When it comes to finding the most comfortable bra, we’ve got a few nonnegotiables on our list of requirements. Like finding a style with underwire that doesn’t dig into your ribs and straps that don’t leave angry red (and sore) indents in your shoulders. Aside from that, it just depends on how our bodies are feeling: Do you need the light hug of a bralette because you’re not leaving your house—let alone the couch—or would you prefer the serious oomph of a molded cup? So, yeah, we took a lot into consideration when selecting the 16 most comfortable bras that will fit all sizes and purposes (yes, including nursing bras!).

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1. ThirdLove Pima Cotton Wireless Bra

If you have yet to slip on a wireless bra, your world is about to be rocked. This style is the middleground between an underwire and a bralette, both in terms of support and comfort. So while your girls might not be as lifted, they will be kept securely in place. This ThirdLove style is made from a soft, cushy memory foam and has convertible straps, so you can wear this bra with almost any top.

BUY IT ($68)

Available in sizes 30C to 48D (Including H & I cups)

2. Aerie Real Me Full Coverage Unlined Bra

Not one but two PureWow editors rely on this light-as-air bra—whether they’re in quarantine or not. Associate editor Abby Hepworth admits: “I’ve worn a regular bra every day during this ordeal. And I honestly prefer the support this Aerie bra provides over the feeling of my boobs flopping around in a flimsy bralette.” Adds associate managing editor Rachel Gulmi, “Even though the material is really soft and thin, it still feels supportive. The underwire and overall shape is just like my normal bras but this version is way more relaxed and comfortable.”

BUY IT ($40; $20)

Available in sizes 32A to 40D (Including DD & DDD cups)

3. Spanx Bra Bra-llelujah Full Coverage Bra

The only downside to this Spanx style? The straps aren’t adjustable. But it does have a smoothing back that prevents and lumps or bumps from peeking out and an easy-to-use front clasp. One shopper said it best: “This bra give[s] me a terrific shape and I don’t want to tear it off as soon as I get in the house (or car, a neat trick).”

BUY IT ($68)

Available in 32A to 38DDD

4. Natori Bliss Perfection Contour Soft Cup Bra

You know how we feel about Natori’s cult-favorite feathers bra (if you don’t, read all about it). But if you want to eschew all that lace and, okay, also the underwires, for something more simple and straightforward, this soft cup style is a happy compromise. Featuring a flat elastic band at the bottom, it keeps everything in place in a very supportive way. Plus, it’s available in a DDD cup.

BUY IT ($64; $48)

Available in sizes 30A to 38D (Including DD & DDD cups)

5. ThirdLove 24/7 Lace Contour Plunge Bra

Sexy and comfortable are two words that seem mutually exclusive. This ThirdLove bra proves that theory to be wrong. Constructed from memory foam that’s covered in a thin layer of stretchy lace (a functional detail that also helps to eliminate gaping at the cup), this bra offers a hint of push-up with wires that will never poke out.

BUY IT ($76)

Available in sizes 30B to 48D (Including F & G cups)

6. Richer Poorer Scoop Bralette

For those extra lazy days that involve moving from the bed to the couch and back to the bed (which is most Saturdays and Sundays), this super forgiving bralette will get you through. And while it has very minimal support, it is cute and effective on those days when your ribs are tired of being pinched. The most notable details? The cool caramel shade, the V-back and the sexy side cut-outs.

BUY IT ($28)

Available in sizes XS to XL

7. Liberté Bowery Mesh Plunge Bra

Soft, lightweight cups can make all the difference. And light-as-air feel of this mesh and lace number are proof. This entire range was created for women with bigger busts, so you won’t face any spillage over the top or sides of the cup. Hot tip: Reach for this bra when you’re not afraid of a strap peeking out of your tank (yes, even during a Zoom call).

BUY IT ($94)

Available in sizes 32C to 38H

8. Cosabella Never Say Never Curvy Hook & Eye Bralette

If you have a smaller band and a bigger bust, you’re probably resigned to the fact that bralettes just don’t work for you. But you’ve also probably never tried this Cosabella number that was designed to address that exact concern, thanks to the back that includes a five-row hook and eye closure and the cups that won’t runneth over.

BUY IT ($31)

9. Knix WingWoman Contour Bra

One reviewer says all you need to know about this everyday bra: “No spillage! Surprising support for a wireless bra due to the engineered construction and shape. Just make sure you get the right fit and proper sizing. If you're not sure, contact them; they are so knowledgeable and will advise you on the suitable size.” For the record, Knix has a sizing process unlike most other brands—this bra runs from size 1 to 8+, which translates from 32A to 42G—so you’ll definitely want to refer to their sizing chart before placing your order.

BUY IT ($60)

10. True&Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bra

According to PureWow’s food editor Katherine Gillen, there’s a lot to love here. “It’s soooo soft, wireless but still supportive and doesn't give me that weird uniboob look that a lot of bralettes do,” she explains. Plus, she loves the convertible straps because they adjust to fit her short torso in a way that’s flattering and comfortable.

BUY IT ($44)

Available in sizes XS to XL

11. Delimira Gentle Comfort Sleep Bra

If you’re asking, what’s a sleep bra? Turns out, it’s just a piece of lingerie that’s comfortable enough to wear 24/7, even when you’re cooking, lying in bed working or almost-horizontal on the couch for eight hour straight. This beloved Delimira style is also ideal for maternity and nursing—and it goes up to a 48F/G. It has 4.5 stars on Amazon, with most reviewers noting that it provides support in the most comfortable fashion...and it costs just $19. What’s not to love?

$19 at Amazon

12. Hanro Touch Feeling Crop Top

For the lucky ones among us who don’t really need much support, this Hanro bralette is great for smoothing under sheer or tight tees and tanks. Plus, as the name might allude to, this one is super soft to the touch and feels great on.

BUY IT ($88)

Available in sizes XS to XL

13. Kindred Bravely Organic Cotton Nursing & Sleep Bra

One new mom raved about this particular style, noting that yes, it’s great for nursing a 4-month-old, but that she’d definitely also wear it even if she wasn’t post-partum. The organic cotton isn’t irritating on sensitive skin (or sensitive nipples!), while the V-front makes it so easy to nurse or pump, wherever you are. Oh, and it also comes in busty sizes!

BUY IT ($30)

Available in sizes XS to XXL

14. Lively The Full Support Bralette

Lively has pretty much won the bralette category, thanks to their stretchy designs featuring everything you love in an underwire bra—sans the actual wire. Now, they’ve taken all that expertise and created a plus-size bralette that combines comfort with support. It features triangle cups that are lightly lined, padded straps and an internal sling for some extra lift.

BUY IT ($35)

15. Lululemon Enlite Bra

Technically, yes, this is a sports bra. But once you get past that detail, this Lululemon design has everything you need in a barely-there, everyday bra. It’s got separate cups (so you can avoid any unfortunate uniboob moments) and it’s seamless (so it’s almost imperceptible under light fabrics). Plus, it has a clasp closure, meaning it’s easy to put on and take off.

BUY IT ($98)

16. Cuup The Scoop

From the silky satiny fabric to the range of chic earth tones, this bra from Cuup is more than just Instagrammable (if that’s your thing!). It’s also one of those pieces that you just put on and forget about...until you go to take it off at night. The unmolded cups offer the utmost flexibility, so you can clasp it and just get on with your life.

BUY IT ($68)

Available in sizes 30A to 38F

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