How to Make a Strapped Bra Appear Strapless

By Kristeen Cherney

Even more than coverage and support, the right bra can bolster your figure. Thanks to those pesky straps, regular bras are often impossible to wear with some of your favorite outfits. When a strapless bra is unavailable, a few quick fixes can make your straps seemingly disappear.

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Use Bra Converters

Converters are perhaps one of the most innovative, yet affordable accessory the conventional strapped bra has encountered. They are small plastic accessories that you use to pull the back of the straps together in the middle of your back. Bra converters work best for racer-back style outfits as well as sleeveless shirts and dresses.

Add Some Loops

Convertible and multifunctional bras are helpful for all types of outfits. But before you spend a lot of money on one of these bras, try making a convertible bra on your own at a fraction of the cost. Add some extra loops to your strapped bra by simply sewing the loops to where you want the straps to go: around the neck for a halter top or wrapped around the small of your back for a low-back dress.