13 Cotton Bras That Don’t Sacrifice Style For Comfort

 
PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

We all love an adorable lacy bra moment, but sometimes the girls just need a break from all that itchy lace and uncomfortable underwiring. And don’t even mention the summer, when the underboob sweat gets out of control. You shouldn’t have to spend your day getting poked by wires and hoping for the sweet, braless relief that awaits you at home—especially not when there are bras out there that are cute and comfortable at the same time!

Unlike the shiny, synthetic material that most bras are made of, cotton bras are soft and breathable. Many people think of cotton bras as either fugly “granny bras” or bralettes that offer no support, but cotton bras have evolved to be just as supportive and stylish as regular bras. There are thousands of cotton bras to choose from, from lacey but soft bralettes that are made to be shown off to nude T-shirt bras that are invisible beneath even the thinnest of clothing.

Here are 13 breathable cotton bras that are so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re even wearing them.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY ZAPPOS

PHOTO: COURTESY ZAPPOS

 

Emporio Armani Sporty Cotton Padded Bra

$65 at the time of publication

This Emporio Armani bra is the perfect basic cotton bra. It features a ribbed gray bust and straps, a pink, white, and gray band embellished with the Emporio Armani logo, and lightly padded cups to give you a little extra coverage. Its racerback straps give it a bit of a sporty vibe, but this bra isn’t tight and restraining like most sports bras. Wear it whenever you want some light, breathable support!

This cotton bra is available at zappos.com


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Calvin Klein Logo Bralette

$28 at the time of publication

Thanks to the growing trend among bra-wearers to prioritize comfort over flashiness, Calvin Klein underwear has exploded in popularity. This bralette embraces that popularity by emblazoning its band with a large Calvin Klein Underwear logo and a gold “CK” square that resembles a belt buckle. Its stretch-cotton fabric is a unique shade of teal and its adjustable straps can either be positioned in a classic style or worn racerback-style.

This cotton bra is available at nordstrom.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY ZAPPOS

PHOTO: COURTESY ZAPPOS

 

Hanky Panky Cotton With a Conscience Padded Bralette

$68 at the time of publication

This bralette, which comes in black, white, and chai (pictured), features simple triangle cups with lace that won’t leave you itchy and uncomfortable all day. It is constructed from “Cotton with a Conscience,” organic, sustainable, US-grown cotton. If this bralette isn’t already breathable enough for you, its contour pads are also removable!

This cotton bra is available at zappos.com


 
PHOTO: COURTESY TARGET

PHOTO: COURTESY TARGET

 

Women's Everyday Cotton Demi Lightly Lined T-Shirt Bra - Auden

$9.99 at the time of publication

If you’re looking for a light cotton bra but aren’t quite ready to give up your underwire support yet, this budget bra from Target is for you. It offers the perfect amount of lining and support in band sizes from 32 to 40 and cup sizes from AA to DDD! Available in Kiwi Green, Dark Charcoal Heather, Casual Pink Striped, and Black, this bra is designed to perfectly hug your contours for a virtually invisible fit. 

This cotton bra is available at target.com.


 
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PHOTO COURTESY TARGET

 

Colsie Women’s Americana Bralette

$13 at the time of publication

Show off your patriotic spirit in this cute, flag-themed bralette! This triangle bralette features blue unlined cups with white stars, a red-white-and-blue striped band, and racerback straps with mesh paneling in the back. It’s the perfect example of a bralette that’s meant to be shown— wear it with a sheer white T-shirt or a mesh crop top for a fresh 4th of July look.

This cotton bra is available at target.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Calvin Klein Retro Cami Bralette

$28 at the time of publication

This strappy bralette is anything but boring. It features an athletic silhouette with stitching to add shape to the cups, a striped branded band, and criss-cross colorful straps and piping. If indigo, powder blue, and crimson aren’t your speed, it also features a color scheme with white, mint green, and forest green. This comfortable and bralette can be worn out, around the house, or even to bed!

This cotton bra is available at nordstrom.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Calvin Klein Statement 1981 Unlined Bralette

$28 at the time of publication

This bralette is for the history buffs out there— fashion history, that is! This unique bralette has a simple cobalt blue silhouette featuring a blurb describing the date and location of the first Calvin Klein logo waistband. This bralette gives you a taste of that logo band with a large red “Calvin Klein” logo underneath its racerback straps.

This cotton bra is available at nordstrom.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

On Gossamer Cabana Cotton Blend Underwire Bra

$46 at the time of publication

This bra from On Gossamer has one mission— to be the most comfortable underwire bra in your wardrobe. Sure, it’s nothing flashy, featuring unembellished demi-coverage cups and convertible straps, but you’ll find yourself reaching for it over and over again simply because of its comfort. It’s so soft and invisible, you’ll forget you’re even wearing a bra!

This cotton bra is available at nordstrom.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Calvin Klein Monogram Mesh Bralette

$17 at the time of publication

This bralette from Calvin Klein is so adorable, you can even wear it by itself as a crop top! Its body is composed of a breathable, mesh-like fabric, and its band features a classic CK-branded panel. Available in black and red or gray and navy, this bra’s standout feature is a two-button detail giving it a polo shirt-like appearance. 

This cotton bra is available at nordstrom.com.


 
PHOTO:COURTESY NORDSTROM

PHOTO:COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Free People Intimately FP Ilektra Lace Bralette

$38 at the time of publication

This lace-adorned bralette is made to be seen. It features a triangle cup design that offers light support adorned with soft, stretchy lace that reaches right above the waist. Its back is made of a stretchy scalloped material that allows the wearer to slide the top on and off easily, and its double straps are easily adjustable. This bralette is the perfect start to a festival outfit— just pair it with high waisted jean shorts, leather booties, and your favorite sunglasses!

This cotton bra is available at nordstrom.com.


 
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PHOTO:COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Free Press Kat Cotton Bralette

$12 at the time of publication

This triangle cut bralette has a clean design with a few feminine touches that elevate it to another level. It features a keyhole design between the cups, a subtly scalloped hem, and two crisscrossing bands of white lace. If you don’t like tight elastic bralettes you have to slip over your head, or if you prefer non-racerback straps, this bralette’s hook closure and spaghetti straps are for you.

This cotton bra is available at nordstromrack.com.


 
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PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Champion The Authentic Logo Print Sports Bra

$19 at the time of publication

Ditch those boring spandex sports bras for a bra that’s so comfortable and fashionable, you can wear it in or out of the gym! This Champion sports bra (available in navy blue or slate gray color schemes) features an oversized Champion logo, a scoop design, stripe detailing, and an elaborate multicolored racerback design. Wear it to the gym with leggings or throw on a zip-up windbreaker, biker shorts, and chunky sneakers for a bomb street style look.

This cotton bra is available at nordstromrack.com.


 
PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

PHOTO: COURTESY NORDSTROM

 

Calvin Klein Monochrome Triangle Bra

$13 at the time of publication

Another staple from Calvin Klein, this bra offers a little extra structure to an always-comfy triangle cotton bra. Unlike most Calvin Klein bralettes, it features back hook-and-eye closures for further band customization and easier wear. It also comes in a variety of gorgeous colors, from a deep blue-gray to pale pink to two shades of heathered gray.

This cotton bra is available at nordstromrack.com.

Feel Good(s), StyleAnna Choi