I Live in Bra Tops: Here Are the 25 Most Comfortable I've Found

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As underwear or outerwear, there's plenty of ways to get use out of a bra top. 

Let's be honest: Traditional underwired bras aren't the most comfortable thing to wear. After a long day, the first thing most of us do after getting home is whip off our bra—it signals the start of relaxation time and feels like genuine relief. And with crazy-hot days upon us, wearing one of your typical bras can seem even less inviting than normal. Thankfully, bra tops offer the support of a bra without the constricting feel, and since the pandemic (when comfort became the number one priority above all other fashion matters), the options have really open up. So much so that I've found plenty of styles that look genuinely cute, feel great on and don't seem like a lazy or less considered alternative to a regular bra.

There are various of bra top styles to choose from right now—you can find lacy bralette styles that offer a little more va-va-voom whilst higher-coverage cropped bra tops take on the idea of a simple sports bra form without the restrictive design and extreme support required for a workout. What's more, fashion people have proven that the bra top is more versatile than just a comfortable lingerie alternative. Wearing underwear as outerwear is still a firm favourite for the fashion set, especially with a blazer or oversized shirt over the top to add a sophisticated feel. There's also the opportunity to flex your comfy bra with a sheer top for an evening look, or for a cosy leisure ensemble, opt for a soft knit crop top and cardigan. As for me, I'm styling mine with a linen shorts-and-shirt set for these hot summer days. 

Scroll on for the 25 most comfortable bra tops to wear as underwear or outerwear—up to you!


This staple comes in six different colours. 

Khaite can be accredited with kickstarting the knitted bra trend and this one is a new iteration.

The back detail really won me over. 

Wear under clothes or on its own with the matching tennis skirt. 

Shop the matching skirt (£178). 

Made from certified responsible wool. 

There's something so striking about this deep blue. 

This Marine Serre bra top is the insiders' pick.

There's nothing basic about this bra top. 

B Boutique is M&S's new lingerie line, and it's great.

This Skims style has influencers lining up.

The ribbed fabric adds support whilst the seamless style won't be seen under clothes. 

Is there anything more luxurious than a cashmere bra top? 

A comfy bra alternative that comes in 5 nude tones. 

This is just a soft bra, but what a lovely soft bra it is!

For something a little different, try an asymmetric line.

Too good not to show off. I'm styling mine with jeans and an open white shirt. 

The corset trend has infiltrated everything!

Classic with sheer details. Perfection.