There is nothing more annoying than having to constantly yank up your strapless bra all day and night. Feeling your bra slide down your body and needing to make adjustments every two minutes is precisely why so many women stay away from strapless bras, even though they’re one of the most useful bra styles you can have in your collection.
If you’ve ever wondered why your strapless bra keeps falling, it comes down to a few key reasons (which we’ll dive into below). In this guide, you’ll find all our helpful tips and tricks for ensuring your strapless bra stays put, so you never have to experience strapless bra woes again.
Why you should wear a strapless bra
A strapless bra is a must in every woman’s wardrobe! This subtle lingerie solution can be worn with strapless dresses and tops to keep the girls well-supported without detracting from your outfit (no visible straps, please!). They can also be a comfortable choice on the regular, as strapless bras won’t put any additional strain on your shoulders or bust. Without tight, pesky shoulder straps that can dig uncomfortably into your skin, you may find strapless bras comfier than other bra styles.
Reasons why your strapless bra is falling down
Let’s set the record straight: A good, well-fitting strapless bra shouldn’t be falling. If you notice your bra is often sliding down, the following reasons could be to blame
Your strapless bra band is too narrow
A broader bra brand offers extra support, so make sure the band on your strapless bra isn’t too narrow. This is crucial for women with large busts who need all the support they can get. Without shoulder straps, this additional support is essential to keeping the bra in place and supporting the weight of your breasts.
Your strapless bra is too loose
As always, fit should be your number one priority! When choosing a size for your strapless bra, you may need to opt for one size smaller to ensure it won’t slip down.
Your strapless bra is worn out
If you’ve had your strapless bra for a long time, it may have begun to stretch and wear. As you can imagine, a stretched strapless bra will no longer fit how it did initially and may start to slide down over time. Frequent wear and washing can also affect the grip of the rubber lining, leading to slippages.
Your clothes are too loose
Sometimes, the bra isn’t to blame. If an outfit is too loose, it won’t do you any favours, making it far more likely for your strapless bra to slip down. On the flip side, if your dress or top puts too much weight on your chest, it will probably pull your bra down, too. In essence, make sure your outfit is well-fitted throughout the body and doesn’t put too much weight on your bra.
Your strapless bra doesn’t have a rubber lining
Next time you’re looking for a new strapless bra, make sure it has a rubber or silicone lining on the band. This non-slip grip keeps the bra in place by helping it to stick to your skin. If the rubber lining on your bra is no longer sticky, it may be a culprit for bra slippage.
You’ve just applied moisturiser to your body
We’re all about having moisturised, healthy skin – just try not to moisturise immediately before putting your strapless bra on! The added slip from your body lotion or oil can interfere with the bra’s hold since a strapless bra sticks and adheres best against dry skin. For best results, moisturise a few hours in advance or skip the moisturising routine altogether.
7 ways to stop your strapless bra from falling down
1. Go for a strapless bra with a thick band
Did you know that most of a bra’s support comes from the band? The science is simple: The wider the band, the more support. A wider band is key when shopping for a non-slip strapless bra since it will help compensate for the missing support the straps would otherwise provide.
2. Make sure your strapless bra is the right size
This is one of the most common issues we see with women wearing all types of bras, but especially strapless styles. If you’re unsure where to begin with strapless bras, pop into one of our Bendon stores for a bra fitting. Our Fit Experts will be able to help you find the perfect size for your shape so your strapless bra is secure and supportive.
If you don’t have time to stop by, feel free to measure yourself using our sizing chart instead.
3. Buy a new strapless bra
As we mentioned earlier, wearing an old, worn-out strapless bra is a recipe for a loose bra you’ll have to pull up all night. If this is the case, the only real solution is to buy a new one. When it comes to strapless bras, it pays to buy a high-quality one from Bendon that lasts rather than a cheap bra that won’t hold up.
For guidance on how to shop for that new bra, explore our Bendon Bra Buying Guide.
4. Opt for a longline strapless bra or corset
Wearing a longline strapless bra can be a good option if you are worried about your bra slipping. The extra material covers more of your torso and provides more points of contact, reducing the likelihood of an accidental nip slip.
5. Choose a strapless bra with a rubber lining
We covered this essential strapless bra tip above, so we’ll keep it simple. Always choose a strapless bra with a rubber/silicone lining or non-slip grip on the band.
6. Use adhesive tape
Stop yourself from worrying and seal the deal with adhesive tape. Applying adhesive tape can give you the confidence to dance the night away without feeling self-conscious that your bra might fall. Opt for a double-sided fashion tape (this will be the best for your skin and allow you to move freely) and apply it to the inside of the top of your strapless bra.
7. Sew or pin your bra to your outfit
Treat this as a last resort option, as it may damage your bra. However, if the situation is dire, sewing or pinning your bra to your dress or top will work in a pinch. Just make sure to invest in a quality bra as soon as you get the chance.
Best strapless bras available at Bendon
Pleasure State Fmo Smooth Strapless Bra
The FMO Smooth Strapless Bra combines a strapless shape, a plunging neckline, and a push-up effect, resulting in the most flattering shape that still maintains your natural profile. It includes removable straps for more wearing options and a Secret Service pad lining that uplifts your bust and provides superior hold. This is a minimalist’s dream strapless bra.
“Perfect fit … Love that you get the straps also!” - Mary (AU)
Me By Bendon Adhesive Silicone Bra
Ideal for strapless, backless, and other tricky silhouettes, the Adhesive Silicone Bra uses seamless, soft, natural silicone cups to enhance your natural curves and confidence – all while being invisible under sheer or tight clothing. Because this bra is free from straps, bands, or sides, it gives you total freedom of movement. This sticky adhesive bra solution is easy to apply (and remove), is guaranteed to stay, and is reusable.
★★★★★ Great product
“It’s comfy, gives nice shape and actually provides decent support. Super sticky and will not budge. I’ll definitely get it again in the future.” - Helena (NZ)
Find the perfect strapless bra from Bendon
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