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It’s not hard to tell why the bralette (also known as the soft bra, the lazy bra, and the no-bra bra) has been on the steady rise for years now. The no-lift, unwired style allows those who can only “free the nipple” in spirit the opportunity to feel just as comfortable while still getting that extra layer of coverage and support.
The every-and-any day wear factor is a big plus, too. The bralette works just as great under a chunky sweater in the colder months as it does under a loose T-shirt or peaking out from a low-cut blouse in the spring time.
And you don’t need to be small on top to wear one. There are a lot of brands catering to everyone, from A-cups to G-cups to women who nurse and women who are post-mastectomy. We’ve rounded up the best here.
Richer Poorer The Bralette, $21 (XS-L)
The newly introduced bralette from the brand Richer Poorer was well worth the wait. The style features a wider elastic brand for the best support, adjustable straps, and super soft cups that actually cover what you need it to.
Hips & Curves Lace Bralette, $37 (C-G Cups)
Typically, bigger boobs means slim pickings for bras on the sexier and comfortable side, but Hips & Curves, a brand specializing in plus-size, has you covered if you fall between a C to G cup. This lace bra has a double seam lining for additional support, a three-hook back closure, and adjustable straps to get the fit just right.
Cosabella Dolce Bralette, $55
This pretty lace option actually packs functionality for bigger cup sizes, too. With adjustable straps and a sturdy lower band, this bralette finally offers style and support without the puckering, pinching, or spillage.
Aerie Keyhole Longline Bralette, $18
Longline bras are another great option if you’re looking for something cute that’ll still support anything other than an A-cup, and no one can really beat Aerie when it comes to quality at a low price. Plus, the extended lace band makes this the perfect bra to wear under a semi-sheer top.
AnaOno Pocketed Plunge Wirefree Bra, $58
While anyone with boobs can wear an AnaOno bra, the brand was created specifically for those who have had breast surgery in mind. This particular style, made in collaboration with an actual radiation oncologist, was designed to help those with sensitive, irritated, or scarred skin, and also includes a pocket for modesty pads and breast forms.
Pansy Bra, $48 (XS-XXL)
The ethical, totally organic underwear brand you’ve seen all over Instagram actually lives up to the hype, and its no-fuss minimal bras are proof. The pieces are made of just elastic and thick cotton, so they’re sturdy enough for daily wear under just about anything. (Or just to lounge in as is, as this model faithfully demonstrates.)