Last Updated on 19th October 2013

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Awards season is upon us, and with a flurry of backless, strapless and cut-out gowns gracing the red carpet we’ve been thinking about the benefits of practical lingerie that works with such looks.

Nothing is more unsightly, not to mention unflattering, than visible bra straps (clear ones included) that dig into the flesh when attempting to look as chic as the A-listers in a backless party dress.

Not wanting to risk a cleavage mishap, by leaving your trusty bra out of the equation, a backless bra with in-built support is the answer; a saviour for Hollywood’s darlings, who prefer that ‘held up, and held together’ look when opting for a flesh-baring design.

So, to afford you all the support and comfort of a standard bra minus the catch-you-out straps, here’s a round up of five of the best backless bras available to shop right now.

John Lewis

Lingerie Solutions Body Sculpting Backless Strapless Bra, £30, available at John Lewis


Strapless Stick On Adhesive Bra, £19.50, available at Marks & Spencer


Fashion Forms U-Plunge Self-Adhesive Backless Strapless Bra, £28, available at Net-a-Porter

Boux Avenue

Padded Backless Strapless Bra, £24, available at Boux Avenue


Adorelle Backless Wing Stick On Bra, £25, available at House of Fraser

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