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Style Secrets: Choosing the perfect lingerie for a backless or strapless dress

Backless ands strapless dresses are a stunning fashion choice, but they often present a dilemma when it comes to finding the right undergarments for support and coverage. Luckily, with the right techniques and bra options, you can confidently wear a these dresses without sacrificing comfort or style. In this blog post, we will explore various methods and bra alternatives that allow you to rock your dress while still feeling supported.

Adhesive Bra:

Adhesive bras are a popular choice for backless dresses as they provide support and coverage without visible shoulder or back straps.

  • Follow these steps to wear an adhesive bra:
    • Clean and dry your chest area to ensure proper adhesion.
    • Peel off the protective film from the adhesive cups.
    • Position the cups on your breasts, ensuring they are centered and aligned with your dress’s cut.
    • Gently press the cups onto your skin, starting from the bottom and working your way up.
    • Adjust and lift your breasts to achieve the desired shape and cleavage. f. Secure the front closure or clasps, if applicable, for additional support.
    • Remember to remove the adhesive bra slowly and carefully to avoid discomfort or skin irritation.
  • We provide a great range of adhesive bras in our shop. There are many options you can choose from depending on your preference. Remember to check if the adhesive is suitable for sensitive skin, if your skin is easy irritated. These bras are not for everyday wear, they are only for occasions in which you require a backless bra.

Convertible Bras with Clear Straps:

If you prefer the feel of traditional bras or need more support, consider using a convertible bra with clear straps.

  • Here’s how to wear one with a strapless dress:
    • Choose a bra with detachable or clear straps.
    • Put on the bra with the clear straps attached and adjust the straps to your desired length.
    • Slip into your dress, ensuring the bra’s band and straps remain hidden.
    • Adjust the bra and straps as needed to provide adequate support and a seamless look.
  • This a great option as many bra have detachable straps and sometimes you can convert your favorite bra into a strapless and backless dress depending on the style. Try some of the options from our shop, we provide various sizes of clear straps and bras with clear or removable straps. There are two options shown below, a 10 mm and a 15mm. Click the buttons below to choose which measurement you want.

Strapless Bra

These are a necessity to have in your wardrobe, as you can wear them with any thin strap, strapless or shoulderless garment.

  • How to wear a Strapless bra:
    • Put on the strapless bra and adjust the band to sit snugly around your ribcage.
    • Hook the bra at the back, ensuring it’s secure but not overly tight.
    • Adjust the cups to encase your breasts fully, offering lift and shaping.
  • Strapless bras may be harder to find if your cup size is larger than a D but we offer many options for all cup sizes, just click on the link below to browse the styles available, or have a look at the selected style shown below.

Low-Back Bras/Bodysuits:

These are bras that are only suitable for backless garments. They are specially designed to have a lower placed back band that accommodates any low back or backless dresses. This allows the bra to provide coverage and support while remaining discreet and hidden under clothing.

  • To wear a Low-Back Bra or Bodysuit:
    • Choose depending on your dress, Will it work with the dress? Will anything show underneath?
    • Adjust the garment to make sure it provides maximum support whilst being invisible under clothing.
    • Ensure it is comfortable and will not change position during movement.
    • Double check that there is no lines or bumps in the material and that it does not peek out from under the dress.
  • The backless or low back bras and bodysuits are super because they are often elasticated and therefore are very comfortable. They provide enough support and keep the desired shape. They are extremely easy to wear and put on due to the lack of complicated design. View the style below for a really handy bodysuit you can wear with any backless dress.

Nipple Covers:

Sometimes there is no bra option that suits the piece of clothing you want to wear. Wearing nipple covers is a simple and effective way to provide modesty and coverage under certain clothing items that may be tight fitting or revealing or when you prefer to go braless.

  • A guide on how to wear Nipple Covers:
    • Select a nipple cover that suits your skin tone, skin type/sensitivity, bust size and preference.
    • Read the manufacturer’s guidelines to make sure you adhere to the advice for customers.
    • Before applying, ensure your skin is clean and dry, with no lotion or oil on the surface.
    • Some nipple covers need to be warmed up before they can be applied to the skin. Hold them in your hands for a few seconds or use a hairdryer on a very low heat for a few seconds. Make sure you do not melt the covers!
    • Peel off the protective backing or film from the nipple covers position them carefully so they cover the whole area. Stretch or smooth the cover carefully to ensure the desired fit. Adjust if necessary.
    • Remove carefully so as not to pull or tear the skin of the breast.
    • After each use, clean the nipple covers according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Most nipple covers can be washed with mild soap and water, air-dried, and then stored in a clean, dry place. Proper cleaning and storage help maintain their adhesive properties for future use.
  • Nipple covers are intended for short-term wear and may not provide the same level of support as a bra. There are many available on our website that are designed to push up or boost the bust, just click the link below. Style Secrets: Choosing the perfect lingerie for a backless or strapless dress

Sew-in Cups:

For a custom solution, consider having sew-in cups added to your backless dress. This option is ideal for dresses with intricate designs or delicate fabrics. Seek the assistance of a professional tailor or seamstress who can expertly attach the cups to your dress, providing support and shaping that seamlessly integrates with the garment. Keep in mind this may be a little expensive depending on the individual cost.


Wearing a backless or strapless dress doesn’t mean you have to compromise on comfort or support. With the help of adhesive bras, convertible bras with clear straps, backless strapless bras, or sew-in cups, you can confidently rock your backless dress while feeling comfortable and well-supported. Experiment with different options and find the one that works best for you, allowing you to showcase your style and grace with ease.

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