As popular as bralettes are, they're not without their critics. Yes, most of us can agree that these bras are adorable. But they also have a reputation for lacking some of the most basic (and functional) features many people count on, and those who want the best bralettes with padding, lining, or underwire have for far too long felt left out of one of the decade's most prominent lingerie trends.
When bralettes first became to market, they were unstructured, unlined, wireless bras that were probably reminiscent of the training bras many of us wore during our pre-pubescent years — only today's iterations are much sexier. Made from colorful, lacy, and often transparent materials, bralettes were usually designed to be pretty rather than super functional, and they were downright notorious for their lack of support. But bra companies have been getting better at adding bralettes that cater to a wider variety of needs, including bralettes that are supportive AF and even creating styles that feature padding.
If you've avoided bralettes because they don't like unlined or unpadded cups, you'll be happy to know that you can finally get all of the benefits of a padding with the comfort, ease, and style of a pullover or hook-and-eye closure bralette. Whether you're looking for a bralette you can wear everyday, or a fancier one for a special occasion, these eight bralettes with padding will have you covered.
1A Lacey Longline Bralette With Removable Lining
This pullover padded bralette has soft, lined cups that offer light support. You can remove the pads, the straps are adjustable, and you can pop this bralette right into the washing machine without worrying about ruining the floral lace overlay. It comes in four shades, including Astral Aura (shown here), charcoal gray, coral, and aqua.
2A Pair Of Sporty Designer Bralettes With Removable Pads
3A Supportive Bralette With Three-Panel Cups
Made from comfy nylon and 11 percent spandex, this padded, convertible bralette was constructed with support in mind. It has three-panel wireless cups with a mesh side support sling to keep your breasts in a comfortable position. It comes in four shades: Celeste (shown here), Sparkling Champagne, black, and Smoke.
4A Sports Bralette With Adjustable Straps
5A Lace Bralette That Comes In 14 Shades
Color aficionados will love these super affordable bralettes. They are available in 14 shades and are cheap AF, so you can stock up. Plus, there's just something about a brand that recognizes the differences between "coral" and "very coral" that makes you feel like they're speaking your language.
6A Longline Bralette With Removable Pads
If you can't make up your mind between an unpadded or padded bralette, you can have it both ways with this racerback bralette that has removable pads, lined cups, and a longline band. This is a pullover bra with adjustable straps that offers light support. The medium has a 34-inch band, large is 36 with B/C cups, and the XL caters to a 38 band size.
7A Floral Lace Bralette With A Lot Of Sexy Straps
It's soft, stretchy, has adjustable straps, and is designed to be shown off. This padded halter bralette is a pullover with adjustable straps, and features a floral lace material that comes in black, gray, and white.
8A Hybrid Bralette That's As Cute As It Is Supportive
If you're looking for a bra that not only has padding but support, you'll love this bralette and sports bra hybrid. Made from nylon and spandex, this bra is great for the gym or to jazz up your everyday wardrobe and it comes in four shades: olive (shown), white, black, and navy.
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