By now, most people have made their way back into the office at least a few times a week. But after two years of working from home in sweatpants and other forms of loungewear, many people's new official work uniform has veered toward styles that are both comfortable and functional — with an emphasis on comfortable.
With so much time spent focusing on outer layers like pants, tops and shoes, make sure you remember to upgrade your undergarments to the possible comfortable options, too! Nothing's worse than wearing a soft and silky top only to be suffering because bra wires are poking you underneath.
“I say bras are like shoes,” undergarment educator, bra fit expert and self-love coach Kimmay Caldwell previously told Hoda & Jenna.
If you’re not wearing the right kind, Caldwell continued, “it’s not going to feel good, no matter how amazing that bra is.”
Shop TODAY knows the bra struggle is real so, in addition to some expert picks from Caldwell, we rounded up some of the most comfortable bras for women that won't feel like a major chore to wear.
Most comfortable bras, according to an expert
This lightweight, seamless bra is extremely stretchy and feels as though your are wearing air. With no hardware, this bra gives a smooth look under clothing and the padding is bonded directly into the inner layer so it will not shift or crumple. The breathable and quick-drying material also makes this bra perfect for summer.
By using a patented seamless lamination design, when it comes to this bra you don't have to worry about cutting, rolling or lumps. It stretches to mold to your body and comes in a variety of skin tone options. This bra also offers supreme support for fuller busts, too.
This bra is a pretty and fun option with an amazing range in sizes. Its wire-free design can support up to a K cup and has extra support added to avoid spilling out. The adjustable band and straps also allows for a good fit, which almost always equals comfort.
Made from ultra-lightweight mesh material, wearing this bra feels like you are wearing next to nothing, hence the name. This bralette is ideal for petite busts and is slightly cinched at the center to add a little shape. To ensure a great fit, the band and straps are adjustable, too.
This bra is wire-free and has molded cups to give you shape, coverage and comfort. Sizes range from XS to 3X and are made from an eco-friendly material using recycled bottles. The straps are both adjustable and convertible so you can wear them crisscross.
Underwire does not have to mean uncomfortable and this bra proves that. In the right size you can hardly feel the wire and it provides extra support and shape. The inside of the cups are soft and the wire is wrapped in a velvety material for maximum comfort.
If you want to go braless without actually going braless, this tank top works just like a bra. This tank top comes in a full length of crop top cut and is perfect for lounging or running errands. The ribbed material is very on trend and this tank even works for fuller busts, too.
This seamless material is made to feel like butter to the touch. With no foam cups or padding, this bra provides extreme comfort. Sizes are available in XS to 3XL, so everyone can enjoy the fantastic soft feel of this bra.
Most comfortable bras, according to reviewers
A plunge bra like this is perfect for low-cut tops that you still need a bit of support underneath. Described by the brand as having the "comfort, support and function of your fave T-shirt bra — but without the wire," the reviews of this duo are filled with almost 1,000 shoppers raving about how much they love it.
Memory foam cups, micro jersey fabric and pleated straps come together to provide the most comfortable experience while you wear this T-shirt bra from ThirdLove. According to the brand, it's their no. 1 bestselling bra. It comes in a variety of neutral tones, as well as a few limited edition colors. Available band sizes range from 32 to 44 and cup sizes range from A to I.
Every bra-wearer should have at least one bralette in their arsenal. This shopper-loved bestseller from Parade is a great option that comes in 10 different colors. It's made out of recycled fabric, has adjustable straps and light band technology to provide a bit of support.
Lightly lined, comfortable and underwire for support? This bra from Harper Wilde has all of the features that make up an ideal bra. Which is why it's no surprise that it's a bestseller. It's offered in six colors and a wide range of sizes from 32A to 42F.
Pepper caters to those with smaller busts, only offering bras in cup sizes AA-B. This mesh bra is one of the brand's bestsellers and has almost 6,000 reviews from shoppers who can't get enough of it. It's designed to eliminate the gap that people with smaller busts experience when wearing other bras by laying closing to the skin to provide the most comfortable fit.
AnaOno creates bras for every body type at every stage of life. This high-neck style is a popular pick amongst shoppers and has an average rating over four-and-a-half stars. It's a minimal support bra so, while you might not want to wear this before going to the gym, it's a no-brainer for when you're stepping out quickly to run an errand or just lounging around the house.
This bralette from Lizzo's new shapewear line has almost a perfect five-star rating from reviewers. It comes in five different colors with size offerings ranging from 6X-XS. "This is the bra I've been waiting years for and the reason my lingerie drawer is overflowing with bras that didn't make the cut," raved one reviewer.
Neiwai’s top-rated wireless bra isn’t one-size-fits-all, but it can fit anyone with a band size of 31.5-40 inches and an A-DD cup, according to the brand. It’s made from an ultra-elastic, moisture-wicking fabric that is designed to prevent lines from showing, regardless of what you’re wearing, and has more than 1,400 five-star reviews from shoppers.
This intimates brand is beloved by many for their lightweight, buttery-soft bras that are easy to put on (and pull off at the end of the day). One of our writers swears by her True & Co. bra, saying that it "fits like a glove" and that it's perfect for her "new relaxed approach" to dressing up.
With five color options available, you're bound to fall in love with at least one of these wire-free Bali bras. A wider band helps smooth out your back, while stretch foam cups offer flexible comfort and adjustable stretch straps move with you.
The name pretty much sums it up: Wearing this bra feels a lot like walking on cloud nine. The soft fabric, wire-free contour cups and adjustable straps all make for one ultra-comfy bra that doesn't really feel like you've got anything on at all.
Finding a comfortable bra that's actually cute is kind of like stumbling upon the holy grail. This one from Soma comes in 13 colors and has a smooth yet sexy fit that offers you the best of both worlds.
Sexy, lacy comfort! Maidenform's Comfort Devotion wire-free bra offers subtle lift, a soft, suede-like fabric and convertible straps. Plus, the lace trim and bow add a bit of flirty detail.
The stretchy fabric of this wire-free bra contours to your shape while leaving a bit of breathing room, too. The comfy design has lightly padded cups and adjustable shoulder straps and comes in eight colors.
When it comes to the search for a comfy bra, wire-free is the name of the game. This unlined option from Jockey offers full coverage and wide straps, plus a flirty touch of mesh detailing in the middle.
Talk about a triple threat! Bali's cotton wireless bra is made from stretchy cotton, provides plenty of support and keeps you cool and dry.
Whoever said that comfortable bras couldn't be cute? Maidenform's lacy bralette is easy on the eyes and the chest thanks to a convertible mesh back panel and shaping foam cups.
Extra coverage typically leaves you feeling a bit suffocated, but not with this bra. Thanks to the mesh fabric, adjustable shoulder straps and flexible wire-free cups, you get plenty of comfort. As an added bonus, the breathable mesh wings knock out underarm bulge.
Getting used to the bra-free lifestyle? Layer this stretchy cotton cami underneath your blouses for a bit of coverage. The bestselling top has over 14,000 verified five-star ratings, and one happy shopper said it's the perfect replacement for a bra: "I only wear spaghetti strap tops with a built-in shelf bra under my work shirt uniform and my everyday clothes. This top is the trusted Hanes brand and of good quality [and] soft material. The straps are strong and sewn well."
Sports bras can feel a bit constricting, but this top-rated Amazon option has won rave reviews from customers for its stretchy fabric, wire-free construction, removable padding and wide straps.
There's something so cozy about a T-shirt bra, and this bestselling two-pack from Fruit of the Loom has over 600 five-star reviews from Walmart shoppers. It combines light padding with smooth cups and a soft cotton material that offers plenty of stretch and comfort.
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