Often my lingerie imagination can run away from itself and I just want to show you more and more crazy designs– but truth to be told, sometimes we really need to go back to the basics. A good bra that blends with your skin tone may seem like an obvious necessity, but it can be hard to find the perfect piece to be your go-to for any occasion. I tried to include colors that would be ‘nude’ for many different skin tones– you may notice that none of the models are non-white, however, which makes it more difficult to imagine these bras on different shades of skin, a perennial problem with the lack of diversity among lingerie models.
As an added bonus, all bras on this list retail for under $90 :).
I’ve had my eye on this Fraulein Annie 3-piece set for a while– but it’s the new photos and the darling new model that have my need for this set growing. The delightful cream color might be a little pale for some, but people with my type of coloring, it might be just perfect. Size Range: 32A-38D
I have raved about Mimi Holliday before, but I think this bra is perfect as an everyday bra with a bit of flair to it. The grey and pink leopard is a fun detail that adds visual interest and a little bit of sexiness. This is definitely a set I would love to have in my collection! Size Range: 28D-FF, 30A-36DD
This is a beautifully luxe set that’s also easy to wear on an everyday basis. Fauve does a really good job of keeping rich chocolates and mahoganies in their collections, as well as creams and blushes. I also love the fact that it has a matching garter belt! Size Range: 30D-40G
This eLai set is so lovely and simple, with a bronzed color that works with many skin tones. This is the only wireless bra I decided to include and I chose it because of the simple design and the beautiful color– doesn’t it seem like an easy one to wear? Size Range: XS-L
I actually recommend Bradelis a lot because I find their bras both really cute and insanely comfortable. I have a turquoise version of this bra, but I try to make it work as a basic as often as I can! I might have to expand my collection to include a cream or pink one– but I recommend the brown to you all as well. Also– if you live in NYC, you can get the bras tailored down to a smaller back size for free if you need it! Size Range: 30-34B-D.
The rich caramel color and the fan embroidery of this Panache bra make it a shoe-in for this list. I think this is a nice basic with a touch more pizzaz in the detail. Size Range: 30-38 D-K
This darling pink and ivory bra from Mimi Holliday is one of their ‘maxi’ bras, going up to a GG cup. I love the fact that the ivory lace lessens the strength of the pink underneath and together evens out to a convincing skin tone. It’s also on sale from Figleaves right now! Size Range: 28G-28GG, 30G-30GG, 32FF-32GG, 34F-34GG, 36E, 38DD-38E, 40D-40E
This Elomi bra is a fun take on a basic bra with fantastic scalloping detail. The picture may not make it clear, but the color is actually a rich caramel color, more bronze than beige, which is a nice medium skin tone. Size Range: 34 G-K, 36-40 E-K, 42E-HH, 44E-H, 46E-FF
I saw this Affinitas set recently when I went to visit with their PR agency and I was immediately taken with the adorable bows! To me this works so easily as a basic, at a good price and a cute style. Size Range: 32B-38D
Ewa Michalak’s bras are well know in the full bust community for their impressive lift and size range. This is one of the few foam bras I included on the list, but I just think the profile is so beautiful. The rich brown is a wonderful color and it has a charming lace on the band.
Size Range: only a few sizes available, but can be custom ordered to down to a 28-back and up to a KK-cup
This limited edition set from Playful Promises was coincidentally designed by Eva Lai, the designer from eLai! I love the blush color and the matching high-waisted briefs because they give it such a cute, vintage air. I also adore the mint bows– and they are perfectly styled with matching stockings! Size Range: 32A-36DD
What do you think of these sets? Do you have a favorite bra for everyday?