The Bra Awards

These bras take home the statue (or should we say bust?) for best supporting pieces.
Published April 2, 2018

We searched for the best bras and found the following 15 bras that can fit your needs outside of support and keep you looking fantastic.


Lock and Load

When you want to make sure that your girls aren’t going anywhere, structure is your friend. These bras have straps and cups that keep you comfortably in control.

Panache Envy Balconette Bra

In this balconette cut bra, you’ll feel fully supported, but not trapped. Four-part cups lift and center your breasts while stretch lace at the top of the cup conforms to your shape.


Triumph Dahlia Florale Underwire Bra

It’s hard to believe that a bra that looks this good can also work so well. Lace and tulle make it super-luxe.

Olga Cloud 9 Minimizer Bra

This bra means business. It’ll hold you in and reduce the appearance of your bust by a full cup size. But it’s still crazy-comfy, thanks to stretch microfiber and padded underwire.


Push Up

A deep plunge—thanks to a short center gore—gets all the way under breasts for maximum lift and separation. Underwire, and perhaps a little padding, help round out your curves.

Cleo by Panache Koko Muse Plunge T-Shirt Bra

Even your deepest V-tee won’t betray this bra. It’s silky, stretch microfiber looks invisible, feels fabulous.


Curvy Couture Tulip Lace Push-Up Bra

Supportive and sexy, this is the choice for fuller-busted women who want a lift.

OnGossamer Gossamer Mesh Bump It Up Bra

Perfect for the petite who want a boost, it has push-up padding and a center knot that maximizes cleavage.



You need a strapless bra that won’t shimmy down when you do the same on the dance floor. Silicone strips and side support keeps these bras where they belong.

Natori Truly Smooth Strapless Bra

Silicone-lined sides ensure it won’t slide down your torso. Extra height on the sides reduces the back bulge. What’s more: we found this bra comfortable.


Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra

With side-support from built-in boning, padded underwire, and foam-lined cups, this strapless creates a great shape under clothes.

Curvy Kate Luxe Strapless Bra

If you thought you were too busty for a strapless bra, think again: with vertical seams and soft boning, this bra can hold up a generous cup.


Simple, seamless, and superb under a tee. Without seams in the cup for support, fuller-breasted women should opt for underwire to make sure they’re not sagging in this style.

Gap Everyday Smooth Wireless Bra

There’s nothing here that might show through your tee: no underwire, no lace, no bows; just stretch nylon cups in a smooth sheen weave that molds to your body.


Fantasie Rebecca Lace T-Shirt Bra

Unusually supportive for a t-shirt bra, with underwire and high side panels, and gives you a smooth silhouette.

Chantelle Modern Invisible Plunge T-Shirt Bra

Memory foam cups comfortably support your shape, as the deep plunge and wide set straps let you show off your décolletage.



No need to wear two bras to work out anymore! These sports stars have built-in bra cups for on-the-go control.

Panache Ultimate High Impact Underwire Sports Bra 

With a silicone-encased underwire and an encapsulated cup design, this star for bigger breasts reduces bounce by 83% and has a size range of 28 to 40 bands, B to J cups.


C9 Champion Women’s Power Shape Medium Support Strappy Back Sports Bra

This is your new spin class fave: looks cool when you whip off your top, keeps you cool with moisture-wicking fabric.

Wacoal Maximum Control Sports Bra

Monoboob no more! This bra has enclosed underwire, so you keep your shape while minimizing movement.