The Most Comfortable Everyday Bra.
I feel like a broken record talking about this, but the Natori Contours bra (part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale) is my absolute favorite undergarment. It is supremely comfortable and supremely pretty — I own it in multiple colors and wear daily. In my 20s, I wore only Victoria’s Secret clearance section bras or La Perla investment pieces. Then I tried Natori and realized how uncomfortable I’d been for a full decade of my life — it was the first underwired bra I ever wore without feeling like I was wearing a metal cage around my chest! It moves and it breathes. God bless it.
I know that not everyone wants/needs padding in an everyday bra, and have heard many women rave about this convertible style from True&Co. (Target carries their diffusion line for about half the price!) I would 100% try that brand if my undergarment needs were different.
I have not yet ever ever ever in my life worn a comfortable strapless bra (torture devices, all), so I am intrigued by the strong reviews of this no-wire (!!) Lively bra that I just ordered. Will report back!
The Most Comfortable Nursing Bra.
For nursing, I swore by Bravado. I tried probably six or eight brands while nursing my two children and these were always my absolute favorites–to the degree that I’d actually look forward to pulling them out of the wash! “It’s a Bravado day!”
The Most Comfortable Underwear.
For underwear, I have been a longtime devotee of Hanky Panky (so soft and absolutely no visible panty lines!) during the day and Cosabella hot pants or these unfussy Amazon brand ones in black (6 for $13.50 — I would say to size up if you are between sizes as they run just a tiny bit snug) at night. However, I tumbled down a rabbit hole in search of some replacement options for nighttime and ordered several highly-reviewed pairs to test: these $9 boyshorts from Parade, this expensive pair from Negative, and these French cut briefs from Natori. I am here to let you know that Natori is yet again the winner in this category: I am in love. So incredibly soft and non-restricting!
And if you are pregnant or post-partum (especially after a c-section), PLEASE consider these insanely soft and stretchy ones from Kindred Bravely. To be honest, I had to forcibly remove them from my underwear drawer a few months after giving birth to Hill — I did not need them anymore but they were so, so comfortable.