With more bra types to choose from than ever before, shopping for the right fit, style, and features can be a little bit overwhelming. It’s a good bet that regardless of your shape, size, or the specific features you’re looking for, there are bras to fit your needs. But how do you find the best bra?
If the choice of bra styles and variations seem to have multiplied since the last time you shopped, you’re probably not imagining things. If you happen to be looking for a sports bra you’ll see compression styles, those with encapsulated cups, criss-cross straps, racerbacks models, pullovers, and more.
Do you need a seamless bra that will disappear under clingy tops or fabrics? Did you know that a plunge bra isn’t just for wearing under low cut tops and dresses? (If your breasts are larger, this kind of bra can lift you in a way that may be better - and more subtle - than a pushup bra).
What about that padded bra that promises to look natural - and when might you want to wear a corset bra? It’s taken decades, but designers have started paying attention to women's needs, wants, and desires when it comes to bras. We’ve got some advice to help you find the best bra for your needs.
Note: Plus size bras are also available for all our recommendations!
Best Everyday Bras
The best everyday bra is like a friend that’s always there for you, doesn’t make you uncomfortable, and never lets you down. Here are some good everyday bra choices to consider.
Ladies who prefer a wire-free bra will appreciate this classically styled choice that provides full coverage, back support, reinforced sides, and breathable cups. One of the best bra types for large busts, it’s super flexible fit also makes it one of the more suitable bra types for different shapes.
Soft, highly supportive nylon-elastane fabric and wide straps that don’t dig into your shoulders could easily make this bra a daily wardrobe staple. It’s seamless, with no wires or hook and eye fasteners to irritate you. No itch, no pinch, just 24/7 comfort in a style to suit most shapes.
One of the most-reviewed and raved about bras, this choice connects wirelessly and seamlessly for comfort and support. Its design embraces your girls securely and promises a natural look while taming bulges and back fat. This bra’s nylon-spandex fabric is cloud soft and its wide straps stay in place.
Best Bras to Wear to Work
You might be a teacher, postal carrier, banker, CEO, assembly-line worker, or broadway musical star. Depending on your occupation, you might need a sports-bra or a bustier bra. However, If you’re one of the millions of women that work in an office, these bras might make good business partners.
This classically styled bra could turn out to be a preferred companion to your work outfits. Its pretty and shiny fabric could make you feel a little bit fancy as you tackle your daily workflow. More importantly, it’s smooth concealing design will fully support you without showing through your clothes.
This sleek, smooth bra provides extra side support that some ladies need. It’s criss-cross side panels minimize side and underarm bulge to make you more comfortable and confident as you conduct business. Stretch foam cups with double wire casing round out your support team.
This could be the perfect bra for you Monday through Friday. Its special no-underwire design has knit-in zones that deliver full-on support while its foam cups and two-ply sides help shape you. It’s trademark Cool Comfort feature helps you stay comfortable even in stressful work situations.
Best Bras for Working Out
Kudos for making time to stay fit. While some women prefer yoga, barre, or lifting weights, you might prefer the great outdoors for walking, running, bicycling, hiking, or kayaking. We’ve got some bra suggestions to cover all the bases while you exercise.
There are no awkward yoga poses when you’re wearing this bra. With wireless design and removable pads, it offers medium to light impact control for walking, rowing a canoe, or doing the downward dog. Racerback style, a no-slip band, and thick straps ensure restriction-free mobility and support.
The absolute workout bra supports absolutely. It can take you through Zumba class or to the finish line of your next 5K. Its breathable encapsulated cups offer support and compression in a racerback style with a zippered front closure, adjustable straps, and moisture-wicking fabric to give you a win.
This bra is a good choice for women who don’t take support lightly. Its unique outside underwire minimizes the movement of your breasts during workouts of any intensity. One of the best sports bra types for large busts, it offers full coverage with slide-and-hook adjustable back straps and two-ply cups.
Make Your Choice Stress-Free
Shapermint believes that ladies of all shapes and sizes deserve bras that fit perfectly and comfortably regardless of the outfit or occasion. That’s why we curate the best women's bras from trusted manufacturers and continuously vet them through the best experts - our customers.
Because we know that choosing both a bra size and bra design can be challenging, our Fit Experts are available 24/7 to assist you with their encyclopedic knowledge of fit, style, and features.
To make it even easier, our exchange policy lets you try on styles until you find the ones that work for you.
So what are you waiting for? Get the most stress-free bra-buying experience ever.