Bra shopping has quite the reputation of being a nuisance, but after you read this article, your feeling toward the matter will shift drastically. Mark my words. As someone who really loves lingerie, I pride myself on my weird habit of reading dozens of customer reviews before buying and wearing any bra (of any style), and today, I thought I would bestow my bra knowledge on to all of you.
Ahead, I have broken down the best black bras into the following categories: T-shirt, strapless, bralettes, push-up, demi, unlined, and sport. Each style category contains four of the bras that have the most praise online thanks to raving customer reviews. Along the way, however, you will see a few of my personal favorites slipped in as well. If a new black bra has been on your shopping list for a tad too long, rest easy knowing you can soon check off that looming task and walk away with a quality new piece of lingerie.
"What I like about this bra: It fits just right. Despite the underwire, it’s reasonably comfortable. I don’t feel the need to take it off as soon as I come home, and the straps don’t leave marks on my shoulders. It creates a smooth, shapely line that looks good under all kinds of clothes. Since I have fairly large breasts, I appreciate the minimizing effect." — Customer Review
"This is my favorite bra ever. It gives a seamless, smooth look under even the sheerest fabrics. I have it in several colors and the nude color disappears under even white tops. Love this bra!" — Customer Review
"This is the best fitting bra I have ever had. It's comfortable with a front fastener making it easy to put on and the straps are comfortable on my shoulders. Highly recommended." — Customer Reviews
"This bra is seriously soft. No tags, no fuss, just pure comfort with the support of an underwire." — Customer Review
"I’m pregnant and needed a soft comfortable bralette that didn’t dig into my ribs. This is perfection." — Customer Reviews
"I love this style of Madewell bras. I am always buying new colors because this is the best wireless bra I have found with just enough support." — Customer Review
I own this bra and can attest to it being the perfect balance of comfort and support. As someone who oddly doesn't like not wearing a bra, I find myself slipping into this one the second I get home.
This is another bralette I own that I bought a long time ago because Kendall Jenner wore it. I remember she styled it over a white tee with high-rise jeans, but I prefer to wear it under slip dresses or with a loose white tank top.
"I love this bra. I order two at a time because I live in them all summer long. They never creep, bind, or pinch." — Customer Review
"This bra was very good for me. I’m full-figured and have problems finding a good strapless. It really lifted me very well, and not to mention, the versatility of it is wonderful, being that I can wear it many ways." — Customer Review
"I'm a 32H (5D) and this is the first strapless bra to actually fit me well. The band is tight, but you want that to keep it up. Finally, I can wear off the shoulder tops!" — Customer Review
"I’ve always had a really hard time finding bras that fit right and this bra fits perfectly even though it only comes in small medium and large! I’m normally a 34B so I ordered a size small and I love it!" — Customer Review
I own this bra in both black and nude, and it is one of the bras that I keep on the heaviest rotation. The name says it all. This bra feels like a second skin, meaning you don't even notice you're wearing it.
"When I put this bra on, I knew my life would change. It’s so lightweight that I forget I had on a bra. Fits like a glove. I love this bra and have since purchased 2 more. When you find a good thing you must stock up." — Customer Review
"This bra is beautiful. I usually wear bras with a lining but this is very supportive." — Customer Review
"I think this may be my favorite bra. I’ve only worn a few times but is very comfortable and is not bulky in the cup area at all." — Customer Review
"The smooth material allows you to wear with sheer fabrics and sweaters without having a bumpy appearance that lace can leave. I ordered it in black and like so much I will probably order one in nude." — Customer Review
"I bought 4 of them a couple of years ago, fell in love with them, and just purchased 2 more. It doesn’t matter what I wear over this bra—it makes me look good, fits perfectly, and is very comfortable." — Customer Review
"I'm a transgender woman and I've just had a growth spurt which means a new bra wardrobe. With the help of Jennifer at Macy's we chose this incredible bra. It is so comfortable, added a cup size, and the lace is so pretty." — Customer Review
I have had this sports bra since college (I'm 27 now), and it is still the number one go-to bra in my workout drawer. It is perfect for lower impact activities like Pilates, yoga, or barre.
"This is the third one I have purchased. I'm wearing it as my daily bra because it is the most comfortable. The support is great and it looks attractive under clothing. I highly recommend this especially for women with a full bust." — Customer Review
"Very comfortable and supportive. I am a 36B and the medium fit perfectly. I like that it does not have removable cups and I don't have to adjust them after every wash. This may be my new favorite." — Customer Review
"My favorite thing about this bra is that the removable padding doesn’t slip or come out in the wash." — Customer Review
"It is super cute and fits just right. Very soft on the inside." — Customer Review
I own this bra in navy but plan on buying black the second I finish typing this. The fit is excellent, the details are stunning, and overall, this bra makes me feel so special while I'm wearing it.
"This bra does some serious lifting! I never thought my large breast would look so perky in a bra. It's comfortable and supportive. My only issue is with the seam design on the front. It can show through some shirts. I still, however, highly recommend this bra." — Customer Review
"Love this bra. Works so perfect for lower cut tops. Bought it in the black. The lighter coal color on the lace is subtle enough that it works with any black panty." — Customer Review