One of the most frequent complaints that women have about their bras, either strapless or strapped models, is that they don’t provide enough support. Although this is most certainly the case 80% of the time, there are great bras that are comfortable, look good, and do provide good support. We know because we’ve taken the time to do the research. And what we’ve found are the best strapless bras currently available. Bras that are miracles of modern engineering, and are designed to look good, too. Below are the 10 bras we like the most, and we’ve listed them so our readers can find the perfect one for their needs.
10. YBCG Push-Up Strapless Convertible Bra
One of the best things about this bra is that it can be used as a strapless model or normal model, or can be set up to be worn as a one-should or halter bra. It’s capable of being used these four ways because it has two convertible shoulder straps that a woman can configure according to their personal preferences. Another thing to like about this bra is that it’s made with an anti-slip belt design that helps to keep it from slipping and holds it firmly in place. Additional features found on this model include a demi-cup that helps provide the wearer’s breast with a nice shape and an underwire that provides additional lift.
9. Carole Martin Comfort Wireless Bra
This wire-free bra is made of a blend of 82% nylon and 18% spandex, so it’s comfortable to wear and provides the support a woman needs as she goes about her day. Its multi-directional stretch fabric is capable of accommodating breasts in several different sizes and is suitable for wearers with B through D cup sizes. It can be bought in several different sizes from a size 34 through a size 44. Available in either beige, white or black, these bras can be worn for just about any occasion or any time of the year. All of these features ensure that these bras meet consumers expectations more often than not.
8. Maidenform Women’s Custom-Lift Bra
Made with an expertly blended combination of nylon, spandex and microfiber material, these strapless bras are not only some of the most comfortable bras around, but they’re also some of the most supportive. They feature a sweetheart-cut that has a wire casing and a back closure that’s easily clasped using its hook-and-eye closure. It’s also lined with foam for additional support and comfort as well. Other features that can be found on this bra include silicone elastics that help prevent it from slipping during wear, removable straps, and a unique design that optimizes support. It’s the kind of bra a person can dream about wearing.
7. Calvin Klein Seductive Comfort Multiway Bra
If there’s one thing that this bra provides to the wearer it’s options. That’s because this bra is designed in a way that allows it to be customized according to the wearer’s preferences. It most certainly can be worn as a strapless bra, but it can also be worn as a regular bra, as a one-shoulder bra, or as a cross-back bra. It’s made with customized lift cups that provide additional support, a hook and eye closure that’s easy to unclasp, and it’s made from a blend of 78.5% nylon and 21.5% Elastane. That means that it breathes and is flexible, but that it can also be easily hand-washed as needed without fear of it falling apart.
6. HANSCA Women’s Convertible Multiway Bra
Manufactured using a combination of 85% nylon and 15% spandex, this bra not only has the elasticity a woman needs, but it’s also gentle on her skin as well. However, that’s not the only feature that sets this bra apart from some of its competitors. This strapless bra has several features that make it one of the best strapless models to wear. For example, it has a versatile design that allows it to be used as either a one-way bra, as a crisscross or as a strapless. It’s also equipped with a silicone gripper around the inner cup that keeps the woman’s breast securely in place, and it has a contoured design that makes it almost invisible underneath clothing.
5. Wingslove Women’s Full-Figure Strapless Bra
This bra is made from a combination of nylon and spandex that allows it to provide the wearer with full support, and do it while allowing their skin to breathe. Its fabric also allows it to be hand-washed quite easily without having to worry about it coming apart in the sink. This strapless bra is made without any padding, but instead uses molded cups equipped with an underwire to give a natural look and to provide the woman with the support she needs. Other features found on this bra include the ability to be used in several different ways, a gently contoured shape, and a high-quality hook and eye closure on its back.
4. Vanity Fair Women’s Beauty-Back Bra
A common complaint about many strapless bras is that they simply don’t stay in place. They either bunch up or move down as the wearer goes about their day. Fortunately, this bra is designed to combat that very problem. It does it by using an underwire that’s coupled with a silicone lining that helps to hold the bra against the skin and prevents it from moving down. And because it also has contoured padded cups, it’s comfortable while it’s providing this much-needed support. Another thing we liked about this bra was that it came with two optional straps that allowed the user to wear it traditionally or as a halter-style bra if they so desired.
3. Meleneca Women’s Unlined Multiway Bra
Depending on the needs of the wearer, this bra can be worn as a traditional bra or as a strapless one, all thanks to its optional convertible straps. This allows a woman to wear it with just about anything or during just about any occasion. This bra is made using a combination of 81% nylon and 19% spandex, that allows it to be flexible but also makes it durable as well. It’s also equipped with a wide smoothing band that helps to make it look smooth underneath clothing. Other features found on this bra include a silicone gripper elastic for added support, a minimizing style that’s ideal for full-figured women, and the addition of an underwire for added support.
2. Wacoal Women’s Plus-Size Strapless
This bra is available in a variety of sizes that make it suitable for a lot of different women to wear it. It’s available in sizes from 30D to 44G, so plus-size women can find the exact size that they need for the best performance. Made from a combination of 91% nylon and 9% spandex, this bra is also durable and very comfortable to wear as well. The best thing about this bra, however, is that it’s designed for real women during real everyday activities. That means that it’s designed to stay in place and to remain close to the skin. It’s capable of doing this thanks to a contoured cup design, an underwire hidden stays.
1. Mitaloo Push-Up Backless Sticky Bra
Made of natural silicone, this sticky bra is designed to stay where it’s put and to provide the wearer with the support she needs. This silicone this bra is made from is designed to be hypoallergenic and to be suitable for anyone to wear, even women with sensitive skin issues. It’s manufactured in a way that allows it to push up a woman’s breast and to create the appearance of extra cleavage. Another key feature worth mentioning about this sticky bra is that it has a v-shape, that helps to increase the visual profile of the wearer’s breast. And it’s all of these features taken together that makes this bra one of the best strapless bras to be found anywhere.
Buying The Best Strapless Bra
Strapless bras are a great innovation for any woman who may occasionally need to wear a sleeveless dress or gown, but some women find it a real pain to buy one of them. Sometimes that’s because strapless bras can vary from one manufacturer to another and sometimes its because consumers don’t know how buying one of these bras is different from buying one that has straps. It’s our sincere hope that this article changes things so that all of our readers can purchase the best strapless bra that fulfills their needs and provides the support they need.
Step #1: Obtain, An Accurate Measurement
The natural first step in buying a great strapless bra is the bust size measurement. Without proper measurements, the consumer is never going to obtain the best bra that they can buy. That’s because these bras aren’t one size fits all bras, despite what some people seem to think. Another reason to do a fresh bust measurement is to make sure that your bra size is accurate. Far too many women measure their bust size once during their life and then never update that size. If it’s been six months or longer, then its absolutely vital that a woman takes a new bust measurement by using a flexible measuring tape and then following the steps below.
Get An Accurate Band Size
The first step in measuring for a new strapless bra is measuring for the band size. This is done by taking the flexible tape and going evenly around the ribs, just underneath the bust. The tape should cling close to the body, but it shouldn’t be too tight. With that measurement in hand, write in down on a piece of paper and then get ready to figure out your band size. If the measurement is odd, add five inches to the measurement, and if it’s even, add 4-inches to the measurement. For example, if the band size is 42-inches, then the band size will be 46-inches. On the other hand, if the measurement is 43-inches, then the band size is 48-inches. Now it’s time to begin an accurate cup size measurement.
Get An Accurate Cup Size
It’s also extremely important to get an accurate cup size if you’re going to buy the best strapless bra. The method for obtaining a proper cup size is close to the one to obtaining an accurate band size, but with a few key differences. Using the flexible measuring tape, wind it around the bust, but across the center of the nipples and not underneath the bust. After the measurement is taken, write it down on a piece of paper and round it up to the next whole level. That’s the bust measurement. Now, take the bust measurement and subtract the band size from it to determine the cup size. Every inch of difference between those two numbers indicates an increase in cup size. For example, if there’s a 1-inch difference between the bust and the band measurement, then it’s an A-cup. If there’s a 2-inch difference, then it’s a B-Cup and so on, and so on. A 6-inch difference between the band and bust size is a DDD-cup.
There Is A Difference Between Regular & Strapless Bras
For a person looking to find the correct size for a regular bra, then all they have to do is follow the above steps and they’re done. However, since this is a guide on strapless bras, then there’s going to be an extra step to ensure that the bra fits correctly. Most women are going to have to round down the bra’s band size and round up the cup size to get a strapless bra that fits well. Taking this simple step will ensure that the bra stays in place and is supportive.
The Next Step In Choosing A Strapless Bra
Now that we’ve found the right strapless bra size, we now have to consider what type of bra is wanted. Strapless bras come in several different styles, but the 3 most common styles are the ones that most consumers are going to want to concern themselves with. The three different types of strapless bras that we’re going to take a look at are silicone bras, bandeau bras, and full figure bras. Let’s examine each of these more closely.
Full Figure Strapless Bras
These bras are designed to provide additional support to women with fuller figures. Some of the features that can be found on these bras are stronger back clasps, elastic bands that are thicker and/or wider, and wire boning to provide and additional support structure.
Silicone Strapless Bras
Silicone strapless bras are designed to cling to the skin and that allows them to provide the support that women with normal bust sizes need. However, this bra might not be suitable for full-figured women who might need a little bit more support. It also isn’t suitable for women who might have silicone allergies.
Bandeau Strapless Bras
This type of bra is cupless, so it’s quite suitable for women with smaller breasts. It can easily be worn by women who are wearing up to a B-cup, but for women with larger bust sizes, it’s probably not going to be a suitable option.
Additional Tips For Ensuring A Great Strapless Bra Fit
Before the conclusion of this article, we would like to give our readers some additional tips that will allow them to get a better strapless bra fit. By keeping the following things in mind, the consumer will find that they will get a better fit with their bra.
- Don’t use moisturizer or powder while wearing a silicon strapless bra.
- Look for at least 3-clasps for a full-figure bra.
- Consider a longline strapless for added stability
- Fit the bra to the largest cup size and use a pad to fill in the other one.
- Properly maintain and store the bra to keep it in good shape.