Bra Shopping Tips: The Best Bras To Wear With Backless Tops and Dresses
Sometimes choosing the right bra can be just as challenging as putting the whole outfit together. We all have those days where we feel like we don’t have the right lingerie to wear.
This year, we’re focused on building lingerie wardrobes that work with our outfits – not against them. With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to clean out your lingerie drawer and get rid of bras that don’t fit or flatter your bust and stock up on bras that make you feel amazing, supported, and confident every day (believe it or not – lingerie can be a powerful mood booster!)
For many of us, bra shopping is a challenging, stressful, and frustrating experience. You’re not alone if you hate bra shopping and wait until your last bra breaks before buying a new one. But there is a lot more to bra shopping than trying on bras. As a bra fitter, I’ve helped thousands of people find bras that fit, so I’ve created a few guides to help you along the way and make bra shopping easier than ever for you. Feel free to ask any questions below or visit your local lingerie store for extra help. They’re also happy to answer any lingerie-related questions you might have.
Now onto the good stuff. In these guides, we’ll be covering some of your most popular lingerie questions, like: “What bra should I wear under a t-shirt?”, “What’s the best bra for a low-cut neckline?”, and “What bra works best under a backless dress?” No matter your bra size, breast shape, or budget, I’ll be sharing the styles that suit each outfit – and a few important fit tips to keep in mind, too.
Next up: the best bras to wear with backless and low back tops and dresses. Read on for everything you need to know!
Backless and low back tops and dresses
Low back bustier
Looking for a bra that will boost your bust and nip in your waist? The Elissa Low Back Bustier will be your new favorite. This chic bustier features firm panels in smooth microfiber with added boning to slim and shape the torso. The boning is strategically placed to ensure a contoured fit. The padded cups offer a seamless look under clothing, but keep in mind that the torso is not completely seamless and may show through sheer or tight clothing.
One of the best features of the Elissa Low Back Bustier is its wide bottom band, which helps to keep the bustier from twisting or moving out of place. Plus, the microfiber fabric won’t catch on other fabrics – making it easy to wiggle into form-fitting dresses without having to worry about your lingerie underneath. We also love the strapless padded cups and low back design, which make it the perfect foundation for strapless dresses and tops with low cut backs (and wedding dresses too).
Have you ever worn an adhesive bra? Adhesive bras are an alternative to a strapless bra or bustier. This popular design can vary in style, but the concept is more or less the same. Adhesive bras are sold with two separate cups that may or may not attach or fasten between the breasts. Molded adhesive bras are often the most popular because they provide a seamless, rounded shape under clothing and leave the back completely bare. Adhesive bras are a viable option for backless tops and dresses.
Depending on the style you choose, you may even be able to get a little push-up padding for lift, but keep in mind that they are far less supportive than your favorite bra. Adhesive bras lack a band, so their support is limited to what you’re naturally blessed with. If you wear a larger cup size, they won’t provide the lift that you’re used to from your every day bras.
Can’t find a bra that will work under your outfit? Consider going braless. Braless can be a good option if you’re worried about ruining the silhouette of the top’s design. If you wear an AA, A, B, or C cup, going braless might seem like a natural option. If you wear a D cup or larger, going braless might not seem like your first choice.
How to go braless if you wear a larger cup size? Look for a top or dress that has a structured bodice so you can get lightweight support for your bust. Empire seams, adjustable straps, and halter necklines may also make it easier to go without a bra. No matter which option you choose, wear it with confidence and let your natural beauty shine though!
If you’re having trouble finding a bra that fits well, set aside some time to visit your local lingerie store for a bra fitting and get help from lingerie experts. A supportive and comfortable bra is worth the extra time and effort. Good luck!
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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.
Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.
If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.
Happy bra shopping!