There are two types of people in the world - those who like bras, those who don’t like bras. If you like bras, it’s fine. But if you don’t like bras then it can lead to two things - either you’ll wear your outfits with loath and hatred or you’ll have to avoid trends like off-shoulder and backless because dealing with a regular bra is more than enough trouble. But isn’t that just sad? Don’t let an innocent bra come between you and fashion.
Here are six strapless and comfortable options to bare the shoulder in style. Add that off-shoulder top to your cart already.
The Bandeau Babe
A bandeau bra is shaped like a strip over your breasts. No straps or strings attached. Since the material is really thin and (mostly) non-padded, it’s the go-to bra for most women. But not just under an off-shoulder outfit, there are so many different ways in which you can wear it. You can choose to bare with high-waisted bottoms and you’ve got a Gigi Hadid approved bralette situation or even wear it to the beach with a sarong. Plus, a bandeau will make a great companion underneath your mesh and sheer tops. Psst… Incorporate into your bedroom lingerie and expect mixed results (no hooks to lose time on).
A Sexy Strapless
A strapless bra that is not a bandeau would be underwired, and generally speaking, padded too. They’re a better option, at least for me, because unlike the bandeau, a strapless bra is adjustable and more comfortable. Do you fear the bra just slipping down? It won’t happen with this boob buddy. And for the wildcat like yourself, this bra reflects your bold personality perfectly. On days when you want to mix things up, wear it with a pantsuit, pucker up with a bold lipstick and change your name to Mona, darling!
A Magical Multiway
As the word says, a multi-way bra can be worn in multiple ways - as an everyday t-shirt bra, cross-back under a racerback top, with transparent straps or strapless under an off-shoulder. If you don’t have a lot of shoulder-baring outfits, why spend so much on a bra you’re rarely going to use? A multi-way bra would be your best bet. Sleeves or sleeveless, multiple fashion problems handled all at once.
Stick it, Baby!
I know they sound very icky and uncomfortable but the first time I tried a stick-on bra under my backless dress, I was proven wrong. A stick-on bra is completely backless and focuses only on covering the front. The adhesive is skin-friendly, not irritable and stays on for long without any discomfort. They keep your ta-tas in place and your hands-free to hold more drinks. Save the top-adjusting action for never.
Need A Push?
Let’s face it, we all have seen those Instagram videos of women trying on this silicone newbie. It’s so fascinating how one bra can solve so many problems while giving you a drop-dead cleavage. When you want to give your boobs a boost, ditch the basic stick-on for this baby. Adjust it according to your outfit’s neckline and leave all your worries behind. Have you met your new party pal?
For the much too literally free-spirited ladies who don’t like to wear bras, nipple stickers would be ‘The One’. They only cover your nippular area so no more pointy sisters, woohoo! You can wear them with your low-plunging tops and bodysuits too for an absolutely no-bra show.
While we have you here, we know an event that you should definitely check out. India Intimate Fashion Week is back with its second season at The Leela, in Mumbai. It is a platform that shines the spotlight on the intimate apparel industry. Think lingerie, sleepwear, loungewear, shapewear and beachwear by the top brands in our country. The best part? POPxo will be sitting front row at all the events!