Invisible bra for the busty gal
July 18, 2014 1:22 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to find a bra like this one, but that will fit a 36DD. I'm unfortunately just outside of their size range.

I'm part of a middle eastern dance troupe, and our new costumes require a bra that's basically invisible except for the cups and can be worn as a halter, since that's where the costume straps will sit.

I've searched and searched, and I can find bras with clear straps, but no clear back...or a clear back, and solid straps. I've certainly not found one that has clear straps, a clear back, and a clear center-bit.

The bra must be supportive, so stick-on bras are not going to work for me.

Have any of you encountered this magical, mostly-invisible bra that I'm looking for? I'm in Canada, but if I have to order it in from afar, I'm happy to do that.
posted by burntflowers to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Depending on the bra and costume, try Googling "longline backless strapless bra" and see what you come up with. You could also try a convertible one that could be made halter style but still backless.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 1:31 PM on July 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


Would this bra from Very work?
posted by jacquilynne at 1:57 PM on July 18, 2014


Do you live anywhere near a La Senza, or would you be willing to eat the cost of shipping a return? In my experience it's really no big deal to go down a cup size (or even two) for something you're going to wear for less than a full day and not under smooth clothes (like a t-shirt, which would show really unflattering quad-boob). You'll get even more "push up" in your silhouette but I suspect it would be fine. The costumer for Erin Brockovich famously put Julia Roberts in a bra two cup sizes too small to give her all that wacky cleavage.
posted by telegraph at 2:35 PM on July 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


How about a 38D? Particularly if you can somehow tighten the part that goes around you.
posted by Madamina at 3:23 PM on July 18, 2014


This bra from The Natural isn't available in a 36DD, but goes up to a 38D, which as Madamina says, might work. They have a variety of other styles that might be worth a look, but I think that's the one closest to what you're describing.
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:40 PM on July 19, 2014


I noticed in my daily zulily email that they're having a sale on bras designed for weirdly cut tops. There are a couple with nude straps and some other weird configurations that might work for you.

http://www.zulily.com/invite/jschlesier322/e/bra-solutions-for-daring-cuts-92045.html?tid=social_fb_ref_shareviaicon_na_modal_fc6d35aa0e7e9a6fbe7127137ebae0fd

(That's a referral link, which will give me credit if you sign up after using it. I can't figure out a way to link you to a specific sale on zulily without including my referral information so I've included it. You could also just go there and sign up separately and look at today's sales to find the category. )
posted by jacquilynne at 9:23 AM on July 21, 2014


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