How many tops and dresses to you have hanging in outfit purgatory because you just don't have the right bra to wear under it? Summer is a great time to try new trends and styles, but with it comes the complicated task of finding the perfect undergarment solution—something that makes you feel supported, confident and comfortable, but remains invisible under the tricky web of straps and cutouts curve hugging fabrics that make up the most lusted-after summer fashion choices. 

We checked in with The Dressing Room in Madison and Wallingford, CT, to hear about their trickiest, but oh-so-stunning, summer fashions and share a few suggestions for the perfect bras to pair with each style. Read on to see our picks!


With a plunge neckline, like the one on this Vacay Days Maxi Dress, we suggest a sleek and low profile strapless bras, like the Karma Strapless or the Essentiel Strapless from Simone Perele. We love how both of these bras are comfortable enough to wear all day long, feature a low plunge neckline and, most importantly, won't fall down!

You'll want to stick with something super smooth if you're wearing satin. We love the Threads Nipple Stickies for smaller busts. These silicone covers give just a bit of contour and their tapered edges helps to create a smooth, round shape under clothing. 

If you have a larger bust, we suggest using Shape Tape to get the most lift and line-free look under your dress. Don't over-think it! Applying tape is a lot easier than you think!

This Idlewild Halter from The Dressing Room is the nostalgic, 90s-inspired outfit of your dreams, but finding the right bra can be a nightmare!! We love the Faith Plunge Strapless bra from Cleo because it firm enough to lift your breasts to where they would naturally rest in the 90s! It's a total cleavage-maker! 

A fun strapless top like the Milania Top calls for a standard strapless bra. I don't mean that sad strapless you've had in your drawer since high school!! (I know you all have one of those!) I'm talking about the Dana Strapless. You're an adult and it's time for a well-fitting, quality-made strapless bra. Investing the time to find the correct size and purchasing a well-made design will make a huge difference when it comes to wearing your favorite summer pieces. 

There are so many more gorgeous summer outfits available at The Dressing Room's two locations, and they belong on your body not pushed to the back of the drawer. 

Call us after you shop, or click here to book your bra fitting with Libby! 


June 26, 2023 — Elizabeth Basile

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