What is a Halter Bra?
Halter tops are a great way to show off your shoulders without constantly pulling at your straps.
This style is flattering on women with larger breasts.
They are popular because they draw the eye up, creating the illusion of a more balanced silhouette.
But traditional bras slip out of a halter top. A halter bra gives you support without unsightly straps.
Pros and Cons of a Halter Bra
- More supportive than a strapless bra
- Straps don’t slip
- Hard to wear with most necklines
- Can create tension in your neck, particularly in women with larger breasts
Different Types of Halter Bras
- Front close: One of the more common styles of halter bra is one with a front closure. This makes the bra easier to slip on and off, because you can put it on like a jacket and close the front.
- Bralette: Another popular halter style is the bralette, which doesn’t have any fasteners. It is all one piece, and you put it on and take it off like a shirt.
- Push Up: If you want an added lift underneath your halter top, pick a push-up bra with halter-style straps. This type of bra will push your breasts together, making the halter neckline more flattering.
How to Choose a Halter Bra
Halter bras have different features that make them appropriate for various outfits.
- Consider the straps: Some halter bras feature wide, lacy straps, while others offer thin straps. Look at the outfit you want to wear it with to determine your strap size.
- Pick your desired closure: For larger busted women, front closures are often desirable. Bralettes are often harder to take off, particularly if the band is tight.
- Decide if you want wires or not: Like most bras, you can choose a halter bra with or without underwires. The wired styles often include thinner straps and better lift.
What to Wear it With
The most apparent style you would need with a halter bra is a halter top, but you can wear it with other outfits.
- Racerback Tops: Since athleisure has taken over the fashion landscape, many casual tops come in racerback styles. This top type is hard to pair with a regular bra because the straps curve toward your neck. A halter bra is easily hidden under a racerback top.
- Crew Neck Tops: If your favorite shirt features a crew neck, you can wear your halter bra with it to avoid adjusting your straps all day.
- Keyhole: A halter bra is great for the keyhole neckline because it mimics the cut.
How to Style Your Decorative Halter Bra
If you pick a super frilly style, you might want to show it off. In this case, pick an outfit that lets you showcase your halter bralette.
- Decide how you want to show it: Do you want to feature a small peep of your halter bra? Consider a one-shoulder top. Were you looking to show off the whole thing? Pair it with a wrap dress and let the lace cups serve as an accent.
- Mind the occasion: If you’re going to a formal event or a work-related function, it’s best to keep your bra tucked away. Save the visible bra straps for casual outings.
- Dress it up: Halter bralettes can be paired with a buttoned-up suit jacket or a backless sweater for a night out.
- Pair it with a sheer top: For an edgy look, pair your decorative halter bralette with a sheer top. Add some chic denim for a casual yet sophisticated look.
Halter tops don’t have to doom you to visible bra straps.
With a halter bra, you can look chic and put together without highlighting your undergarments unless you did it on purpose.