The 13 most comfortable bras (because I guess we're wearing them again)

If a year at home taught us anything, it's that we don't have to put up with bras we hate.

The 13 most comfortable bras (because I guess we're wearing them again)

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!

Most Comfortable "Not a Bra" Bra: Nuudii Tee System


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.


Most Comfortable Plunge Bra: Natori Feathers Bra Basics


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


Most Comfortable Underwire Bra: Cuup Scoop Bra


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


Best Bra For Boob Sweat: Proof Stay Dry Comfort Bra


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


Best Everyday Bra: Bali Women's Comfort Revolution Bra


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


Softest Bra: Harper Wilde The Bliss


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


Best Multitasking Bra: Spanx The Breast of Both Worlds


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


Best Bra to Fight Side Boob: Knix WingWoman Contour Bra


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


Target's Most Comfortable Bra: True & Co. True Everybody Adjustable Strap Triangle Bra

True & Co. True Everybody Women's Adjustable Strap Triangle Bra

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


Best Bra For Lounging: Aerie Seamless Padded Bralette


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


Amazon's Top Bra: Warner's Easy Does It No Bulge Wire-Free Bra


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


Best Budget-Friendly Lounge Bra: Hanes Get Cozy Pullover Wirefree Bra


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.


Best 24/7 Bra: Soma Enbliss Wireless Bralette


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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Need sixteen bandaids, three courses of snacks and a stain stick? Just ask the nearest mom. She'll hand you all that and ask if you'd like a fistful of baby wipes to help clean up afterward.

Mamas are the OG Mary Poppins. But that doesn't mean we want to carry giant carpet bags to prove it. When it comes to toting all the things mamas and little ones need, we want to do it in style. And forget diaper bags that look like diaper bags. We want a reliable and easy-to-organize bag that looks chic enough to carry it even without toddlers in tow. (Read: 26 Diaper Bags That Don't Look Like Diaper Bags)

Meet the impossibly stylish Stevie from Mina Baie. Motherly shoppers have been crushing on it for months and we wanted to let you in on the secret.

As sophisticated as it is practical, this spacious diaper bag is designed with every need in mind. First of all, while it may look like leather bags that cost three times more, it's made from a resilient and gorgeous vegan material that you don't have to feel precious about since it's easy to clean and hard to beat up. It also features a water-resistant lining that's ready for any sippy cup mishap that comes its way. The top-loading design, flush with a variety of interior and exterior pockets keeps everything orderly and accessible while the clever construction allows you to carry it as a backpack, tote or crossbody.

Mina Baie vegan stevie

Mina baie vegan stevie

The look and practicality are elevated by chunky hardware, a padded laptop sleeve and a luggage sleeve for slipping over a carry-on handle.


It's the kind of bag that brings mamas together. You know, the kind of bag that makes a fellow playground spectator sidle up and ask you where you got it. (Isn't that just the best feeling ever?)

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Motherly created the flexible online birth class moms need

The Motherly Birth Class is completely online, which means you can take the class at your own pace.

Taking a birth class is a pregnancy milestone. Whether you've been excited to take a birth class for a long time or have just recently decided that you wanted to take one, sitting down for that first lesson feels big—spoiler alert, this is really happening! But finding time for a birth class isn't as easy as it would seem.

We know new parents are busy (hello, understatement of the year). Between diaper changes, pediatrician appointments, healing from birth and the general adjustment to #newparentlife, the days can fill up quickly. But a lot of people are caught off guard by how busy pregnancy can be, too! That first trimester is so often full of symptoms—like nausea and fatigue—that can make previously easy or simple tasks exhausting. The second trimester begins and (usually) we start to feel better. But then our days get filled with planning out baby registries and deciding on questions like, "Where will this tiny new human sleep?" And before you know it, it's the third trimester—and, well, then you're in the home stretch. Plus there are so many appointments!

All this to say that we get how busy you are—and how hard that might make it to fit in a birth class.

And that's why we created The Motherly Birth Class. The Motherly Birth Class is completely online, which means you can take the class at your own pace.

Think you'll want to watch each lesson a few times over? Great!

Due date's next week and you need the option to take a birth class very quickly? No problem!

Like everything at Motherly, we designed this class with you in mind.

Taught by Certified Nurse-Midwife Diana Spalding (who also wrote "The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama"), this class is broken into 12 lessons—and you get to control how and when you watch them. We'll teach you about what your (amazing) body is up to in labor, how to decide when it's time to head to the hospital or birth center (or when to call your home birth midwife), what your options are for coping with pain and so much more.

When you sign up for The Motherly Birth Class, you'll get access to a downloadable workbook and meditations. Plus, you'll be invited to join our supportive private online community (where you can chat with the class instructor!)

Oh, one more thing: Your insurance or flexible spending account might even able to able to cover the cost of this class.

Pregnancy is wonderful—but it's a lot. You deserve a birth class that works for you and empowers you to have your best birth. Because vaginal or Cesarean, unmedicated or medication, birth is incredible. And you are the star of it all.

You've got this.

Sign up for The Motherly Birth Class today!

The Motherly Birth Class


Take our completely digital birth class from the comfort of your living room. We'll help you have your best birth—because you deserve it.


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10 splurge-worthy items for your baby registry that are totally worth it

These are perfect for a group of friends or family to split.

One of the sweetest parts of a baby shower is gifting the mama-to-be with items that she probably would never splurge on herself. Maybe you're part of a group of friends or family who want to purchase a big-ticket surprise. Or, you want to spend a little extra on a gift you know she'll obsess over.

We've rounded up our top splurge-worthy items that mama and baby will love.

Motherly Timeless 5-in-1 Crib + Playhouse

Motherly Timeless 5-in-1 crib + playhouse

From first sleeps to the sleep-until-noon teenage days, this crib is designed to be there through it all. It grows right along with them from a crib to a toddler bed, day bed, play house and eventually a full-size bed.


BOB Alterrain Jogging Stroller


A jogging stroller is a must-have for an active family. We love this top-rated model from BOB, the brand that's synonymous with jogging strollers. It seamlessly goes on all terrains, from pavement to wooded trails. If mama already has her everyday stroller, this would make a great addition.


Doona Infant Car Seat + Latch Base

Doona infant car seat + latch base

Doona is a car seat that transforms into a stroller in a matter of seconds. It's a thoughtful gift that will simplify mama's life without sacrificing on safety.


SNOO Smart Sleeper Bassinet


By combining gentle rocking with soothing white noise and snug, safe swaddling, SNOO creates a nearly fool-proof, safe sleep environment that parents (and babies!) swear by. Not only does it automatically respond to your baby's needs when it senses their fussing or crying, but it also helps teach little ones to self-soothe. It's the recipient of tons of awards and countless accolades from families who say it's actually changed their lives. That might sound like an overstatement, but when it comes to sleep, a solid night of it is nothing short of life-changing.

(Read more about why we think the Snoo is totally worth it!)

Willow Hands-Free Wearable Double Electric Breast Pump

Willow hands-free wearable double electric breast pump

If mama is going to try breastfeeding, a quality breast pump is an essential tool. Willow reinvents traditional pumping, making it easier than ever to pump on the go. As the first in-bra wearable pump, there's no need to worry about cords. Plus, it's spill-proof and quiet. (Learn more about why the Willow Pump is totally worth it!)


Baby Björn Baby Carrier One Air in 3D Mesh

Baby Bj\u00f6rn baby carrier one air in 3D mesh

Customize your (and baby's!) comfort with the two-way padded, adjustable straps, lumbar support and built-in infant adapter. It features breathable mesh that keeps the temperature just right for you and baby. More to love? Three easy-to-adjust seat positions so you have plenty of options to create an ergonomic fit.


Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor


The Nanit merges mama instincts with your inner data nerd to help your baby sleep like, well, a baby. Their game-changing tech acts as a personal sleep trainer to track your baby's sleep, breathing, wake-ups and fussing and even how often you enter the room via an over-the-crib camera. The info that's gathered is synthesized to provide nightly reports, scores and tips that parents can use to improve. The camera itself captures real-time HD quality video and even allows you to create a digital scrapbook of the adorable moments caught on camera.


Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced 


The Baby Brezza is formula's best friend. It easily prepares formula so mama doesn't have to worry about mixing or measuring—simply place in the formula powder and water. With temperature control features, you can be sure it'll be ready for baby.


4moms Mamaroo Baby Swing 

4moms mamaroo baby swing

When mama can't bounce baby (because she's tired, needs her hands free or just needs a break), the mamaRoo mimics that gentle rocking motion. We love that you can control the sound, motion and speed from your phone so you don't have to interrupt baby.


Stokke tripp trapp chair with baby set

Stokke tripp trapp chair with baby set

With a beautiful Scandinavian design, the Tripp Trapp Chair will seamlessly blend into any home design. It features an ergonomic seating position and an adjustable back and footplate so a little can comfortably sit at the table for years to come. You can even add in a cushion for added comfort. While it's an investment, think of it as a piece of furniture versus another kid's item.


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Jenna Dewan says being a working mom with postpartum anxiety was 'really difficult'

In a new interview, Jenna Dewan talks about her struggles when she was a first-time mom.

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Jenna Dewan has been a mother for eight years, but she's just now opening up about her struggles in those early days with her first child, Everly. She touches on a majorly relatable pain point for many new parents: postpartum anxiety.

Postpartum depression is, of course, a major issue that affects many, many new parents. But postpartum anxiety doesn't get quite as much attention (or, at least, it didn't used to), despite it being a very common experience.

In an episode of the Dear Gabby podcast, Dewan says after giving birth to Everly in 2013, she was away from her ex-husband (and Everly's proud dad), Channing Tatum and experiencing "a lot of postpartum anxiety" at the time. She says she and Tatum both had hectic work schedules that separated them for the first six weeks of Everly's life.

"I had to travel with her and at the time, Chan wasn't available to be with us for the most part. So, it was me, my doula, and Evie all by ourselves traveling at six weeks," she said. She explained that balancing everything was "really hard" and she was filming on sets for long hours . "I did have her on set with me constantly," she said. "It was just really difficult."

Dealing with postpartum anxiety and working and traveling just six weeks after giving birth to your first child would be extremely difficult to navigate and cope with. I had never experienced a genuine bout of anxiety in my entire life until my first daughter was born, and the feeling was so foreign to me that I barely kept my head above water for two months. I had been educated on what to look for in terms of postpartum depression, but what I was enduring wasn't necessarily that. I lost 30 pounds in three weeks, I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, and I had no idea what was happening. It took me a full year before I realized it was postpartum anxiety (that has since just turned into a generalized anxiety disorder that will probably never dissipate, because parenthood).

"It was like, I just never stopped," Dewan explained. "You know, you're up a couple times in the night and then you're working all day. I was breastfeeding, I was pumping, I was without a partner, I mean it was just craziness."

Luckily after the birth of her second child with fiancé Steve Kazee, Callum, who was born in early 2020 right before the pandemic shut things down in the U.S., Dewan had a radically different experience.

Even though the world was crazy, I was home and in this love nest and it was different," she said.

Many parents have a different experience the second time around—myself included. Even if all the same anxieties are there, you typically have better coping strategies when you know what to expect. We need more moms like Jenna Dewan to keep the dialogue open about postpartum mental health.
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To the mama preparing her heart for baby #2: You are ready

Your heart is about to grow so much more full with love.

A few months ago my two year old daughter and I were driving home from dinner with friends, and as we pulled onto our street a lump formed in my throat and big tears began to stream down my face—I realized that tonight was our last night ever just the two of us to do my daughter's bedtime routine.

Out-of-town relatives were set to arrive, my husband would soon be home from his deployment, and we'd be having our second baby.

The intense emotion hit me out of nowhere.

I felt guilty about how much was about to change for my daughter. I had no idea how to rationalize or sort through this sudden rush of feelings.

I was already so in love with this healthy, unborn baby girl kicking inside my belly, but I felt like I was mourning the future loss of my season as a mama of one.

Fast forward three months later to today as I once again found myself with a lump in my throat, but this time it was the result of watching my 2.5 year old daughter love on my infant while she sat in her bouncer seat. I had stepped out of the room for a moment, and when I rounded the corner to return I found my older daughter crouched down by my baby wiping spit-up off of her face and making the sweetest baby-talk noises.

My baby was locked on my older girl's eyes, and the lump in my throat formed before I knew it. I smiled and recalled my emotions from a few months back—I couldn't begin to imagine then how full my heart would feel watching the two tiny loves of my life interact with each other. It sometimes takes my breath away.

I was so worried then about the unknown and making my daughter "share" my husband and me and the life we'd all built together, but we didn't know what we didn't know, and that's that I had nothing to worry about.

To the mama reading this whose heart is currently twisted about soon going from parenting one kid to two...

It really is true that you'll never have to split your love between your babies, and it really is true that your love will multiply tenfold as you all get to know your newest little love.

Right now you may catch yourself wondering how it's possible that you could ever intensely love another little person as much as you love your first (I couldn't begin to fathom it), but just wait, mama. It's beautiful and perfect it happens so effortlessly.

You wonder and worry about how your oldest will respond to sharing your attention, but try to remember that the adjustment period, regardless of how long or short it is, is just a brief season in the grand scheme. (Plus, your oldest may surprise you with how well and how quickly he or she adjusts.)

Like me, you may find yourself in this bizarre phase of mourning all the things you love about this current season of life as a mom to one. You feel like you've all finally found a routine that's comfortable and easy and enjoyable just in time to shake things back up again. You'll surely find that "comfortable" routine again eventually, and this time you'll have the privilege of having another little soul to love and raise and enjoy.I used to watch other moms who had two or more children and wondered if they could have ever at some point empathized with my roller coaster of emotions about adding another baby. I would watch as these mamas so effortlessly moved through the grocery store or a restaurant or the park with two or more little ones, and I would hope (and still hope) that one day I would find my groove just like her. I hoped that someday I would be able to embrace the role of juggling multiple kids as naturally as she seemed to do.

If your heart is twisted and you're finding yourself taken back by your roller coaster of emotions about having your next baby—know that your feelings are relatable, understandable and justified. You may choke up like me when it's time to give your biggest baby one last hug before you meet your second one, but just remember this is all a beautiful part of this crazy life.

Your heart is about to grow so much more full with love.

Making the transition from one to two, mama? These tried-and-true products can help.

BABYBJÖRN bouncer bliss

BABYBJ\u00d6RN bouncer bliss

Siblings are our first best friends. The universally-loved bouncer from BABYBJÖRN not only gives your arms a much-needed break, but also provides the sweetest opportunity for their bond to thrive.


Tushbaby carrier - black/gold

Tushbaby carrier - black/gold

The next best thing to an extra set of arms, the Tushbaby carrier takes the weight off of your waist and is equipped with a storage area perfect for diapers, wipes and changing essentials of all kinds. Ditch the diaper bag and carry on with toddler life like the pro you are. You've got this, mama.


Slumberkins alpaca snuggler

Slumberkins Alpaca Snuggler

If your older child is struggling with the transition, the Slumberkins alpaca snuggler is a snuggly tool developed by therapists and early education specialists that can help kids manage anxiety and better articulate big feelings.


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