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Best Bras for Formal Gowns

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It seems like everywhere we look, couples are hosting weddings, teens are heading for prom, and parents are looking for nice dresses to wear to graduation ceremonies. We know what that means: complicated necklines

This season's formal dresses come in all sorts of shapes, from halters to one-shoulder to deep v-necks. Whatever your formal fashion pick, we've got a bra to help!

We love our Idol Allure strapless bra by Freya (pictured), because it's beautiful and supportive. The cups have a gorgeous mesh overlay and lace trim while side boning and silicone gripper elastic give the bra a sturdy, stay-put structure. The contour cups are lightly padded for shape and support. But our favorite part? This bra is totally convertible. There are strap tabs on each side of the front and back for many different configurations. Pair with the Idol Allure Thong for a perfect set!

Not quite feeling up to a strapless bra? Try our Matilda plunge bra for your deep necklines, boat necks, or sleeveless gowns. This lightweight bra is sexy and keeps you cool, but like all Elomi bras, the full coverage will give you support no matter how big your bust. Matilda is made from a gorgeous, sheer material that stretches to support your bust via seamed cups and side support. Matilda also converts to a racerback in a flash with a j-hook. Check out the gorgeous matching bikini-style panty for a complete set.

Some women want a bit more coverage to hide protruding nipples. Never fear! We've got a plunge bra that converts to a racerback with lightly padded contour cups: Freya's Deco Vibe plunge bra is a sexy t-shirt bra trimmed in lace with a leotard back to prevent strap slippage. An easy-to-use j-hook converts the bra to a racerback, giving you all the same neckline options as Matilda. Pair with the Deco Vibe Boy Short Panty for a perfect set!

Nursing or pumping at a formal function? Try our Biscuit Nursing Bra by Ewa Michalak. This bra is a padded, underwire nursing bra with a plunging center. The demi-style cups, lined with cotton for comfort, give you lots of options for necklines while keeping your bust totally supported and lifted skyward. The straps are wide-set, so even a boat-neck gown wouldn't show straps. The best news? This bra is available in cup sizes C through Q! Quite amazing, right? 

While you're shopping for underthings for formal gowns, don't forget our Lace Garters! These sexy little garters prevent thigh chafing, look amazing, and will make you feel like you are wearing something extra special. Made from elastic lace with silicone stay-up band, these lace garters are cool, discreet, and come in four colors to work with most gowns.

If you're local and come in for a fitting, feel free to bring along the dress you're working with! Otherwise, make sure to describe your dress if you try out our Virtual Bra FittingĀ® Bra Sizing Service

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