Remember a time when bra straps were meant to be hidden, when showing your bra strap was faux pas. A halter neck required a strapless bra. Pretty bra straps or even clear bra straps could be bought when wearing that racer back. There are actually forums discussing if it’s okay to show your bra straps.
A lingerie label who designed bra straps to be seen, back in 1993 well before ‘Lady Gaga’ showcased her undergarments simply by shying away from outerwear; was Marlie Dekkers, with her ‘Undressed’ label.
Her strong statement lingerie saw multiple straps to be seen.
Having always loved this look, I’ve been disappointed that I’ve been unable to find my size of 30DD, so have always been on the look out for other brands that designs are similar.
Bordelle launched their collection in 2007, but sadly come in S, M and L.
This year Ultimo, has designed a strappy bra, well more of a cut out bra. ‘The Forbidden Shelf bra’ but sadly, again no sign of my size.
And now Topshop has launched lingerie with straps to be seen, and when it hits the high streets, it shows there is never a more appropriate time to don your lingerie to the outside.
I just have to hope that this trend becomes main stream in the larger cup size, that or head back to my sewing machine.