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These nude bras will become wardrobe staples and give you that barely-there look and feel

You can’t go wrong with a nude bra.

Nude bras are one of the most essential items in your wardrobe, but finding the one that’s just right for you can often be tricky.

A bra in the colour of your skin tone should undoubtedly be in your wardrobe as it is virtually undetectable underneath white or light-coloured clothing.

Your bra can truly make or break an outfit, so it’s important you find one that fits well, sits nicely, is comfortable and supportive. 

Whether you have a smaller bust and are after some extra lift or you have larger breasts and are looking for more support, a nude bra is almost always the perfect everyday bra.

There are countless styles of nude bras out there including t-shirt, push-up, strapless, wirefree, bralette, underwired and many more – but how do you know which type you’re after?

We’ve delved into all the different fabrics, shapes and styles of nude bras, and rounded up some of our top picks for every body and bust to help you find the perfect fit.

The best nude bras to shop in Australia in 2024

01

Calvin Klein Perfectly Fit T-Shirt Bra

$89.95 at Myer

T-shirt bras are a super versatile wardrobe essential as they go with anything and work under everything, and are great for anyone regardless of breast size.

This style is a modern t-shirt bra that features thin memory foam cups that mould to the shape of your body, and the smooth side panels create invisible lines for a clean finish.

This bra skims the body for a no-show finish, and makes for the ideal everyday nude bra that is perfect for wearing under thinner and more see-through fabrics.

Key features:

  • Microfibre jersey fabrication
  • Soft moulded cups
  • Seamless design
  • Underwire support
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Fits true to size
  • A multitude of sizes are available – including different cup sizes
  • Fabrication: 72% nylon and 28% spandex

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02

Skims Fits Everybody Crossover Bralette

$62 at Skims

Bralettes are flexible, stretchy, and allow you to move freely as they don’t have underwires that cut into your skin. They’re ideal for people with smaller busts as they offer less support than a traditional wired bra.

This bralette is Kim Kardashian’s go-to as the wrap-effect design allows for plenty of coverage and support without compromising on comfort.

Lined with breathable mesh, it’s made from soft stretch fabric and will leave you with that barely-there look and feel.

This style comes in a range of colourways, so there’s an option for every skin tone!

Key features:

  • Triangle style
  • Fully adjustable shoulder straps
  • Clay stretch-nylon
  • Hook fastenings at back
  • Sizes XXS – 4XL available
  • 79% nylon and 21% elastane

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03

Berlei Understate Seamless Bra

$49.95 at Myer

Wireless bras make the best everyday bra as they are the most comfortable style due to their lack of wire. They’re a great option for those with larger busts as they still provide a lot of support.

You really can’t go wrong with this wirefree bra from Berlei as it’s seamless and made to move with you as well as shape you.

Berlei is a reputable Australian brand known and loved by women everywhere – including celebrities. Most notably, Serena Williams has worn Berlei for years, even while playing tennis.

Key features:

  • Wirefree and fully supportive 
  • Scoop neckline creates a smooth profile under clothing
  • Smoothing sidebands
  • Soft, moves-with-you support
  • Adjustable-friendly strap and bands for a custom fit
  • Lined
  • Clasp fastening to back
  • Sizes S – 3XL available
  • Crafted with 45% recycled nylon, 45% nylon and 10% elastane

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04

Cotton On Body Everyday Contour Strapless Bra

$29.99 at Cotton On

Strapless bras are super versatile and allow you to wear any outfit you want without worrying about not feeling supported.

They’re also a great option for those who find regular shoulder straps particularly uncomfortable.

Cotton On Body offers an affordable and reliable option for bras, and this strapless bra is no exception.

Key features:

  • Contoured cups
  • Smooth microfibre body
  • Removable elastic straps to suit all outfits
  • Underwire cup maximises support
  • Hook-and-eye closure
  • Non-slip silicone tape keeps your bra where it should be 
  • Mesh back detail 
  • 90% polyamide and 10% elastane

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05

Bras N Things Body Bliss Push Up Bra

$59.99 at The Iconic

Push-up bras are lined with discrete cushioning to lift your breasts to create the desired cleavage, and help to make your breasts look fuller.

Push-up bras are perfect for those with smaller busts as they give your breasts an extra lift which can be as natural or exaggerated as you want it to be, depending on the style you choose.

This push-up bra provides ultimate comfort and design with lightweight push up cups, making it an everyday essential.

This style features level one cushioning, meaning it’ll give your breasts a natural-looking enhancement.

Key features:

  • Push up cup provides natural lift and support
  • Smoothing and soft brushed microfibre fabrication
  • Light cups with an accommodating fit for ultimate comfort
  • Improved soft brushed wire casing means no wires pop out
  • Convertible straps with adjustable sliders
  • Hook-and-eye closure at the back
  • Tag-free for guaranteed all day comfort

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What is the best bra to wear regularly?

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to bras, and it ultimately comes down to finding a bra you feel good in.

When choosing your regular bra you should take into consideration just exactly what you want out of your bra, whether that be support, comfort, lift, or versatility.

As mentioned, there are a multitude of bra styles out there, so it’s all about weighing up the pros and cons of each style and deciding what will work best for you.

In saying that, the most popular styles people wear on a regular basis are t-shirt bras, bralettes and wirefree bras.

How many bras should you own?

A lot of us are guilty of finding one or two bras we like and wearing them nonstop, but you really should have multiple bras on rotation.

It’s recommended by Vanity Fair Fit Experts that you own at least seven bras, so you have one for every day of the week.

It’s also a good idea to own multiple styles of bras so that you can interchange them based on your outfit or activity. Key styles to consider having in your wardrobe include underwire, wirefree, t-shirt, strapless and sports bras.

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