Shapewear Report: Summer's Must-Have Bras

Strapless
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Shapewear Report: Summer's Must-Have Bras

01 of 08

Halter

Halter
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As Jessica Biel knows, halter tops and summer go hand-in-hand. Opt for a halter bra-they usually only have one adjustable strap.

02 of 08

Backless

Backless
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Want to follow Fergie and display your sexy back? An adhesive bra offers no-show support.

03 of 08

Seamless

Seamless
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A white sheath like Jennifer Aniston's calls for a seamless bra. Look for one made of foam in a shade close to your skin tone; they're excellent for creating a smooth shape that looks great under tight-fitting or light clothing.

04 of 08

Opaque Bodysuit

Opaque Bodysuit
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Diane Kruger's super-sheer sheath leaves little to the imagination; try a shapewear bodysuit that matches your skintone for optimal coverage.

05 of 08

Convertible

Convertible
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For ever-popular one-shoulder styles like Eva Longoria Parker's, bras with adjustable straps that can be arranged multiple ways are key. (Bonus: You can use them for strapless or halter styles as well!)

06 of 08

Plunging

Plunging
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Zoe Saldana's plunging neckline calls for a bra with a deep, wide-V shape and a center band that sits lower on the rib cage.

07 of 08

Racerback

Racerback
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Wear a racerback tank like Kim Kardashian's with a bra that makes an X shape between your shoulder blades.

08 of 08

Strapless

Strapless
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When wearing a strapless dress like Kerry Washington, you need a strapless bra. It should have wide sidebands and no straps, but underwire is optional, depending on your support needs.

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