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It’s Strapless Bra Season—Here are 8 No-Slip Styles for Every Occassion

Mary Grace Garis

Photo: Getty Images/Roy JAMES Shakespeare Creative
Good strapless bras are hard to come by. Like, really hard to come by. They’re so hard to come by that I spent all of the last pandemic summer letting it all hang out, which is a bold move for a 32DD girl. But while many of us abandoned our underwires the last year, the reality is that we still might need (or simply prefer) some extra support. And since this summer is all about being seen, it’s time to bring the strapless bra back.

But what makes a good strapless bra? In a perfect world, we love something that isn’t dancing on our torso after 15 minutes. Comfort is also a high priority now that we’ve known the sweatpants life. And I don’t know…is it even possible to find a strapless bra that isn’t neutral-toned and snooze-worthy? Don’t worry, we investigated this from all different angles.

Shop the best strapless bras for summer

ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Strapless Bra — $65.00

If you want a trusty everyday strapless that can accommodate a wide range of sizes, you’ll be set with ThirdLove’s “Look, no elastic!” take on their 24/7 bra. It goes up to 48D or 38I, depending on whether you measure “up” by band or cup.

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Lively The Smooth Strapless — $35.00

For sleek, second-skin comfort, look to Lively. They’re anti-wire bralette specialists—the $35 No-Wire Strapless deserves an honorable mention as a result—but their cult devotees love this body-clinging option with an all-over lie-flat band.

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Natori Bliss Perfection Strapless Contour Underwire Bra — $73.00

For a slightly longline look we adore this lightly lifting multiway bra by Natori. It features a brush liner and stretch lace, so it’ll look charming and stay effortlessly put.

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Baxxe Defiance Baxxe Set — $108.00

I’ve actually taken to these chic backless bras by Baxxe. The glamor strap is designed for low-back or backless dresses; if they play peekaboo, it’s a really cute look. But even the finely molded cups are worth raving about—while this truly may not be enough support for everyone, I’ve had a lot of success throwing this under slip dresses and halter minis alike.

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Wacoal Women’s Red Carpet Strapless Full Busted Underwire Bra — $68.00

A beloved convertible bra for buxom girls, this rave-dense Amazon fave has a solid 4.5 stars. Thanks to its cushioned wire, the Red Carpet Strapless is comfy for all occasions.

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Fenty Watercolor Tie Dye Unlined Lace Strapless Bra — $60.00

We know, we know, all these bras are in “blah” tones of black and beige. Leave it to Rihanna to spice things up—her size-inclusive strapless bras have their own sensible options, but we love this bold tie dye for a fun summertime flavor.

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Chantelle Absolute Invisible Smooth Strapless — $78.00

Want a smooth snuggle of a strapless bra that also happens to be dance-proof? One of our writer’s swears by Chantelle’s Absolute Invisible Smooth Strapless Bra, even sharing it has “the texture of a warm embrace.”

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Spanx Undie-tectable Better Bandeau — $48.00

Finally, it never hurts to have a bandeau-style bra in your collection, especially if it actually supports you instead of forming a strange, sagging band. Spanx has your back there and provides that perfect lace trim for too-low tops, plus a little bit of oomph.

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