While comfort has always been a key requirement when shopping for bras, it seems that now more than ever, it's at the forefront of our minds when buying anything. Whether it’s loungewear, shoes, or even trend pieces, for the vast majority of us who are staying home right now, there seems to be no logical reason to wear anything that doesn’t feel as good as it looks. And while I know a lot of women who are taking advantage of this chance to go predominately braless, I know there must be others out there who, like me, are actually in the market for a few comfortable options.
With that in mind, I reached out to friends and colleagues to see what styles they recommend for that barely there feeling, then also spent quite a bit of time stalking sites such as Nordstrom, Amazon, and Shopbop for the bras that have the best reviews with comfort specifically mentioned throughout. The result? Twenty-five can’t-go-wrong options for every shape, preference, and budget. To see them all for yourself and shop along the way, just keep scrolling.
After my sister raved about these affordable bralettes, I ordered them for myself, and I'm so glad I did. I've been wearing them around the house almost exclusively for weeks.
It's hard to find a Natori bra that doesn't have tons of great reviews.
All three of the five-star reviews for this bra speak to comfort. I'd say that's a good sign.
Nordstrom reviewer Iwrcac says, "I've been looking for a wireless bra that is comfortable, flattery and stays in place. This does all of that and more!"
Our associate editor Anna LaPlaca calls this the most comfortable bra she's ever worn.
This best-selling bra has over 3000 reviews on Amazon, many of which talk about how comfortable it is.
My sister is a huge fan of Skims bras, and based on the reviews, it seems that Nordstrom shoppers are too.
Amazon reviewer Izzy says, "Really like this bra. It is one of the first that I've had that is truly comfortable. It also has a nice natural shape while still providing plenty of support. I bought it to wear under sheer white T-shirts and you can't see it at all. I might buy it in black as well."
One Nordstrom reviewer loved this bra so much she bought five!
"I'm quitting my uncomfortable bras this year (or maybe just stuffing them to the back of my drawer and pulling them out only when truly necessary)," Who What Wear EIC, Kat Collings, says. "I purchased this Boody Body bra three times already because there's nothing like it in terms of comfort. This is the only bra that I don't want to take off when I get home at the end of the day. I find most sports bras—which should be comfy—too restricting and tight, and even though this one has a sports bra–like cut, it somehow truly feels like nothing when you put it on. I consider this bra a necessity on any long-haul flights and panic if I don't have a clean one at the ready. I also love that the brand produces multiple shades of nude and is produced in an eco-friendly and ethical manner."
One Amazon reviewer claims that "the comfort of this bra is unmatched."
It's not just pretty—it's functional, too.
Not only is this bra affordable, but Amazon reviewers swear by it. One (out of nearly 5500) claims, "It is so comfortable that I often sleep in it because I forget to take it off when I change into PJ's."
Where has this shopper-beloved brand been all my life?
The name says it all.
I'm pretty sure this bra (which has over 3000 reviews) is famous.
I wouldn't have guessed this was a comfy bra, but the reviews quickly proved me wrong.
According to my friend Alanna, who hates wearing bras, this bralette from Calvin Klein is the closest thing to not wearing one. PS: It comes in 10 more colors!
This style, which one reviewer calls "the best bra [she's] ever owned," comes in six colors ranging from neutral to bright.
This one doesn't have a single review under four stars.
"I’d been wearing the popular Natori Feathers Bra for years but always wished it was a little more seamless under T-shirts. I discovered the brand’s Flora Underwire Bra a few months ago, and I find it to be just as comfortable and supportive, but with a smoother look. And aside from being functional, it’s really pretty," says Who What Wear senior editor Allyson Payer.
Every single reviewer of this bra gave it five stars, and most of them mentioned comfort.
I love the look of this one, so I was happy to read that most reviewers called it comfortable in addition to being pretty.
"Wearing this bra feels like wearing nothing. I even wear it at home sometimes in place of a bralette or sports bra. That's how light and comfortable it is," says Who What Wear senior fashion editor Lauren Eggertsen.
Another Calvin Klein bra that Shopbop shoppers seem to love.