What is a T Shirt Bra?

One of the most annoying parts of wearing a bra is when it shows through that perfect outfit you’ve been planning for days. Thankfully, enough women came together to combat this problem and thus, the T Shirt Bra was born!

This bra style is a must-have staple for every woman and if you don’t already have one, Hourglass Lingerie is here to help you choose the perfect one for your collection!

All About T Shirt Bras

The T Shirt Bra is named quite obviously for its purpose. It's a seamless bra designed to be completely hidden underneath a T shirt (or really any shirt- more on that later!)

The most common feature of all T shirt bras is that they have molded cups. Otherwise, they vary in underwiring, padding, neckline, and coverage.

Some will provide great nipple coverage whereas others will be made of thinner, more comfortable fabrics. No matter what you’re looking for, you will be able to find a T shirt bra perfect for you!

How Can a T Shirt Bra Benefit You?

Another reason Hourglass Lingerie adores T shirt bras is that women of all shapes and sizes can rock them. They are one of the only bra styles that is designed with every woman in mind. Women with smaller breasts will often turn to this bra style first for its comfort and usefulness.

However, don’t discredit this bra style’s effectiveness for women with larger breasts. We cannot emphasize enough how every single woman NEEDS to invest in a t shirt bra as soon as possible!

Our favorites at Hourglass Lingerie are the Parfait Aline T-Shirt Bra P5251 Black and the Anita Rosa Faia Twin 5490 Skin Maximum Comfort Underwire Bra

When Should I Wear a T Shirt Bra?

Quite obviously, T shirt bras are a perfect choice under a- you guessed it- T shirt!

Other instances where we recommend the T Shirt Bra include:


  • Fitted tops or dresses
  • Sheer tops or thin fabrics
  • Low cut tops
  • Work
  • Around the house
  • Out with friends

Truly, you can wear your T Shirt bra anytime! Do you believe us yet that the T shirt bra is a gift from heaven?

When Should I Not Wear a T Shirt Bra?

While T Shirt bras are so versatile, there are some occasions that we recommend choosing a different style of bra to best suit you! We recognize that every woman is built perfectly unique and deserves to be equally supported.

Other instances where we recommend a different bra style include:


  • Women looking for a dramatic accentuation of cleavage (A Push Up Bra would be a better option)
  • Women who are looking for a bra without padding or underwire (A Bralette may be the best option for you)
  • Women with asymmetrical breasts (If this applies to you, check out our article on bras for asymmetrical breasts)
  • Fitness purposes (A Sports Bra may be the best option for you)

T Shirt Bra Sizing

The last compliment we have to offer to T shirt bras is the fact that they are incredibly easy to size! This style is often the baseline sizing measurement to go off from to adjust for other styles of bra. Therefore, sizing for this bra should be a cakewalk.

You will know it fits perfectly when you can easily slide fingers under the band, there is no gapping or spilling of the cups, and the straps are not digging into your shoulders. The easiest way to size yourself is to check out our Size Guide and read up on all of our tips and tricks.

Or, if you would rather have the perfect fit without the hassle of research, call and schedule your free, personalized fitting with an Hourglass Lingerie fit specialist. We would love to help you and share our admiration for T shirt bras!

Bra Style Guide

Now that you've learned everything you could ever possibly want to know about T Shirt Bras, why not learn some more? Our Bra Style Guide is the perfect collection of guides to every bra style on the market. Try something new, explore an old favorite, or step out of your comfort zone!