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

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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, even under the skimpiest top.

And you don’t have to have a smaller bust to become a bralette convert, either. Brands like Lively, True & Co., and Spanx 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

Reviewers especially love its comfort and removable cups, with many buying multiple colors.

Because You Love Everlane

Of course you’ll find a nice, simple bralette at everyone’s favorite basics brand.

If You Enjoy Sleeping in Bras

Halle Berry wears one every night and if you want to do the same, this extra soft one will feel nice under your pajamas.

The One for Strapless Clothes

Everyone needs a good supportive bandeau and this one from Cosabella is
inexpensive enough to buy in multiples.

The One That Looks Expensive

From the intricate design to the vibrant color it looks like it costs more than $15.

The Sophisticated “No-Bra” Bralette

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

The Crazy $10 Find

From $9

At under $10 for most colors, it’s an incredible find for such a soft cotton bra. The only caveat? You have to be an A–C cup.

The Seamless One for Bigger Cup Sizes

The struggle to find a decent bralette is real if you’re above a D cup. For around $15, this one is pretty cheap and goes up to a 38 triple D.

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 $20 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, Savage x Fenty has a decent selection.

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 Lively. It also gets bonus points for offering up to a 46 band size.

The Internet’s Favorite

If you’re looking for a highly reviewed style, True & Co is unrivaled. Women rave about how lightweight, seamless, and comfortable they are, especially this convertible style that transforms into a racerback.

If You Like Staging Thirst Traps

The vivid tangerine-colored lace is almost too chic to keep covered.

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.

If You Want Extra Back Support

This isn’t exactly the prettiest bralette but it’ll be the one you’ll want to wear daily. The biggest perk: the thick band beneath the bust which provides extra back support.

The Date-Night Bralette

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 colorful, satin number. Buy the matching panties to make it a set.

The Sexy Full-Coverage Bralette


Available in sizes XS to 2X, this bralette has one of the largest range of sizes out there. A thicker band gives more support with the delicate look of lace.

If You’re Feeling Daring

Wear it as a skimpy top for festival season or underneath a button-down shirt for a sexier take.

The One That Feels Like a Second Skin

Raw hems and narrow straps mean it will stay hidden under your clothes.

Because You’re Still Not Over Pink

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

The Decadent Splurge

Despite the bigger price tag, it’s already low in stock in size large, which is basically a ringing endorsement.

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21 Bralettes That Will Make You Want to Give Up Padding