6 comfortable bras for when you don’t want to wear one at all

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These days, it’s rare to put on a pair of jeans in the morning, let alone a bra. If you haven’t wanted to put on a bra with an underwire in months but do want to wear something, you’re in good company.

According to the New York Times, sports bras, unlined bras and bralettes have grown increasingly popular over the last few years. In fact, lingerie company Cosabella told NYT that “bralettes became 50 percent of the company business” during 2020. After all, if you’re spending most of your time at home and not out in public, isn’t comfort your number one thought when getting dressed each day?

If you’re ready to ditch your bras with underwire or bralettes that have already started to take over your underwear drawer, shop six bras below, all from women-owned brands, that are ideal for wearing when you don’t even want to wear a bra.

1. Harper Wilde The Lounge, $40

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The Lounge bra is brand new from Harper Wilde and its fabric is described as “ribbed, velvety, feels-better-than-your-favorite-tee” — are you sold yet? This bra is available in up to size 3XL in both white and clay shades.

2. Knix Knixy Lace WingWoman Contour Bra, $60

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This wireless bra, available in up to size 42G, features molded foam cups and ultra-soft lace to keep things comfortable and sexy. This bra also offers a full-coverage fit to ward off any “sideboob and overspill.”

3. ThirdLove Adjustable Strap Wireless Bra, $39

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Available in sizes XS to 3X, ThirdLove’s Adjustable Strap Wireless Bra is “made with minimal stitching and smooth seams.” This pullover style also has removable cups and comes in four neutral shades.

4. Lively The Crochet Lace Bralette, $35

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Just because a bra doesn’t flaunt push-up padding doesn’t mean it can’t be sexy. This lace bralette has flexible cups, a thick elastic band for support, as well as adjustable back straps. You can grab it sizes XS-L.

5. Proclaim Everyday Bralette, $59

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This double-layered design doesn’t need a wire to make you feel supported. Proclaim also offers this bralette in several different skin tone shades and sells matching briefs; the style is available in up to size 3XL.

6. True & Co Women’s True Body Lift Triangle Adjustable Strap Bra, $52.55+

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True & Co’s triangle bra comes in over 15 different colors and is machine-wash friendly. Available in sizes XS-XL, this pull-on style bra also has removable pads and promises to keep its shape after wash and wear.

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