What bra to wear with a Backless dress

Backless dress

The options

When something is this low you are left with either going braless or using a stick-on bra. If you have quite large breasts you will probably have trouble finding a stick-on bra that fits well. If you decide to go braless you can use nipple covers to get rid of high beams.

If you aren’t happy with the height of your breasts and want some lift you can use breast lift tape to achieve this. Taping your breasts is another way to create lift, you can even do a DIY version of breast lift tape.

Fashion tape can be useful to keep clothing in place if there is a risk of things popping out.

Unless you go completely au-natural there isn’t an option that doesn’t involve sticking something to yourself.

Note: A backless dress is lower than something that just has a low back, see low back for more options if that’s what you have.


Stick-on / adhesive bra

Silicone stick-on bra

The most common type of stick-on bra is made of silicone but there are ones that look almost the same as the silicone one pictured but are made of foam. You can also get fabric ones that look more like a normal strapless bra that has had the back cut off. They usually have adhesive on the side wings to hold them on. Most lingerie stores stock the silicone type,…

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Nipple covers

The top ones are silicone and reusable, the bottom ones are disposable. Photo source: Bye Bra
Photo source: Bye Bra

Nipple covers are also known as petals. They are used to hide the shape of nipples and give breasts a smooth line under clothing. They have adhesive on them to stay on and can be one-use disposable or washable and reusable. They are generally worn when you are unable to wear a bra but can also be worn with one if you need the extra coverage. Using a foam lined…

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Breast lift tape

Breast lift tape

Breast lift tape are specially shaped pieces of tape that are designed to lift your breasts when you are going braless. They go on the tops of your breasts and lift up instead of supporting from underneath. They’re useful for outfits where you wouldn’t be able to wear a normal bra but still want some support and lift. You can get them to fit a full range of sizes, so…

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Taping your breasts

Breast taping

There a few different reasons for taping your breasts, each will require a different method. Whichever you are doing read the tips and adhesive advice below, then scroll down to the section you need for more information. Possible reasons to tape your breasts: To lift and reduce movement when you can’t wear a bra. Taping to flatten your chest. Used by women who are dressing as a man, also sometimes…

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