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What I Wore: Bras For Low Back Dresses and Tops

I bought this black scuba gear inspired dress from Zara when it went on sale a few months ago. I bought it not only because of the fabulous reduced price but also because it was very different from anything that I own. I’ve got to take fashion risks, right? It also looked really dope on the online model who was tall, slim and flat chested .


My issue with this dress was the dramatic low cut back of the dress. I would honestly think that if a company is going to sell a dress with such a dramatic back that it would come with a built in bra or something.  My industrial strength everyday bras was not an option so I went for the only option that I know, the pastie.


Pasties are for small chested folks and teenagers. I outgrew those long ago, as I discovered. At my last bra fitting, the girls sized up to be 36 DD’s. I also have saucer size areolas sitting at the base of some pretty cold nipples . It was time to explore options.

Victorias Secret deep V low-back multi-way push up bra |  Image via VictoriasSecret.com

Option 1: Victoria Secrets sells a Deep V Low-Back Multi-way push up bra  for $55 – $62 .  This is a great option, but I am not really sure if this bra is low enough for this dress.  

Maidenform low-back bra converter |  Image via Kohls.com

Option 2: Maidenform has a Low Back Bra Converter which sells for $9.50 at Kohls. The straps fits into the hook-and-eye closure in the back of the bra and wrap around to the front to create a low-back design. I love the price of this and I am honestly going to buy this one because it would work with some of my other low-back dresses/tops.  However, I don’t think this is low enough for this dress.


Maidenform combo wing bra | Image via Maidenform.com


Option 3: Maidenform combo wing bra.  This bra sells for around $32 on various sites around the web.  I guess this is more of a pumped up pastie than a bra. It would certainly hide the areolas and prevent nipplegate. This just might work, but I wonder how it would hold up after a night of dancing and sweating.

Fashionform Adhesive Bra | Image via JCPenney.com

Option 4: This bra sticks onto your clothes and not onto your body. Great option, but I am not sure if it would provide enough lift for women who are heavy chested like me.


I am glad to know that there are all of these options out there though. Unfortunately, because of the fabric of this dress (velvet), I will not be able to show you the option that I end up with until later this year.  In the meantime, this is me wearing the dress with the standard issue pastie.

Ossie took these photos!

XoXo, Natasha

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  3. Oooooh I love this dress! Sexy!

    I have one of those bras that sticks to you and you have to keep it in a plastic case. Not sure if it would be great for women above a C though…. I’m not sure about the level of support it provides.
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  4. forget the bra…….does this come in fire engine red? loving the dress

  5. You look dope in this dress, too. You are so daring – I love it! But yeah, I think that dress might pose a bra challenge for almost anyone.

    • Thank you. It was a huge step out of my comfort zone to even add the dress to my shopping cart (i’m not THAT daring). I love it, but I think it would have looked even better if I had extra support.

  6. Very sexy!!!! Let me know which option you use. My boobies are small but no longer standing at attention since the boys. I can no longer go braless 🙁 and I don’t like the pasties

    • Hi Dionne. The third option (the evolved pastie) is the best option for me. It’s padded and has wires which I would think will provide me with some lift. My girls were always in need of “lifting”.

  7. WOW this dress is GORGEOUS! Great post!