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Help! My Bra Straps Keep Slipping Off My Shoulders!
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HELP! MY BRA STRAPS KEEP SLIPPING OFF MY SHOULDERS!

Issues and Solutions to Slipping Bra Straps

 

bra, bra straps, adjusting bra straps, fixing bra, bra fit, cup size, bra extenders, bra band, wrong bra, racerback bra
I hear this complaint all the time. "My bra straps keep falling off my shoulders!"  Most think it’s because their shoulders slope too much or they have narrow shoulders.  Both of these could contribute to the problem, but you’ll be surprised to know that there are several additional reasons your straps could be slipping off your shoulders. And most have to do with the way your bra fits.

1. BRA STRAPS ISSUE #1:  YOUR STRAPS ARE NOT TIGHT ENOUGH

This may seem obvious but many women simply don’t adjust their straps.  Straps are only supposed to support about 10% of your breast’s weight.  But they need to be providing some support or they will just fall off your shoulders.  Make sure your straps are tight enough to provide support, but not so tight that they pull up your bra back.

2. BRA STRAPS ISSUE #2:  YOUR CUP SIZE IS TOO BIG

Many women, with age, lose their breast volume along the tops of their breasts. This loss of volume along the top of your breasts creates an empty space in the top of your cup.  Without the cup being completely filled, the straps will tend to slip.  Either go down a cup size, or make sure you lift and place your breasts into your cups so that the cup is properly filled.

3. BRA STRAPS ISSUE #3:  YOU'RE USING BRA EXTENDERS 

A bra extender is an accessory that adds more length to the back of your bra.  I sell them at HerRoom, but I really don’t like them.  They can create additional problems, and shoulder straps falling off are one of them.  When you expand the length of the bra back, you move the straps farther apart and closer to the edge of your arms.  This increases the chances that your straps will fall off your shoulders.  Instead of an extender, consider going up a band size and down a cup size.  This will give you 2 more inches around your chest while keeping your cup volume the same.

4. BRA STRAPS ISSUE #4:  YOUR BRA BACK IS NOT IN THE PROPER POSITION

I know we’re all in a hurry when we’re getting dressed in the morning.  But making sure you put your bra on correctly and getting it in the proper place is critical to your comfort the rest of the day.  The final thing you should do after putting your bra on is reach back and pull it down so that it’s under your shoulder blades and even with the front of your bra.  When you don’t do this, and your bra is left too high on your back, the front of your bra slumps, and the straps fall off.  I can’t tell you how many times suggesting this simple thing to women has solved their strap slipping problem.

5. BRA STRAPS ISSUE #5:  YOUR BRA BAND IS TOO LARGE

Similar to the back extender problem, if your band size is too large, your straps will be further apart.  This too can cause your straps to fall off your shoulders.  A loose band also causes the back of your bra to hike up.  If you are experiencing both these symptoms, try going down a band size and up a cup size.  This will tighten your band size while keeping your cup volume the same.

6. BRA STRAPS ISSUE #6:  WRONG BRA STYLE

Not all bra styles are for everyone.  Women with very square shoulders can wear the popular bras with wide-set straps.  Women with slopping shoulders will have trouble.  Women with narrow shoulders need to carefully look at the strap placement to make sure they are not too far apart for her frame.  The bottom line is to know your body style and what styles do and do not work well.

Several manufacturers have worked hard to design bras to address this issue.  For example, several Olga and Olga’s Christina bras have what they call a "Comfort Back" design.  This back style brings the straps closer together in back and thus reduces shoulder slippage.

bra, bra straps, adjusting bra straps, fixing bra, bra fit, cup size, bra extenders, bra band, wrong bra, racerback braRacerback bra styles are also an option.  However, there are a few issues with this style.  First, racerback bras tend to be front closure.  This is limiting in terms of adjusting for your best fit.  Additionally, racerback bras can cut close to the neck and provide pressure to neck tendons which can become sore after hours of wearing.  So, keep this in mind before selecting racerback bras.

Leotard back bras look like the back of a leotard, rather than a traditional t-back where the strap comes down and attach perpendicular to the garment.  This styling tends to give less slippage, but there are leotard back bras on the market that also slip.  So, you really need to look and see how close the straps come together in the back.

As you can see the bra back is very important.  Seeing how the bra back looks and fits will greatly help you in finding the right bra to solve your problem of slipping bra straps. 
So, you don’t need to have slipping bra straps.  A simple evaluation of your needs and the selection of the correct bra will have you comfortable and content.

Tomima Edmark is an entrepreneur with a series of unconventional successes. As the creator of   http://www.herroom.com/bras.aspx and the inventor of the successful TopsyTail hair accessory, she has fine-tuned the lingerie business to offer women high quality, good design, comfort, fit and value. Tomima has been featured on Good Morning America and Oprah and in Forbes Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Visit her blog at www.Tomima.com. Follow Tomima on Twitter for daily tips.


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