5 ways to wear a bra with a backless wedding dress

How to wear a bra with a backless wedding dress.

It seems like backless wedding dresses are going nowhere, with every designer offering up some version of an open back gown. But if you have fallen in love with a backless wedding dress and wondering how you can wear a bra with you dress - don't panic, there are some great options out there. Here's my guide to the best bra's for a backless bridal gown.

1. Fashion Forms U-Plunge Backless and Strapless Bra - asos.com

This bra works by the invisible sticky wings that stick to your skin under your arms. They go up to a D-cup but I think I would only advise this option up to a c-cup to feel totally secure.  It also has a detachable strap that can be worn like a halter neck so if your dress closes at the back of the neck this will give you some extra security.

2. SPANX - Suit Your Fancy low Back mid thigh body.

If you are also worried about a smooth knicker line then this is the one for you. It will create that seam free line and still give you plenty of support up front.


Based in N.I. Mary makes bespoke shape wear solutions for backless/strapless wedding dresses. She is a master at her craft and can work her magic even if you are lucky enough to go up to an H-cup. Each piece is custom made for you and works to give you the perfect seam free silhouette, but be warned - these bespoke suits need to be ordered almost as soon as you order your dress to ensure Mary's availability.  Check out her insta to see some of her custom projects.

4. Back To Glam Bras

I came across French company Back to Glam on insta (of course), and I just love their easy solutions for a backless dress. They mostly comprise of clear straps that loop around the back of you shoulders and around your waist. I particularly love how the straps go so low at the base of your back - often the high street versions of this style sit too high for modern bridal gowns.


This option is best for those who just want a little extra support / coverage but would generally be okay going braless. These bra cups are available from most haberdasheries and can simply be sewn into your dress when you are having your fittings. Your seamstress should be able to source them for you or the ones pictured above are from  glamour secrets.co.uk 

Alternatively for a couple of quid you can pick up nipple daisies from M&S, which are like plasters you stick over your nipples. I wore these for my backless dress when I got married but a word of warning - it's easy to forget you are wearing them and my husband got a bit of a fright! 

I hope that has given you some ideas on how you can totally wear a bra with a backless wedding dress. Hit me up if you have any further questions or need help with your underwear choices.

To see our selection of backless gowns including the ones below (and we have A LOT ) please book in for your private appointment HERE.

Peace out.

Claire xx