What is an Invisible Bra?

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An invisible bra is a breast supporting garment designed to appear as if the wearer is not wearing it. This nude bra illusion can be achieved through a variety of invisible bras. Some of these include the strapless bra, the adhesive bra, and bras that feature transparent bra straps.

The invisible bra can come in handy for a variety of uses. Many outfits, such as strapless dresses or shirts, do not offer cover for concealing bras. Certain low-cut tops, blouses with plunging back lines, and other pieces of clothing can provide too much space where regular bras can be seen as well. To combat these problems, people may opt to wear whichever type of invisible bra will suit their outfit needs, size, and level of comfort.

Strapless bras are readily available invisible bras. These are simply full bras that lack straps. In order to accommodate this lack of support, some strapless bras have other features, such as additional padding or under wire support. Many strapless bras also feature removable straps. Though strapless bras are usually the most affordable invisible bras, often costing as much as a plain bra, they may not offer sufficient support for full-figured wearers.


Invisible straps are a popular choice of invisible bra. These are just like typical bras, except for their clear, see-through straps. Typically very thin, these straps fit beneath narrow sleeveless garments, such as muscle shirts, and allow the wearer to be comfortable without compromising on support. These are typically among the cheaper invisible bras, making them a frequent choice for people on a budget.

Backless bras are another popular choice. A backless bra is an invisible bra that looks as it sounds: without a back. It also lacks straps and can be trimmed to accommodate varying figures. Backless bras stick to the wearer's body with a silicone adhesive, providing them with another moniker, the silicone bra. These bras often provide the wearer with a breast lift, and can be used as push-up bras.

Some silicone bras resemble cloth bras and are available in various shades. Others, however, are designed to mimic breasts. This nude or beige bra design can often make it look like a person is not wearing a bra at all, even if it is somehow revealed. Some silicone designs also come separate, allowing the user to support breasts individually. This also allows the wearer to achieve a specific look if desired.


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