We’ve all been there – there’s a special occasion coming up whether it’s a wedding, Christmas, birthdays or just a girl’s night out, and you’ve found the PERFECT outfit but there’s just one problem… boobs!
Being fuller busted means it can be tricky to keep your brand spanking new outfit looking on point (normally we don’t mind the odd bra strap showing but with a swanky off-the-shoulder dress it kind of ruins the idea) but never fear – Brastop is here with party solutions for D to J cups.
Our full lookbook can be seen here, but we pulled our top 4 solutions and put them to the test for you to see them in action:
The Moulded Plunge
A moulded plunge bra is a staple piece of any lingerie collection, but it is a saving grace for party outfits too! Seamless cups ensure a smooth fit under even the slinkiest of dresses, while the low plunging cups ensure great cleavage and also stay hidden under the neckline of your dress.
Becky is a 28F/30E and is wearing the Freya Deco set in nude which consists of a simple moulded plunge bra and sleek, no-VPL shorts. Available in nude or black, it’s one of our faves. Other styles that fit the bill also include Curvy Kate’s Smoothie Soul, Pour Moi Definitions, and for ultra-low necklines try the Wonderbra Ultimate Plunge.
The Breast Lift Tape
If you’re flaunting an outfit that’s low in the front and the back, or you just can’t get away with wearing a bra underneath it without it peeking out to say hello, try some breast tapes. These handy kits come with pairs of tape and nipple covers that have super staying power to hold your breasts firmly in place.
Lucy is a 28G and is wearing the ByeBra Breast Lift Tapes, each pack comes with three pairs of tapes and silk or silicone nipple covers. There’s also two colours to choose from – pink or brown. The tapes can be cut down to size to suit you, and if you have heavy breast tissue you can also double up to get extra reinforcement if needed.
The Racerback Option
With a j-hook on the straps, a racerback bra is a great multi-way piece that works for many outfits. If you have something that’s got a racerback shape to it, this is one of your best options and the best bit? They tend to be moulded so have super smooth cups, meaning they look great under slinky fabrics. You can also position the j-hook as high or low up your back as needed to make sure it’s hidden.
Diana wears a 32FF in Curvy Kate Smoothie Wild, a sleek balconette bra. Paired with the matching high waist shaper brief, this set offers a flawless foundation that really flaunts your natural curves. Got the perfect bra and just need to get the racerback clip? Try the Magic Clip that works with every bra!
The Strapless Solution
Last but not least, the mighty strapless bra! If you’re D+ cup you might think there’s no such thing as a strapless bra that works, but we beg to differ. Finding one that works for you and your shape is crucial, and there are many brands out there but we’d recommend finding one that’s got detachable straps with it so you can really mix it up. (Check out our Multiway Bras blog post here to see all the ways of wearing one!)
Ida is wearing Curvy Kate Deluxe in 30D, complete with matching high waist suspender brief to really bring it all together. Deluxe is the chic upgrade to the Curvy Kate Luxe, both available up to a 40J. If that’s not your style, check out our range of other strapless bras here.
And there it is – our top 4 party outfit solutions in action! Which will you be trying out next?