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what bra do you wear with high neck tops

You’ve tried on all your bras (plus an adhesive bra and even going without one), but nothing feels right. You’re not sure if you can work with the bras you have or if you’ll need to buy a new one for your outfit. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

In this series, we’re tackling your lingerie questions and sharing the best bras to wear for every occasion.

Next up: bras that provide the perfect amount of lift. If you’ve ever wondered “What bra do you wear with high neck tops?”, this guide is for you. We’re sharing the best bras to wear under high neck tops and dresses.

Here are our favorites:

Best Strapless Bra for High Necklines

Jeanie Strapless Contour Bra

how to wear a bra with a high neck top

Jeanie Strapless Contour Bra and Hipster in Black

Strapless bras are the perfect match for a high neck top. With summer coming up, you’ll be seeing a lot of sleeveless high neck tops in stores. When you’re wearing a cute top and want to show off your shoulders, nothing ruins the design more than your bra straps showing. Fortunately, when you wear a strapless bra you don’t have to worry about that.

There are plenty of lacy strapless bras and bandeaus out there, but you’ll probably get the most wear out of a molded strapless bra with seamless cups. This style will shape and support your bust while remaining virtually undetectable under clothing. Add in a wide, supportive band with side boning to keep the place in place and you’re good to go. Our top pick? The Jeanie Strapless Contour Bra, which checks off all the above boxes + a few more.

Best Longline Bustier for High Necklines

Elissa Longline Bustier

what bra to wear with high neck top

Elissa Longline Bustier and Bikini in Black

Are you wearing a high neck top in a sheer fabric? Why not make your lingerie part of your outfit. Lingerie as outerwear has solidified its place in fashion – and we love a good bustier or longline bra under a sheer top for a little vintage-inspired flair. Bustiers and longline bras typically extend to the high waist or hips. Many of these styles feature the same firm, high-quality fabrics found in shapewear – making them a more comfortable alternative to corsets and shapewear, too.

If you’re looking for a supportive bustier that will shape your bust and contour your curves, you’ll love the Elissa Longline Bustier. This stunning style features all-over microfiber for a smooth fit, seamless strapless molded cups, boning to contour your waist, tummy, and hips, and beautiful lace accents. A phenomenal choice for fashionistas and brides-to-be, the Elissa Longline Bustier is one of our top picks.

If the Elissa Longline Bustier is too long in the torso for you, check out the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra. You may not be able to wear this style under high neck tops (unless you tuck the straps in and use fashion tape), but it works under sheer tops and on its own as a top too.

Best Padded High Neck Bra

Evoke Padded High Neck Bra

what type of bra to wear with high neck tops

Evoke Padded High Neck Bra and Bikini in Ivory (from our sister line MOD By Parfait!)

Of course, the most obvious answer would be to wear a high neck bra under a high neck top, right? Not always – it really depends on the cut and fabric of your high neck top. If the bra doesn’t line up with the neckline (and it shows underneath), you may be better off with a strapless bra instead. Speaking of strapless bras, if you’re struggling with finding a supportive strapless bra check out our guide here. Though you might not wear it every day, a strapless bra is an important component of any lingerie wardrobe. You’d be surprised how many outfits you can wear a strapless bra with!

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!


Which bra would you wear under a high neck top or dress? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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