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Sometimes choosing the right bra can be just as challenging as putting the whole outfit together. We all have those days where we feel like we don’t have the right lingerie to wear.

This year, we’re focused on building lingerie wardrobes that work with our outfits – not against them. With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to clean out your lingerie drawer and get rid of bras that don’t fit or flatter your bust and stock up on bras that make you feel amazing, supported, and confident every day (believe it or not – lingerie can be a powerful mood booster!)

For many of us, bra shopping is a challenging, stressful, and frustrating experience. You’re not alone if you hate bra shopping and wait until your last bra breaks before buying a new one. But there is a lot more to bra shopping than trying on bras. As a bra fitter, I’ve helped thousands of people find bras that fit, so I’ve created a few guides to help you along the way and make bra shopping easier than ever for you. Feel free to ask any questions below or visit your local lingerie store for extra help. They’re also happy to answer any lingerie-related questions you might have.

Now onto the good stuff. In these guides, we’ll be covering some of your most popular lingerie questions, like: “What bra should I wear under a t-shirt?”, “What’s the best bra for a low-cut neckline?”, and “What bra works best under a backless dress?” No matter your bra size, breast shape, or budget, I’ll be sharing the styles that suit each outfit – and a few important fit tips to keep in mind, too.

First up: the best bras to wear under t-shirts. Read on for everything you need to know!

What’s the best bra to wear under a t-shirt?

A seamless bra in a shade that closely matches your skin tone. If you’re drawn to beautiful bold colors, opt instead for a neutral hue under a white t-shirt or anything sheer. The neutral shade will blend better with your skin tone and keep the attention on your outfit – not your bra.

Molded bras

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Aline T-Shirt Bra | Aline Bikini in Black

When it comes to the bra’s design, molded bras are a natural fit for t-shirts because of the smooth, rounded shape that they create. Molded bras can also even out asymmetrical breasts, add volume with push-up padding, provide coverage to keep nipples from showing through, and lift, shape, and center breast tissue, too. Molded bras come in a variety of styles – push-up bras, demi bras, plunge bras, and longline bras – to name a few.

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Jeanie Plunge Molded Bra | Jeanie High Cut Brief in Nude

Related: Should I Wear Molded Bra or Non-Molded Bras?

Non-molded bras

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Dalis Bralette | Dalis Hipster in Black

If molded bras aren’t your thing, non-molded bras are another great choice. For a hidden look under t-shirts, choose a lightly lined bralette or lightly lined bra with seamless cups. Avoid three-part cup bras and anything embellished or embroidered because the seams can show under t-shirts. And don’t forget to bring a t-shirt with you when you’re trying on bras in the fitting room so you can see how they look!

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Dalis Bralette | Dalis Hipster in Navy Blue


Fit tips

With t-shirt bras, your breast tissue should be completely encapsulated within the cups. If you choose a wired bra, you don’t want the wire resting on your boobs (all of your breast tissue should be in front of the wire.) Wireless bras are more forgiving in terms of fit – just be sure your breast tissue isn’t spilling over, under, or outside of the cups.

If you’re full-busted, check to make sure that the bra isn’t giving you a double boob or quad boob effect. Plunge bras and push-up bras can definitely cause this. If that’s the case for you, size up in the cup and see if that fixes the fit. If not, you may need a different style.

People with pendulous breasts that are shallow on top and full on bottom may have trouble filling the cups completely in a full coverage t-shirt bra. If this is the case, opt for a demi bra or balconette bra instead to get the best fit.

If you’re having trouble finding a t-shirt bra that fits well, set aside some time to visit your local lingerie store for a bra fitting and get help from lingerie experts. A supportive and comfortable bra is worth the extra time and effort. Good luck!

Related: What Is A Non-Molded Bra and Do I Need One?

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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