What Bra to Wear with Halter Tops

Buying bras and matching them with different styles of tops is a big challenge every bra owner deals with. Will the strap show? Will the bra provide enough support? All these questions are a bra owner’s worst nightmare.

So, this article is dedicated to all the bra owners who have no idea what type of bra to wear under their halter tops. From dedicated halter bralettes to convertibles and adhesive cups, we are here to tell you the variety of bras you can wear. Happy reading!

7 Types of Bras to Wear With Halter Outfits

1. Convertible Bra

Yup, if you didn’t know halter bras are a thing and they have been in and out of trends for quite a while. Usually halter bras are not sold as ‘halter bras’ but as convertibles. Convertibles are nothing but traditional bras with detachable straps. 

Some bras offer different slots for different styles of wearing. These so called ‘slots’ are stitched inside the cups to provide comfort. All you have to do is insert one end of the strap into one slot of the cup and go around your neck to the other slot stitched on the other cup.

As simple as that! For extra security, you can pin up the strap to the top’s halter neck so that it stays hidden.

2. Halter Bralette

Halter bralettes are garments that some people wear as halter tops themselves. Bralettes usually have a lacy design to them. They come in various colors and designs and hence, some people wouldn’t mind wearing only halter bralettes.

They also come in padded versions and have underwires embedded in them as well. A comfortable halter bralette must be made of a smooth fabric that does not cause any itching or rashes on your skin.

Halter bralettes are so common these days that they are worn simply under denim jackets and sweatshirts. They are super comfortable and the wired ones offer an appreciable amount of support.

3. Adhesive Strap Bra

Adhesive straps might not be the most comfortable option for a woman with a big bust but it does the job for smaller ones. The adhesive push up bras come either with adhesive cups or adhesive wings.

If you are opting for a dress that has no sleeves, it is better to skip the adhesive wings type as it might show itself when you lift your hands. Adhesive bras do come with a disadvantage other than offering minimal support.

The strength of the adhesive wears out once you start sweating or keep adjusting the bra. Moisture is a big no when it comes to adhesive bras so make your call accordingly.

4. Adhesive Cup

Adhesive cups give very little coverage as compared to classic bras. They are made of silicone and stick to cover your nipples and a just a tiny bit of region around it.

Women having heavy busts, who wish to go for more support and coverage, must opt for halter bras. Some brands offer poor quality silicone cups. The adhesive layer is not strong enough to hold on to the skin.

When you wear it for a long time, due to lack of air circulation, there is an accumulation of moisture which weakens the adhesiveness of the cup. For people who have smaller breasts and require minimal to no support, this is the perfect choice.

5. Transparent or Clear Straps

Convertible bras often come with transparent or clear bra straps. No, they aren’t adhesive in nature but just straps that are almost invisible.

The advantage of having transparent straps is that you have the freedom to wear them however you want to. You can go the traditional way, you can opt for the criss cross type or the one shoulder style. 

Since we are talking about halter tops, it is best if you wear transparent straps imitating the style of the halter top. In this way, you will get the support of a traditional bra and a look of a halter bra. How cool is that?

6. Tube Top Bra

Tube top bras are basically like tube tops but some come with light to medium padding. It might not be the best choice for women with heavier bust but it sure is comfortable for people with smaller cup sizes.

Tube top bras are often made of soft fabric that wraps around the upper abdominal region and shows off your natural curves. The material used in its manufacturing is pretty elastic in nature as well.

Due to frequent use, the bra might lose its elasticity. So make sure you get a tube top with good quality padding and if you are comfortable, we recommend going for underwired bras too.

7. Strapless Bra

Strapless bras will only go with halter tops if they have a low back. Otherwise, you can use transparent straps to form a halter neck in order to get more support and definition.

Opt for a plunging neckline if you wish to wear strapless bras under your halter top. A front hook and eye closure will enhance the shape of your bust and make it look fuller as well.

You can also go for a strapless, padded push up bra. The push up bra creates a natural cleavage that will definitely enhance your body confidence. 

When it comes to push up bras with the underwire, make sure you check the thickness of the fabric covering the underwire. The more the thickness, the better the comfort level.


It is a shame to know that people with heavy breasts don’t enjoy as many options and variety as people with small cup sizes. Although this is the case, there are many brands that are now thinking for our bustier friends.

We hope you have found our article helpful! We also hope you have received your answer to the question ‘What bra to wear under halter tops?’. Make sure you go through the size charts offered by each brand as the sizes vary from type to type and brand to brand. Happy shopping!