6 Tricky Shirts & The Bras To Wear With 'Em

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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Wear It With: The Criss-Cross Crop Top
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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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Wear It With: The Sheer Blouse
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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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Wear It With: The Keyhole-Back Shirt
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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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Wear It With: The Backless Halter
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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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Wear It With: The Plunging Neckline
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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.
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Wear It With: The Thin-Strap & Strapless Top
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Sometimes a good ol' strapless bra is all you need.