Sometimes your shoulders need a break from acting as the sole support for your chest, which is when the best halter bras come in handy. While a strapless bra offers
similar shoulder relief, adding in a halter strap provides way more support to lift and relieve pressure from your torso. The additional strap can also help keep your bra in place by preventing slipping and sliding. Of course, this is only helpful if you pick the right bra for your needs, so make sure you consider what sizing will work for you, whether you need a plus size halter bra or something a little less supportive. Also be sure to keep in mind what will feel comfortable to you, as well as whether there are any styles of bra that would work best with the clothing you plan to wear over them.
Halter strap bras tend to be sold as either a
bralette or an optional style for multiway bras with convertible straps — with obvious benefits to both. A delicate bralette often ditches uncomfortable wiring as well as provides a style-forward option that looks great layered under revealing tops. Alternatively, a bra that converts between styles is an easy way to not only include a halter style into your wardrobe but also, strapless and racerback styles. Of course, the greatest benefit of a halter style is the ability to keep pesky bra straps off your back, especially if you go with a backless halter bra. This allows for a greater range of clothing styles — especially with backless dresses and tops continuing to trend.
So if you want to switch up your styles, or simply need to give your shoulders a break, then check out this list of the best halter bras.
1 A Multiway Bra That’s Super Versatile
multiway bra comes with convertible straps, so you can wear it in halter, strapless, two-strap, and other styles. The padded cups and underwire provide moderate support, and there’s a hook-and-eye closure for easy on and off. The versatile bra comes in three colors: beige, white, and black. One positive review: “I looked extensively for a truly convertible bra that would work with one shoulder tops and dresses for a couple events I had recently. I didn’t have high hopes when I bought this bra given the low price, but it was PERFECT. It fits well and has so many [h]ook options to reconfigure the bra straps.” Available sizes: 32A — 42B Available colors: 3 2 A Comfy High Neck Halter Bra
Made with soft and stretchy rib-knit fabric, this
pull-on halter bralette is both comfy and stylish. The bra has a high neckline and criss-cross straps in the back, and the seamless design will provide light support that’s great for lounging and all-day wear. Color options include gray and blue. One positive review: “Comfy Highneck Halter [...] LOVE this product The back is a nice added feature. super easy to put on and take off. Great to put on when you come home from work.” Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large 2 Available colors: 3 This Lacy Bralette With A Hook-&-Eye Closure
lacy halter bralette is wire-free but also features a hook-and-eye closure so you can find the most comfortable fit. The soft halter strap and under-band are elasticized to provide hours of comfort, while the double-layer mesh-lined cups are breathable and offer light support. This bra comes in several versatile colors, including black, cream white, and gray, and you can also opt for two-packs in different color combinations. One positive review: “When you're a girl with big boobs and a smaller frame (I'm 5'4" and 34DDD for reference) it's hard to find bralette options that cover even 'just enough' of your breast as well as support and fit. This halter bralette manages to do all, coverage, support [...] and comfortable fit!” Available sizes: Small — X-Large & color combinations Available colors 9 : 4 A Halter Sports Bra With Removable Padding
Made from stretchy, moisture-wicking nylon and spandex, this
halter sports bra is a comfy and supportive option for workouts, lounging, and everyday wear. There’s an elastic band under the bust for additional support, and there are removable padded cups and adjustable straps for a customizable fit. The bra comes in seven colors, such as blue, gray, and white, and you can also purchase packs of three with multiple colors. One positive review: “Love this bra and very happy with the purchase. [...] I would recommend this bra to be worn for low impact workouts or biking. The material is thick, good quality and has adjustable straps. I ordered the blue as well after liking the gray.” Available sizes: Small — Large Plus & color combinations Available colors 9 : 5 This Pretty Bralette That Comes In Extended Sizes
lacy bralette features a racerback design and plunging neckline, creating an oh-so-pretty look that’s still super comfy. It’s made from soft and stretchy fabric with a smooth lining and flat elastics to give you light support without any wires digging in. Color options include black, white, and pink. One positive review: “This bralette is so cute! It’s supportive without making you feel like you’re in a real bra. I would buy this over and over again!” -Large Available sizes: X 3 — X Available colors: 3 6 A Strapless Bra With Convertible Straps Designed For Extra Support
Wacoal's Red Carpet
strapless bra is super structured with contoured cups designed to support fuller busts. The bra's three-hook closure and cushioned lower bottom provide maximum comfort, while convertible bra straps offer the flexibility to pick between halter, crisscross, and one-shoulder styles. The fabric used in the bra is both seamless and available in three different shades. Earning over 3,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, this bra is a go-to for anyone who wants support and freedom to show off their shoulders. One positive review: “It fit beautifully and felt good. It has convertible straps that are easily attached or unattached; great since I have a halter top and some exposed shoulder tops and dresses to wear [...] I'm so glad I ordered this bra. It's the most comfortable strapless I've every owned. Thanks Wacoal! (And Amazon for making it so easy to get!)” Available sizes: 30D — 44G Available colors: 4 7 This Chic Halter Bralette You Can Wear On Its Own
Featuring a ribbed medium-weight viscose knit that’s super chic, this
halter bralette is uniquely stylish. It features a pull-on design with a comfortably snug fit for light support. It’s cute enough to wear as a top, but functional enough to wear as a bralette, too. And it comes in a handful of different colors. One positive review: “I am so blown away by the comfort and fitting of this bralette!!! The material is super stretchy, so putting it on is no hassle. The material is also very firm, yet extremely lightweight while on, seriously, I felt like nothing was weighing me down or restricting my range of motion!This bralette can be worn for different occasions!!! It can be worn as a comfortable workout top, worn as a fancy top to a special event with dress pants, or worn casually anytime!” XX- Available sizes: 5 Small — X 6 Available colors: 8 A Convertible Strapless Bra With An Extra Wide Brand To Keep Cups In Place
strapless bra has an extra-wide band with four hook closures, underwire, silicone grips, and side boning that keep it in place. The bra is made from double-knit fabric with a lace front center and comes in three different colors, plus some mixed two- and three-packs. Each bra has detachable straps, allowing you to convert them into four different styles. One positive review: “Literally the best halter bra ever. It's so comfortable and doesn't slide down.” Available sizes: 34B — 44DD Available colors: 3 9 A High-Neck Halter With Peekaboo Detail
With a high halter neckline and peekaboo front, this
lacy bralette is a cute and comfy addition to your wardrobe. The wireless bra is lined with soft jersey for light support, and it has adjustable straps and a hook-and-eye closure so you can find the comfiest fit. It’s available in classic colors, like black and white, and also comes in bold neon yellow and bright red. One positive review: “Perfect bra for halter tops. Fits as described and super comfortable!” Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large 4 Available colors: 10 A Plunge Bra With Convertible Straps
Thanks to the plunge front and convertible straps, this
multiway bra is perfect for a variety of outfits. The bra has soft padding, molded cups, and an underwire for support and a slight lift. The straps are adjustable to halter, two-strap, low-back, and other styles, and there’s a hook-and-eye closure so you can find your best fit. Choose from classic colors such as white, beige, and black, or opt for a black and beige two-pack. One positive review: “Love this! Keeps my girls up really well. Love that it pushes in. I couldn't imagine wearing it as an every day bra, but definitely perfect for my halter dresses and whatnot. And cant beat the price!” Available sizes: 30A — 36D Available colors: 4
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This article was originally published on
Dec. 14, 2017