Whether it's lace peeking out from a plunging neckline or a bralette layered under a revealing top, some bras are just meant to be seen. Then there are bras designed to disappear. They're low-cut enough for V-necks, smooth enough for thin fabrics, and the best bras won't show in back either — but that's where things get tricker.
Typically when someone shops for a bra designed to "work behind the scenes," they're looking for a seamless finish, a plunging neckline, and maybe convertible straps that can be tailored to suit their outfit's needs. But if you've ever bought a bra that you thought fit the bill perfectly only to find out it pinched your sides, dug into your skin, and left a visible outline of your bra on your back, then you know the importance of finding the right band, too.
When looking for a bra that disappears underneath clothing, it's important to make sure that you're buying the right bra size. According to Women's Wear Daily (WWD), 64 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, which could be a contributing factor in both the way your bra fits and your comfort level. Another key to finding a bra that won't pinch or dig into your skin is to opt for a wide band with low elasticity. A wide ridged band will offer more structure and look smoother under clothing. Plus, it's less like to stretch out over time.
And if you're in the market for a bra that doesn't just look invisible but feels like you're not wearing one either, you're in luck. These highly-rated bras are not only designed to virtually disappear, but reviewers swear they are comfortable too.