Humankind has put people on the moon, can build 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 2022, 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. Here you’ll find 25 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.
The Best Strapless Bras That Won’t Slip, Gape or Slouch, No Matter What
Best Strapless Bras At A Glance:
- Best Overall: Lively Lace Strapless
- Best Mesh Style: DKNY Sheers Strapless Underwire Bra
- Best for Bigger Boobs: Wacoal Red Carpet Full Bust Underwire Bra
- Smoothest Silhouette: Felina Body Luxe Convertible Underwire Contour
- Best Non-Slip Design: Thirdlove 24/7 Classic
- Best for Nursing: The Harper Wilde Flex
- Best Bandeau Style: SKIMS Fits Everybody Bandeau
- Best Lace Bra: Wacoal Halo Strapless Bra
- Best Plus-Size Bra: Auden Plus-Size Strapless Bra
- Best Size Range: Savage x Fenty Strapless Bra
- Most Customizable Fit: Bali One Smooth 8-Way Convertible Bra
- Best Bra for V-Necks: Natori Feathers Underwire Plunge Strapless Bra
- Best Underwire-Free Bra: Lively The No-Wire Strapless
- Best Bra for a Natural-Looking Lift: Maidenform Custom Lift Strapless Bra
- Best Minimizer Bra: Lilyette Strapless Minimizer Cup Bra
- Best Bra for Petites: Beautifully Basic Strapless Underwire Bra
- Best for DD and Up: Fantasie Aura Strapless Bra
- Best Adhesive Bra: Mitaloo Push-Up Strapless Backless Self-Adhesive Plunge Bra
- Best Push-Up Bra: Calvin Klein Naked Glamour Strapless Push-Up Bra
- Best Cups That Mold to Your Body: Spanx Up for Anything Strapless Bra
- Best Longline Bra: Natori Women’s Bliss Perfection Strapless Underwir Bra
- Best Seamless Bra: Cosabella Evolution Strapless Bra
- Best Stretchy Bra: Yummie Peyton Strapless Convertible Bra
- Best Victoria’s Secret Bra: Sexy Illusions Uplift Strapless Bra
1. Lively Lace Strapless
What It Promises: A very pretty design that combines decorative lace with breathable mesh. It also comes with an active-inspired band, that should in theory stay put better than your typical bra band.
What the Reviews Say: Per one size DD wearer, “I hate, hate, hate strapless bras, but I’ll gladly wear this one again. I love that it isn’t padded, but still feels supportive. The thin, sort of sticky material that prevents it from falling is effective without being burdensome.” The stickiness she refers to is a silicone strip on both the band that wraps under your bust as well as at the top of the cups, which is designed help keep everything securely in place. In fact, the top two comments from reviewers are that the bra doesn’t budge (even after 12 hours of wear) and that the lace is gorgeous. “It looks super chic,” says one PureWow editor and new fan. “I would totally wear this as a peekaboo moment under a deep-V or sheer shirt.”
Size range: 32A to 38DD
2. Dkny Sheers Strapless Underwire Bra
Best Mesh Style
What It Promises: A sexy, sheer silhouette that uses impeccable construction and seaming alongside stretchy (but not too stretchy) mesh to give your bosom natural-looking support.
What the Reviews Say: The combination of a wide band and techy stretch microfiber results in a surprisingly high level of support, though we will admit, those looking for a lot of lift coverage 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 D, DDD and even E cups that say this bra fits well, thanks in large part to the wider band.
Size range: 32A to 38DD
3. Wacoal Red Carpet Full Bust Underwire Bra
Best for Bigger Boobs
What It Promises: Complete with molded underwire cups and a bit of light foam padding, this strapless bra is designed to provide shaping, structure and support while still staying in place for those who fit a D cup or higher.
What the Reviews Say: This bra came recommended by one of PureWow’s own and is the only strapless bra she trusts to really support her bosom through a multi-hour function, like a wedding reception or gala. “It’s great for big boobs because of the boning, which mean the cups don’t fold as the day goes on, and Goldilocks amount of padding.” This bra definitely isn’t a push-up, but does have enough padding to help smooth your silhouette and prevent any nippy situations. And, as promised, it works remarkably well for even a size G cup. Per one size 32G shopper says, “I could never imagine going strapless, but I decided to take a chance and, oh, I am so glad I did. This bra stays in place, right where it should be, and I don’t have to fix it at all throughout the day. It’s pricey, but worth every penny.”
Size range: 30D to 44G
4. Felina Body Luxe Convertible Underwire Contour
What It Promises: Hidden underwires and molded cups that offer lots of support while smoothing your silhouette all over. Silicone stays also help keep this beauty in place, even as you bust a move on the dance floor.
What the Reviews Say: 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.
Size range: 32C to 38DD
5. Thirdlove 24/7 Classic
Best Non-Slip Design
What It Promises: Made with a soft micro-jersey fabric (in other words, it’s ultra-soft), this bra—available in whole and half sizes and a size range that goes from AA to I—is designed with versatility, comfort and a perfect fit in mind.
What the Reviews Say: “The tight fit of the cups to my boobs—quite possibly due to the sizing options—meant the bra didn’t budge all day,” says one size 36C reviewer. Others rave about the no-slip “sticky” grip in the band and the coverage provided by the fuller cups. Others love that half-size options (for sizes A through D) help minimize any chance of weird gaping or bulging. Plus, according to another happy shopper, “The fit of this bra was smooth enough under clothing that I could wear it with a strapless dress or a silky blouse.”
Size range: 32AA to 48I
6. The Harper Wilde Flex
Best for Nursing
What It Promises: This strapless offers breathable microfiber fabric that’s seamless, plus no-slip seams and light padding to give you lift and comfort at the same time. It also has an “x-bridge” at the center for easy folding in your dresser drawer or travel.
What the Reviews Say: As any new mom will tell you, nursing boobs fluctuate in size not just throughout the fourth trimester (as it’s often referred to), but throughout the day, too. And while there are definitely regular bras designed to make breast feeding easier and more comfortable, there aren’t so many strapless options. However, this Harper Wilde bra—which also works perfectly well for those who aren’t nursing—is made from an incredibly soft, slightly stretchy material that adjusts with your breasts so you don’t have to deal with gaping the morning and bulging the afternoon. It’s also lightly padded to give your boobs a little lift and extra coverage. Per one new mom, who finds herself fluctuating somewhere between a 34B and36C, “The full-coverage cups meant I wasn’t spilling out, but thanks to the padding and stretch of the material, I still had life and support at every size. In fact, the stretch made it surprisingly comfortable—and not something I was dying to rip off the second I got home.” As for nursing while wearing it? Simply lift your breast over the top and go to town.
Size range: 32A to 42F
7. Skims Fits Everybody Bandeau
Best Bandeau Style
What It Promises: A smooth all-around silhouette that’s as comfortable as your favorite bralette.
What the Reviews Say: The biggest problem with bandeaus is they all too often create a uniboob situation, especially for those with anything bigger than a B cup. This SKIMS design combats that with an innovative stretch material that gently hugs and conforms to your curves and offers (albeit minimal) support without smashing the girls down or trying to compress your chest. It does an oddly good job of staying put, too, requiring minimal adjusting even with all-day wear. In fact, many of the reviewers seem surprised by how much they enjoy wearing this bra, even those with ample bosom. “I am a 40DD and my boobs don’t weigh [the material] down and it fits better than a strapless underwire bra does,” says one shopper. “And I don’t have to pull it up constantly it keeps my girls high and dry.” As to be expected, this bandeau won’t give you a ton of lift or a push-up effect, and the wide front and back band don’t easily accommodate low-cut tops or low-back dresses, which is something to keep in mind.
Size range: XXS to 3X
8. Wacoal Halo Strapless Bra
Best Lace Bra
What It Promises: An elevated bandeau fit made from pretty lace material that’s sexy without showing too much.
What the Reviews Say: Three PureWow colleagues all claimed this lacey strapless to be their absolute favorite for two main reasons: silicone stays that don’t itch after a few hours and a breathable material that still offers coverage. “I’m seriously in love with this bra,” gushed one editor. “My boobs sit lower and wider on my chest, so most structured cup options just don’t fit right, but other minimalist styles are a little too minimalist for my taste (I don’t want to feel like my whole boob and nip is visible). This one hits that sweet spot right in the middle, with cups that conform to my body but don’t give away the whole farm.” In fact, this strapless is one of the best-selling styles at Nordstrom, with almost 200 five-star reviews that offer similar complements to the Halo’s comfortable but sturdy construction.
Size range: 32B to 40DD
9. Auden Plus-size Strapless Bra
Best Plus-Size Bra
What It Promises: A 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.
What the Reviews Say: 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 states, “This is the first strapless bra that actually stays on and doesn’t slip while dancing.”
Size range: 32A to 44DDD
10. Savage X Fenty Strapless Bra
Best Size Range
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: 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 strapless bra that stays in place,” explain one customer. “It took me a few exchanges to find my correct size, but once I did, it was a match made in heaven.”
Size range: 32A to 44DD
11. Bali One Smooth 8-way Convertible Bra
Most Customizable Fit
What It Promises: A warm-weather-approved design that comes with convertible, adjustable straps that allow you to customize your fit—whether it be for a halter dress, racerback tank or a strapless crop top. The foam-lined cups have built-in underwire for added support, as well as breathable fabric and a microfiber finish. (Buh-bye, boob sweat! You will not be missed.)
What the Reviews Say: It’s pretty common nowadays to track down a bra that boasts a customizable fit, but reviewers adore that this one offers you eight different ways of wearing it, while still fitting as it should without sacrificing on comfort. “It fits perfectly and stays in place comfortably,” says one. “It doesn’t fall down or dig into my skin and gives a very smoothing effect to my back.”
Size range: 36AA TO 44DD
12. Natori Feathers Underwire Plunge Strapless Bra
Best Bra for V-Necks
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: We’ll let this one review speak for itself: “Ladies, its 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.”
Size range: 34A to 36DD
13. Lively The No-wire Strapless
Best Underwire-Free Bra
What It Promises: An underwire-free design that has a no-slip grip with a soft and flexible fit and feel and lightly lined foam cups that make for a strapless bra that’s cozy enough to snooze in.
What the Reviews Say: From its comfort to the *actual* supportive design, reviewers tout this bra for a slew of reasons. “I honestly love this bra since it has support even though it is strapless,” explains one customer. “The bra itself looks good on me and brings out my curves—I personally love that.” Another says, “It doesn’t cut into your skin, it’s comfortable, smooth and you can’t even tell you’re wearing a bra!”
Size range: 32A to 36DDD
14. Maidenform Custom Lift Strapless Bra
Best Bra for a Natural-Looking Lift
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: 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.”
Size range: 32A to 36D
15. Lilyette Strapless Minimizer Cup Bra
Best Minimizer Bra
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: 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 fit as comfortably as this one. I am finally able to wear an off the shoulder top," says one. “I am a 34DD and desperately need a support bra, and this one doesn't disappoint,” says another. “A true must have in your wardrobe—and very comfortable too!”
Size range: 34C to 40DD
16. Beautifully Basic Strapless Underwire Bra
Best Bra for Petites
What It Promises: Calling all petite, bra-wearing people: This one’s for you. Featuring a supportive underwire available in band sizes 30 to 36, this Beautifully Basic bra offers just the right amount of support. And the subtle lace detailing that gives a pretty, feminine touch certainly doesn’t hurt either.
What the Reviews Say: “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!”
Size range: 30B to 36DD
17. Fantasie Aura Strapless Bra
Best for DD and Up
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: “I have never used a strapless bra before and considered it out of the cards for me because I’ve got relatively large boobs,” says a customer. “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, 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!”
Size range: 30DD to 40GG
18. Mitaloo Push-up Strapless Backless Self-adhesive Plunge Bra
Best Adhesive Bra
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: This puppy has raked in more than 3,200 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!”
Size range: A to E
19. Calvin Klein Naked Glamour Strapless Push-up Bra
Best Push-Up Bra
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: Of the nearly 1,500 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.”
Size range: 32A to 34DD
20. Spanx Up For Anything Strapless Bra
Best Cups That Mold to Your Body
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: “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!”
Size range: 32A to 40DD
21. Natori Women’s Bliss Perfection Strapless Underwire Bra
Best Longline Bra
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: “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.”
Size range: 34B to 38DD
22. Cosabella Evolution Strapless Bra
Best Seamless Bra
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: “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!”
Size range: 34B to 36DD
23. Yummie Peyton Strapless Convertible Bra
Best Stretchy Bra
What It Promises: 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.
What the Reviews Say: 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.”
Size range: XS to L
24. Vanity Fair Smooth Strapless Bra
Best Full-Coverage Bra
What It Promises: In search of a strapless 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.
What the Reviews Say: When we say this baby is beloved, we mean it. With more than 11,000 five-star reviews (and counting), 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.”
Size range: 34B to 44DD
25. Sexy Illusions Uplift Strapless Bra
Best Victoria’s Secret Bra
What It Promises: A bra with all the trimmings of a fab strapless and then some. A customizable fit that can be worn five different ways with removable straps, six different colors and push-up padding for optimal lift.
What the Reviews Say: 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!”
Size range: 32A to 38DDD