The Best Bras To Wear With A Backless Dress

Picking out the perfect dress is half of the battle. Once you find "the one," though, you run into an age-old snafu: None of your bras jives with the open-back look you had planned. After cultivating your ideal look, you don't want the view of your go-to strapless to ruin any back-pose pictures.
While the option to go braless is certainly there, you may want some support when you're out and about. Yes, there are stick-on cups and tapes to keep your boobs in place. But if you'd rather not deal with those, there are also dainty bralettes and cool strappy bras out there that demand to be seen. With their intricate back patterns and bright colors, these intimates stand out from the pack, and will make you want to show some extra skin. We've rounded up backless bras — as well as edgier bras and bralettes — that'll have your back come party season.
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Let this criss-cross strap wind down your bare back for a sexy effect.

Hopeless Rosemary Bralette, $64, available at Hopeless.
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If you're committed to the plunge-back look, keep your bra (and boobs) in place with this low-back strapless number.

Ultimo Miracle Low Back Strapless Bra, $57, available at Asos.
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Just a hint of a strap.

Edge O' Beyond Elise Peep Bra, $186, available at Edge O' Beyond.
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This backless bra comes with a handy halter strap to avoid any mishaps.

Fashion Forms Backless Strapless U Plunge Bra 16536, $35.99, available at HerRoom.
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Fearlessly sport a back and front plunge dress with this strapless bra.

Bare Necessities 6-way Plunge Convertible Strapless Bra, $46.00 $29.99, available at Bare Necessities.
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A backless dress is the perfect excuse to finally show off that pretty bralette you invested in.

Eberjey Marry Me Racerback Bralet, $60, available at Eberjey.
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This bralette's multiple flower embellished criss-cross straps make for an alluring back design.

Fleur Du Mal Lace Bondage Triangle Bra, $125, available at Fleur Du Mal.
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These skinny straps are barely there, but they still add a cheeky touch.

Out From Under Strappy Back Halter Bra, $24 $20, available at Urban Outfitters.
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This will do just the trick for when you want a completely bare look.

Aerie Backless Bare Bra, $36.50, available at American Eagle Outfitters.
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This crochet-patterned bra top has a full coverage back just as pretty as the front.

Else Coachella Longline Underwire Full-Cup Bra, $98, available at Else.
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With straps that hug the small of your back, this push up bra is designed to fly incognito for backless dresses.

Jezebel Women's Embrace Convertible Extreme Plunge Push Up Bra, $38, available at Target.
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This brightly hued bra has tiny little straps that peek out for the perfect little pop of color.

Mimi Holiday Kiss Chase Triangle Bra, $83, available at Mimi Holiday.
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The distinctive pattern on these bra straps is too pretty to not be seen — and makes the pairing look intentional.

Cosabella Sweetie Soft Bra, $78, available at Anthropologie
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This plunging bralette criss-crosses in the back, adding a new interesting level of detail to any backless dress.

Free People Just You Wait Brami, $38, available at Free People.
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A longline bra that plunges low across your back to stay hidden for all (but the most extreme) backless cuts.

Dominique Noemi Strapless Longline Bra, $39, available at Bare Necessities.
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