How to Wear an Open Cup Bra

How to Wear an Open Cup Bra

Posted by Hilary on Aug 22nd 2018

How to wear an open cup bra

An open cup bra is the sexiest piece of arsenal and a fantastic addition to your wardrobe. It can be worn underneath your favorite blouse or with a dress to amplify your figure. There are designs that frame the outline of your breast, completely cup less styles and cups with partial cutouts. The straps add sex appeal to your shoulders, neckline and back.

Open cup bras that are made with a harness frame can be layered when it does not provide enough coverage. They can be worn over clothing such as a tight lace top that you want to add some ‘drama’ or alone under a blouse depending on your preference. A black open cup bra can be worn underneath a lace top with a pair of pasties covering your nipples for going out, or it can be worn alone when you want to feel exceptionally sexy in the bedroom. These are the different types of open cup bras:

Peepholes: Has a cut out on the center of the cup, top or underneath the breast. This allows you to show off your breast or nipples.

Half cup: This bra is also known as the peek-a-boo bra and is a bralette with a slit cut out between the middle of the seams.

Underwire: A supportive metal frame inserted inside the bra to hold up your breasts.

Frame: Only the frame of the bra is worn leaving the entire breast exposed. This is otherwise known as a harness bra.

Open cup bras come with adjustable straps and are made of satin, faux leather, cotton and nylon. These bras typically have a spandex element to deliver comfort. You can find them in small, medium, large and x-large sizes and are great gifts for Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

When wearing an open cup shelf bra, you can choose to cover your nipples or not. This look draws attention to your breast and gives the illusion of being braless. They give your breast an extra boost, support, and enhance your body shape. If you choose to wear an open cup bra without covering your nipples, just be aware that your nipples will be visible in most cases. If you wear a tight-fitting dress or blouse with thick material, your nipples probably will not be visible. Wearing one under a structured blouse or chunky knit sweater is perfect if you’re going for modesty. However, if you wear it under a light shirt or tank top, the shape of your nipples will be visible. This is a completely acceptable look in most major metropolitan areas, but only you will know if the venue you are going to will accepting of the style.

The lacey designs on an open cup bra feature Venice lace details, small bow accents and spaghetti straps and are available in a variety of colors to match your clothing. A vinyl open cup bra with underwire, strappy vinyl details and sheer lace panels have a sexy bondage appeal. A push-up, floral stretched laced scalloped bra with slits down the middle is risqué and exciting. Feel free to experiment with your open cup bras with different materials and styles of clothing. If you want an edgy look then choose a faux leather bra with underwire cups, zippers, and a sheer mesh back. This is an excellent choice for those into leather and latex lingerie. A lace peek-a-boo bra with slits on the bottom of your breast will add sensuality to your outfits and make you feel flirtatious.

Before purchasing an open cup bra, make sure you have your correct bra size. Experts in intimate apparel will recommend finding a size that is snug. If you’re in-between bra sizes, go for the smaller band size. You want the bra to be snug to lift your apex/nipple about half way in between your elbow and your shoulder. 

How to size an open cup bra


If you have extremely full breasts, opt for an open cup bra that has a high center gore such as a balconette style. from You want the bra to fit you perfectly and make you feel sensuous. Since these bras are made of delicate materials, you must take care of it properly and avoid damaging it when washing.

You may not realize it when you’re shopping for open cup bras, but these pieces of lingerie are like tiny pills of confidence. Once you wear one out in public, you’ll notice a change in yourself from the way you walk to the way you hold your shoulders back in confidence. An open cup bra is underestimated in its abilities to change the way you feel about yourself. When you get that boost of confidence and eroticism walking into a restaurant, you’ll feel support in not only your breasts, but your self-esteem. Nobody else in the room has the confidence to wear what you’re wearing.  

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