Have you seen our latest list of the best bandeau bras yet? They’re not just flimsy bralettes for small busts anymore. You can get a great quality bandeau bra for most sizes now. And the advantage of wearing a bandeau bra is that you’ll never be bothered by straps that slip down at inconvenient moments. And you won’t get straps digging into your shoulders when you’re wearing a bandeau, either.
On the other hand, bandeau bras aren’t always able to offer strong support for larger breasts. But with the huge trend towards more comfortable bras right now, lots of women are wearing bandeau bras as comfy lounge-wear at home and for running errands locally.
Comfy bandeau bras as a soft-bra trend
The best bandeau bras have moved from the realm of cheap, foreign imports in very small sizes to high-quality bras suitable for cup sizes from AA – G. And if you’re one of over 50% of women who’s switched from underwired, uplift bras to softer, comfier bras this last year or so, you may find a bandeau bra is a great new option!
Where to find the best bra for your size and shape?
HerStyleCode undertakes regular bra tests, so we can publish frequently updated guides on the best bras to buy online. We have teams of ordinary women who wear each bra for a minimum of two days, before giving us their honest feedback. This means we can discard the bras that aren’t worth the money and concentrate on finding the best.
We test comfort, support, fit, durability, appearance and any other special features that may make a bra better for you. So if you’re ready for wearing cute, off-the-shoulder summer clothes or sexy, winter, glamor gowns, these are the 7 Best Bandeau Bras to buy!
1. Best Lace Bandeau Bra (3-pack)
Boao – Women’s Floral Lace Bandeau Strapless Bras Seamless Stretchy
The Boao Floral-Lace bandeau is lined with a non-irritating blend of modal cotton and spandex. So this is a pretty and comfy bandeau. It’s unpadded and wire-free, so doesn’t offer much support for larger busts. However, it looks great under an open shirt, or low-cut tops that show too much of your chest.
Our Testers of all sizes were thrilled with this cute and comfy bra. The broad band looks great at the back. The reviewers also commented that the lace was soft and high-quality. It’s great for wearing under thin summer dresses for extra modesty. But it doesn’t offer support for your breasts.
2. Best Minimizer Bandeau Bra for Large Busts
Lilyette by Bali Women’s Tailored Minimizer Bandeau Bra LY0939
This is a very comfortable option for women who find their large bust a problem. It has a lined underwire to give uplift and a wide body band with light boning. The silicone grip sections also help keep the bra in place. And it comes with removable straps for wearing as a halter, criss-cross or demi-cup bra.
Our Testers said that the underwires don’t squeeze or dig in and this is a comfy minimizer bra to wear with spaghetti-strap dresses. And our 40 DD cup tester said this is the best bra for giving large breasts lift and support. Our 42 DD said the wide body band gives extra support and smoothens back bulges. And it reduces the look of your bust by one cup size!
3. Best Wide Size-range Bandeau Bra
Skims – Fits Everybody Bandeau Bralette
The Skims Bandeau Bralette is very soft with stretchy fabric that molds to your body and gives lift. It’s designed to give you comfort all day and has a seamless front for a smooth look under clothing. It goes on over the head and doesn’t have any back fasteners.
Our Testers said this is a very comfortable, streamlined bra. It has a very wide range of sizes from XXS to 3XL. And testers with a large bust said the 3XL was a comfy bra to wear at home. But you won’t get full support for a DDD+ cup size. However, it’s perfect for A – C busts!
4. Best High-Support Bandeau Bra
DELIMIRA – Seamless Underwire Bandeau Bra for Large Breasts
The Delimira Bandeau bra is another minimizer bra, designed to reduce the appearance of large busts. You get full coverage and strong support from an underwire, and the fine, smooth fabric doesn’t add any volume. Plus the seamless cups give a smooth, invisible contour under clothes.
Our Testers loved this versatile bra, which comes with detachable straps. You can wear it as a halter, criss-cross and normal bra. The review team said this unpadded bra is perfect for busts up to DDD/F/G and very comfy to wear! And they adored the natural shaping you get.
5. Best Contoured Bandeau Bra
Natori – Bliss Perfection Strapless Contour Underwire Bra
The Natori Bandeau Bra has several unusual features, such as 6 hook-and-eye fasteners on the broad body-band. This makes it easier to get the best fit around the body. And the cups are lined with stretch foam pads that adjust to your breasts. The band and cup are true to size.
Our Testers said this convertible strap bandeau bra stayed in place very well and for long periods of time. It also gives you a great fit owing to the extra hook-and-eye fastener at the back. In addition, stretchy lace decoration adds a feminine touch. And sizes start at a small 30 DD to suit women with a very small frame.
6. Best Plus-size Multi-way Bandeau Bra
DELIMIRA – Women’s Plus-size Underwire Contour Full-cover Strapless Bra
The Delimira Plus-size bandeau bra offers strong support from an underwire and a silicone band along the top edge. In addition, you get extra uplift from slightly padded cups that create a natural shape. It’s designed to be worn by curvy women on special occasions, but not for everyday wear.
Our Testers included a bridesmaid who wore this bra in a 38 F to the wedding. She said it was extremely comfortable and supportive. And it was still comfy at the end of the day. The testers also said this bra give excellent fit from high-quality fabric. And other reviewers said it gives you a natural shape, and stays in place perfectly!
7. Best Value for Money Bandeau Bra (3 – 4 per pack)
Venbond – Women’s Seamless Bandeau Crop-Top Bra Strapless Padded Bralette
The Venbond Bandeau Bra is a seamless, stretchy bra with a lined front and removable pads. It isn’t a high-support bra, but it is available in a wide range of sizes from XS – 3XL. It can be matched to the color of your dresses and tops, so nothing shows through. And it’s a comfy strapless top.
Our Testers said this bra runs a little large, so you should buy a smaller size than usual. This bra is well-made and soft, and perfect for putting on easily, especially if you have shoulder problems. The pads are just thick enough for modesty and don’t lose their shape after washing!
Did you know that about 50% of women suffer regular breast pain. And some women are so uncomfortable in their bra that they take it off in their car after work, because they can’t wait until they get home after work! So whether you’re wearing the latest fashions or vegging-out at home – you’ll look and feel much better wearing a comfy, strapless bandeau bra!