The 15 Best Shirts You Don't Have To Wear A Bra With

You’ll feel so confident and comfortable in these fan favorites.

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Personally, I’m of the belief that bras should always be optional no matter your outfit, but if you’re the type of person who prefers some support alongside your braless lifestyle, you can have your cake and eat it too. Cue the best shirts you don’t have to wear a bra with. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and designs, but they have some things in common: These all provide support, structure, and/or camouflaging while remaining comfortable and stylish.

What To Look For In The Best Braless Shirts

One of the most tried-and-true options here is a top with a built-in bra. While this is a pretty common feature in camisoles and spaghetti-strap tanks, there are also brands that put padding or other support into their T-shirts and blouses. You can find a few of those below.

You can also choose a top that skips the built-in bra but is structured in other ways: Seams, thicker fabric, and compression-stretch material can all help you feel more supported in the chest area. Finally, you can camouflage; these tops don’t provide much in the way of structure, but their darker colors, looser fit, busy patterns, and layered ruffles might make you feel more confident when going braless.

All of these shirts fit into at least one of the above three categories so you can skip the bra with confidence and support, and they’ve got the reviews to back them up.

1. This Best-Selling Padded Tank

A bra, a workout top, a tank when tucked into high-waisted bottoms — this best-selling Lemedy top is super versatile because of its built-in support pads. It also has a thick, double-layer compression material that wicks away sweat and stays put during movement. You can get it in just about any solid color you could want, so it’s no wonder it has over 45,000 reviews on Amazon.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large

One reviewer wrote: “I bought this bra (instead of a cami) to wear underneath a cardigan that was just a little too low cut. It’s perfect because I usually have to wear a bra with a cami, but this bra offers a lot of support AND it’s soft! Bought it and ended up wearing it all day, then wore it bed as well.”

2. This T-Shirt With A Built-In Bra

Made from soft, stretchy modal fabric, this T-shirt is super comfortable, but it’s also really functional thanks to its shelf bra with built-in pads. That way, you can just throw it on and head out the door — or wear it around the house while working out, cleaning, or lounging. It comes in your choice of eight colors, all with capped sleeves and a scoop neck.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

One reviewer wrote: “Only built-in bra top I’ve found with sleeves. I love this top. Wanted something to wear on a long plane ride under a little sundress and it was PERFECT. Comfortable and good looking.”

3. This Flowy Tunic With Built-In Support

It’s as comfortable as your favorite pajama top since it’s made from viscose and spandex, but this swingy tank still elevates your outfit with its lace trim and scoop neck. The best part? Its built-in bra offers invisible support in all four color options. According to many reviewers, the permanent padding is even thick enough for larger chests.

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large

One reviewer wrote: “This tank top is so comfortable! The built in bra was exactly what I was looking for—not too flimsy, not too bulky. The fabric isn’t sheer, and it’s got a swishy feel to it. I loved it so much, I bought it in two different colors!”

4. A 2-In-1 Strappy Tank

This icyzone workout tank has a built-in sports bra you can see, but unlike most other exposed bras, this one is stylish and eye-catching: The back opens to reveal a strappy, criss-cross design that complements the flowy tank, and you can get it in eight different colors. It also has flat-lock stitching to reduce chafing and keeps you cool with its moisture-wicking material.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large

One reviewer wrote: “I bought this shirt to work in. It is so comfortable, and I like that it's long so you don't accidentally show too much when you bend over. [...] The material is very soft and the built-in bra is very supportive.”

5. This Halter Bodysuit That’s Surprisingly Supportive

While it doesn’t have any built-in padding, reviewers wrote that this bodysuit is “thick and non-see-through,” not to mention “tight enough that no bra is needed.” It comes in a huge range of colors, including darker shades that are significantly more opaque, and the halter neckline can be dressed up or down. Since it’s a bodysuit, it always stays tucked in, but the crotch has snaps to make going to the bathroom much easier.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large

One reviewer wrote: “I got the white but was initially worried about it being see-through. The material is smooth as butter and it wears smooth as butter too! NOT see-through, just enough liner that I personally don't need to wear a bra.”

6. A Lace Peplum Top With Some Structure

The mesh back and shoulders are open, so it could be tricky to wear with a bra, anyway. Luckily, this lace peplum top is lined in the front with a sturdy material that has made multiple reviewers confident in going braless. All of the available colors have short sleeves, a high illusion neckline, and a looser fit that tapers out at the waist.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large

One reviewer wrote: “Was honestly skeptical when purchasing this shirt. BEST decision ever though. It looks exactly like the picture. [...] The back, and bottom peplum part, are see through, but you do not need a bra, [because] the boob part is lined. The material is not stretchy, but you can get in and out of it super easy.”

7. This Workout Crop With Removable Pads

Most reviewers have opted to wear this workout crop during — you guessed it — workouts, since it’s stretchy, chafe-resistant, moisture-wicking, and has a built-in bra (with removable pads) for support. It’s more stylish than most due to its cropped silhouette and open cut in the front. That said, you could just as easily wear it while sleeping, lounging, or running errands. Some have even incorporated it into their going-out wardrobe. However, a few reviewers recommend sizing up.

  • Available sizes: 4 — 12

One reviewer wrote: “Fit just as listed and is very comfortable. [...] Impressed!”

8. This Blouse With A Zipper Neckline

Darker colors and patterns have a camouflaging effect when you’re going braless, which is why this chiffon blouse is a good pick for this category. It’s also got a looser silhouette with an adjustable zipper in the front, so you can customize your neckline. Tuck it into pants or a skirt or let the curved hem out for a flowy effect. It comes in multiple prints and solid colors as well.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large

One reviewer wrote: “It's always a little worrisome to buy clothes online. This shirt, however, has exceeded my expectations. I have had it for several months now and it has mostly stood the test of time. It isn't seethrough, it's comfortable, it fits well. The zipper is a nice feature to zip up or down a little, and doesn't make the shirt too small.”

9. A Best-Selling Flannel That’s Thick & Loose

This button-down flannel is way thicker than many others out there — so much so that it’s halfway between a shirt and a jacket. According to many reviewers, that makes it warm, cozy, and opaque, not to mention great for a no-bra day. You can get it in a huge range of plaid colors, with or without chest pockets, but all of them have functional buttons and rollable sleeves.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large

One reviewer wrote: “I loved this flannel! While its not as thick as I originally hoped, its extremely comfortable and can be worn as a light jacket or just a regular shirt! It's perfect for what I wanted. Highly recommend!”

10. This Bodysuit With A Built-In Bra

Looking for a bodysuit that’s stylish, versatile, and provides support with a built-in bra? This one checks every box. It comes in two colors (black and brown), both with long sleeves and a square neckline. Its seamless bra blends into the stretchy fabric, and its snap-closure thong stays invisible underneath your bottoms, too.

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large

One reviewer wrote: “I ordered not expecting much but was so surprised when [I received] it and had a built-in bra. I have fairly big boobs and I can wear it without a bra and it looks great.”

11. A Peplum Blouse With Structural Seams

Due to its vertical seams and thicker polyester-spandex material, this peplum blouse has significantly more structure than your average top. It also has wide straps and a higher sweetheart neckline, all of which make it ideal for support while living the no-bra life. You can get it in tons of different colors and designs (and the thin belt is included), but according to reviewers, even the lighter shades and simpler patterns are totally opaque.

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large

One reviewer wrote: “This shirt was exactly what I was looking for. A nice structured look, clean lines, and true to color.”

12. This Thermal Shirt With A Built-In Bra

This long-sleeve T-shirt is about as versatile as they come: The cotton-spandex material is soft enough for sleeping and breathable enough for working out, while the scoop neck and long sleeves are easy to dress up or down. But the best part? It has a shelf bra with wire-free pads built in, so you can just throw it on and get started with your day. Get it in more than a dozen shades, as well as a few turtleneck options with a built-in.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large

One reviewer wrote: “This build in bra long-sleeved shirt is great to wear under a vest, or jersey. Stretch material, soft touch! I bought another two after this purchase. Highly recommend it!”

13. This Flowy Tube Top With An Adjustable Tie

When opting to skip the bra, layering can be your best friend. This tube top does all the hard work for you with its tiered, ruffled design over the chest. Even though it’s made from flowy chiffon, the opaque layers and elasticized edges are great for camouflaging, though it might not be the most supportive. It also has a tie in the front so you can customize the waist despite the looser silhouette. Choose your favorite out of over 15 colors.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large

One reviewer wrote: “This blouse is so perfect! You don’t have to wear a bra and you can’t tell because of the ruffle, I will be ordering different colors!”

14. A Cotton Swing Tank With A Padded Shelf Bra

The 100% cotton material of this padded flowy tank is soft and skin-friendly. Plus, the straps are adjustable so you can customize the fit. The color options range from black to bright red. And, last but definitely not least, there are pads built right into the camisole-style shelf bra. It’s really no wonder reviewers wear this for everything from “lounging around the house” and “walking to the mailbox” to “a night out.”

  • Available sizes: Small — 4X-Large

One reviewer wrote: “I have been on the hunt for a loose fitting summer top with a built in bra (so tired of wearing bras!)! This is the ONE! [...] The straps are super adjustable which I appreciate since most straps are too long for me. Going to pick another color now!”

15. This Knit Top With A Wrap Design

Its ribbed-knit, sweater-like fabric offers some structure. That said, because this off-the-shoulder blouse also has a folded, asymmetrical neck that crisscrosses over the chest, it offers additional support and camouflaging should you decide not to wear a bra. It comes in long-sleeve options as well as short, and it’s fitted, so you can tuck it into your bottoms if you want. Choose from more than 20 colors and patterns, including some striped styles.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large Plus

One reviewer wrote: “Great fit and quality, and a unique shoulder style. I have both the green and black tops, and get stopped with compliments every time I'm out. Perfect for date night, wedding shower, just going out and feeling good. [...] I don't wear a bra, works well, the fabric is thick enough.”

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