All About Bra Backs at HerRoom
In the olden days--a few decades ago--there was really only one way the back of a bra looked: straight across the back with straps that ran up along the shoulder blades. If we wore clothing with cutaway necklines that showed a lot of shoulder, our only option was a strapless bra. Well, things have changed! The sports bra was probably responsible for an initial rethinking of bra backs. The racerback, adapted from racerback swimsuits, provided a great range of arm and shoulder motion and so became popular in sports bra. Racerbacks even changed over the years to include wide stretch mesh backs and straps, a keyhole design, even styles with a wide center back panel that forms a vee close to the neck. Some of these styles offer extra back support, which is especially useful in larger sizes.
Convertible straps changed everything too. Now you can have a bra back with crossed straps or straps that form a halter. There are even bras with one single strap that goes vertically up the center of the back and then attaches to the existing straps at the back of the neck. And sometimes the v-shaped or center panel straps are even decorative. Some styles are banded with lace, made of stretch lace or accented with a contrasting color. Best of all, HerRoom takes some of the guesswork out of figuring out how these bras work with different necklines. Check out the 'try it under' feature on each product page to see whether the straps will peek out. There are so many interesting back styles on the market now, from sports bras to plunge and push-up bras, that surely some of these will work perfectly with your wardrobe.