Anyone who's rocked a tube top to a beach barbecue or an off-the-shoulder dress to a summer wedding understands the importance of having a strapless bra that, ahem, supports you.
The perennial problem: Strapless bras don't exactly have the best reputation. Who hasn't dealt with one sliding down to your stomach or digging into your ribs? Luckily for all breast-owners, though, brands totally get it. They've heard every complaint and have worked tirelessly to make their strapless bras comfortable and reliable. The best strapless bras of today are designed with superior materials, advanced technical features, and expanded bra sizes in mind, providing support to all types of boobs—yes, I mean all.
When shopping for a strapless bra, "make sure the band is snug—perhaps even a bit tighter than usual," says a representative for Journelle. "Sometimes, I even go down a band size." Look for a bra with a wider band around the rib cage and three or four closure hooks for maximum support, the rep adds. Even though a thin band might look cute, Journelle recommends aiming for function over style in this garment.
With that in mind and tons of summer events on your social cal, these are the 32 best strapless bras for every shape, size, and outfit:
This bra includes sleek, microfiber cups and graduated padding to lift your boobs comfortably (and naturally), while a silicone lining on the top and bottom rims ensure they stay there, right where they belong. Take that, gravity!
Rave Review: "I have tried every strapless bra under the sun, and find this one the most comfortable, while giving and [sic] attractive profile. There are also straps you can criss-cross or wear with the bra that go out farther than a regular bra, which is great for wearing boat neck and plunge neck shirts or dresses."
When you want all the lift-you-up benefits of an underwire (without its stabbing-you-in-the-ribs downsides), this ultra-comfy style with shaped cups does the trick. Another bonus: The breathable mesh will keep you cool and sweat-free, perfect for wearing at all those stifling summer weddings.
Rave Review: "I got this just to have a strapless bra in my drawer as I don't wear dresses, but boy did that change once I actually have [sic] a bra that held the girls up! Plus it also comes with straps to be worn however you want..."
At last: A strapless push-up bra that creates serious cleavage without looking like you stuffed your cups. The ultra-smooth fabric feels like satin on your skin, while grippy rubber piping around the silhouette ensures that fabric isn't going anywhere.
Rave Review: "THIS BRA IS IT. I wore it around the house for a day to make sure it stays up and doesn’t bunch/cause sores. It did not move. I had classy cleavage all day."
This ThirdLove bra might change the mind of any die-hard, strapless bra hater. The cups are made with memory foam to give you a lightweight lift, the band is padded to prevent the bra hooks from digging in, and there's silicone at the top and bottom edges of the bra to keep it from slipping—making it super comfortable, flattering, and all-around amazing.
Rave Review: "This is the most comfortable strapless bra I have ever worn! It does not move at all once it's on. The shape is very flattering."
If you're aiming for comfort in your strapless bra choice, a bandeau is the way to go. This one from Skims is seamless, which means nothing is going to dig into your skin and annoy you all night. Plus, its smooth design means you'll have a smooth back in any top. Oh, and did I mention it's super soft? Well, it is. What more you could ask for in a guaranteed-to-be staple item?
Rave Review: "Fits like a glove!! And very thick!"
This bra has hundreds and hundreds of five-star reviews, and with just one wear, it’s easy to see why. The bra stays up, maintains the shape of your breasts, and keeps you lifted. Plus, it comes with straps so it’s useful for day-to-day wear beyond your strapless needs. It’s also designed for larger breasts and features minor adjustments to make it even more comfortable and effective as the sizes go up (like wider straps and additional hooks).
Rave Review: "This thing really did work overtime for me and not once did I have to pull or tug on it. I wore it for more than twelve hours. I have never had this much success with any strapless bra."
You can grab this style in band sizes 28 to 40 and cups from D to J—so you’re guaranteed to find the right fit. The underwire keeps you supported, while the foam-lined cups prevent any nipping, even when you wear white (hallelujah).
Rave Review: "I very RARELY ever find a bra that fits, especially a strapless. I've tried an ungodly number and this one fits beautifully AND holds them up."
Although probably not ideal for sizes larger than a D (but they do come in a D cup!), NuBra is the perfect bra to pair with a backless dress or top. It has two separate cup pieces—no band, no straps—with a sticky silicone on the inside that helps each cup adhere to each of your breasts. The two cups then clip together so you can create whatever amount of cleavage you want. What's more? You can sport this bra as many as 50 times and its sticking power will remain the same.
Rave Review: "I’ve worn this six or seven times so far and it’s been great. I bought it mainly for a jumper I have that’s open in the back, but I’ll wear this anytime I want a strapless bra. It’s so much more comfortable. It also stands up to heat and sweat. I wore it for about 10 hours walking around in 90-95 degree heat while on a trip and it held great."
Emily Schuman, founder of the Cupcakes & Cashmere fashion brand and lifestyle blog, swears by this strapless bra, which features a plunge neckline that works with any top or dress. The lace band gives the bra an elevated, feminine look in a highly functional package.
Rave Review: "This is pretty much everything I could have hoped for in a strapless bra. It gives good lift and cleavage. It stays put. It’s comfortable."
Leave it to Spanx to create the best, most flattering strapless bra. Memory foam cups mold to your body for a natural shape and custom fit, and the elastane-nylon band lies flat against your skin, nixing any bra bulge. The fabric also feels luxe—not at all suffocating.
Rave Review: "FINALLY found a strapless bra that actually works!! Love the 'smart grip' and how it sticks to the body!"
With the smallest size starting at a 28DD, this strapless bra from Panache Lingerie was designed with those with larger chests in mind (sorry to my A cup girlies)! With cups that perfectly mold to your chest, this bra will hold your twins up and covered without it feeling like you're wearing a torture device. Plus, the fabric is so smooth that you'll look and feel like you have nothing on.
Rave Review: "I immediately noticed the difference in quality and support as soon as I tried this bra on. It gives the girls an instant lift and the band doesn’t slide down or bunch up at all!! I wore this under a dress all day for my friend’s graduation and it felt no different than wearing a regular bra."
For those looking for added coverage or a bra that can also shadow as a going out top, this bustier is for you. Not only does this strapless bra look great, but the hook and eye closures all along the back will make sure you're strapped in—whether you're headed out for brunch or onto the dance floor, you can engage in these activities stress-free knowing your girls won't make a surprise appearance.
Rave Review: "I’ve worn this multiple times to events now. It fits me perfectly and the girls look great in them too. Doesn’t dig into my ribs or slip out the top like other strapless bras do."
There's a reason why this bra is an Amazon favorite. Made with the finest fibers in Italy, this strapless bra is great for everyday wear. The lightly padded cups perfectly mold to your chest, while still offering significant lift.
Rave Review: "I like that this bra provides a bit of lift, but still has a natural look. The bra feels very secure as I move, unlike so many other strapless bras."
If you're looking for a strapless bra that's worth the splurge, look no further than Fleur du Mal's beautifully designed convertible balconette bra. This bra is made from fine silk so you can feel as expensive as you look. Plus, the removable black straps add a playful, yet stylish element to this rose gold number.
Rave Review: "Recommend sizing up, fits small. But otherwise beautiful bra! Comes with removable padding and removable straps."
This strapless bra from Parisian brand Simone Perele virtually disappears under your clothes, for a sleek and natural look. Plus, with barely-there underwire and removable cups, you can feel comfortable wearing this bra all day.
Rave Review: "In my experience, most strapless bras are uncomfortable, and they slip down. This one actually provides excellent support and does not slip downward."
If you've ever thought your breasts were too large to find a comfortable strapless bra, think again. This seamless t-shirt bra from Elomi molds to your chest and has a "no-slip" band so you don't have to worry about it sliding down throughout the day. What's more? The neckline and band are designed to look seamless under clothing.
Rave Review: "This is without a doubt the best strapless bra I have ever worn. Great lift and support. It comes with detachable straps. It is a little pricey but worth every penny for the quality. You won’t regret this purchase."
This strapless bra is a must-have in your delicates drawer! The custom lift technology makes sure you getting the perfect level of lift and support according to your individual cup size. Plus, the sleek fabric ensures there's no bulkiness or scrunching when wearing this under a t-shirt or tank.
Rave Review: "I love this product, it fits perfect and you are unable to see the lines through your clothing."
It's easy to see why this bra has over 14,000 (!!) five-star ratings. For one, the lightly-lined cups and super soft fabric ensure a comfortable, yet snug and natural fit. Secondly, the four-way stretch smooths out across your back, giving the illusion that you're practically wearing nothing. (Your boobs just naturally look like that, wink-wink.)
Rave Review: "I’m a 40DD and have never in my life owned a strapless bra. I recently purchased a dress that required one so I did some research and tried this one in white. I was shocked how well it fit and STAYED in place!"
In Rihanna we trust because this mesh strapless bra from Savage x Fenty is it. If you're feeling adventurous, this bra is
hot cute enough to wear on its own on a night out, or more casually under a jacket. But it also works great as intended, with enough interior boning and underwire support to keep the girls up all night.
Rave Review: "Holy guacamole this strapless bra is amazing. I tend to hate strapless bras and bras in general as a bigger-busted lady. But not this one. The mesh, the boning, the convertible straps. It's a great bra and so comfortable. It's also a simply sexy piece."
This strapless bra gives the girls a boost without the pesky silicone lining found in other strapless options. Plus, with the multi-way straps, you can have even more support and wear it any which way while also maintaining a seamless look.
Rave Review: "I have always hated any strapless bra I have own [sic]. This one is super comfortable and wore it doing lots of furniture moving, heavy lifting and it stayed in place."
Say what you want about Victoria's Secret, but the brand sure knows how to make a good bra—their Bombshell strapless push-up is no exception. It's said to add up to two (!!) cup sizes for maximum lift. Plus, the U-shaped ballet back ensures you'll have a flawless fit.
Rave Review: "This bra definitely gives 2 sizes and supports well. Comfortable straps!"
If you've ever had to ditch a low-cut top because your boobs wouldn't fit it, Lilyette has a solution for you. Their minimizing bra reduces your breast size by about 1.5 inches so you can finally get some wear out of that top that's been sitting in the back of your closet (hallelujah).
Rave Review: "I am rather busty and this is the only strapless I've found that stays in place, is comfortable, and is a minimizer ~ win, win, and win!"
This bra from Felina is a wardrobe staple for many reasons. For one, the fabric is simple and smooth enough to hide under any clothing. The cups rest close to the body, so you get a natural-looking fit. Plus, the silicone stays are hypoallergenic and dermatologist-approved so you don't have to worry about any itchiness (win-win).
Rave Review: "I’ve literally been pushing off purchasing a strapless bra because I am always so disappointed with them. Not this one! This bra does not fold over or create an annoying crease at the top. I tried it on with multiple tops requiring a strapless bra and no folds."
This bandeau top might not offer a lot of lift, but it sure is comfortable AF. Especially during those hot summer days where you don't want to make a huge effort, but still look effortlessly good, this bra is perfect to wear under any off-shoulder tops or dresses. Plus, being underwire-free, you don't have to worry about anything digging into your ribs throughout the day.
Rave Review: "Love this comfortable bra for my one-shoulder and cut-out tops. The lace back adds an elegant touch."
If you're looking for a strapless bra that will perfectly hide under that evening gown with a plunging neckline you bought for a special occasion, this is the best strapless bra for you (bye, pasties!). In addition to its stunning neckline, the Wonderbra (get it?) is also lightly lined with a built-in flexible support system so you can get all the lift you need without any of the discomfort.
Rave Review: "I have a large cup and small band, so it’s usually pretty hard to find a good fitting bra, much less a strapless one. I bought this 2 days before a night out, and it held me in all night. Super impressed!"
For those looking to sport low-back or backless tops and dresses this summer, a backless, strapless bra (say that ten times over!) is the wardrobe hack you need. This option from Mitaloo uses biogel to safely stick to your breasts. Plus, the push up design offers you some extra lift. At only $15, this one's a total steal!
Rave Review: "So this was my first experience with a stick-on bra, but I’m very pleased! It’s very sticky which helps it to feel super secure, but it is not painful at all to remove. I overlooked the fact that it had small non-sticky nipple covers inside, but I’m super glad it does...This bra also gave me great, natural looking cleavage like I NEVER get with other bras and not in a fake, ultra padded way."
This silicone-free strapless bra is perfect for everyday wear. With cushioned underwire, you won't have to worry about this bra digging into your skin and giving you unwanted lines. Plus, with full-coverage cups, you'll have peace of mind knowing your girls won't pop out of your top mid picnic date (been there).
Rave Review: "I was unsure of this bra before receiving it based on the mixed reviews I had seen, but it did NOT disappoint! This is the best bra I have ever owned. It is comfortable, fits perfectly, and I don't have to worry about it slipping (there's an adhesive lining that adds comfort and support)."
This beautifully designed strapless bra from On Gossamer is the perfect basic, everyday bra. Trust, it'll be your go-to all season! Not only does the underwire offer support and lift, but the "no-slip" silicone edging ensures your girls will stay up all day and night during all the summer weddings already filling up your social cal.
Rave Review: "Really impressed with this strapless bra, especially for the price. It stayed up all day/night when I was running around for a wedding."
Looking for that snatched look? Add this longline strapless bra to your cart. The double-molded cups beautifully contour your breasts, and the hidden boning along the midsection and back ensures there's no bulkiness whether you're sporting a casual tee or that low-back dress you've been itching to wear.
Rave Review: "It looks beautiful, I bought it to use it under thin shirts. The cups fit perfect and waistline looks great!"
This padded bandeau bra gives you more support than your typical bandeau top, while still offering the same level of comfort that makes people gravitate towards this strapless bra style. Plus, featuring an anti-slip band, your girls will stay up even during the warmest summer days and nights.
Rave Review: "The best strapless ever. I will definitely order more."
If you're in search of a strapless bra you can wear on its own, whether to brunch or a music festival, this bandeau top from Aerie will be your new BFF. Not only does the lace detailing add an element of style, but the added underwire also offers extra support without sacrificing comfort.
Rave Review: "New summer favorite! Usually I avoid strapless bras, but there are so many off-the-shoulder tops that I want to wear this season without straps showing that I had to find a good one. This was better than I ever could have imagined. Because its basically a structured bandeau with wiring, I don’t get that weird cup gapping and sagging I would usually get with other strapless bras."
Made with a lightweight, smooth fabric, this DKNY strapless bra will give your breasts a natural-looking contour plus support, while feeling like you barely have anything on. Offered in classic black and nude, this is the perfect everyday bra to sport with off-shoulder tops and backless dresses just in time for summer.
Rave Review: "I have tried them all, and was never impressed—until this one! It’s perfect and I want 10 more."
Jessica Migala is a health writer specializing in general wellness, fitness, nutrition, and skincare, with work published in Women’s Health, Glamour, Health, Men’s Health, and more. She is based in the Chicago suburbs and is a mom to two little boys and rambunctious rescue pup.
Naydeline Mejia is an assistant editor at Women’s Health, where she covers sex, relationships, and lifestyle for WomensHealthMag.com and the print magazine. She is a proud graduate of Baruch College and has more than two years of experience writing and editing lifestyle content. When she’s not writing, you can find her thrift-shopping, binge-watching whatever reality dating show is trending at the moment, and spending countless hours scrolling through Pinterest.