Bra Solutions for the Most Difficult (Backless!) Dresses

Leave the duct-tape breastplate to Kim.


To free-boob it or not free-boob it? That is the question every girl who fears bra show-age but also losing a nipple to industrial-strength adhesive asks herself. No more—here, five receptacles for your chesticles, whatever silhouette you're wearing.

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1 The Backless

This two-pack of straps (considerately in nude and black) attaches to any bra if you want to get low, low, low, low.

Aerie Adjustable Low-Back Strap, $15.50,

2 The Long-Line Strapless Bra

Regular strapless bras make you do the shimmy, but with this one, more fabric = more skin contact = more grip, so everything stays in place. 

Cosabella Strapless Plunge Bra, $132.50,

3 The How-Low-Can-You-Go Plunge

Padded cups sculpt, while the extreme U shape lets you get away with a sternum-exposing neckline, minus the flapping and underboob sweat. 

Fashion Forms Seamless U-Plunge Bra, $30,

4 The Goes-Under-Practically Anything Stick-On

Trade secret: Some of us keep a spare in our file cabinets for emergency black-tie events. (Like, who knows?) Stick on securely, squish, and clasp for the most insane cleavage of your life. 

3-D NuBra, $65,

5 The Teardrops

For the barest looks—imagine Grammys J.Lo *with* sideboob—there are these adhesive pasties. The good news: You just slap on and pull up, and there's no sticky stuff on the nipple bit. The bad news: You're outta luck if you're bigger than a C cup, sorry. 

Pure Style Pick-Me-Ups, $17,

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