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I Don’t Care if My Exposed Bra Straps Look Skanky
June 10, 2011 at 11:53 AM

I saw this in The Stir - Would you let another Mom know her bra is showing? 

I Don’t Care if My Exposed Bra Straps Look Skanky

Posted by Heather Chaet 
on June 10, 2011

bra straps showingIt is hot out there, ladies. How hot is it? It's so hot I saw a chicken lay a fried egg! It's so hot the birds are using potholders to grab the worms! It's so hot, when you pull a potato out of the ground, it's already baked! Ba-DUM-bum! Okay, really bad jokes aside, it's hot, and when it's this hot, it's time to break out the tank tops. No matter how much you may hate your underarm flab, there comes a point when you have to go sleeveless ... we may be cooler, but then we face the bra strap conundrum. 

Do you let your bra straps show?

Sure, there are tanks that have thicker straps, so it may not be a huge issue, but these days, those skinny little straps are in. What do you do? I admit, I let mine show. Granted, my bras have smaller straps because, well, I don't have much in the northern region to hold up, so the bras that have the thicker straps aren't needed. Actually I could get away with no bra, but, well, that's a topic for another post.

Say you don't want to let your bra straps show -- what do you do with those cute tops with skinny straps? I know, we can grab a strapless bra, but, ummm, has anyone found a strapless bra that is comfortable and doesn't totally inch downward, so you have to hike it up every three minutes? If you have, please pass on that Holy Grail info of underwear, as strapless bras and this mama at the park just don't mix.

I've seen those bras with the clear plastic straps, but when you wear those, you aren't fooling anyone -- we still see your straps. They are there, still showing.

So, I am left with letting my straps show. I try to keep them together and match my bra and tops accordingly so as not to wear a black bra under a white tank. I'm not the only one, I know. Have the wardrobe goddesses given a silent nod to this practice ... or is it still kinda skanky to do this?

Do you let your bra straps show?

Replies

  • LancesMom
    June 10, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    LOL! I don't let my bra straps hang out. It seems pretty normal now a days though so I wouldn't tell someone there strap is showing.

  • njmomof3
    June 10, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Quoting LancesMom:

    LOL! I don't let my bra straps hang out. It seems pretty normal now a days though so I wouldn't tell someone there strap is showing.

     I'm the same way - wouldn't show my bra strps and wouldn't tell anyone that their bra straps were showing.

  • carolina_gal
    June 10, 2011 at 1:35 PM

     This seems to be the rage with kids today.  They go out of their way to show their straps. The othe day a girl had two bras on so she could show both. Sigh

  • Liansmommie
    June 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    I would never them show on purpose if I could help it. That picture above wouldn't even phase me if it weren't also see through. Bra straps are one thing but actually showing bra IS trashy.

  • NearSeattleMom
    June 10, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    I never ever ever let my bra straps show.  I am just old-fashioned, I guess!

  • njmomof3
    June 10, 2011 at 7:47 PM

     

    Quoting carolina_gal:

     This seems to be the rage with kids today.  They go out of their way to show their straps. The othe day a girl had two bras on so she could show both. Sigh

     LOL!

  • amonkeymom
    June 11, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    It's so common now a days that I probably wouldn't say anything, but I personally don't like for my own brastraps to be visible.  Yuck!

  • amonkeymom
    June 11, 2011 at 1:12 PM


    Quoting carolina_gal:

     This seems to be the rage with kids today.  They go out of their way to show their straps. The othe day a girl had two bras on so she could show both. Sigh

    This is so true!  My daughter likes to wear bras with colorful straps so that if they do show they aren't just plain old white or beige brastraps.  She is especially fond of pink & green ones.

  • Bmat
    by Bmat
    June 12, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    No.  For those that don't want them to show but want to wear "those cute tops with skinny straps" then perhaps find a sports bra - I am pretty sure that it's OK for those straps to show (?).

  • bamababe1975
    June 12, 2011 at 6:53 PM
    With today's styles, I wouldn't say anything because they probably know that and did it on purpose, but if it's Grandmother, I'll tell her because I know she doesn't want hers to show, lol.
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