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how to make strapless bra stay up - Finding A Supportive Strapless Bra: 6 Do's and Don’ts

So, you’ve found the dress of your dreams. It hugs you in all the right places, it flatters your skin tone, and it makes you feel a million dollars. It’s perfect. There’s just one teeny-tiny problem that’s causing you some concern. Oh yes, it’s strapless. This glamorous gown is going to need a strapless bra that stays up while giving you the support you need and feeling comfortable as well. Do bras like that even exist?

The short answer is yes. Yes, they do. When it comes to finding the perfect strapless bra, though, it can feel like something of a struggle. There are so many different things that you need to consider as well mistakes that could so easily be made. With that in mind, here are some of the major do’s and don’ts you should follow when looking for your bra.

Don’t scrimp on quality

We all have budgets we need to stick to, but let’s make one thing clear. A strapless bra should not be a cheap and cheerful purchase. Think of this piece of lingerie as a real investment. You need something that will stand the test of time, look incredible, and give you all the support you could ever need. It’s a difficult feat. What’s more, you’re not going to get all of the above in a bargain deal. It’s never going to happen. Instead, take the time to set a reasonable budget for this purchase and stick to it.

Do make sure it has a thick band

Many people don’t realize this, but the bra band gives you much of the support when it comes to which bra you get. So, you need to make sure that you opt for a super thick band to give you that extra lift that you really need. If you’re feeling uncomfortable with the bra that you try on, be sure to give another a go. Opting for a piece that offers you the right level of comfort is key. Contrary to popular belief, strapless bras can be ultra cozy and easy to wear. You just need to make sure that you find the right one.

Don’t get a band that’s too tight

Does your bra band leave marks when you finally take it off? If the answer is yes, you’re likely wearing the wrong size. Some women are under the misguided impression that they need to get a super tight band to give them the support that they need from their bra. That’s not the case at all. The band should sit firmly on your skin and feel snug. However, it should never once be so tight as to make you feel uncomfortable or to leave red marks on you. That level of tightness won’t give you more support! It will just hurt.  

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Do make sure the fit is right

Of course, it should go without saying that the fit needs to be right. Before investing in this wardrobe staple, you need to make sure that you know what your measurements are. If you haven’t had a bra fitting in a few months, it could be worth double checking that you’re on the right track. There’s a whole range of things that can affect your measurements and mean that you need a new size. It’s completely normal. So, don’t even think about shopping until you book an appointment right away.

Don’t let it ride up your back

One of the major signs that your strapless bra isn’t quite right for you is that the band rides up your back. When this happens it is likely to feel awkward and wrong. What’s more, it will mean that the bra cannot possibly support your breasts in the way that it should. In general, you should opt for a bra that has a band which sits flat against your back and never moves. That way, you should have the confidence you need when it comes to wearing super chic strapless dresses and the like. Remember, you deserve to feel comfortable and secure in the bra that you choose.

Do try out different styles

Before you go ahead and take the plunge, make sure that you try on a whole range of different bras. You never know what you may find until you go ahead and start looking. For example, you may find that the Jeanie Strapless Contour Bra is perfect for you. Or you may be looking for a strapless longline bra and fall in love with the Elissa Low Back Bustier. It’s worth setting aside a whole load of time to figure out what particular bra works for you and why you love it. The truth of the matter is that every woman out there ought to have a bra that she loves and can wear with even the most daring of outfits. Don’t settle for anything less than the best and keep searching until you find yours.

Now that you know how to find the right strapless bra for you, what on earth are you waiting for? It’s time to get shopping! Start looking for a bra that meets all your criteria and make sure that you follow the do’s and don’ts here. We’re sure you’ll find something beautiful that fits the bill.

Related: 5 Key Features To Look For In A Strapless Bra

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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