There’s nothing better than when you’re browsing online and you spot a drop-dead gorgeous dress that you absolutely NEED to wear on your next night out. When suddenly, you notice the dress is backless and you’re stuck choosing between your bra showing or going braless.
TBF, neither of those would be the worse thing in the world but it ruins the look – you know? Plus, if you’re big-boobed, it’s a major no-no. So, to help a girl out, we’ve searched far and wide for the best backless bras that are affordable, comfortable and that you can wear with ANY outfit. Psst – don’t forget to check out this amaze backless bra hack, while you’re here.
Bra for open back dress
From stick-on to silicone, we’ve covered the backless bra ground extensively. So, whether you’re looking for the best bra to wear under a wedding dress, or the best backless, strapless push-up bra (what a mouthful), we’ve pulled them all together in one place. You’re so welcome.
There are options from trusty old M&S, as well as bargains from boohoo. There are even some you can have directly on your doorstep by tomorrow (thank God for next-day delivery.) And, of course, we’ve provided you with options for both small and larger busts. We got your back, or should we say your boobs ?
Wonderbra Ultimate Backless Push-Up Bra
Famed for its plunge bras, self-proclaimed Queens of Cleavage, Wonderbra, presents the perfect bra for low-back dresses. With a plunge neck and an extremely low back, this bra gives you everything you need for support and confidence for your low-back dress moment.
B-D cups available
Pros: Amazingly supportive for all breasts, large and small.
Cons: Reviewers recommend sizing down, trial and error ordering to find the PERFECT size for you.
One reviewer said: “Fits great and the back was low enough to wear with my low-back dresses and tops. The deep V plunge it also great; no bra was showing! True to size.”
Perfection Extra Boost Secret Winged Bra
If you don’t fancy going fully backless, this bra comes with a little invisible side support. It’s there for that extra bit of reassurance.
A-E cups available
Cons: Could have a larger range of sizes
One reviewer said: “I was panicking as my wedding dress felt like it didn’t fit properly at the top as my boobs didn’t fill the built in cups and felt unsecure. I bought this bra, the sizing guide was great as I am a B so as recommended, got the D. On the day I put it on by holding the cups in place and my bridesmaids pulled the sticky pads in place. It was perfect, made me feel so much better and my dress fit perfectly with this bra to give me the extra support. Felt comfortable, didn’t even feel like I had a bra on and It did not budge all day and would recommend to anyone with a backless dress to give you the feeling you are wearing a bra.”
Bralux Convertible Backless Bra
For something a little less structured, this wire-free invisible strapped bra has spaghetti straps that can be utilised in several different ways.
Pros: Comfortable, affordable, able to be worn with many different outfits.
Cons: Not suitable for larger-boobed ladies.
One reviewer said: “I really like this bra- it’s comfortable and the back is low enough to wear with most backless tops that tie in the back. It’s really comfortable and true to size. I tried the backless bras with the wings and the side stickers ripped and irritated my skin and the bra didn’t stay up. Wish I found this bra earlier. Ordering another colour.”
Spanx Women’s SYF Plunge Bodysuit
Ok so technically this isn’t a bra, but bear with us, because it’s a real game-changer. With a U-shaped front and totally backless, this bodysuit will help you feel put together and supported without any garish straps. You can even swap the nude straps for clear ones.
Pros: High-quality material, built to last, super soft.
Cons: Bigger-breasted gals might find the cups a bit small, and it’s an expensive option.
Our review: “I bought one of these for my wedding and I’m so glad I did. It gives you just the right amount of support but is comfortable and so so soft. I liked the lift it gave me and it’s really easy to go to the loo in, too. Bonus. It’s expensive, but it’s something you’ll only buy once, IMO.”
John Lewis & Partners U-Plunge Stick-On Bra
Designed with a U-shaped front with invisible adhesive side wings, providing extra reassurance and support, this bra from John Lewis comes complete with seamless moulded cups for a smooth finish. It comes in black or nude.
The bra should be wiped clean after each wear. It can be used up to 20 times when care instructions are followed correctly.
A-E cups available.
Pros: Multi-use for up to 20 times.
Cons: Could have a larger range of sizes.