If a year at home taught us anything, it's that we don't have to put up with bras we hate.
What feels better than taking off an uncomfortable bra at the end of the day? How about not wearing an uncomfortable bra to begin with?
Over the past year, it seems we've collectively realized that we don't have to settle for bras that poke, squeeze, dig and jab. And after being cooped up at home in all things athleisure, it's hard to consider going back to anything that's not cozy and hug-like. Unfortunately, as you make your way back into "regular life" you might occasionally have to ditch the leggings. But one thing you can wear every single day? A comfortable bra.
Arguably the most complicated garment in one's wardrobe, bra preference is deeply personal. No two breasts are alike (not even the pair you've got, most likely), and styles that one person swears by might not work at all for another. That said, I've asked Team Motherly and consulted all across the internet to find the most comfortable bras on the market. From bras to bralettes, wirefree to underwire, I've rounded up cozy boob-supporting options for a wide range of style preferences and sizes that you won't want to fling off at the end of the day. Each option provides lift and support without the dreaded uniboob because no one ever asked for that. We just lived with it. No more!
Shop the most comfortable bras below. Your boobs will thank you!
I admit that when I first opened my Nuudii I was skeptical. I mean, how can something that's folded into a mesh pocket the size of a credit card do much to support my average-sized but very much nursed-into-oblivion almost forty-year-old boobs? Well, call it a miracle or just an incredible feat of comfy engineering but I tell you, once you go Nuudii, you're never going back. While the brand hesitates to call itself a 'bra" (preferring instead to call it "a revolution for your breasts") it is, for all intents and purposes bra-like. The innovative design is made from a material that feels like nylons, is completely free of any hardware whatsoever and get this—can be worn in TWELVE different configurations by rearranging the straps. The resulting look is somewhere between wearing a bra and not, embracing your natural boob shape but still offering support. As someone who basically refuses to be upright without a bra on and only recently embraced wireless styles (thanks, four years of nursing babies!) I really didn't expect to feel comfortable leaving the house in something so flimsy. Turns out I want two of every color to wear on repeat for the rest of my life.
Available in sizes XS-LL with brand-specific sizing you can check out here.
The intersection of pretty and functional, Natori has come highly recommended for decades—which makes it hard to choose a favorite. But if we had to, it's got to be the best-selling Feathers Bra Basics. The wire-free, lace-trimmed plunge style works for small and larger chests, offering a nice lift without spillage. We also love that it doesn't mean having to choose between looking sexy and being comfortable.
Available in band sizes 30-38 and cup sizes A-DDD
If you've spent more than two minutes on Instagram this year, you've definitely stumbled on Cuup–the direct-to-consumer lingerie brand that's on a mission to "redefine the way women look and feel in their underwear." Yes please.
Their well-curated line is marked with sexy but simple silhouettes and muted color pallets that are date-night-ready but everyday wearable. Especially the Scoop Bra. It's made from the softest material in the collection and even though it does have underwire, you totally forget that you're even wearing it. I mean they call it "yoga pants for your boobs." SOLD.
Available in band sizes 30-38 and cup sizes A-H
It's not the sexiest thing, but listen: Even Beyonce gets boob sweat. No shame in this game, my friends! Especially not when you're wearing Proof's latest launch. Designed to wick moisture while keeping up with your every move, the Stay Dry Comfort Bra is made from a smooth and soft nylon spandex and lined with an antimicrobial fabric to prevent odor. The seamless construction lays nice and flat and removable pads offer just the right amount of structure. Whether you're working it in six inch heels or you know, just hitting the playground, this is one bra you'll reach for day after day.
Available in sizes XS-XL
With over 19K ratings on Amazon, the Bali Comfort Revolution Wirefree Bra, is a bit of a revolution. The wirefree design does an impressive job of offering shape and support—so much so that one Motherly editor has four of these lovelies in her collection. They're fitted with a standard hook and eye closure and the wider straps are adjustable to get the perfect fit. Super thin foam cups provide just enough coverage without being too thick and the plunge is awesome for v-necks!
Available in band sizes 34-42 and cup sizes B-DDD
Buttery soft and so good you'll never want to take it off, Harper Wilde The Bliss Bra is aptly named. A proprietary band design coupled with supportive microfiber manages to lift you up without wires or padding and stays comfy around the clock. Its smooth fabric works perfectly under T-shirts!
Available in sizes XS-3XL
Spanx's Breast of Both Worlds bra checks all the boxes and then some. Comfortable? Of course. Supportive? Absolutely. Reversible? THAT TOO. The two-for-one style is free of hooks, wires and seams so you can wear it around the clock if you want to. Functional design offers your boobs a defined shape that's not at all tube-like. Hallelujah! It also features removable pads for an extra layer of coverage and sizes XL-3X benefit from added stabilizer support to keep bounce at a minimum.
Available in sizes XS-3X
If you're looking for something that wears like a regular bra with lift and separation but don't want any of the fussiness, the Knix Wingwoman Contour Bra has your back (well, your boobs, more accurately.) Molded foam cups give definition but not bulk and extra side coverage saves you from sideboob and spillage. Knix's signature fabric makes it silky soft with just the right amount of stretch.
Available in sizes 1-8+ which fits standard sizes 32A-42G
It's hard to go wrong with Target's True & Co. line, but with a 4.6 star rating the Adjustable Strap Triangle Bra is top of the heap. The deep v works with a wide range of necklines and the pullover style is free of seams and hooks for a smooth finish that feels great against your skin. The lightly lined cups are removable and give you just enough nip modesty to walk into serious air conditioning without giving it a second thought. 😉
Available in sizes XS-XL
If you haven't rediscovered American Eagle and Aerie lately, what are you waiting for? Your high school go-to (well, mine anyway) is totally crushing all things loungewear, undies and denim these days. And while many pieces come highly recommended, the Aerie Seamless Padded Bralette is a true must-have. The ribbed fabric feels just snug enough to keep things in place while a wide band and straps stay put without digging. What I really love though is the inclusion of removable pads. Personally I'm a fan for nip modesty, but I also appreciate options. They also offer a bit of insurance against the dreaded uniboob that might otherwise manifest.
Available in sizes XXS-XXL
One of Amazon's top-ranking everyday bras, Warner's award-winning Easy Does It Wirefree Bra gets tons of love for getting support + comfort just right. A higher cut under the arm coupled with a smoothing design flatters those extra bits that too often get smushed around by ill-fitting bras while soft cups give breasts shape and definition.
Available in sizes XS-3XL
A pandemic upside? Discovering this cozy number. Motherly Collective Director Shannon Vestal Robson says these are her fave for sleeping and spending allll the time at home. "There are no pads, straps to adjust or clasps—they are just stretchy and comfy and awesome." And at less than $10 bucks a pop, you kind of can't afford NOT to grab one.
Soft, seamless and surprisingly supportive, Soma's Enbliss Wireless Bralette might convince you to never buy another bra ever. The wide straps mean no digging or discomfort and since it's silky feeling and free of hardware you can totally sleep in it if you wanted to. And good news! It comes in over a dozen colors so you can put plenty of variety into your rotation.
Available in sizes S-XXXL
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