Q. I have a dance coming up for my college dorm and I have my eye on a dress very similar to the one you featured in your July 15th answer (the Nicole Miller border print tie front gown). However, my chest is medium-large, any recommendation for what to wear underneath? It’s pretty low in the back and front. Or should ample chests avoid such dresses? I love the print and think the rest of the dress is flattering.
-In Love with a Dress But Not Sure if it Loves Me Back
A. For a dress similar to this one, you definitely need a specific, supportive strapless bra. I’m hoping that perhaps the straps on the dress you’ve chosen have slightly wider shoulder coverage. You need a strapless bra that is plunge style and either adheres to your skin or has a dipped band in the back. Here are two styles that fit small, medium and large busts:
The Clearly Natural strapless underwire bra from The Natural offers a practical solution to your backless dilemmas. The supportive cups clip to a transparent strap at the back and a clear, adjustable halter strap is included for additional support. Available up to size 36DD and 38D. $46 at figleaves.com.
The Jezebel Caress Strapless Bra features contour cups for shaping and support, a plunge front and a low back. Available up to size 38D. $27 at barenecessities.com
Also, check out our newest style recipe, Underneath It All, for a complete guide on what to wear underneath your sexiest clothes. You’ll find several of our favorite bras for low cut dresses.