The question of whether you should wear a bra with a halter top or not largely depends on the level of support you want and need. Other than thinking about support, the most important thing is for you to feel confident and comfortable.
There are no rules anymore, so if you feel comfortable going braless, I urge you to go for it. Going braless has even become a fashion and feminist statement. With everyone spending more time at home in the last year, some people are swearing they may never wear a bra again.
However, going braless isn’t for everyone. If you are looking for more support and shaping, there are many cute and comfortable strapless bras available. Not every bra is restrictive, and in 2021, we are fortunate to have flattering and comfortable options for every woman.
On the other hand, some halter tops offer support built-in within the top so you don’t need a bra. There are also options of bandeaus to go under the halter neck, nipple covers, or halter bralettes.
Read on for our best tried and tested options for wearing under halter tops, so when summer finally arrives you’ll be ready.
Option 1: Go For a Bralette
Halter neck bralettes are cute and comfortable, and there are lots of options out there. Whether you opt for a feminine lace style, or you’re all about the practicality, here are our favorites:
Pink Lace Halter Bralette from ASOS
Ribbed Seamless Halter Bralette from Aeropostale
Lace Halter Bralette from Forever 21
Animal Lace Padded Halter Bralette from Aerie
Option 2: Go For a Strapless Bra
We all know straps are not a good look paired with strapless dresses and halter tops. But there is an easy way to avoid this fashion faux pas: go strapless.
It’s true that strapless bras were once unpractical. They were difficult to stop from falling down and offered little support. Times have changed and now there are plenty of great options if you decide to go strapless while wearing a halter top. It certainly helps when brands such as WonderBra have made it their mission to create the perfect strapless bra.
Truly Smooth Convertible Strapless Bra from Natori
Wonderbra New Ultimate Strapless Bra
Option 3: Go For a Halter Top With a Built-In Bra
Perhaps the best option would be to go for a halter top that already has a bra built in. These halter necks offer support and comfort rolled into one.
Cowl Halter Top from Susana Monaco
Ananda Brami Halter Top from Spiritual Gangster
Option 4: Go For a Bandeau
Another great option is to purchase a bandeau. Like bralettes, they can be pretty and feminine. Bandeaus stretch to your body shape, offering you support with less chance of a nip slip. Even Kim Kardashian has caught onto the versatility of a bandeau with the addition of bandeaus to her latest SKIMS collection.
SKIMS Fits Everybody Bandeau Bralette
Padded Lace Bandeau Bralette from Bergdorf Goodman
Option 5: Think Outside the Box
There are lots of other options including stick-on bras, nipple covers, or bra tape. Nipple covers are a great option if you don’t want to wear a bra but don’t feel confident displaying everything. The most important thing is to find what works best for you.
MAGIC Bodyfashion Lift Silicon Backless and Strapless Stick-on Bra
Nippies by Bristols Six Cross Nipple Covers
Silicone Valley Original Boob Tape
Option 6: Go Braless?
Halter tops are a great choice for summer. They allow your shoulders to get a tan, look great paired with shorts, and are a perfect throwback to the late 1990s and early 2000s. Don’t let the annoyance of finding the perfect underwear stop you from wearing what you want.
There are countless options out there, but if none of these are your thing, don’t think twice about going braless.