The Differences Between Regular & Halter Bras

If you hate exposed bra straps, opt for a halter-style bra when your back is exposed.

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If you're a woman who wears only one type of bra no matter what, you aren't doing yourself, your "girls" or your reputation as a relatively stylish girl any favors. Sure, you and your regular bra might look amazing in most of your clothes, but when it comes to certain skin baring styles, especially in the summer, you might need to shake up your bra wearing routine and switch to a halter bra instead.


You only have to look at them to see what the major difference is when it comes to the straps of your halter and regular style bras. Your day-to-day regular style bra isn't anything amazing or unusual to write home about. They've got the usual suspects: one strap on each shoulder that runs from your cup to the back band. While your halter bra does have a strap, it definitely does not attach to the bra band at all and in some cases it may only be one strap that's adjustable.


Both regular bras and halter bras have clasps that keep them from falling off and leaving you in an embarrassing situation. Your regular garden variety bra clasps closed in the back or in some cases in the front. Not so for your halter bra, or at least not entirely so. Sure they do clasp closed at your back, just like your regular one does, but it also has clasps that secure it at the back of your neck.

What You Wear Them With

Regular style bras are your work horse, go-to bras and are good for wearing beneath just about everything -- that doesn't bare your shoulders. When you have a killer shoulder baring dress or top, you don't want straps falling down or just getting in the way. Halter bras are best worn with certain types of strapless dresses or tops, halter tops, halter dresses and off-the-shoulder outfits


Halter bras don't generally give you full cup coverage, so showing a bit of cleavage isn't a problem if you're working with the right cup size. The coverage of a halter bra gives your girls about three quarters of coverage, which is similar to a half cup bra. Regular bras run the gamut and can come in full coverage or half cup coverage.

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