Our pick for the best bra currently available is the Chantelle Women’s Rive Gauche T-Shirt Bra. A simple, classic t-shirt bra with a twist, the Chantelle Women’s Rive Gauche T-Shirt Bra features comfortable, smooth cups along with a sexy lace band. The bra comes in a selection of five colors: Black, Cappuccino, Fig, Hazelnut Nude, and Pink Lemonade. Currently, sizing is available for women ranging from 32A to 32E with sizes up to 38C having one clasp and anything larger having two for stability and support.
The step up pick is the Warner’s Women’s This is Not a Bra Full-Coverage Underwire Bra. An absolute staple piece, this bra is clean and simple. No frills or extras attached, this bra is built to last and to provide comfort and wearability above all else. The Warner’s Women’s This is Not a Bra Full-Coverage Underwire Bra comes in a mix of twenty solid colors and patterns and tons of sizes ranging from B to DD. The full coverage cups provide non-slip wear and the patented satin comfort wire system gives support and lift without the poking and jabbing of traditional metal wiring.
The budget pick for best bra is the Playtex Women's 18 Hour Original Comfort Strap Bra. This bra is incredibly inclusive, fitting women who wear anything from an A cup to a G cup. This bra maximizes support and comfort, giving you the ability to wear it all day with no back pain or soreness. Currently, this bra comes in sixteen different colors ranging from nudes to classing blacks to bold, fun hues. It also comes in several money saving multipacks, making it a great choice for literally everyone!
A Little Background
Finding the correct size and style of bra for your body type can be truly life changing. From helping with chronic back pain to making your clothes fit better, a well made, high quality bra can really make your life easier. Currently, it is believed that many women wear the wrong size, typically assuming they are smaller than they truly are. Getting fitted for a bra professionally can really help you to find something that works for your everyday life.
Bras should fit snugly against your breasts with no gapping or bunching. The straps should rest flat on your back and not pull or feel tight against your skin. Wires should not poke and the bra should not leave any lines in your skin from being too tight. Bras should not be uncomfortable or cumbersome to wear; instead they should be unnoticable and undetectable as you go about your day.
How To Pick:
When choosing a bra, you really need to consider the following:
Purpose: Will you be wearing the bra everyday to work or for special occasions? Do you want sex appeal or maximized comfort? Are you more into full coverage or demi-cups? Are the colors and prints available suitable for your wardrobe?
Sizing: Does the bra fit a wide variety of sizes? Will it comfortably fit your breasts? Do they offer a style that will accommodate your breast type?
Fabric Types: Do you prefer cotton or spandex? Lined or unlined? Heavy push-up padding or light padding? Does lace cause you to itch? Do you like silky textures or sturdy cotton?
Support: Are single clasps enough support for you or do you prefer double or triple clasp bras? Do you want underwire?
The Chantelle Women’s Rive Gauche T-Shirt Bra is our pick for the best bra due to its size selection (A to E cups) and classic, cute design. Purchasing any bra is a personalized and subjective experience but we feel this one works well across many sizes and body types, making it a great choice, especially for the price. The bra provides support and comfort along with a cute, floral lace lined design. The cups are soft microfiber and the clasps are strong, with one clasp on smaller sizes and two on larger for added support.
Flaws but Not Dealbreakers
Some reviews on the Amazon page say that the bra may not fit all breast types, as the cups are very rounded. The bra may also run a bit small so sizing up may be a good idea. If the bra does not fit, you can easily exchange it with no hassle to the Chantelle.
Step Up Pick
The Warner’s Women’s This is Not a Bra Full-Coverage Underwire Bra is our step up pick. In an incredibly diverse range of colors and patterns, there is something for every taste and style in this bra. The sizes here are not as inclusive as they are in Chantelle products, ranging only from B cups to DD cups, but a fair amount of women can still use this product. Voted “The Most Comfortable Bra” by New York Magazine, this bra is made of a nylon and spandex blend, giving it stretch and the ability to form fit to the wearer’s body. All in all, this is a solid, wonderful bra that would be great in any wardrobe.
With our budget pick, the Playtex Women’s 18 Hour Original Comfort Strap Bra, let us first talk about the incredible sizing options. Playtex created bras in this style from B cups to G cups, making it the most size inclusive on this list! Almost anyone can find a bra in this style and there is certainly a color for everyone. The bra comes in shades ranging from classic nude, white, and black to jewel tones and sultry royal hues. This bra also sports thick straps for added support and comfort and a two piece cup to give a natural silhouette. If you are looking for a bra on a budget, this one is definitely worth considering.
Best Sports Bra
When working out, a sports bra is a must to prevent soreness, injury, and interference. A good sports bra can really change how you feel before, during, and after your workout so making the right call when purchasing is extra important. The Prolific Health Racerback Women Sports Bras Medium Impact Workout Fitness Power Flex Gym Yoga Activewear Bra is an excellent choice. With three sizes to fit anyone with an A to D cup, this bra features breathable, waterproof material and thick straps for added support. It comes in many colors, making it easy to find something that will suit your wardrobe preferences.
Best Adhesive Bra
When wearing dresses with cut out or nonexistent backs, it can be incredibly difficult to find a bra that does not show through. Trending recently, stick on bras have become one of the most popular new bras on the market. The HUBORLOVES Self Adhesive Deep U Plunge Bra Push Up Backless Sticky Adhesive Invisible Bra identifies itself as a deep u cut stick on bra that appears invisible under clothes. The deep cut cup creates lift and gives you full cleavage to accentuate every dress or top while the skin safe glue holds everything in place.
Best Bra Extenders
One of the worst feelings is finding the absolute perfect bra, only to discover that it does not come in your band size or taking it home and accidentally shrinking it in the wash. Bra extenders work with the clasp of your bra to give a little more length to your band. The Coco’s Closet Women’s Bra Extender 3 Hook Soft Back Comfortable Band Extenders for Bras will help extend your bra without taking away the cup shape or support you love. These are an excellent option for pregnant or nursing mothers who may experience a temporary fluctuation in breast size, as they give a little more room without the need to purchase a whole new set of bras. These extenders are high quality and come in several basic colors to compliment any bra you may own.
Best Nursing Bra
When you are breastfeeding, it can be a real pain to deal with a traditional bra and front clasping ones can often fail resulting in embarrassing moments. Nursing bras are amazing and give moms the freedom to nurse anywhere at any time. The Motherhood Seamless Clip Down Nursing Bra is made of nylon and spandex, giving stretch and comfort. It includes a simple clip at the top which can be undone, allowing the cup to be folded down for easy nursing. In four sizes and seven colors, this bra will work for most women and is visually appealing due to being less bulky than traditional nursing bras.
Best Strapless Bra
For sleeveless dresses and tops, a strapless bra is a must to prevent the appearance of unsightly straps. The Wacoal Women’s Plus Size Red Carpet Strapless bra comes in an extended array of sizes, with a secondary listing including the smaller sizing options. This bra comes in three colors and can comfortably be worn with little to no slippage throughout the day. The underwire gives support and removable straps are included to allow this bra to be converted to a traditional bra or criss crossed straps depending on your outfit’s needs. If you are in the market for a new strapless addition, check this one out for sure.
Nudwear’s Daisies Nipple Pasties for Women Nippleless Cover Nipple Cover Breast Petal Bra is a perfect choice if you want the coverage of a bra without the bulk. Pasties work by using a small adhesive tab to adhere to the nipple and areola, covering the area and preventing slippage. You can then wear whatever you normally would without worrying about accidentally being exposed. The adhesive is skin safe and will not hurt during removal. The pads are reusable if stored properly and affordable, making them a great choice for trying out pasties.
Why wear a bra?
There are tons of reasons to choose to wear a bra. Though many opt not to, the support from a bra can really help to alleviate back, neck, and shoulder pain. It also may just be aesthetically appealing or make the wearer feel attractive. No one has to wear a bra, though it is a popular choice. It is entirely personal, the choice is up to you!
Can you sleep in a bra?
Of course. There is little evidence to support the old wives tale that sleeping in a bra is damaging to your health. If you find it to be more comfortable, go for it! Be careful not to damage your bra while resting though, as it is easy to bend or break underwire in your sleep.
Is it normal for one breast to be larger than the other?
Yep! Most women have one breast that is larger than the other; some find it to be more noticeable than others. Either way, this is completely okay and normal!
I cannot find my size in stores, is this normal?
Many mass retailers like Victoria’s Secret and Walmart only carry smaller sizes due to them being statistically more common. If you are larger, you may need to special order a bra or seek a store that can cater to you, unfortunately.
What should I do if my bra is uncomfortable?
First off, check to ensure you are wearing the correct size. If your bra is pinching or leaving red lines, it is time to size up. If it is pulling away from your chest or poking, it is like too small. Either way, grabbing a new bra or trying a new style may entirely solve the problem. Not everyone enjoys wearing a demi-cup and if you prefer full coverage (or vice versa), maybe make the switch. Each person has their own preferences and yours are fine!