SheFinds Rant: Visible Bra Straps -- Hot or Not?
July 18, 2007
The Topic: Visible bra straps under tank tops and halters.
The Debate: Just about everyone can agree that the peek-a-boo thong look went the way of Britneyâ€™s hair, so it shouldnâ€™t be that difficult for us all to get on the same page about bra straps showing underneath some of summerâ€™s cutest tanks and halters. Now, I know there are tons of excuses: â€œbras are too expensive to buy a style for every top.â€ â€œIâ€™m too busty to go strapless and shouldnâ€™t have to sacrifice wearing tanks.â€ â€œAt least my bra is clean and cute.â€ But come on, some of you arenâ€™t even trying! Thereâ€™s a reason itâ€™s called underwear, ladies: itâ€™s supposed to stay under your clothing.
The Verdict: I donâ€™t care how cute your bra is. I donâ€™t care if it matches your halter and you think it makes a cute accessory. I donâ€™t care if your braâ€™s brand spankinâ€™ new and you want the world to know. For every one person who manages to pull this look off, there are a thousand others who ruin perfectly good outfits, making them look sloppy and cheap by giving the world a view of their dirty bra straps.
I say, if youâ€™re a fan of summerâ€™s sleeveless and backless gear, invest in a good convertible bra, like this Le Mystere L’image Sculptural Strapless Push-up Bra. At the very least, consider the tips given in our guide to Wardrobe Malfunctions.
What do you say? Are visible bra straps icky or inevitable in a fashion world that dares to bare? Let us know in the comment section below (and if you have any tips on how to make this look work, Iâ€™d love to know.)