There are many benefits to getting a halter bra. The first is the support that you get from a halter bra that a normal one just cannot offer. In addition it allows you to expose your back so that you can show off a tattoo or just a really nice tan. In some places the halter bra is banned, but for the most part if you wear it in an appropriate environment you should be fine.
The History Of The Halter Bra
The term halter bra comes from two words – the German halter, or holder and the French word brassiere referring to a baby’s vest or lifebelt. This word actually is derived from braciere, which is an old French word meaning arm protector. Later this word was used to describe a military breastplate, and finally a women’s corset.
Throughout history women have used a variety of garments and devices to cover, restrain or raise their breasts. There is anthropological evidence of women using bras in sports competitions as far back as the 1400’s, before the Christian era. The modern halter bra however did not emerge until the mid 1950’s and was an alteration of typical bra construction. The impetus for its design and development was the use of halter tops in bikini’s fashionable during the day.
Because of this the halter top bra was an easy outcropping to allow women to expose there back while maintaining support of their bosom. Halter bras are very useful when being worn with strapless dresses and can provide an elegance and style that would not be possible with a normal bra.
The other thing that is nice about a halter bar is that it is easy to get on and requires far less work than an over the shoulder strap bra. One can be put on easily and it comfortably provides support evenly across the back of the neck. Thin shoulder strap bras can exert pressure on the trapezius muscle and result in symptoms such as shoulder and neck pain, numbness and tingling in the arm, and headaches.
As you can see there are many reasons why a person would want to use a halter bra, first and foremost being style. All things being equal, a halter bra is primarily used as a way to wear certain dresses that could not be worn with a normal over the shoulder bra. In the end it is up to you what kind of bra you want to wear under your favorite clothes.