With some styles–such as your wedding dress or that cute summer tank top–you simply can’t look great with your bra straps showing. Strapless bras provide support without appearing unsightly. The traditional strapless bra is either a band with well-formed cups that goes around the bust or is a corset-like get-up with heavy boning that simply isn’t comfortable. The new ones are a different story.
An adhesive bra is just as the name implies–it sticks on. One version of this style of strapless bra features full cups that you stick to your breasts while other versions are simply shaped stickers. These work best with women who have small breasts, as they don’t provide much support for those with larger breasts.
A convertible bra has removable straps that you can arrange in multiple ways. For example, you could simply remove the straps if you are wearing a halter top, but you can also position the straps to follow the line of a garment that wouldn’t allow the traditional bra shape.
A tube bra–sometimes called a bandeau–is a stretchy band of fabric that wraps around your chest. It may flatten your chest, but some versions of this bra do have underwires, which can counter that effect. This style is a relatively safe option for plus-size women.
Push-up strapless bras are structured to make the most of what you have. They do not provide as much breast coverage as some of the more traditional styles of strapless bras, which are designed to hold your breasts in place. Push-up bras typically feature additional padding on the sides and bottom, which push your breasts up.
Torso-Trimming Strapless Bra
A torso-trimming bra covers your full torso and features a stretchy fabric that will help hold in all your wobbly bits. The bra section of it usually has underwires. It is tight enough that you won’t feel worried that your breasts might pop out, a common concern with more traditional styles of strapless bras, especially if you are a plus-size or have large breasts.
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