Scan this QR Code to follow PureWow on Snapchat!

They say nothing in life is certain except death, taxes…and bras that will forever annoy us with their rib-cage-pinching, underwire-jabbing ways. But no more. Here, 12 great bras without a trace of push-up padding or sharp hardware.


The Best Lace

Lightly lined with scalloped lace, featuring a little stretch. Pretty and practical.

Talula ($32)


The Best Seamless

Stretch cotton means softness for days. Plus: No risk of nip slips.

American Apparel ($14)


The Best (Barely) Push-Up

Editor tested and approved: Unlined mesh and a half-cup demi style, this baby gives just enough oomph while barely clinging on. And that underwire? You won’t even notice it. Trust.

Timpa ($36)

17 of Your Most Common Bra Problems, Solved


The Best for the Well-Endowed

No underwire. We repeat: no underwire.

Bali ($40)


The Best No-Slip Straps

A racer-back that doesn’t dig. How novel.

Aerie ($20)


The Best Strapless

Want a comfy strapless that won’t slip down? Steer clear of push-up ones and seek out minimizers.

Lilyette ($40)


RELATED: A Genius Trick for Keeping Your Strapless Bra in Place


The Best for Sporty Girls

Looks like sports bra. Acts like a sports bra. Doesn’t feel like a sports bra.

PINK ($23)


The Best for “Sporty” Girls

Mesh: It’s breathable, supportive and made for athletes. But it’s also perfect for Netflix binging.

Negative Underwear ($55, available October 14)


The Best According to Science

For the lazy, this one cleans itself (for real).

Knix Wear ($50 and up)


The Best for Fashionistas

All the cool girls are letting their superfluous upper straps show. (Just pair with a billowing top--nothing too tight.)

Free People ($28)


The Best Bows for Grown-Ups

When you need just a little sass.

Journelle Collection ($52)


The Best for the Budget-Be-Damned

Who wouldn?t want a little stretch tulle and silk satin in her life?

La Perla ($368)

From Around The Web