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Almost every fifth woman does without a bra completely

Push-up, cup, bustier or maybe just nothing at all – in mid-October, Tikbow launched a major survey to find out which bras women in Germany prefer to wear. Over 39,000 votes were counted. All results at a glance.

There were times when the motto when it came to bras was: more is more! If you take a look at the underwear departments today, however, thick padding seems to be passeacute. A similar picture can also be seen on Instagram and the like, the trend towards more naturalness does not stop at underwear. But is this ultimately also implemented in everyday life? Which bras do women in Germany really go for?

6 types provided Tikbow to choose from:

  • Shell bras: bustier with shaping foam cups and usually with bumpers, but without padding.
  • Bustiers: soft and slightly supportive fabric tops without cups or padding, similar to sports bras.
  • Push-ups: bras with pads and often also with bumpers that push the breasts upwards.
  • Non-padded Bügel bras: shell-less Büsten holders with Bügels and mostly with lace trim
  • Bralettes: unlined bras without bumpers, often with lace trim
  • not a bra

What bras do women in Germany wear?

The result: 29 percent of the votes cast were for the supportive cup bra, with the push-up close behind with 25 percent. 13 percent of those who took part in the large Tikbow survey voted for the unpadded Bügel bra, 11 for the bustier, 5 for the bralette. Üsurprisingly: 17 percent of the votes went to the option "No bra."

However, the survey also reveals that the majority of respondents are in favor of a cupless bra: With shell bras and push-ups, 54 percent of respondents still opt for breast-supporting and breast-shaping garments, while 46 percent seem to actually implement the less-is-more principle in their everyday lives and wear Bügel bras at most.

Note on methodology: In the voting "Which bras do women in Germany prefer to wear?" could be voted once per device (computer, smartphone, etc.) for each answer option. The survey is not representative. The survey ended on November 16, 2021 with a total of 39,185 votes.