What Bra Should I Wear With A Backless Dress? 10 Options That Look Great With Low Backs
I love backless dresses. They're so beautiful and a great way to make a statement at a party. But what do you wear underneath one? I went searching for bras to wear with a backless dress because I usually prefer to wear a bra with those looks.
While there are plenty of people who would rather go braless, for many, it might be uncomfortable to do so. So, what are the options? You can find bras in all different shapes and styles: There are ones that are completely backless and stick-on, and there are convertible bras that you can add a strap to, in order to make it fall lower on your back. You can try using clear straps if you want a bit more support, or you can find bras that have loop straps (straps that only go around your arms).
There are seriously so many great options out there, but most of them do offer some sort of support and comfort for those times that you want to rock your favorite low-cut dress. So the next time you're contemplating whether or not you should take the plunge and buy the backless dress that you've been eyeing, remember that there a ton of bras that will work for you.
1. A Backless Bra That Actually Has Straps
Maidenform Breakthrough Backless Bra (Sizes 38B-38DD)
This super lightweight bra is perfect for your favorite backless dress. The best part about it though is that there are actually straps on this bra. They do come up pretty high under your arms, but the bra won't keep falling down throughout the night like some backless options do. It comes in nude and black, depending on what you need.
2. A Convertible Bra That Can Be Backless
Jezebel Bra: Embrace Seamless Convertible Push-Up Bra (Sizes 34A-38DD)
If you're afraid you're only ever going to wear your new backless bra one time, you can always purchase a convertible bra instead. This one converts to a halter, criss-cross, and low back. It's seamless and has push-up cups and adjustable straps, so it'll be comfortable throughout the night. One user said, "I love the versatility of the straps...and how the bra doesn't show at all where it connects in the back!"
3. A Comfortable And Supportive Backless Option
Oolala Plus Size Backless Pushup Bra (Sizes Plus Size 1 - Plus Size 5)
When you have larger breasts, it can be frustrating trying to find any kind of backless bra. But, you can find a strapless, backless, sticky bra for fuller boobs that will actually stay on throughout the night. Plus, it comes with optional clear straps if you want a little extra support.
4. A Backless Bra Ideal For A High Neck Dress
CAPEZIO Seamless Clear Back Bra With Transition Straps (Sizes XS-XL)
If you love high necklines and low backs, this bra is an awesome choice for you. It's a double layered bra, so you'll be supported all night. It also comes with a detachable clear strap, and nude and clear adjustable shoulder straps. No need to worry about sweat making the bra less sticky, either — dry-wicking fabric will keep the piece in place.
5. Go Braless, Without Actually Going Braless
Nordstrom Lingerie Adhesive Silicone Cups (Sizes A/B-C/D)
If you're wearing something thin and want coverage that feels like it's barely there, these reusable adhesive silicone cups are a great option. They do run small, though, so be sure size up. One user said, "Feels so natural and always looks smooth!"
6. A Plunge In The Front And Back
Maidenform Sexy Plunge Bra (Sizes 34A/32B-38D)
The great thing about this bra is that it works for both plunge dresses and backless ones. All you have to do is add on the low back converter. The straps are totally adjustable, and the bra can be transformed to several different styles. So, if you want to channel your inner pop star and rock both plunge and backless at once, go for it. You'll feel supported and comfortable throughout the night.
7. Add Customized Lift & Support
Nordstrom Lingerie Le Lusion Adhesive Soft Cups (Sizes B-D), $40, Nordstrom
Adhesive cups work really well if you want to rock a backless dress to your next party. These ones are great because they actually offer support, working with the natural shape of your chest. Depending on their placement, you can even add lift if you want, plus, all you have to do is hand wash the adhesive cups to wear them over and over again.
8. The Backless Bra You Want Without Sacrificing Support You Need
Fashion Forms Go Bare Backless Strapless Bra (Sizes A-DDD)
If you're interested in maintaining a natural shape in your backless dress, then this bra is going to be a great option for you. Its molded cups are supportive and made with underwire, and the adhesive is only on the wings of the bra. One user even said she was able to dance the entire night without it falling off.
9. A Semi-Backless Option That Offers More Coverage
Carnival Low Plunge Backless Satin Corset Bra (Sizes 32B-40D)
Some dresses are only semi-backless, and if that's the case, you may not want to rock a bra that is completely backless. That's why this corset is a great option instead. It's full coverage and has an extra-low back. It has underwire, lightly-lined cups, and light boning. It's also completely adjustable.
10. A Three-In-One Bra For Both Strapless, Backless, And Plunge Dresses
Fashion Forms Backless Strapless U Plunge Bra (Sizes A-D)
Support breasts with an underwire bra that can be worn with so many things. It has side boning for extra support and a removable strap for comfort, if you need it. One user said that the bra did a great job keeping everything in its place while she wore it.
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