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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 Everyday One

Yes, it lives up to the hype. It’s so stretchy that you’ll forget you’re even wearing it.

The Ethically Made Option

An everyday bra you can grab in a variety of colors and sizes up to 5XL. If sustainability is a selling point for you, the bralettes are made of organic bamboo and natural plants dyes.

The Strappy One

Business in the front, party in the back with these criss-cross straps so you won’t mind a little strap showing.

The One For Showing Off

This one just isn’t made for hiding under T-shirts. Wear it peeking out under dresses and for thirst traps like Rihanna intended.

The One That’s Comfy and Cute

If minimalism isn’t your thing.

If Nude Bralettes Just Aren’t For You

This bra comes in 16 colors including bright red and lavender so you can stock up on your favorite shades.

For the Sustainable Minimalist

Two bras simple enough to match with everything, comfy enough to wear anywhere, and made of organic bamboo for sustainable fashion lovers.

The One Worth The Splurge


Adorned with itty bitty flower appliqués and frilled trim, this bralette is too pretty to keep in your drawer.

The 90s Throwback One

Recreate your favorite fashion ads with the classic cotton bra. The skinny straps are sleek enough to wear under tees and tanks.

The One Made for Lounging

Cozy and made of pima cotton, this stretchy bralette is more for Netflix and chill than everyday wear.

The Lacy One

All the appeal of sexier lingerie with the stretch and comfort of your favorite cotton bralette.

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 Seamless One for Bigger Cup Sizes

Sizes of this seamless bra range from S to XL, with XL being ideal for D cups.

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 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.

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

Responsibly sourced tulle that’s pretty in pink (and lilac).

This article was originally published October 25, 2019. If you buy something through our links, New York may earn an affiliate commission.

21 Bralettes That Will Make You Want to Give Up Padding