The best bralettes for ultimate comfort

Do something nice for your boobs today and bung them into one of the best bralettes

Free People bralette is one of the best bralettes
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Our quest for finding the best bralettes began because many of us have spent more time at home this past year (and last) than any other. Look, we'll take it where we can, so the realization that underwired bras didn't have to be a thing was quite big for us. Ironically, while we were coupled up inside we freed our breasts from their restrictive wire cages. We’re not saying we’ve parted ways with bras all together—(though, if you fancy going the whole way, we salute you—instead, we’ve discovered the joy and comfort of bralettes. 

These unstructured, wire-free and oft unpadded creations fit seamlessly into your capsule wardrobe and offer the support you need for everyday activities like working from home, walking, and raiding the fridge by gently cradling your bosoms rather than keeping them in a vice-like hold. 

Seriously, they’re so much more comfortable than regular bras you’ll wonder why you didn’t switch sooner. And they’re not great ugly contraptions, either. Bralettes come in all different sizes, shapes, and types, from lacy triangles to more heavy-duty sports-bra styles. Essentially, they’re the ideal item to wear under your new stay-at-home comfy loungewear.

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



The best bralettes to shop now

This savage x fenty bralette is one of the best bralettes

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1. Savage X Fenty Women's Floral Lace Bralette

Reasons to buy
+Sexy+Comes in Regular and Curvy sizes
Reasons to avoid
-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. You just pull it on and adjust the straps so it sits in the perfect spot. It comes in ‘Regular’ and ‘Curvy’ versions, with sizes in each ranging from XS to 3X.

Figleaves Millie bralette bralette is one of the best bralettes

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2. Figleaves Millie Lace Bralette

Reasons to buy
+Affordable+Cute
Reasons to avoid
-Straps aren't adjustable -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 too (black, red, cream, white) and we think the scalloped detailing makes the perfect statement.  

The Adidas and Ivy Park corset bralette is one of the best bralettes to shop

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3. Ivy Park Corset Bikini Top

Reasons to buy
+Great for larger boobs
Reasons to avoid
-Pricier than others—but would be a good treat

This plus-size product from Adidas and Beyoncé's latest collaboration is sporty in appearance, but the zipper, neckline and mesh back panel give it a subtly seductive touch. Designed as activewear, there’s no need to hide this one away under clothes if you don’t want to—wear it with some leggings and show it off.

This Hanky Panky bralette is one of the best bralettes

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4. Hanky Panky Citrus Crush Bralette

Reasons to buy
+Fun design+Comfortable
Reasons to avoid
-Not super supportive

Donning this cute mesh bralette is sure to add some brightness to your day; it’s hard not to feel cheerful in underwear covered in cartoon oranges. The gentle pink colour and ruffled edges add to the fun design, while the elasticated trim and adjustable straps make sure it’s comfortable too.

M&S lace bralette

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5. H&M Padded lace bralette

Reasons to buy
+Cute+Lined cups+Affordable 
Reasons to avoid
-Thin straps

We love this inexpensive triangle bra. It gives us a Selena Quintanilla vibe and could easily pass as a top if styled correctly. Better yet, it's super comfortable. 

Free People Maya Bralette

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6. Free People Maya Multiway Bralette

Reasons to buy
+Pretty+Sexy+Unusual colors
Reasons to avoid
-On the pricey side

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

This Lively bralette is one of the best bralettes

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7. Lively The Busty Bralette

Reasons to buy
+Great for larger boobs
Reasons to avoid
-Sells out quickly

As the name suggests, this product is ideal for bustier gals with D-DDD breasts thanks to 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.

This & Other Stories bralette is one of the best bralettes

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Reasons to buy
+Sexy
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't give much support

If you’re looking for something strong and supportive, look elsewhere. For something pretty and skimpy that makes your feel a bit special when you pop it on under your comfy clothes, this delicate lace triangle bra is the one.

This Calvin Klein bralette is one of the best bralettes

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9. Calvin Klein Women's Modern Cotton Bralette

Reasons to buy
+Super comfortable+Variety of colors
Reasons to avoid
-Not very supportive for large breasts

Probably the most iconic of all is the white Calvin Klein bralette. It’s super simple design and 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.

This Evelyn Bobbie bralette is one of the best bralettes

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10. Evelyn & Bobbie Defy Bra

Reasons to buy
+Soft+Super supportive for larger breasts
Reasons to avoid
-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. The rich rust 'Manzanita' color makes us feel happy inside.

This & Other Stories bralette is one of the best bralettes

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Reasons to buy
+Soft+Supportive+Pretty design 
Reasons to avoid
-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.

This Only Hearts bralette is one of the best bralettes

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12. Only Hearts Coucou Lola Bralette

Reasons to buy
+Sexy+Comfy tie back 
Reasons to avoid
-Not super supportive 

Even if no one can see it, slipping into this red mesh bralette with crossover cups will give you a secret bit of va-va-voom. Plus, the adjustable straps and the tie-back fastening mean it doesn’t dig into your skin.

Victoria Beardwood
Victoria Beardwood

Victoria is a freelance journalist with eight years of experience, writing everything from reviews and news pieces to meaty features for various online and print titles — including easyJet Traveller and b.inspired. Her work covers travel, lifestyle, health, and fitness. In her spare time, Victoria performs improv comedy and she’s currently training to be a PT.