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Uncomfortable underwire and straps that dig into our shoulders are so 2020. Now that we’re transitioning to more relaxed wardrobes that keep us presentable yet comfortable, we’re stocking up on bralettes.

These cotton bralettes (and a very cozy bonus!) serve all shapes, sizes, and styles, up to H cups and 5XL. They’re made sans wire, excessive padding, or tight straps and instead offer gentle support to enhance our body’s natural curves.

While you’re at it, consider upgrading your entire collection of undergarments and basics with our favorite ethical lingerie and sports bras!

Best Overall | Most AffordableBest Size Range

1. Pact

Materials | GOTS certified organic cotton & elastane
Ethics | Fair Trade Certified factory, carbon neutral, responsible packaging, give back box program
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $25–$44

Pact focuses on affordable and ethically-made bralettes that will become your new everyday staple. Their bralettes come in a variety of classic cut silhouettes, in a colour palette that’s easy on the eyes—and made with soft GOTS certified organic cotton. We love that their bras are naturally supportive without any wire or padding making them an essential piece if you’re looking for all-day comfort! These cotton bralettes are made in a fair trade certified factory ensuring safe working conditions and support for garment workers.

2. Subset

Materials | GOTS & OEKO-TEX certified organic & sustainable materials
Ethics | Climate Neutral & Fair Trade Certified, recycling program, eco-friendly packaging, gives back
Size Range | XXS–3XL (bust 30”–46”)
Price Range | $48

For a bra so comfortable you can sleep in it (yes, really!), we love Subset’s organic cotton bralettes, available in four styles and the most beautiful earth tones. Our editors specifically love this brand for WFH or lounging around the house on weekends. We recommend sizing up and also snagging a pair of the brand’s organic underwear—it makes for a cute and comfy set! Subset (formerly known as Knickey) even has a recycling program, so you can turn your old underwear and bralettes (from Subset or other brands) into furniture batting, insulation, or even new thread. We love to see it!

3. Nubian Skin

Materials | Organic cotton & elastane
Ethics | Shade-inclusive, ethically made in Europe
Size Range | 30B–38F
Price Range | £49

Nubian Skin is here with a new kind of bra, particularly for Black and melanated women who’ve historically been ignored when it comes to “nude” skin tones. The brand carries four main shades, sizes up to 38F, and sells matching organic undies, so you can find your perfect set. All pieces are ethically made in Europe via long-standing partnerships with worldwide delivery available.

4. MATE the Label

Materials | Organic cotton & spandex
Ethics | Made in the USA, Climate Neutral certified, plastic free packaging, women-owned & run, nontoxic dyes
Size Range | XS–3X
Price Range | $42

That neutral and minimalistic bralette piece you’ve been dreaming about is finally here—MATE the Label’s collection of organic cotton scoop neck bralettes are comfy, stretchy and come in gorgeous neutral colours that compliment any skin tone. More importantly, MATE’s mission is ‘to provide people everywhere with essentials that are clean from seed to skin’. Their pieces are sustainably sourced and made with natural and non-toxic materials locally in Los Angeles, so you can feel good about what you wear.

5. Pansy

Materials | Organic cotton, natural rubber, & elastane
Ethics | Made in the USA, sustainable materials, nontoxic dyes, compostable
Size Range | XS–5XL
Price Range | $48–$54

Pansy keeps it simple and sustainable: All underwear and bralettes are made with organic cotton grown in Texas and natural rubber from Rhode Island. Even the threads and tags are organic cotton! Dyed with nontoxic colors and sewn in California, it’s a fully compostable garment when you’re ready to part ways. Pansy’s cotton bras are so comfortable, you won’t even notice you’re wearing one.

6. ARQ

Materials | Organic cotton & spandex
Ethics | Size/cup-inclusive, certified organic cotton, nontoxic dyes, family-owned factory, plastic-free & recyclable shipping
Size Range | Cups A–H, sizes XS–4X
Price Range | $34–$62

ARQ prioritizes ethical production, responsible sourcing, and inclusivity in a way we’ve rarely seen apparel brands do before. The brand works with a network of family-owned US sewing factories, using certified organic cotton and natural dyes. ARQ stocks a dozen colors and sizes through H cups, so you can find the support you’re looking for.

7. Thunderpants

Materials | GOTS certified organic fair trade cotton & spandex
Ethics | Made in the USA, WOC-owned factory, fair trade working conditions, artisan-designed, water-based inks, gives back
Size Range | S–2X (32”–40”)
Price Range | $38

Thunderpants is an offshoot of the wildly popular Thunderpants NZ, but with the same commitment to responsible production: The brand sources only Fair Trade Certified and GOTS certified organic cotton, which is fabric-printed using water-based inks from Los Angeles. Pieces are then sewn and cut at their nearby Portland, Oregon factory. We love Thunderpants’ bright patterns (made by freelance designers!), stretchy feel, and unisex options.

8. juem

Materials | GOTS certified organic cotton & elastane
Ethics | Carbon Neutral in Australia, biodegradable & compostable packaging, members of 1% for the planet
Size Range | 8–16
Price Range | $48–$61

You’ll look, feel, and do good with juem’s organic cotton bras. The brand specializes in organic cotton maternity bras that are stretchy, supportive and flattering. In addition to simple scoop neck and triangle bras, we also love their sexy lace bralettes that give us that “oomph” we desire— and not to mention are OKEO-Tex certified! Global shipping is available.

9. Brook There

Materials | Organic cotton & spandex
Ethics | Made in the USA, GOTS certified & low-impact fabrics, fair working conditions, eco-friendly packaging
Size Range | 32A–38D
Price Range | $28–$68

For minimalist lingerie that’s ethically and locally made, we love Brook There. Reviewed by our own team, these bralettes and bras come in four different styles, made with GOTS certified cotton that was milled and dyed in California. Fabric is then sent to Massachusetts, where Brook There’s team cuts and sews each piece, designed to fit real bodies. You can pick up matching undies, too! Add these no-wire bras to your list of little luxuries—you deserve it.

Featured image from MATE the label