We Found All the Best Bras With Back Support on the Internet

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The struggle to find a properly fitting bra that provides good, adequate support, is comfortable enough to wear all day long, and works under everything in your wardrobe is certainly no easy feat. It takes a lot of trial and error, countless bra fittings, and multiples visits to department stores—regardless of whether you’re buying in-store or online—to finally find one that works for you. But if you feel like you’ve tried it all and still haven’t landed upon your perfect bra, we’re here to help.

We know a good bra when we see one—it’s made out of a quality fabric that breathes, has thicker straps, and last but certainly not least, aside from offering up good front support, it also provides the same in the back. Though we’ve already found the all-around most comfortable bras on the market according to real customer reviews, today, we decided to hone in on those that promise to give your back a serious break. That’s right, we searched the internet to find 23 of the best bras with back support that you’ll actually be able to wear all day long (yes, really) sans acquiring any pain in your shoulders, mid- or lower spine area.

How did we do this, you ask? We used our expert knowledge (a bra with back support has a different design than regular ones) and read through countless customer reviews to land on the 23 we think you’ll be quite happy with. Ahead, see our roundup of the best bras with back support and the standout reviews that speak to their overall comfort level.

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1. Wacoal Basic Beauty Contour T-Shirt Bra

Wacoal Basic Beauty Contour T-Shirt Bra ($23)

"This company and this bra are amazing! I own a couple of different styles of their bras, but this one is the most comfortable. It does have four hooks in the back, which is great for support. I wear a 32G just for sizing. I know personally it can be tough to find a comfortable bra in my size. I think this bra does well at holding your boobs in without squishing them down too much." — Amazon Consumer

2. Playtex Posture Support Wirefree Bra

Playtex Posture Support Wirefree Bra ($13)

"It’s always been a big challenge to find bras that fit and do what they advertise. This bra is the answer to everything. The back support feels amazing! It lifts up your breasts and gives immediate relief to your back. I cannot believe how much a difference a good bra makes. I highly recommend this bra to anyone who has D cup and higher. You will feel and see the difference. No regrets about this item. I am purchasing more ASAP." — Amazon Consumer

3. Delimira Back Support Bra

Delimira Back Support Bra ($22)

"Yes, I do love this wire-free back support bra. It is very comfortable, moves and stretches easily, the shoulder straps are wide, adjustable, and well padded, especially for larger sizes. I am not bothered by scratchiness or pinching. Everything is smooth and cushioned against the skin. It's great for everyday wear, and I gladly recommend this product. I plan to get rid of several other styles/brands that I've been wearing (enduring) and order more of Delimira. Thanks." — Martha Maratha

4. Chantelle Intimates Revele Moi Full Support Underwire Bra

Chantelle Intimates Revele Moi Full Support Underwire Bra ($84)

"I love this full-coverage bra. It’s comfortable, I don't have problems with the straps falling down, and [it] keeps everything in place." — OCshopper949

5. Playtex 18 Hour Sensational Sleek Wire-Free Bra

Playtex 18 Hour Sensational Sleek Wire-Free Bra, 2 Pack ($30)

"Feels comfortable with smooth edges and full front and back support!" — Shamazon

6. Glamorise Comfort Posture Support Bra

Glamorise Comfort Posture Support Bra ($35)

"Fits well and supports extremely well! The straps are comfortable and help relieve some of my upper back pain!" — Terri Mabry

7. Wacoal Full Figure Underwire Bra

Wacoal Full Figure Underwire Bra ($52)

"The bra is great, but to take it to the next level, the bra has wider panels on the sides and back while maintaining the straps (love the straps). We top-heavy girls also have back bulge and smoothing this out helps us too." — Over Fifty Club

8. Vanity Fair Wirefree Bra

Vanity Fair Wirefree Bra ($14)

"This is the first time I have purchased a bra without trying it on. It fits great, I am a size 42C. I love that there are no underwires, the straps are comfortable and not falling off the shoulders or digging in. I like the extra back support. It is not a minimizer, so I look good too." — Amazon Consumer

9. Just My Size Front Close Soft Cup Plus Size Bra

Just My Size Front Close Soft Cup Plus Size Bra ($11)

"This bra is one of my favorite bras. It offers good support and looks good at all times under your clothing. I started using these bras two years ago after the birth of my daughter. It worked great as a substitute breastfeeding bra. I would unbutton all but one snap, and it worked great for me as a breastfeeding bra and helped support my back with the wide strap. Well after two years the bras did wear out and started ripping, so now I am ordering more. I really like these bras; they get a lot of wear." — Flyladyjax

10. Wacoal Underwire Sports Bra

Wacoal Underwire Sports Bra ($68)

"It is remarkably comfortable. The back is about 3" or so wide, so it is very supportive to the back as well as the breasts. The underwire is external to the cup which prevents chafing. The wide-set straps are adjustable and do not slip from their position, nor do they slip off rounded shoulders as wide-set straps typically do. With a [bust] suffering the effects of gravity, I can tell you that this bra makes everything look 35 instead of 68. It is higher in the front if that is a concern for anyone. I'm ordering more." — KYRetired

11. Playtex Front-Close Full Coverage Bra with Flex Back

Playtex Front-Close Full Coverage Bra with Flex Back ($18)

"I just checked how long ago I purchased this bra. My old one is finally falling apart after four years! When I reached for a bra in the morning, I always ended up choosing this one for its ease and comfort. The front closure and the back support are the best features. It is not snagging or slipping up, yet it is not too stiff either. The wide straps also help; they nicely stay in place for hours. I came back to order it again, as I do not even want to waste time trying to find it in regular stores." — Redlotus

12. Glamorise Plus Size Full-Coverage Bra

Glamorise Plus Size Full-Coverage Bra ($18)

"Best. Bra. Ever. Straps are wide and gel-padded so it doesn't dig in. I never thought I would be able to wear front close bras due to my larger bust size, but this is so comfortable AND supportive. No side spillage, gives good posture support in the back without riding up, and the full coverage front makes sure that you don't fall out of the bra if you bend down." — Mreid

13. Bali Comfort Revolution Shaping Wirefree Bra

Bali Comfort Revolution Shaping Wirefree Bra ($17)

"Goodbye, underwires. Hello, happy. You're not going jogging in this bra, but you also won't hate it at the end of the day. It will keep you decently contained for daily activities without compressing your breasts or your lymph nodes. It's easy to put on and comfortable to wear. It provides enough support to keep your back from hurting and absorbs a little sweat, too. I haven't been so happy with a bra since my first training bra." — Windmill Mom

14. Vanity Fair Beauty Back Full Figure Underwire Bra

Vanity Fair Beauty Back Full Figure Underwire Bra ($16)

"Love, love, love these bras. I bought a few of them at a different store, and they fit perfectly. The back is very comfortable, and the straps are too. Great support and I can wear them with anything. I have five different colors. You can't beat the price of then on Amazon, way cheaper and still great quality. Highly recommended!!" — Sam

15. Elomi Caitlyn Underwire Side-Support Bra

Elomi Caitlyn Underwire Side-Support Bra ($50)

"The most supportive comfortable [bra[ I have ever worn. My back never felt so relieved!" — Amazon Customer

16. Bali Comfort Revolution Front-Close Shaping Underwire Bra

Bali Comfort Revolution Front-Close Shaping Underwire Bra ($20)

"This is the most comfortable bra I've ever worn! I had shoulder surgery and couldn't wear a bra that hooked in back for a long time. I wore this bra every day for nearly four months, and it felt fantastic. The wide, stretchy back gives great support and clean lines, the front hooks make it easy to put in and off. I wear both my usual size for lighter support and a size down for firmer support. The stretch of the back makes it versatile. After A LOT of wear, neither of mine have any issues with durability or pilling; they're still as good as new." — Deana Barger

17. JMS Easy-On Front Close Wirefree Bra

JMS Easy-On Front Close Wirefree Bra ($14)

"Nice looking, fits very well, and the straps are comfortable. Bought two more." — Lulu

18. Wacoal T-Back Seamless Underwire Bra

Wacoal T-Back Seamless Underwire Bra ($40)

"I've purchased this style again and again and it never fails to be the best fitting bra around. When on, [it] feels like you're not even wearing anything; it is so comfy. True to size and ever so comfy giving the support I need. Try one and you'll never go look for another style. Have in all colors and replace when worn." — Jullee

19. Bali Double Support Closure Bra

Bali Double Support Spa Closure Bra ($8)

"This bra is comfortable and true to fit. The price was right. I can be very active in the bra and not have anything poking me like other bras. It shipped promptly. It has wide back support and adjustable straps. Although the picture looks like it is a padded bra, it is not a padded bra. Despite this fact, I would still recommend this product." — Nina

20. Leonisa Back Support Posture Corrector Wireless Bra

Leonisa Back Support Posture Corrector Wireless Bra ($37)

"I have been suffering from bad posture, neck and shoulder pain, and severe headaches. I have done chiropractic adjustments, massages, and acupuncture. Nothing is helping so I thought I would try this posture corrector. I chose this product because it was more like a bra and not just a brace for appearances wearing under clothing. I have worn it for 2 days now and I was so skeptical but I feel so much better I seriously cannot believe it." — Amazon customer

21. Joyshaper Posture Corrector Bra

Joyshaper Posture Corrector Bra ($19)

"I actually bought this because I wanted to stop a slouching posture before it became permanent. After wearing it for only 2 days the slouch has gone. It was such a gentle correction. In addition to being so comfortable and flexible, it offered me the support that no underwire bra ever did AND much more comfortably. It is also so beautiful. Very feminine but strong enough for the job of coaxing better posture. I ordered two more!" — Amazon customer

22. Glamorise Full Figure No Bounce Back Close Sports Bra

Glamorise Full Figure No Bounce Back Close Sports Bra ($24)

"I do HIIT workouts, strength training, and running. With this bra, there is very little bounce. It also is very breathable. It fits snug but I like that. It runs true to size. It even feels like it supports my back and shoulders. I am definitely buying more of these. I highly recommend this bra especially for women who are larger. Seriously the best support I have ever had in a sports bra." — Jennifer

23. Emomi Bijou Underwire Plunge Bra

Elomi Bijou Underwire Plunge Bra ($53)

"This bra lifts and separates and gives you a definite '50's cone shape. It gives great support and is reasonably comfortable wearing all day. The quality is very good. I will wear it under my work clothes with a sweater or blazer because it helps with good posture." — Jane


Bali Posture Support Spacer Underwire Bra ($44)

"Excellent! It was everything the description said. Going down a size in girth was a great suggestion, and best of all, I don't feel it at all. It has wonderful support for the large bust."–Bare Necessities reviewer

25. Spanx Breast of Both Worlds Reversible Comfort Bra

Spanx Breast of Both Worlds Reversible Comfort Bra ($42)

"I want to wear this bra every day of my life, it's extremely comfortable and versatile. I love the fact that it's reversible! I wanted a good compromise between a sports bra and an underwire bra and this is it!" –Nordstrom reviewer

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Ed note: Reviews have been edited for clarity.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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