We get it: Finding a comfortable (and ideally, chic) bra is hard. Maybe not quite as difficult as solving the Saturday New York Times crossword puzzle or finding a rent-stabilized apartment, but challenging nonetheless. For starters, there are just so many brands, styles, sizes, fits, and fabrics to choose from—and yet we still find ourselves stuck with ones that dig in, gape, or are downright painful.
But supportive, well-designed, and just plain pretty bras do exist. And lucky for you, we’ve sorted through the racks, ratings, and reviews to compile a list of the most comfortable bras for every shape, preference, and budget. Whether you’re looking for something without wires for a smaller chest, a style with more support for a larger bust, a stretchy bralette that’s flattering for plus-sizes, an affordable Amazon bestseller (hello, $17!), or even an option that can double as a sports bra, all of our picks feel so good, you may forget you’re even wearing them.
All you have to do? Double check to make sure you’re measuring your size correctly—and shop, of course.
18 Hour Ultimate Lift & Support Full-Figure Bra
The soft cup design and lift panels here give your chest natural shape and support. One reviewer on Kohls.com wrote, “This is the only bra I’ve found that I can wear comfortably since putting on weight.”
Comfort Minimizer Underwire Bra
Lightly cushioned straps and a silky-smooth lining mean that this lace bra is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Plus, this best seller minimizing bra helps reduce bust projection and slims your silhouette.
True Body V-Neck Wireless Bra
“This bra is so soft and comfortable. I plan on purchasing more because I’m already wearing it so much. I hardly notice I’m wearing a bra,” one fan shared on Nordstrom.com about this number, which offers the freedom and support of a sports-bra without the bulkiness.
COCOA by NS Bralette
Struggling to find a nude bra that actually matches your skin tone? Nubian Skin has got your back…well, front. Launched in 2013, the brand offers a variety of lingerie and hosiery made expressly for women of color, including bodysuits, high-waisted boy shorts, and this cotton bralette. Made without clasps or closures, this athleisure -inspired design is perfect for hanging around the house, running errands, and even low-impact sports.
Idol Underwire Balconette Bra
The Good Housekeeping Institute gave this bra a 4.5 out of 5 star rating thanks to the fact that it’s available in a variety of sizes, comfortable, supportive, and stays in place.
Rose Dream Custom Coverage Underwire Bra
One thing we can all agree on: A great-fitting T-shirt bra is a must-have in any woman’s wardrobe. And we believe this Rose Dream Custom Coverage Underwire Bra is, well, a dream. Not only does it have molded foam cups and a two-ply band (to create the smoothest, most seamless look), but it also features lacy straps for a pretty touch. Best of all, though? It’s currently 50% off for Black Friday.
Never Say Never Curvy Sweetie Bralette
Designed specifically for larger busts, this bralette has no wires, but the power mesh fabric means it still provides tons of support.
Underwire Contour Bra
A top-rated pick at Nordstrom, this bra is made with seamless foam cups for a smooth finish under close-fitting fabrics. “This style is my go-to for every day due to its comfort, support, and smooth appearance,” a reviewer wrote on Nordstrom.com.
Desire All Over Lace Wirefree Bra
You don’t have to sacrifice comfort to wear a cute and sexy bra. Lightly padded cups, no wires, adjustable and convertible straps, along with subtle sheer lace panels, make this one a winner in our books.
Pillow Cup Signature Push-Up Plunge Bra
As you can probably tell by the name, this is one very comfortable push-up bra—really. The smart design not only includes ultra-soft cups made with innovative technology and with gel padding (for the ultimate shape and support), but it also features adjustable, dig-free cushion straps (for all-day comfort).
Adriana Lace Demi Bra
Can a beautiful bra also be comfortable and supportive? The answer might surprise you, but yes. Case in point: This curve-hugging demi bra from Colette & Sebastian, which is made from a stretchy, silky lace featuring a subtle yet sexy touch of gold.
Easy Does It No Bulge Wire-Free Bra
Reviewers say the bra doesn’t create armpit bulge, is padded just enough so that there’s no nipple show through and provides a ton of support. As far as we’re concerned, that’s the trifecta for a comfortable bra. No wonder it’s an Amazon bestseller.
No Side Effects Bra
This full-coverage underwire bra promises to provide you with comfort and support while still remaining invisible under clothes. The extra side panels help smooth out any unwanted underarm bulge.
24/7™ Classic Nursing Bra
“I am so pleased to have a bra that my chest is actually secured in, without digging into my back or shoulders,” one reviewer wrote on ThirdLove.com. Designed with ultra-thin memory foam cups that form to your body, this chic and supportive nursing bra is perfect during and after your pregnancy.
Ever since Rihanna launched her lingerie collection Savage x Fenty in 2018, it’s been celebrated for its inclusivity—and its large selection of comfortable (and affordable!) bras. One of its bestsellers: This T-Shirt Bra. Not only is it made from a super-soft microfiber fabric that’s invisible under tees, but it also comes in a wide range of colors and prints, from scarlet to snakeskin.
This everyday bra was cleverly designed with straps that adjust in the front and a hook that converts it into a racerback, so you get two options in one. This was given a 4.5 out of 5 stars from The Good Housekeeping Institute because it fits true to size and is both supportive and comfortable. “It’s definitely the softest bra I’ve ever tried,” one tester said.
This Is Not a Bra Underwire Bra
Considering that this bra has more than 2,700 reviews, it’s no wonder it’s a top pick on Amazon. The encased underwire prevents digging and poking into the skin. One shopper on Amazon wrote, “It’s comfortable whether you’re hot or cold, moving or sitting, and holds up great to multiple washings.”