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My bad experiences with bras aren’t unique to me. Unless you’ve been fortunate, you probably know the pain of a bra that digs into your ribs or shoulders, leaves you with back pains, or causes weird shapes under your clothes. That said, they’re not all bad. There are always the bras you wouldn’t mind falling asleep in or wearing on an unrelenting 18-hour international flight. These magical bras are often made with a thoughtful design that keeps your body in mind.
I went on a quest to find the best bras across several categories. From my own testing to crowdsourcing and research, I found the most common bra types and the best options you can buy. Our top pick is CUUP’s The Balconette for its soft mesh cups, chic color options, and well-fitting underwire. Below are the bras you won’t want to take off and will unabashedly rave to your friends about.