What bra to wear with a Racerback

Racer back

The options

Obviously if you own a racerback bra that’s going to be the simplest and probably most comfortable. If you are going to wear racerback clothes often then getting one is a good idea. If you want versatility you can get one that has shoulder straps that can sit normally or hook together for a racerback.

If you don’t want to get a racerback bra you can use a racerback clip to pull the straps of a normal bra together in the back. If you are someone who has trouble finding bras that fit well this is a good option because you can use your existing bras.

Using a strapless bra will also work, but these aren’t usually as comfy as a bra with straps.


Racerback / T-back / Sport back bra

Sport back bra
Photo source: Victoria's Secret

This type of back is often used on sports bras as it quite secure. The straps won’t fall down and you have a wide range of movement through your shoulders. The other use is to wear with tops that have a racerback so the straps aren’t visible. The shape in the back can make a normal fastening impossible. For this reason they often do up at the front or are…

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Racerback clip / bra clips

Racer back clip

To make a normal bra into a bra with a racerback use a racerback clip. They’re cheap (usually under $10) and you can get them from most lingerie stores or online from Amazon. They usually come in black, white, tan or clear and come in a variety of different shapes. Mostly they are used to hide the straps for when you wear racerback tops but some people also wear them…

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Strapless bra

Strapless bra
Photo source: Bendon

Strapless bras often come as convertible bras with detachable straps or you can also get bandeau bras. For most cases I would recommend a classic style strapless bra like the one pictured, bandeau bras don’t have underwires to shape them so are tighter across the top of the bust and can cause bulging unless you have a perfect fit or small breasts. Tips for buying a strapless bra Getting the…

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