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The Best Bra Solutions for Every Type of Hard to Wear Dress

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Marie Mannino
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We all have a complicated relationship with bras. Especially when it comes to finding one that works with specific types of dresses. Going backless this summer? Or strapless for New Years? We’ve got you covered with our guide of go-to bras including strapless, wireless, push up, demi, convertible back, t-back, and even bodysuits, to make sure you look and feel your best in every dress.

What bra can I wear under a low cut dress?

Low cut dresses are a fun way to show off some extra cleavage. To keep your boobs covered without worrying about straps or the tops of your cups peeking through, a plunge or demi bra can get you that dip while giving you the support you need. Many demi and plunge bras also have removable pads to give you customizable cleavage and lift that works for you. So if you don’t like extra padding, problem solved.

We all want to feel supported and confident to dance the night away without any accidental reveals. If your neckline is too low cut for a traditional plunge style, you may want to try a combination of breast tape and nipple covers. Breast tape can be cut and modified to fit your body so it’s always a custom fit to your dress. Another trick we love if you have a larger cup size is to wear a bodysuit with a low scooping neckline. Plus this lets you sneak in some shapewear into any dressy outfit so you don’t spill out. So go ahead and get that low cut dress you’ve added to your cart. You deserve it!

Which type of bra is best for a backless dress?

You’ll want a bra that’s invisible in the back. Lots of bras have thicker straps or complicated designs that can be tough to wear with backless dresses. Depending on how low the back of your dress is cut, you might not be able to wear any style of back closure bra. Instead, we recommend an adhesive bra that gives you coverage and lift in the front so you can party in the back. If adhesive bras aren’t your thing, try nipple covers and boob tape so you can show off your back and still get the support you need.

How do you wear a sleeveless dress with a bra?

Nothing ruins a good sleeveless outfit like a rogue bra strap. Here’s what not to wear with traditional bra straps: anything strapless including dresses, halter tops, or too-thin straps like spaghetti straps. Lots of sleeveless tops have straps. So you don’t necessarily need to go with a strapless bra. Just make sure the straps on your bra go with your outfit. Hot tip: convertible bras are a lifesaver.

What kind of bra can I wear with a plunging neckline?

The right amount of cleavage makes any dress shine. For plunging necklines, we recommend a balconette or plunge bra. They’re lower cut in the cups and give your boobs a nice natural lift. Try on a few bras you love with your party dress to make sure the style is invisible and you’re good to go.

When it’s time to wear your favorite dress, you’ve got options. Just make sure the bra you’ve chosen fits you perfectly and makes you feel good. Getting that one-of-a-kind look is all about confidence and style. For more bra tips and tricks, give us a follow on Instagram and TikTok @ThirdLove and don’t forget to wear that dress!


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