Finding the perfect bra can be a lifelong pursuit with many trials and errors. Sometimes the straps are too long, the underwire is too prickly, or one cup is a tad too small (no two boobs are alike!). Introducing the T-shirt bra. It’s an essential in every woman’s lingerie wardrobe, and the key is comfort. “Versatility is the name of the game with a T-shirt bra,” says Lively founder and CEO Michelle Cordeiro Grant. “It’s the style you look to when wearing tees, racerbacks, dresses. It is your everyday go-to!”
So how do you know when you’ve found your perfect T-shirt bra? Since you’re going to be wearing this particular bra a lot, look for straps that adjust in the front. A J-hook convertible back that allows you to cinch the straps into a racerback style is also a major bonus. The fabric you pick is important, too. Grant recommends buying something in a soft lace or breathable, cooling fabric (like spacer material and foam cups). If you’re going to be moving around a lot in your bra, consider reaching for an option with a wider band. And for women with larger cup sizes, look for wider straps for a little extra support.
When it comes to color, don’t be afraid to go beyond the basics. “You can go with an everyday nude, black, or you can be bold and let some pattern or color shine through,” says Grant. “We love a print showing off under a tank or brightening your mood under a sweater.” The Lively founder notes that underwear as outerwear is a popular trend right now. “We are seeing styling with bras being a front-and-center part of deep-V tops, blazers, and dresses.”
However, there is one common bra misstep that Grant warns against: not re-measuring before every purchase. Your body (and bust) shape is in constant flux. And don’t wait five years before your next shopping trip. “Women wait too long between purchases and give a bit too much wear on the pieces they do have,” says Grant. “Rotating your bras on a daily basis gives the elastic time to rebalance between wears. After all, bras need a day off, too!”
Shop some of our favorite T-shirt bras for cup sizes A to J ahead.
Triumph Amourette Spotlight Tee Shirt Bra
Cup sizes A-F, $36; us.triumph.com
Marie Jo Undertones Spacer Bra
Cup sizes B-E, $107; herroom.com
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