Allergy-Friendly Bras: How To Choose The Best Bras For Sensitive Skin

The UK is believed to have the highest prevalence of allergic conditions globally. So, if you’re one of the many women here or elsewhere who have had to deal with latex allergy, elastic allergy, polyester allergy, or any of the other common allergies that affect women with sensitive skin, you know there’s more to choosing the right bras for you beyond just fit and comfort. This is exactly where allergy-friendly bras come in.

This guide provides insight into how you can choose bras made from skin-friendly fabrics that will provide comfort and support for your delicate pairs without inducing allergic reactions that will irritate your skin.


Choose bras made from skin-friendly fabrics

The skin around the breasts is some of the most delicate across the body. So, if you or someone you know is allergic to her bras, the only solution is to go for allergy-friendly bras.

Allergy-friendly bras earn their name from the slew of natural properties that have made them comfortable and gentle on even the most sensitive skin types. These fabrics include;

  • Organic cotton
  • Silk
  • Hemp
  • Linen
  • Wool, etc.


Here at Julie May, we offer certified organic bras, cotton knickers, lingerie, and more made from cotton and silk, two of the best skin-friendly fabric materials out there.


back support cotton bra

There’s a reason why many of our bras, brief, and lingerie come in cotton.

Both of these fabrics are lightweight, highly absorbent, breathable, and super smooth on the skin. These natural fabrics are hypoallergenic, so they don’t induce allergic skin reactions. They are also very gentle on delicate skin. All of these properties make them the best options for women with sensitive skin.


Avoid bras made from synthetic fibers

In the same way that we advise women with skin sensitivity issues to go for allergy-friendly bras made from skin-friendly fabrics like natural cotton and silk, it’s also important to avoid synthetic fibers that could trigger your skin allergies.

Nylon and polyester fabrics, perhaps, have the greatest notoriety when it comes to inducing skin allergies. If you’re one of the many women with sensitive skin who might be prone to latex allergy, polyester allergy, and elastic allergy, among others, you’ll want to avoid bras made from these allergy-inducing fabrics.

And because both nylon and polyester don’t ‘breathe’ as great as cotton, for instance, they might even cause discomfort on your delicate skin in some instances, even when you’re not prone to allergy.

 latex free bra

Always go for the right size

Wearing the wrong size of bras can make you feel uncomfortable.

Along with the right fabric, you should also place significant priority on finding the right size. You don’t want your bras to be too tight around your boobs as this in itself, is enough to cause significant discomfort for the skin areas around the breasts.


Shop from reputable brands

Bra wearing should not be a pain in any way. If you have delicate skin, you’ll know better than to wear just about anything you can lay your hands upon on high street shops.

Natural lingerie brands or brands in the ethical fashion sector of the market can be relied upon as they usually design their products with the customer in mind.

Here at Julie May, for instance, aside from the fact that we only work with natural and organic skin-friendly fabrics like cotton and silk, we also go through an environmentally friendly manufacturing process devoid of those harsh chemicals that can also induce allergic reactions on sensitive skin. This is our solution for comfortable, beautiful, and pain-free bras. Exactly what you need if you’re in the market for allergy-friendly bras.

Our products are certified with :

allergy free bra


GOTS Certified Organic Pima Cotton as the main fabric. Comfort with Support.

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Accredited by AllergyUK to be friendly for people with allergic reactions to synthetic fibres and sensitive skins.

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Ethically handmade and support UN sustainable projects

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