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All it takes is a glance downward and you’re in instant panic mode. Yup, your nipples are showing, and unless you have a sweater or jacket to quickly throw on, there’s not much you can do about it. No one wants to deal with this pesky problem, but rest assured it’s all too common. However, there are certain bras that can help you avoid this embarrassing scenario.

Sure, wearing thicker tops or special adhesives over your nipples can prevent them from showing through. But you shouldn’t have to stress about this possibility, and you certainly shouldn’t have to compromise on your style. We’ve all worried about slipping on a particularly clingy top or dress on a cold night, but luckily, there are some lingerie solutions to take into account. In fact, all you have to do is reach for the right bra styles.

So, which bras are best for nipple coverage? Read on to find out.

T-shirt bra

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Emma Plunge Molded Bra P5490 | Emma Hipster P5495 in Nude

It goes without saying that a T-shirt bra is essential in any woman’s lingerie collection. This basic bra is as flattering as it is comfortable — not to mention, it’s super versatile, and can be worn under a wide range of outfits. But most of all, it’s ideal for maintaining a smooth silhouette under all those clingy or form-fitting knit tops. That means you won’t have to worry about your bra — or your nipples — showing underneath those thin tanks and T-shirts.

To boot, the cups on a T-shirt bra have a thick lining (and sometimes even padding) to conceal your nipples well.

Push-up bra

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Matilda Push-Up Bra P53116 | Matilda Hipster P5315 in Black

The truth is, any padded bra is perfect for preventing your nipples from showing. That padding in the bra provides some extra coverage, which is key.

And what’s not to love about a push-up bra? Not only does it make your cleavage look amazing by lifting the breast tissue inward and upward, but it also offers plenty of support for heavier or larger breasts. Some push-up bras have padding all over the cups, while others have graduated padding that is concentrated at certain parts of the cusp that sculpt the breasts into a very particular shape. A push-up bra is a must in any wardrobe for those occasions when you’re feeling bold — the nipple coverage is just as an added perk to consider.

Contour bra

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Tess T-Shirt Bra P50212 | Tess Hipster P5025 in Bare

There are so many benefits to molded bras. They have incredible shaping capabilities, which can be helpful for certain breast shapes. They also provide ample support and lift. Did we mention that they are an excellent option where nipple coverage is concerned? Molded bras have plenty of padding in the cups, so they’re bound to keep the headlights from showing through.

A contour bra, which is a type of molded bra, has cups with a specific form that will sculpt your breasts into a more rounded shape. A contour bra can be worn as an everyday bra, but it’s also a stellar pick for special occasions due to its bust-flattering features.

So, what’s the best bra for concealing your nipples? Honestly, any of these options will do. Remember: Molded and padded bras are much more suited to solving this problem. While an unlined bra is great for a variety of reasons — like showing off your natural breast shape — it’s far less likely to provide the coverage you need due to having such thin cups. Coverage is key when you want to avoid any potentially awkward scenarios as far as your nipples are concerned, and T-shirt bras, push-up bras, and contour bras all lend superior coverage.

Related: Should I Try Molded Bras Or Unlined Bras?

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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!

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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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