Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How Do I Keep My Bra Straps From Showing?

We all love the cute sun dresse and tank tops that are out there for
summer, but one of the biggest problems is when you can see someone's bra straps! How can we hide them away when it gets warm out?"

 - Racerback: If you don't want to invest in a racerback bra (which might be worth it--I recently bought the Spanx Bra-lellujah and it's a comfortable lifesaver!), you could always opt for the informercial gadget that changed my sister's life--the Strap Perfect. Or, if you really want to make this one a cheap fix, gather your two straps in the middle of your back and have a friend stick a safety pin between 'em!

Spaghetti strap: If a dress or camisole has really thin spaghetti straps, I usually opt for a strapless bra.

Tank tops: When you're wearing sleeveless but headed somewhere that you really, really can't risk your bra hanging out (an important meeting, a family function), turn to one of my favorite old-fashioned secrets--lingerie snaps! Some dresses come with these handy little doo-dads already sewn in:

But for those that don't, it's an easy project to buy a few cheap snaps from your local sewing store, stitch one side to the underside of your most offensive dress straps, and let the other side hang from a short length (a half inch or so) of heavy thread. When you put the dress on, snap the bra strap in place and it won't go anywhere!

When all else fails, tricky necklines can always be handled with double-sided fashion tape or a convertible bra that lets you decide if it's strapless, crossback, one shoulder, etc. Buy it in a nude that matches your skin tone as closely as possible, and it'll work with everything in your wardrobe.

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