Sometime the sleeveless, strapless gown looks so bare that a bra seems to be out of the question. Often, the back is cut so low that you feel you and your body are all alone and you’d better shape up!
Get fitted by a professional
Then give it the tug and dig test. Even if it’s right for the dress, it must be right for you, too, so be certain it doesn’t dig in or pinch. Then assure that it feels like part of your body and not an extra that you have to tug at to keep it in place.
The right support is out there. You just have to take the time to look for it, test-drive it and ensure that it does the job you need it to do.
How to shop
Take (almost) as much time getting the right underpinnings as you do getting the right dress. It’s an imperative if the gown is going to hang as it should.
The right dress needs the right support
There are dozens of styles of strapless bras. If you are full-busted and need decent, uplifting support, you likely will get the right line if you wear a full bras styled as a strapless bustier which gives support, from bust right to the waist.
Shop (and you will find) a strapless bra that plunges at the back to the waist.
Touch of tummy
If your gown needs a flat tummy, the answer is a brief with built-in elastic. Check out thongs that are seamless and have the tummy control you need.
A gown with one bare shoulder or other unusual strap options that call attention to the body needs an undergarment that gives a seamless line. Check out the thong bodysuit. It looks like a one-piece bathing suit – strapless and cut high over the thigh – and usually made in spandex for ultimate control.