Backless bras are quite a controversial subject. For starters, do they really do anything? And wouldn't it just be easier to go braless? It's a yes to both for us, which proves exactly why this is such a tricky lingerie item to pin down and feel content with. So if you're in need of a bit of support and don't want to feel exposed (not to mention if you have a fuller bust), there are definitely outfits that require such an item. Whether that's a plunging and revealing top, dress or jumpsuit, a backless bra can come in handy and really make your whole look.
But like strapless bras, they're a much-maligned item in the world of fashion. We're quick to condemn the lingerie without even ever trying to find ones that work. To remedy this, we hunted down the backless bras that have the best reviews on the internet. Not only did we find a bra that costs less than a tenner, but we also uncovered useful tips and tricks to sourcing this difficult lingerie. Keep scrolling for more…
THE INEXPENSIVE OPTION
Mousand Self Adhesive Bra for Backless Dress (£13)
A huge 98% of reviewers on Amazon gave this bra five stars (enough said—considering its price is super reasonable too). The most recent reviewer revealed that this is "an excellent product." She wore it as a bridesmaid, and it gave her "good support and stayed on all day." However, as she's a B cup, she did warn it might not be great for fuller busts. Something to consider when choosing your backless bra.
THE HIGH-STREET VERSION
M&S Collection Stick on Padded Balcony Strapless Bra (£25)
We've made no secret of the fact that we love Marks and Spencer lingerie, so where better to find a decent strapless bra than the high-street store? For this bra, you'll need to follow the instructions carefully to ensure it supports you. For one reviewer, it worked a treat on her wedding day: "I had a low-back wedding dress, and this bra was brilliant really comfy and surprisingly supportive."
THE BARELY THERE
Fashion Forms Lift It Up Self-Adhesive Silicone Cups (£25)
If you want support for a backless top, dress or jumpsuit but still want a bit of lift, these are the ideal for padding out your bust. One review noted that it was great for an open-back sheer party dress and that they "fit perfectly and comfortable to wear."
THE MOST SUPPORTIVE
Fashion Forms Nubra Self-Adhesive Backless Strapless Bra (£45)
"After trying several bras similar to this, I was losing hope in finding one that will actually stay on all night," said a reviewer, who also recommended this backless bra for bigger bust sizes. They mentioned that although they're a 32D and wanted to wear it with a completely backless dress, it "worked perfectly."
THE ONE FOR FULLER BUSTS
Another one for those with a bigger cup size is this highly recommended bra that is available on Amazon. "I'm a 34D, which isn't that big, but I always struggle with strapless bras," said the reviewer, but luckily this worked for them. They did, however, follow the guidelines and get a cup smaller to ensure the fit.
Shop Other Backless Bras
Fashion Forms Voluptuous Self-Adhesive Backless Strapless Bra (£35)
Magic Bodyfashion Va Va Voom Stick-On Backless and Strapless Bra (£19)
Intimissi Silvia One-Piece Microfibre Push-Up Bra (£25)
New Look Stick-On Bra (£7)
Marks and Spencer Collection Stick On Padded Plunge Strapless Bra (£25)
Fashion Forms U Plunge Backless and Strapless Stick On Bra (£18)
ASOS Design Silicon Front Fastening Re-Useable Stick On Bra (£15)
Next up, this bra-size calculator is genius.
This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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