The 8 Best Strapless Bras for Every Body Type
As summer grows near and temperatures rise, the United States has watched new coronavirus cases fall steadily, signaling that maybe, with the right precautions, there will be plenty of warm weather fun to be had over the next couple months. If you’re someone who’s used fashion as a means to cope with the ongoing pandemic, you’re probably acutely aware that the present change in seasons has reintroduced the strapless bra to our wardrobes. If all this time at home hasn’t converted you into a passionate free-boober, odds are your summer wardrobe could seriously benefit from some flattering, strap-free undergarments. Face it: We know there’s an off-the-shoulder top you’ve been itching to wear to the grocery store.
If your experience with strapless bras is limited to a pair of sticky boobs worn under a bridesmaids dress, hear me out — there’s an entire world of possibilities beyond the dreaded peel-off bras of the past. Cutting edge lingerie brands like ThirdLove and Wacoal have made it their mission to design strapless options for women of all sizes that stay put while remaining supportive, comfortable, and, dare I say, sexy. Whether you’re looking for a lightly lined bandeau or sturdy cups atop a pinch-free underwire, the modern bra market has a strapless boob tube you need. Read on for eight of the best strapless bras you can buy right now, all for less than $100. Pro tip: Pair your favorite with a comfy tank and wear it to a Black Lives Matter protest near you.
Delimira Underwire Multiway Strapless Bra
This could be the strapless bra to put all others out of business. At just $25, the Delimira Underwire Multiway is sold in dozens of sizes, with rib cage measurements ranging from 32 to 46 and cup sizes ranging from B to H. Its underwire and light padding provide optimal support, while silicone lining above and below the cups keeps the bra in place. Still not sure this is the one for you? The bra is also available in 16 colors and patterns, a variety that’s practically unheard of among strapless bras. The floral-printed Free Dandelion just might be my favorite.
Shop now: $25; amazon.com
Wacoal Red Carpet Convertible Strapless Bra
Leave it to Wacoal to design Nordstrom’s top-rated strapless bra. In addition to over a thousand five-star reviews, the Red Carpet Bra is full of size-specific features — like four-hook closure for sizes 32DD to 42DDD, 32 to 40G, and 34 to 38H — that make it the perfect strapless bra for women of all shapes. Equipped with smooth fabric to cover the lightly lined underwire cups, it’s tailor-made for comfort, whether you choose to wear it with the removable straps or without. One Nordstrom shopper said they even wore it while running without any problems. That’s the true test of a seriously high-quality bra.
Shop now: $68; nordstrom.com
ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Strapless Bra
ThirdLove is the size-inclusive lingerie brand you need on your radar, especially when it comes to the ridiculously comfy 24/7 Strapless Bra. Sold in sizes 32AA to 44I with several half sizes in between, it features memory foam cups, underwires, and a silicone band that keeps everything in place without digging into your skin. It’s also one of the few strapless bras that comes in nude shades to accommodate wearers with both light and dark skin tones, along with a classic black option that looks stunning on everyone. And since ThirdLove offers free returns and exchanges within 60 days, you won’t risk anything by adding to cart.
Shop now: $68; thirdlove.com
Fleur du Mal Bandeau Bra
Celebs like Dakota Johnson and the Hadid sisters have worn Fleur du Mal for years, and this luxe strapless bra makes a strong case for why. Its boned triangle cups give it a silhouette that’s as elegant as it is practical. Because the bra is meant to be pulled on, it’s free of any pesky clasps or snaps, which, if we’re honest, can also be an eyesore when worn with a backless top or dress. Available in sizes XS to L, it really is a hassle-free, sexy alternative to the stuffy strapless bras we wore under our high-school prom dresses.
Shop now: $98; shopbop.com
Curvy Couture Smooth Strapless Multiway Bra
The Smooth Strapless Multiway Bra from Curvy Couture is easily one of the best strapless bras for fuller busts. Available in sizes 34C through 44H, its standout feature is a breathable mesh panel at the front to prevent the boob sweat we all know and fear. Beyond that, it comes with a set of traditional straps, plus two halter straps: one see-through and one in the color of the bra. As a result, it can be worn up to seven different ways, meaning this bra is bound to keep your chest looking flawless beneath any top or dress, no matter the neckline.
Shop now: $62; soma.com
Wacoal Halo Strapless Bra
It’s no wonder that yet another Wacoal bra made its way onto this list; the lingerie brand is practically the pioneer of strapless bras that are both flattering and functional. The Halo Bra is unlined, but features molded cups, an underwire, silicone lining, and supportive side boning to provide extra security. You can buy it in black or beige with sizes ranging from 32B to 40DDD. In classic Wacoal fashion, the bra’s three-column, three-row hook-and-eye closure increases to four-by-four for larger cup sizes. To top it all off, it’s made of a semi-sheer floral lace that’s nothing short of beautiful.
Shop now: $50, nordstrom.com
Aerie Eyelash Lace Bandeau Bra
This lacy strapless bra from Aerie looks like something you’d see your favorite celebrities wearing at Coachella, but it offers way more support than your average bandeau thanks to its underwire design and adjustable eyelet hook closure. Available in four neutral colors and sizes from 32B to 40DD, it’s the ideal option for anyone concerned about their bra peeking out from underneath their shirt. Reviewers note that it’s also one of the comfiest strapless bras they’ve ever owned. There’s never been a better time to try it out; the Eyelash Lace Bandeau is marked down to just $18 right now, with free shipping and returns.
Shop now: $18 (Originally $30); ae.com
Goddess Adelaide Strapless Bra
The Adelaide Strapless Bra from Goddess is another great strapless bra for large busts, with an impressive availability of sizes from 32DDD all the way to 44L. Paired with an underwire design, its vertical, side, and back boning guarantee support for fuller cup sizes. Not only is it capable of smoothing everything out and keeping it in place, but the bra itself is just plain pretty, with lace trim and a bow accent that are a breath of fresh air compared to the frumpy designs curvy women have been forced to wear for years. At $52, it’s more affordable than many other bras in its size range.
Shop now: $52; barenecessities.com