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So, What Exactly Is a T-Shirt Bra?

So, What Exactly Is a T-Shirt Bra?

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All the reasons why this is a top drawer must-have.


You’ve got your pushup bra, your balconette bra, your full coverage bra, and the list goes on. With so many different styles designed for different purposes, it’s hard to keep track of which bra does what. But the one bra that’s probably the most essential in your wardrobe is your t-shirt bra (sometimes referred to as a tee shirt bra). And if you don’t own one yet, it’s definitely time to add one to your bra drawer ASAP. Find out why ahead!

Illustration of what to look for in a t-shirt bra: no-slip straps, smooth cups, and a comfortable, fitted band

What is a t-shirt bra?

A t-shirt bra is traditionally a mid-coverage style that disappears under clothes and creates a smooth silhouette, even under the thinnest of  T-shirts (which is how this essential bra got its name). If you’re looking for a bra that forms to your shape and doesn’t show lines, you can always rely on this comfortable and supportive style. 

What do you wear with a t-shirt bra?

Despite its name, this style isn’t just the best bra for T-shirts. Since they’re designed for no visible bra lines, you can wear it with virtually any top, even sheer blouses, and shirts made of thinner fabrics.

What to look for in a t-shirt bra? 

Since one of the main benefits of a T-shirt bra is its ability to stay invisible under clothes, a perfect fit is the #1 thing you should look for in your T-shirt bra. If you find your cups gape or allow overflow, you’ll lose the “seamless” benefits of the bra altogether. Another pro tip: opt for a shade that’s closest to your skin tone if you’re wearing a sheer or white top.

Which breast shapes are T-shirt bras best for?

T-shirt bras work well with most breast shapes, but are especially recommended for Athletic, Bell Shape, and Relaxed breasts. These shapes could benefit from this style’s ability to naturally lift and even out fullness.

 

Not sure where to start? Our 24/7™ Classic T-Shirt Bra is our best-selling style, thanks to its wearability. It features luxe pleated straps for no-slip comfort, body-hugging memory foam cups, and flexible (no-poke!) underwire. Not to mention, it’s available in our exclusive half-cup sizes for the perfect fit.

For more information on other need-to-know bra styles, like uplift plunge bras, check out our Bra Style Guide.

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