The Ultimate Guide to Bras: Finding Your Perfect Fit

Elevate Your Support and Comfort Our Top 14 Bras for 2023

2023’s top performing bras, tried and tested for comfort and support

Three models wear bras from CUUP, Wacoal, and Pepper.

From a strapless bra that won’t fall down to a bra designed for atypical breasts, find the perfect bra for you.

My dear fashion enthusiasts, brace yourselves for an adventure into the mystical realm of bras! Now, I know we’ve all had our fair share of unfortunate encounters with these undergarment contraptions. The kind that digs into your ribs, leaves you with back pains, and creates bizarre shapes under your clothes. But fear not, fellow beauties, for not all bras are created equal. There are some mythical gems out there, carefully designed to embrace your body with love and comfort.

So, armed with determination and a dash of madness, I embarked on a quest to uncover the best bras across multiple categories. Through rigorous testing, crowdsourcing, and countless hours of research, I have gathered the creme de la creme of bras. And today, my beloved readers, I present to you the dazzling wonders that will make you want to sing from the rooftops!

Best Overall: CUUP’s The Balconette

A woman wearing a brown balconette bra. CUUP

Let’s kick off our adventure with the majestic CUUP’s The Balconette! This mesmerizing creation is not only a visual feast for the eyes, but it also works wonders for your delicate curves. With its soft mesh cups, chic color options, and well-fitting underwire, it’s like wearing a cloud on your bosom. CUUP offers a variety of bra shapes, each more enchanting than the last. From the regal Demi Bra to the sultry Plunge, CUUP has crafted a masterpiece for every queen. Trust me, once you experience the blissful invisibility under your clothes and the surreal comfort that molds to your body, you’ll be hopelessly devoted to your CUUP balconette.

But should you desire an alternative, let me introduce you to Natori’s underwire feathers bra. With a track record of providing good support and an excellent fit for all, it’s the perfect backup option for your majestic bosom.

Best T-Shirt Bra: Spanx Bra-llelujah Lightly Lined Bralette

A woman wearing a nude colored bra. Spanx

Ah, the humble T-Shirt bra, the epitome of comfort in the realm of undergarments. And who better to grace us with the ultimate T-Shirt bra than Spanx? This divine creation is like a gentle hug for your bosom. Its lightly lined and seamless design ensures a flawless fit beneath your favorite tees. But what sets the Spanx Bra-llelujah apart is its devotion to comfort. No pesky hook closures here, my lovely readers. Instead, it glides on effortlessly, hugging your ribs with a flattering shape. Trust me, the patented dig-free straps will make you sing “Hallelujah” to the heavens!

Of course, we cannot forget Aerie’s Real Sunnie Blossom Bra and ThirdLove’s 24/7 Classic T-Shirt Bra, revered as cult-favorite T-Shirt bra options. These beauties deserve an honorable mention in your collection.

Best Push-Up Bra: Soma Embraceable Push-Up Bra

A woman wearing a light purple bra. Soma

Ah, the mighty push-up bra, the sorceress of perkiness! When a push-up bra works its magic, it gives your chest a lifted, enchanting allure without any slipping or digging. And in the realm of push-up potions, Soma’s Embraceable Push-Up Bra reigns supreme. It possesses the shape of a T-Shirt bra but boasts an extraordinary lift and a cut that complements any neckline. While some push-up bras may suffer from slippage, Soma’s creation fits like a glove, ensuring your magical assets remain in place.

Best for Large Cup Sizes: Chantelle C Essential Full Coverage Smooth Bra

A woman wearing a nude bra. Chantelle

The land of the well-endowed bosoms requires a specialized touch, a supportive structure that doesn’t compromise on comfort. Enter Chantelle, the French-designed favorite for those with larger cups. Their C Essential Full Coverage Smooth Bra is a true masterpiece. Boasting underwire foam cups that offer unparalleled support, this bra effortlessly maintains a clean silhouette under any garment. But wait, there’s more! Not only does it provide comfort and support, but it also keeps your breasts perky and lifted. It’s like having your personal magical lift spell tucked away beneath your favorite top.

Best Strapless Bra: Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra

A woman wearing a nude strapless bra. Wacoal

For those who revel in versatility, the Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra is an absolute must-have in your enchanted closet. This glorious creation is hailed as a phenomenal strapless bra, but here’s the magical twist: it comes with straps that allow you to effortlessly convert it into a T-Shirt bra. The foam cups and well-placed underwire are the icing on the cake, providing you with a stay-put fit that defies gravity. But wait, my dear readers, there’s an alternative for those who long for a deeper plunge or a more breathable fabric. Lively’s strapless bra is akin to the Wacoal option but with a tantalizing twist of a deeper cut and the breathability of mesh fabric. It’s the perfect companion for a lower neckline or for those who appreciate a little extra air in their bra-life.

Best Sports Bra: Nike Dri-FIT Swoosh Sports Bra

A woman wearing a blue sports bra. Nike

For our athletic goddesses out there, we cannot move forward without exploring the realm of sports bras. Behold, the Nike Dri-FIT Swoosh Sports Bra, the pinnacle of sporting excellence. Whether you’re gracefully practicing yoga or conquering high-intensity interval training, this bra is tailored to your every move. Crafted with wide, supportive straps and a wicking material that keeps you cool, it ensures you stay comfortable and fabulous throughout your athletic endeavors. And fear not, my low-impact enthusiasts, for Athleta’s soft Warrior Longline Bra is perfect for yoga and dance, allowing you to move freely with its comforting embrace. And for those high-intensity warriors, Lululemon’s High Support Bra is your faithful companion, ensuring everything remains in place as you conquer the world of running.

Best Bralette: SKIMS Fits Everybody Crossover Bralette

A woman wearing a green bralette. Skims

If you’ve been scarred by ill-fitting bras and yearn for a touch of grace and comfort, the land of bralettes is your saving grace. Join me in welcoming the marvelous SKIMS Fits Everybody Crossover Bralette, designed to embrace your curves with unparalleled stretchiness, comfort, and mind-boggling softness. Initially, it may seem too small, but fear not, my dear readers, for this wonder slips on effortlessly and embraces you in its loving grasp. And let us not forget the enchanting True & Co. Triangle Lace Racerback, a timeless pull-on bra that prioritizes comfort without compromising on style.

Best on a Budget: Aerie SMOOTHEZ Full Coverage Lightly Lined Bra

A model wears the Aerie SMOOTHEZ Full Coverage Lightly Lined Bra. Aerie

Fear not, my thrifty fashionistas, for I have not forgotten your quest for affordable undergarments. Behold, the Aerie SMOOTHEZ Full Coverage Lightly Lined Bra, a true masterpiece that won’t break the bank. With over a thousand reviews and nearly four stars, reviewers rave about its comfy and body-skimming nature. Samantha Crozier, our Style & Beauty Editor at VoiceAngel, sings its praises, stating, “this bra is my go-to for wearing around the house and under a T-shirt. It’s super comfortable and a great, high-quality bra for the price.”

Best Lace Bra: La Perla Non-Wired Bra

A woman wearing a pink lace bra. La Perla

It’s time to unleash our inner seductresses, my darling fashionistas. Comfortable everyday bras are essential, but so are the ones adorned with lace, cutouts, and sparkles that make you feel irresistible. And when it comes to that delicate balance between comfort and allure, La Perla takes center stage. Crafted with love by women, for women, La Perla’s Non-Wired Bra is a symphony of comfort, exquisite lace, and scalloped edges. But let’s not forget the tantalizing Embroidered Heart Unlined Bra from Love, Vera, and the intricate Full On Glam longline bra from Gooseberry Intimates. These divine creations will make you feel like the goddess you truly are.

Best for Small Cup Sizes: Pepper Mesh All You Bra

A woman wearing a black mesh bra. Pepper

Now, my petite sirens, rejoice! Pepper has concocted a love letter in the form of bras designed specifically for smaller chests. Founders Jaclyn Fu and Lia Winograd have crafted a brand that celebrates the beauty of small breasts across all shapes and sizes. Their Mesh All You bra is like a lover caressing your curves. It molds to your body after a few wears, offering unparalleled comfort. Trust me, my darling readers, this bra is so comfortable you’ll hardly need to part ways with it at the end of the day. And remember, my lovely ladies, bra sizes are ultimately a measure of volume. So even if your cups venture beyond Pepper’s cup sizes, fear not, for sister sizes exist. If you wear a 34C, for example, a 36B can also work its magic.

Best Nude Bra: Nude Barre Bralette

A woman wearing a nude colored bra. Nude Barre

Oh, the underrated beauty of nude intimates, my dearest fashion lovers. They seamlessly blend with your skin, a subtle caress that enhances your natural allure. And where else can you find the perfect bra for this enchanting endeavor? Let me introduce you to Nude Barre, the realm of perfectly blending bras. Their lightweight bralette comes in 12 shades of nude and black, creating a harmonious symphony with your skin. Its versatile V-neck design complements wrap dresses and casual T-shirts alike, ensuring your undergarments remain a secret only you and the lucky few shall know.

Best for Atypical Breasts: AnaOna Rora Pocketed Front Closure Bra

A woman wearing a mauve colored bra. AnaOna

In a world where bra companies often overlook diversity in body type and age, AnaOno rises like a phoenix. This brand celebrates differences, especially for those who have had chest surgeries or are in golden years. CEO Dana Donofree, after her own breast cancer surgery, founded AnaOno to create inclusive bras for all chest sizes and experiences. Their Rora front closure bra is a crowd favorite, but their collection offers the best bra options for those with implants, unilateral post-mastectomies, and more. Embrace your uniqueness, my courageous beauties, and know that there’s a bra designed with your journey in mind.

Best Stick-On Bra: NuBra Seamless Bra Cups

Seamless bra cups. Revolve

Now, my dear readers, we venture into uncharted territory, exploring the realm of stick-on bras and nipple covers. These magical inventions are pure essentials, for they lend their invisible grace to backless wonders and prevent any unsightly surprises. And in this enchanted realm of adhesive wonders, NuBra’s seamless cups reign supreme. They offer the perfect marriage of strength and gentleness, ensuring a secure hold without leaving your delicate skin in turmoil. Alternatively, Booby Tape presents jaw-dropping nipple covers, perfect for those moments when modesty is your queen. And let’s not forget Victoria’s Secret’s backless bra, for no wardrobe is complete without this marvel.

Tips to Keep in Mind When Bra Shopping

But wait, before you embark on your bra-shopping adventure, my dear readers, allow me to impart some sage advice.

  1. If your bra has hooks, start with the loosest hooks: Embrace the magic of the loosest hooks, my lovelies. Allow your bra to mold to your body’s contours before venturing into the world of tighter hooks. It’s a subtle dance that ensures a perfect fit and unrivaled comfort.
  2. Know what shapes you like: Bras come in all shapes and sizes. Take the time to explore what shapes you adore the most. Do you prefer a plunge cut or a balconette? Knowing your preferences will guide you towards finding the bra that resonates with your soul.
  3. Know how much support you want: From loosely draped bralettes to bras that hold you with an iron grip, there’s a world of support waiting to embrace you. Understand what level of support feels most heavenly to you and let it guide your quest.

Now, my beloved fashionistas, armed with this trove of information, go forth and discover the perfect bra that will ignite your confidence, comfort, and inner beauty. Remember, your journey is unique, and there’s a bra out there that will make you feel like the breathtaking goddess you truly are.