We Tested 35 Bras to Find the Most Comfortable Ones—These Are the 6 You'll Never Want to Take Off
Don’t let bra-blems get you down. These six uplifting stars (out of 35 tested) will keep you comfortable all day long.
A year ago, "most comfortable bra" meant something very different than what it means today. Most comfortable bra used to mean a bra that you could stand to wear for an entire workday or a decent wireless bra. Now, a good, comfortable bra needs to offer support and be fuss-free and practically unnoticeable from dawn to dusk while we work from home. After all, in this WFH world, why would we put on a bra that isn't comfortable?
This new definition of what makes a comfortable bra may have you reconsidering your lingerie drawer, but never fear. Bra shopping doesn't need to be your next great shopping challenge because we've done all the work for you. Real Simple editors put 35 different bras to the test to find the ones that are truly comfortable, uplifting, and dependable, whether you're looking for a bra with a large size range or a good strapless bra.
Buying bras online has become easy—even fun—thanks to modern tech and pandemic-era innovations, so you can order your newest breast friend as easily as you've been ordering groceries or food delivery all this time. Best of all, most retailers are offering free returns or exchanges these days, so if your pick doesn't quite work, you can try again. The reward—the most comfortable bra you've ever worn—will be worth the work.
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1 Best for Under T-Shirts: Negative Stealth Mode Demi Bra
Nonslip straps and smooth, slightly padded cups let you wear this under any shirt, no matter how thin the material (or how chilly the air).
2 Best Size Range: ThirdLove Everyday Lace Uplift Plunge Bra
From the brand that's committed to providing the perfect fit, this bra has you covered, with half-cup sizes ranging from AA to I.
3 Best Strapless: Lively The Lace Strapless Bra
Ultra-soft lace means no scratchiness, while a wide band keeps the bra from falling to your belly button by lunchtime.
4 Best Push-Up: Spanx Bra-llelujah Demi Lift Bra
Boost what your mama did (or did not) give you: This comfy wide-strap, front-clasp option offers just the lift you want.
5 Best Underwire: Bali Minimizer Underwire Bra
Replace your most worn-out underwire with this full-coverage cup cradler. The size-minimizing style comes in 15 colors, and you'll love the hidden underwire for its added support sans poking.
6 Best Wireless: Knix LuxeLift Pullover Bra
Despite its lack of underwire, this easy-fitting pullover bralette is surprisingly supportive. It may feel snug at first, but the scoop-neck design molds to your shape over time.