This story was updated in January 2019.We all have that dress with a fancy neckline or back which often leaves us confused about which bra to wear under it. A strapless bra that never sticks or one with transparent straps? Necklines that give you a risk of wardrobe malfunction? Worry no more, we’ve got you covered!
Bra Essentials For a Fearless You!
These 14 bra accessories will not only solve your deep back and off shoulder dilemmas but also shoo away all your lingerie issues forever! From duct tapes to bust boosters, here are 14 innerwear accessories every girl must have in her lingerie collection!
1. Nipple Concealers
For all those dresses and tops with a sweetheart neckline, lots of sheer detailing or an open back where you just can’t wear a regular bra but need to avoid your nipples showing through, this is perfect! Go braless and just stick these babies on. Don’t worry, they won’t fall off, we promise. This is one hell of a life savior, girls! POPxo Recommends:Silicone Oval Nipple Pasties (Rs 420)
2. Double Sided Tape
To keep your bra straps from falling and slipping, you need double sided tape! It’s also great for keeping a plunging neckline in place so it doesn’t reveal too much - that’s what all the celebs do. Use it in between buttons in a button-down shirt to prevent gaps. Don’t have a thread and needle to fix a hem? No problem, just use double-sided tape on it. It’s no wonder it’s also known as fashion tape, ‘coz its uses are pretty much endless! Double sided tape will hold your garments in place and you won’t have to worry about any wardrobe malfunction when you go out! Invest in one and it will soon become your favourite bra essential!POPxo Recommends:Double Sided Tape (Rs 764)
3. Transparent Straps
For all the tops and dresses that flaunt your shoulders, you need a pair of detachable transparent straps. Transparent straps give a neater look when you don’t want to draw attention away from your outfit. If you find strapless bras uncomfortable but still love your strappy dresses and off shoulder outfits, then transparent bra straps are all that you need to give you that support to rely on!POPxo Recommends:Transparent Bra Straps (Rs 399)
4. Stylised Bra Straps
Interesting straps can add a funky look to your outfit. Showing off contrasting coloured straps through a halter top or a summer dress will add a pop of colour and definitely make you look more stylish. You can also choose these straps over transparent ones when wearing an off shoulder dress. Who says bras and bra accessories can’t be fun? Get these babies and flaunt your style!POPxo Recommends:Flowers And Leaves Bra Straps (Rs 499)
5. Bra Strap Extenders
These are great if you’ve recently gained some weight, gotten pregnant, or just want to get rid of visible back fat caused by your straps digging into you. If your cup size doesn’t change, you can use the same bra more comfortably. All you have to do is hook a bra extender to the first hook of your bra and add another patch of hooks. How cool is that?POPxo Recommends:Bra Strap Extender (Rs 700)
6. Racerback Bra Converter
Transform your everyday bra into racerback with this bra essential, a.k.a, a converter. All you have to do is clip the two straps together using it and tada! You have a racerback bra ready at your service. It’s also so great to have around for when your bra straps keep popping out of an outfit. An added advantage of using this converter is that it gives your bust an extra lift and enhances your cleavage too!POPxo Recommends:Racerback Converter (Rs 611)
7. Bust Boosters
Because we all have that one dress which demands us to show some sexy cleavage. Bust boosters provide your cleavage with all-around support and make sure your bust gets the attention it deserves! Create a push up curve with a bust booster and that’s all the oomph you need to rock that bodycon dress!
Looks like we just found the ultimate fix to all your dresses with a low back. Instead of splurging on a special low-back bra, just use this bra essential. Attach the extender on either side of your bra hook, pull it down and take it around the curve of your hip. Clip the front together and you have a low back bra ready! POPxo Recommends:Low Back Converter (Rs 611)
9. Lingerie Laundry Bag
Your washing machine can seriously ruin the shape of your bra as well as mess the underwire. And we know how precious your delicates are! It’s important to have a special bra bag to place all your expensive and favourite bras in before throwing them in the machine. This way, they won’t lose their shape while getting washed. Invest in this ultimate bra essential, your delicates will thank you!POPxo Recommends:Bra Laundry Bag (Rs 299)
10. Replacement Tape for Strapless Bra
Don’t we just hate it when our strapless bra refuses to stick and stay in its place? Well, for all those bras that don’t stick anymore, a replacement tape is all you need! You can order a few extra, so every time your bra starts to lose its stickiness, you know what to do. POPxo Recommends:Replacement Tape (Rs 683)
11. Under Cover
Ever faced an uncomfortable situation while sitting in uncharacteristically cold rooms? We get you! Concealing cups are a simple and effective way of preventing any wardrobe malfunction and a saviour when it comes to bra accessories. Just tuck them inside your bra to prevent any instances of peep through and go about your day like the carefree bird you deserve to be!POPxo Recommends:Concealing Cups (Rs 199)
12. Stick It On
We believe that your bra should be the last thing preventing you from flaunting your favourite backless dress, and that’s why we love to stick on bras. They provide the comfort and support of a regular bra without you having to worry about shoulder and back straps. Simply stick these on and flaunt that sexy back!POPxo Recommends:Stick-On Bras (Rs 699)
13. Halter Power
Who doesn’t love halter tops? But sometimes we shy away from showing off those beautiful shoulders, all because of bra straps! But fret not, for round clips are here to save you. Just clip them on your straps and cross over your shoulders to create a halter strap style, and then flaunt your shoulders to glory! POPxo Recommends:Round Clips (Rs 199)
14. Pads For Support
Enough with punishing your shoulders for bra straps digging in them! Invest in silicone shoulder pads to make for a comfortable experience. Not only will they be discreet under your clothing, but they will also help you hold your bra straps in place!