Best bras for back fat—banish the bulge with these smoothing styles

Find the best bras for back fat with the help of our round-up

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While we think that all bodies are beautiful, the best bras for back fat can help to alleviate a common hang-up that some people would rather disguise. And the main cause of so-called “back cleavage“? A bra that doesn’t quite fit right. 

The best bras should fit firmly enough to fully support your bust, but not so tightly that they cause skin to spill out on either side. Similar to the best bras for large busts, a good test is to see if you can fit two fingers behind the clasp of your bra when it's on the loosest hook. If you can't quite squeeze your fingers in, it's too tight and could cause bulges. If you want more tips on fitting your own bra, check out our how to measure bra size guide.

Getting your foundations right under your clothing can make a world of difference to how an outfit looks and should be the very first thing you consider when building your capsule wardrobe. The market's best bras for back fat offer a wealth of smoothing options that are guaranteed to boost your confidence. For best results, look out for smooth, seam-free edges and wide back panels. 

What to look for in the best bras for back fat

Best bras for back fat according to our experts

Bralette for back fat from Spanx in flesh tone

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1. SPANX Breast of Both Worlds Reversible Comfort Bra

Specifications

RRP: $42 / £34
Sizes: US: XS-3X / UK: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Soft and comfortable fabric
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Really supportive
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No wires, hooks or seams
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Reversible

Reasons to avoid

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Boring design

SPANX has become the go-to for many of us looking for the best shapewear, but the brand actually offers some really reliable bras too. And their Breast of Both Worlds® Reversible Comfort Bra is magic when it comes to comfort, support and banishing back fat. The signature SPANX material means that the bra manages to hold up and create shape even for heavier bust sizes, without the use of hooks, wires, and seams—meaning you get the support without the digging and bulges. It also has removable cups for additional shaping and you can reverse it to sport a different color too!


best bras for back fat include this square backed, thick strapped bra from Leonisa

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2. Leonisa Back Smoothing Bra with Soft Full Coverage Cups

Specifications

RRP: $50 / £56
Sizes: 34B-40D

Reasons to buy

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Soft fabric
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Wide under band
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Padded underwire for extra support

Reasons to avoid

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Thin straps
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Not available in larger cup sizes

A real game-changer when it comes to banishing back bulges, this bra comes up extra high under the armpits to completely negate the problem. Beyond smoothing, it features lightweight cups, which provide full coverage and hold the bust in place. The bra also offers a natural lift, flexible side boning, adjustable straps, and a back hook closure for a perfect fit. It uses light compression to streamline your shape, too. 


Best bras for back fat include this sloggi bra in white, bralette style with wide back

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3. Sloggi Zero Feel Bralette

Specifications

RRP: $39 / £33
Sizes: US: XS-3X / UK: XS-L

Reasons to buy

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Feels like second skin
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Seam-free
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Supportive cups
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Wide range of colors
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Creates good shape

Reasons to avoid

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Limited sizing

With its signature soft fabric, Sloggi makes some of the most comfortable bras on the market, so of course it'd be a good option for banishing back fat. The second-skin-like claims definitely mean the bra lives up to its name, with material that feels almost like a super-thin, lightweight swimsuit. And it even does the seemingly impossible by offering support to heavier busts with its sturdy material and removable padded cups that lift the bust for a lovely shape. And with no obvious lines, there's no hint of back fat with the bra. There are a lot of colors to choose from, however the sizing can be a bit odd as it only runs XS-L. That said, the L does fit anything up to and around a 36G, so it's not too limited. 


best bras for back fat include this Figleaves smoothing t-shirt bra

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4. Figleaves Smoothing Sweetheart Full Cup Underwired T-Shirt Bra

Specifications

RRP: $28 / £28
Sizes: 30D-40F

Reasons to buy

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Smoothing fabric
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Flattering neckline
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Available up to an H cup

Reasons to avoid

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Thin straps

There are the bras you want to be seen, then there are the ones you want to sit quietly beneath your clothes and work their magic. This is one of the latter. Undeniably comfortable, it's made of second-skin soft microfiber, as well as a light foam lining and smooth cups that secure your breasts in place. The bra also integrates a flattering neckline, a thoughtful detail for everyday and elevated wear.


bralette for back fat, wide back bra

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5. Marks and Spencer Seamless Non Wired Bralettes

Specifications

RRP: $21 / £20
Sizes: S-2XL

Reasons to buy

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Soft fabric
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No padding
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No underwire

Reasons to avoid

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Straps are on the thin side
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Not a great size range

Bralette sales have boomed in recent years, thanks to their extreme comfort factor. In a pack of three, these offer great value for money and forgo a hook and eye fastening to offer a smooth finish. Also suitable for low-impact sporting activities, they offer support without wires and padding for a really natural shape. Although the bra goes up to a 2XL, customer reviews suggest it comes up small, making it more appropriate for smaller cup sizes. The design will work well underneath the best dresses in your closet.


best bras for back fat include this LuluLemon sports bra

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6. Lululemon Like a Cloud Light Support Bra

Specifications

RRP: $58 / £48
Sizes: US: 2-14/ UK: 0-20

Reasons to buy

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Seamless design
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Super-soft fabric
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Lightweight
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Pretty colors available

Reasons to avoid

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Not available in larger cup sizes
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Back panel could be wider

It might have been designed to provide light support during yoga, but that doesn't mean you can't wear this best sports bra beyond your downward dog. The deep V neckline is super flattering, while the raw cut edges mean no niggling or digging seams. And it doesn't disappoint on design, featuring lightweight and sweat-wicking fabric, molded cups, and soft elastic straps. Together, these elements offer an adjustable and intuitive fit for long-lasting comfort and support. It's also available in a longline fit for anyone who wants a bit of extra coverage


best bras for back fat include this thick banded Runderwear bra in black

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7. Runderwear Easy-On Running Bra

Specifications

RRP: $75 / £55
Sizes: 28D-40H / 42E

Reasons to buy

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Good level of support
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Flattering shape
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Moulded to reduce spillage

Reasons to avoid

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Not available in smaller cup sizes

If you're after a high-support sports bra that can work with larger bust sizes without leaving you spilling out of the sides and back, this could be a good option. It's been specifically designed to encapsulate your bust, with moulded cups to hold your breasts and reduce spillage and it's wire-free for comfort and to prevent digging. The lightweight fabric and padded, adjustable shoulder straps also work to prevent digging and bulges, while the full cup design that comes quite high up means that back fat is reduced.


Best bras for back fat include this backless Wonderbra bra with high sides and long line fit

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8. Wonderbra Ultimate Backless Bra

Specifications

RRP: $65 / £41
Sizes: US: 32A-38E / UK: 32A-38DD

Reasons to buy

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Patented hand shape technology for extra support
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High under band to stop underarm bulges
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Low hook for backless effect

Reasons to avoid

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Not available in larger cup sizes

Worried about back fat on a scoop-back top? A low-back bra might just be the answer. Wonderbra's patented hand-shaped support means you don't need to compromise on the lift. Thanks to its underwired design, this bra offers strong support for all-day bust security, no matter what. And the perks don't end there—it incorporates lightly padded cups that give a smooth silhouette, plus adjustable shoulder straps.


best bras for back fat longline bralette in black

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9. M&S Collection Lace Longline Bralette

Specifications

RRP: $16.50 / £9.50
Sizes: US: 2-18 / UK: 6-22 (also available in DD+)

Reasons to buy

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Soft lace
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Longline fit
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Pretty design
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Available in DD+

Reasons to avoid

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Sizing is less accurate than usual bra sizing

Proof that functional lingerie needn't look basic, this pretty lace bralette has been designed to create the sleekest lines possible. With a non-wired and longline design, it offers light support, all-round comfort, and a bump-free finish that's perfectly concealed underneath outfits. One of the best bralettes, this lingerie staple piece offers an option for most bust sizes. However, it uses clothes sizes rather than usual bra sizes, so you have to put more thought into which size you go for.


best bras for back fat, black bra

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10. Triumph Doreen Bra

Specifications

RRP: £34
Sizes: 34B-48H

Reasons to buy

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Non-padded
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Full cup
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Good for bigger busts

Reasons to avoid

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Not very attractive

Specifically designed for big busts, this reliable bra is great for those who are trying to tackle back fat and/or saggy boobs, but who still want to be comfortable. The support means that breasts are held in place while the full cups stop spillage in its tracks and the soft fabric helps to prevent digging and bulges. The wide straps also help to prevent bulges, as well as providing a level of extra support so that you can go about your day in comfort.


best bras for back fat include this higher back crop top style bra

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11. Yours Clothing Light Brown Seamless Padded Bra

Specifications

RRP: $19 / £10.99
Sizes: UK: 16-28

Reasons to buy

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Seamless fit
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Fastening free
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Several colors available

Reasons to avoid

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Light support for bust

This seam-free, wire-free and fastening-free bra has matching control briefs for a really smooth finish under clothing. Made from stretch fabric, with removable padding, this bra offers great everyday comfort. With a crop-top style, the higher back panels and stretch fabric offer good back coverage, ideal for anyone looking for the best bras for back fat. 


best bra tank top for back fat, with wide back panel

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12. Shapeeze The Tankee Short

Specifications

RRP: $94.80
Sizes: XS-1X / A-DDD

Reasons to buy

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Tank-top style fit for great coverage
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Made for smoothing back fat
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Bra style fit at front

Reasons to avoid

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Not a huge size range

Shapeez is one of the relatively new shapewear brands rivaling the likes of Spanx with its nifty shapewear items such as this clever back-fat-eliminating tank top/bra combo. With moisture-wicking properties, this tank top has a full bra support system at the front, separating it out from other bralette styles. While this has a tank top shape, ideal for under vest tops, if you want even more coverage, check out their full-coverage version, great for wearing under evening wear or higher neck, close-fitting items. 


bras for back fat from Chantelle, flesh toned bra v-neck at back

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12. Chantelle Women's Soft Stretch Padded V-Neck Bra Top

Specifications

RRP: from £39.43
Sizes: XS-L

Reasons to buy

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Good coverage
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Fastening-free
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V-back good for wearing under low-back items

Reasons to avoid

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Not a great size range

This crop-top-style bra is ideal for wearing under low-back or V-back items. Offering coverage and support on the sides of the back to help sculpt and smooth, the V-neck back detailing makes this a great option as we head into the summer months. Fastening-free, this pull-on bra top from French lingerie brand Chantelle gets good customer reviews too. 


bralette to help with back fat, wide band bra

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13. Commando Butter Comfy Curvy Bralette

Specifications

RRP: $55 (UK shipping available)
Sizes: S-XL

Reasons to buy

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Range of colors
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Sustainable fabric
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Wire free

Reasons to avoid

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Not the highest level of back coverage we've seen

Suitable for sizes 32-34 D-DD through 38-40 F-G, this bralette offers great coverage and support without wires and fastenings. This pull-on bralette uses power mesh to help sculpt your shape, forgoing traditional molded cups. With four-way stretch for fabric recovery, this bralette is machine washable and piling resistant for a comfy wear that lasts for longer. 


best bras for back fat from Skims include this hoisery black bra made from tights fabric

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14. Skims Hosiery Bralette

Specifications

RRP: $36 / £36
Sizes: XXS-5XL

Reasons to buy

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Amazing size range
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Four color ways
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Clever design

Reasons to avoid

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Light support

When we're not wondering how to keep tights up, tights can offer the most amazing shaping and sculpting properties, so we love that Kim Kardashian's brand Skims has used tights or hosiery fabric as the basis for this bralette. Offering light support, this bralette is more of a crop-top shape and a little sheer. It isn't the most bounce-resistant bra, but if you look at the deep back, it will help to smooth out back fat and it looks cute too. As with all of the Skims products, the size range is fantastic, with products available up to a 5XL for real inclusivity. 

Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.