Whether it's lace peeking out from a plunging neckline or a bralette layered under a revealing top, some bras are just meant to be seen. Then there are bras designed to disappear. They're low-cut enough for V-necks, smooth enough for thin fabrics, and the best bras won't show in back either — but that's where things get tricker.
Typically when someone shops for a bra designed to "work behind the scenes," they're looking for a seamless finish, a plunging neckline, and maybe convertible straps that can be tailored to suit their outfit's needs. But if you've ever bought a bra that you thought fit the bill perfectly only to find out it pinched your sides, dug into your skin, and left a visible outline of your bra on your back, then you know the importance of finding the right band, too.
When looking for a bra that disappears underneath clothing, it's important to make sure that you're buying the right bra size. According to Women's Wear Daily (WWD), 64 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, which could be a contributing factor in both the way your bra fits and your comfort level. Another key to finding a bra that won't pinch or dig into your skin is to opt for a wide band with low elasticity. A wide ridged band will offer more structure and look smoother under clothing. Plus, it's less like to stretch out over time.
And if you're in the market for a bra that doesn't just look invisible but feels like you're not wearing one either, you're in luck. These highly-rated bras are not only designed to virtually disappear, but reviewers swear they are comfortable too.
1This Bra That Offers Unique Side Coverage
This full-coverage contour bra has underwire support and creatively designed side coverage that offers a streamlined look under clothing. It also has easy, front-adjustable straps, an elastic-free band, and a wide, triple-eye hook closure. Hundreds of buyers have returned to Amazon to leave glowing reviews about how comfortable this bra is, and one enthusiastic costumer even had this to say: "This is the MOST COMFORTABLE bra I have EVER put on!!!!!!! I normally HATE underwire, but you cannot feel this. The bra is so comfortable you really don't realize you are wearing one!!!!!"
2A Front-Closure Bra With More Than 1,100 Glowing Reviews
The front closure clasp on this lightly-lined underwire bra ensures an even smoother back. But what Amazon reviewers seem to love most about this bra is its superior comfort. Of the 1,100 positive reviews on Amazon, dozens of happy customers called this bra the most comfortable they've ever owned.
3A Wireless Bra With A Full-Coverage Back
Leave it to the brand synonymous with underwear to create the ultimate comfort bra. The Hanes Comfortflex is a hybrid bra that has classic wire-free cups in front and a full-coverage sports bra style back. It features a four-way stretch fabric for flexible but snug fit and a convenient front closure clasp. But what makes the bra really unique is the fabric technology that is designed to adapt to your body temperature to keep you cool and dry.
4A Silky Smooth Bra With Seamless Underwire
While the wide winged-band helps prevent pinching or digging, the deep U-shaped back design ensures the straps stay in place through out the day. This silky smooth bra also features foam contour cups and seamless underwire that reviewers swear is actually comfortable. One customer even claimed: "This is the only "forget I am wearing a bra" bra that I have found in an underwire."
5A Full-Coverage Bra With 4 Hook-And-Eye Closure Options
This humble bra has garnered a serious cult-following on Amazon with more than 1,000 positive reviews from happy customers. It features unlined, three-paneled mesh cups for breathable full-coverage support, a built-up back to prevent pinching and digging, and its hook-and-eye closure has four different size options to ensure a snug, custom fit.
6This Satin Bra With A Band-Less Front & Extra Flexible Cups
This satin underwire bra is designed to contour with a band-less front and flexible cup for more a comfortable fit. The back features wide wings and U-shaped back that promises to help the bra appear seamless even under lightweight clothing. But the feature reviewers can't stop raving about is the silky soft material.
7A Super Supportive Bra In Hard-To-Find Sizes
The wide straps and underwire on this bra provide superior support while the seamless molded cups and banded frame ensure a smooth, anchored fit. This bra comes in a range of sizes too, including those hard-to-find cup-and-band-size combos like 34GG and 48E.
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