7 Tips For Wearing a Backless Dress with a Bra

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If you’re brave enough to wear a backless dress but aren’t sure how to do it, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! With these seven tips, you can rock your backless dress with confidence, no matter what the occasion may be. Plus, with this guide on how to wear a backless dress with a bra, you don’t even have to worry about your bra straps showing!

What Bra for Backless Dress?


Before we get into what bra to wear for backless dresses, it’s worth mentioning that even though you won’t be able to see your bra in a backless dress, you should still wear one. Yes, it’s true! There are many different types of bras and many women find them uncomfortable or constricting; however, wearing an improper bra can be downright dangerous if you’re wearing a backless dress. Whether you’re out dancing or at dinner with your significant other’s parents, it’s important to keep in mind that there are many different ways to make sure your bra doesn’t show through when you’re wearing a backless dress.

1) Pick the Right Undergarment


While you could wear backless dresses without support, it’s not always ideal. Since so much of your skin is exposed in a dress like these, choosing one that isn’t supportive or one that has an undesirable design can lead to other problems. You’ll also have an easier time walking and sitting if you wear backless dresses with bras. It also helps to consider your outfit choices for other events as well, since any dress designed to be worn with a bra will need to be paired with something else if you choose to wear it out after dark.

2) Choose the Right Cut


Before you make your purchase, it’s worth taking stock of what styles best suit your figure. A bra for a backless dress should be one that allows for plenty of coverage at all times—even when reaching or bending over. Often, you’ll see stretchy fabric and cross-straps helping to hold everything in place. That said, there are some bra styles (like plunge bras) that can make things tricky; these need to be worn carefully, making sure not to flash anything too much when moving around. Keep reading for even more tips on how to get dressed in a backless dress.

3) The Importance of Proper Posture

We spend so much time in front of our computers, tablets, and smartphones that it’s easy to get accustomed to slouching. But your spine is like any other muscle in your body—if you don’t use it, you lose it. And while that might be great for getting more comfortable at your desk, bad posture isn’t doing anything good for your appearance. The cure? Do some back exercises! Try these: Lie down on an exercise mat or soft carpeted surface (hard floors aren’t great for your spine). Place two tennis balls under each shoulder blade area and relax into a deep stretch.

4) Invest in a Good Bra

Many women don’t think of their bra as an essential part of their outfit—they might get dressed and realize they are missing a bra only after it’s too late. However, if you want to be sure that your outfit works without any wardrobe malfunctions, investing in a good bra is one of your best bets. A well-fitting bra will not only make you feel more comfortable but will also ensure that your clothes look more stylish. With these seven tips for wearing backless dresses with bras, you’ll know just what to do to keep everything in place!

5) Practice Yoga, Pilates, or Walk Regularly


Exercising can improve your posture, and back pain can sometimes be related to poor posture. You might not be in an ideal situation for wearing a bra if you want to wear a backless dress, but there are still some things you can do that will help your back feel better during and after wearing such dresses.

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First of all, make sure you’re doing exercises or activities that strengthen your core and increase your stamina—such as yoga, Pilates, or walking regularly. Keep in mind that exercise isn’t going to cure lower-back pain (it rarely does), but it will help prevent future pain by making it less likely that you’ll develop bad habits related to sitting incorrectly at work or slouching while at home on weekends.

6) Eat Right and Exercise


It’s not just about fitting into your dress—you want to look and feel good in it too. To achieve that, make sure you are eating right (which means cutting out excess calories) and exercising (at least 30 minutes of cardio each day). You can also try wearing a wireless bra underneath your dress for extra support. Just remember to keep breathing; if you hold your breath while sitting or dancing, you could get dizzy or faint. Consider picking up some Spanx for added help with keeping everything where it should be!

7) Get the Perfect Fit

If you don’t have an undergarment specifically designed for backless clothing, there are some adjustments you can make to ensure that your bra stays in place. First, ensure that your band size is correct. If your band feels too loose, use non-stretchy fabric tape (like gaffer’s tape) to help tighten it up and eliminate excess sagging. Then try wearing a front-clasping bra instead of one with hooks at the back; these tend to stay in place better since they do not rely on slipping over your shoulders for support and security.


Everyone wants to feel confident in their skin, especially on special occasions like weddings or prom. A backless dress can be incredibly flattering when worn correctly, but if you have never tried one before, there are specific challenges that you should consider before committing to wearing one in public. Luckily, there are plenty of tips and tricks to help you find success with your backless dress. Take a look at these seven tips to learn how to wear a backless dress with a bra. You will avoid embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions, but you’ll feel good knowing that your special occasion attire is both beautiful and functional!

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By Bisma Khan 

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