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what bra to wear with backless dress

Your calendar is certain to be looking fuller and fuller as December approaches. Yes, the festive season is nearly here, which means that your weekends and evenings will be filled with social events. From wine and cheese based soirees to the work get-together, you’re certain to have no end of holiday plans already.

But wait just a minute, what are you going to wear? Finding that perfect holiday dress is one thing, but then you have to make sure that you have the right underwear for it. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s a quick guide to how you can find the ideal bra for most every frock.

Off-the-shoulder

bra for off shoulder dress

Sometimes referred to as ‘cold shoulder’ cuts (for more than obvious reasons), these dresses look wonderfully sophisticated, especially during the holiday season. If you’re looking to rock this look, though, you may well worry about getting the right bra to suit the dress itself. The main drawback is the fact that you just can’t go wearing a standard bra with straps, so what can you do?

Well, of course, the obvious solution is investing in a strapless bra. Still, you need to make sure that you get the right level of support here. Ensure that the bra you choose with a thick band and underwire. That way, you should find that you get the level of support you need. Alternately, you could also opt for a convertible bra and take the straps off!

Low-back

bra for low back dress

These dresses are particularly hard to find bras for since there’s little material to work with. However, if it has a Y-back or even just a little low-cut back area, you may be in luck. A Y-back adjustable bra could be the answer you’re looking for. This particular type of bra is ideal for many festive, holiday dresses, and so it’s very much worth investing in. One of the major challenges that many women face when it comes to getting bras to suit their dresses is finding one without too much heavy material on the back.

For a low back or backless dress, you may need something a little more fitting like a low back strapless bustier. These types of bras offer maximum support, while allowing you to wear backless clothing with sheer confidence.

V-neck or plunge

bra for plunge dress

Necklines can be tricky on dresses, especially if they are particularly low or ‘plunge’ downward. Should that be the case, you need to ensure that your bra suits the occasion. There’s nothing worse than the cups of your bra poking out or the straps being overly visible. Sometimes, when you choose a particularly special dress of this type, you need to go the extra mile and get a specific bra that suits it. After all, you really do want to look your best, right?

Of course, when it comes to low-cut dresses, the right bra is likely to be a plunge one. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that all of these bras will work with the cut of our dress. It may well be a case of trial and error. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. It’s likely that a moulded plunge bra, which dips down extra low will be the right fit here.


Related: The Girl’s Guide To Bra Styles


Racerback

how to wear racerback bra

Right now, the racerback dress is kind of a huge deal. It’s a chic, modern look that many women just can’t get enough of. However, there’s one major drawback when it comes to this style — traditional bras don’t seem to work too well with it. While it’s no major problem, wearing a standard bra of a t-shirt bra could make the dress look less than elegant. The fact of the matter is that you can often see the bra straps either side of the dress which looks a little unsightly.

Luckily, there’s an oh-so-simple solution for this very problem. All you need to do is get yourself a racerback bra that fits the cut of the dress. Since there are many different styles out there, you should have no problem finding the right one for you. It’s worth looking at the dimensions before you buy the bra to check that it’s right. Easy!

Bodycon

best undergarment for tight dresses

The holiday season is the perfect time to whip out your bodycon dress and get spruced up. While these fashionable pieces are gorgeous, they often run a little close to the skin. The last thing that you want is to be uncomfortable when you’re wearing your best clothes, and so you should take the time to think about what type of underwear you will need to wear. This is by no means a small decision, and so you shouldn’t take it lightly.

It may be worth investing in a contour bra with seamless cups for this piece of attire if that worries you. The bra will help to give you a more streamlined look, which is ideal. These types of lingerie could well give you the perfect silhouette when you’re wearing a stunning bodycon dress. Honestly, what could be better than that?

As the holiday party season approaches, you need to make sure that you’re prepared for most every occasion. So, with that in mind, it’s well worth planning ahead and ensuring that you have the right bras and underwear sets for the outfits that you plan to wear. There’s no sense leaving this until the very last minute so start planning now.


Related: Bra Shopping Guide: Tips For Buying New Bras


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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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