Visible bra straps are one of the most annoying things about summer fashion, especially when the bra strap in question looks a little the worse for wear or is completely the wrong configuration for the outfit – over the shoulder straps with a racer back top, anyone?
Since most of us are not prepared, or able, to go without a bra with our floaty, spaghetti-strapped summer dresses the solution to the problems lies in investing in a good multiway or strapless bra. These have come a long way over the years and are no longer solely the preserve of the A-D cup wearer. There are plenty of strapless bras that offer security, a good shape and invisible lines under clothes, so if you don’t already own one, now’s the time to go shopping.
After Eden is a good brand for small cup sizes, and this strapless bra comes with gel padding for a cleavage boost. This is a multiway bra and comes with coloured and clear straps that can be worn in multiple positions to suit almost any top.
Buy: £29, sizes 30AA-38C. Max Cleavage.
Wonderbra’s Ultimate Strapless is a very popular strapless bra combining secure support with the brand’s unique cleavage lift. It comes in a choice of black or beige in the plain as well as a lace version and seasonal colours.
Buy: £34, 30D-G, 32-38 A-G. Figleaves.com.
New out this season is Chantelle’s C Essential invisible strapless that goes up to an F cup. It offers a rounded, uplifted shapes and comes with removable straps for flexibility. Available in nude, ivory or black.
Buy: £44, 32-40 C-D, 30-40 DD-E, 30-36 F. Available in store from Harrods, Fenwick and independent retailers.
Freya’s Deco range offers a great everyday moulded strapless bra for bigger busts with a low plunge front and secure grip. It comes in a choice of black or nude. The Deco Shape range also includes a pretty longline strapless.
Buy: £31, 28 D-G, 30 D-GG, 32-36 B-GG, 38 B-G. Figleaves.com.
Panache’s Evie bra is another fab strapless for fuller busts and comes in both everyday and bridal versions and one Fashion Bust team member swears by this bra. The plain styles comes in black, ivory or nude.
Buy: £27, 30-38 D-H. Figleaves.com.