Best Bras for Backless, Strapless and Tricky Silhouettes

Finding the Right Bra for the Look You’re Creating

Finding the right bra for an outfit can be a serious challenge sometimes. That goes extra for dresses and tops that star open backs, off-the-shoulder styling and unusual silhouettes. If double stick-tape just doesn’t cut it, then another solution is in order.

Unless showing your bra is a deliberate part of the look you’re going for (sometimes it is, and we are here for it), then you’re going to need a selection of bras that disappear when you wear them yet still support you for a night on the town, a day at the office or whatever you’re doing.

Best Bras for That Backless Shirt or Off-the-Shoulder Look

All-purpose strapless and backless bras will generally work with a wide range of strapless and backless outfits. These are bras that feature a lower back band that complement many outfits, including some backless shirts and blouses.

Other designs feature deep, plunging necklines to help you get the coverage you need in front without interrupting the style of what you’re wearing in back (check out the backless strapless U Plunge bra by Fashion Forms).

There are also accessories that adhere to your breasts and have no back whatsoever. (Keep in mind that stick-on bras may not be the best bet for women with larger breasts that need more support.)

You don’t need to limit your options to bras when looking for ways to complement your backless and strapless looks, either. There are strapless backless bodysuits, lingerie sets, backless shapewear and sexy backless lingerie options for you to choose from.

Potential Solutions for Other Tricky Looks

While that braless look from the '70s is definitely making a comeback, it might not be appropriate for every occasion. And every outfit that you want to wear will not necessarily support a braless look, either. That’s why there are options like the U Plunge bra or even stick-on/adhesive bras to consider.

There are times when the silhouette of your outfit may show a bit more of the sides of your breasts than you would otherwise be comfortable with. For those settings and those outfits – ones with a different silhouette than your regular lingerie wardrobe will support – the options listed above can definitely become lifesavers.

Finding the Right Bra for Every Look All Year Round

No single bra is going to give you the support and comfort you crave while matching easily (and invisibly) with every outfit you own or ever wish to wear. You’re going to need to invest every now and then in something that may only work with that one neckline, open back or funky silhouette.

But thanks to the many handy options listed above, you may be able to get away with purchasing and cherishing one or two pieces that complement a variety of contemporary (and even vintage) looks. Looking your best in that amazing dress or top has never been easier or more comfortable, thanks to today’s lingerie designers and the many options available for backless or strapless looks.

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