First introduced to the market in the 1930s, strapless bras didn’t become popular until the 1950s, when it was fashionable to wear strapless evening dresses.
Since then, fashion has evolved to become more daring and exciting and lingerie in its supporting role has become more high tech and creative in solving women’s wardrobe demands. Now in addition to strapless bras, the market offers silicon backless bras, plunge bras as well as strapless push up bras.
Strapless bras are typically wired and elasticised to ensure they stay in place, making them uncomfortable to wear at the least and at the worst, it can lead to scarring and skin irritation. It is not uncommon to hear that the tight elastic bands on strapless bras cause blisters on the skin.
It is no wonder that so many claim that they “hate wearing strapless bras”. Which is why when silicon backless bras came on to the scene, they have become very popular for being comfortable to wear as well as satisfying two needs at the same time: strapless and backless. Unfortunately, not all silicon bras are made the same. Some brands have only minimal stickiness so they can only be worn once or a couple of times, worse still, some do not stay on at all during the first wear. There are also styles that are not sticky around the cups, but have wings that extend from the cups which are sticky.
The problem with this style is the lack of support and women complain that these flatten their breasts instead of giving them a flattering shape. The best silicon strapless backless bra is one that is manufactured using the highest grade of silicon and adhesive.
Silicon feels more natural than fabric, so if you prefer a natural look and feel, then always pick silicon. Premium adhesive is probably the most important element of a good silicon bra, without it, the bra will not be secure or last long. Also, cheap adhesive could lead to skin rash and sensitivity, so be cautious with cheap products. The ultimate silicon bra is probably the strapless push up bra. Along with red lips and killer heals, the cleavage is a tool for catching the attention of the opposite sex and is therefore a sought after effect of lingerie.
Strapless push up bras are made with padded foam instead of silicon to make them light, as a silicon version would be so heavy it would droop instead of push up. As with everything, look for a reputable brand when you buy your silicon bra and remember, when you buy cheap, you buy twice!