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7 Techniques That'll Keep Your Bra Straps Hidden ...

By Holly

Some schools consider visible bra straps to be a "distraction to the boys." While that's utterly ridiculous, there are some occasions when you wouldn't want your bra straps to show. Even though everyone knows you're wearing a bra, straps poking out from your dress or tank top can make your outfit look less fashionable, which is the last thing you want. That's why you should use these techniques to keep your bra straps hidden:

1 Convert Paper Clips

If you don't have a razor back bra to wear under your tank tops, then all you need is a paper clip. Grab one from off of your desk and use it to pull your two bra straps together, so that they're connected by their centers. That way, they should be out of sight.

2 Buy Bra Clips

Bra clips work in the exact same way as a paperclip does, except they're going to be much sturdier. They're typically cheap and contain a few different colored clips in one pack, so you won't have to worry about losing them. Plus, when you match the color of the clip to your shirt, it doesn't matter if it ends up peeking out, because it won't be all that noticeable.

3 Sew Cups into Strapless Dresses

If you're going to wear a strapless dress, it's impossible to hide your bra straps. That's why you need to wear a strapless bra instead. If the idea of it slipping down and revealing your nipples terrifies you, then you can sew cups into your strapless dress. That way, you'll still get coverage, but you'll only have to worry about your dress slipping down, and won't have a bra to worry about as well.

4 Bra Strap Holder

Here's another nifty trick that involves sewing. This time, you'll be sewing bra strap holders into your tank tops. Check out to learn how to create a holder that'll keep your bra straps in place, which means they'll be out of sight, no matter how much you move around.

5 Buy Nude Colored Straps

If you're wearing a spaghetti strap shirt, where your bra straps are pretty much guaranteed to show, then there are a few things you can do. You can buy a bra with see-through straps, so that they're less noticeable. However, it's even better to buy a bra with straps that are the same color as your tank top. That way, no one will be able to tell if you're readjusting your shirt or your bra.

6 Wear Thick Strapped Shirts

As much as we all love spaghetti straps, you should avoid them if you don't want your bra to show. Try investing in tank tops with thick straps, so that they'll cover up your bra straps. You can even use fashion tape to connect the two, so that your bra straps don't end up slipping out from beneath your tank top straps.

7 Buy Every Type of Bra

Shirts and dresses come in so many different designs that one bra won't work for all of them. That's why you should try to buy as many different types of bras as you can afford. Buy a pushup bra, a sports bra, a razorback bra, a bandeau bra, and a plunge bra. The more options you have available, the better your chances are of hiding your straps completely in any given outfit.

It's not the end of the world if your bra straps show. However, you'll look much more fashionable and put-together if you follow these tips. What do you usually do to keep your bra straps hidden?

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