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
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?