If you’re someone who takes pride in every layer of your outfit — and, we mean every layer — you can relate to wanting to make sure each piece of an ensemble feels special, be it the buttery softness of a matching sweatsuit or the perfect accessory to complete a look (hello, croissant bags). And then, of course, there’s the base of it all, the very first thing many of us slip on in the morning: our bras.
Bras can serve a twofold purpose. They give support, first and foremost, but the details they can add to an everyday outfit should not be overlooked. Fun embellishments like lace or bright colors are sometimes designed to be seen, whether it’s under a light cami or peeking out of a sexy blazer. But even when it’s only for the wearer’s eyes, a gorgeous bra can make an outfit feel more special.
If you’re still getting back into the swing of this whole picking out an outfit for the outside world thing, settling on the right bra can be tricky with such a wide array of styles available. So we’ve selected some of the best bralettes, balconettes, and bustiers that prove eye candy can also be practical. Give your delicates drawer a very chic refresher with one of the 30 beautiful bras ahead.
At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
If you’re not ready to go full-on bra after so many months of total bra-lessness, test the waters with a fun bralette instead. With comfort-first styles featuring everything from mesh panels, frills, and flower motifs, the potential for pretty is limitless.
Organic Basics TENCEL™ Lite Bralette, $, available at Organic Basics
Hanky Panky Retro Lace Half Cup Bralette, $, available at Hanky Panky
FP One | Free People One Adella Bralette, $, available at Free People
Richer Poorer Classic Bralette, $, available at Richer Poorer
Kat The Label Lullaby Bralette, $, available at Anthropologie
This sexy retro-inspired bra will lend some Daisy Buchanan vibes to your delicates drawer. The style works best with lower necklines and creates the effect of a push-up without technically being a push-up.
Fleur du Mal Fuller Cup Banana Embroidery Balconette Bra, $, available at Fleur Du Mal
Curvy Kate Fallen Angel Balcony Bra, $, available at Bare Necessities
Skarlett Blue | Free People Wander Multiway Balconette Bra, $, available at Free People
BlueBella Audrey Bra Black, $, available at Bluebella
Journelle Anais Lace Underwired Balconette Bra, $, available at Net-A-Porter
Practicality meets elegance in bras featuring more of a wired structure. Underwire bras provide extra support and shape in a range of beautiful styles and colors.
H&M Mesh Underwire Bra, $, available at H&M
Natori Pure Luxe Underwire T-Shirt Bra, $, available at Nordstrom
Eberjey Anouk Underwire Bra, $, available at Eberjey
Negative Sieve Demi Bra, $, available at Negative
Calvin Klein Perfectly Fit Flex Lightly Lined Demi Bra, $, available at Calvin Klein
Yes, plunge bras may be what you wear when you don’t want our bra to show in a tricky, deep neckline. But that doesn’t mean a particularly pretty one isn’t deserving of an audience (even if it’s an audience of one!).
Skims MESH ONE WIRE PLUNGE BRA, $, available at Skims
Gossard Superboost Lace N/P Plunge, $, available at Gossard
Everlane The Invisible Bra, $, available at Everlane
Lively The Smooth Lace Plunge Bra, $, available at Lively
Cuup The Plunge, $, available at Cuup
For bras that are so eye-catching you just can’t get enough of them, consider a longline style. More fabric simply means more bra to love. You can even show it off by wearing an open-sided top.
Cosabella Veneto Curvy Longline Bralette, $, available at Cosabella
Hanky Panky Linear Lace Longline Bralette, $, available at Hanky Panky
Gossard Shadow Mesh Longline Plunge, $, available at Gossard
Torrid Racerback Bralette, $, available at Torrid
DKNY Modern Lace Longline Bralette DK4021, $, available at Macy’s
The classic style offers a little extra lift — for your chest, and for your wardrobe.
Savage x Fenty Floral Lace Push Up Bra, $, available at Savage x Fenty
Aerie Real Sunnie Demi Push Up Bra, $, available at AE
True & Co True Body Wirefree Push Up Bra, $, available at True & Co
Simone Perele Wish Triangle Contour Push-up Lace Bra 12B347, $, available at HerRoom
Maidenform Push Up & In Underwire Bra, $, available at Maidenform
Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?