6 Essential Bra Styles for Your Top Drawer
From delicate to super supportive, these new and improved unmentionables are definitely worth talking about.
Cut low, demi styles are inherently a little sexy and create a natural, smooth shape that works well with tees and lower necklines. Stretchy lace means this one moves with you for the ultimate in comfort and fit. Available in sizes 34A through 34D.
To buy: $65; eberjey.com.
Balconettes are a type of demi-cup bra, so named because the silhouette is relatively straight across the top. The scalloped edge on this one isn’t just a pretty detail—it creates a seamless finish and a smooth line under any top. Available in sizes 32A through 30G.
To buy: $74; journelle.com.
Free of padding and underwires, bralettes offer light support that’s perfect for lounging. A J-hook easily converts this style from straight to racerback. Also available in two other colors. Available in sizes XXS through XL.
To buy: $32; aritzia.com.
With the best support for larger cup sizes, these picks give you that secure feeling, with a smooth, contoured shape. This style is lightly embellished in strategic places (don’t worry, the texture won’t show through shirts). Also available in four other colors. Available in sizes 30D through 36H.
To buy: $60; wacoal-america.com.
If you’re petite on top, this style—crafted by a company that specializes in smaller bra sizes—has removable padding that creates natural-looking curves. Available in two colors. Available in sizes 28A through 34C.
To buy: $66; thelittlebracompany.com.
Engineered to provide structure and support via the band and cups (not the straps), a good strapless bra won’t slip or pinch—or keep you from taking a full breath. This comfortable bandeau option is wire- and clasp-free. Just slip it over your head. Available in two other colors. Available in sizes XS through L.
To buy: $38; yummielife.com.