The best bralettes for ultimate comfort and style

The best bralettes should look good and feel good—see our expertly chosen selection of the chicest options below

a collage image of three of the best bralettes in MIL's round-up, from Figleaves, Calvin Klein and Lively
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Our quest for finding the best bralettes began because for the last two years, many of us have spent more time inside than out. Ironically, while we stuck indoors, we freed our breasts from their restrictive wire cages. We’re not saying we’ve parted ways with underwire bras altogether—though if you fancy going the whole way, we salute yo—instead, we’ve discovered the joy and comfort (and, support) of bralettes.

These unstructured, wire-free creations are an essential for a capsule wardrobe, and for many, offer the support you need for everyday activities like working from home, walking in the park, and running errands.

And, they're so much more comfortable than regular bras that you’ll soon wonder why you didn’t switch sooner. They've recently become uber-stylish choices too, with so many of them no longer just dreary basics—instead, you'll find plenty of sexy, lacy, or elegant picks. Bralettes come in all different sizes, shapes, and types, from lacy triangles to more heavy-duty sports-bra styles. In fact, we reckon they’re the ideal item to wear under either your comfy loungewear or the best summer dresses.

These are our picks for the best bralettes that’ll make you want to ditch the wire. Believe us, your boobs will thank you!

The best bralettes as chosen by our expert

Savage X Fenty Women's Floral Lace Bralette, one of the best bralettes in our round-up

(Image credit: Savage x Fenty)

1. Savage X Fenty Women's Floral Lace Bralette

Specifications

RRP: $39.95/£32
Available in sizes: From XS to 3X

Reasons to buy

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Sexy style
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Comes in 'Regular' and 'Curvy' sizes
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Super comfortable

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most supportive

Given that this bralette is from Rihanna’s lingerie brand, it had to be a little bit sexy. But don’t let the black lace and plunging neckline fool you—it’s insanely comfortable, too. Just pull it on and adjust the straps so it sits in the perfect spot. It comes in ‘Regular’ and ‘Curvy’ versions, so there should be an option for almost every body type, too.

woman wearing Figleaves Millie Lace Bralette, one of the best bralettes in our round-up

(Image credit: Figleaves)

2. Figleaves Millie Lace Bralette

Specifications

RRP: £16 (not available in US)
Available in sizes: XS-XL

Reasons to buy

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A bestseller for the brand
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Affordable
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Fun and stylish

Reasons to avoid

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Straps aren't adjustable 
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Can run a bit large

The Millie is one of Figleaves' best sellers and it's easy to see why. Not only does it look chic but it's super comfortable and affordable, too. It comes in a variety of colors (black, red, cream, white) and we think the scalloped detailing makes the perfect statement. It's almost a statement piece of its own!

woman wearing Free People Maya Bralette, one of the best bralettes in MIL's round-up

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3. Free People Maya Multiway Bralette

Specifications

RRP: $30/£23
Available in sizes: XS-XL

Reasons to buy

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A very pretty option
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Sexy
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Comes in fun colors, unlike some bralette options

Reasons to avoid

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None!

This is a pretty piece made out of delicate lace but offers a subtle lift with its supportive apex shape. The bralette’s scalloped edges and distinctive colors (ranging from a candied lilac to an emerald pine) elevate it from simple to special.

SKIMS Fits Everybody bralette and matching underwear on a woman

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4. SKIMS Fits Everybody crossover stretch-woven bra

Specifications

RRP: $37/£37
Available in sizes: XXS-4X

Reasons to buy

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Incredibly comfortable
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Great size range
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Lots of colors available

Reasons to avoid

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Some fading in labeling after multiple wears

We couldn't do a round-up of the best bralettes without including an option from Kim K's explosively successful SKIMS. So far, we love her 'Fits Everybody' bralette, which is so soft and comfortable we can barely notice we're wearing it. But that doesn't mean it isn't supportive—the material may be silky smooth but your boobs are properly lifted, and it held up well during a day of errands. We adore the shade/color range too, and it's available for a pretty reasonable price too. Plus, you can find some of the best pajamas at SKIMS, too. Kudos, Kim!

woman wearing Lively The Busty Bralette, one of the best bralette's in our round-up

(Image credit: Lively)

5. Lively The Busty Bralette

Specifications

RRP: $45 (not available in UK)
Available in sizes: 30DD-40DD

Reasons to buy

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Great for larger boobs
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Comes in a large range of colors

Reasons to avoid

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Sells out quickly

As the name suggests, this product is ideal for bustier gals with D-DDD breasts thanks to its large nylon cups, adjustable straps, and a supportive inner sling. No wonder it can be a little tricky to get your hands on one of these babies! There are just three sizes though, between 1-3, which the brand states accounts for around five different cup and back sizes. 



woman wearing the Calvin Klein Women's Modern Cotton Bralette, one of the best bralettes

(Image credit: Calvin Klein)

6. Calvin Klein Women's Modern Cotton Bralette

Specifications

RRP: From $28/£32
Sizes available: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Super comfortable
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Variety of colors

Reasons to avoid

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Not very supportive for large breasts

Probably the most iconic bralette of all is the Calvin Klein bralette. Its super-simple design and the logo-trimmed band have retained their popularity for years, along with its soft material and comfortable shape. Wear it under a cropped sweatshirt and show off the CK band for a sporty, nostalgic style. 

woman wearing the Evelyn & Bobbie Defy Bra

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7. Evelyn & Bobbie Defy Bra

Specifications

RRP: $68 (not available in the US)
Available in sizes : S-3XL

Reasons to buy

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Soft
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Super supportive for larger breasts
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Comes in various skin-tone colors

Reasons to avoid

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Not the most beautiful 

This soft and smooth bralette makes it feel like you’re not wearing underwear at all, while still giving a huge amount of support and lift. It’s designed with bigger-breasted people in mind and comes in sizes between S and 3XL. It comes in three 'true complexion' colors to help you find the most accurate match, as well as two regular colors. The cute pink Himalyan salt color makes us feel happy inside.

& Other Stories Quick-Dry Halter Yoga Bra hanging up, one of the best bralettes

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Specifications

RRP: £35
Available in sizes: XS-L

Reasons to buy

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Soft
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Supportive
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Great range of designs/colors

Reasons to avoid

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At the top end price wise

It might say yoga in the name but the non-flexible among you shouldn’t fear—it's also perfect for watching Netflix and lounging about, too. The thin racerback straps give this otherwise sporty bralette a stylish twist. Wear this to the gym, to the shops, or at home!