Advice for Petite Women: How to Resolve Slipping Bra Straps

If you are a petite woman with narrow shoulders, you have likely been plagued at some point with slipping bra straps. In fact, most women of any shape have encountered this issue at some point. While some women like celebrities or models don't care if they show off their expensive lingerie, most women understand that it's just bad form to show off their bras--especially at work or at their children's sports games or recitals. Yet "whether bra straps are slipping due to narrow shoulders, ill fit, or bad taste, it's a problem that can easily be corrected." (1)

Get Fit

In many cases, a slipping bra strap means you are wearing a bra that doesn't properly fit you. If you try adjusting the straps and they continue to slip, get measured to ensure that you're wearing the right size bra. You may also be wearing a style of bra that simply doesn't suit your shape.

Wear a Convertible Bra

If you want to wear clothing that won't be complemented by a slipping bra strap, consider wearing a convertible bra that adjusts from a two-strap traditional fit to a one strap halter style. Wearing the halter style does away with the slipping problem. Petite women can usually find these bras at specialty lingerie shops that cater to the petite frame.

Adhesive Bras

If you are a petite woman, you might find that using "adhesive solutions" is ideal for those special occasions when you don't want to risk ruining your fashion statement with a slipped bra strap. Because there are many styles and types to choose from, you're likely to find an adhesive bra that works effectively for you.

Strapless Bra

Many petite women prefer to do away with problematic straps altogether by wearing a strapless bra. Although many large-busted women find strapless bras uncomfortable to wear, petites often love them and find they provide the support they need and wear comfortably.

Bra Strap Carrier

A bra strap carrier is a simple strap that's attached to your top or even a dress. The carrier is effectively a ribbon that holds the strap in place with a simple fastener. You can ask your seamstress to install these simple solutions or even sew them in place yourself. Not only do they work well, they're comfortable too.

Consider these solutions if your bras slip on your petite frame. You'll be far more comfortable wearing a bra when you employ these solutions.


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