Strapless, backless, boat-neck, one-shoulder, crisscross straps and halter- all the looks that make me pause before I purchase and ask, “Do I have the right bra to wear with this?”

This summer, I decided to wonder no longer. Thanks to some internet, foot, and word-of-mouth research, I’ll never have to sacrifice look for  lift, comfort, or budget, and the typical eye-sore of a brassiere ill-shaped for my top or dress of choice is gone forever.

Five Essential Bras You Need for Summer!

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1. Multi-Way Bra

Victoria's Secret sells one for $29.50 in 6 different colors for 5 different looks. Strapless, front-halter, one-strap, back-cross, and "regular," the extra boost from lining the cups will practically transform any look from nice to va-va-voom.

Banish the bra faux-pas with the only five bras you’ll need this summer (and ever).