Most Comfortable Bras to Pack for Every Trip

The 10 Most Comfortable Bras to Pack for Every Trip

The misery of an uncomfortable bra is even worse when you’re traveling. Just picture an eight-hour car ride with jabbing underwire or a long layover with itchy, chafing lace cups. That’s why you need a supportive everyday bra that’s a comfy choice for travel days. Double-check your measurements, then check out our 10 picks below that are up to the task of long-haul trips. Whichever model you choose, we—like a great bra—support you.


Versatile Everyday Bra: Knix

Padded 8-In-1 Evolution Bra Knix

If you’re only packing one bra, this versatile pick from Knix might just be it. Why? It’s multipurpose and crazy comfy. With two sets of straps, this reversible bra can be criss-crossed or worn straight in a jillion configurations. (OK, eight. Eight configurations.) It also avoids jabby wires or seams, and cups are gently padded for modesty. (Read: no-show nipples.) Plus, the fabric is quick drying, breathable, and moisture-wicking. This is the brand’s best-selling bra, and the reviews prove it. Sized 1-8 (i.e. 32A-42E).

$55 at Knix

Classic T-Shirt Bra: GAP

Gap Everyday Smooth Favorite Coverage Bra

Leave it to GAP, the norm-core gold standard, to deliver a classic bra with glowing reviews. Designed for everyday wear, this versatile T-shirt bra has slightly padded, molded cups that make it basically invisible under tops and tees. The cut of the cup and the convertible straps (which can be worn straight or cross-back) means this’ll work with everything from V-necks to racer-backs. The feature wearers love most? Underwire that offers great support without digging in. Available in a range of colors, patterns, and neutrals and in band sizes 32-38 and cup sizes A-DD.

$22.99 at GAP

Seamless Lounge Bra: True&Co

TRUE&CO. Dulce True Body V Neck Bra

Light support without hooks, molded cups, or wires—the True&Co’s V Neck could be the perfect bra for long-haul flights or layover lounging. Plus, it’s insanely soft (with removable padding) and lays flat against your body. Note that this model doesn’t do heavy lifting, so those looking to hoist things up should opt for the racerback option. But its many, many fans (busty ones included!) adore the gentle support and wireless design on offer here. And since there’s a fit quiz and free returns, it’s a low risk purchase. Available in five colors and sizes XS-XL.

$49 at True&Co

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Sports Bra—With Pocket: North Face

The North Face Women's Stow-N-Go Sports Bra AB

Whether you’re hitting the hotel gym or going for a trail run around your Airbnb, you’ll need a place to stash that room card, keys, or a phone. Cue the Stow-N-Go Bra from North Face, which has a hidden front pocket that’s big enough to fit a smartphone and your keys. It also features all the sporty details you expect from North Face: breathable, lightweight, quick-drying material and a supportive racerback cut. Offered in sizes XS-XL with separate listings for A/B cups and C/D cups for a more tailored fit than your average S/M/L sports bra. Plus, there’s a lifetime guarantee, if the elastic ever gets shot.

$50 at North Face

Affordable Wire-Free Bra: Warner’s

Warner's Women's Easy Does It No Bulge Wire-Free Bra

Classic bra or lounge-bra? Warner’s Easy-Does-It No-Bulge Wire-Free Bra gives the best of both, making it a great multitasker for those with limited suitcase space. We’re not the only ones gushing about it; the versatile bra has earned 4.5/5 stars from over 400 customers on Amazon who wear it for everything from bedtime to yoga to work. More than a few reviewers claim it’s the most comfortable bra they own, and the price is hard to beat. Though it’s not sold by cup sizes, it does feature the standard hook-and-loop closure at the back and adjustable straps for a more customized fit. Available in a range of colors and neutrals and in sizes XS to XXL.

$17.75 at Amazon

Luxury T-Shirt Bra: Natori

Nordstram 'Pure Luxe' Underwire T-Shirt Bra NATORI

Heaps of praise has been piled on The Pure Luxe Underwire T-Shirt Bra from Natori. Good Housekeeping’s testers gave the original version top marks, and this updated model is a hit on Nordstrom, where more than 600 reviewers have given it a five-star seal of approval. The cut of the cup pairs well with a range of necklines and the molded design looks smooth under fabric. Big-busted women in particular are smitten, finding it comfortable, durable, and supportive without looking matronly. (Win, win, win!) Available in four colors and in band sizes 30-38 and cup sizes B-4D.

$72 at Nordstrom

Halter Bralette: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Out From Under Lace Halter Bra Bralette

Sexy yet casual, lace bralettes are having a moment. (Just ask Kendall Jenner.) With no padding and a wireless construction, they make for a comfy, light-support lounge bra, and their elegant straps and flirty lace are fun to show off as a layer under all kinds of necklines. This affordable pick from Urban Outfitters features a super-soft lining, scalloped edges, and an adjustable back. It’s also a customer favorite, recommended by 92 percent of its 700-plus reviewers. Available in five colors and in sizes XS-XL.

$20 at Urban Outfitters

Convertible Evening-Wear Bra: Wacoal

Nordstram Red Carpet Convertible Strapless Bra WACOAL

Among strapless bra-wearers, the award for best bra goes to Wacoal’s Red Carpet. It has a bit of a cult following, earning over 4.5 stars from over 1,000 reviewers on both Nordstrom and Amazon. In addition to a smooth fit, it offers exceptional support—even, or especially, for the big-busted among us—with one person claiming it “defies physics.” The bra comes with removable, convertible straps (which can be worn straight, crisscrossed, or halter), making it an evening-wear workhorse for all those trips with lots of outfit changes. Available in band sizes 30-42 and cup sizes B-5D.

$68 at Nordstrom

Sexy Balconnette: ThirdLove

24/7 Lace Balconette Bra Third Love Plum

We’d never waste valuable luggage space on a date-night bra you only wear once. But this 24/7 Lace Balconette Bra from ThirdLove serves up a lingerie look plus all-day comfort. Loved by over 2,000 reviewers, the bra features the company’s trademark body-conforming memory-foam cups and a beautiful lace finish. Its convertible straps can be worn straight or criss-cross, while the band closes with a soft padded clasp. Sure, the price is a bit of an investment, but aficionados rave about the company, which offers a fit quiz and half-size cups (yes, really!). Available in band sizes 32-40 and cup sizes A-3D.

$76 at ThirdLove

No Bra: Bristol 6

Bristols-6-Nippies-Skin-Adhesive-Covers Shop Bop

For that sexy strappy number that can’t handle a bra, these reusable, non-adhesive nipple covers are the ticket to smooth wearing. Customers say they’re comfortable, invisible under clothes, and reusable through many wears. They also stay put even through sweaty dance numbers. (Good to know when you’re busting a move at that destination wedding.) Available in three nude tones. (If you’re larger than a cup C, go for Size 2.)

$25 at Shopbop

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