We know your day can be hectic enough already; there’s no need to have to constantly be pulling up your bra straps every few minutes!
Luckily for you, there are several things that you can do to save your bra straps from falling. We’re here to uncover some of the simple solutions you need to save your bra straps and some ShopNTL products that can also help.
1. Adjust, Adjust, Adjust
Those little plastic pieces on your bra straps? Those are your friends! Often times a simple adjustment needs to be made to tighten your bra straps up to keep them from slipping down. Repetitive wear and activity can loosen your straps over time, so be sure to adjust them to your liking before or after you put on your bra. Just make sure they don’t dig in!
2. Has Your Bra Size Changed?
Our bra size will not stay the same just because we’re adults. Sometimes, it may feel like the straps are too big or are digging into our shoulders because our bra does not fit anymore. It’s important to measure yourself frequently – little changes aren’t a huge deal – but a big change such as a cup increase or decrease could be contributing to your strap problem.
The style of your bra may also not be doing you any favours. Don’t force yourself into bras that may be too small or may not support your breast. Especially for women with big busts – buy the bras that have the deeper cups and wider straps that support the weight of your breast tissue. You can still find sexy styles that work for your bust.
3. It’s Time to Say Bye-Bye
When you stick with that one favourite bra for every single day, it’s going to wear down faster than it should. Your bra straps constantly loosening up or losing their elasticity is one of the first signs that a bra is starting to break down. Be sure to circulate which bras you wear and have enough options to do so. Need to find a bra like your trusted favourite? Talk to our Bra Doctor for some advice!
4. Check The Band
The position of your back band could play a role in your straps falling. It may seem disconnected, but if your back band is not sitting properly, whether because of fit or position, the bra isn’t sitting properly all together. That can lead to your straps falling.
Be sure that after putting on your bra, you’re not just adjusting the front and doing your scoops – you also want to make sure your back band is sitting below your shoulder blades and flush to the front of your bra. If your back band is too big, then making sure you’re wearing the right size can help. The size of the band can also increase, as well as the number of hooks on the back band, as the cups get deeper, so keep that in mind as well.
To help with some of these solutions, we have some accessories available on ShopNTL that could go a step further to keep your bra straps from falling.
Invisible 3/8 Inch Bra Straps by Bra Doctor
If you have a convertible bra whose straps are a little worse for wear, try a simple swap with an invisible strap. They can be adjusted to your liking, and played with to work with all kinds of tops and sleeves. There’s no latex contained in these straps, which are made with a non-allergenic TPU material that’s durable and comfortable.
Silicone Shoulder Cushions by Fashion Essentials
These soft and squishy shoulder cushions are perfect for eliminating slippage, or even shoulder pain due to your straps, which can happen for a variety of reasons. Especially when you have a fuller bust, it can be painful for some women to have all that pressure on their back and shoulders. These cushions will grip your straps and keep them directly off your shoulders, and will not show under your clothing.
Do you have any other pesky bra problems you need some answers for?
Leave us a comment and our Bra Doctor will be sure to answer – and we may even make it the subject of our next Bra Doctor blog!
Until next time, keep those shoulders up and those bra straps in place!