The Best Bras to Fill Your Top Drawer in 2022

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Finding the best bras used to come with little fanfare: You'd walk into a department store, try on a few styles the sales associate recommended for your breast shape, and then head to the register with the least offensive one. Thankfully, lingerie brands have caught on to the fact that people want more from their bras than something that just gets the job done—and today many bra companies have flipped the script to make shopping for undergarments a more exciting, personalized, and size-inclusive experience. People with bigger boobs don't have to settle for bras that could pass as mainstays in Grandma's lingerie drawer (in fact, here's a list of seriously chic designs for DD cups and larger). On the other end of the spectrum, the best bras for small busts now come in pretty, colorful silhouettes that don't resemble a 12-year-old's training bra (or an ill-fitting push-up bra).

We know that everyone's version of the best bra differs, and most of us like to keep several options on rotation. Of course, knowing which brands offer cute and supportive silhouettes is key to finding styles for all your top-drawer needs. That's why we rounded up a list of tried-and-true labels to keep on your radar—from department store classics like Natori and Chantelle to direct-to-consumer favorites including Cuup and Harper Wilde.

Whether you want a dramatic cut for date night, a wireless cotton bralette for heat wave summers, or an ultra-cozy sleep bra for taking disco naps in, we have options for you on this list. Ahead, 21 bra brands (and the best bras they sell) to shop across a range of sizes and budgets.

Skims

Yes, we're starting off with Skims. Kim K's lingerie and shapewear emporium has won over pretty much our entire team—and it's all because there's a little something for everyone. A satin scoop bra that's also plus-size-friendly? Naturally. A “naked” plunge bra? Because what else are you supposed to wear with summer dresses with low necklines? But if you're new to the brand, start with one of its mesh wire-free bras, which one Glamour staffer described as “a dream for fuller busts.”

Skims Shine Scrunchie Scoop Satin Bra

$44.00, Nordstrom

Skims Fits Everybody Scoop-Neck Racerback Bralette

$38.00, Nordstrom

Skims Naked Plunge Bra

$72.00, Net-a-Porter

Skims Fits Everybody Triangle Bralette

$49.00, Net-a-Porter

Parade

Rainbow color palette? Check. Impressive size range? Check. Parade has given new meaning to lingerie for all body types, designing a range of intimates (from triangle bralettes with wide straps and wider hook-and-eye closures to bodysuits to strapless bras) that anyone—and we mean, anyone—will want to have in their top drawer.

Parade Showoff Mesh Bodysuit

$38.00, Parade

Parade Seamless Triangle Bralette

$30.00, Parade

Parade Ultra-Soft Plunge Bralette

$32.00, Parade

Parade Ultra-Soft Convertible Bandeau

$28.00, Parade

Commando

Basics are easy to come by, but few make them like Commando, from its racerbacks to its bandeaux. And the quality actually matches the price. If you need a new everyday bra, pick up one of its seamless or laser-cut styles with or without padded cups to experience the magic yourself.

Commando Butter Soft Racerback Bralette

$68.00, Nordstrom

Commando Butter Soft Support Strapless Bralette

$78.00, Shopbop

Commando Butter Bralette

$68.00, Amazon

Commando Butter Stretch-Micro Modal Bra

$100.00, Net-a-Porter

Lively

If you're a sports-bra-or-nothing type of dresser, Lively is a corner of the internet you need to checkout. The brand marries elements of activewear with lingerie to bring you size-inclusive intimates that are comfortable, breathable—and above all—objectively cute.

Lively The Low Back Bralette

$45.00, Lively

Lively The No-Wire Push-Up

$45.00, Lively

Lively The Minimizer Bra

$45.00, Lively

Lively The Smooth Strapless Bundle

$90.00, Lively

ThirdLove

Using the measurements of millions of women, ThirdLove has more than 80 bra sizes you can choose from, including half-cup sizes (from A to I). The 24/7 Classic T-Shirt bra, pictured below, top left, started it all—and set a new standard for fit and comfort. It has thin memory foam cups that mold to your shape, and soft, pleated shoulder straps that won't dig grooves into your shoulders. Other fan favorites include the pima cotton T-shirt bra (the softness is unreal!), and the lace racerback for its supportive and comfortable silhouette.

ThirdLove 24/7 Classic T-Shirt Bra

$65.00, ThirdLove

ThirdLove 24/7 Pima Cotton T-Shirt Bra

$72.00, ThirdLove

ThirdLove Artisan Lace Racerback Bra Bundle

$117.00, ThirdLove

ThirdLove 24/7 Lace Balconette Bra

$70.00, ThirdLove

Natori

Natori is an undisputed favorite in the lingerie world and a brand worth having on your radar for workhorse pieces you can wear every damn day. Its Feathers Bra (as seen below in a cute baby pink) has a cultlike following—Lady Gaga is a fan and it's even made a cameo on shows like Insecure, Girls, and Riverdale. As far as size availability goes, the brand has plenty of bra sizes (30A to 38G) to choose from, and the majority of Natori's silhouettes can be purchased in classic or seasonal colors.

Natori Feathers Underwire Contour Bra

$68.00, Nordstrom

Natori Cherry Blossom Convertible Underwire Bra

$74.00, Nordstrom

Natori Bliss Perfection Contour Soft Cup Bra

$64.00, Nordstrom

Natori Bliss Perfection Underwire Contour Bra

$68.00, Nordstrom

True & Co.

True & Co.'s wireless bras are so comfy and lightweight you'll forget you're wearing a bra at all. Most of its styles have laser-cut edges, which is basically a more technical way of saying that the bras have clean cuts and seamless edges. The benefit of this type of design is that you get all the support and coverage you need without the poking and prodding of wires.

True & Co. True Body Lift Triangle Adjustable Strap Bra

$64.00, True & Co.

True & Co. True Body Lift Triangle Adjustable Strap Bra

$53.00, True & Co.

True & Co. True Body V-Neck Bralette

$49.00, True & Co.

True & Co. True Everybody Scoop-Neck Bra

$23.00, Target

Dora Larsen

You can count on Dora Larsen to dream up vibrant satiny, mesh, and lace creations that are almost too pretty to wear. (Emphasis on the almost.)

Dora Larsen Lumi Embroidered Tulle Soft-Cup Bra

$62.00, Net-a-Porter

Dora Larsen Ember Lace Underwired Strapless Bra

$89.00, Net-a-Porter

Dora Larsen Ember Lace and Tulle Underwired Plunge Bra

$72.00, Net-a-Porter

Dora Larsen Cydney Underwired Bra

$146.00, Net-a-Porter

Agent Provocateur

Venture into over-the-top territory with one of Agent Provocateur's date-night-ready bras. The brand is known for its racy designs featuring delicate embroideries and flirty cutouts. And while the bras may cost a pretty penny, trust us when we say they are so worth it: All the styles—even the ones with barely anything to them—are super high-quality, and bound to last years in your save-for-special-occasion arsenal.

Agent Provocateur Milena Embellished Underwired Soft-Cup Bra

$180.00, Net-a-Porter

Agent Provocateur Milena Embellished Underwired Soft-Cup Bra

$278.00, Net-a-Porter

Agent Provocateur Zuri Embroidered Tulle Underwired Soft-Cup Bra

$212.00, Net-a-Porter

Agent Provocateur Rozlyn Satin Underwired Balconette Bra

$345.00, Net-a-Porter

Savage x Fenty

Glittery mesh! Garden fairy embroidery! Bedazzled nipple covers! The bras at Savage x Fenty are undeniably extra—but let’s be real, you already know (and love) that. Would you expect anything less from Rih?

Savage x Fenty Cotton Jersey Bralette

$12.00, Savage x Fenty

Savage x Fenty Free Spirit Floral Embroidery Unlined Balconette Bra

$29.00, Savage x Fenty

Savage x Fenty Sparkle Puff Bralette

$12.00, Savage x Fenty

Savage x Fenty Not Sorry Unlined Lace Balconette Bra

$29.00, Savage x Fenty

Cuup

Cuup's innovative mesh bras are made of a single airy layer that fits you in all the right places. Sounds too good to be true? We tried out multiple styles to see whether the minimal but supportive designs were actually worth the hype. The verdict? A resounding yes. We're especially fond of the sheer fabric, but Cuup also has styles that offer more coverage, like the Scoop or Demi pictured below—and sizes start at 30A and go up to 38H. (Oh, and while you're there, make to sure check out its swimsuits; it's minimalist perfection.)

Cuup The Balconette Bra

$68.00, Cuup

Cuup The Plunge

$68.00, Cuup

Cuup The Demi

$68.00, Cuup

Cuup The Scoop

$68.00, Cuup

Intimissimi

Sometimes all you need is simple, quality bra—and that's where Intimissimi comes in. The Italian lingerie brand delivers budget-friendly options in pretty, lightweight fabrics that are perfect for working from home or turning up the heat. And celebs love its designs too: Irina Shayk, Sarah Jessica Parker, and fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni are longtime fans.

Intimissimi Emma Silk Triangle Bra

$59.00, Intimissimi

Intimissimi Daniela Emma Lace Triangle Bra

$49.00, Intimissimi

Intimissimi Tiziana Triangle Bra

$39.00, Intimissimi

Intimissimi Summer Breeze Triangle Bra

$59.00, Intimissimi

Harper Wilde

May we present to you the ultimate comfy-bra brand? Harper Wilde makes no-frills bralettes for all bra sizes and in only a few core colors (black, white, tan, brown) that look good on all skin tones. Best sellers include The Flex (a super-supportive strapless bra) and The Base (a lightly lined padded bra), and the brand sells discounted bundles in case you wanted to try out multiple styles.

Harper Wilde The Bliss

$45.00, Harper Wilde

Harper Wilde The Base

$40.00, Harper Wilde

Harper Wilde The Lounge

$40.00, Harper Wilde

Harper Wilde The Flex

$45.00, Harper Wilde

Araks

If you want to treat yourself to something special (as you should!), Araks is where you'll find it. We've written about its barely there bras so many times before—and for good reason: The wire-free styles fit a wide range of sizes, and the pastel colors are super dreamy. Not to mention all of its fabrics (like the lace or satin and mesh inserts you see below) are either organic-certified or upcycled from previous collections.

Araks Waverly Underwire Bra Dove

$125.00, Araks

Araks Beatrice Bralette Sky

$120.00, Araks

Araks Tamara Bralette

$115.00, Araks

Araks Tamara Bralette Hickory

$105.00, Araks

Cosabella

Known for its stretch-lace and supportive mesh styles, Cosabella (which translates to “beautiful thing” in Italian) designs bras at the center of form and function. You can wear its bras for hours on end—but still slip into any one of its designs to make a statement on an evening out. The Never Say Never bralette is one of our must-haves for 24/7 comfort—and it comes in a variety of cup sizes and band sizes, including standard, curvy, extended, petite, and ultra curvy. (BTW, the halter design also works perfectly under tricky summer tops and dresses.)

Cosabella Never Say Never Extended Sweetie Soft Bra

$65.00, Journelle

Cosabella Soire Confidence Molded Bra

$68.00, Journelle

Cosabella Soire Confidence Molded Bra

$75.00, Shopbop

Cosabella Evolution Soft Bra

$59.00, Shopbop

Chantelle

Another O.G. in the lingerie world, French brand Chantelle has been creating wireless and full-coverage bras (among others) since 1876. Known for its fits and use of high-quality fabrics, all its bras are designed to make you feel at ease. You'll find a range of comfortable bras here—with varying degrees of support and coverage—for smaller breasts and bigger busts.

Chantelle Full-Support Underwire Bra

$88.00, Nordstrom

Chantelle C Magnifique Seamless Unlined Minimizer Bra

$76.00, Nordstrom

Chantelle Prime Plunge Double-Knit Spacer Bra

$74.00, Chantelle

Chantelle Prime Wireless Bra

$60.00, Chantelle

Fleur du Mal

Between its best-selling silk-satin triangle bra, embroidered underwire bras, and cutout demi cups, Fleur du Mal offers plenty of eye candy for intimate occasions—alone or with a significant other. What's more, the brand's roster of celebrity fans includes Kendall Jenner, Kate Hudson, and Selena Gomez.

Fleur Du Mal Luxe Stretch-Silk Satin Soft-Cup Triangle Bra

$150.00, Net-a-Porter

Fleur Du Mal Lily Velvet and Satin-Trimmed Embroidered Stretch-Tulle Underwired Bra

$240.00, Net-a-Porter

Fleur du Mal Gardenia Lace Demi Bra

$118.00, Shopbop

Fleur du Mal Frankie Lace Balconette Bra

$185.00, Shopbop

Only Hearts

Can't resist a cheeky heart print? Same—and that's why we love Insta-friendly label Only Hearts for bringing romance into the mix. Its designs have a sexy-meets-cute vibe, and the prices are just right for bras that'll make you feel special but that you don't have to feel precious about wearing too often.

Only Hearts Whisper Color-Block Underwire Bralette

$74.00, Journelle

Only Hearts Soft-Cup Bra

$70.00, Revolve

Only Hearts Whisper Color-Block Underwire Bra

$74.00, Urban Outfitters

Only Hearts Whisper Color-Block Triangle Bralette

$83.00, Urban Outfitters

Eberjey

You can find the prettiest lace bras at Eberjey. This super-feminine lingerie brand designs lightweight, supportive pieces (think stretchy unlined bras, supersoft bralettes, and more) that are perfect for your daily repertoire.

Eberjey Mariana Bralette

$86.00, Eberjey

Eberjey Anouk Bralette

$55.00, Eberjey

Eberjey Pima Stretch Cotton V Bralette

$48.00, Eberjey

Eberjey Delirious Triangle Bralette

$34.00, Shopbop

On Gossamer

On Gossamer's bras fit like second skin, and are one of our go-tos for versatile staples. Check the brand out for soft and comfortable racerbacks, convertible bras with molded cups, and quality nursing and pumping bras.

On Gossamer Next to Nothing Underwire T-Shirt Bra

$44.00, Nordstrom

On Gossamer Cabana Racerback Bralette

$34.00, Nordstrom

On Gossamer Stretch Cotton Bralette

$36.00, Nordstrom

On Gossamer Next to Nothing Microfiber Wireless Nursing Bra

$44.00, Bloomingdale's

Calvin Klein

Want a pullover bra that can sub in as an actual top? Calvin Klein has the best ones. The brand's stretchy sports-bra-like designs are iconic—and while they may remind you of your high school days, the CK hype is still very real.

Calvin Klein Underwear Invisibles Light Lined Bralette

$44.00, Shopbop

Calvin Klein One Bralette

$28.00, Nordstrom

Calvin Klein Perfectly Fit Flex Underwire Bra

$36.00, Nordstrom

Calvin Klein Reimagined Heritage Unlined Bralette

$28.00, Urban Outfitters

For Love & Lemons

For Love & Lemons wins at seductive, Bridgerton-esque bras and corsets. Flirty lace detailing, ruffled tulle accents, and gorgeous flower embroideries all come together in a playful, tasteful way.

For Love & Lemons Luella Bustier

$119.00, For Love & Lemons

For Love & Lemons Spring Wildflower Bra

$99.00, For Love & Lemons

For Love & Lemons Chantilly Lace Bustier

$109.00, For Love & Lemons

For Love & Lemons Electric Fields Embroidery Underwire Bra

$99.00, For Love & Lemons

Originally Appeared on Glamour