As we’ve said many a time on the Blog, finding a correctly fitting bra can be tough and if you’ve never had a bra fitting or it’s a long time since you’ve had one, then you can experience some issues or discomforts with your bra and not know why.
That’s where our new series of posts comes in. The “Why does my bra…?” series is here to help you understand the niggly issues you might be having and to help to iron out the problems by giving you solutions.
This week we’ll be tackling the issue of “Why do my bra straps fall down?”.
This particular problem that we see lots of different women suffering with can be cause by numerous factors. Below we'll explain this and how to rectify them...
Straps not at the right length...
This is probably the most common reason why your straps might fall down. Many women wear their bras over and over again but never think to adjust the straps. Every time you wear your bra, the sliders move a little, so it's important to adjust them to a 'two finger tension' every time. 'Two finger tension' means you can fit two fingers under the strap comfortably and they won't dig in or fall now. See our demonstration in Ellace below...
This refers to the height between your boobs and the top of your shoulders. Every women's body is different and some women find that straps are too long for them, therefore they need to be able to fully adjust their straps. Curvy Kate have different straps on different styles. In the image below, the bra on the left is Princess, the style has embroidery on the straps which means adjust-ability is decreased and therefore works with bodies with a larger distance between the breasts and shoulders. The image on the right is Luxe and this style has straps that are able to be adjusted the full length of the strap. Other styles like this include Smoothie Soul, Ellace, Victory and Lifestyle.
Narrow shoulders are another characteristic that can make things difficult when finding a bra that fits perfectly. If you have large breasts but are narrow in the shoulders it can be very difficult to get a bra that has wide enough wires to support and narrow enough straps to stay securely in place. One way that you could tackle this is by using a J-clip on your bra straps or opting for a multi-way bra where the straps can be fastened various ways. Below we have the Luxe Multi-way on the left that can be fastened across the back and also in halter and one-strap styles. On the right we have Smoothie Soul which featured our 'J-clip' which works by hooking your bra straps together in the middle, meaning less slipping.
So there you have it, 3 fool-proof ways to stop your bra straps from falling down. Hurray!
Have you tried any of the tricks above to make sure you have the perfect fit? If so let us know, or maybe there's a question that you're dying to know the answer to about bras or bra-fitting, ask our Bra Whisperer!