Some outfits simply don't allow for a traditional bra. If you're wearing a tube top or other strapless top, you must opt for a strapless bra, unless you wish your bra straps to be exposed. If your top is low-cut in the back or completely backless, a backless bra is required. You can find backless and strapless bras that provide complete support and coverage without straps or back clasps showing.
1 Visit major department stores. All major stores feature lingerie departments where you can find strapless and backless bras. Since strapless and backless bras are usually worn with formal dresses, look for a lingerie area marked as specialty or special occasion bras.
2 Shop at local lingerie stores. Boutique lingerie stores usually feature larger inventories of specialty bras than standard stores. You'll likely have a broader selection from which to choose.
3 Go to bridal stores in your area. Backless, strapless bras are necessary for most wedding dresses so bridal stores often have several varieties in stock.
4 Consider online stores that specialize in bras. Since you won't be able to try on the bras beforehand, confirm that the website you choose has a solid return policy prior to purchasing.
5 Contact costume stores in your area. Costume stores often carry strapless, backless bras or stick-on bra cups since regular bras can't be worn with many costumes.