Every woman knows that a great strapless bra is an absolute essential for her intimates wardrobe. It will definitely take a little detective work to find your perfect strapless bra. Go to the store alone when you have time and patience to do a good try-on. If that will never happen, place an order online for a few to try on at home when you have alone time. Put each bra on and do a good dance around the room or fitting room to make sure the bra will stay up, feels comfortable and isn’t digging in. Don’t be afraid to spend a little money here. There’s nothing worse than watching someone in a gorgeous dress futzing around with her bra all night. Buy a good strapless bra and it will pay you back for years to come.
Tips to buying a good strapless bra:
1- Buy the right band size- It is very important that the band is fitted, since this is really your only means of support (you can’t depend on support from shoulder straps). Choose a longline style if you need extra support below the breast.
2- Choose the right cup size and coverage- Choose the proper cup size so that you aren’t bulging over the bra. Do you need full cup, demi, or push-up? Do you need extra smoothing on the wings or back? Choose accordingly.
3- Match the bra to the outfit you need- Do you usually wear dresses that are plunging, backless, or one-shoulder? Select a bra to match or choose a convertible that will work in all cases.
4- Color- Buy black if you always wear black, but if not, buy nude. Try to find a bra to match your skin tone even if you are darker than most brands’ standard nude (see MySkins below).
Choosing the best bra:
Strapless bras for large busts: For DD and above I suggest brands that specialize in large-bust bras. The entire construction is customized for large busts, making them more supportive and functional.
Fantasie Smoothing Strapless Bra (D-G cup, featured above)
Panache Evie Strapless Bra (E-H cup)
Va Bien Ultra-Lift Strapless Convertible Bra (C-I cup)
Strapless bras for average size:
Donna Karan Intimates Luxe Strapless Underwire Bra (B-DD cup)
Simone Perele Aura (A-E cup)
MySkins Convertible Bra (A-D cup in 20 skin tones)
Strapless bras for small/average busts:
Felina Bra of the Year Strapless Bra (A-D cup)
Calvin Klein Level 2 Perfectly Fit (A-D cup)
Victoria’s Secret BioFit (A-DD cup)
Best backless or adhesive bra:
Sassybax Very Bare Backless (A-D cup)
Pure Style Girlfriends Push-Up Perks (A-C cup)
Image provided by Fantasie.
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