Thursday, December 28, 2006

Strapless bra...it's a tricky thing

(source: NY Times).



Have you decided on what to wear for New Year's Eve? I'm thinking of wearing one of my black strapless cocktail dresses, which will require a strapless bra. Over the years I've bought so many that don't work. Finally I bought one at La Senza that cost an obscene amout but it's actually pretty good and secure. I also have a NuBra, which stays up but is not the most comfortable thing to wear, and it's a pain to peel it off. I only wear it when the dress is very low-back or backless. I think most of us don't like to wear strapless bras, but we like strapless dresses, so we keep searching for the perfect strapless bra. New York Times has this interesting article about strapless bras. An Annual Letdown: The Strapless Bra.

From nipple covers that resemble baby jellyfish to stick-on bras that look like rubber yarmulkes, today’s high-tech designs are reusable, lightweight and often more comfortable and natural looking than traditional strapless bras, particularly when worn under sheer or thin fabrics. But they are about as sexy as surgical bandages or, as more than one woman put it, chicken cutlets. Removing one in front of a lover conjures cooking with Paula Deen, not the romance of French lace.

Haha! Isn't that the truth?

7 comments:

Carissa said...

God, I hate strapless bras..

ambika said...

I try to wear dresses that have so much structure that a strapless bra isn't necessary--I've found that, if anything, they just drag the twins down.

For New Years, however, I'll be wearing a lacy top so will be wearing a traditional bra. Thank God.

S. said...

Ugh, try being completely flat chested but still in need of a nipple covering device. Yeah, good luck, I've tried to be inventive using every under thing in my drawer.

elleabelle said...

I have used those jelly things and they are pretty good. the glue tends to wear off though so make sure you are wearing a shirt where they won't slip down!! That happened to me and MAJOR embarressment!

Moi said...

Oh my! What happened, elleabelle? Thanks for the warning :)

elleabelle said...

I was at a resort in Punta Cana and wearing a bikini. I decided to wear these fake boob things (they look and feel like chicken cutlets). My husband told me not to. I was coming back from the bar with 3 drinks in my hand, and my 2 year old daughter trailing behind me. Just as I get to my chair, my top comes undone and falls off. Yes. Falls off. So, not only is the whole pool getting a look at my real boobs but my "fake" boobs as well. Then, the kicker...my daughter screams out "Boobies" and picks them up. My dignity was gone!! So, I have worn them under tight shirt since, but only if a bra won't work. I think I will just be happy with my size A cup!! On another note...let's trade links!

Moi said...

Oh my goodness! I don't know what I'd do if that happened to me. Thanks for sharing though. Sure, let's trade links. I'm going to add you now :)