Reader Question: The Best Sweat-Wicking Bras For Summer

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We got a reader question about recommendations for bras that are sweat-wicking & don’t just trap moisture when it’s 90+ degrees out – and we have some answers.

And it juuuust so happens that it’s been, like 95 degrees in Philly lately, so we’re ready to help. Whew.

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras For Summer Heat

For summer bras, the sweat-wicking materials I prefer are usually micro modal, bamboo or nylon. And I vastly prefer comfortable bralettes rather than underwire. That said, I have a couple of “sexy” lace bras that I pop on with certain tank tops. The good news is that most lace bras are also nylon, and will – surprisingly – wick moisture really well.

Here are my tried & trues, as well as a few that I’ve been eyeing up…

1. Negative Underwear Whipped Bralette

For summer (or heck – anytime, really), I love Negative’s whipped micro modal bralettes.

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras (Reader Q): Negative Underwear Whipped Bralette

at Negative

  • Fabric composition: 91% micro modal, 9% Lycra
  • Size range: 0 – 5 (XS=0, S=1, M=2, L=3, XL=4, XXL=5)

2. Negative Underwear Silky Non-Wire Bra

They also have nylon bralettes, too if those are your thing.

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras: Negative Underwear Silky Non-Wire Bra

at Negative

  • Fabric composition: 75% polyamide (nylon), 25% elastane (spandex)
  • Size range: 0 – 4+ (See the Size Chart under Fit details.)

3. Hanro Touch Feeling Strappy Bra

I also wear this simple Hanro bralette under tank tops because the straps are so thin and look good peeking out. This bra is made from “polyamide” which is basically nylon. This one performs GREAT in hot weather.

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras: Hanro Touch Feeling Strappy Bra

at Nordstrom

  • Fabric composition: 95% polyamide, 5% Lycra spandex
  • Size range: XS – L

4. True & Co The True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette

True & Co makes an amazingly comfortable bra (a bunch of TME editors swear by this one) in nylon.

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras: True & Co The True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette

at Nordstrom | at Amazon

  • Fabric composition: 77% nylon, 23% elastane
  • Size range: XS – XL

5. True & Co Triangle Lace Racerback Bralette

But I also like the pretty racerback

at Nordstrom | at Amazon | at Target

  • Fabric composition: 77% nylon, 23% elastane
  • Size range: XS – XL

6. Simon Perele Karma Underwire Lace Demi Bra

If I’m going sexy/lacey, I love a balconette bra (or demi-cup). Less coverage, which I’ve found to be more comfortable in the summer, especially. Something like this Simon Perele is perfect.

Simon Perele Karma Underwire Lace Demi Bra

at Nordstrom | at Saks

  • Fabric composition: 69% polyamide, 31% elastane or 73% polyamide, 27% elastane
  • Size range: 30D – 38D

7. Chantelle Lingerie Orchids Underwire Demi Bra

I’ve also had really good luck with Chantelle bras (they’re gorgeous and well-made).

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras: Chantelle Lingerie Orchids Underwire Demi Bra

at Nordstrom

  • Fabric composition: 80% nylon, 20% elastane
  • Size range: 32C – 36G

8. SKIMS Fits Everybody Lace Unlined Demi Bra

Skims makes a really cute demi-cup in moisture-wicking polyamide.

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras: SKIMS Fits Everybody Lace Unlined Demi Bra

at Nordstrom | at SKIMS

  • Fabric composition: 80% polyamide, 20% elastane
  • Size range: 32A – 40F

9. Wacoal Lace Kiss Bralette

Wacoal also makes a lace bralette in nylon if you want something sexy without an underwire.

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras: Wacoal Lace Kiss Bralette

at Nordstrom

  • Fabric composition: 89% nylon, 11% spandex with 100% nylon contrast
  • Size range: S – XL

10. Soma Wireless Bra

I’ve also been looking at these Soma bras (amazing reviews, tons of colors).

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras: Soma Wireless Bra

at Soma

  • Fabric composition: 72% nylon, 28% spandex
  • Size range: 32A – 42DDD

11. Hanes Oh So Light Wireless T-Shirt Bra

And this Hanes bra, if only because it’s pretty cute, 84% nylon…and has a solid 4-star rating with a whopping 41K+ reviews. It’s also $15, which is wild.

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras: Hanes Oh So Light Wireless T-Shirt Bra

at Amazon | at Walmart

  • Fabric composition: Cup: 84% Nylon, 16% Spandex; Lace: 79% Nylon, 21% Spandex
  • Size range: S – 3XL

12. Evelyn & Bobbie Beyond Bra

Evelyn & Bobbie bras are great moisture wicking bras for larger busts (they have cup sizes C-K and band size 29-50). There’s no underwire and they mold to your body. This one with a back clasp and this one without are Aliya’s 2 faves.

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras: Evelyn & Bobbie Beyond Bra

at Evelyn & Bobbie

  • Fabric composition: 62% Polyamide, 38% Elastane
  • Size range: S – 3XL

13. CUUP The Plunge

Aliya’s favorite summer bras if she needs underwire are mesh bras. She’s been wearing this one (super breathable and lightweight) and this one (more sturdy but still breathable and light) for a few years now – but since then, a ton of other brands have come out with mesh bras too like this one from Target.

The Best Moisture-Wicking Bras: CUUP The Plunge

at CUUP

  • Fabric composition: 79% Nylon, 21% Spandex
  • Size range: 30A – 44H

Xoxo,

Team TME

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