12 Ways to Cover Cleavage in Low Cut Outfits

How to cover cleavage

Showing too much cleavage in not always a good idea. Sometimes, looking more conservative is the best answer.

If your outfit has a low neck and you need some coverage, there are numerous ways. These solutions not only offer you a modesty panel, but also nice up your plunging neckline. Some of the most convenient are explained below:

1. Modesty Panel Insert

Also known as a snap-on bra overly, a modesty panel insert attaches to the front of the bra straps by use of a snap closure. The snaps are usually elastic and have adjustment.

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These inserts fit even on wide strap bras. The end result is that you look like you have a camisole underneath. It’s a comfortable cleavage cover solution if you want to avoid extra layers particularly in hot climate.

2. Cleavage Cover Bra

A cleavage cover bra is simply a high neck bra but with a cute show-off neckline. Other than offering a modesty panel, these bras will also add flavor to a basic outfit.

RBX Athletic Fashion High Coverage Bra

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Cleavage cover bras come in different styles. Some look like an ordinary bra with a lace overlay at the front (which may be detachable), others are halter-neck, while others look like a half cami.

For the best outcome, choose a bra that looks cute enough for wearing alone. In case you don’t like lace finishes sticking out of your clothes, you can still find high neck bras with a smooth fabric finish.

3. High Neck Bralette

If you want to add ease and fun to your outfit, go for a high neck bralette. They are lighter and more comfortable than a regular bra. They normally have an attention-grabbing neckline.

Mae Mesh Crossback High Neck Bralette

Mae Mesh Crossback High Neck Bralette

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Some have cute lace trimming around the edges. But almost all will have a wider pull on band, making them ideal also for wearing under clothes with wide armholes.

Because a high neck bralette is designed for showing off, you can use it for mixing and matching your outfits.

4. Camisole

A camisole is a tank which will usually have thin shoulder straps. Because they are designed to be form-fitting, they are ideal for layering without creating bulges. Not all of them will have a modesty panel. For the purpose of cleavage coverage, choose one that has a high neck.

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AMVELOP Adjustable High Neck Spaghetti Camisole

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Some camisoles are made exclusively for layering or for use as underwear. If you need one for pairing with your low neck outfits, check whether it’s pretty enough for wearing alone.

For casual outings, go for a lacy camisole. If you are dressing for the office or formal occasion, choose a camisole with no laces.

Some camisoles have a built in bra if you want to avoid layers. However, you may still need to wear a bra if your bust is bigger. You can also find camis with an attached padded bra.

5. Square Neck Lace Crop Top

This is a shorter version of a lace camisole. Some of them have an attached bra, while others are just like a layering cami.

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These half camis will conceal your cleavage without adding unnecessary layers around your tummy and waistline. Because of their size and stretch capability, they also conceal under-arm and back bulges with minimal constriction to your torso.

A square neck stretch crop top is surely a lightweight and cheap answer to cleavage coverage as well as hiding a few inches.

6. Bandeau

Also called a tube top, it’s like a crop top but without the straps. You can find lace or non-lace bandeaus. Some are also padded.

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Though you can wear a tube top over a bra, you can still wear it without a bra depending on what suits you best. If wearing a bandeau alone does not offer you support and shaping, consider wearing a bra under it.

You can wear a bandeau under plunging necklines or even underneath sheer tops. While using it under a see-through garment, you can add color contrasting with a bright bandeau under a dark outfit and vice versa.

7. Tank Top

Lightweight tank tops can do a good job in cleavage coverage. It’s a better solution than a camisole if you have issues with sticking bra straps. For the best results, choose a square neckline.

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Because some tanks are designed for pairing with leggings and skinny jeans, they may be a bit too long. This can create issues if you have a shorter top. On the other hand, tunic tank tops can show layers of fabric around the hip area especially if your dress is form-fitting.

8. Cami Bra

As the name suggests, a cami bra is designed like the top part of a camisole. It is therefore high neck by default. You can find them among low yoga and low impact sports bras.

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A cami bra can be worn under any outfit to add flavor or added support and coverage. Regardless of where you are going to, it gives you support and cleavage cover while ensuring a smooth look.

9. Layer With a Mesh Sweater/Cardigan

Mesh cardigans can add modesty to your outfit without making you hot. They come in different styles and sizes. You can choose a long one, or a cropped style.

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Some mesh cardigans are not ideal for cleavage coverage because they do not have a closure of any sort. Others have high waist tie but still have a plunging neck. To be sure, choose a pullover sweater or a cardigan with buttons that go higher than your bust-line.

10. Wear a Scarf

Wearing a lightweight scarf or Pashmina Shawl is an easy way of covering your cleavage without making it apparent. A scarf is also convenient because you can remove it at any time if it gets hot or if you no longer want to conceal your cleavage.

Triangle tassel scarf
Triangle tassel scarf

In the event you want to cover your cleavage to work or church and later go for an outing, a scarf is a great option. A good scarf can add contrast, style and quality to your dress. It’s also a good modesty cover depending on how you wear it.

11. Sew Cleavage Cover Into Your Outfit

Add a DIY cleavage cover to your clothing. You can use lace or another smooth material. Find a thin material preferably one which is elastic.

This can be a bit complicated if you are not used to the needle and thread stuff. But you can look for help online, or else seek the services of a seamstress.

12. Wear a Cleavage Cover Necklace

A necklace is perfect for cleavage coverage if the weather is hot. Webbed styles are particularly good because they cover a large part of your neckline.

Choose a necklace that is styled for V-neck outfits. Some shapes will fit perfectly into the V of your dress as if they were made together.

Lastly, always avoid push-up bras to reduce cleavage boosting. If your dress or top has low armholes, choose something that is fashionable to show underneath.

If you are concerned about your cleavage cover shifting and leaving you exposed, you can use fashion tape or fashion glue. With these tips, you can wear your low cut outfits and your cleavage will still be covered.

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