Summertime is fast approaching, and we’ve been ramping up our Pinterest game with a plethora of summer outfit inspirations. You can bet our boards are filled with silky square-neck maxi dresses with spaghetti straps, lightweight blazer dresses with plunging necklines, one-shoulder midi dresses, and bandeau tank tops paired with denim shorts. But before we get too carried away, it’s essential to ensure that we have the right bra to pair with these dreamy outfits because we all know that lingerie serves as the foundation of any great outfit.

We’ve created a guide to help you navigate all of the strapless bra solutions essential to any woman’s lingerie drawer so that you can say yes to every dress, singlet, and top that you desire! 

But first, what is a strapless bra?

Strapless bra s are arguably the most versatile bra in the lingerie world. As the name suggests, a strapless bra is free from straps, making it a discreet solution that keeps you supported while not revealing any bra straps, giving you the freedom to wear any outfit your heart desires. 

Strapless bras are nothing new; they were invented in the 1930s,soon becoming a lingerie staple for most women. However, although they have been around for a long time, strapless solutions have evolved over the decades to keep up with ever-changing fashion trends. The traditional strapless bra has gained several strapless-solution-sisters who all share the same DNA but serve a much wider range of women, breasts, and outfits than ever before. 

Why go strapless?

There comes an occasion in every woman’s life when she will need a strapless bra. For some women, this will be every other day, and for others, it may be multiple times a year.  When that time does come, you’re going to want to ensure you have the right strapless solution to turn to so that you don’t have to sacrifice support or style!

Going bra-less is an option, but it’s not everybody's cup of tea. Sometimes you want a little more support and security, and we don’t think that’s too much to ask for. So here are our top 7 strapless bra solutions for every outfit.

7 strapless bras solutions for every outfit

At Bendon, we have a range of strapless bras for every woman and every occasion. 

1. For a strapless dress - the invisible strapless bra

When it comes to strapless dresses, no matter if it’s slim-fitting or on the flowy side, you’re going to want to pair it with the perfect bra. If you want to maintain a natural-looking bust and give yourself some added support, consider a discreet strapless bra, an essential in every woman’s lingerie drawer. Wear your clothes with confidence with this strapless bra solution. Our Fayreform Enchant Strapless Bra is designed with a sturdy underwire, a wide back band and full coverage contour cups.  You can look and feel secure when wearing those strapless dresses. This style is great for those with larger busts as it offers more security than most with its wide back band and is available in a D-G cup and a size 10-18 back band

2. For a low cut dress - the deep plunge strapless bra

Raise your hand if you have ever fallen in love with a dress and thought, “what kind of bra would I wear with that?” Our hands are raised, and if yours are too, we’re excited to let you in on a very nifty strapless solution that will solve all of your problems.

Meet the Deep Plunge Bra Strap + Back Less Bra. This bra has adhesive wings that stick to the sides of your frame to hold the bra up. This bra is a game-changer for those beautiful backless dresses that we’ve been yearning to wear all year! Often the back band of a strapless bra is where you’ll get most of your support, and because this style relies solely on the grip between your skin and the adhesive layer to hold it up, this style is available in a limited size range of A-D cups. 

3. For a singlet - the classic strapless bra

We can all agree that the staple summer singlet is never going out of style, and every year we find more colours and styles that make our weekly outfit rotation. Whether you’re a bandeau wearing Billie, racer-back tank Rosie, a spaghetti-strap singlet Sarah, or a halter-neck top Hannah, a strapless bra is a must to show off your lovely shoulders without the distraction of bra straps.

The Verity Strapless Bra is a timeless classic that is worth making room for in your lingerie drawer. This style offers lustrous, soft, moulded cups that create a smooth and tailored finish, working perfectly for singlets of all styles. It also comes with detachable straps, so if you want to wear this bra with a non-strap bearing outfit, you absolutely could!

4. For a backless dress - the wing bra

By now, you’re probably thinking “seriously, how many variations of a strapless bra can there really be?” well, low and behold, a woman’s secret weapon, The Wing Bra + Back Less Bra. This style is the key to feeling safe, secure, and sexy in a backless dress.

Much like a Red Bull, this bra gives you wings! This style features soft foam contour cups that shape and lift your bust and clear adhesive wings that stick to the sides of your torso, allowing you to enjoy peace of mind while wearing your favourite backless dress.

5. Under a sheer dress - the clear bra straps

Feeling attached to your straps and not convinced that you’re ready to part ways with them? That’s okay; we get it; they have literally supported you for days on end! Lucky for you, there is an option that allows you to achieve subtle support AND keep your straps. Have we got your attention yet? 

Introducing Clear Bra Straps. Transparent bra straps are the perfect solution for tops and dresses that feature shoulder coverage, but the material is sheer. Clear bra straps will sit delicately underneath your sheer garments so nobody will be able to see them whilst giving you the full support of wearing a regular bra. Although transparent bra straps are a bit of a throwback to the 90s, there is definitely a place for this solution in your lingerie drawer with sheer mesh tops not likely to leave the fashion circuit anytime soon.


6. For a racerback dress - the adhesive strapless

Also known as a chicken fillet bra,The Adhesive Silicone Bra is your barely-there strapless bra solution. It sticks gently to your bust, providing a natural-looking rounded shape underneath your racerback dress. This bra is easy to apply, remove, and care for. The silicone regenerates itself once it has been gently hand washed, guaranteeing to keep you secure day after day, party after party.Designed to enhance your lovely lady lumps, provide support and confidence, The Adhesive Silicone Bra will have you looking and feeling your best without having your bra straps on display.

7. Under your favourite tee - a basic strapless bra

Strapless bras might be commonly paired with special occasion wear, but don’t write this style off when it comes to your day-to-day wear. There is always a place for basic strapless bras in your wardrobe. Bendon Body Basics Strapless Bra features smooth contour cups, ideal for creating a sleek silhouette under fitted tops. The contoured balconette cups provide a rounded shape that is perfect underneath your favourite tee or scoop or square-neck top, ensuring the cups stay hidden from view. The seamless finish of this style ensures that you won’t have any visible lines showing through your tee; what a win!

Shop Strapless Bra Styles

Our friendly in-store fit experts will help you to find the right strapless bra for you. So you can feel confident no matter what the occasion calls for

Prefer to shop online?  Take advantage of our helpful size guide and fit finder, or hit up our team via live chat.  Shop the full range of strapless solutions.

Now you know that there really is a strapless solution for every outfit. No outfit is off-limits, ladies! Never again should you need to face the decision of whether to give up on support or style, as our strapless solutions ensure these two go hand in hand.


Other helpful reads

Ultimate Guide to Strapless Bras

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