The past year in lockdown has taught us a lifetime of lessons on everything from togetherness to kindness to perseverance. And while it may seem superficial in comparison, the idea of tending to ourselves and prioritizing comfort has been a surprise takeaway from this season. What do you do when the world is roiling in fear, grief, and isolation? You reach for comfort wherever you can find it, whether that’s in a family Zoom call or the supple feel of loungewear.
It’s in this spirit that we turn a discerning eye to what is often the very symbol of discomfort: our bras. After all, coming off a year without pinching, poking underwires, who in their right mind can once again face a drawer full of them?
To help you keep up with your comfort-chasing lifestyle, even as we reenter the larger world, we’re here with 15 supremely comfortable bralettes for every body type. From plus-sized to petite and lacy to simple, we’ve pulled together a selection of underthings that put your comfort back where it matters most—front and center.
The Little Bra Company designs beautiful bras for shoppers with small chests. This pick proves the brand never skimps on style, with overflow lace and a striped support band. Lightly lined and available in two colors, this promises to be the comfy bralette you reach for when you want something special.
Sizes: 28A - 34C
Yes, technically this bra has an underwire, but before you write this option off, consider this: The wire is micro-thin for superior comfort and proper support. The cups are lined with mesh, it's available in 10 sizes, and is geared toward people of all sizes, making this bra an almost-bralette we couldn't leave out.
Sizes: 30A - 38H
Don't believe nursing bras can be stylish? Let the Mona Nursing bra from The Little Bra Company convince you otherwise. With soft microfiber, subtle push-up, and eyelash lace, this is an option you may want to keep, even long after your breastfeeding days are over.
Sizes: 28A - 34C
This full-coverage bra aims to gently smoothen and lightly support, but don't confuse that for discomfort. With a pullover style, adjustable straps, removable padding, and soft-as-can-be fabric, this bra might be the one you reach for day after day.
Sizes: XS - 3X
Everything about this bra coos "comfort," from the lightweight ribbed texture to the pullover style to the soft, muted colors. For anyone looking for a bit of support in their bralette, this one delivers by way of an elastic band across the bottom.
Sizes: XXS - 5X