The best lingerie options to match your low back or backless wedding dress in 2019
This is an update to my earlier article as some great new products have hit the market – that provide options for completely backless dresses that were not previously available.
The big trend in wedding dresses at the moment if for extremely low backed – or completely backless dresses. Finding underwear to match these can be tricky, so I thought I would summarise the best options. Please note: Some of these dresses have been designed to be worn bra-less. If you do need support please check if there is any available underwear that will match your dress before you commit, particularly if you are larger busted.
All these items can all be found on my website – which you can jump to by CLICKING HERE.
Just to summarise a few key points:
- You should always choose the highest back option that will match your dress – as the higher the back the better the support.
- Don’t expect the same support from a low backed basque as you would from your bras, as they have no straps they will always feel a bit roomier..
- If you have a backless dress and you have a cup size larger than a DD – you are going to have a problem, as the options shrink rapidly the larger busted you are.
- If you have a low backed dress then, depending on exactly how low it is, you should be ok all the way up to a FF cup.
So, starting with the lowest backed lingerie options here are your options.
Backless Bridal Bodies
These are new on the market and can be worn with completely backless dresses. I have on-line exclusives on some of these lines within the UK, so if you need one of these then you are in the right place.
These are really beautifully made. The backs scoop out to below the waist line – but the trade-off is that with a back that low there is no way they could be strapless as well – so they do need to be worn with shoulder straps (which can be swapped to clear straps on the nude version).
They are available in sizes 30-38 and B-D Cup (but no 38D). Don’t expect too much support as without the tension around the back it is difficult to provide – but remember you will have your dress across the front of your boobs as well.
There is an ivory version (pictured) which has a lace bum and a nude version which has detachable straps. You can take a look by clicking here:
Low backed bustiers
These are a great option and do a fantastic job both at being low backed and at providing a bit more support. They are still the top selling items of lingerie on this website. They fasten around the waist, and so can be used with most backless dresses.
The other thing to bear in mind with these is that no matter how slim you are, as they fasten snugly around the waist, they will create a slight bulge under the waistband. This is not a problem with many dresses and it can easily be smoothed out by pairing the bustier with one of my fantastic slim skirts.
I sell two versions, both of which are identical in how low they are at the back – so the choice is more down to style, colour and price.
- The smooth seamfree version is the more expensive one, and is ideal for where you need a smooth front – with no boning showing through. It has a slightly lower centre front and comes in a beautiful pale ivory colour. This comes in sizes 32-40 in and A to D cup.
- The other low back bustier is still pretty smooth – but the boning is visible. I think this item is fantastic value and it comes in a huge range of sizes 32-44 and A to DD cup. So if you are more than a 40 back or a DD cup – then this is your only option. It comes in White and Ivory.
You can take a look at the bridal bustiers here.
Low back longline bustier
This is a fantastic new option for the larger busted bride wanting some support under a low backed dress..
It is not quite as low as the low back bustiers – but it comes really close, but the great news is that it comes in sizes 32-42 and B-F cup. It really does provide amazing support all the way up to a 42F – so this could be your only low backed option if you are larger than a DD cup.
It comes in three colours (Black, White and Nude)
You can see the low backed longline bustier here.
Low backed torsolette
(a torsolette is a basque which is slightly longer in the body – coming over the top of your hips)
This is a great option if you are looking for a bit of shaping over the hips, combined with a low back. The back of this item does not sit quite as low as the bustiers (it sits approximately 1″ higher), but is a good 2″ lower at the back than the other torsolette basques.
This particular basque has smooth moulded cups and a smooth body as well – so is ideal for giving some shape and support under close fitting wedding dresses. It comes in a wide range of sizes (32-44 and B-DD) in a pale ivory (the image look like nude – but it is really a pale ivory).
You can see this item here.
Low Back Basques
I have a range of three low backed basques. Two of them are identical except that one has smooth satin panels and the other has lace panels, apart from that they are constructed and fit exactly the same. The third has an identical body structure – but has a moulded push-up cup, to give a slight additional boost to your bust.
These are a really pretty option to give your silhouette a bit of shaping. The bottom edge of the basque finishes just on the hips – so they will nicely shape your waist (but they do not come low enough to shape your hips). The rear of the basque is pretty much the same height as the Low back longline bra, but they come in a more restricted set of sizes 32-40 and A to D cup.
You can see these low backed basques here.
Although they are not strictly sold as a low back option, the rear of these basques actually sits about 1″ below where the bottom of your bra band would sit. This actually makes them a perfect choice for dresses that are just a little scooped out at the back. The longer length of these basques, combined with their spiral steel boning, means they come down over the top of your hips and will give a great shape all the way from your bust down to your hips.
I have three versions of the torsolettes, all are identical in terms of structure and fit, but differ in terms of the material and colour (and price). One has a lovely embroidered finish (available in a pale ivory), the second comes in smooth satin (available in white and ivory), and the final one has lace panels (available in white and ivory).
You can see the bridal torsolettes here.
Well that’s about it !! I have really tried to put together a collection of bridal lingerie that includes the best low backed options that are available anywhere. If you do come across something fantastic that it not on my website – please let me know and I will get hold of a couple and see if they are worth adding to my range.