PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

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Shopping for a new bra is like shopping for jeans — only worse. More often than not you’re left standing in a badly lit changing room, feeling frumpy and pinched. 

It’s the opposite of a Victoria’s Secret model experience.

If you need some new essentials but are keen to avoid the discomfort and self-degradation — you’re in the right place. 

We’ve rounded up the best bras for every body shape and outfit — all ready to be shopped from the comfort of your couch.

No awkward changing rooms, unhelpful shop assistants or intimidating posters. 

Just us, sharing our thoughts on the bras you might actually enjoy wearing. 

Let’s get to it.

Comfy and cute bras for women

Best T-shirt braBest sans underwire braBest push-up for small bustsBest sexy, padded option

Best T-shirt bra

PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

Photo: Marks and Spencer

Body Soft Wired Full Cup T-Shirt Bra A-E


  • Style: Full coverage T-shirt bra

  • Size range: 30B to 42E

  • Colours: Nine

T-shirt bras get a bit of a bad rap. Whilst they’re not the most exciting or alluring in appearance, boy do they serve a purpose. 

A true staple in every girl’s wardrobe, a good T-shirt bra will be worn time and time again — and often turned to when comfort is key.

With over 1,000 reviews (and over 100 visits an hour) on the site at the time of writing, this M&S bra stands out as a winner in its category. 

Made from soft sueded fabric and lace with an invisible edge, this pick offers seamless, smooth support that remains unseen beneath your outfits. 

Work shirts? No problem. T-shirts? Easy. Slim-fit turtle necks? Simple.

Oh, and it’s designed to accommodate a range of body types and bra sizes, too. 

Love it.

Best sans underwire bra

PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

Photo: JD Williams

Triumph Delicate Doreen Non Wired Bra

You save £5 (12.50%)£40


  • Style: Full cup, no underwire 

  • Size range: 34B to 48J

  • Colours: Three

Sick of underwires digging in? Looking for a bra that is so comfy you’ll forget you’re wearing it — but is still feminine and flirty?

Enter: The Doreen, Triumph’s triumphant (pun intended) take on an everyday underwire-free bra.

A bestseller since its launch in 1966, Doreen bras have been wowing women the world over for almost 60 years.

Retro in silhouette but constructed from high quality modern, feminine lace, it not only offers superior comfort but is also incredibly stylish. The soft sides and shoulder straps, accompanied by a cushioned hook and eye closure mean it’s one of the most comfortable bras around.

And, despite its lack of underwire, this bra still offers support across a range of cup sizes. The width of the shoulder straps and under-band, with its three hook and eye fastenings, provide lift and security to breasts ranging from B to J cups.

Best push-up for small busts

PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

Photo: Wearpepper

Lift Up Bra


  • Style: Push-up bra

  • Size range: 30AA to 40B

  • Colours: 17

With almost 3,700 reviews on site and an average 4.5-star rating, this baby has more than earned its place in our round-up.

Designed to eradicate any gaping gaps between your bra cup and breast, Pepper is a brand making a name for itself as a go-to option for smaller-chested gals.

Its Lift Up Bra caught our eye in particular, for its subtle yet effective way of boosting boobs without overdoing it — or causing discomfort in the process.

Cut from extra-soft polyamide and elastane, this is one comfy option that aims to help women look and feel like the goddesses they are. 

And it seems to work, with one reviewer stating ‘I was in need of new bras and I have always hated buying them because they never fit right until NOW! If you are questioning if it is worth it, it is! I purchased the Lift Up and the All You Bra and LOVE both! I will never wear any other bra again!’

Best sexy, padded option

PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

Photo: Pour Moi

Flora Lightly Padded Underwired Bra


  • Style: Full cup, lightly padded 

  • Size range: 32A to 38F

  • Colours: Eight

When it comes to sultry lingerie, Pour Moi takes the cake.

A brand known for its ultra-feminine, sensual style it also understands the importance of providing security and support — and we’re here for the combination.

Cut from 80% polyamide, this bra is both soft and supple whilst providing lift to both smaller and larger cup sizes. Plus, the lightly padded design adds delightful contouring to your assets, helping to prevent nipples and ripples from showing beneath your outfits.

We love the allure of the lace straps with the more contoured cup. 

In our opinion, it’s the best bra for providing incredibly sexy full coverage that’s sure to result in eye-popping pleasure for anyone lucky enough to see you in it.

Best balconette bra set

PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

Photo: Lounge

Two-Tone Blossom Balcony Bra and Briefs

(For the bra)

(For the briefs)


  • Style: Balconette bra, thong briefs

  • Size range: 30A to 40G

  • Colours: Five

Feminine yet functional, we love the sweet lacey balconette style of the pink Two-Tone Blossom Bra.

After all, who doesn’t love doubling down on their favourite colour?

And if pink isn’t your thing, you’re in luck: it comes in another five sweet and seductive shades.

Offering decent coverage with a band made from mesh fabric and featuring a two-prong hook and eye closure, this bra is ideal for day-to-day wear, lounging or donning on a special night out — especially when paired with the sexy high-waisted thong-style briefs.

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Available in an impressively wide size range, Lounge has created a matching set designed to empower and instil confidence in women of varying body shapes.

Best bandeau-style

PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

Photo: Selfridges

SKIMS Fits Everybody Stretch-Woven Bandeau Bra


  • Style: Full coverage bandeau/strapless bra

  • Size range: 2XS to 4XL

  • Colours: Six

These days, any round-up of the best bras is sure to include a SKIMS option.

Kim K’s brand has taken the intimates industry by storm since its launch in 2018 and is particularly popular for its seamless bras and shapewear (so much so that we’ve even sourced dupes for the iconic brand). 

The style we love most? 

SKIMS Fits Everybody Stretch-Woven Bandeau Bra.

Made from nylon and elastane, this stretchy piece scores major points for its uber-comfortable fit and built-in supportive panel across the chest. 

Perfect for wearing beneath strapless garments or even as a standalone (we love it under an oversized shirt like this one from ASOS), it will keep your tatas in check, whilst embracing the chic clean girl aesthetic in complete comfort. 

Oh, and it’s available in six neutral colours from sizes 2XS through to 4XL. 

Best one-shoulder option

PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

Photo: The Sports Edit

Girlfriend Collective Bianca One Shoulder Bra


  • Style: Full coverage, one-shoulder 

  • Size range: XS to 3XL

  • Colours: Two

Another seamless bra that traverses the line between casualwear and lingerie, if it’s a one-shoulder boulder holder you’re in the market for — look no further.

Featuring double lining and an in-built support band, this bra is also cut from four-way stretch fabric that’s compressive and sweat-wicking. 

The overall effect? 

A bra that will help keep you dry, secure and comfortable throughout the day and into the night — even if high-intensity dancing is involved. 

We love that this option is just as much a fashion statement as it is a practical purchase.

Best for yoga and workouts

PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

Photo: Alo Yoga

Airlift Intrigue Bra


  • Style: Full coverage, scoop neck

  • Size range: XS to XL

  • Colours: 12

A brand gaining in popularity within the sports and wellness world, Alo Yoga’s Airlift Intrigue Bra could be your new go-to for everything from yoga and Pilates to a morning jog or HIIT class.

Cut from Airlift’s signature high-compression performance fabric, this bra offers a superior supportive and snug fit, making it one of the most comfortable and versatile bras around. Though simple in design with its scoop neck and sleek silhouette, the Intrigue remains flattering whilst offering fully adjustable straps — including the option to crisscross for added support (something that’s essential for sports bras).

We also love the amazing range of colours available — whether you prefer utilitarian black or a stunning lilac blue, the choice is yours.

Best sports bra for big busts

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PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

Photo: MyProtein

MP Women's Tempo Animal Print Sports Bra

You save £22 (62.88%)£34.99


  • Style: Full coverage, scoop neck with racerback

  • Size range: XS to 2XL

  • Colours: Two

Finding a bra up to the task of supporting big busts can be tricky. That’s why our editor was so thrilled with her recent discovery of MyProtein’s Tempo Sports Bra.

Though not sized based on cups (something that’s often a red flag for gals with larger boobs), she gave it a try and hasn’t looked back.

Featuring secure, compressive fabric and mesh fabric lining for added breathability, this style is a pull-on racerback that locks everything in place, even as you bend, move, sway and sweat.

Offering removable cups (which our editor did ditch early on) and strategic side seam placement, this bra is supportive whilst managing to look sleek (unlike so many bulky sports bras for women).

Best stick-on bra cups

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PSA ladies: These are the best bras for complete comfort and ultimate support

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Perky Pear Original Lift & Shape Boob Tape


  • Style: Adhesive bra

  • Size range: Four size options, for A to G cups

  • Colours: One

Whilst this is a wrap-up of the best bras, after recently testing the effectiveness of boob tape, we felt a bra alternative was important to include, too.

And Perky Pear is the brand we suggest going for.

Its Original Lift & Shape Boob Tape stickers may be a little fiddly to apply (as all tapes are) but, once in place, these guys stay put. And so do your boobs.

Sweatproof and waterproof, this tape is designed to stay in place all day — even if dancing and swimming. Magic.

They can also be cut and stuck in a myriad of ways to accommodate every outfit and styling preference, making them a brilliant bra alternative.

Hot tip: If this is your first foray into boob tape, check out our editor’s experience with Perky Pear and competitor body tapes.


Which brand has the best bras?

As evidenced by our round-up, there is no one brand to turn to to snap up the best bras. 

That said, in terms of consistency in quality, comfort and support, M&S bras (and bras stocked by M&S stores) are a favourite among many women, and its T-Shirt Bra is a gold staple in our opinion.

What is the most comfortable bra in the world?

Searching for the one most comfortable bra in the world is a fool's errand, as this will differ per person. Every woman and every body is unique and, depending on your cup size, body shape, style preference and activity your needs in a bra will change. 

That said, every style in this edit was selected for its soft fabrics, support and comfort — so shopping these options is a good place to start.

So, what are the best bras?

Having made it through our hand-selected list of the best bras in the UK for comfort, support and sexy styling, hopefully, you’re feeling more confident in adding to your collection.

If we had to choose a few to invest in first, it would be:

  • The Body Soft Wired Full Cup T-Shirt Bra from M&S, for its versatility and everyday comfort.

  • The matching lacey Two-Tone Blossom Balcony Bra and Thong from Lounge, for their practical nature and stunningly feminine silhouettes.

  • The SKIMS Fits Everybody Stretch-Woven Bandeau Bra for its ability to keep the gals in place sans straps, and the fact it can also be worn as a standalone crop top.

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