What to Wear Instead of a Bra? 18 Great Alternatives to Bras
Sometimes it gets tiring to wear a bra. Lots of women long for the time they will be indoors and set their breasts free. You can still be bra-free even when outdoors without worrying about sagging breasts, or visible nipples. So, what to wear instead of a bra?
You can wear a tight tank top, tank top with built-in bras, bralettes, bodysuit and camisole, cupped cloths, tops or dresses, bandeaus, nipple pasties, and nipple covers. Other alternatives include scarves and summer scarves, breast lift tape, bikini bras and tops, chest wrap/sarashi, sports bra and homemade bra, lace, pattern, and embroidery or stick bra.
Here’s What to Wear Instead of a Bra
1. Tight Tank Top
A tight tank top will hold the breasts in place, they should be worn under a top. They are a perfect fit for small breasts.
2. Tank Top With Built In Bras
They offer support to the breasts and are not bulky. They are made of skin-friendly products and are stylish.
Check out this Vislivin Solid Camisole Strap Tank Top
Bralletes do not have underwire or molded cups but they still keep your breast in shape and prevent spillage. They can be worn with a backless dress and are more comfortable than bras. My top pick for bralletes is the Calvin Klein Women’s Invisibles bralette.
4. Body Suit and Camisole
Bodysuits are not only meant to make ladies sexy but also work to keep the breasts in place.
Camisoles are made of thin stretchy materials and are more comfortable than bras. They have adjustable straps, they fit well in the body, and can blend in well with most tops.
Our top pick is the Boody Ecowear Women’s Camisole Bodysuit
5. Cupped Cloths, Top, or Dresses
Some clothes, tops, and dresses are made with built-in cups. They are trendy and comfy. Next time you feel like not wearing a bra, why not try them?
Bandeaus are a type of clothing that holds the breasts without giving the shoulders any pressure. They are worn beneath any type of top. However, note that bandeaus are not ideal when engaging in vigorous activities. This is because they lack straps thus likely to move around the chest with ease.
Check out this Kurve Seamless Bandeau
The nipple pasties help to cover the nipple and prevent nip slip. You can now confidently wear your V-cut shirts since the nipple pasties got you covered.
CHARMKING Reusable Adhesive Invisible Pasties
8. Nipple Covers
If the nipple pasties are too thin for you, try nipple covers. The silicone covers lift your breasts while giving you a natural look. Confidently wear these covers under a backless dress, swimwear, t-shirts, etc.
Non-adhesive Silicone Nipple Cover
9. Avoid Thin Tops and Thin Materials
If you wear thin tops and materials, they are likely to show your breasts. Wear tops made of thick materials or with lining.
10. Try an Evening Dress
An evening dress with a tight-fitting top is best when you don’t intend to wear a bra. Let it be of a thicker material and you will worry less about your nipples.
11. Scarves and Summer Scarves
During winter, scarves will keep you warm, comfortable and help in hiding your breasts.
In hot seasons, summer scarves will cover your ‘girls’ and you can easily remove them when you don’t have to cover your breasts.
Scarf for Women Lightweight for Fall Winter
12. Breast Lift Tape
From its name, the tapes are used in lifting the breasts. With breast lift tape, you get to forget about sagging breasts! However, they are not fit for women with big breasts.
Check out Breathable Breast Lift Tape with Silicone Breast Petals
13. Bikini Tops and Bras
When it comes to Bikini tops and bras, I love their versatility! They fit into any type of breast size and shape, thus suitable for all women. What’s more, they are flexible as you can wear them with different types of clothing, whether under your top or anytime you go swimming.
Also read: How do you put on a shelf bra?
14. Chest Wrap/Sarashi
This is a long piece of clothing that was introduced by the Japanese. It is wrapped several times around the chest and it acts as a bra. Sarashi should not be wrapped tightly as it will lead to difficulties in breathing and blood circulation.
JAPANESE KIMONO SARASHI Expose Misuzu
15. Sport Bras
They are not only useful while you are hitting the gym, but also can be worn as a substitute for a bra. Sports bras are comfy and are made of different materials and colors.
See also: Are you supposed to wear a bra under a sports bra?
16. Home-Made Bras
Have you ever thought of a DIY bra? You can make a bra in your design, shape, and size. If you do not know or like sewing, you can make arrangements with your tailor.
Also read: Which bra is best for small breasts to look bigger?
17. Lace, Pattern, and Embroidery
If you opt to go braless, lace, patterns, and embroidery will come to your aid. They will help in diverting attention from your breasts.
18. Sticky Bra
Sticky bras are comparable to a ‘crossbreed’ of bra and nipple covers. They are strapless and wireless and help to eliminate shoulder and neck pains. They are relaxing, attractive, and cheap too.
See also: Cleaning sticky bra
With the above list, you now have multiple choices when you do not feel like wearing a bra. You can decide to quit on bras and stick with one or more of these choices.
Nevertheless, do not be ashamed to let your breasts free once, in a while.