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How does Crepe fabric behave with various bra types?

Hi everyone,

I recently bought a stunning crepe dress that I plan on wearing to a wedding next month. However, I'm struggling to decide on the right bra to wear with it. I've read that crepe fabric can be quite delicate and unforgiving, so I want to make sure I choose a bra that won't show any lines or cause any unwanted bulges.

I typically wear a regular, wired bra for support, but I'm open to any suggestions for other types of bras that might work better with crepe fabric. Has anyone worn a crepe dress before and can offer some insight into what bra worked for them?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have worn a crepe dress before and I found that a bralette can be a great alternative to a regular bra. Bralettes are soft, wireless bras that usually have thin straps and are designed for comfort. The fabric of a bralette can also be smoother and less likely to show any unwanted lines under a crepe dress.

Another option could be to wear nipple covers for a braless look. Nipple covers are adhesive pads that can provide some modesty under a dress without the need for a bra. They are a good option, especially if you are wearing a dress with a deeper neckline or have smaller breasts.

In conclusion, there are various bra options to choose from when wearing a crepe dress, and it all comes down to personal preference and what feels most comfortable. Remember to choose a bra that fits well, is smooth, and doesn't create any lines or bulges under your dress.



I have worn a crepe dress on several occasions, and I found that a bra with a low-back strap can be a perfect match for it. The low-back strap moves the main part of the bra lower down, which can hide it under the dress. You could choose a bra with a strap that is adjustable, so you can adjust the length to fit the dress.

Another great option would be a longline bra, which extends down the ribcage and provides more support than a regular bra. The additional length can help to smooth out the silhouette under the dress and avoid creating any unwanted lines or bulges.

If you have a smaller bust, a bralette with a racerback or halter neck design can also work well to give both comfort and style.

Remember, it's essential to choose a bra that fits perfectly and is comfortable to wear for the entire duration of the event. I hope my experience helps in finding the right bra type for your crepe dress.


Hello there,

I've also had experience wearing a crepe dress for an event, and I found that a bandeau bra worked well for me. I chose a bandeau bra with a seamless design and lightweight fabric. Since bandeau bras don't have straps, they don't create any visible lines or bulges underneath the dress.

Another alternative that I found very comfortable is a camisole with an inbuilt bra. These camisoles have a built-in bra that provides additional support, and they come in different styles such as racerback, spaghetti straps or even strapless.

If you prefer less support or a more casual look, going braless under the crepe dress can also be an option. Depending on the style of the dress, this could work especially if the dress has a loose or flowing silhouette.

I hope my experience helps in finding the ideal bra option for your crepe dress.



Sorry to interrupt, I might have a contrasting point against the recent opinion shared in this thread. In my personal experience, a wired bra could still work with a crepe dress, but choosing the right size and type would be important. With a wired bra, ensure that the size fits perfectly and does not create any bulges or gaps. A well-fitting wired bra can be more supportive and give a better shape than a wireless bra.

To further avoid any visible lines, I would suggest wearing a bra with smooth cups and avoiding any lace or detailed designs. It would also be important to adjust the position of the bra and straps to avoid creating any visible lines.

Alternatively, if you prefer not to wear a wired bra, a strapless bra or stick-on bra could work as a good option while providing enough support.

I hope this helps to resolve your confusion.


Hi there,

I've worn crepe dresses a few times and understand the struggle of finding the perfect bra to wear with it. In my experience, a balconette or a demi-cup bra could work really well with a crepe dress. With a balconette bra, the cups are wider set and therefore the straps are further apart, which can reduce the risk of any visible bra straps. Demi-cup bras are designed to provide lift and a natural rounded shape to the bust, which can complement the flowy and unforgiving fabric of a crepe dress really well.

It's best to avoid wearing a bra with a full coverage cup as this could create bulges or unwanted lines. A bra with a smooth and seamless cup, in a color matching your dress or skin tone, would work the best.

Also, consider opting for a bra with removable straps so you can choose how you want to wear it - regular, criss-cross or even strapless, as per your preference.

Hope this helps and you feel more confident in selecting a bra to wear with your crepe dress!


Hi there,

I've actually worn a crepe dress before and I understand your dilemma. I found that wearing a seamless, wireless bra with the dress worked the best. Since crepe fabric is quite unforgiving, any lines or bulges from a wired bra can be quite noticeable.

I would recommend trying on a seamless bra with the dress and seeing how it looks. If you need more support, you can opt for a bra with a wider band to provide more coverage and smoothing. Another option is to try a stick-on bra or silicone cups, which can provide support without any visible straps or lines.

Hope this helps and you find the perfect bra for your dress!

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