How to Wear a Bra on Off Shoulder Dresses

March 25, 2009


The off shoulder trend is one the biggest trend this Spring. The first Lady Michelle Obama has created quite a buzz about a top spring trend when she wore the One shoulder dress on the inaugural ceremony.

Last year the one shoulder dress never made it to the street fashion. This year many celebrities wear the trend on the 81st academy awards. It is good that the designer made the styles wearable for everyday array.

Now in wearing an Off shoulder dress you need to find the right bra, but with so many different bras out there, you’ll get confused easily .

When selecting a strapless bra– you can keep the convertible bras, as they only convert to confusion and strange bulges– be sure it has enough grip around the lower band to stay in place and not transform itself into a belt the next time you race to catch a taxi. You also need to be sure that the bra fits well and does not cause discomfort. Or if you insist on wearing a bra that has straps with your off-the-shoulder attire, there’s a solution for that as well, although your look won’t seem as put-together as some of your strapless sisters.

Before you spend your money on a strapless bra, make sure you try the bra on, bounce a little,do a little dance in the fitting room and see if it stays in place and doesn’t drop down creating the double-decker boob look. See if it doesn’t create any weird outlines under your top. Keep moving around a bit to be sure. You will probably need to try on a few as everyone is built differently. If possible, take your dress with you so you can try it on over the bra to see how they work together. Stretch your arms out as if reaching for something on a dinner table. Your bra should be flexible and move with you, not stay where it was in space while your torso moves up and over. If you have V-like torso narrowing to a small waist, longline bras have a better chance to stay in place.

A less exciting way to wear a bra with your off-the-shoulder dress is to buy one with clear straps, or just buy clear straps to put on a bra you have at home. This one only works well if your off shoulder dress isn’t too far from the shoulder. If it scoops up to barely skim the top edges of your shoulders, you may be able to sneak in those clear straps. Use your judgment and good taste on that one. Don’t forget that you can always try one of the glue-on bra tapes, like the Pick-Me-Up, if you are game enough, but not the most practical for everyday wear.

Finding the right strapless bra may be tricky, but finding the right one is magic under a stunning and flirty strapless dress

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