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
Because You Love 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
The One That Looks Expensive
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
In addition to removable cups, it also comes with adjustable straps that you can change four different ways.
The Sophisticated “No Bra” Bralette
When you can’t quite “free the nipple” at work, here’s the next best thing.
The Crazy Sale Find
The Cult Favorite
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
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
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
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
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
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
The striped glitter Lurex is almost too chic to keep covered.
If You Want Extra Back Support
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
The Sexy Full-Coverage Bralette
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
A pretty shade of Barbie pink in a bra that’s (alas) best for smaller busts.
The One That Feels Like a Second Skin
The raw hems are a nice touch, and the slim straps will stay hidden under tops.
If You’re Feeling Daring
Add some nipple covers and wear it as a skimpy top for festival season.
The Decadent Splurge
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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