How to Find a Strapless Bra that Won’t Slip Down


By: Barbara’s New Beginnings

When is the last time you saw a super cute dress or shirt in your favorite clothing boutique but decided not to try it on because you didn’t know what bra you would wear? A strapless bra would be perfect for it, but you’ve bought several strapless bras in the past. Not one of them has ever stayed up as it should, which left you self-conscious and annoyed as you tugged at it all day.


The good news is that it is possible to find a strapless bra that won’t slip down! We have a list of simple tips to help you find a strapless bra that won’t slip down. Before long, you will be wearing that cute tube top to a party or that pretty strapless dress to your next evening out on the town – worry-free!


Ensure the Bra Fits Properly

Anytime you are shopping for a new bra, it’s essential to make sure that it fits properly. Wearing the proper band and cup size is important, and the band shouldn’t be too narrow on a strapless bra. A wide band helps give the bra more stability to help prevent it from slipping down.


When you shop at Barbara’s New Beginnings, a professional bra specialist will help you through your shopping experience to ensure you leave the lingerie shop with the perfect bra style and fit for your body. It’s also a great idea to bring your shirt or dress along so you can try them with your strapless bra options in the dressing room.


Purchase a High-Quality Strapless Bra

When you are shopping for a bra, you will be happiest with your results if you invest in a high-quality one. While we recommend this for all of your lingerie needs, strapless clothing especially isn’t an area where you want to have a wardrobe malfunction. Our lingerie shop has high-quality strapless bras available in a variety of brands, styles, sizes, and colors.


Consider a Corset or Longline Style

As you shop for your strapless bra, you may want to try a corset or longline style. These generally extend further down your torso past your ribcage, which helps them stay put. Barbara’s New Beginnings has a variety of corsets in stock in both our Fort Wayne and Indianapolis locations.


Replace Your Strapless Bra as Needed

You may have a strapless bra that used to fit well, but you recently noticed it isn’t staying put. The materials used in bras stretch for our comfort. Over time, the elasticity of the material eventually wears out. So, it might simply be time to buy a new strapless bra!


Securing Your Strapless Bra

It’s a great idea to buy a strapless bra that features elastic bands, which are in many styles to provide extra security. They may not be the most comfortable, especially when the temperatures are hot – but they do work well for keeping your strapless bra from slipping down.


Adhesive tape may also be an option for you, though depending on the weather and how much you sweat, this option may not always work well for everyone.


Wear Fitted Tops and Dresses with Your Strapless Bra

Wearing fitted tops or dresses can also help secure your strapless bra in place. Try a strapless bra on with a fitted tube top and then a loose t-shirt, and you will see what we mean. So, in addition to making sure you choose a proper fit for your strapless bra, how your clothing fits is also important.


Sew the Bra into your Clothing

You may consider this suggestion to be a bit extreme, but think about formal events like weddings and galas that often include strapless gowns and dancing. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a high-quality, well-fitted strapless bra sewn right into your dress, so the only thing you have to worry about is having a fun evening? You may need to hire a seamstress to do this, but it can be a great solution!



As you can see, there are many things to consider as you shop for a strapless bra. Here at Barbara’s New Beginnings, we would love to help you find the perfect strapless bra that won’t slip down during your next day or evening of fun. We hope to see you soon!


Need help finding the perfect strapless bra? We can help you at Barbara’s New Beginnings. Stop into our locations in Fort Wayne or Indianapolis to shop today — and get a complimentary professional bra fitting!

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