soire Confidence boyleg will make your butt look round.
If you’re more A-shaped…
A-shaped, or pear shaped, women tend to have butts that get wider below the hip bones.
If you have an A-shape bottom, you may have fuller thighs, so high-rise panties will feel like the best fit. The highwaist bikini will flatter you the most.
If you’re more round…
Round butts are full from top to bottom. Thongs are best suited here, to help accentuate the overall roundness and volume.
Is your tween prepared?
Bella by Cosabella is here
It’s almost time to pack the bags for sleepaway summer camp. Get your tween ready for their summer away with Bella by Cosabella. Our tween collection is full of youth-friendly training bras and girls underwear that are cute, comfortable and practical.
These basic training bras are designed in easy-to-wear fabrics and styles for the classic everyday wardrobe staple. They are soft to the touch and even softer on your skin. Bella by Cosabella features full coverage training bra silhouettes complete with double layer fabrics for comfort.
Stock up your tween this summer with all the Cosabella basics they will need and the comfort and Italian quality you love.
Available in our exclusive tween sizing in bralettes, underwear, and camisoles.
Summertime Stock up
If your tween doesn’t have the chance to do laundry often, make sure you pack them enough girls underwear to have plenty of clean pairs while they’re gone or until laundry day comes around.
The wide, elastic waistbands on our girls’ underwear won’t dig into the hip and provide complete coverage. The bikini styles will keep her comfortable.
Our cozy Bella by Cosabella tween training bralettes are super soft and comfortable to wear all day long. Perfect to wear discreetly underneath any top.
Looking for a camisole option? The Bella by Cosabella tween camis are designed with a built-in shelf training bra for double lining (and coverage!) and adjustable straps. Wear them as a bralette substitute underneath any shirts or on its own.
When’s the last time you measured yourself? A best-fitting bra will only work if it’s in the right size for you. Breast shape and size can change in as little as 6 months, so make sure you’re double checking your bra size at least twice a year to ensure the best fit.
When shopping for a new T-shirt bra, keep in mind that you’ll need one as comfortable as your cozy T-shirts. Fabrics like soft cotton or smooth microfiber will make these bras seamless and invisible underneath your shirts, but also keep you comfy.
Adjustable straps and band
To get a customized fit to your body, adjustable features like straps or band allow a bra to fit perfectly. Bonus points if the straps are able to transform into a racerback style for a quick fix to any top.
Lined for coverage
It’s important that T-shirt bras are fully lined for complete coverage, especially for wearing underneath those white tees. No one wants an unintentional peek-a-boo effect when it comes to their bras. Make sure your T-shirt bra is thick enough to conceal everything but thin enough to look seamless under any top.
Underwire or no underwire
Now, this one’s personal. Some women feel more comfortable going out of the house in an underwire bra, whereas others prefer to go wirefree. While both are good options, Cosabella carries several T-shirt bras that fall under both categories. We have wireless bras (bralettes, in this case) that still offer support with built-in features such as power mesh lining, wider straps or inner mesh side slings.
Try it on
The only way to really know if a bra is right for you is to try it on! Test out the functionality of a T-shirt bra by trying it on underneath a shirt you’d wear in real life. It sounds time-consuming but it’ll be worth it. And if you buy from Cosabella.com, you can enjoy easy shipping and returns on your qualifying purchase.
Our Dedication to Italian Craftsmanship
Over 3 Decades of Made in Italy
Since our beginning, Cosabella is proud to be made in Italy by skilled artisans in our family-owned labs. As you may know, our founder, Valeria Campello, and her husband, Ugo, are from Italy and when they moved to Miami over 30 years ago, they wanted to keep that Italian heritage alive.
When Cosabella was founded, it was on the promise of bringing quality, handmade Italian goods to America.
Italian-made goods are world renowned for their fine craftsmanship and exquisite attention to detail and Cosabella is no exception.
Our artisans have carried timeless Italian traditions down through generation to generation. We work tirelessly to preserve these fine-tuned skills. All of our labs in Italy are owned by families, some who have been with us since the beginning.
These labs take steps to ensure our Italian heritage stays true in every step of this process. This could mean producing garments only in small batches, color dying our fabrics by hand or tying our Cosabella Cutie thongs with a bow.
Every garment created by Cosabella receives the utmost attention throughout each and every stage of development. From designing delicate laces to sewing the final thread, Cosabella prides itself on its authentic Italian craftsmanship.
We are dedicated to remaining true to our Italian heritage, as we have for the past 35+ years.
Our colors for our laces are studied meticulously to mix just the right shade of color.
Cosabella uses special, advanced technology to ensure consistency of color dying through both mass and smaller batch productions. Italian machinery in this field is world leading in assuring color fastness and multiple production consistency. We like to make sure all of our products are of the upmost quality.
Science Behind the Lace
We create our laces on a variety of industry-leading machinery that allows us to develop unique, exclusive lace designs in a selection of techniques.
Did you know producing a new lace design can take almost 3 years? Key elements such as fiber elasticity, color absorption, and texture are all analyzed during each stage of creation.
In Italy, we work with our lace partners to develop innovative, patented techniques on stretch laces, such as elastic-free edges, multi-color, multi-layer and corded stretch laces, as well as sustainable laces created from recycled fibers.
A Delicate Process
Artisans continuously refine our development process in pursuit of absolute perfection. Having this flexibility and dexterity in lace production allows us to fine-tune products and create such a wide variety of stretch fabrics.
By constantly introducing innovative technology in our lace labs, we are able to prevail on the forefront of fiber development.
When it comes to bras and bralettes, we know how hard it can be to find the right fit, especially if you don’t fall within the “traditional” size range.
Our designers heard you, Bellas. So we came up with the Curvy Collection, thoughtfully designed for women with larger busts and smaller rib cages. These bralettes feature bigger cups for more, complete coverage and a smaller band underneath the bust for a snug fit. Wider shoulder straps and a power mesh lining provide for all day comfort and support, without an underwire, so you can wear these bralettes day to night. The Curvy Collection is offered in both basic and fashion colors.
This collection is sized P, XS, S, M, L and XL. Since there is no underwire, two or more bra sizes can often fit in one bralette size. Please see this post, Understanding Curvy Sizing, for more fit tips.
The Curvy Collection
Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie Bralette is our first introduction in the Curvy collection. Our most popular Curvy style to date, this all-lace, pullover bralette boasts over 800 5-star reviews. Designed after our original, best-selling Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette, which is for A-D cups, the Curvy Sweetie has a sweetheart neckline. Wear it under a sheer tee, or let the lace peek out from your tank tops or low back tops.
Never Say Never Curvy Racerback Bralette was our second addition to the Curvy Collection and is a fan favorite for its racerback style, perfect for summer tops. Made in Never Say Never lace, this bralette does not have adjustable straps and for that reason, some find that this bralette runs a little larger than our Curvy Sweetie style.
NEW: The Never Say Never Curvy Plungie Longline Bralette is for you if you like to have a little extra support below the band. The longline style means the band is longer than band than a typical bra or bralette. Make sure you get your correct size because if you notice it rolling you likely are wearing the wrong size. Offered in great Never Say Never lace colors, you will want to show this bralette off under a sheer shirt or allow it to peek out from beneath your tank. The Plunge front makes this a great option to wear with low V neck tops.
Savona Curvy Longline Bralette, high shine lace for a stunning appearance. Lined in Powermesh lining, with a hook and eye closure and comfy adjustable straps, this provides nice support and comfort. The Savona Curvy Longline Bralette has a center sewn seam for added support, giving you a more supportive fit. Note that the lace and seam will show under tight shirts, so wear this under a sheer top, or let it be seen peeking out from under tanks.
Pret a Porter Longline Braletteis made in our gorgeous Pret a Porter eyelash lace. In multidimensional floral lace and lined in power mesh this style both pretty and supportive. The Longline style means the band is longer than typical bra or bralette. This style and fit are for you if you like to have a little extra support below the band. Some women like the extra coverage this gives as well. Make sure you get your correct size because if you notice it rolling you are likely wearing the wrong size. The Pret a Porter Longline Bralette has a soft lace fit, wide lace straps, and a hook and eye closure for support. This lace will show under tight Ts, but you can wear it under sheer tops or let it peek out.
Natalia Curvy Bralette is made in our beautiful two-tone elastic Natalia lace with a V-shaped neckline and lace detailed straps. Lined also in a supportive powermesh with a hook-and-eye closure for fit and function. This is definitely a stunning bralette, meant to show off! Perfect for a special occasion or every day, this bralette is as comfortable as it is pretty.
Are you looking for a smooth Curvy Bralette? The Evolution Curvy Bralette is for you! Made in our a double layer Italian microfiber, that fits like a second skin, this bralette looks and feels soft and smooth. Enhanced with powermesh side slings for support, with a low front and a mesh center panel for modesty & coverage, the Evolution Curvy has a basic bralette shape. Adjustable comfy straps and a hook and eye closure offer support.
Forza Curvy Braletteis another great smooth option for under your shirts. Powermesh side slings and supportive shaper mesh at the band. Hook and eye closure and wide comfy straps add support to this front surplice (crossover) style. Made with innovative Italian lace and mesh that lays flat under clothes, the Forza Curvy bralette can be your everyday go-to Curvy bralette.
Choose the Curvy bralettes that fit your style and add these to your lingerie wardrobe!
Not Curvy sized? Check out our Regular Collections of Bralettes for A-D cups here and the Extended Collections of Bralettes for 40 bands+ here.