Picture this: you go hunting for the perfect dress for that special outing you’ve had planned for ages, and the search is arduous and fraught with frustrations, but ultimately, you succeed! There’s just one problem…when you get home and put it on to gawk at yourself in front of the mirror, none of your bras work. This is particularly common with backless and strapless numbers; even if you already have a backless or strapless bra, just enough of it might still peek through if the particular top you picked is different enough. So today, we’re going to talk about some bras that will let you dress how you want without the bra itself ruining the look.
None at All
To be sure, this won’t work for everyone, but we’d like to include it as a shout out to anyone with relatively small breasts who might be self-conscious about their smaller-than-average status. Don’t despair; breasts of all shapes and sizes are beautiful, and being a bit smaller has distinct advantages! If you have around an A or a small B cup, you might not really need the support of a bra that larger-breasted people need. So try wearing that new top without a bra at all. Problem solved!
Convertible bras are ideal when compared to standard and strapless bras because you can adjust as needed between standard, strapless, and one-shoulder configurations. This is especially useful if you’re wearing something like a one-shoulder dress, for which you don’t really need a totally strapless bra. Better support is always good, and while a good strapless bra still offers support, it can only go so far. Even just the one strap can make a big difference.
If your top itself has a racer-back configuration, this bra is an obvious choice. To be fair, it’s fairly limited, but it’s totally essential when you’re wearing it with that kind of top, because any other bra will stick out in odd ways and look funny. If you ever want to wear racer-back tops or dresses, you’ll want one of these bras in your arsenal.
If your outfit shows some cleavage, this is the way you want to go. Bralettes offer good support while keeping coverage just revealing enough to show off that cleavage.
If strapless is what you need, a bandeu is a good direction to go. These tight loops of fabric aren’t quite like the conventional idea of a bra, but they hold the girls in place quite well while letting you wear that sleeveless, strapless number with confidence.
Tank Tops and Camisoles
Not a bra, strictly speaking, but if you’re wearing translucent sheer fabric on your top that would be a bit too revealing for your taste with the bra totally visible, along with a lot of skin, a well-fitting tank top or camisole in the right color can do wonders. If it fits well enough and you’re relatively small-chested, it can even take the place of a bra, offering some support and nipple protection. If you need more support than that, though, just wear it over the bra and you’ll be fine.