It has always been a challenge to find a strapless bra that stays up. Since these are by far the most controversial of all bras out there some ladies hate them with passion while some couldn’t image their lives without them. By reading all the reviews and buying bras one by one I have come up with the list of best strapless bras for every size.
So far I have noticed a pattern with my friends – the more average the cup size the less problems they get, so girls with bigger breasts and ones who are smaller have the most problems. Why is that? I have to say it’s most likely that the straps are providing a fair amount of support for the breasts and once removed you truly lose the stability so there is that. At this point I have heard enough ranting about it and just have to start looking into what is wrong with our bras.
Strapless bra itself should not be considered a problematic item, it’s how you wear it and if you wear the right match. What happens a lot of time is infuriating complications when wearing a strapless bra. Stuff like “double boob” or lines of fat in the back may occur when bra is not correctly applied. There are reports of bra slipping down and exposing the nipples so that may result in some form of occasional twist when walking the street. Not that guys would mind but for the ladies it doesn’t seem that good of a deal. Another annoying issue is when the underwire of the bra starts to dig into the chest and may result in lot of irritation to the skin and cause bruising that will take weeks to heal.
Best Strapless Bra
Vanity Fair Women’s Beauty Back Strapless Full Figure Underwire Bra
Size range: 36C – 44DD
This bra takes time to pronounce its name. And it takes a while until you get enough of it. Perks of this bra are the internal silicone layer that allows it to stick on to your skin. Along with underwire and side boning this bra is destined to stay in place firmly. More suitable for large breasts.
Best Minimizer Strapless Bra
Lilyette by Bali Tailored Minimizer Bra
Size range: 34C–42DD
This bra is not only comfortable but provides an amazing performance as it has 2-ply minimizer feature with powerful band that prevents it from slipping. Combine it all with invisible side boning and you got an excellent strapless bra viable for almost any strapless dress. Comes in 2 colors, black and skin-like. Goes well with medium and large breasts.
Best Strapless Bra For Small Breasts
Calvin Klein Naked Glamour Strapless Push Up Bra
Size range: 32A–38C
This Calvin Kleins piece offers a smooth yet minimalist look. Comes in 3 colors and is perfect for small and medium size breasts. This bra has a multi-way and push-up feature. So you can wear this bra as a regular, racer-back, halter, low-back, halter and removable.
Best Corset Bra
Le Mystere Soire Convertible Bustier Bra
Size range: 32B–40F
This bra is 2 in one. It’s a convertible. And it’s a low back bra, it will be excellent for your low back dresses since it features ultra-low back with hook-and-eye closures. Perks of this bra include solid underwire for consistent firm hold and extra sized band for ultimate support. Available in 3 different colors and is best suited for medium and large breasts.
Best Longline Bra
Felina Essentials Longline Strapless Convertible Bra
Size range: 32B–38DD
Very delicate and smooth bra. Has excellent blending and invisibility. If you need to wear a silky dress or something that requires bra to be absent then this is the weapon of choice. Has no underwire for more natural shapes while maintaining good support from the widened band. Good for medium and large sized breasts and comes with 2 color options.
Best Adhesive Bra
NuBra Basic Feather Lite Bra
Cup size range: A–C
New technology of Nubra comes with a different and brave look. This bra is adhesive, and can be separated for multiple sized breasts. Easy to apply and perfect for minimalist dresses that reveal a lot of skin. Bra will be best suited for small and medium breasts.
Best Strapless Bra For Large Breasts
Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra
Size range: 30D–42DDD
Convertible bra with underwire and medium sized band. Has a great color variety. Such as nude, cappuccino, black gardenia and pecan. A lot of colors to choose from. Each color comes with compatible toned straps that can be removed at will. This bra is great if you are going on a special event and you dont have to think about adjusting your bra. Bra is best for large breasts.
Most Common Strapless Bra Problems And How To Deal With Them
No straps mean less support.
First and foremost you need to understand that strapless bra is not a regular bra and expecting it to have the same support is very ignorant. You need to do some preparations and have the right clothing that would act as extra support when you decide to go strapless. In other words – these bras have less support by default and are more prone to slipping down.
Your bra is reaching its existential limit.
It happens to all the things in universe. Like it or not but your strapless bra ages faster than your regular one. Mainly for its lack of upper support since not having straps leaves more work for your band. Strapless bras have a lifespan of about half a year, and up to a full round year if yours is of the best quality. So don’t stick to one bra for too long girls, maybe it is time to freshen up your wardrobe?
Generally if you want a strapless bra to stay up you go at least 1 size smaller band. But since it is not always the case, and you may end up disappointing yourself at the end, so to prevent it take a look at the reviews and read them through. Read the description carefuly. This can save you lot of money, and unnecessary rags in your mail.
Pay attention to the band. Go wider.
Don’t forget that without straps band is left as the only component that provides the support. Whenever you stand between a dilemma of 2 or more bras you like, go with the one with the widest band. Slipping down of your bra is inevitable if band loses its ability to hold your breasts.
Your breasts might be just too big.
If you have been blessed with a really large breast size consider that wearing a strapless bra might not ever be an option for you. In this case you will unfortunately depend on different solutions when attending an event where you need to go with exposed shoulders.
Wearing improper clothes.
If your bra just won’t stay in place or is constantly in need of readjustment it may be your clothes. Maybe you are wearing a dress that relies solely on the support of your breasts. So in this case you really need to think about supporting your clothes at the waist level rather than at the chest. And strapless bra that doesn’t slip will provide enough leverage for itself and dress if the waist support is adjusted correctly.