11 Strapless Bras That Are Actually Supportive

The word "supportive" isn't exactly the first one to come to mind when most of us think of strapless bras. Sure, they work well with strapless tops and dresses, but they usually come with a major side of discomfort. There are comfortable and supportive strapless bras are out there however, and they don't get the credit they deserve for simply existing and being an amazing undergarment that will add diversity your wardrobe.

The latest and greatest strapless bras boast features like silicone linings that painlessly adhere to skin and keep your bra in place. Longline strapless bras that extend to the waist or even the hips provide loads of support. Then there are additional features like wide gripper elastic, extra-wide underwire bands, and strategically-placed boning have helped elevate strapless bras to new heights — to a lofty place where they're respected as an undergarment choice that's convenient to wear with certain outfits, comfortable, and supportive.

Modern strapless bras, like these 11, are supportive enough for a wide range of cup sizes, and you don't have to worry about them slipping down. Who knows, maybe you'll even find yourself experimenting with strapless styles more often when you have something comfortable to wear beneath them.


A Convertible Strapless Bra With Silicone Backing

Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra (32C-38H), $46-65, Amazon

This sweetheart cup strapless bra has silicone backing along the band and top of the cup for non-slip support. Contoured cups lift and add even more support, you can choose among five shades (pecan, beige, black, gardenia, or cappuccino), and removable straps can convert this bra into a halter, crisscross, or one-shoulder bra.


A Contoured Longline Bra With Boning That Keeps It From Slipping

Freya Deco Shape Underwire Contour Longline Bra (32B-34G), $15-79, Amazon

Available in a wide variety of cup and band sizes, this longline strapless bra is as universally appealing as bras get. It has seamless contoured underwire cups for support, light padding, and tall side boning that ensures it won't slip and fall. The sweet and subtle floral design is a bonus.


Fully-Lined Three-Section Cups For Ultimate Support

Goddess Plus Size Adelaide Strapless Bra (38DD-40L), $52, Amazon

Every feature on this strapless bra has been put in place for comfort and major support. It has fully lined three-section cups with boning, as well as flat metal bones in the center front and back and metal spiral bones at the side to keep it in place and prevent the bra from digging into your skin. It also has narrow, detachable multiway straps for versatility.


A Strapless Bra That Holds Up Large Breasts With Supportive Silicone Strips

Panache Evie Strapless Bra (30D-38H), $43-63, Amazon

Whether you have a D or H cup size, this supportive strapless bra will hold you in place. It has silicone strips that painlessly adhere to skin to help keep the bra in place, as well as side boning and three-section underwire cups that are lightly lined with thin foam. This bra also comes with straps that can be attached to a create classic, crisscross, halter, or one-shoulder style.


A Scalloped Lace Trim Strapless Bra With Gripper Elastic

Freya Idol Allure Strapless Bra (32B-38G), $65-72, Amazon

A pretty strapless bra that actually lays flat on your body, this bra features a wide gripper elastic at the top back and the option of attaching straps and converting this into a crisscross or traditional bra. It also has a smooth fishnet mesh overlay and comes in so many cup and band sizes that you likely won't have an issue snagging the perfect fit.


A Satin & Lace Longline Strapless Bra

Calvin Klein Longline Customized Lift Strapless Bra (32B-34C), $42-70, Amazon

This longline strapless bra boasts underwire support cups that give you just a bit of lift and a wide band for total support. But it doesn't skimp on sweet details, either — it has satin trim and lace and comes with adjustable removable straps.


A Full Coverage Bra With Side Boning For Added Support

Carnival Full Figure Strapless Bra (32B-48DDD), $30-87, Amazon

Dual-section fiber-filled lined cups on this strapless bra are just one of the features that make it an excellent choice if you're searching for a supportive bra with full coverage cups. It also has side boning, gripper elastic to prevent slipping, and comes in a variety of band sizes.


A Strapless Bra With A Banded Three-Piece Cup & Breathable Fabric

Elomi Plus Size Maria Underwire Strapless Bra (36DD-40HH), $61-76, Amazon

Stay cool and dry with this underwire strapless bra, that is made with breathable fabric and has a banded three-piece cup with inner boning for added support. The smooth cups are made from rigid satin (so, no worries, they're sturdier than they look) and this bra comes with narrow, detachable straps with swan hooks.


A Plunging Strapless With Side Plastic Boning For Large Cup Sizes

Cleo Neve Strapless Bra (32D-38FF), $20-30, Amazon

This comfortable strapless bra has everything needed to keep larger cup sizes fully supported, including plastic side boning and wide silicone elastic used in the wings. This plunging bra style can be worn with low-cut blouses and tops and is lined with power mesh for an additional decorative detail.


A Bra With Lightly Lined Cups & Extra Side Support

Annette Strapless Control Bra With Extra Sides Support (32B-38D), $44, Amazon

This strapless control bra has an extra supportive band and wings for additional side support to keep it in place. Stretch mesh mold helps this bra conform to your body, its cups are lightly lined for ultimate comfort and support, and it comes with removable straps.


A Bandeau Style Strapless Bra With A Hook-And-Eye Closure Under The Arm

b.tempt'd by Wacoal B. Enticing Strapless Bra (34B-38D), $30-44, Amazon

This pretty and supportive bandeau-style strapless bra has a unique feature: a hook-and-eye closure placed under the arm to give it an uninterrupted lace back. Reinforced elastic along the neckline and band helps hold the bra up and it comes with removable straps.

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