Taking your bra off at the end of the day has not only been a long-practiced ritual among my friends but now is a topic that even the Wall Street Journal has picked up on as working women head back to the office. According to interviews, going without a bra was one of the top perks noted in working from home scenarios. I am not surprised! The same level of freedom comes with not having to deal with foundation wear or panties that itch, ride up, dig into sides, stretch out, or countless other underwear irritations that are often happening in the workplace as females struggle to find that ONE pair that lets you forget you’re wearing them. It changes your whole outlook (in a good way). Our team consists of women of various sizes, ages, and personal styles. These are top choices from each Edit girl for staying cool and collected underneath it all, every day.

 

Underwire Woes

After having a baby, I could no longer take the underwire bras that I wore previously. They were just no longer bearable in the slightest in terms of comfort. Life’s too short to feel that kind of pinch 24/7, so I decided to toss my whole collection. In replacing the painful styles, I found this non-wired bra from LaPerla that is of high-quality, comfortable, and a natural fit based on my shape. The premium lace still adds a feminine pretty touch – no bothersome push up material, wire, or addition needed! – Lacey Keally

 

Sports Bra Drama

I’ve been in workout or casual clothes most of the week since the first round of quarantine. That means choosing a comfortable sports bra that isn’t too tight or restricting, but that still provides modesty and support. Several years ago, I bought a sports bra made by Splits 59 from a Pure Barre studio in Nashville. It was easy to wear around the clock and provided plenty of coverage. The quality held up quite well despite constant laundering. I’ve been buying versions of their bras since then. They offer multiple bra options, but I particularly like the AirWeight style. It’s the next best thing to going braless, seriously! – Lauren Hocker

 

The Unmentionables

I can’t remember the last time I wore a bra with underwire. It may be on-trend to go braless and #freethenip, but I haven’t quite gotten there as far as comfort-levels go. For now, I’ll stick to my ultra-soft, “How Perfect” underwire-free bra by Wacoal (that I have in three colors). I got my first one at Nordstrom a few years ago, haven’t considered another silhouette or brand since. For underwear, I hate to admit it, but Kim Kardashian really got it right with her company, Skims. The fabric used in her line’s underwear, bras, and shapewear is incredible. I won’t be buying anything for the lower half of my body elsewhere anytime soon. Find her entire collection on the Skims website. She also signed an exclusive deal with Nordstrom, so you may be able to find it in-store, too. – Jami-lyn Hall

 

True Confessions

Hanky Panky’s are my daily go-to for underwear. I prefer the low-rise style because of the comfort. One small downside is when wearing workout leggings, sometimes the lace outline shows through. We were just discussing this in the office: underwear lines are a major no-no. A stylist friend told me about Commando’s seamless thong-they are her pick for being flawless, comfortable, and functional, so now I wear this style with leggings. They are an asset to have in your underwear round-up, as they just sort of fade away under thin pants or a clingy silk dress. I don’t typically splurge on underwear and prefer comfort over style. When I do invest, La Perla is everything feminine and just so classic. – Devan Brown

 

Strapped In

If you have a little more on top than average (C+), it’s not just about finding a single style that fits without making you crazy but having multiples on hand that work with different outfits. For anything with thin straps or off-shoulder, clingy, backless, or with cutouts- you have to figure out how to not shock the public by going bare (smaller breast owners can totally pull off without a hitch). Those convertible, multi-strap things are a complicated mess. You can never find the right connection straps – a lingerie drawer nightmare! To eliminate all of that, I stock up on basic Coobie bras that I can pick up in the lobby at Maxwell Aesthetics. They come in dozens of colors (including fun things like tie-die or stripes), and one size really does work for most everyone. They look intentional under a shirt with revealing openings—like a mini tank instead of a worn bra-strap. For evening wear and dressing up, Natori is the best in my book. I have their bras in demi, bralette, underwire, t-shirt bra – and most of the versions in both black and white. They are stylish, well-designed for long wear, flattering, and I can try them on at Dillard’s to ensure the fit. The same praise applies to their underwear and slips, which are also foundation items in my wardrobe. I tend to stock up on Cosabella thongs and boy shorts every year when I see a sale on Goop or Gilt. Bright colors and lace that doesn’t itch, they check all the boxes. – Stacie Standifer

 

Foundation of Fashion

The only bras I ever wear are by Annie Bing. I can easily order online or pick them up when shopping at H. Audrey. The reason these are my exclusive choice is that they are designed so that if you are wearing something that’s a little revealing, it’s fine if a peek of the bra shows. They are literally a part of the outfit and totally stylish. On underwear, it’s On Gossamer – seamless, sheer, and perfect under high fashion ensembles. You can’t beat it. I like some pieces from Cosabella’s underwear collection and the low-rise version thongs from Hanky Panky in multi-packs. – Courtney Kivela