26 Strapless Bras That Won't Slip, Gape or Slouch, No Matter What, According to Our Editors & Reviewers


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Humans have been to the moon, built skyscrapers more than 100-stories high and even found a way to make meatless meat that tastes remarkably like regular meat. So why, in the year 2023, is it still so difficult to design a strapless bra that doesn’t inevitably wind up slung around our waist like a belt after just a few hours? Therefore, we’ve made it our mission to find the best strapless bras on the internet, like the Lively No-Wire Strapless ($48) and the Skims Fits Everybody Bralette ($28), which have both been tested and vetted by our editors. Here you’ll find 26 options that work for a variety of cup sizes, body types and clothing styles, with the promise that they won't slip, gape our slouch. Now all that’s left to decide is which shoulder-baring frock to sport first.

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Meet the Experts

  • Jane Fisher is the co-founder and co-CEO of Harper Wilde, a women-founded undergarment brand.
  • Caroline Peaslee is an expert bra fitter for Cosabella, a luxury lingerie brand that celebrates women and femininity.

Is It Better to Size Up or Size Down for a Strapless Bra?

If you find yourself between sizes for strapless bras, you're going to want to go with the band size that is the snuggest around your ribs and the cup size that doesn't cause your breasts to spill over the top or sides. "With strapless bras, it’s best to follow this rule: Size down in the band, up in the cup," says Fisher. For example, if you're usually a 36B in your regular bra size, go for a 34B in a strapless option, or a 34C if you feel like your boobs could use a little more breathing room on account of the tighter band. "Be certain you are in the right size—strapless bras and bandeaus require an accurate fit for the best support and stay-up power," Peaslee adds. Bottom line, going up a band size is going to cause your bra to slip down or move during your wear which means constant adjustments. "To get your true size: measure yourself first or get fitted with one of our online Fit Specialists," advises Peaslee. Because let's face it: You'd hate to look down while you're on a wedding reception dance floor and realize you've been wearing your strapless like a belt for the past hour.

How to Keep a Strapless Bra Up

A snugger band is going to help your strapless bra stay up better over time. This means opting for a bra with a band that's tightly fitted to your rib cage. Fisher adds, "Also consider band width—wider bands will keep strapless bras in place better. Finally, make sure you're fitting your band properly. Your bra should fit best on the loosest band setting when you buy it, this way you can tighten the band setting over time as the bra stretches out." Another thing that's going to keep your strapless bra in place is one that has a non-slip latex or silicone grip lined along the band to offer friction against the skin to keep the material in place. Commerce editor Olivia Dubyak has a pro tip, as she's been wearing strapless bras for ages, from dance recitals to pageants. "I can have the most perfect-fitting strapless bra, but I want it cemented to my body so I know it's not going to fall at all, which is why I tape the bottom seam of the band to my rib cage (using this boob tape) around to the cups to really reinforce the sturdiness," she says. "This is also a great extra bit of security if you get super sweaty, too."

How We Tested the Best Strapless Bras

From wearing these bras with strapless dresses to long events like weddings or just being out and about in a strapless top during a hot summer day, six of our editors have tested and vetted some of these strapless bras to ensure they deserve our seal of approval. It was important for us to consider the fit, quality, features like non-slip grips and removable straps, lift, how well it stays in place over time, coverage and more. Fisher mentions that strapless bras should feel like they aren't even there. "The goal of a good strapless bra is to look (and feel) “invisible”, so choosing a shade that blends with your skin tone is helpful." We used the same sentiment in our bra search for the most seamless, invisible fit.

How We Chose the Best Strapless Bras

We've tested many of the bras on this list that are bestsellers and loved by many to see if they're really worth the hype, plus styles that we've personally purchased that have become our go-tos.

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Best Balconette Bra

1. Lively Lace Strapless


  • Value: 19/20
  • Functionality: 20/20
  • Comfort: 16/20
  • Fit: 17/20
  • Quality: 19/20
  • Total: 91/100
  • Pros: offers lift, comfortable for long periods of time
  • Cons: lace can be itchy
  • Size Range: 32A to 38DD
  • Promising Review: "I credit the boning all along the band for the fact that this bra will not budge even if I'm going bananas on the dance floor." —Abby Hepworth, PureWow fashion editor

"Lively's Lace Strapless is phenomenal for giving me some lift while smoothing my torso from all angles," raves fashion editor Abby Hepworth. "And it's surprisingly comfortable for long periods of time (although definitely not as comfortable I credit the boning all along the band for the fact that this bra will not budge even if I'm going bananas on the dance floor. It does run a little tight in the band, so I recommend opting for your sister size in one band size up to make it a bit more comfortable without causing any gapping in the cups. I do wish it came in more colors—right now it's just available in beige, black and a blue-gray hue—to fit a greater range of nude hues."

Best for Big Boobs

2. Wacoal Red Carpet Convertible Bra


  • Value: 18/20
  • Functionality: 19/20
  • Comfort: 16/20
  • Fit: 20/20
  • Quality: 19/20
  • Total: 92/100
  • Pros: silicone-lined band, sturdy band
  • Cons: padding feels a little thick
  • Size Range: 30D to 44G
  • Promising Review: "[It] neither slides down nor pinches upon wear, thanks to a good fit and a silicone strip on the band and it has a ton of hook options for a more customized fit, too." —Katherine Gillen, PureWow senior food editor

Senior food editor Katherine Gillen explains, "Nothing sends a shiver down my spine like shopping for a strapless bra—the combination of a small band and larger cup size makes it nearly impossible to find something that fits. This bra is available in a huge range of sizes (including mine!), so that was definitely the biggest draw. It also miraculously doesn't end up around my waist by the end of the day. I've had this bra for about two years. I wear it anytime I don't want bra straps to show—with tanks and camisoles, under sleeveless dresses, for casual and formal occasions. [Plus,] the cups and underwire are as good as the day I purchased, and the beige color hasn't picked up any dinginess in the wash. It's not the most comfortable bra I've ever worn (after all it's still a strapless bra) but it's not like, corset-level uncomfortable."

Best Non-Slip Design

3. Thirdlove 24/7 Classic


  • Value: 17/20
  • Functionality: 18/20
  • Comfort: 19/20
  • Fit: 18/20
  • Quality: 18/20
  • Total: 90/100
  • Pros: stays up well, removable straps
  • Cons: only comes in two colors
  • Size Range: 32AA to 44H
  • Promising Review: "I wore it all around London recently for various coronation things. I did of course have to do a few bathroom checks just to be sure it was still in place and my boobs looked good, but I was super happy with the feel of it. It stayed secure and didn't make my boobs sweat a ton either." —Rachel Bowie, PureWow senior director of special projects & royals

Senior director of special projects & royals Rachel Bowie has owned two of these bras over the past two years. "I wear it all the time with summer dresses and have also worn it to a wedding or two," she says. "It's been my favorite strapless bra by far. I feel like it actually stays in place and it provides fuller coverage, too. The silicone grip that prevents if from sliding really works and it has also retained its shape after several washes. The cups are still in good shape and the underwire is very secure. The color is also still the same (I have it in beige and white)."

Most Comfortable Bra

4. Wacoal Halo Strapless Bra


  • Value: 18/20
  • Functionality: 19/20
  • Comfort: 19/20
  • Fit: 19/20 
  • Quality: 19/20
  • Total: 94/100
  • Pros: removable straps, comfortable fit
  • Cons: not great for low necklines
  • Size Range: 32B to 42DD
  • Promising Review: "The fabric between the cups is pretty wide so this bra doesn't work with low-cut necklines, but it does stay put really well thanks to rubber binding along the top." —Abby Hepworth, PureWow fashion editor

This Wacoal style is another of Hepworth's faves. "This is definitely the most comfortable strapless bra I've ever worn that isn't also just a spandex bandeau tube. It's so lightweight and breathable, and, very importantly, doesn't hold onto sweat. It gives some lift but not a ton, but I feel well supported even if I'm dancing or being active. I will say, the high cut in front means this bra doesn't work with some lower-cut necklines, but for your classic strapless dress or cami top it totally disappears under the fabric."

Best Bandeau Style

5. Skims Fits Everybody Bandeau


  • Value: 19/20
  • Functionality: 17/20
  • Comfort: 20/20
  • Fit: 19/20 
  • Quality: 19/20
  • Total: 94/100
  • Pros: doesn't create a uniboob, extremely comfortable
  • Cons: doesn't come with removable straps
  • Size Range: XXS to 4XL
  • Promising Review: "I avoid strapless bras with wiring or padding like the plague when I can. This one is comfortable, breathable and surprisingly stays up well under tops." —Olivia Dubyak, PureWow commerce editor

"I have a 36D to DD chest, but my boobs sit up pretty high, so I never feel the ned for a lot of padding, which is why I opt for more bandeau, non-padded styles under my strapless items (and, no, I don't care that my nipples show)," says commerce editor Olivia Dubyak. "This bra is incredibly comfortable and surprisingly stays in place and gives my chest a small lift since the material is quite taut. It comes in 12 nude shades and a few limited edition colors, too. Unfortunately there isn't a non-slip silicone lining along, which would make the material stay up even better. I also wish there were removable straps so I can wear it with straps when I want to as well. One of my favorite things about this bra, though, is that it doesn't give me a uniboob like most bandeaus do. It still gives my chest shape which is a win."

Best Underwire-Free Bra

6. Lively The No-wire Strapless


  • Value: 20/20
  • Functionality: 19/20
  • Comfort: 20/20
  • Fit: 18/20 
  • Quality: 18/20
  • Total: 95/100
  • Pros: underwire-free, silicone grip
  • Cons: gives almost too much coverage
  • Size Range: 32A to 32DDD
  • Promising Review: "I really appreciate the wide band and row of hooks I think that's part of the reason it stays up so well." —Dana Dickey, PureWow senior editor

"Okay I'm actually sort of halfway between the A and B size, so I don't really need tons of support," senior editor Dana Dickey admits. "However, I do like the shaping and nip smoothing of a strapless bra with a skimpy top or dress, and this bra fits the bill. The smooth, molded design is such a relief from most bras' tight underwires, and the wide band plus some little silicone grip strips manages to keep it in place without the underwire. Plus the minimalist design goes with all my other no-show undies. [As for washing,] I don't even put [it] in a mesh bag and it still washes up great. No color fading or pilling in the two years I've worn it."

  • Value: 18/20
  • Functionality: 18/20
  • Comfort: 20/20
  • Fit: 20/20 
  • Quality: 19/20
  • Total: 95/100
  • Pros: adjustable band, comfortable material and fit
  • Cons: not a ton of support for large boobs
  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Promising Review: "Not only is it so incredibly soft, but its seamless edges and slightly longer length in the front make it practically invisible under tight tops, which is something I've always struggled to find." —Pamela Masin, PureWow director of affiliate strategy

Pamela Masin, director of affiliate strategy, says, "After years of despising every strapless bra years of despising every strapless bra I've ever owned, I went down an extensive strapless bra research rabbit hole before my wedding last year that lead me to one of my all-time favorite purchases: this Commando Butter Soft Strapless Bra. Not only is it so incredibly soft, but its seamless edges and slightly longer length in the front make it practically invisible under tight tops, which is something I've always struggled to find. And while it looks like a bandeau, it has adjustable hook and eye closures in the back, a non-slip rubber hem at the top and very thin removable pads (I never wear bras with pads, but these are the barely-there type). This bra is so comfortable that I've gone to get ready for bed and have surprised myself when I'm reminded that I'm wearing it!"

Best Backless Strapless Bra

8. Gatherall Bra


  • Value: 18/20
  • Functionality: 19/20
  • Comfort: 18/20
  • Fit: 18/20 
  • Quality: 20/20
  • Total: 93/100
  • Pros: backless, stickiness lasts all day
  • Cons: sells out frequently
  • Size Range: A to DD
  • Promising Review: "I recently wore it on a hot May day in Charleston and even through dancing (and sweating) it stayed put for over eight hours." —Pamela Masin, director of affiliate strategy

Masin is also a fan of this strapless bra from Gatherall. "If you're skeptical about sticky bras, you need to get your hands on these Gatherall cups," she raves. "Whereas other backless bras I've tried only stay put when worn with tight clothes to keep them in place, this one completely suctions on and doesn't budge at all. I recently wore it on a hot May day in Charleston and even through dancing (and sweating) it stayed put for over eight hours. I especially like how it's not visible underneath clothes and that it actually holds up when you wash it (just make sure you follow the directions from the brand—I recommend using their rice paper soap). The only downside is that it's sold out in a few shades and sizes right now, but hopefully the brand will restock soon."

9. DKNY Sheers Strapless Underwire Bra

Best Mesh Style

  • Pros: mesh, wide straps
  • Cons: not a huge size range
  • Size Range: 32A to 38DD
  • Promising Review: "I love the fact that the straps are wide and convertible. Im a 36DD [and] finally [found] a bra that doesn't have skinny, flimsy straps! It is lightweight and yet very supportive. For me it's perfect." —a Bare Necessities customer

This bra offers a sexy, sheer silhouette that uses impeccable construction and seaming alongside stretchy (but not too stretchy) mesh to give your bosom natural-looking support. The combination of a wide band and stretchy microfiber results in a surprisingly high level of support, though we will admit, those looking for a lot of lift might be happier with a different bra. That said, the breathable, soft material is a spectacular mix of comfy and sexy. “Not only does it fit perfectly, it's also one of the most comfortable bras I've ever worn,” raves one shopper. “It feels sexy without feeling unsophisticated. And I highly suggest getting the matching hipsters. Such a great set.” Although we were skeptical about how much support those with ample bosom would find, there are multiple reviews from women with large cups that say this bra fits well, thanks in large part to the wider band.

10. Felina Body Luxe Convertible Bra

Smoothest Silhouette

  • Pros: molded cups, smoothing material
  • Cons: limited size range
  • Size Range: 32C to 38DD
  • Promising Review: "I’ve literally been pushing off purchasing a strapless bra because I am always so disappointed with them. Not this one! This bra does not fold over or create an annoying crease at the top. I tried it on with multiple tops requiring a strapless bra and no folds. It’s so soft and pretty comfortable for a wired, padded bra." —a Nordstrom customer

This bra is a winner for its hidden underwire and molded cups that offer lots of support whilesmoothing your silhouette all over. Silicone strips also help keep this beauty in place, even as you bust a move on the dance floor. Even the silkiest tops don’t stand a chance against the seamless construction of this Felina bra. The unique design—which features a structured underwire hidden under a molded outer layer—won’t fold, gap or dimple, no matter your cup size, and has a wide band to help continue that magical smoothing effect through the sides and back. Per one size 36C reviewer, “I needed to find a new strapless because my other one just didn't look natural. It was giving me too much on the top, and by the end of the day the bra was sitting way too low on my chest. This one, however, stays put! The transition from my chest to the bra is seamless so it looks very natural.” As you might expect, almost every review highlights the way this bra creates an uninterrupted line across your torso, with no obvious poking or bulging to worry about.

11. The Harper Base Strapless Bra

Softest Bra

  • Pros: buttery soft material, non-slip grips
  • Cons: may offer too much lift similar to a push-up bra
  • Size Range: 32A to 42F
  • Promising Review: "This was the best strapless bra ever hands down in the color was absolutely perfect. Matches my skin tone to a T" —a Harper Wilde customer

This strapless bra offers breathable, buttery-soft fabric that’s supportive so it won't slide down when you're wearing it. It also has an “x-bridge” at the center for easy folding in your dresser drawer or suitcase for travel, plus, it's just super cute. This Harper Wilde bra is made to give your chest a bit of lift without causing any top spillage and it has a nice, wide band to support your boobs. "Very hard to find a great quality strapless for bigger busted girls. And this one is ahhhmazing! I’m a 40DD and I didn’t feel like they were falling out or I didn’t feel the bra was falling down. [I] felt supported and comfortable, [but it's] a little tight at first wear," reports one customer. You can take the brand's Fit Quiz to find your perfect size so you can ensure you feel comfortable and supported when you wear this one, plus, it comes with straps in case you love it so much you want to wear it with your non-strapless clothes, too.

12. Auden Plus-Size Strapless Bra

Best Plus-Size Bra

  • Pros: supportive, great coverage
  • Cons: lace detailing can be itchy
  • Size Range: 42C to 48DD
  • Promising Review: "The support I got from this bra was great! I have a tough time finding good strapless bras, but this one got me through a full 13 hours of running around Hollywood Studios in Orlando and I only had to adjust it once. The cups do run big, I’m usually a 42D but I tried it on in store and went with a 42C which fit much better." —a Target shopper

This style is a winner for its full-coverage fit featuring convertible straps for extra support when need be. We especially love the lace detailing that adds a romantic touch, as well as the thicker padding that’s going to give you more coverage and support than a regular bra. Reviewers say it holds up to its claim of being no-slip, but also recommend sizing down, as it tends to run large. “As a woman who obviously is big chested, finding a strapless bra is actually quite a challenge,” says one five-star reviewer. “This strapless bra is beautiful and adds an additional feminine touch with the lace in the center, under the cups and halfway around the back. Inside of the bra are two extra support pieces that prevent sliding down.” Another happy shopper writes, “This is the first strapless bra that actually stays on and doesn’t slip while dancing.”

13. Savage X Fenty Strapless Bra

Best Size Range

  • Pros: comfortable fit, balconette style
  • Cons: reviewers say it runs slightly large
  • Size Range: 30A to 44DD
  • Promising Review: "It is the most supportive strapless bra ever and the cups feel absolutely perfect and comfortable. Most strapless bras automatically feel like they sag or have gaps or just not supportive. Not this one." —a Savage x Fenty customer

Besides this baby having Rihanna’s stamp of approval, this best-selling model is engineered with comfort as a top priority. It’s equipped with removable straps for versatility, oh-so soft satin fabric and molded cups that will maintain their shape over time. The biggest takeaways here are that this bra looks incredible on, stays in place and is fantastic quality. “I am more on the busty side, so it's hard to find a strapless bra that stays in place,” explains one customer. “It took me a few exchanges to find my correct size, but once I did, it was a match made in heaven.” Some reviewers mention this bra runs a bit on the big side, so for a strapless bra, it's best to size down. "If you are wanting to wear this as an actual strapless bra, go with the smaller of your normal sizes and maybe even a band size smaller. Remember you could always wear an extender," advises one customer.

natori feathers strapless bra

14. Natori Feathers Underwire Plunge Strapless Bra

Best Bra for V-Necks

  • Pros: low-cut cups, offers lift
  • Cons: lace can be itchy
  • Size Range: 32B to 36DDD
  • Promising Review: "There is a beautiful natural shape to the cup without unnecessary padding and you are not left with that odd 50s pointy boob look caused by most strapless bras because the molding is so thick and hard." —a Nordstrom shopper

The strapped version of the Natori Feathers Bra has garnered a cult-following, and this strapless iteration is no different. Offering comfortable, non-suffocating support, a no-slip grip and lump-free padding, it’s most likely going to be one you reach for over and over again. We’ll let this one review speak for itself: “Ladies, it's perfect. There is a beautiful natural shape to the cup without unnecessary padding and you are not left with that odd ‘50s pointy boob look caused by most strapless bras because the molding is so thick and hard. For me, this is a blessing that I have been struggling to find for years. Great quality! And will be purchasing this bra in both colors.”

15. Maidenform Custom Lift Strapless Bra

Best Bra for a Natural-Looking Lift

  • Pros: push-up style lift, satin fabric
  • Cons: sits lower on breasts
  • Size Range: 32A to 38D
  • Promising Review: "This bra is perfect! It has wider sides for comfort and it stays up! It's very soft and comfortable." —a Target customer

For days when you want to give the girls the most subtle bit of lift, this Maidenform pick has your back. (Well, technically your front, but you get the picture.) Available in three colors, the foam cups offer the slightest lift that looks totally natural and is still ridiculously comfortable. Purchasers do write that this one can run small, so it might be best to size up. But beyond that, they praise its supportive design, comfortable fit and affordable price point. As one five-star review says, “This is the best, most supportive strapless bra I've ever worn. It does not fall down (even in my long strapless bridesmaid's dress!), it’s comfortable and it fits better than any other bra I've ever bought. I never thought that Target would be my go-to place for buying bras, but this one officially converted me. Not only are they better quality, they're half the price! I will never go anywhere else again.”

16. Lilyette Strapless Minimizer Cup Bra

Best Minimizer Bra

  • Pros: underwire-free, silicone grip
  • Cons: gives almost too much coverage
  • Size Range: 34C to 40DD
  • Promising Review: "[The] best strapless bra I have ever had—so comfortable! The padding underneath is so well made that I can’t even feel the underwire." —a Bare Necessities customer

For all our bigger chested ladies out there, you know that not all tops and dresses were built with you in mind. So, if you’re struggling to make one work because your boobs keep threatening to fall out, a minimizer bra might be what you need. This one in particular reduces your breast size by 1.5 inches, while still keeping their natural shape. It has a silicone lining and customizable straps so it can be used for non-strapless fits, too, and offers plenty of support. If the idea of a minimizing bra seems a tad…intimidating, we totally get it. But don’t be deterred. Reviewers love that this doesn’t make their chests feel suffocated, yet still holds their boobs down while still feeling supported and able to breath. “I’ve never found a strapless bra that fits as comfortably as this one," writes one reviewer. "I am finally able to wear an off the shoulder top." Another writes, "I am a 34DD and desperately need a supportive bra, and this one doesn't disappoint. A true must have in your wardrobe—and very comfortable too!”

17. OnGossamer Beautifully Basic Strapless Underwire Bra

Best Bra for Petites

  • Pros: minimal lace, verys upportive
  • Cons: limited size range
  • Size Range: 30B to 36DD
  • Promising Review: "The silicon strips go a long way for keeping this bad boy up, and the boning on the sides is especially good for bigger cup sizes to keep the sides in and up! Don’t waste your time, buy this one." —an Amazon customer

Calling all petite, bra-wearing people: This one’s for you. Featuring a supportive underwire available in band sizes 30 to 36, this bra offers just the right amount of support. And the subtle lace detailing that gives a pretty, feminine touch certainly doesn’t hurt either. “I have been looking for a strapless bra for ages to no avail,” one rave reviewer says. “This bra is so comfortable it doesn't even feel like a strapless bra, it has amazing support and it fits really, really well. Tried under different shirts and it doesn't even look like a strapless bra. The cups are perfect. I like it so much I am considering getting a second one. If you wear a 30C, this is your bra. For us smaller chested ladies, this is a godsend!”

18. Fantasie Aura Strapless Bra

Best for DD and Up

  • Pros: rounded cups, smooth fabric
  • Cons: may offer too much coverage for smaller breasts
  • Size Range: 30DD to 40GG
  • Promising Review: "I have never used a strapless bra before and considered it out of the cards for me because I’ve got relatively large boobs. I ordered this in size 32GG to wear with an off the shoulder dress for my birthday party. Holy cow. I did not notice it once all night. It stayed nice and secure, keeping the girls in check." —a Bare Necessities customer

As most women with larger cup sizes will know, tracking down any kind of bra that *actually* fits is way easier said than done—much less a strapless. But starting off at a cup size of 30DD and going up to 40GG, this option fixes that problem. It offers rounded, foam-lined underwire cups that include boning along the sides for added support, as well as stretchy, microfiber material and three rows of clasps on the back. "I have never used a strapless bra before and considered it out of the cards for me because I’ve got relatively large boobs. I ordered this in size 32GG to wear with an off-the-shoulder dress for for my birthday party. Holy cow. I did not notice it once all night. It stayed nice and secure, keeping the girls in check, whether I was sitting at dinner, jumping and dancing to Taylor Swift (and I mean JUMPING!) or running to catch the train. I cannot recommend this enough!”

19. Mitaloo Strapless Backless Plunge Bra

Best for a Low Back

  • Pros: backless, adhesive cups
  • Cons: isn't super supportive
  • Size Range: A to E
  • Promising Review: "I have DD breasts so I ordered the size E. I have already worn it three times. It is just as sticky each time. It doesn't hurt to put on or peel off." —an Amazon customer

If you’re planning on wearing an open-back dress to your friend’s upcoming wedding, this self-adhesive bra is an absolute must. It’ll give the girls a bit of a lift and—according to the rave reviews—actually stays put. This puppy has raked in nearly 3,500 five-star reviews on Amazon. “Sometimes you just wish you had cleavage without the ugly and annoying bra straps,” says a customer. “There’s no fussing with your boobs once they’re in the cups like you would a normal bra, so it’s a little difficult to get them adjusted how you’d like, but once you get the hang of it this bra works like a charm. Would definitely recommend if you’re in the market for a backless, strapless bra that works!”

20. Calvin Klein Naked Glamour Push-up Bra

Best Push-Up Bra

  • Pros: removable straps, non-slip silicone grips
  • Cons: sits low on breasts
  • Size Range: 36A to 36DD
  • Promising Review: "Some reviews are stating that the bra runs small...but, keep in mind, it is meant to work as a strapless bra, so the band is going to be tighter than it otherwise would be. If you are going to wear it as a regular bra, using the straps, then maybe order a band size up." —an Amazon customer

Behold: Calvin Klein’s best-selling strapless bra. It comes with a no-slip grip along the inside of the band, has contoured cups with supportive underwire and added boning on the sides to guarantee everything stays in its proper place. Of the nearly 2,900 five-star reviews, this one is a highlight: “This bra changed my life,” says one reviewer. “I have never been able to wear strapless bras before because they always fall down or make my boobs look saggy, but his bra is a game-changer. I wore this with a cute off-the-shoulder top on a trip to the Dominican Republic, and what was supposed to be a quick pit stop to check out a cliff ended up turning into an accidental six-mile hike through the jungle. I was a dirty, gross waterfall of sweat. Then it poured on us. I had to bend under low branches and climb up a steep hillside and all the while this bra did not budge. I could not recommend this more. The entire hike my fiancée kept asking me to stop talking about how impressed I was with this bra, but I couldn’t stop. I literally wanted to tell every person I saw to go buy this bra. It might actually be the unicorn of strapless bras. I’m about to buy like ten more.”

21. Spanx Up For Anything Strapless Bra

Best Cups That Mold to Your Body

  • Pros: memory foam cups, non-digging band
  • Cons: pricey
  • Size Range: 32A to 40DD
  • Promising Review: "This strapless bra was perfect. No slipping, great support, lightweight and super comfortable! Highly recommend." —a Spanx customer

If you’re constantly on the move, finding a bra with cups that actually mold to your body (instead of cups that make your body mold to them) is key. This Spanx design does just that, in addition to convertible, removable straps, an elastic-free band that doesn’t dig into the skin and supportive construction. Adding it to your underwear drawer is a no-brainer. “This strapless bra not only has just the right coverage, but it stays in place without chaffing,” explains a rave reviewer. “I never was self-conscious or worried that I would have to tug at it to keep it up, and the wide back strap holds beautifully. This is an exceptional bra! I wore it under an off-shoulder top and felt beautiful and confident.” Another states, “I probably have owned over the years (I am 60-something) ten to 14 strapless and longline bras that I hated. I also have scoliosis, so finding a strapless bra I can tolerate is a challenge! This one is appropriately named—I love it and wore it to a social event for hours and never tugged or even remembered that it was on!”

22. Natori Bliss Perfection Strapless Bra

Best Longline Bra

  • Pros: smooth material, wide band offers stability
  • Cons: some reviewers note that the cups can run a little big
  • Size Range: 30D to 38DD
  • Promising Review: "This bra is so great. So much support, I forgot I was wearing a strapless. Where has this been all my life?" —a Nordstrom customer

Longline bras are surprisingly supportive and comfortable. Case in point: this pick from Natori that has flexible padding, sexy lace along the bottom of the band, detachable straps and stretchy fabric for peak-levels of coziness. “This is the best fitting strapless bra that I've ever purchased,” explains a reviewer. “The six hook connectors offer stability and superior back and side coverage. I wear a 36D and this bra fit perfectly. I'm going to order another one just to be sure that I will have a backup at all times.”

23. Cosabella Evolution Strapless Bra

Best Seamless Bra

  • Pros: seamless fit, soft fabric
  • Cons: very expensive
  • Size Range: 30B to 36E
  • Promising Review: "I’ve hated wearing underwire bras because they never fit right and were uncomfortable. But Cosabella has changed that for me and I finally have a bra that feels good on and doesn’t gap on me." —a Cosabella customer

A best-seller, this seamless style from Cosabella truly fits like a dream. The fabric is buttery-soft and the cup sizes extend all the way up to an E, so it’s totally suitable for all the larger busted gals out there. “I wore the bra under a strapless, fitted top and there wasn't a visible line where bra-meets-flesh along the top like a lot of strapless numbers,” states one customer. “It stayed in place 90 percent of the night. Compared to other strapless bras, this is my favorite.” Another customer says, “I’ve been searching for the perfect strapless bra for ages and I’ve finally found it—the perfect amount of push up and so comfortable!”

24. Yummie Peyton Convertible Bra

Best Stretchy Bra

  • Pros: long band, no underwire
  • Cons: can ride down a little
  • Size Range: XS to L
  • Promising Review: "I'm rather large busted so I was very happy to find that this strapless bra works at holding the girls in place and was so comfortable." —an Amazon customer

Dreaming of a strapless bra that doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a bra at all? Built with super stretchy material and lightly padded, no-wire cups that have a barely-there sort of feel yet guarantee to stay put thanks to the wide band, this one is the next best thing to actually going totally braless. As one five-star reviewer explains, “Never in my life did I think I would find a strapless bra I love so much, but I did and it's this one. I love bandeaus because they're so comfortable, however they don't have the support I need with a regular strapless bra…It's literally the best bra I've tried on hands down. I am so excited about all of the strapless items I can wear now... oh, and not to mention it also gives me great cleavage. One of the best purchases ever.”

25. Vanity Fair Smooth Strapless Bra

Best Full-Coverage Bra

  • Pros: rounded cups, lightly lined
  • Cons: sits high on breasts
  • Size Range: 34B to 44DD
  • Promising Review: "I also love that I get the versatility with the straps, which means I can wear it with different style tops in the summer time. You don't notice the plastic hooks for the straps when wearing it strapless either." —an Amazon customer

In search of a strapless bra that won’t end up around your waist that also provides a full-coverage cup to prevent any dreaded #nipslip moments? Then snag this puppy in a two- or three-pack and never look back. When we say this style is beloved, we mean it. With more than 14,700 five-star reviews, customers love this bra for its great fit, particularly for plus-size ladies or those with fuller busts. “I was somewhat skeptical, given my previous experience with pretty much every strapless bra I've ever worn,” says a customer. “But I read the reviews here and decided to give this one a try and I'm glad that I did, because I am now a believer. It doesn't strap everything in tight like a strapped bra might, but it provided excellent support and stayed up/in place the entire evening. This bad girl even stayed in place after an hour or two of dancing! I was very impressed. Never at any point in the evening did I consider slipping away to install the optional straps. All in all, I am very, very happy with this bra.”

26. Victoria's Secret Sexy Illusions Uplift Strapless Bra

Best Victoria’s Secret Bra

  • Pros: convertible straps, lifting
  • Cons: runs small
  • Size Range: 32A to 44G
  • Promising Review: "VS bras have always been expensive, but this time I felt like it was really really worth it. The bra fits so perfect, the quality is great, it’s comfortable and looks good too. I couldn’t have asked for anything more." —a Victoria's Secret customer

This is a bra with all the trimmings of a fab strapless and then some. Namely, a customizable fit that can be worn five different ways with removable straps, six different colors and push-up padding for optimal lift. Note that this one may run small, so consider sizing up. Beyond that, customers claim it maintains its shape and doesn’t slide down, with many appreciating the slew of nude-hued color options. “This bra is everything,” says a customer. “It's the only one I buy now. It has grips that make it so it doesn't slide down or bunch, and is completely worth the money. I bought it in several colors because it replaces my others—only one I will wear with no issues!”

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