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If underwire and thick padding are not your cup of tea, bralettes are the perfect alternative to regular bras. We love wearing them under T-shirts, oversized tank tops or with an open flannel. So much so that we’re really leaning in and purchasing a few more wire-free options to tide us over between laundry loads.

When it comes to a bralettes, you're probably looking for one of two things, a cute option to show off under a shirt or to wear by itself, or a comfy option with a bit of support to wear in place of a regular bra. Whether you prefer lace or spandex, or a deep-cut or straight-across neckline, there are truly hundreds of combinations to look at for your best fit. If you're someone who doesn't like the feel of lace but wants a sexier bra, opt for a mesh one with cute detailing. If you want more support, stick to a silhouette with thicker straps and padding.

The 23 Best Bralettes, At A Glance:

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Nordstrom

1. True & Co True Body Triangle Bralette

Best Overall

Want a bralette that doesn’t make an unwelcome appearance under low cut tops? Say no more. This convertible bralette from True & Co features a plunging V neckline and thin straps, ensuring it won’t poke out from under your clothes. The only downside? Reviewers mention it doesn’t do much in terms of support.

Buy It ($44)

Size range: XS to XL

Everlane

2. Everlane The Invisible Bra

Best Seamless

This bra is exactly what it sounds like: It’s generously cut like a tank top (peep those wide straps that will never dig into your shoulders) but has the same support as a bralette. “It’s comfortable enough to wear all day, but supportive enough that I don’t feel self-conscious on a last-minute Zoom call (read: The one I totally forgot about),” says PureWow editor of branded content Roberta Fiorito.

Buy It ($35)

Size range: XXS to XXL

Boody

3. Boody Padded Shaper Bra

Best Padded

This lightly padded bralette fits like a sports bra and gives the support of one, too. The scooped neckline makes it look much cuter though.

Buy It ($22)

Madewell

4. Madewell Liana Bralette

Best Triangle

If you’re looking for a sexy, lace bralette, this one is a gorgeous option. It's very dainty and feminine to wear under sheer shirt or if you just feel like upgrading your daily lingerie. The cups are mesh-lined so they don't offer much support, but you can adjust the straps as tightly or loosely as possible.

Buy It ($32; $24)

Size range: XS to XL

Saks Fifth Avenue

5. Commando Butter Comfy Bralette

Best for Large Chests

Former fashion director Dena Silver says this style from Commando is one of her favorites to wear while lounging around the house because it’s lightweight, but supportive enough to keep her from experiencing nip slips and other wardrobe malfunctions. Multiple reviewers note that it’s so comfortable, they often forget they’re even wearing it. “I am a 36DDD and I find it so difficult to find a bralette that keeps the girls supported. This bra is it!” adds another customer.

Buy It ($72)

Free People

6. Free People One Athena Bralette

Best for Wearing By Itself

We'll definitely be wearing this bra by itself with some pleated pants this summer. The straps are super thin, but they're adjustable for easy customization. The smocked back is also very comfortable, with ample stretch.

Buy It ($48)

Size range: XS to XL

Hanky Panky

7. Hanky Panky Signature Lace Retro Bralette

Best Sheer Option

In the market for a bralette that’s more akin to lacy lingerie? Go for this one from Hanky Panky. The retro-inspired silhouette is unlined and made from sheer lace—yet still offers support. “It makes me feel sexy and comfortable,” attests one reviewer.

Buy It ($59)

Size range: XS to L

Nordstrom

8. True & Co True Body Scoop Neck Bra

Most Supportive

“It smooths all over so it’s the perfect t-shirt bra—no more bulges,” explains one customer about this seamless scoop neck. Others say they appreciate the fact that it doesn’t show any lines under clothing and that the straps always stay up. The most common complaint? Not enough support in the band for those who require a bit of lift.

Buy It ($44)

ASOS

9. Stradivarius Crochet Bralette

Best Crochet

This bralette’s crochet cups are complemented by a tie that cinches the center, so you never end up with that uniboob look that some bralettes create. This is a great one to wear to a festival or even as a swimsuit top coverup.

Buy It ($23)

Size range: XS to L

Skims

10. Skims Fits Everybody Crossover Bralette

Best Size Range

Skims’ bralette is buttery smooth and breathable. It comes in 11 colors and we recommend getting more than one because you’re going to love how it feels against your skin.

Buy It ($32)

Torrid

11. Torrid Black Lace Bralette

Best Plus Size

“I have a very large chest (42DDD) and this bralette still manages to do a great job of keeping the girls securely in place, all while being super cute,” says one reviewer. “I never had the confidence to put [a bralette] on [and they] never fit me correctly. This one is amazing!” says another. This style comes in Torrid’s 00-6 sizing, meaning it fits sizes M to 5X.

Buy It ($35; $22)

Hatch

12. Hatch The Everyday Nursing Bra

Best Maternity

Hatch is known for its high-quality maternity and postpartum clothes, and this nursing bra is one of the brand’s best sellers for a reason. Made from 90 percent cotton, it’s super soft to keep you comfortable and features an easy one-handed clasp to make feeding time a little easier. The adjustable straps and j-hook in the back allow you to modify the fit as your bust changes post-baby.

Buy It ($68)

Size range: S to XL

Free People

13. Free People Chloe Seamless Longline Bralette

Best Longline

This longline bra can easily double as a crop top (and we are living for this mocha shade this summer). Plus, it’s unlined and super stretchy for optimal comfort.

Buy It ($38)

Size range: XS to L

Amazon

14. Wacoal Level Up Lace Wire Free Bra

Best Wireless

Just because you’re above a DD doesn’t mean you can’t revel in the underwire-free lifestyle. While Wacoal technically calls this a bra, it’s wire-free and supersoft, so we’d say it counts as a bralette. And it goes all the way up to a G cup, making it an ideal option for larger chests.

$65; $39 at Amazon

Size range: 32A to 36D

Richer Poorer

15. Richer Poorer Classic Bralette

Best for Small Chests

This unpadded, soft cotton blend bralette is best for people with A to B cups, since it provides pretty minimal coverage. One reviewer who’s a 36C notes that when she tried to wear it, her boobs kept falling out of the cups. But wearers with smaller busts had nothing but good things to say, calling it comfortable, flattering and great for lounging around the house in.

Buy It ($34)

Size range: XS to XL

Nordstrom

16. Spanx Bra-llelujah! Unlined Bralette

Most Supportive

Reviewers point out that this bra has some support, thanks to the built-in side sling, making it ideal for B to C cups. That said, once you get above a C cup many buyers note that things get a little dicey in terms of coverage and support. Former senior commerce editor Bri Lapolla says the thicker straps are her favorite aspect of this bra because they provide “a nice upward boost without digging into my shoulders or upper back.” Another feature she likes? The smooth fabric, which makes the undergarment undetectable even under thin t-shirts.

Buy It ($48)

Size range: S to XL

ASOS

17. ASOS Design Bralette

Most Unique

Talk about a Y2K-era throwback: The plunging neckline is beautifully balanced by the scarf-like bottom that comes to a point. The back, however, is about as wide as a typical bra band.

Buy It ($15)

Size range: 0 to 14

Lively

18. Lively The Floral Lace Bralette

Best Floral

We love the lacey cups and the slim band on this bralette. It also has adjustable straps and is mesh-lined to encourage airflow.

Buy It ($45)

Size range: XS to L

Free People

19. Free People Intimately Adella Longline Bralette

Prettiest Option

This sultry option is longlined and would look great under a low-cut dress or a tank top. It has surprisingly solid support and is comfy to wear throughout the day.

Buy It ($38)

Size range: XS to XL

Pact

20. Pact Smooth Cup Bralette

Best T-Shirt Bra

If you’re in the market for a bralette to lounge in, this one is like your softest T-shirt in super cute bralette form. Oh, and it will match your sweats and leggings perfectly.

Buy It ($30; $18)

Target

21. All.You. LIVELY Mesh Trim Bralette

Best Lined

The keyhole cutout and mesh band make this bralette a cool option to wear under your favorite outfit. The cups are lightly lined but unpadded to offer light, breathable support.

Buy It ($25)

Size range: S to L

Amazon

22. Calvin Klein Modern Cotton Bralette

Best Cotton

This classic bestseller is the ultimate everyday bra. It has nearly 19,000 five-star ratings mentioning how great it is for large and small chests. The support is pretty low but it's really cute for athleisure outfits.

$28; $27 at Amazon

Size range: XS to 3X

Knickey

23. Knickey The Tank

Best Sustainable Option

With a tank top-shaped neckline to blend seamlessly under your summer attire, this bra is also double-lined for extra support and coverage.

Buy It ($48)

Size range: XXS to 3X

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