I Read Through 746 Reviews to Find the Best Back-Smoothing Bras

The best back-smoothing bras



Lately, I've been putting more thought into my bra collection. No one wants a bra with a band that digs and cuts into their sides—uncomfortable is an understatement. These are the bras that give others a bad name, the kind you can't wait to go home and take off. Luckily, not all bras are like this, and some online reviewers did the work for us, helping us find the best ones out there.

I took it upon myself to search through top retailers like Nordstrom and Shopbop for the styles reviewers specifically highlight as back-friendly. I read through 746 reviews to find the best back-smoothing bras, and below, I'm outlining my findings (along with some of what the reviewers themselves had to say). 

"I only wear Chantelle brand bras. The fit is perfect. The fabric is soft and supportive all around, no back or underarm bulge," writes one reviewer. 

The buttery-soft yet stretchy material guarantees a smooth look under clothing. 

"This smooths you out but also supports you. Looks great under sweaters. I really can't say enough good things about this item." — Nordstrom customer

"It provides a smooth and full cover without padding. Perfect smooth fit for under a thin white T-shirt." — Customer review

The seamless band on this one prevents any digging into your back. 

I could tell from looking at it that this would be my new go-to. 

One reviewer explains the band is virtually invisible underneath a T-shirt in the back. 

"This bra is incredibly comfortable, and is a great color. It is very smooth under clothing and fits very well." — Nordstrom customer

This band looks beyond comfortable. 

This one has over 500 positive reviews on Nordstrom. 

"I also love the back of this bra because it is wider and comes up farther on my back than most bras. It eliminates the dreaded back fat dilemma." —  Nordstrom reviewer

"This bra is hands down the most comfortable bra I've ever owned! Straps don't slip, there is no 'fat-back' overhanging skin, and it flatters clothing." — Nordstrom reviewer

The stretchy band makes this bra ultra flattering. 

"I'm a D cup, and this is the best-fitting bra I've ever worn. The support feels very natural, and the shape contours under my dresses and tops perfectly." — Customer review 

The soft stretch material on the band ensures it doesn't cut into your skin.

There's a reason this is one of Spanx's best sellers. 

I love the lace options because they are sexy yet still comfortable and easy to wear.