In general, bralettes tend to be more comfortable than traditional bras since they're completely wireless. That said, to find
the you'll still want to be on the lookout for options made from soft, flexible fabrics so they won't irritate your skin or feel too tight. Some styles, like a soft microfiber bralette, can even pull excess moisture from your skin to keep you cool and dry throughout the day. most comfortable bralette,
It's also important to consider the level of support you need. For the maximum amount of comfort, you're going to want a
supportive bra if you have a bigger bust. Keep in mind: Since they're wire-free and less structured, bralettes tend to be less supportive overall. But some of the best bralettes feature no-itch bands to keep them in place, as well as cup inserts and adjustable straps for a perfect fit. And, if you often have difficulty getting the right support from your bralette, look for one with wider straps for more lift throughout the day.
Lastly, decide which style you prefer. For example, bralettes often have lacy designs that, while cute, can feel scratchy on your skin. If you want a
lace bralette that doesn't itch, look for one with additional padding for a softer feel.
It's always a bit tricky buying intimates on the internet, so here's a roundup of some of the most comfortable bralettes to make the process easy.
1 A Stretchy Bralette With Criss-Cross Details
criss-cross bralette features eye-catching design details without compromising on support. The bottom band fits snugly against your skin without any pinching or pulling, offering added support. The bralette itself is made from a blend of nylon and spandex so it keeps its shape all to hold you in, and the unique criss-cross design on the front is a great addition to a dress, tank, or V-neck shirt. Reviewers love how this bra adds a fun detail to tops. Even better, it comes in more than 40 different colors for you to choose from. Available sizes: Small — 3X Available colors: 35 According to one reviewer: "Definitely going to order more of these. I'm a 32D and the medium fit great. It's extremely comfortable, you won't want to take it off. Plus the cross-cross details are cute. I get so many compliments on it when I wear it.” 2 A Sweat-Wicking Bralette That Conforms To Your Body
sweat-wicking bralette keeps you cool all day long, no matter how hard you're hustling. It's made from thermoregulating fabrics and pulls excess moisture from your skin to keep you cool. There are no clasps, buckles, or wires on this bralette, so there's no chance of pinching your skin. Plus, the ribbed straps are just wide enough to stay in place without taking over your whole shoulder. In fact, one Amazon reviewer who can't stand bras in general, swears this is one of the most comfortable things she's ever worn. Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large Available colors: 9 According to one reviewer: “This bra is SO COMFY. Definitely order one if you are trying to get that no-bra feel.” 3 An Editor’s Absolute Favorite Bralette
Want a bra so comfortable that it feels like you aren’t even wearing one? Introducing the
True & Co bralette, which is loved by more than one Bustle editor. Bustle editor, Amy Biggart calls it “by far” her favorite. She adds, “It’s made with so much stretch that it feels like it fits perfectly to my body. I also love that I can adjust the straps based on what I’m wearing. I love this bra so much, I’ve bought four of them. It’s truly the most comfortable bralette I’ve ever worn.” Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large Available colors: 24 According to one reviewer: “I needed a bra that was comfortable but had some support without feeling restricted. This one fits that perfectly. It doesn't feel like you are even wearing a bra. I don't feel like I have to immediately remove it when I get home from work. [...]” 4 This Calvin Klein Bralette That’s Editor-Approved
For additional support, opt for a longline bralette like this
one from Calvin Klein. Not only does it feature soft, wireless cups that have removable foam inserts, but the wide band at the bottom keeps this bralette from shifting and locks in your boobs for more lift and support. “This Calvin Klein bra is what made me realize I was done with underwire,” says Bustle commerce editor Danielle Kraese. “The material is silky and virtually seamless, and yet it feels impressively supportive — to the point where I’ll sometimes even wear it for running or light aerobics. Total game changer!” You can get it in one of 33 different colors, including a range of neutrals. Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large Available colors: 33 According to one reviewer: "I have 3 Calvin Klein invisible bralettes and they are all I wear. These bras are perfection! I bought my first won 2+ years ago and it’s still holding up. I also air dry them after washing which may help extend their lifespan. [...] I would highly recommend these for everyday use. Ditch the standard bras, ladies.” 5 A Pretty Lace Bralette With A Plunging Neckline
While not all lace bras are comfortable, this popular
lace bralette is made from soft, stretchy fabrics infused with elastane that make it flexible without irritating your skin. It also features an elastic band in the straps and around the bottom to hold you in, and the wider detailed straps look super cute (and are so supportive) under a dress or tank. It comes in both neutral and brighter colors, ranging from pale pink to deep maroon to cream. Available sizes: Small — XX-Large Available colors: 4 According to one reviewer: "Very comfy, very cute, very versatile with wide straps and a deep cut. Good for wearing with t-shirts or more sexy tops where normal bras would show. Style exactly as pictured.” 6 A Convertible Bralette With Over 11,000 5-Star Ratings
You can wear this
versatile bralette in two different ways to mix and match with your outfits. You can go with vertical straps for a traditional look, or adjust them for a criss-cross look over your back. It's made from innovative ComfortFlex Fit fabric that stretches in four directions so it conforms to your curves and moves as you do. Plus, the hook closure is non-obtrusive and will ensure a perfect fit. More than 11,000 Amazon reviewers absolutely love this bra. Available sizes: Small — X-Large Available colors: 6 According to one reviewer: "This is perfect if you're looking for a minimalistic bra. So comfortable and can sub as a nursing bra in a pinch since it unlatches in the front for it to switch to being a racerback instead of the back like most bras or you can just pull it off to the side. Very good for when you're pregnant and your size is changing constantly and you don't want to have to buy a whole lot of different-sized bras especially since underwires were always so uncomfortable for me during pregnancy. I'll be getting more of this bra!” 7 A Pack Of Three Comfy Bralettes In Neutral Colors
triangle bralettes are made from buttery soft fabric, and the wide bottom feels like a hug against your skin. And, since they come in a three-pack, you're getting a great deal on a set of comfy bralettes you can wear all weekend. Plus the back band sits low, so it's virtually invisible when you wear most open-backed tanks or dresses. The soft cups give you extra padding, but they can also be removed if that's not your style. These bralettes even come in individual colors if you are just looking for a single color or bra. The only drawback? This bralette has a pretty narrow size range. Available sizes: Small — Large Available colors: 4 According to one reviewer: "I’m obsessed with these! So comfortable and flattering on my smaller chest/athletic build. I am a 34B and the medium fits me perfectly.” 8 This Cute Lace Bralette With Subtle Padding
Not only is this
spaghetti-strapped bralette super cute, but it's actually quite supportive, too. It features two cotton-lined cups that give you a little lift while keeping you in place (this also cuts down on any scratchiness from the lace). The straps are super slim, making this bralette so versatile that you can wear it under a tank or cami. But, they still hold you up with a surprising amount of lift, all without digging into your skin. Reviewers love how just a little bit of padding gives this bralette a great shape. And while anyone above a C-cup might be hesitant about lace bralettes, women with larger boobs in the comments totally approve of this one. Available sizes: S/M — 2X Available colors: 14 According to one fan: "I have been looking for the perfect daily bralette for a while now. These are perfect- just the right amount of support, are soft, and comfortable.” 9 A Supportive Bralette With Molded Cups
While removable cups can be a plus, for some, they can also be a hassle having to wash them separately. The highlight of this
supportive bralette from Jockey is that the padding is not removable. Instead, the cups are molded and maintain their shape and integrity after multiple washes. One reviewer admits they were “not expecting this bralette to give such good support and be so comfortable at the same time.” Better yet, the V-neck cut and thin straps on this bralette allow you to wear it under practically any style of top. Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large Available colors: 4 What fans say: “The band goes down low enough that it does not roll up, the molded cups are so comfy and soft, and it just gives a really flattering look. I'll be ordering another one!” 10 A 2-Pack Of Soft & Stretchy Longline Bralettes
One reviewer describes these
longline bralettes from Amazon Essentials as "buttery soft." Others favor them for their stretch and love how they don't annoyingly dig into your sides. The thin, adjustable straps won't dig into your shoulders either. According to fans, these bralettes work phenomenally for expecting mothers and mothers who are nursing. However, be mindful that they only offer minimal support, so while they're perfect for lounging around, they aren't ideal for exercise. Available sizes: Small — X-Large Available colors: 4 What fans say: “I don’t typically write reviews, but this bra is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. It feels like you aren’t wearing one at all. It is soft, stretchy, and fits great. I have zero complaints!” 11 A Simple Spaghetti Strap Cotton Bralette
If you want a bralette that keeps you covered and you aren’t too concerned about support, this
Fruit of the Loom spaghetti strap bra is what you need. With over 47,000 five-star ratings, fans love to rave about the simplicity and comfort of this bra. It’s perfect for lounging around the house or when you just want to throw a tee shirt over and call it day. Since it's made from a blend of 95% cotton and 5% cotton, it’s soft, breathable, and offers just the right amount of stretch. Choose from either a two-pack or three-pack. Available sizes: 32 — 44 Available colors: 36 What fans say: “I absolutely hate wearing bras so I bought these so I could at least have something on under shirts and I think they’re really comfy for something so inexpensive and definitely have lasted me a while.”
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This article was originally published on
Oct. 26, 2019