Soft cup bras are also known as wireless, or wire-free, bras. They're constructed without underwires under each cup and are most common in sports bras, bras for teens and in maternity bras. Although they've traditionally been considered a better option for women with smaller breasts, modern stretch fabrics offer much better support than older models. So, you'll find a good selection of wire-free bras in full figure and plus sizes, ranging to a 44 band and cups sizes of DDD or more. High-tech microfiber fabrics can be shaped and molded to most bra styles, including wireless. These offer the same smooth silhouette as underwire counterparts combined with the comfort of a soft cup. These molded cups offer a surprising amount of support, too.
Women who wear small sizes have lots of choices in soft cup bras. Bralettes, plunge bras, seamless bras, push-ups and cami bras are all offered in styles without wires and, while they don't offer a lot of support, they're cute, feminine and comfortable. Sports bras, of course, are almost always wire free. They get their support from wide underbands, inner support slings, high-tech stretch fabrics and non-stretch wide straps. Another popular style is the sleep or leisure bra. These soft-cup styles usually have extra-wide underbands and stretchy cups. They may not offer enough support for larger breasts, but they're a great comfy alternative for lounging around the house or sleeping.