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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5. Nipple Petals

For when all else fails, I'm a huge fan of having a complete stash of nipple petals just in case. Great for those days when you just can't justify wearing the real deal, peel and press on a pair of petals and at least cut out the obvious point that you aren't really wearing anything else ($17.99 at Target).

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