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21 Bralettes That Will Make You Want to Give Up Padding for Good

If you’re sick of being squeezed and poked by your underwire bra, you’re in luck: The lingerie industry is currently in the midst of a bralette renaissance, and it’s never felt better. Even for a formerly stringent push-up bra adherent like myself, the ease of this wire-free style is pretty much unrivaled. You never feel like you’re strapped into a hefty contraption in a bralette, but you’re still guaranteed coverage under a breezy summer top.

And you don’t have to have a smaller bust to become a bralette convert, either. Brands like Parfait, True & Co., and Aerie are making the space more inclusive and comfortable for those of us who are ample of chest. Scroll below to shop our picks.

The One With Glowing Amazon Reviews

Jockey Seamfree Cami Strap Bralette
Photo: Brown, Indya
Jockey Seamfree Cami Strap Bralette
From $24 at Amazon

Reviewers especially seem to love its comfort and removable cups, with many buying the bralette in multiple colors.

Because You Love Everlane

The Tank Bra
$22 at Everlane

Everlane has a reputation for amassing huge waiting lists for their newest drops, but this time you’re in luck: The bralette from the brand’s latest launch still has plenty of sizes left.

If You Enjoy Sleeping in Bras

Madewell Rib Knit Bralette
$15 at Nordstrom

If you want to wear a bra to bed every night like Halle Berry, Madewell’s ribbed bralette is so soft, you’ll actually enjoying sleeping in it.

The One That Looks Expensive

Padded Crochet Triangle Bralette
$18 at Aerie

From the intricate crochet design to the vibrant color, it looks luxe, but it’s actually just under $18 on sale.

The One for Strapless Clothes

Stretch Bandeau Bra
$18 at Shopbop

In addition to removable cups, it also comes with adjustable straps that you can change four different ways.

The Sophisticated “No Bra” Bralette

Calvin Klein Underwear Soft Cup Bra
$45 at Net-a-Porter

When you can’t quite “free the nipple” at work, here’s the next best thing.

The Crazy Sale Find

Else Plunge Bralette
$48 at Bloomingdale’s

Else makes great bralettes for big boobs, but they usually cost almost $100. At under $50, this is an incredible find.

The Cult Favorite

The Bralette
$28 at Richer Poorer

Apparently, this bralette is so popular, the brand struggles to keep them in stock. It also has the seal of approval from the Cut’s resident bra hater, senior market editor Diana Tsui.

The Affordable Lacy One

Out From Under Annette Lace Triangle Bra
$24 at Urban Outfitters

Lingerie enthusiasts will tell you that the more elaborate the lace, the bigger the price tag. But while fancier bralettes can set you back more than $200, this one is under $25 and just as seductive.

The Best for Deeper Skin Tones

Real Me Bralette
$21 at Aerie

Have you ever tried finding an affordable, non-beige “nude” bralette? It’s pretty damn difficult. Thankfully, Aerie has a decent selection at a pretty reasonable price point.

The Practical One, If You’re at Least a D Cup

Parfait Adriana Bralette
$48 at Nordstrom

If you like the feeling of extra support and coverage, here’s a great option from Parfait. It also gets bonus points for offering up to a G cup.

For the Sustainable Minimalist

Baserange Mississippi Bra
$62 at Need Supply

In a perfect world, all of my intimates would be from Baserange — not only because each of the brand’s pieces are sustainable, but also because of their cool minimalist take on comfy favorites.

The Instagram Favorite

Low Scoop Bralette
Photo: Brown, Indya
Low Scoop Bralette
$32 at Me Undies

When it comes to taking over your Instagram feeds, MeUndies is pretty unrivaled. But the brand’s appeal isn’t all big-budget marketing and good creative direction — their low scoop bralette is one of my personal favorites for every day.

If You Like Staging Thirst Traps

Metallised Stripe Bra
$39 at & Other Stories

The striped glitter Lurex is almost too chic to keep covered.

If You Want Extra Back Support

True Body V Neck Bra
Photo: Brown, Indya
True Body V Neck Bra
$49 at True & Co.

Frankly put, this isn’t a bralette you buy for the aesthetics, but the buttery smooth, seamless material will be enough to convince you to wear it every day. Along with removable cups, the thick band beneath the bust provides more back support than you’d believe is possible from a bralette.

The Date-Night Bralette

Only Hearts So Fine Lace Bralette
$55 at Shopbop

Whether you have a special night planned or just like that extra boast of confidence you get wearing sexy lingerie, you’ll feel incredible in this delicate number. Buy the matching thong to make it a set.

The Sexy Full-Coverage Bralette

Le Mystère Sophia Lace Underwire Bralette
$58 at Nordstrom

Technically, this bralette has underwire, but with sheer cups, it’ll provide much-needed support for bigger busts while feeling seamless against the skin.

Because You’re Still Not Over Pink

Fleur du Mal Silk Satin Triangle Bra
$100 at Net-a-Porter

A pretty shade of Barbie pink in a bra that’s (alas) best for smaller busts.

The One That Feels Like a Second Skin

Commando ‘Butter’ Stretchy Modal Bralette
$58 at Nordstrom

The raw hems are a nice touch, and the slim straps will stay hidden under tops.

If You’re Feeling Daring

Anine Bing Floral Lace Bralette
$99 at Spring

Add some nipple covers and wear it as a skimpy top for festival season.

The Decadent Splurge

Stella McCartney Ophelia Lace Bra
$165 at Net-a-Porter

Despite the hefty price tag, it’s already sold out in size large. But no worries! It’s also available in a sun-kissed peach color.

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21 Bralettes That Will Make You Want to Give Up Padding