20 Bras That Deserve MVP Status

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There's one type of support we need that doesn't require a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on. When it comes to our bras specifically, our concerns are of a more physical nature — meaning ones that'll lift, pad, sculpt, and so on. After all, we spend (most of) our days strapped into 'em, so it's only fitting they, well, fit.
Our objective isn't just a flattering shape either. We'll pull out all the stops for comfy waistbands, cool full-coverage options, and styles that pair well with tricky necklines and backs. What's more, we recognize good when we see it (preferably reflecting back at us in the mirror). So, in the slideshow ahead, we culled 20 MVP picks — underwire, triangle, strapless, longline, and more — to suit a wide range of busts and cup sizes. Go ahead, they'll perk you (and your girls) right up.
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Plunging, deep-V necklines are a pain in the you-know-what without the proper skivvies on underneath. Good thing this one exists.
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There's something to be said for a good ol' T-shirt bra. What's more, this particular style has been fit-tested on thousands of women from A to F cups and comes in half cups, too.
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Aerie's racerback bralette will help create the semblance of cleavage for small-chested women. Though, really, it's great for any number of bust sizes.
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This isn't your ordinary sports bra. It'll also double as a crop top.
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Exceptional fit and hidden function make this contour bra a seamless integration — literally — into your skivvies rotation. The wireless shape will free you from the lines-peeking-through-your-blouse effect, not to mention, the uncomfortable side-jabbing associated with underwires. If only the rest of our lingerie drawer could get it this right.
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Good news: This style sold out at Urban Outfitters, but the retailer brought it back for fall in the perfect deep-red hue.
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Morgan Lane's new fall collection — launched just this week — boasts this bra with double-lined cups, adding just the right amount of support. The modern bust line and cut-out yoke make it really stand out.
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Sure, low fronts are tricky. But, let's not forget about our backsides. This ASOS corset will keep your girls perky no matter your outfit.
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Designed to optimize comfort and movement, this sports bra features double-layered cups as well as adjustable, elastic straps for added support.
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If you want a breathable, ultra-comfy, and practical bra in your underwear arsenal, this is it. The full coverage keeps what's underneath under control, and the nylon-spandex blend makes it one of the softest and smoothest bras in the game. You might even be tempted to leave it on for bedtime — it’s that cozy.
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This supportive underwire bra doesn't have a standard clasp closure. Instead, there's an airy lace-and-mesh racerback surprise in the back.
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The colorblocking of this full-support, longline bra will look great layered under semi-sheer tops.
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Made from microfiber mesh, Cosabella's Soire bra is exceptionally stretchable and super soft. It's 50% lighter than the original fabrication, designed to lay snug on your body and barely felt throughout the day. You dig?
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You shouldn't automatically discount anything that comes in a two-pack — especially this bra set from H&M. The lightly padded, molded-underwire cups provide shape and support, and caters specifically to larger chests. Cool beans, H&M.
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You'll want to wear this retro longline style all the time, guaranteed. Its peachy palette and tapered, bombshell straps will be a welcome change to your underwear drawer's drab neutrals.
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Gap Body knows where it's at: Its Favorite Strapless Bra is inexpensive, great with the optional straps, and (more importantly) doesn't turn into a total disaster if you do decide to wear it without them.
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Don't fear the triangle bra, anyone with more than a B cup. This option features a wide elastic band around bust, thin adjustable straps, and darted cups to create shape.
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Triumph is known for its impeccably constructed shapewear and lingerie. So, if your girls are in need of a little boost, this full-coverage push-up bra is just the ticket. Plus, its far from boring.
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Natori's demi-cup bra boasts high marks from a number of staffers. It's plunging front will work well with low-cut tops but is just as handy for everyday wear, too.
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When you're lounging around, there's nothing better than a simple, layering bra. You'll feel slightly more put together in your boxer shorts and college tee.

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