Best Bras to Wear for a 12-Hour Shift

Bras for nurses, firefighters, doctors, paramedics and more. Two women wear the 5021 Panache Sports bra in marl grey

Whether you're a nurse, doctor, firefighter, paramedic, or police officer (the list is endless!) - your bra should be the last thing in your wardrobe to fail you. Let's take a look at bras that work as hard as you do!

May 12th is International Nurses Day - and we at Forever Yours Lingerie are thankful for all that our nurses do in our communities. We believe your underwear should be comfortable and functional enough to go beyond a 12-hour shift. Whether you're sprinting to save lives, lifting heavy objects or walking long distances down hospital halls, let's take a look at what bras are best for your important job.

Sports bras are a natural choice for nurses as you're most likely getting those 10,000 steps in daily. Lucky for you, we carry sports bras that fit all bodies. Sports bras with underwires or wire free styles are available in sizes that go beyond the Small - XL size range are available in-stores or online. Cup sized sports bras in a band size that fits you are going to be your best fit when you want long lasting, high impact support.


Panache Sports bras are ideal for nurses, firefighters, doctors and anyone who works long shifts. The model wears a full coverage black Panache Sports bra.

Our best-selling sports collection is the Panache Sports line. Available in multiple colours and seasonal pattern options this sports bra comes in a wired or wire-free design. The padded straps are adjustable and convert to a racerback with a simple clip. In the wired version, the wires are wrapped so they won't dig in or become uncomfortable half way through your shift. The cups are molded and produce a round, uplifted and separated shape. Available in D - J cups.


Black Elomi Energise Wired Sports Bra EL8041

The Elomi Energise is a supportive, high impact sports bra that works for a full figured or plus sized body. The Energise boasts straps that can be converted to a racerback using the j-hook clasp in the back while each wire fully encapsulates and separates each breast. Moisture management microfiber wicks moisture away from the skin, preventing chafing and keeping you cool and dry during your long days. This style comes in cup sizes D - K and band sizes 32 - 46.

Evelyn & Bobbie Beyond Bra in Sand Mica Clay 150826 Seamless braEvelyn & Bobbie's seamless, wireless bras are top sellers in our stores and for good reason. The Evelyn & Bobbie Beyond Bra is the closest thing you'll get to a real bra - without the seams or wires! The light fabric disappears seamlessly under most clothing. The Beyond Bra won't dig in or cause pain or discomfort after a long day. It's available in a variety of skin toned hues and limited edition colours. Sizes range from Small - 3X and suit cup sizes C - H. 


Full support bras in black, beige and cream. Bras pictured on a variety of different body types.

If you're not into sports bras and need a little bit more support than what a wireless bra can offer, a full support bra might just do the trick to keep you supported on busy days. We carry 100's of full support bras that fit all body sizes and breast sizes. Do you have large breasts and a small ribcage? Are you someone who is plus sized and looking for a beautiful bra that is both comfortable and supportive? We have one of the best selection of full support bras in Canada in brands like Elomi, Chantelle, Fantasie, Sculptresse and Panache - just to name a few!  

The bottom line is this - if you work hard, your bra should be the last thing on your mind.