I recently cleaned out my bras and was in shock at how many I decided to get rid of. Many were old and lifeless and others simply weren’t my style anymore (lots of frills, underwire, and general discomfort). I donated a bunch and decided I needed a bra refresher. That’s when I started browsing on Lively!
Lively is a bra brand that believes in making women feel sexy with high-quality, comfortable pieces. They decided to create a new category of lingerie in which they call Leisurée. Pretty clever.
I decided to purchase some bras from Lively after my sister told me how much she loves them. She has been a fan for years so I scooped up a few and put them to the test.
Keep reading to see my mini Lively bra review for each style I purchased, along with answering your burning questions about the brand and their bras!
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Lively Bra Review
I browsed Lively for a bunch of different bras I was interested in and found 4 of the 5 listed below (one was gifted to me from Lively, I’ll let you know what one it is below).
A couple of things you should know about me before diving in. My top priority is comfort, I’m not really interested in uncomfortable, fancy bras. I like having a couple in stock, but I definitely gravitate towards bralettes over bras. Also, I either wear a size 34B or a size small, which was suggested to me based on Lively’s fit guide.
Now let’s get started.
This Seamless Racerback Bralette feels like a hybrid of a comfy bralette and sports bra (although I don’t recommend wearing this to the gym).
The material is incredibly soft and stretchy. It’s ribbed on the outside and on the inside it’s smooth and soft. No weird ribbed marks on your boobies! It also has a racerback, which is a design feature I always find very flattering and supportive.
My initial thought on this bralette is that it’s very comfortable, which is one of the most important factors for me when finding new bras. There’s no padding, clasps, or weird metal parts stabbing into me. All you do is slip this bad boy over your head and you’re set.
If you’re interested in this bralette, here is the recommended sizing. I purchased mine in a small and it fit perfectly.
XS (30A-C, 32AA-B), S (32C-D, 34AA-B), M (34C-D, 36A-C), L (36D, 38A-C)
Material: 88% Nylon 12% Spandex
Overall rating: 10/10. No complaints whatsoever.
Shop The Lively Seamless Racerback Bralette Here
This bra was gifted to me by Lively a few months ago in exchange for some content for their Terracotta collection.
I didn’t choose the bra they sent me but I wasn’t disappointed with what I received. However, if I chose the bra myself, I would have chosen something without an underwire because I personally don’t vibe well with underwire. They do have a no wire option here if that’s more your jam. Anyways, let’s get into the mini-review.
This Lace T-Shirt Bra is a gorgeous color and the lace detail is beautiful. The only thing that confuses me about this bra is why do they call it a t-shirt bra when you can’t really wear lace under a t-shirt without it showing. Whatever! Maybe that doesn’t bother you. Just my opinion.
This bra has a hook in the back and adjustable straps. You can also convert it to a racerback style if you want to!
If you’re interested in this bra, Lively recommends you try your “sister size” which means going up in the cup and down in the band from your normal size. But I’m normally a 34B and the 34B fits me just fine. Do what you want with that information.
Material: Lace is 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex and Cup is 85% Nylon, 15% Spandex
Overall rating: 6.5/10. Not a fan of the lace or underwire.
Shop The Lively Lace T-Shirt Here
This bra is truly one of the best. The color. The material. The fit. *Chefs kiss*.
This Ribbed Scoop Back Bralette is like no other. It has removable padding in the front and a scoop back. It gives plenty of support and is probably one of the most comfortable bras I’ve ever tried on. I knew from the moment I put this bra on that it was a keeper.
This bralette is lined with the softest fabric so it feels like you’re wearing nothing. It’s also ribbed on the front fabric. One of my favorite parts of this bra is the U-shaped back silhouette and the supportive band underneath which sits just right without feeling too tight.
Only thing I’m not a huge fan of is the clasp in the back (I know, I’m picky). I stopped wearing clasped bras years ago because my back is a little sensitive. I had a big mark on my back from a clasp that took ages to go away. Sometimes when I wear a clasp bra it will make it appear again so I try to avoid them. I wore this bra the entire day a few times and didn’t have any issues so far, so we will see.
If you’re interested in this bralette, here is the recommended sizing. I purchased mine in a small and it fits great.
XS (30A-C, 32AA-B), S (32C-D, 34AA-B), M (34C-D, 36A-C), L (36D, 38A-C)
Material: 94% Rayon, 6% Spandex
Overall rating: 8/10 I only wish it didn’t have a clasp and was just a pullover bralette.
Shop The Lively Ribbed Scoop Back Bralette Here
This Mesh Trim Bralette is one of the most beautifully designed bralettes ever. When I first saw it, I fell in love and when I put it on, I was not disappointed.
This is the perfect bralette for those who want the look and feel of a bra without all the padding or underwire. This bralette is the perfect combination of style and function. I’m obsessed with the mesh and the triangle-shaped cups. So cute!
I only have two minor issues with this bra. First, it definitely doesn’t give a ton of support. That’s not something I care a ton about since my girls are on the smaller size. But everyone has their own personal preference. If you like to feel supported, I probably would not buy this bralette.
Second, there’s a seam on the front that is quite apparent if you’re wearing a tight shirt. It’s kind of an odd place for a seam and I wish they could get rid of it or place it somewhere a little less noticeable.
If you’re interested in this bralette, here is the recommended sizing. I purchased mine in a small and it fits well.
XS (30A-C, 32AA-B), S (32C-D, 34AA-B), M (34C-D, 36A-B), L (36C, 38A-B)
Material: Cup is 85% Nylon, 15% Spandex and Body Mesh is 77% Nylon, 23% Spandex
Overall rating: 8/10 I only wish the seam on the front wasn’t as apparent.
Shop The Lively Mesh Trim Bralette Here
Last but certainly not least, I purchased the Unlined Ribbed Plunge Bra. I purchased it in Jet Black since I bought the others in different colors and felt I needed a black color.
For the most part, I really like this bra. It has unpadded cups and the material is super soft. It’s lined with a soft mesh which I love and it morphs to your body perfectly. I love the plunging neckline because it’s so much more versatile for any tops that may need a bra like this.
I don’t have much to say about this bra because it’s so simple! The one thing I think would make this bra better is if it were wireless. I don’t think I’ll wear this as much because of the wire. Although, for a bra with wire, it is quite comfortable. But regardless, it’s still super cute and looks amazing.
If you’re interested in this bra, I recommend purchasing your normal size. I purchased mine in a 34B and it fits well.
Material: 94% rayon, 6% spandex
Overall rating: 9/10 would be 10/10 if there was no underwire
Shop The Lively Unlined Ribbed Plunge Bra Here
In General, Are Lively Bras Good?
Yes! Lively bras are more than good, they’re great. There are some minor design flaws that I would personally change dependent on the bra but I know not all of my issues bother everyone else. Regardless of what you’re looking for, Lively definitely has something for you to try.
Do Lively Bras Run True To Size?
Lively bras do run true to size. But before you take that and run with it, I highly recommend checking out their size guide here before you purchase. This will give you the best guidance on what size you should purchase for which style.
If you are unsure and are between sizes, I recommend buying two sizes and returning whichever doesn’t work for you.
Are Lively Bras Comfortable?
Whether Lively bras are comfortable really depends on the style of the bra and also your personal preference. As you may know from reading this article, I prefer bras without underwire and without clasps in the back so in the future I will be ordering bras without those design features from Lively.
So, yes, Lively bras are comfortable. Some are definitely more comfortable than others but comfort is subjective.
Are Lively Bras Ethical?
It’s hard to say. Lively doesn’t explicitly say their ethical or sustainable initiatives throughout their website. They claim to extend their company values and standards to their factory, which they own. They also have eco-friendly options which you can shop here. Do with that what you will.
Where Are Lively Bras Sold?
Let’s Wrap It Up
And that’s all, folks! I hope you enjoyed this Lively bra review. I enjoyed purchasing these items and reviewing them for you. Some were hits more than others, overall I do believe Lively is an awesome brand, and you definitely won’t regret purchasing some new bras from them.
There also sell a bunch of other products such as undies, loungewear, swimwear, and more! You can check that out here.
Also, if you want to check out some other awesome bra brands, click here to read all about my favorite alternatives to Victoria’s Secret.
With love or whatever,