You are not alone.
The case of the escaping bra strap is common. We all worry about that vagabond bra strap that bungee jumps off your shoulder. It then causes endless amounts of overthinking as you find a sneaky way to lift it back to its place while ensuring that no one is watching.
Don’t we have enough to worry about already? It is time to put an end to this loosening bra problem once and for all.
And like in most cases, the solution lies in the problem, which we must first understand.
#1 You’re wearing the wrong size
It’s the oldest and the most common reason. A large number of women spend years wearing the wrong size bra. This can be uncomfortable and even unhealthy. One easy way to find out is to check if the centre gore that connects the two cups lies flat against your chest or not. If it doesn’t touch your skin, you may need to opt for a bigger size. Or if there is a gap between your breast and the bra cup, then you need a smaller size. Either way, it’s best to get correctly measured. If you want to do it yourself, you can try the bra size calculator here. It’s a simple three-step process.
#2 You need to change your bra style
Despite getting the size right, you could still suffer from loose bra straps. Because if you are wearing the wrong bra style that doesn’t account for your shoulder width, breast firmness and fullness, then you could experience slipping straps too. For example, if you’re a petite size, a balconette may be more comfortable. On the other hand, curvier women may need more support and should opt for bras will full coverage cups. When you get the size as well as the style right, the straps are sure to stay in place.
#3 You need to adjust it right
Don’t overcompensate for loosening straps by tightening them too much. If your bra strap is cutting into the flesh of your shoulder, you aren’t doing it right. Make sure the band on your bra is on a snug setting and adjust the band to sit just below your shoulder blades. Tighten the straps and bend forward to make sure your breasts sit comfortably in the cups. If the back band of your bra keeps riding up through the day, it could also cause the straps to fall off.
If you make sure these factors are under control and you’re wearing the right sized bra, your bra straps should stay in place too!