How to Choose a Strapless Bra

by Dennis Walter on Dec 26, 2021

How to Choose a Strapless Bra

Firstly, Choose a bra that is one size smaller, one or two cups larger than the regular size.

For example, if you usually wear 36B, buy 36C or 34D for your strapless version. The bra strap should fit snugly, but not cut into your back. This makes up for the support that the shoulder strap cannot provide.

  • Don't be too small: straps that are too tight will usually slip to the smallest part of the waist.
  • Measure your waistband by yourself by wrapping a tape measure tightly under your bust. If it is an even number, add 4 inches (10.2 cm), if it is an odd number, add 5.
  • For example, 32 on the tape measure means that your strap size is 36, and 29 means you should wear 34.
  • Many stores such as Naivesy offer free bra try-on and measurement services. Even if you have measured it before, your bra size will often change, so please ask the locker room attendant if there is a suitable installer or call ahead to make an appointment.
  • Bandwidth is also very important. Bigger busts are heavier and benefit the most from wider bands.

Secondly, Check that the bra is snugly on the loosest hook.

Strapless bras must work harder than ordinary bras, so they are easier to stretch. If the new bra is comfortable at the maximum hook setting, you can tighten it to a lower setting because it loses its elasticity.

  • If you buy a bra that is most comfortable in the tightest position, it won't last that long. This is because once it lengthens, you cannot adjust it further.

Thirdly, Look for bras with sticky handles or silicone linings.

These sticky strips are usually arranged along the inside of the cup and the edge of the bra strap.  They provide more grip between your skin and your bra.

  • If you are allergic to silicone or have sensitive skin, do not use silicone handles.
  • You can use double-sided fashion tape to make your own adhesive lining. Put one or two strips on the inside of each cup to stick to your skin. After putting on the bra, press the cup tightly on the breast.

The Last Step, Try using a seamless tube top instead of molded cups for more comfort.

The tube tops are made of elastic nylon and feel more like sports bras. They fit flat on your chest, so they are usually not visible through your clothes. They also stay in place better than standard strapless bras.

  • You can get a beautiful lace tube top to show off under more revealing tops and dresses.
  • However, because there is no steel ring, seamless tube tops provide less support and separation than cups. If you have a large bust, you may feel that the comfort of the tube top is not high.


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