Bra Straps of Summer

Jacqueline Wells

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Out come the halter-tops, spaghetti straps dresses, and razor back tanks with the rising summer heat. Finding the right bra to offer the needed support without stealing the show of cute warm weather tops can be tricky. But it doesn’t have to be!

Sometimes it’s easiest to first identify what you don’t like about the way a particular bar is fitting or the way the straps (or strapless) aren’t working for you. Then you can seek solutions based on the challenge. For example, if you’re go-to bra for tank tops is a strapless but find it slipping out of place later in the day, you can either find a better fitting strapless bra or try a t-back bra.

A good place to start is the HerRoom Bra Fitting page—filled with everything under the sun you need to know about finding the perfect bra for you. Fortunately, we offer the “See it Under” feature on every bra on our site so you can get an idea of the bra will work with varying necklines—from boat neck to scoop neck.

Check out these quick bra-fitting tips for summer must haves:

Seamless. Equipped with every strap you can imagine, seamless bras are ideal for T-shirts. The sleek, smoothing qualities give the barely-there look for even the thinnest of t-shirts.

Convertible Straps. Many bra strap configurations on one bra make convertible straps a summer must have. Worn criss-cross, a convertible bra is perfect for tank tops or dresses with non-traditional back.

T-Back or Racerback. Your tank tops’ best friend, the t-back bra is perfect for sleeveless tops. This bra strap style provides great bust support and stays in place, so you’ll never have to worry about slipping straps.

Strapless. Every girl needs a strapless bra that she loves. Feel confident in your halter-tops and strapless dresses this summer by finding the perfect-fitting strapless bra.

Another summer bra tip: choose moisture wicking fabrics to keep you cool and dry. Don’t let the wrong bra way stand in the way of your summer lovin’.

Which bra straps do you have the best luck with? Have any fitting tips and tricks to share? We’d love to hear all about them in the comments.