Uniqlo Bra Top: a snug top worn without a bra

After declaring that I never seem to be able to get anything from Uniqlo, I’ve managed to score some items from the store during the past two months afterall. I know, it just had to take me so long to find something from the store and I attribute it to the fact that I just never bothered to look hard enough. So now I realized, Uniqlo is really quite good to stock up basic stuff – like this bra top.

The best part is that I’ve seen them around whenever I visited the store but because I was always breezing in and out, I never took time to check them out until recently. And another thing is, I am not fond of wearing anything sleeveless. Yes, over the years, I’ve developed an aversion to anything with spaghetti straps or even tank tops for that matter. But funnily, after reading ParisB’s post, I was convinced that I should own four of them all at once. Ha. Never underestimate the power of blogging – yes, coming from the mouth of a blogger myself.

If you like wearing tank tops or camisoles and hate wearing strapless bras, then the Uniqlo Bra Top is perfect for you because it’s a top that comes with a built-in padded bra. If you watch this commercial starring Chiaki Kuriyama‏, you’ll notice that instead of pulling the bra top down from over her head, it is best worn when the wearer steps into it, slides it up over her hips, and pulling the straps over and onto her shoulders. Interesting?

I’m not going to discuss anymore on the merits of wearing the Uniqlo Bra Top because they’re pretty obvious. But I’ll definitely like to see more designs other than the tank tops and camisoles. I know there are dresses but they don’t get me so much; I’m looking forward to seeing tops with different designs rather. I’ve got four currently and the thing is, I’ve not actually started wearing them out. I wear size M and the fit while comfortable, is not flattering when I wear the top alone. I can see the fats oozing out near my armpits and so I must wear them under something – like an oversize top or a big dress. To wear them on their own, you really have to be model thin and quite flat on the top.

Uniqlo bra tops retail at S$29.90 each in an assortment of colors but was on promotion at S$19.90 the last I checked.

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    • sesame says

      You really like them…I might try getting the brighter colors next time. I like those new release in Japan…hope they’ll bring in soon.

  1. says

    I went to an Uniqlo store with my friend last month. She went to one when she visited to Japan, and when she came to NY to see me she just had to visit the one we have here. They have lots of nice things, but like you, I don’t feel comfortable wearing just a tank or strapless top. I would have to wear something over it. :)
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    • sesame says

      Like you, I’m not comfortable wearing these on their own but they’re handy with loose tops or dresses. You know…those with big necklines or sleeve holes.

  2. says

    Hihi, suddenly I’m thinking of popping by at uniqlo one of these days. I hope they have sizes for those who are, eherm, challenged in the cup size department. :S

    I also hope that they don’t go out of shape once washed like cotton on stuff. -_-

  3. Elaine says

    Just wondering. I’m extremely small busted and feel so self conscious about this. Do these bras add a little to those of us less endowed?

  4. says

    Oh yay! A convert! :P But these are absolutely the best inventions ever and perfect for travel. For those wondering, it doesn’t go out of shape easily (I’ve washed mine multiple times), the colour doesn’t fade (mine are the bright coloured ones) and for those with small busts, it makes them look perkier and boobier – trust me :P Thanks for the link love Sesame :)
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    • sesame says

      I noticed that Uniqlo’s stuff are pretty durable. I the tees into the washing machine and they’re good. I probably shouldn’t throw this in the machine though. Didn’t realized the perky part…but these are tight and so yeah, I guess they do help.

  5. stella says

    i used to wear tops with built in bras but find that they do nothing for support or aesthetics even if they’re comfortable. like you say, they’re really for the skinny and you need to be rather flat on top. anything more than a A and i’d say it can be hard to pull off

    • sesame says

      Not so much for support yeah…but convenient. I mean, no need to wear two items but just one so that’s great. Personally, I don’t like strapless bras.

  6. TLE says

    Oh, they stay in shape after wash- the cotton one even after machine wash! I first bought one for my dd. Then I realized i needed one for a low-cut spaghetti top and got myself one with the dry-lux fabric. Am so so in love with them! Plan to get all colours and more designs from the round neck. Oh, I wear M to L and i think I look fine. Ya, I usually wear under another sweater or shawl. especially to hide the curvy middle. But its really v comfy!

    • sesame says

      I like the material of the dry-lux fabric. I was thinking about getting the round neck but eventually settled for the strappy ones. They’ll go better with the outfits I have in mind.

  7. says

    Now you got me thinking. Years back, I bought a similar one from another US label but I never wear it eventually..not even once. These sound pretty comfy and interesting! I guess I’ll have to drop by Uniqlo soon to try out and hmmm probably buy while the promo is still on-going :)
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    • sesame says

      It should be quite functional…comfy as it you don’t need to wear a separate bra and so that’s cool.

  8. says

    The funniest thing is you’re wearing it with the tag!!!
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    • sesame says

      Haha…just in case pple don’t know what it is. :razz: I’ll have to remember to remove it when I wear it out but this can make a good mobile ad.

  9. Pearly says

    Just curious, do these bra tops hide the cold perky “look” when one gets cold? I like my normal cupped bras and what’s stopping me from trying these bra tops is the possible perky nip look when I get cold! Don’t really wish to “expose” myself that way =P

    • sesame says

      Yes, they hide well cos they are padded like bras. Check them out next time you head to Uniqlo and you’ll get a good idea.

  10. Ms. Blacklace says

    Lol. I got them too. 2 black ones. I was running out of tank tops and sports bras so I got them instead. I wear them under my denim shirt when I weld.

    • sesame says

      Oh yes, they can double up as inner wear. Just a bit warm but will serve well…

      And you weld? Sounds very engineering. Heheh.

  11. fwy says

    I saw the bra top at Uniqlo too. However, they look a tad big to me. Maybe I should give size S a try & see how it look on me.

  12. says

    I love their bra tops! I have them in different colours and for basic colours like white and black, I have more than one piece in my wardrobe! And do you know they have bra dress as well? Essentially, dress with built-in bra. Now, I hope they come up with more designs for the bra dresses! http://msglitzy.com/2011/06/uniqlo-bra-top-dress/
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    • sesame says

      Yes, I know about their dresses but not too keen on the designs. Actually so far I’ve been wearing the black bratop mostly. It’s quite good for certain clothes but the support is not great though.

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