From pretty summer styles to ball gowns, prom dresses and bridal couture, strapless dresses are a popular fashion choice. Although these dresses are stylish and look easy to wear, they tend to fall down if not a perfect fit which can lead to discomfort and the risk of exposing too much flesh. Fortunately there are a number of solutions which will stop you from committing an embarrassing fashion faux pas.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Strapless bra
- Double sided fashion tape
Take your dress to a seamstress. In most cases, a strapless dress falls down due to a bad fit. If you have already made your purchase, the best solution would be to take the dress to a seamstress who can alter it to ensure a snug fit particularly around the chest and torso.
Invest in a good quality strapless bra. Faye Sawyer, stylist to the stars for over 20 years, suggests a style such as Wonderbra's version that avoids the pushed-down look that so many strapless bras cause.
Buy some double-sided fashion tape or toupee tape which can be purchased from lingerie shops or online from retailers such as asos.com.
Put on your strapless bra and dress so that the bra is hidden and the fabric of the dress is in contact with your skin.
Remove the other side of the paper strip backing then press the sticky side firmly to the skin on each side of your body. Your dress should now fit snugly against your skin.
Tips and warnings
- Ensure your skin is clean, dry and free from lotion or oil before applying tape.
- For additional security, apply extra tape to the back and front of the dress.
- Avoid wearing bras with clear straps as they can be seen
- Test a small area of skin with tape and leave for a couple of hours to check for any sensitivity or irritation.
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