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20 Racerback and T-Back Bras to Wear This Summer

  |   By Estelle Puleston

Summer is here, and cami tops, halter dresses, and spaghetti straps are coming out in full force. Which raises the question, what bra style to wear with them? Strapless bras will stay hidden best, but many people find them insufficiently supportive. Racerback and T-back bras, on the other hand, are known for often boosting support.

A traditional racerback bra is one where the straps meet between the shoulder blades, forming an X shape. There are also T-back bras, with one narrow strap that runs down your spine. But designers like to get creative, interpreting the racerback in many different ways. Some bras have a single panel of lace across the back, for example. Others have straps in a V or upside-down V shape.

Whatever their specific shape, racerbacks all have one thing in common. They gather the straps inwards, away from the shoulder. That means no slipping straps, hooray! But importantly, ones that likely don’t show below a tank top either.

Of course, depending on your outfit the racerback straps may still show at the back. But that’s okay because they’re often pretty! Many feature lace or decorative elastic. They’re the kind of straps you will want people to see.

Below are 20 racerback and T-back bras in all sorts of styles and sizes. Some are plain and simple; others are bold or fancier. A few of these are convertible-to-racerback, meaning you can wear them with straight straps too. And one of these bras is a nursing one because new mothers want to wear cute summer clothing also!

20 Racerback and T-back Bras

racerback and T-back bras

24/7™ Classic Racerback Bra
Available in sizes 30B-42B (up to US G cup)
via Third Love

racerback and T-back bras

Full Bloom Triangle Bra
Available in sizes 32B-38B
via Intimissimi

racerback and T-back bras

Femme Fatale Push Up Bra
Available in sizes 32B-38C
via Marlies Dekkers

racerback and T-back bras

Timeless Cool Grey Racerback Bra
Available in sizes 34A-36C
via Yandy

racerback and T-back bras

Arctic Fox T Back Bralette
Available in sizes S-L
via Vixen & Fox

racerback and T-back bras

Charlotte Lace Racer Back Bra
Available in sizes XS-L
via Fleur du Mal

racerback and T-back bras

Bra-llelujah!® Racerback Bra
Available in sizes 32B-38DD
via Spanx

racerback and T-back bras

Strapped Front Fastening T-Shirt Bra
Available in sizes 32B-38FF
via Pour Moi?

racerback and T-back bras

Stella Smooth Lace Racerback Bra by Stella McCartney
Available in sizes 30E-36DD
via Saks Fifth Avenue

racerback and T-back bras

Feathers Front Close T-Back Bra by Natori
Available in sizes 32B-36DDD
via Amazon

racerback and T-back bras

Mary Bralette
Available in sizes XS-XL
via Hunkemöller

racerback and T-back bras

Kelly Underwire Plunge Bra by Elomi
Available in sizes 32GG-42G
via HerRoom

racerback and T-back bras

True Body Triangle Racerback Bra
Available in sizes XS-XL
via True & Co

racerback and T-back bras

Front-Close Push Up Bra
Available in sizes 32A-36C
via La Senza

racerback and T-back bras

Push-Up Lace Racerback Bra
Available in sizes 36C-50DDD
via Torrid

racerback and T-back bras

Push-Up Bra
Available in sizes XS-L
via Bordelle

racerback and T-back bras

Signature Lace Padded Racerback Bralette
Available in sizes XS-L
via Hanky Panky

racerback and T-back bras

All Lace Classic T-Back Bra
Available in sizes 32A-36C
via Samantha Chang

racerback and T-back bras

Warrior Balconette Nursing Bra by ProjectMe by HotMilk
Available in sizes 32D-38F
via Nordstrom

racerback and T-back bras

Gillian Bra
Available in sizes 28A-38A
via The Little Bra Company

On a tight budget? You can also buy racerback clips which will convert most standard bras into one with an X-shaped back. Just be sure that you aren’t already wearing your straps at maximum length. Pulling them in like this makes them feel tighter.

Which shape do you like more, a classic racerback or a T-back bra?

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Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.
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