It’s hard to think about undergarments when you’re trying to get through the day, but with so much time spent focusing on outer layers like pants, tops and shoes, make sure you remember to upgrade your undergarments to the possible comfortable options, too! Nothing’s worse than wearing a soft and silky top only to be suffering because bra wires are poking you underneath.
“I say bras are like shoes,” undergarment educator, bra fit expert and self-love coach Kimmay Caldwell previously told Hoda & Jenna. “If you’re not wearing the right kind, it’s not going to feel good, no matter how amazing that bra is.”
So if your old favorites aren’t cutting it anymore or you’re looking for something new, there are plenty of options out there that will keep your mind clear while making sure your clothes fit properly. Here are some of our favorites:
Most comfortable bra
Bras are notoriously uncomfortable. Whether the bra you’re wearing has a wire that’s digging into your skin, itchy fabric, or simply doesn’t provide enough support, I’m here to tell you that your boobs deserve way better. There are tons of lackluster options out there, but there are also tons of amazing, comfortable bra options, and I asked a physician and two bra-fitting experts to find out which exactly those are.
“No two sets of breasts are the same. In fact, your left breast can be different from your right breast!” says physician Dr. Navya Mysore, MD. So, if every set of boobs is different, where do you start? “You want to find a bra that is supportive,” she says. “That will help with your posture and reduce back pain by lifting and distributing breast tissue in a more even way across your chest.” She also makes sure to note that you don’t want to choose a bra that’s too tight.
Seamless Spacer Underwire Bra
This breathable bra has the spacer foam that Courtney Killpack, a professional bra fitting expert is a fan of.
“This one’s great for bustier ladies and goes up to a HH size,” she says. “It has spacer foam, which makes it more breathable, and is a great t-shirt bra. It’s full coverage and on the sides of the cups.”
Rave Review: “As a busty lady, it’s really tough to find a bra that’s comfortable, supportive, and beautiful. Elomi’s Charley bra makes the girls look gorgeous underneath my clothes without looking like a frumpy old lady bra. The cups look smooth under even the thinnest fabrics and give me lots of lift. This bra is definitely worth the money.”
Underwire Push-Up Demi Bra
Push-up bras with underwire are notoriously uncomfortable, but according to reviews, this one’s an exception. The sheer underwire is so soft thanks to a stretch crochet lace fabric. Plus, the unpadded cups provide medium support and lift that’s comfortable without feeling compressive.
Rave Review: “Probably the best pushup bra I’ve ever owned. And, the price is great. It gives EXCELLENT lift without having a crazy amount of padding, and the padding is very soft—not stiff like in some pushup bras. Very smooth, soft f
Matilda Underwire Plunge Bra
Not only is this bra super pretty thanks to embroidered details, it’s also super supportive for those with bigger boobs.
“I often call this the magic bra. Customers are always surprised at how amazing it looks and feels on the body,” says professional bra fitting expert Christina Faraj Savarese. “It features a lightweight material with amazing support from the three-part cup and side support in a plunge style, with the option to convert it to a T-back bra. This is my go to for fuller cup sizes. And, it comes in many fashion colors.”
Rave Review: “Supportive (I bought a 40G), fits well, has three hook and eye clasps in the back instead of the normal two, plus wide shoulder straps that don’t dig in or slip. A hook on the back can turn this beauty into a racer-back style, too. It’s a high quality designer bra.
Up For Anything Strapless Bra
There are just some dresses and outfits that require you to throw on a strapless bra. And, this one from Spanx won’t budge. It has the brand’s SmartGrip™ technology that provides extra grip so it won’t fall down, as well as memory foam cups that form-fit to your contours.
Rave Review: “FINALLY found a strapless bra that actually works!! Love the ‘smart grip’ and how it sticks to the body! The elastic bands really helps smooth the back. Will be ordering the black because this bra is so comfortable! So happy I actually found a bra that I like.
If you love lace and have uneven breasts (which, as Mysore said, many of us do!), you’ll appreciate how breathable this bra is.
“This is a cute everyday bra that feels like you’re not wearing anything, but gives you the shape of an underwire bra,” says Killpack. “Stretch lace is great for breast shapes that are uneven and when you’ve lost volume at the top of your breasts due to weight loss, breastfeeding, or lactating.”