Do you remember a strapless bra that was too tight or slippy? Don’t worry if you answered yes.
Strapless bras are an essential piece of any woman’s wardrobe. These bras are not something you should buy randomly.
We’ll show you what to look out for when purchasing a bra, so you won’t have any problems with it sliding down again.
What are strapless bras?
Strapless bras are bras that have no straps, just like their name. Convertible bras come with straps that can be taken off and transformed into a strapless style.
Strapless bras can be worn with virtually any type of clothing, making them extremely versatile.
Strapless bras make a difference in terms of your size
You don’t want to guess your bra size when shopping for a strapless bra. Up to 80% of women wear the wrong bra size, and they don’t even realize it. It is important to choose the right size strapless bra band because there aren’t any straps that can hold it up.
Your breasts are held up by the band of your bra, believe it or not. The bra straps only play a supporting role. Your bra straps will move if the band is too large.
This can make it uncomfortable and force you to adapt throughout the day.
It can cause pain and lead to unnecessary bulges. This is not a good idea if you want a smooth silhouette.
To ensure you get the right size strapless bra, it is best to have your measurements taken at home.
Take a tape measure and wrap it around your chest. Wrap it under your arms. This is your band measurement.
Again, measure around your chest and this time, extend your arms to the maximum part of your bust.
Use our bra size calculation to determine your bra.
A good quality, plus-size strapless bra is essential.
The band should have some silicone on its inside to prevent it from sliding. The silicone sticks easily to the skin, helping to keep the band in its place. Nobody wants to be dancing all night only to have the band move around every song.
You should ensure that your bra straps are thick enough. For women with large breasts, you want the band to be thick enough that it supports you but not create bulges.
Cups should not cause spillage. If you spill out, it may be necessary to adjust the cup size according to how it was cut. However, you don’t want any gaps. You can try on the bra to feel the cups. Find the right style for you by trying on different styles. You may prefer something less noticeable and more like a bandeau, or you might prefer molded cups.
Comfortable boning along the sides, boning the bra in the band supports and maintains the bra’s structure. It should be padded to ensure comfort.
How to make bras without straps more comfortable to wear
Do not apply lotion or baby powder to your torso before putting on your strapless Bra. There must be friction between the bra and your skin to keep it in place. Powders and lotions will make it more susceptible to slippage, especially in warm weather or if you are working up a sweat.
You should wear your strapless bra at least two times before you go out. You can make sure it fits correctly, especially if you are wearing it for a special occasion.
Bend down and scoop. Once you have put on your bra, bend over and scoop out your breasts with one hand. Your breast tissue should be as visible as possible.
Take good care of your bra. It is an investment to have a quality strapless bra. It’s not enough to just put it in the washer and call it good. Let it air dry and hand washes. If the bra has molded cups you can lay it flat so that the cups face up. You can then smoothen out any dents. If your bra strapless can’t be washed by hand, you can place it in a bag with lingerie and wash it on the delicate or gentle cycle.
Not wearing a strapless bra should be something you fear. These tips will help you choose the best strapless bra for your needs.
Summer is fast approaching so this is the perfect time to add a bra with a strapless design to your collection.
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