Ahh, Summer. Tis the season for fruity drinks, diving head first into the ocean and, most of all, embracing the newest summer trends, which actually might leave you wondering what kind of bra to wear with all of the new cool shirts you've suddenly invested in.
This season, there are all sorts of new shirting styles that are suddenly en vogue. From crop tops to off-the-shoulder blouses to backless halters, this summer's looks are the best time of year for showing some skin and testing out odd shapes. The only problem, though (well, once you've figured out how to keep your tube top from slipping off) is figuring out how you're going to support your ladies. As someone who relies on the same boring nude bra all winter long, switching it up once summer roles around to fit my wardrobe's needs is a daunting, and seemingly expensive, task.
Luckily, there are all kinds of new bra styles to fit all of your summer style requirements. And the best part? They're surprisingly affordable, and some are even multifunctional. Take a look at every bra and top combination you'll need this season, for all the days when your boring old T-shirt bra just won't cut it.
1. For An Off-The-Shoulder Top...
... Try A Classic Strapless Bra
Struggling to find one that fits the right way? Check out these tips for how to make a strapless bra more comfortable.
2. For A Peek-A-Boo Top...
... Try A Cross-Front Bralette
Peek-A-Boo tops can be the most difficult to wear a bra with, because unless the two pieces are shaped exactly the same, you're bound to get a little strap-showing action. If a bralette won't work, try sticking pasties or nipple covers over your boobs instead.
3. For A Halter Top...
... Try A Halter Bra
The best part? This sexy, lacy bra can double as a top of its own. Wear it with a high waisted skirt and jean jacket during the day, or under a low-cut blazer at night.
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4. For A Backless Top...
... Try Some Sticky Boobs
Luckily, sticky-boobs aren't the creepy, silicone chicken cutlets that they used to be. To keep the adhesive on them working properly, clean the bra thoroughly with soap and water after every use
5. For A Plunging Neckline
... Try A Convertible Plunge Bra
Convertible bras are the absolute best, because really who doesn't love getting multiple looks for the price of one?! This Venus bra comes with removable straps in a variety of colors that work for halter tops, plunging necklines, and even some backless tops! Also worth noting: With super low-cut looks, a little bit of double-sided fashion tape can go a long way. Stick the widest part of the plunge to your skin to avoid slippage.
6. For A Tube Top...
...Try A Wide-Band Strapless Bralette
The wide band on this bra will keep it from moving around, and the smooth lines between the cup and band won't be visible underneath your shirt.
7. For A Low-Sided Top...
... Try A Pretty Bandeau
Showing off the sides of a lacy bra is a sexy yet demure way to add a pop of color and texture to your look.
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