How Did She Do That?

By Linda The Bra Lady on November 1st, 2010

Ever see your favorite celebrity sporting a dress that defies all bra logic? You’re not alone. Thankfully we’re here to help you out. Read on to learn which bras work best with fashion’s hottest trends.

Jennifer Lopez in Robert Cavalli

Deep Plunge Dresses

Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to jaw-dropping, low-plunging necklines. From the infamous green Versace dress she wore to the 2000 Grammy’s to the Robert Cavalli couture gown she wore to the Benjamin Button premiere, her choices always make you ask “how do her boobs do that?!” The answer to that question is “easily.” As in you can easily accomplish the deep plunge look with the proper bra. Introducing the Fashion Forms Convertible U-Plunge Bra. This bra is great because it has an extra low bra band, enhances your cleavage and can be worn in three ways. It’s also a steal at $27. You don’t need J Lo money to look like a million bucks.

Blake Lively

Asymmetrical Dresses

The asymmetrical look is here to stay and stars like Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively and Anna Paquin are more than happy about that. Each star has been photographed in this trendy style and each has had fantastic looking boobs. But how? How do you have them both be on the same level without showing a bra strap? The answer, yet again, is “easily” – just wear a convertible bra. We recommend the Natori Sheer Scroll Convertible Plunge Bra. This bra has a low-cut neckline and removable straps that can be converted into a criss-cross, ideal for the asymmetrical dress. You can wear it with a plethora of other styles too so the $58 price tag is well worth it.

Gabourey Sidibe

Strapless Gowns for Plus Size Shapes

It is a common misconception that plus size women can’t wear strapless gowns because there are no bras to hold up the girls. Gabourey Sidibe, star of the hit film Precious, proved otherwise. Gabourey made waves when she showed up on numerous red carpets in strapless, form fitting gowns. Her statement to the world was she was proud of her body and wouldn’t let her size stop her from wearing glamorous gowns. To achieve a similar look, we recommend the Elila Strapless Longline Bra. This bra runs up to 46H and comes in black, nude and white. Not only is it pretty, it provides support in all of the right places.


Backless Gowns

Backless gowns are sexy and classy, so it’s no surprise this style is a hit on the red carpet. Celebs like Beyonce, Demi Moore and Taylor Swift have been photographed showing off their backs and looking great doing so. So what’s their secret bra? The Nu Bra, a Silicone Adhesive Bra. This bra has adhesive on the inside so it will stay on all night. It also has the added benefit of a center clasp that clips the two cups together for shape and cleavage. Win win.

You don’t have to be a celebrity to look great in fancy dresses. You just have to have the bra-ledge. So start avoiding fashion faux pas and get the proper bras for your dresses. Have a hard-to-wear dress that could you a little bit of bra magic? Let us know in the comments!