15 Pretty Bras That Are Sexy Without Even Trying

Everyone’s definition of sexy is different. This is a lesson that has come with age, confidence, and many, many failed attempts at trying to be, well, 'sexy.' For me, many of those attempts have included lingerie that wasn't really me. When I embraced the simpler styles of pretty bras that are sexy without trying, things got a little less uncomfortable. My previous idea of 'sexy' included heavily padded bras that pushed cleavage up under your chin and bras with every pokey stud and embellishment possible. While that may work for some (and more power to you, if it does!), I found that the bra styles I felt the most comfortable in were the ones that made me feel my sexiest.

Though I am not the most well endowed woman in the world, I realized I didn’t care for much padding. And yes, I do love a glittering crystal as much as the next girl, I just didn’t love having a million of them on my bra. And as for neon bras — they’re not for me. So, I turned to simple lace bralettes or soft bras in delicate blush tones. I’ll admit, you may find a lightly padded bra or two, but only for a little support. If my version of sexy sounds anything like yours, read on to find some simple, sexy bras you’ll love.

1. A Sexy Plunging Lace Bralette

Wacoal Halo Soft Cup Bra (30-40), $18-$48, Amazon

A lightweight lace bralette that's as comfy as it is sexy, especially with that deep plunge neckline.

2. A Subtle Yet Sexy Balconette Bra

b.tempt'd by Wacoal Ciao Bella Balconette Bra (32B-36DDD), $14-$61, Amazon

Something about balconette bras are always so sexy without even trying. This one has a gorgeous lace overlay and a pretty bow at its center.

3. A Full Coverage Lace Bralette For Every Day

Cosabella Never Say Never Sweetie Soft Bra (S-3X), $25-$52, Amazon

Lace bralettes are definitely sexy, but this one has a bit more coverage to wear under everyday outfits with smooth lines.

4. A Comfy Wire Free Bra With Sexy Details

Intimate Portal Cotton-Chic Wire Free Molded Bra Set (S-L), $20-$23, Amazon

Sexy doesn't have to mean uncomfortable, and this molded wire-free bra is the perfect example of a sexy bra that you won't be pulling at and readjusting all day.

5. A Little Black Bra With Gorgeous Back Details

Hip Mall® Lace Bustier Bralette Tops Bralette Crop Vest (O/S), $9, Amazon

Sexy doesn't always have to be in your face, either — it can be in the little details, like with this lace bralette.

6. A Plunging Bra For Subtle Cleavage

Wacoal Embrace Lace Soft-Cup Bra (30-40), $23-$38, Amazon

Not only does this bra have the prettiest lace overlay, it also has soft cups for a gentle lift for cleavage.

7. A Semi-Sheer Bralette With Lace Detailing

b.tempt'd by Wacoal Lace Kiss Bralette (S-L), $12-$31, Amazon

There's nothing wrong with a little peek of skin, and when you feel like showing off, a semi-sheer bralette like this one is a great choice.

8. A Criss-Cross Strappy Bralette

Strappy Lace Bralette (L-5), $35, Amazon

A higher cut criss-crossing strap is a great way to show off your favorite bra from beneath a shirt's low-cut neckline.

9. A Multipack of Must Have Bralettes

URBAN K Semi Sheer Full Lace Sexy Bralette (S/M-M/L), $6-$29, Amazon

If you haven't picked up your first sexy bralette, I suggest trying out an affordable starter pack like this one. You can also find this pretty style in more than 20 different colors.

10. A Sweet But Still Sexy Bustier Bra

b.tempt'd by Wacoal Women's Ciao Bella Bra (S-L), $19-$63, Amazon

Bustiers always seem to be a glamorous bra option, and this lightweight one won't feel restricting beneath your clothes.

11. A Lacy Bra With A Peek-A-Boo Keyhole

b.tempt'd by Wacoal Full Bloom Underwire Bra (42A-36DDD), $10-$42, Amazon

Keyholes and cutouts are easy ways to effortlessly show some skin, and this subtle keyhole does it without trying too hard.

12. A Classic Lace Bandeau For Bustier Chests

Lace Bandeau (L-3X), $17-$30, Amazon

Lace bandeaus will always be my go-to for instant sexy and comfort without all the fuss. This style is perfect for those who just are little more endowed that I am.

13. A Sexy Lacy Longline Bra

b.tempt'd by Wacoal Lace Kiss Front-Close Bralette (32-34), $9-$30, Amazon

You know what's even better about this bra than the partially sheer cups and gorgeous all-over lace? The front clasp closure because, well, it's easier than fussing with back closures, right?

14. A Nude Illusion Lace Lined Bra

Leading Lady Plus-Size Lace Underwire Bra (40B-42DDD), $33-$36, Amazon

A lace bra is the definition of classic sexy, but with the contrasting cups underneath, it gives the illusion of revealing skin beneath while still offering support.

15. A Sexy Lace Trimmed Balconette Bra

b.tempt'd by Wacoal B. Amazing Balconette (32B-36DDD), $39, Amazon

This balconette bra has the prettiest intricate overlay and detailing, but it still manages to look subtly sexy.

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