We sat down with intimates expert Jenny Altman, the CEO of ILoveAGood.com (the go-to destination for all things underwear), to get her top picks for our top drawers.
Soma Vanishing Back Full Coverage Bra
There are bras that look smooth beneath your clothing, and then there are bras that make you look smooth beneath your clothing. A wide, raw cut back makes this option the second kind, eliminating bulging or spillover all the way around. Available in eight colors.
To buy: $52, soma.com.
Chantelle Vous & Moi Strapless Bra
Attention, silicon-allergy sufferers (and also all those who find the stuff unbearably uncomfortable): This strapless style features a wide, ridged band that stays up without the need for any sticky lining. Also available in black.
To buy: $78, us.chantelle.com.
Yummie Peyton Strapless Convertible Bra
This pullover bandeau has no seams or closures, which translates to no VBL (visible bra lines). It also features molded cups, which provide shaping and support with no underwire to pinch or dig. Available in four colors.
To buy: $38, yummielife.com.
Natori Feathers Full Figure Bra
Gone are the days when having a larger bust meant limiting your lingerie to matronly bras in white or neutrals. Natori’s beautiful bra was engineered for comfort and support—and delicate laciness. (A favorite detail? Sheer stretch mesh that offers full coverage without looking bulky.) Available in three colors, up to a size 36H.
To buy: $78, natori.com.
Third Love 24/7 Lace T-shirt Bra
There’s lots to love about this bra—not only does Third Love have a smart and simple app than can accurately calculate your size using just the camera on your phone, but their bras also come in half-cup sizes to ensure a perfect fit. Lace sides make this one of the prettiest T-shirt bras out there, while smooth cups still look completely seamless beneath clothes. Also available in black.
To buy: $72, thirdlove.com.
Chantelle Merci Lightweight Nursing Bra
From the easy, one-handed clip to the softly supportive flex underwire to the demure lace trim, it’s easy to see why this pick is a go-to for new moms. Also available in black.
To buy: $74, us.chantelle.com.
Cosabella Never Say Never Padded Bralette
Slightly padded, this bralette is the optimum pick for those who love the pretty look of lace, but feel like unlined, sheer lace leaves too little to the imagination. Bonus: The light layer of padding also provides a shapely, rounded silhouette. Available in 22 colors.
To buy: $85, cosabella.com.
Passionata Dream Passio Soft Bra
Think fuller busts can’t wear bralettes? Think again. The thick band on the bottom of this one gives enough support for larger chests (even up to cup size F!).
To buy: $41, figleaves.com.
Cosabella Ceylon Criss Cross Lace Bralette
Don’t keep these underpinnings under wraps. With delicate straps and beautiful details, this bralette was meant to be seen—think of the straps as a layer or an accessory, and let them peek out from under a tee or a tank. Also available in black.
To buy: $105, cosabella.com.
Soma Sport Max Support Wireless Sport Bra
This ingenious sports bra, sized like a regular bra for the best possible fit, provides lift and separation (key for workouts, because, well, sweat) without the use of a wire. Adjustable straps and a hook-and-eye back closure let you customize your fit. Also available in tan and black.
To buy: $58, soma.com.