How do you keep your bra strap from falling down?

Fallen Bra Strap - when a fallen bra strap is sexy
@CanadaGal (4307)
Canada
February 22, 2008 12:59pm CST
I have a favourite bra style, but it is driving me NUTS that the straps don't always stay on my shoulders. They actually slide down, and it bugs me when that happens. It makes it worse when they fall while I'm out and about, covered in winter clothing, and can't easily reach in and fix it. I don't seem to have this problem as much with this bra style in the summer, but I don't want to limit my wearing it to only during certain seasons. lol. The image I've used is obviously rather sexy, and I DO see the benefits of that look when with a certain someone. Unfortunately, a fallen bra strap when you're trying to carry groceries or traveling on a bus or trying to hold on to childrens' hands is just plain uncomfortable! I know there are products on the market that would help me to keep them up, but are there any home remedies I could use instead? Have you ever had this problem? What do you do to solve it? Are certain brands more susceptible to this problem?
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
22 Feb 08
OK you've got me on this one. Superglue? Hope that you get the advice that you're looking for. Oooh, my womenfolk are always going on about having a professional bra fitting in the store. Would that do the trick.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
22 Feb 08
I wear other bra styles that don't cause me the same grief. It is just this one style inparticular that the straps slip down. So yes, a professional fitting would do the trick, but that is also costly. I'd rather not spend extra money if I don't have to. I'd like to try and salvage these bras I already have if possible. And no, superglue won't work for me. lol.
@p1kef1sh (45648)
22 Feb 08
Tell me I am a weirdo. I have just done a quick shuffle of lingerie stores in Canada! Some don't charge, presumably because they hope for a sale. Try The Bay. There's a fab shop in Burlington call Georgie Girl, but that may be a distance for you. Anyway, I expect you want to slap my face now, so I'll go and bother somebody else.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
23 Feb 08
Nah, you're not weird. But can I slap your face anyways? :P
• United States
23 Feb 08
OK , to stop mine from slipping I put it on adjust the straps to where they fit best and run them under the sewing machine , or you can just hand stitch them. The great thing about this way is even if they stretch out all you have to do is to take a seam riper and re do it . I have done this to all of my bra's plus if you want extra cleavage just up them a bit adjust the straps and poof BOOBIES. LOL
@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
lol! honestly, I'd think the weight of my front would be enough to keep the straps in place, however, that's not the case.
• United States
24 Feb 08
Hmm Well what type of bra are you wearing ? I am a fan on the victoria's secret very sexy push up with gel curve . The best thing about this bra is it comes with both clear and normal straps , the clear ones NEVER slip and it can be converted into a halter one strap a backless etc... Also the gel pad is removable and doesn't make them look funky . The bra is 50.00 but VERY worth it . If you choose another bra look for bra's with larger strap withs , especially if you are busty , think of it as having to climb a rope ... the thicker the rope the more you feel steady and less like your going to fall and die lol . Racer backs are also great if your fuller busted because it is changed where the weight pulls down on your back . Your girls are being supported by these little ropes ..... lol and just walk into a Victoria's secret they can fit you for a bra you may be wearing the wrong size which is VERY common , I learned I was a 36 C/D which means in the bra world I can wear both but for some extra umph I wear a C lol for my comfy bra I wear a D .
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
This particular bra style that is giving me problems is a "Daisyfresh". So not exactly a high-end bra. It's not supposed to be the straps that hold the girls though... all of that is supposed to be in the band around the torso. I know it's not the right size of bra. Depending on the bra style, I can wear 38-40 D or DD. A proper fitting would get me up higher in cup size than that, and I just don't want to spend that kind of money. Maybe I'll splurge once I lose more weight though.
@ltmoon (1008)
• United States
23 Feb 08
hmmm ... you know ... almost all of my experience in this realm has been intensely focused on removal of this clothing article ... (-; Duct Tape and Baling Wire fix just about anything! The larger and nicer Dept Stores usually have a bra-consultant who will help you find the proper fit and styles of bras for your physique. They might recommend a strap that crosses in the back.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
lol.. yes.. the removal of the bra isn't the issue. :P it's probably this one particular style, which is a shame, because I really do like it so.
@mnksmommy (302)
• United States
23 Feb 08
They make these straps you can hook to each strap. I haven't a clue of their name. I looove racer back bras or those that fasten in the front. I am a fan of sports bras though they aren't so flattering.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
I used to wear sports bras for years.. it's true.. they don't have this same problem. But I've learned to love the underwires. I like pretty bras, and sports bras just don't do that. lol.
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
23 Feb 08
I know the feeling :) I"m not sure if it's a brand problem though. I find that it happens more when the bra has been used a few times already. If it's just because the strap loosened up a bit, usually the plastic things that help shorten it a bit help, or worse case scenario I just get the needle and thread and shorten it myself. But sometimes that's not the case, it's just the way the bra is - usually the ones where the straps are very close to the end of our shoulder to allow for certain dresses or shirts. ANd for those I really have no solution - I once tried a little velcro dot on both the strap and my favorite dress. I'm not going to say that it didn't work, but it would be a pain to have to do that to most dresses and shirts:)
@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
I could see doing that for a special outfit, that's a great idea. But not worth it for every shirt, that's for sure. lol.
@jal1948 (1361)
• India
23 Feb 08
if your with a certain some one you need not wear a bra so the question of the strapfalling will not arise but other wise you could tie a string between both the straps so they dont slip off or stitch an elastic in place of a string.
@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
lol.. yes, when my lover is over, I could just have him hold the straps up for me, until they were no longer needed. haha!
@winterose (39928)
• Canada
22 Feb 08
perhaps if you don\t have the adjustable snaps you can sew the straps so that they are just a bit shorter.
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
22 Feb 08
They do have those adjustable straps, but it doesn't help any if I shorten them. It might be something in the material of the straps.
@Ldyjarhead (10162)
• United States
22 Feb 08
Oh gosh, I hope you get some good responses from this. Its a definite pet peeve of mine! Sometimes I don't think mine are actually falling off my shoulder, but it just FEELS that way, and it makes me nuts! I'm always yanking at my straps throughout the day. Its a wonder they're not completely worn out. I've even thought about tying string or shoelaces or something between them in the back, but I think that would make it more difficult to get on/off. This is a call for help, ladies!
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@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
22 Feb 08
there are products that do the same job like you're thinking of doing with the shoelaces, but yes, I agree... that would make taking it off more difficult, if not impossible. How would you get it on too? lol. Yes, I too hope there are lots of responses with solutions... then we can both be happy bra wearers indeed! :D
• United States
27 Dec 08
a product called strap perfect might be what you're looking for try looking at the video at www.strapperfect.com :)
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