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what's the best strapless bra

Looking for the best bras to wear under your strapless dresses? We’ve got you covered.

We’re sharing our top picks for supportive strapless bras below.

A strapless bra with a pretty floral print

Charm Molded Balconette Bra

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Charm Molded Balconette Bra | Charm Bikini in Spring Print

The Charm Molded Balconette Bra is a versatile strapless bra that can be worn several different ways. The molded, balconette cups have a microfiber overlay for a smooth look under clothing. No need to worry about this style showing your tops or dresses – the seamless design will remain hidden for a virtually undetectable look. The stunning floral print, scalloped lace details on the center panel and band, a flirty keyhole cut-out at center front, and wide set adjustable and removable straps round out the bold design.

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Charm Molded Balconette Bra | Charm Bikini in Garden Print

A strapless bra with seamless, wireless cups

Deco Wire-Free Strapless Bra

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Deco Wire-Free Strapless Bra A15412 | Deco Hipster A1545 in Bare

Yes, supportive strapless bras without wire do exist! The Deco Wire-Free Strapless Bra is a supportive strapless bra with seamless cups. Similar to the Charm Molded Balconette Bra, the cups of the Deco Wire-Free Strapless Bra are also seamless and virtually detectable under clothing. Molded cups with soft padding lift the bust while the sexy faux lace-up center panel brings the attention front and center. This style can also be worn several different ways – regular, racerback, one shoulder, and halter – by moving the straps.

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Deco Wire-Free Strapless Bra A15412 | Deco Hipster A1545 in Black

Related: How To Wear A Strapless Bra


A strapless bra with delicate tone-on-tone lace details

Nouveau Strapless Bra

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Nouveau Strapless Bra A15312 | Nouveau Brazilian Thong A1534 in Nude

The design of the Nouveau Strapless Bra is reminiscent of the Charm Molded Balconette Bra, but with one key difference: the cups of the Nouveau Strapless Bra are decked out in scalloped lace, so this style won’t be seamless under t-shirts and fitted tops. It is, however, a beautiful bra to wear under strapless dresses and one-shoulder dresses. Molded demi cups lift, shape, and center the bust for a lifted and rounded silhouette. The microfiber band feels supportive yet comfortable enough for all-day wear. Pair it with the matching Hipster for a glam look!

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Nouveau Strapless Bra A15312 | Nouveau Brazilian Thong A1534 in Black

Final considerations

There are a lot of strapless bras out there to choose from, but these are our favorites for a supported and lifted look. Before buying a new strapless bra, be sure to get a bra fitting first so you get the right size and design for your breast shape. Some cup styles (underwire vs. no wire) and fabrications (seamless cups or lace cups) may work better than others for you, too.

If you’re full busted, opt for a wide, sturdy band lined in firm fabric such as power mesh for the most supportive fit. Though the majority of a bra’s support comes from its band, you’ll still be losing some support when you remove the straps, so be sure to keep this in mind when choosing a strapless bra. Depending on the bra’s fabrication and fit, you may want to choose a strapless bra in your sister size (one band size smaller and one cup size bigger) to get a snug fit in the band, which will be crucial in keeping the strapless bra from falling down.

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Charm Molded Balconette Bra | Charm Bikini in Garden Print

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Charm Molded Balconette Bra | Charm Bikini in Spring Print

We Highly Recommend

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!


Featured image lingerie:
Charm Molded Balconette Bra | Charm Bikini in Spring Print

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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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