After 16 hours of research evaluating 110 products, we picked Thirdlove 24/7 Classic Strapless Bra as our top choice.
Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy, for those of you not in the know) was quoted as saying, “With small breasts, you don't have to wear a bra with dresses that have some support. It feels sexy without one.” Oh, Sandra… Going without a bra is a luxury many women can’t afford.
That’s why we have the strapless bra. And that's why we chose the best strapless bra for your body type.
Sometimes you have a special occasion which lends itself well to a strapless or backless look. Sometimes you don’t feel like having your straps show when you break out that cute new summery top. And other times, you’re just tired of the digging and compression and want to feel like you’ve got less to contend with underneath your clothes.
Of course, it’s not as as just removing or tucking the straps of a regular bra. When you remove the straps or even backs of bras, the results can sometimes be… Well, not pleasant. Not only will that lead to droopy or exposed breasts, but it will require continual readjustment and pulling or even bad skin reactions.
Clearly there are reasons why most bras are made with straps.
That being said, some strapless bras get it right.
Strapless bras, backless bras, adhesive bras, pasties—these can be tricky to perfect. Especially with different bra cup sizes and breast types to factor in. That’s why we’ve taken a close look at what’s currently available on the market and tried to find the very best strapless bras for every shape, size, and occasion.
If you look through this article and feel like, ugh, a strapless bra is just not for me and is never going to happen, that’s totally fine too! We’ve compiled the Best Bras and Best Push-Up Bras if those are more your speed. (And if you’re planning to go at top speed, don’t forget to check out our rundown of the Best Sports Bras.)