strapless? more like strap-mess.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


i'm a bridesmaid in my friend teen's wedding in a few weeks and the dress requires me to wear a strapless bra.

easy enough right?


wrong.

mainly because i do not look like the model in the above picture.


i spent approximately three hours trying to find a strapless bra that was comfortable and made my boobs look good last night.

and while i ended up finding one, that i
kinda liked it was pretty much torture.

women with racks like mine should never go strapless, it's just not natural, kind of like joan rivers face.

even skinny girls with small chests can still look weird with strapless bras on - especially when the bra is all weirdly shaped and visible under their clothes.


god, and otto titsling, created straps on bras for a reason.


viva la strap!

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35 comments:

  1. I am so with you on this. I have yet to find a strapless bra that actually works for me. Oy.

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  2. i had to wear a strapless bra for a wedding and by the end of the night it was on the floor at the head table along with my shoes and purse.

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  3. Amen!

    The one time I had to do this was for my sister's wedding and a combo of 2 solutions worked. I found a good seamstress to build some support into the dress and then got a really good (and expensive & uncomfortable) bustier with lots of boning...it helped keep everything pushed up without straps.

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  4. A very serious amen to you- I have three and I hate all of them! They end up having nearly the same effect as a sports bra for me.

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  5. My boobs aren't even that big and I still hate strapless bras. Actually, if it's at all possible, I just prefer to go bra-less.

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  6. You could get super klassy and wear clear straps. You know those look good.

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  7. Recent conversation with my sister:

    Her: I bought this gorgeous strapless gown--

    Me: Strapless? We're not built for strapless.

    Her: If you find the right strapless bra you can do it.

    Me: You found a comfortable strapless bra?

    Her: NO!!! There's no comfortable strapless bra. It's torture. But it looks all right.


    *sigh*

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  8. What kind did you end up buying? I have NEVER EVER found a strapless bra that I liked. Damn you, small boobs!

    xoxo

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  9. Strapless bras are a problem? What about strapless underwear? That is a serious...

    Let's forget this convo.

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  10. I'll hide in the shadows for this one, but as a 32DDD, I HEAR YOU! My BFF is figleaves.com. You'll find a strapless that works there. My advice is to try one with more boning and a corset shape. They do make some that are actually relatively comfortable.

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  11. i find that my (38D) rack fits best into a bustier for a strapless look. its the only thing that works for me. you can also buy that tape they sell at bridal shops that you can stick the bra to your boobs with, it gives you a smooth look.

    id rather have implants than have to be uncomfortable in a bra. it is really unfair.

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  12. i think that model was wearing a regular bra and they photoshopped a strapless on her. strapless bras just don't make cleavage like that!

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  13. A-FREAKIN-MEN. i've got *bitty boobs* and strapless bras are still awful and uncomfortable and unflattering and annoying. i won't buy dresses any more if they don't have a non-strapless option.

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  14. Yep, I got nothing good on my chest and I struggle with the strapless stuff too. I hate, hate, hate strapless dresses because I've got nothing to hold them up! (and I have armpit fat)

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  15. I hate strapless bras too. I refuse to wear them. Luckily I never need to because I don't like the look of strapless shirts/dresses.

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  16. I totally agree. I had that same problem last summer, and the alterations place offered to sew cups inside the dress for me, but I refused at the time and now I wish I had done that. SO if that's an option for you, do that. You'll be much better off.

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  17. I'm small-chested and I still look ridiculous wearing a strapless bra.

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  18. AMEN. HATE THEM. I used to pine for those cute strapless dresses, but twas a dream i gave up years ago. Cup D does not agree.

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  19. i hate most strapless bras, but my friend recommended this one to me and it has saved me so many times:
    http://bit.ly/9OYHuK

    good luck!

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  20. ugh I hear you!!! I have been looking for a really great one for my wedding dress for like three months. Why are they all so awful??

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  21. I hate bra shopping in general, especially for strapless.

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  22. Strapless dresses are THE WORST. I love me some big, thick straps & high backs. KEEP ME IN.

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  23. I absolutely cannot wear them. My boobs flop around like a dead fish. And I have never looked that happy wearing one too. Usually an underwire is digging into my side

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  24. strapless bras suck at life. See you if you can get cups sewn into the dress, that might be better.

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  25. A couple years ago I wrote a post about this very thing. Strapless bra shopping is the worst.

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  26. Either you should have small enough boobs to not need a bra, the bra should be built in, or there should be straps in the dress.

    Strapless bras = THE WORST.

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  27. Strapless bras are so uncomfortable. I always find mine sliding down instead of really hugging the boobies. lol.

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  28. try cacique - they have the best strapless bras for ladies w/ tatas!

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  29. Strapless bras suck! You could go the really classy route and either not wear one, or wear one with straps! Ha! I actually saw a woman at the airport the other day with ginormous boobs, wearing a tank top, and no freaking bra! Not cool!

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  30. When you find a "good" strapless bra, at the store, it's really only good there. When you wear it at the wedding (it's always a stupid wedding, isn't it? The things we do for our girls), after an hour in it, it's torture. They're really only made to work right for about 10 mins.

    Once, I was comfortable in a strapless bra w/ a tube top on (I was in my 20s then, doing a Charlies' Angels throw-back outfit). The trick was this... I got trashed. Was just having a great time. We banned all cameras & there weren't cam phones back then, so I don't know how I looked outside of my own drunken reality (where I looked fab, btw).

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