Best Bras for Your Summer Dresses

By Diana on May 12th, 2011

Wearing dresses is one of the joys of summer but for some dress styles, finding the perfect bra to match is a daunting task. Whether it’s finding the perfect fitting strapless bra or figuring out how to wear a one-shoulder dress and still have support, a girl can go crazy trying to figure it all out. Luckily, you have us! Read on for the best bras for each dress and how you can effortlessly look red-carpet ready.

The One-Shoulder Dress


This trendy dress looks great on but only if you wear the proper bra. You may be wondering how it’s possibly to have your breasts symmetrical when your dress is anything but. Easily! With the help of a convertible bra, your breasts will look fabulous and you’ll avoid unsightly straps. Convertible bras have removable straps that can be worn in multiple ways. In the case of the one-shoulder dress, you’ll need one strap. Take the strap and put it over your shoulder. Instead of putting it on like a regular bra, put the strap on the opposite side so that it crosses over. Viola! You’re ready for your one-shoulder dress.

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Strapless Dress


Strapless dresses require strapless bras. That’s the easy part. The hard part is getting the right fit. In order for a strapless bra to fit properly and provide you with optimal support, the band must fit snuggly and the cup must envelope your breast. When buying a strapless, you should size down in the band and up in the cup. This will provide you with the most support to keep your girls up. But don’t go too much smaller, as a too-tight strapless can start sliding down, looking for the smallest part of your body.

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Backless Dresses


Backless dresses are beautiful and bring attention to the rear view. You wouldn’t want to ruin the sight with straps! Enter: the backless bra. The best backless solutions depend on your size. Small busted women can use backless adhesive bras. For example, the NuBra Seamless Adhesive Bra is two molded cups that clip together with two front clasps. Sizes range from A to E but the bigger your bust, the harder it will be to support without a band. Larger sizes need a longline such as the Elila Strapless Longline Bra. This fabulous bra has a low back, comes in three colors and runs up to a size 46H.

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Low-Plunge Dresses


Low-plunge dresses are always a sexy option and you’re guaranteed to show plenty of boobage. If you choose to do so, do it right! With the help of a low-plunge bra like the Fashion Forms Convertible U-Plunge, you create cleavage while still supporting your bust. This bra is also convertible, so it can be worn with a halter top, too.

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