12 Best Nude Bras For Wearing Under White & Sheer Tops

A good 95 percent of my underwear is black, and when it comes to everyday clothing — regardless of the color and transparency — I'm normally not thinking about which bra to wear under white or sheer tops. Yeah, I’ve got a bra on; what of it? That being said, it’s nice to have a few great invisible bras that won’t show underneath clothing. If one of your pet peeves is when you can see the color of your bra through your shirt, knowing you've got the best bra for wearing under white tops can prevent some sartorial annoyances.

While your first thought might be, “Easy – I’ll wear white underneath white,” white bras are actually one of the more obvious colors, as they reflect light no matter what color you’re wearing on top of it. It turns out that a nude-colored bra is pretty much always your best bet when you’re going for the invisible look, but given that “nude” doesn’t just mean one color (and everyone has a different complexion and skin tone), that’s easier said than done. Throw in different body shapes, diverse preferences, and extra bra requirements (like strapless or backless), and you’ve got a full day of headaches awaiting you at the mall.

But it doesn’t have to be that hard if you know where to look. Here, I’ve compiled a list of the best, most reliable, and highest rated nude bras on the market, so your bra can be virtually undetectable and super comfortable no matter what you’re wearing on top of it.

1. Try Your Standard T-Shirt Bra

Maidenform One Fab Fit T-Shirt Bra (32A-38DD) , $7-$64, Amazon

This Maidenform T-shirt bra has all the right qualities to be virtually invisible underneath a white tee: It’s beige, low-plunging, smooth, lightly padding, and curve-hugging, but it’s also wired and durable to give you a great amount of comfortable support.

2. Never Compromise On Support

DKNY Signature Lace Perfect Lift Demi Bra (34A-38D) , $13-$50, Amazon

The DKNY demi bra is seamless and foam-lined to form a skin-like curvature around your chest, and its elastane and nylon material glides effortlessly against any fabric. The band is made from a stretchy lace that hugs your body, and reviewers say it’s both comfortable and supportive.

3. Provide A Natural Shape With Light Foam Cups

Hanes Seamless Softcup Bra (XS-XL) , $14-$25, Amazon

If you’re looking for something without wires or tags, Hanes seamless soft cup bra has a four-way stretch that provides lifting and support without any pinching or pain. The modern neckline and beige coloring hides well underneath white tops, and it’s also durable, soft, and extra-comfortable.

4. Find A Strapless That Won't Dig In

Lunaire Plus-Size Strapless (32DD-42DDD) , $32-$37, Amazon

Strapless, nude-colored, and comfortable can be a really rough combination, but this Lunaire strapless has it all. It’s lined for shaping and support, but it’s also got a beautiful curvature that hugs close to your skin and is virtually undetectable under clothing. The wide elastic band won’t slide down, and reviewers say, “This is the first strapless bra I have worn that stays in place.”

5. Get Loads Of Support Without Any Wires Or Seams

Bali Comfort Revolution Wirefree Bra (XS-3X) , $9-$90, Amazon

People are absolutely raving over the Bali wire-free bra. Not only is it entirely seamless and wireless, but it provides incredible support with a four-way stretch fabric and curve-hugging padding. Thick straps give you loads of pain-free lift, while countless colors blend into any outfit you’ve got.

6. For Ultimate Invisibility, Try Pasties

Nippies Reusable Dark Skintone Pasties (1-2) , $25, Amazon

If all you’re looking for is a little bit of coverage, these Nippies reusable pasties will do the trick. They use suction to adhere to your body without any adhesive, and they’re matte finished, so they won’t reflect through clothes. The edges seamlessly blend into your skin without any ridges or bumps, and people said they forgot they were wearing them altogether.

7. If Pads Show Up Underneath Tees, Go For Unlined

Signature Lace Unlined Bra (32B-38DD) , $15-$60, Amazon

When it comes to invisible bras, sheer might just be your best bet. This lace unlined bra mirrors your neutral shape and tone, but it provides a little bit of extra support with a molded cup and underwire support. Reviewers say it’s sexy, soft, and comfortable, and “the lace does not show through on T-shirts or other soft material.”

8. Go Backless And Nude

Capezio Seamless Clear Back Bra (XS-XL) , $21-$28, Amazon

For backless and nude, this Capezio seamless bra has a comfortable shape-hugging front, and a totally transparent back strap. It’s double-layered for support, but virtually undetectable underneath most tops and dresses.

9. Find A No-Show Bra For Your Workouts

Padded Racerback Yoga Bra (M-XL) , $12-$30, Amazon

If you’re looking for a bra that’s invisible underneath your gym clothes or yoga outfit (or just need a comfortable, supportive bra for everyday wear), look no further than this padded racerback yoga bra. The racerback style keeps your chest elevated and supported, the removable cups provide extra coverage, and the fabric is moisture-wicking and breathable.

10. Get A Big Lift Without Any Straps Whatsoever

Ultra-Light Invisible Silicone Adhesive Push Up (A-D), $20, Amazon

Put on this silicone adhesive push up, and no one will ever know you’re wearing anything — but it’ll give you some serious lift and cleavage all the same. It adheres to your chest with hypoallergenic glue, and it stays put all day and night without any inconvenience, sliding, or detection.

11. Seamless And Supportive Is A Great Combination

Carnival Full Figured Seamless Jacquard Dots Bra (34B-44DD) , $14-$24, Amazon

Because it has seamless molded cups and a smooth-shaping form, this Carnival seamless bra is a great under-T-shirt-bra with loads of push-up. It’s also made from nylon and spandex, so it glides against any fabrics, and the side-boning gives you an extra boost of support.

12. When In Doubt, Show Off Your Bra

Luna Flower Strappy Sports Bra (S-L) , $8, Amazon

When all else fails and you can’t make your bra invisible, make it stand out with this strappy sports bra. It’s super soft, comfortable, and stretchy, and its intricate front-strap design turns your bra from something subtle into something to be shown off, as it looks awesome under a plunging neckline or a low-cut shirt.

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