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How To Shop For Strapless Bras That Actually Stay Up

September 6, 2022 | Shapermint Team

Tube tops, halter tops, tank tops, and even dresses for an occasion require a certain type of support. Something that holds your chest up without any awkward straps showing up. Among the many types of bras, the best one that fits this category is a strapless bra

We’ve listed a few major struggles women face when wearing strapless bras, along with some tips on how you can shop for strapless bras that actually stay up.

What is a strapless bra?

As the name suggests, a strapless bra is a type of bra that doesn’t have straps. It’s probably one of the most versatile styles since it goes perfectly under any outfit.

1. Doesn’t stay up

One of the top reasons why women are hesitant in shopping for strapless bras—it doesn’t stay up! We all could attest that the most annoying feeling is to have limited movements because you’re afraid that your bra would just slip down, or… you’d have to pull it up almost every minute.

  • What to look for: Strapless bras with silicone strips or non-slip grips. 
  • Why: These strips stick into your skin for a secure fit

Strapless bras with silicone strips

2. Spillage

Whether it’s cup overflow, slide spillage, or back bulge, spillage doesn’t look and feel okay. Aside from creating an unflattering look under outfits, it is uncomfortable and sometimes painful. The common cause of spillage is wearing too small bras, especially on the cups.

  • What to do next: Get your bra size measured again. 
  • Why: Our body goes through changes and our breast size fluctuates. You may need to get a cup bigger, or a new bra in your right size.

Not sure how to get accurate bra measurements? We have a step-by-step guide on how to find your bra size.

Slide spillage

If you opt to purchase a new strapless bra, make sure you look for a full-coverage one with wide bands to keep everything in and avoid any spillages.

3. Gaping

Gaping or having that extra space on top of your bra cups often happens if the band is too loose or the cup size is too big. Either you’ve lost volume in your breast, you’re not hooking your bra right, or simply your bra has worn out and already lost its elasticity.

  • What to do next: Try every hook in your bra
  • Why: It’s the easiest and most convenient way to resolve this struggle. Most women aren’t familiar with the function of bra hooks, which leads to unflattering fits such as gaping. 

If you are one of them, do not worry because our smart guide will help you with how to hook your bra.

Extra space on top of your bra cups

If you opt to purchase a new strapless bra, make sure to look for a padded push-up one to have a fuller look and avoid gaps on top.

Have you experienced any of these struggles with your strapless bra? Try out our tips and let us know how they work. Don’t forget to share this with your family and friends who might be experiencing the same thing.

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