This post will show you how to choose a bra that’s perfect for your backless dress. You will learn about the different bra options and tips on what to look for when you try on your bra so you can find the perfect one. In addition, it includes information about how bras with underwire and no underwire differ, as well as how to measure yourself and understand your band size and cup size.
1. Convertible Bra
A convertible bra offers you maximum coverage for low-cut backless dresses by closing behind your neck. These bras come in wired and non-wired styles. Wire ones have a wire lining. Non-wire bras are made with a foam lining but have no outer bra cup. All of the contour shapes of the bra work to cover your chest and back while leaving your back exposed at the sides.
2. The U Plunge Bra For A Low Back Design Dress
A U-shaped bra keeps half of your breasts in view with plunging cleavage. This style is best when the bra you are wearing doesn’t have too much support and is more of a wire-free, cutout, swimsuit-type bra.
3. Low Back Bra
A low back (or racerback) bra can be a choice for a low-cut dress. The low back design and foam cups of a racerback bra mean that most of your breast tissue is covered when wearing this style, as seen in the picture above. However, there is still a view of your breast from the side. This style will have the lowest band around your chest, usually with a molded cup to lift and separate your breasts.
4. Silicon Stick-On Bras
These bras have a smooth fabric and are available in several sizes. They attach to your chest with a stick of silicon, which is a form of glue that sticks to your skin. Silicon Stick-On Bras are perfect for low-cut backless dresses because they’re invisible under clothing. They fit similarly to the U or racerback styles but won’t have the molded shape of the cup, giving you more volume at your center. They stick to your chest without being too rough or uncomfortable.
5. Backless Adhesive Bras
Similar to the silicon stick-on bras, these adhesives attach to your skin in a similar fashion and without discomfort. These bras also come in various sizes and are invisible under clothing. They work equally well for low-cut backless dresses, and the adhesive gives you extra support without taking away from the look of your dress.
6. Longline Plunge Bras
Longline bras have a long stay along the torso to give you extra coverage while having a lower center of gravity. A longline bra is a good choice for backless dresses because there’s less of a risk that the dress will ride up or expose your chest if it feels too loose. In addition, the extra coverage of a longline bra helps keep your dress in place without detracting from the look or exposing too much skin.
7. Adhesive Breast Pasties
These bras have a sticky adhesive band that wraps around your chest and holds everything in place. They’re designed to be lightweight, but they’re not invisible under clothing. The adhesive is slightly visible through the mesh material; however, it’s not overly noticeable. There are various adhesive bras, including sports bras and bralette styles.
8. Breast Lift Tapes
Lift tape bras have a special elastic band that wraps around the chest and lifts your breasts. This style is most appropriate for low-cut backless dresses that expose the top of your breasts in some way. The lift makes sure that your dress does not ride up or expose too much skin.
9. A Sticky Bra
Sticky bra style is sticky in the center and worn over the skin like a patch. It’s usually worn on your chest but is also available for the lower back. These bras have a sticky adhesive in the middle that will stick to almost any surface while keeping you covered. However, they are not invisible under clothing, so keep this in mind when choosing your undergarments.
10. A Strapless Bra
Strapless bras keep your dress in place on top and work for low-cut backless dresses. These bras are made with foam cups that fit snugly to prevent any extra skin from coming into view. They also come with a silicone lining that sticks to the body, as seen above, helping to keep the breasts from moving. Strapless bras are available in many strap designs and cup shapes, so you should find one that works for your dress style.
This bodysuit style gives a lot of support to the breasts, and it comes in different styles. The wired ones have padding and are more lingerie-type. Non-wired, non-padded ones are thin, and you can wear them under low-back dresses.
Bustier bra design is more versatile than the U-shaped one. It leaves a little of the bottom of your breasts exposed, or it can cover your entire breasts and give you more support. This bra could be with a loose neckline or a deep V-neck. You can wear it with the slits and the halter neck style.
13. Bra Converters
These are bras that you can wear both under and over your clothes. Bra converters style has a wide range of support, from light to firm and padded to non-wired bras. You can buy the ones that can flex with you, like the compacters, or the ones that are made for sports.
14. Racerback Bras
This bra works well for t-shirts and tunics. This design closes on top of your shoulders and gives you an easy fit. It’s padded in the front and has a high back. The bras may be non-wired or wired. If you want to wear a low-cut dress with racerback, choose a non-wired bra with less support.
15. Plunge Bra
Plunge bra style looks great with a low-cut dress. It has no wires and wide-set straps that sit forward on the shoulders, giving you maximum cleavage. The back of this bra is low enough to be worn with a deeply scooped neckline and open-back designs.
16. Boob Tape Bra
Boob tape bra is a solution for women with backless dresses that show their nipples. It is made with invisible double-sided tape that you can stick to your breasts. The tape helps keep everything in place.
17. Stick-On Bra Cups
This kind of backless dress stick-on cra cups works well if you’re wearing loose clothing. You can wear this design with a low-cut neckline or a very deep V-neck. The cups are placed directly on your breasts without padding and with no wires.
18. Ordinary Bra
You don’t see a lot of bra styles specifically made for backless dresses, so it’s best to stick to the bras you already know and love is ordinary bra. A good push-up or underwire bra will offer you the support you need. The most important thing is to ensure that it’s the right size and that the band around your torso is snug.
19. Low-Cut Corset
Corsets usually have bones on the sides and in the middle of your back. If you wear a low-cut dress, go for a corset with lower boning. This way, you’ll get the support and lift you need from your bra without any extra fabric cutting into your back.
20. A Strapless Longline Bra With A Low Back
This is a backless dress that works well with a strapless bra. This kind of bra features a longline design with hooks that go all the way through the bra. The back of the bra is low and fits like a corset.
21. Reusable Silicone Pasties
This is a reusable and washable silicone pasty that SiliShine makes. It’s an adhesive that you can use to cover your nipples. It is reusable, so it can be used over and over again. Even if you have an odd-shaped nipple, this adhesive can still work. It’s also great for breastfeeding mothers.
22. Low-Back Bra Strap Converter
When a dress is low-back, it features a back band that you would use the straps with most of the time. However, sometimes some dresses require you to use a bra with no back band. This converter is designed to convert your favorite bra into a low-back style by draping under your dress and fastening on the other side. It comes in multiple colors, including nude and black.
23. Clear-Back Bra
If your bra doesn’t have a back, this clear-back bra is perfect for you. It’s designed with clear straps so you can wear your favorite backless dress without having to worry about where to put your bra straps.
24. Clear Straps
Want a bra that’s even more low-cut? This one features a clear strap and back. It’s perfect for those low-cut backless dresses with plunging cleavage. This is a perfect option for when you’re in the mood to wear a backless dress and have no plans on wearing a bra with straps.
25. Bralettes Bra
A bralette bra is a perfect option for low-cut dresses. It’s designed to feature two cups, making it ideal for wearing low-cut dresses without a back band. This is a great alternative to those bras that have underwire that you can’t even wear with your favorite low-cut dress!
5 Tips For Choosing The Right Bra To Wear With A Backless Dress
No matter what bra you wear, if it feels uncomfortable or too tight, it will turn out to be a bad choice. It is important to choose a comfy bra and doesn’t hurt your back. The bra should be snug enough but not too tight.
When choosing the right bra, it is also important to check the support needed for the dress you’re wearing. Bras with underwire will offer better support compared to those without underwires. You should be able to sit and stand without the bra digging into your rib cage or hips.
3. Adjustable straps/no straps
If you’re wearing a backless dress, you do not want your straps falling during the day because it is distracting. Having adjustable straps that can be adjusted is a good way to make sure they stay in place. The same applies if you are going to wear a strapless bra.
4. Wide-set straps
If you wear a strapless bra with a backless dress, you must also have wide-set straps because it does not show your bra straplines. A good way to check for this is to lift your arms and see if you can see the straps.
5. Bras with Underwire
Underwire bras help create a natural-looking cleavage and lift your breast, which is perfect for wearing a low-cut dress. When wearing an underwired bra will help you have good posture to avoid the underwiring digging into your skin.
What size should I get?
If your backless dress has normal straps, you should get your band size. If the straps are very long, then try on some smaller sizes. If your dress has short straps, then try on some larger ones.
Can I wear a strapless bra?
Yes, you can wear a strapless bra. The ideal one is one with padded cups and a smooth elastic band. 1. Metal: metal on metal to prevent the fabric slipping; it’s very comfortable 2. Supportive: supportive so you don’t have to wear something so tight then it shows through your backless dress 3. Fit: a bra that fits your shape so it doesn’t ride up or dig into your skin.
What color of the dress to wear with a black lace bra?
If you want to wear a black lace bra, try on some less colorful backless dresses. The reason is that the black will look like a patch of dark skin unless it’s very long in the front of the bra shows through.
What color of the dress is to wear with a nude bra?
To look beautiful and elegant in a black backless dress, you can wear one with a nude bra. In this situation, you should try on some other colors, such as nude or beige, before your final decision.
How to find the right size?
A backless dress is not the same as a bra. The bra band should not be tight enough to pinch your back, but it can’t be too loose, or it will slip down. If you have tried one on and it is too loose, try a smaller size. If it’s still too tight, then try a larger size. Your band size refers to how big your bra should be, and your cup size refers to how small. Most bras come in sizes like 30C, 32D, etc.