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I get this question all the time. I’ve never done a post like this I don’t think. The only thing that’s stopped me thus far is that bra shopping is difficult to write about because fit, style and brand is so reliant on personal preference and body type. Suggesting specific bras can be tricky—what may work for me may not work for you.
However, in the interest of trying to clear up the question of what bra to wear with what top/dress/etc, I’ll try and give a few suggestions of style. You’ll definitely want to do your own research from there. Try several different brands of the same style and find what is most comfortable for you.
There are really only two options for a low-back or backless dress or top. You can say screw it and wear a possibly visible convertible bra or wear an adhesive bra or petals.
- Bare Necessities has a fairly comprehensive collection of adhesive/backless bras. I’ve worn one of these for wearing several of my backless dresses and it was comfortable for me and stayed in place well.
- If your dress has a plunging front, try an adhesive backless one similar to this.
- You can always try silicone gel petals too.
- If the top or dress just has a low-ish back, you may be able to get away with a convertible bra with a low back option.
SHEER TEE OR BLOUSE
- Wear a nude or black t-shirt or seamless bra if you don’t mind showing some skin.
- If you want more coverage while still maintaining some of the sheerness, try a long-line bra.
- Layer a light camisole underneath. To keep the look from getting too bulky, you can choose a cami with a shelf bra. Charlotte Russe has incredibly cheap shelf bra camis available. I like the ones from H&M’s basics section.
SHEER TANK OR SLEEVELESS TOP
- You can wear a nude strapless bra or bandeau bra.
- My favorite option are Aerie’s knit tube tops with built-in shelf bras. Here’s a similar option from Shopbop.
- For some racerback tanks or dresses (see top left), a multi-way bra with a racerback option can work.
- For racerbacks that are more bare or have thinner straps (top middle and right), a multi-way bra will still show. In that case, you can wear a bandeau bra in the same color for more coverage. Or, to keep the silhouette of the top intact, look for a standard strapless bra. Don’t forget to account for how low the sides and front of the top may go.
- A multi-way bra with a one strap conversion may work if your dress or top has a thicker shoulder strap.
- For dresses or tops with a thinner shoulder strap, you’ll probably need a strapless bra.
- If it also has a low back, look above at the tips for backless or low-back tops/dresses.
What about a sheer dress? You can’t just wear a nude bra and call it a day with your polka dot underwear hanging out there.
- A slip (whether with straps or strapless) in black or nude is a good wardrobe basic to have on hand. Wear whatever bra works best underneath. Strapless is probably a good bet.
- If you don’t want to worry about a bra under a traditional slip, invest in some shapewear instead. Spanx makes several options, including this full slip and this strapless slip.
Have I missed anything? If you still have a question, leave me a reply and I’ll update the post. I hope this helps!
Shopbop’s Ultimate Closet Spring Edition featured 10 looks based on 10 pieces, but most of the pieces are pricey and some sizes have sold out already. (The maxi dress, though, is on sale for $117 from $195.)
Here are 10 affordable alternatives:
- Express Braided Wedge Sandal, $27.93 (from $40)
- Swell Fedora, $29.50
- Forever 21 Scarf, $8.80
- Guess Ankle Skinny Pastel Jeans, $79
- Forever 21 Utility Vest, $34.80
- ASOS Maxi Dress, $41.56
- Nasty Gal Floral Skirt, $38
- Steve Madden Boots, $66.96 (from $99)
- AE Tie-Dye Chambray Shirt, $34.99 (from $45)
- Lucky Brand T-shirt, $39.99 (from $50) - Get an extra 25% off at checkout
Here are some ways to combine them:
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