So you have a few backless dresses in your closet that you’ve never worn before, all because you don’t know how to wear them seamlessly with a bra. That’s ok! Not everyone has keenness in dressing up, much less mixing and matching clothes and the required undergarments. But those low-back dresses don’t need to hide forever. With these tips on how to wear a low back dress with a bra, you’ll find it only takes a few simple tweaking, and you’ll look perfect in those bareback outfits.
There are two ways to go around this wardrobe trouble. You can either perform simple bra-wearing hacks using your old bra or look for custom-made bras designed for low back and backless dresses. For more tips, read on.
Bra-wearing Hacks for Low-back Dresses
After looking into your closet, you realized you’ve no undergarments for backless dresses. Instead, you have convertibles, bra cups, and ordinary bras. Don’t just give up yet. Here’s how to wear a low back dress with a bra using the old brassieres in your closet and a bit of stitching.
Use Bra Strap Extender
Who needs to buy a custom backless bra when a bra strap extender, also called converter, is all you need to hide those back straps. For just around two bucks, you can get this item and use it with an old bra in a backless dress without fuzz. Here are simple tips on how to wear a low back dress with a bra using a strap extender:
- Link the right end of the strap extender to your bra’s strap.
- Cross the band towards the back and around the waist, as low as you can.
- Hook the opposite end of the extender to the other end of your bra strap.
- Adjust the extended straps as lower as possible or until the straps are no longer seen at your back. Bra strap converters usually pull original straps up to 10 cm lower.
DIY Bra Strap Extender
If you don’t have an extender on hand and you’re about to party, you can easily make your bra strap extender with these super easy ways. All you need is an elastic, a basic sewing kit, and a hook and eye. Here’s how to pull off this simple DIY bra strap extender.
- Use a tape measure and identify your bra size around your rib cage.
- Spread the measuring tape on a table. Run the elastic parallel to the tape, stretch it a bit until it reaches your measurement, say 34 or 35 inches.
- Ready your hook and eye. Sew the hook at one end of the elastic, and the eye at the opposite end. Ensure they’re sewn facing the appropriate sides so that the hook attaches to the eye correctly when you loop the elastic around. Don’t have a hook and eye? You can cut off hooks from an old, unused bra!
Use Bra Cups
Some dresses are just too low at the back that even bra extenders won’t work. You can use bra cups as an alternative. But before attaching them permanently, try fitting it first as it may not work for women with bigger cup sizes. If it works on you, you can use old bra cups for this project. Sew them onto your dress. But, if you aren’t too comfortable with sewing, you can use a little help from a dressmaker. Wear those bareback dresses confidently with the use of bra cups!
Customized Bras for Low-back Dresses
If you aren’t fond of DIYs and want to go the easy way, know that custom-made bras are specially designed for low-back dresses. Here’s how to wear a low back dress with a bra using customized undergarments.
Clear Back Bra
A clear back bra is an ordinary bra with transparent non-elastic straps. This makes a perfect bra for low back and backless clothing because the plastic is so thin it is barely noticeable on your skin. The straps are also not joined at the back but on the side to not show the hooks. It’s another solution to your bra concerns when wearing back-revealing outfits.
For low back dresses, a multi-way bra may work fine. The straps of this bra are detachable and can be configured in various ways to adapt to the clothing style and hide those straps. However, this may not work for dresses with ultra-low back as the straps may still show.
Stick on Bra
If you want to go all out with baring your back and no bra seems to work, the stick on bra may be the best option for you. Stick on bras are strapless and backless, so don’t have to worry about the straps showing as you start to move. Also, they provide support to fuller busts and stick really well for a tighter hold. They also come with an option to attach colorless sticky straps that go on the side for extra support.
Now you have all the support you need if and when you’re ready to strut around with your bareback dresses. Put all your insecurities of thinking about wardrobe malfunctions to rest with these tips we’ve laid specially for you. Get the perfect bust support while ensuring discreetness with this guide on how to wear a low back dress with a bra. Now you can walk confidently anywhere while on your low back and backless clothing. Know more about intimate wear tips.