First, the bad news: Your standard, underwire bra isn't going to cut it with some of summer's trickiest silhouettes. (Sorry, Old Faithful.) But, if you're willing to bare a little extra skin in a criss-cross crop top or deep-V-neck sweater, we figure you're also willing to put in the effort to find the right underpinnings to pair with them. In some cases, that'll mean concealing your bra and straps altogether. But, in other instances, you'll have an opportunity to try one of our favorite new trends: exposed-lingerie dressing.
Now, the good news: We found six scintillating pieces for you to add to your sartorial repertoire — and the best underthings to match 'em. Because, you know we'd never leave you hanging.
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For this specific genre of crop top, a bra with removable straps is your best bet. These maneuverable underpinnings can be worn a multitude of ways, which means even this tricky top is no match for you.
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Teamed with a lacy, long-line bra, there's nothing prim or proper about this see-through blouse. (Although, technically, you're still completely covered up.)
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We love the idea of this soft, blue Lonely bra peeking out the back of a keyhole blouse to add a sweet, feminine touch.
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But, there are also times when you don't want any bra-strap exposure. In these cases, a backless, adhesive bra will do the trick.
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We just can't say no to the super-deep-V-neck sweater. Since the trend seems to be sticking around, we suggest investing in a bra with a similarly plunging shape.