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« on: February 26, 2009 03:59:31 PM »

I have a new shirred top strapless summer dress its rather cute(all swiss dot cotton and insert lace) ....but I really cant seem to find a good strapless bra..
My husband thinks I should put straps on it it and give up my search for and push up strapless bra ...
What do you guys thinks ?


this is basically it ...mine is just white cotton
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009 07:17:40 PM »

I think it depends on the look you like, and how comfortable you are in the top as is.  If you like the look of straps, or feel more secure with them, I'd go ahead and add them.  But if you're in love with the dress as a strapless, I'd say keep looking for a bra.  Perhaps try looking for a long-line bra.  They tend to give a lot better support than your standard strapless, though if you're in a warmer part of the country, they can be a little hot.

However, if you add straps, don't think you're stuck with something plain and boring.  You could do a little gathered flutter sleeve/strap (You know, where it's a loooong arc, like a stretched half circle, hemmed, and sewn to elastic on the straight edge).  Those are very cute on that style top/dress.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009 05:35:44 PM »

This is the closest to a comfortable non-long-line strapless that I've found:

I'm still not secure enough in it to have bought it but my best friend has and loves it.
I can't do a long-line in summer, too darn hot here, so if it were mine I would add the straps. If you do it would probably be a good idea to put the little thingys in to keep your straps from slipping out (there's a name for them, I just can't pull it out of my brain right now).

love the flutter sleeve idea!

« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009 01:50:26 PM »

What about a bra with transparent straps?

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009 04:21:18 AM »

I got around the problem with a simple yet effective fix that leaves the dress free to be worn as made should the perfect bra ever pop it's head up (or in my case should I ever buy smaller boobies) Wear your favorite normal bra under it & top it off with a cute matching bolero.
also takes the dress from sexy weekend wear to work safe for those Fridays when there are drinks after work.
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