As much as we love pretty bralettes, we’ll admit that most styles are basically just for show. Still, these flimsier bra styles have undoubtedly grown substantially in popularity as of late (with the support, so to speak, of Kendall Jenner), and even push-up bra mecca Victoria’s Secret began heavily endorsing them this year.
So we’ve solidified the fact that bralettes are definitely a thing but also that they don’t work for every woman. That said, if it’s the look of a pretty, feminine bra that you want but the support of a sturdier bra that you need, we’re here for you. We diligently scoured the stocks of some of our favorite intimates brands to find you the prettiest, most functional bras around, including affordable options and others available in a wide range of sizes. Our search proved fruitful, as we affirmed that it’s entirely possible for a functional bra to still be delicate and worth showing off. We even highlighted the best functional features of each bra that we selected, to help in your decision-making process.
Are you ready to find your pretty, new bra? Keep scrolling to shop our favorite functional picks!
An everyday bra done up in rose gold is a win-win.
Familiarize yourself with this brand if you’re looking for a new source for simple, pretty lingerie.
Removable straps make this supportive option especially versatile.
This plunging bra is suitable for a variety of necklines. (Bonus: The back is so pretty.)
Proof that Free People does more than just bralettes.
This gorgeous back-zip bra features lightly lined underwire cups.
A bralette that actually provides support!
We’ve yet to discover a prettier strapless bra than this.
A T-shirt bra this lovely is a rare find.
This romantic option is currently available up to size 42G.
A lacy black bra is a wardrobe essential.
The shimmering fabric “flatters the skin,” according to Wolford. We’re sold!
This cool sports bra even features removable padding.
ThirdLove’s 24/7 bra is touted as being “as comfortable and supportive as your classic T-shirt bra.”
A sleek, sporty bralette is a far sturdier option than a typical lace bralette.