Summertime, and the living is easy. Or at least, it’s supposed to be – but anyone who’s worn a molded and/or underwire bra in a heat wave knows the sweaty, suffocating truth. To help solve this public-health crisis, we’ve rounded up 14 plus-size bralettes for any outfit or occasion, from eating pancakes in bed to drinking Champagne at a fancy friend’s wedding.
An Affordable, No-Frills Number
Plus-Size Seamless Strappy Bralette
Need a little something for lounging around? This sweet, simple option is the perfect entry point for folks testing the bralette waters (or ones not particularly stuck on support).
A Romantic, Rosy Option
Plus-Size Sheer Floral Bralette
This embroidered mesh bralette couldn’t be prettier peeking out of a floaty button-up, slouchy sweater dress, or barely there silk tank top. A fully adjustable band and straps don’t hurt, either.
A Cute Crossover
Delimira Soft Cup Wirefree Plus-Size Bra
For a little extra support without resorting to underwire, try this dreamy soft bralette with well-reviewed wide straps. Satisfied customers say it’s good for breastfeeding, too.
A Plush Peekaboo Version
Lace Keyhole Bralette
Adjustable, unexpected, and even somewhat supportive, this cleavage-framing bra creates a stunning silhouette. Choose black for a femme fatale look, or aqua if you’re feeling more demure.
An Activewear-Inspired Bra
Calvin Klein Plus-Size Modern Cotton Unlined Bralette
Tomboys, rejoice! This classic soft bra comes in four colors, and gets five stars from its reviewers. Team it up with a matching thong or briefs.
A Comfy Convertible Option
Torrid Lace Bandeau
This sweetly scalloped bralette from plus-size favorite Torrid has removable, adjustable straps for maximum customizability and versatility. Reviewers love its pretty — not itchy — lace.
The Boob-Saver for Backless Gowns
Lace Bralette with Satin Neckline
One downside of being blessed with a bust is missing out on bra-free, low-cut party looks. Luckily this bralette, with its softly pleated front and cascade of lace in back, enhances elegant occasion tops and dresses instead of distracting from them.
A Sleek, Seamless Option for Lace Loathers
High-Neck Strappy Seamless Bralette
So you just want something simple? Try this five-starred bra with a crew-ish neckline and subtly strappy back.
A Colorful Crossback Bra That’s Big on Comfort
All-Over Lace Racerback Bralette
Buyers love the look of this bralette (available in seven colors) and its soft construction. Just know that it tends to run a bit small, and maybe order the next size up.
A Dreamy, Dyed Bralette
Strappy Back Bralette
Not only is the print on this perfect for hitting music festivals, hiking trails, and the weight room all summer long, but reviewers say it’s incredibly comfortable, too.
A Badass Bondage-y Bralette
Black Mesh Strappy Bralette
If you like some sexy detail but aren’t into lace, you’re in luck; this bra’s tiny O-ringed straps and sheer mesh panels have got you (un)covered.
A Sporty, Supportive Style
Smooth Strappy Bralette
This bra “does almost as good of a job shaping as a bra with more structure,” according to one reviewer who’s very happy with her purchase. Grab it in black or pink-piped stripes, or both with one of Lane Bryant’s BOGO 50-percent-off deals.
A Modern Mixed-Media Style
Ashley Graham Bralette
Old meets new in this longline bra, which features caged details as well as traditional and more geometric, art deco-inspired lace. Customize your fit with its adjustable spaghetti straps.
A Lovely Longline Version
Cosabella Never Say Never Plungie Lace Longline Bralette
Designed for peeking out under low-cut tops, this bralette gets five-star reviews for its soft and sexy qualities. Adjustable straps and an extra wide band create a flawless fit.
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