Lost in the Mail: The Best Travel Bras

Extras, Lost in the Mail, Packing & Wardrobe, Websites and Blogs — By on August 26, 2008 at 3:07 pm

sports braQ. I came across your blog a few months ago as my husband and I were in the midst of planning our around the world travel (www.chrisandjodi.net ). We’ve pieced together most of our itinerary and what we’re taking, but I’m still lost as to the best bras to bring. Just wondering if you guys had any opinions? Cheers-Jodi

A. Do you mean regular bras, or sports bras? We’d actually highly recommend the Victoria’s Secret IPEX bra for regular everyday wear, as its smooth under t-shirts and comes in pretty colors for when those straps inevitably show under tanks. It’s also perfect for gals who are a bit more “ample” on top, because it keeps everything in place, and minimizes. It can also stand up to several washings without losing its shape, so I’d take one black and one color.

You’ll also need one convertible bra, something you can wear strapless or under halters and such. Again, I’d recommend VS: go with their Very Sexy 100 ways bra…which, as the name implies, has several hooks that allow you to wear it under several different tops and dresses.

Finally, you’ll need at least two sports bras for hiking and days when you’re sitting on buses going over some very bumpy roads (Costa Rica, Kenya, etc). Try the Champion Friction Free seamless sports bras…they’re lightweight, don’t bind against your ribcage and won’t cause chafing.

Of course, you can always do as we did in a pinch, and use a bikini top! On that note, invest in at least a dozen pairs of quick dry microfiber undies. Not sure if the husband will love ’em, but they’ll keep you very comfortable all trip long!



  • townelin says:

    Really? Twelve pairs of underwear? I don’t even own that many and I have access to a washing machine whenever I need it. So many travel blogs mention 2 pair – 1 for washing in the sink and 1 for wearing.

  • The Lost Girls says:

    Yes, really really 12 pairs of friction free, lightweight undies–preferably not the grannie kind. We say this in the interest of saving readers mucho tiempo in washing out their skivvies every single night. A dozen pairs tucks away nicely in the crannies of your backpack, weights almost nothing, and allows you to feel spring fresh even as you’re wearing the same pants 14 days in a row. Hmmm…maybe we should have said 14 pairs of underwear…

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  • Dominika says:

    (sorry for my english)

    I never take that many bras. My Choice is alwas one pretty, light coloured, comfortable regular bra ( light coloured so you can wear it under light and dark clothes) and one sports bra. I also often use bikini bra, for example when regular is drying after washing. Bras take lots of space and need to be taken careof which does not make them good backpacking trip items, but they are necessity.

    Whatever you take, do’t take any just-bought bra, which you haven’t tried several times. It might be uncomfortable and start braking during the trip and buying new bro for example in Albania might not be easy. Plus, light pink and beige colous are the best, couse you can wear them with everything.

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