The women of EHD have no problem talking about boobs and our bodies freely at work, especially when important research for a blog post is at stake. Fun fact: the words and ideas you see on this blog are often a result of a collaborative group effort—whoever is writing will often ask the opinions of everyone in the office because we believe the group is stronger than one (and multiple perspectives are important and necessary). All of that is to say: we talk to each other. We hear each other, and we genuinely love that we are all different. So, when the topic of summer dresses came up, we got together and started talking about what dresses we were into right now and what we realized this week was not necessarily profound, but something we don’t notice being talked about very often. We all unanimously agreed that when dress shopping, our specific bra preferences and needs were the #1 consideration. We want to be comfortable and, of course, feel good in what we wear, and for some reason, dresses give us some issues when it comes to the ladies. Some of us NEED to wear a bra—no exceptions. Some prefer a bra but can work with a dress that offers a bit of support. Myself, for example, will not go near a strapless bra because I find them so uncomfortable so often just go bra-less. SO, today we present our very first summer dress roundup by bra specifications. Let’s get to it:
1. Soft Utility Jumper | 2. The Cotton Weave Picnic Dress | 3. Bouquet Flutter Shirtdress | 4. Striped Wrap Maxi Dress | 5. V-Neck Tiered Cover Up Dress | 6. Midi Sundress | 7. Tie Belt Ruffle Trim Midi Dress | 8. Calista Gingham Linen Midi Wrap Dress | 9. The Jig Dress | 10. Faux Wrap Maxi Dress | 11. V-Neck Dolman Sleeve Dress | 12. River Island Belted Shirt Dress | 13. Patterned Dress | 14. Ruffle Sleeve Cotton Maxi Dress | 15. Smock Waist Peasant Midi Dress
Here we have your bra-friendly dresses. I have noticed a lot of the time a dress will seem bra compatible, but then you click on the site and notice it is backless. UGH. So annoying. We took the liberty of taking that stress out of your life by making sure each one of these does not have a surprise backless feature, or a weird cutout. You can rest easy knowing your bra is safe and unnoticeable here.
1. Loft Plus Off the Shoulder Button Down Midi Dress | 2. Monique Dress | 3. Denim Tie-Strap Button-Front Sundress in Star Jacquard | 4. Daisy Midi Dress | 5. Warehouse Linen Midi Dress With Buttons | 6. Emmie Dress | 7. Crochet-Strap Tiered Midi Dress | 8. Loft Plus Flower Branch Jumpsuit | 9. Women’s Plus Size Floral Print Dress | 10. Gingham Linen-Blend Cropped Plus-Size Jumpsuit | 11. Fit & Flare Plus-Size Tiered Maxi Dress | 12. Tie-Detail Dress | 13. Blue Life Summer Breeze Maxi Dress | 14. Faithfull Farah Smocked Midi Dress | 15. Smocked-Back Dress in Gingham
Anyone have recommendations for strapless bras that ACTUALLY stay put (particularly for a DD+ sized chest)?? I have never found one that doesn’t slowly inch downwards and have me fishing down my dress trying to pull that sucker back up all day long. It’s a problem. However, some of these actually appear to have some decent support (#4 and #9 for example) so you could probably skip the bra altogether (my dream). But, if you like a strapless bra, these dresses are going to work with that, for sure.
1. Lula Midi Dress | 2. Jade Midi Dress | 3. Satin Came Dress | 4. Troulos Lace-Up Midi Dress | 5. Floral Backless Maxi Dress | 6. Lille Mini Dress | 7. Signorinia Mini Dress | 8. Golden Skin Ruffle Hem Sundress | 9. Leopard Print Culotte Jumpsuit | 10. Juliette Dress | 11. Crochet-Trim Lace Up Cami Dress | 12. The Delphine Dress | 13. Tall High Neck Low Back Mini Dress | 14. The Lincoln Dress | 15. Frances Midi Dress
This category is for those who prefer to let ’em loose and free. A choice we fully support by the way (pun intended). I really do like going braless TBH, but it isn’t always shall we say, appropriate. I don’t have small boobs, so the circumstances are limited as to when I can don my outfits sans bra. HOWEVER, have you heard of this trick that the celebrities apparently do?? They duct tape their boobs. I am not even kidding. I am pretty sure Kim K even posted about it once. So when in doubt, tape your boobs, I guess? JK, that is horrible advice. Anywho, a lot of these dresses are either backless or have a tie-back situation but a trick we like to do is wear a white T-shirt underneath. It’s results are twofold: You can wear a bra and you can dress down a more formal looking dress (like #3).
Okay, that is all for today. What are your bra recommendations? Do you have any tricks for avoiding nip slips when a dress is rather tricky to work with in the chest region? Tell us your secrets.
‘Til next time <3