I Live in Bra Tops: Here Are the 25 Most Comfortable I've Found


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As underwear or outerwear, there's plenty of ways to get use out of a bra top. 

Let's be honest: Traditional underwired bras aren't the most comfortable thing to wear. After a long day, the first thing most of us do after getting home is whip off our bra—it signals the start of relaxation time and feels like genuine relief. And with crazy-hot days upon us, wearing one of your typical bras can seem even less inviting than normal. Thankfully, bra tops offer the support of a bra without the constricting feel, and since the pandemic (when comfort became the number one priority above all other fashion matters), the options have really open up. So much so that I've found plenty of styles that look genuinely cute, feel great on and don't seem like a lazy or less considered alternative to a regular bra.

There are various of bra top styles to choose from right now—you can find lacy bralette styles that offer a little more va-va-voom whilst higher-coverage cropped bra tops take on the idea of a simple sports bra form without the restrictive design and extreme support required for a workout. What's more, fashion people have proven that the bra top is more versatile than just a comfortable lingerie alternative. Wearing underwear as outerwear is still a firm favourite for the fashion set, especially with a blazer or oversized shirt over the top to add a sophisticated feel. There's also the opportunity to flex your comfy bra with a sheer top for an evening look, or for a cosy leisure ensemble, opt for a soft knit crop top and cardigan. As for me, I'm styling mine with a linen shorts-and-shirt set for these hot summer days. 

Scroll on for the 25 most comfortable bra tops to wear as underwear or outerwear—up to you!


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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.