12 Best T-Shirt Bras 2021: Most Comfortable T-Shirt Bras

These T-Shirt Bras Look Seamless And Are Comfy As Hell

February 24, 2020 Updated July 14, 2021

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The best t-shirt bras should be among the most comfortable garments in your underwear drawer. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with bras (particularly strapless or backless bras that we begrudgingly wear under our strappy summer dresses). Therefore, the beloved t-shirt bra — arguably, the most comfortable bra for women — exists for a reason. They help hold up our gals and give us nip coverage when we’re doing our weekly grocery run, but they won’t restrict you as you lounge around the house. And now that many of us are spending more time at home (between homeschooling the kids and telecommuting), a bra that gives you 24/7 comfort is pretty much non-negotiable. Thankfully, we’re no longer restrained to rigid, bad-fitting bras that only come in limited sizing. Now we have tons of options—and one of the best ones out there if you’re looking for comfort and flattery, is the ever-loving t-shirt bra.

What is a t-shirt bra?

Great question. Essentially it’s a bra that is meant to be worn for comfort and can’t be seen under a t-shirt (hence the name). “It’s usually a seamless, molded cup bra designed to appear essentially invisible under form-fitting clothes,” explains Megan Chipko, Director of Product Strategy and Innovation at PVH Corp (the company that owns brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Warner’s, and True&Co). But like most clothing items, not all t-shirt bras are created equal. Some are wire-free and some have an underwire—some are lightly padded and others are truly seamless, with zero molding.  

Similar to every bra, finding the kind of t-shirt bras that are best for you requires knowing what to look for. “The bra should lie flat between both breasts, your girls should be lifted and not sagging, straps shouldn’t be sliding or digging in, and there should be no bulges around sides, underarms or back,” explains Jené Luciani, lifestyle expert and author of The Bra Book. “If you have very round, full breasts, look for full coverage bras and if you’re a bit smaller, but just need lift, a demi bra will do.” 

What is the best t-shirt bra?

Glad you asked! It depends on your preference. Do you want a supportive underwire bra with soft cups? A wireless option that fits like a second skin? Something totally plain, or a few feminine details? In any case, we’ve got you (and your girls) covered. Below are some of the top-rated t-shirt bras that can give you a completely smooth seamless look (even for DD+ cups) and still feel really comfortable to wear (we mean it).

Best T-Shirt Bras For Women

Hanes Women's Ultimate T-Shirt Soft Foam Underwire

What better companion to your favorite white Hanes tee than this Hanes Ultimate T-Shirt underwire bra?!? Asking for a fellow mom friend. Perhaps our favorite part is the no-show-through concealing petals. You’ll never have to worry about clingy fabrics or a paper-thin t-shirt causing your nips to show through. Talk about awkward, right? Thanks to ComfortBlend lining, we can confidently say that this bra is comfortable enough for 24/7 wear. The straps can also convert to a versatile criss-cross design that’s perfect for tricky tops or dresses (it sure beats going strapless!). Besides white, you can also snag it in a handful of everyday neutrals.

$21.66 AT AMAZON



Lively The T-Shirt Bra

The arrival of summer will have you flocking to find the ultimate t-shirt bra. Well, let’s just say that Lively has you covered with a slew of versatile neutrals ranging from toasted almond to umber to warm oak. If a barely-there t-shirt bra is what you’re truly after, then a flesh-toned hue will be nearly invisible (yes, even under paper-thin tees). Deemed a can’t-live-without-it-staple, this t-shirt bra has front-adjusting straps and a back J-hook that easily converts from a classic to a racerback bra. If you’re between band sizes, be sure to size up! Could it be love at first sight? This Lively lady thinks so, “I can’t believe how much I love this bra. It isn’t wireless but it is so comfortable! The texture of the bra is very soft but gives great support. I haven’t utilized the j-hook yet as I prefer to wear my bras classic, but the straps adjust so I’m confident I could wear this cross back comfortably. I’m buying another (or 2 or 3) as soon as I need my next bra refresh!!!”

$35 AT LIVELY

Fruit of the Loom Women's Cotton Stretch Extreme Comfort Bra (2-pack)

This 2 pack of ultra comfy Fruit of the Loom bras has over 10,000 raving reviews on Amazon. You’ll get full coverage and support without the bra outlines in your shirt. One Amazon customer says, “This is supportive, breathable, and most of all–SUPER COMFORTABLE AND FUNCTIONAL. Fits true to size, cottony soft right out of the package, and in true Fruit Of The Loom fashion, made well.”

$14.94 AT AMAZON

Calvin Klein Women's Invisibles Adjustable Skinny Strap Bralette

If your go-to Ts are white, you’ll need something light and barely-there, which is what this bra was designed to be. The 368 4-star reviews include customers raving over the breathable fabric, snug, yet comfortable, fit, and low scoop neck that allows it to hide seamlessly under shirts. Probably the most appreciated asset, aside from its comfort level, is that it feels true-to-size and comes in X-small to X-large. This Amazon customer raves, “I am 5’9” and wear a women’s shirt size L/XL, and I’m in between 40 & 42C bra size. I ordered an XL in this item. It’s thin which is nice for less lines under your clothing, and it’s well made. Comfortable, stretches with you, but not too tight. The padding helps with breast shape under tshirts – doesn’t make you look flat like a traditional sports bra. Padding is removable if you don’t like it. I’ve been looking for something for long, everyday wear, and that can pass for a shell under a tank top. Some sports bras for bigger women can be so thick and cumbersome, especially if you don’t have large breasts. This is perfect. I absolutely love it, so much so that I immediately turned around and bought another.”

$35 AT AMAZON



True & Co Women's True Body Lift Triangle Adjustable Strap Bra

Part of the thrill that comes with bra shopping is the adrenaline rush you get when you find the one. You know that feeling, right, ladies? For every 10 bras that suck, it’s the confidence-boosting one that will leave you smiling from ear to ear. We’ve heard only good things about True & Co which is why we’re so excited to put their Madison Lace Ultimate Coverage Balconette Bra on your radar. Not only does it come in tons of different colors (from dulce to berry) but it has a beautiful plunge neckline. So yeah, you could say that it’s a step up from your basic bra. We especially love that it’s made from a smoothing fabric that moves with you. If you’re not sure about your size, there’s tons of five star reviews to help guide you along the way. Tracy says, “I LOVE this bra. It is lightweight, and the coverage makes it extremely comfortable. I have no shifting, no muffin top, everything just stays exactly where it should. I now have this in two colors, and it definitely beats out every VS bra I have ever had in terms of coverage and comfort. It’s fantastic!”

$58.00 AT AMAZON

Wacoal Women's La Femme Contour Bra

This bra doesn’t come cheap, but it’s for good reason. It’s insanely comfortable, according to several of its 380+ reviewers, even if you’re well-endowed. They offer a wide range of sizes, and don’t make you look super busty under your t-shirt (even if you are). It also has a sexy lace-trim, if you’re looking for it to be more than just a t-shirt bra. Says this Wacoal enthusiast, “I love, love, love this bra. Like all Wacoal bras, it is well-made and supportive. I wear a 40DD and this fits perfect. I measure 40″ around my band, so it was right on as far as figuring your size. It looks beautiful on, and there are matching panties to make a nice set. It is lightly padded (so the headlights don’t show) but not enough that it would increase a cup size. It gives a very nice smooth look under clothing. The straps are thin but there is little bounce and they seem to be supportive for everyday use. I will buy this style again.” We LOVE to hear it. 

$50 AT AMAZON

Warner's Women's Cloud 9 Underwire Contour Bra

Just as the name suggests, reviewers of the brand claim it’s truly soft as a cloud. It fits true to size, as 87 percent of Amazon customers say, and provides the support and lift they’re looking for all while hiding seamlessly under their t-shirt. One of its biggest perks, however, is its back-smoothing panels that tuck all of the right areas without making you feel tied down. The reviews speak for themselves: “I am always on the hunt for a bra that offers support, proper coverage and comfort, a bra I can wear all day and not have to adjust, loosen/tighten or worry about “popping out of” This warners bra is absolutely perfect! It is slightly padded, soft material and the straps don’t dig into your shoulders! I love the way this bra fits ( true to size) and I am not in a hurry to get it off as soon as I get home!!! By far my most comfortable bra!!!”

$22 AT AMAZON



Calvin Klein Underwear Women's 2 Pack Essence T-Shirt Bras

When it comes to shopping for anything-but-basic basics (ahem, like bras), it pays to shop smart. Once you’ve found a bra that you love (not just like, but l-o-v-e), it makes sense to stock up while you can. You never know when they’re going to sell out, or worse, get discontinued. This 2-pack set of Essence T-Shirt Bras from Calvin Klein includes one black and one bare bra, but rest assured there are other combinations available depending on your preference. With a demi cup coverage and minimal lining for shaping and support, you’ll never have to worry about spilling out. This customer weighs in, “I love these bras so much! They’re my favorite bras now. They’re soft and it’s like they didn’t even have that “break in point” where you have to break your bras in before they get comfy. They were comfy right away and still are.”

$30 AT AMAZON

Bali Women's One Smooth U Ultra Light Illusion-Neckline Underwire Bra

If you’re not looking to spend too much on a t-shirt bra, but still want one that can deliver, give this one by Bali a try. It has seamless, smooth support on all sides, convertible straps that allow for versatility and a lightweight and breathable material that is truly comfortable. It’s particularly praised for being full coverage enough for ladies in the double D category. Read on to see what this Bali convert had to say, “I can never find my size in stores so I’ve given up. 34DD. I tend to get quadra-boob or fun side-boob, or the material just can’t hold me up. Not so with this wonder. I’m all in. But unlike other restraining devices I don’t feel like grandma. This is not at all padded so there can be some nip-show through thin fabric. Wore it all day, at 10pm I still hadn’t set the ladies free. Normally I’m wrestling out into a flimsy sport support the second I know I’m not leaving the house again.”

$23 AT AMAZON

Most Comfortable T-Shirt Bras (Without Wire)

Proof Stay Comfort Dry Bra

Leave it to the brand that pioneered leak-proof, stay-dry panties to create a bra that’ll help you manage your mountain dew (see what we did there)? Proof’s new Stay Dry Comfort Bra was especially made to wick away boob sweat during low-impact activities or on hot summer days (or nights). This wireless bra is super comfy (we’ve tried it), has soft cups, and is supportive enough to wear out of the house. We also love that it has adjustable straps, a feature that many soft wireless bras are missing. Get it in either sand or black shades.

$55 AT PROOF



Calvin Klein Women's Perfectly Fit Lightly Lined Memory Touch T-Shirt Bra

Calvin Klein knows how to make a damn good t-shirt bra. Period. Skip the indecision that comes with trying on 135,240 bras by hovering over the “Add to Cart” button right now. Made from 72% nylon and 28% elastane, this lightly lined memory touch t-shirt bra has adjustable straps for conventional wear. It comes in 14 different colorways so you’ve definitely got options. One Amazon customer says, “This bra is very comfortable. It doesn’t bunch up or pinch. Support is perfect. The color is perfect, too. It can’t be seen under a black or white t-shirt. I would definitely buy this again.”

$46.00 AT AMAZON

True & Co Women's True Body Lift Triangle Adjustable Strap Bra

Part of the thrill that comes with bra shopping is the adrenaline rush you get when you find the one. You know that feeling, right, ladies? For every 10 bras that suck, it’s the confidence-boosting one that will leave you smiling from ear to ear. We’ve heard only good things about True & Co which is why we’re so excited to put their Madison Lace Ultimate Coverage Balconette Bra on your radar. Not only does it come in tons of different colors (from dulce to berry) but it has a beautiful plunge neckline. So yeah, you could say that it’s a step up from your basic bra. We especially love that it’s made from a smoothing fabric that moves with you. If you’re not sure about your size, there’s tons of five star reviews to help guide you along the way. Tracy says, “I LOVE this bra. It is lightweight, and the coverage makes it extremely comfortable. I have no shifting, no muffin top, everything just stays exactly where it should. I now have this in two colors, and it definitely beats out every VS bra I have ever had in terms of coverage and comfort. It’s fantastic!”

$58.00 AT AMAZON

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