Sexy Bralettes That’ll Also Support Your Period Boobs




Check out these Sexy Bralettes That’ll Also Support Your Period Boobs, from Cosmopolitan,




If you weren’t previously aware, there are two kinds of boobs in this world: regular boobs and period boobs, aka breasts that swell up and feel like painful boulders on your chest for a week every month.

Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot you can do to alleviate period-related breast pain (although you may be tempted to slap some ice packs on the gals). But you can make this otherwise hellish time a lot prettier and more comfortable by stocking up on soft bralettes that come packed with plenty of support to minimize as much pain as possible.




Here are the best bralettes for your time of the month (or also just any time, TBH).

The Soft, Supportive Fave

The Seamless Busty Bralette

The Seamless Busty Bralette

Lively
Lively wearlively.com

All of Lively’s bralettes are amazing, but this seamless style is a standout. Part of the brand’s busty line designed for DD and DDD cups, the thicker straps and small band across the front make this bralette both comfortable and supportive (two CRUCIAL factors).

The Sassy Tank Bra

Scoop Bralette

Scoop Bralette
Richer Poorer richer-poorer.com

Comfortable, check; soft, check; sassy, also check! New from Richer Poorer (the brand behind THAT viral bralette), this scoop style has a low, V-cut back and little peekaboo windows on the sides. Because having period boobs does not disqualify you from being cute.




A Supersoft Racerback

Olivia Ribbed Racerback Bra Top

A Supersoft Racerback
Out From Under urbanoutfitters.com

Real undie gurus know that the ribbed styles from Out From Under, an in-house brand by Urban Outfitters, are the softest, best underthings you can cram in your drawer. This racerback bra is no exception, and the cut makes it supportive enough to handle even the heaviest, bounciest period boobs.

The Amazon Crowd-Pleaser

Signature Lace Crossover Bralette

The Amazon Crowd-Pleaser
Hanky Panky amazon.com

Beloved with a 4.5-star rating on Amazon, this lacy option from Hanky Panky has soft, unlined cups and a thick bottom band (hi, support).

The Cult Favorite

Classic Bralette

Classic Bralette
Richer Poorer richer-poorer.com

Any bralette that has its own cult following is good enough for your period boobs, and this one routinely sells out—it’s that good. Its biggest selling point is that you won’t take it off as soon as you get home because you’ll forget you have it on. The band provides support without digging into your rib cage, and the soft cotton cups will stretch to accommodate slightly swollen, pre-period breasts.

The Soft, Sporty Bralette

The Bralette

The Bralette
Everlane everlane.com

You could wear sports bras throughout your period…or you could wear this (much cuter) bralette from Everlane. Made with soft supima cotton, this bra is cozy enough to coddle your most painful boobs and has key features, like adjustable straps and a clasp band.

A Longline Cotton Bralette

Cotton-Modal Kealy Longline Bralette

Cotton-Modal Kealy Longline Bralette
Madewell madewell.com

What helps period boobs feel less painful is support, according to New York–based ob-gyn Dr. Rebecca Brightman—but you don’t need underwire to get that. A longline bra with a thicker band works perfectly fine because there’s more material to work with. (Added bonus? These longer pieces basically double as shirts.)

Another Seamless Bop

24/7 Seamless Stripe Wireless Bra

24/7 Seamless Stripe Wireless Bra
ThirdLove thirdlove.com

While you’re getting rid of wires, why not also get rid of seams? That’s the thinking behind this little number from ThirdLove, a brand you’ve probably seen on your Facebook or Instagram feeds that’s generally great at making comfy bras. This option—which basically is just some fabric, nothing else—is even comfier.

A Sexy Longline Bra

Lace Liana Longline Bralette

Lace Liana Longline Bralette
Madewell madewell.com

If lace is more your style, this other longline bra from Madewell is a good option. The other benefit of lace, versus cotton, is that all the little seams in the fabric provide additional support. Two birds (sexiness and support), one bra.

Another Amazon Crowd Favorite

T-Shirts Modern Micro Seam-Free Cami Strap Bralette

T-Shirts Modern Micro Seam-Free Cami Strap Bralette
Jockey amazon.com

With more than 170 mostly glowing reviews, this cami bralette is a favorite among Amazon reviewers. It’s simple, straightforward, and no-fuss, so it works for any time of the month, and it comes with removable pads for days when you need a little extra room.

A Soft, Slightly Molded BB

Bobbi Softcup Bra

Bobbi Softcup Bra
Lonely lonelylabel.com

Lonely makes beautiful lingerie for all times of the month, your ~special~ time included. This soft-cup style with gently molded cups adds extra support and looks cute at the same time. Boom.

The ’70s-Vibe Halter

Wildflower Lace Padded Halter Bralette

Wildflower Lace Padded Halter Bralette
Aerie ae.com

Those in the know know that Aerie has been making some of the best undies and bras for a long time. The brand has tons of bralettes to choose from, but this lightly padded halter option is especially good for period boobs because it’s extra supportive. Bless.

The Bralette That Doesn’t Look Like a Bralette

The All-Day Deep-V No-Wire

The All-Day Deep-V No-Wire
Lively wearlively.com

This wireless, deep-V from Lively is great for when you have period boobs but also want to remember you’re a sexy woman with cleavage for days. Just because your boobs hurt and your body’s going through a tiny war doesn’t mean you can’t wear low-cut tops. This bralette is for those times.

The Bralette That Also Saves the Planet

Costa Bra

Costa Bra
Reformation thereformation.com

Reformation’s whole deal, aside from creating Cool Girl™ clothes, is that everything the brand makes is sustainable. Made from recycled lace, the support seam-work and thick straps on this bra are *perfect* for the extra support you’ll need come period time. Saving the planet and feeling ~chic~ are just added bonuses.

The Sports Bra That’s Basically a Shirt

Chill Twist High-Neck Bralette

Chill Twist High-Neck Bralette
Aerie ae.com

This bra is designed for “low-impact” exercise, so in this case, let’s assume that means it’s suitable for power-walking and climbing up and down stairs—activities that are slightly more painful when your boobs hurt. If you feel ~weird~ wearing a sports bra under your regular clothes, this is a good compromise because it’s basically its own cute outfit.

The Cool-Girl Bralette

Modern Cotton Triangle Bra

Modern Cotton Triangle Bra
Calvin Klein urbanoutfitters.com

This bralette is one of those rare cases where the thing everyone is wearing on Instagram is actually good. The band is extremely supportive without squeezing your ribs to oblivion, and the cotton on the cups is extra soft and flexible. JFYI, this option may not be for you if your boobs swell beyond DD cup size—but a little over-the-cup spillage is en vogue these days, right?

A Bralette You Can Sleep In

Seamless V-Neck Bra

Seamless V-Neck Bra
Out From Under urbanoutfitters.com

Another seamless option, but this one has a clasp—meaning it’s about as adjustable as a bralette can be. The ribbed fabric makes this option extra stretchy and supportive, two qualities that are extremely valuable if you’re experiencing period boobs. The scoop neckline and back also give it a ~youthful~ feel, which is great because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for a well-functioning bra.

Hannah writes about health, sex, and relationships for Cosmopolitan, and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.