Most of my summers I spend in California and wear loads of backless dresses and tops. I especially adore my pitch black low-cut open back dress that fits my body perfectly and looks even more subtly seductive with glaring diamond earrings I wear on my most anticipated occasions. Thankfully my backless bra gives the necessary support and stays unnoticed by others’ eyes. To those yet not familiar with commotion that comes when you are looking for that perfect bra that suits your backless dress it might not seem like a big deal but trust me, you do not want to realize that you have no bra to wear when it is 2 hours until the party. Weather its your favorite halter dress or just a daily strapless top, I have selected my favorite choices for most occasions, so even if you still might need slight individual adjustments, these tips will cover most of the trouble of choosing the correct bra for this weekend.
Let’s find out what a backless bra actually is
A backless bra is considered a bra without band on the back or having it low so that it’s not visible when wearing backless clothing. In other words — it’s a bra for a backless dress or a top. These bras use a band wrapping around your stomach while chest is provided with a support and that is just what we are looking for when wearing clothes that expose our back. Nevertheless it will fit just like any other bra.
When considering a backless bra with large size breasts the biggest problem is usually a lack of support. So while wearing any conventional bra it is no secret that all the support actually comes from the band and same thing applies to any backless bra, that’s why in case of double D’s I suggest backless bra converters that I will talk about later on. While it may seem counter intuitive and for normal bras wider band always means better support because – physics, with bra converters it is a whole different story, it doesn’t matter at all. When bra is converted to a backless bra using the straps, the force distribution that comes from all the heavy weight of breasts gets distributed more evenly throughout whole back providing both better support and more comfort, while allowing the option to wear pretty much any backless dress you desire, and this means you can even wear super cute and lace lingerie bras with no complications. That’s why I just love converter straps.
6 Backless bra types
NuBra Airy Bra
The Natural Plunge Bra
La Perla Invisible Strapless Convertible Bra
Reusable Silicone Nipple Cover Pasties
Les Coquines Anastasia Halter Bra
Low Back Bra Converter
As you look for the right bra you will notice plenty of different types. Varying in shapes and structures but regardless of that there is a fine solution, a generic low back bra converter, that in order to achieve desired result extends the straps allowing to apply the bra without revealing it across your upper back.
How to wear it?
When all else fails, taping can come as an emergency backup solution. It is simple yet effective though very temporary option for a backless bra substitute. I will list some tips and practical application on how to get it done. I have done taping three times in my bra wearing journey and every time it saved me from a disaster.
There are multiple reasons for why you would want to tape your breasts so I will list most common ones:
- Lifting breasts to reduce movement, it is very common for active event such as if you are dancing or involving in some sport activities.
- In conditions when you can not wear a bra or you are wearing very thin, transparent clothing that would not allow for a bra under it.
- To increase a cleavage in cases you need to emphasize it in case of a special date or even when you are wearing a themed costume.
When choosing the tape I would recommend only 3 viable options. Best one is definitely surgical tape on condition that it is flexible and allows for skin to retain its natural fluidity. Sports strapping tape works just as good, in fact even better if you have larger breasts since it is a little more solid but still flexible enough to not restrict skin from oxygen and blood flow (to buy click on a link here). Very least one is a conventional duct tape and it will probably be the longest lasting choice but be careful when applying it too tight as you may induce swelling and harm your skin, also be cautious when removing the tape as may hurt or even cause bleeding to your skin.