These 21 Strapless Bras Have the Best Reviews


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Looking for the best strapless bra for you? I can help with that. 

Does such a thing as the best strapless bra exist? I can't count the number of times I've sworn them off after spending an embarrassing evening hoisting them up. But when you want to wear your favourite off-the-shoulder dress, what are the options? Now, you could just go braless, but if you're not exactly small-chested, this can pose a problem, not to mention it can leave you with quite the backache. So thanks to the abundance of shoulder-baring tops, cami dresses and low-back options dropping in, I decided to go on a mission to find a decent strapless bra that fits well and stays put.


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To help me, and you, find the best strapless bras and ensure they fit properly, I spoke to lingerie expert Eloise Rigby, who owns The Pantry Underwear, which caters to cups from A to K. She gave me a few helpful rules to stick to.

1. Go for one back size smaller than usual.

Without shoulder straps, cups are only supported by the back strap, so this needs enough pull to keep the cups in place. To compensate, you'll (probably) need to go up a cup size.

2. Start on the loosest set of hooks.

This will ensure the longest life for the bra, and you can move inwards as the back strap stretches.


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Nicole Ocran wears a strapless bra from Fantasie.

3. To check if a size works, pop an arm behind your back, and use your thumb to pull the strap outwards.

You should be able to pull it back only half an inch with resistance for a strapless bra.

4. You also want to make sure the cups aren't gaping at the top of the breast.

And depending on the style of the central section of the bra, the wires that meet in the middle should be sitting flat.


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Ready to shop strapless bras? Keep scrolling for the ones I've found with the best reviews. 


Next Up: 16 Seamless Bras That Are So Comfy You'll Forget You're Wearing Them. 

This post was published at an earlier time and has been updated.

Elinor Block