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Clear bra straps are no longer necessary, thanks to St. Louis based company Exposed Envy Bra Accessories. Though clear bra straps have been around for years, it is not because they are a preferred solution or fashion statement. Women state the only reason they even consider them is because there is no better alternative. They are clear in an attempt to be invisible, which is hardly the case. In addition, women complain they are tacky and uncomfortable as they not only stick to the skin in the heat, but then show sweat and wear through the clear vinyl-like material. With that being the case, they are still sold on the internet and many department stores for one reason only, women simply haven’t found a better solution. Not until now.
Exposed Envy Bra Accessories realized every girl has the need for bra straps, it has been and will always be the case. Strapless bras are uncomfortable and really don’t work. Woman complain of them falling all time, which makes sense because there are no bra straps holding it up! A bra just isn’t a bra without straps since the purpose is to provide support. Convertible bras are better but they just come with one set of straps. In addition to the bra straps not matching different tops and outfits, they also wear and become unsightly. This is when woman turn to clear bra straps, a very tacky solution to say the least.
Exposed Envy is an online store offering well over 100 styles of removable decorative bra straps. There are rhinestone bra straps, beaded straps, colored straps and so much more. Whether the customer needs a simple silver chain strap or a cute daisy printed bra strap to match a casual tank top, there are decorative bra straps for every occasion. The straps attach to any strapless bra or convertible bra and are all fully adjustable. With so many styles and colors to choose from, clear bra straps really are a thing of the past. The site is easy to navigate with tabs which help sort the straps by both color and style. There are multiple images of each set of straps and matching bracelets for many of the sets, making it easy for women to tie the straps into their other accessories. With so many to shop, bra straps are no longer an “accident” or something women need to try and hide. Instead, they
Exposed Envy Bra Accessories is always adding new styles as more and more women discover these stylish alternatives to clear bra straps or plain bra straps that don’t match and look dirty and worn with time. The site is always growing and looking for ways to expand it’s product line and make bra straps easy to wear and match with different styles and outfits.
Exposed Envy also continues it’s efforts to give back and support the community. To they end, the company is partnered with charities and dedicated to giving a percentage of sales to a good cause.
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Below is an article written and posted on BraLa Mode. Here is the link to the actual article
Intimate Insight: Bra Straps or No Bra Straps – That is the Dilemma… by Enid
Decorative Beaded Bra Straps from ExposedEnvy.com
Valentine’s Day is coming up and for some of you that might mean dressing up for a night out with your guy. For me, it means paying a $20 cover charge to go to an overcrowded bar in Beverly Hills with some of my single friends where the majority of the guys will be looking for someone a bit more model-like but, after a few drinks and a few strike outs, they will start thinking that perhaps the big breasted curvy gal might be desperate enough to put out. Of course being that the drinks are so over-priced, I will not be nearly drunk enough to actually consider their offer and they’ll do the sour grapes thing, and my friends and I will laugh about it.
The one thing in common in both scenarios is that we are trying to dress to impress and, as always, part of that perfect outfit involves a bra. And if you live in LA where the temperatures are a bit more moderate (as I write this in February, the temperature is in the mid 70’s), your outfit may include something strapless or off the shoulder. And if you are blessed with a larger cup size, the question becomes do I wear a strapless bra or stick with the straps?
Gravity is not your friend when your cup runneth over and though it’s the band that holds your girls up and not the straps, the straps can often seem to make the difference between wearing a bra and wearing a bra as a belt. For years I’ve avoided strapless outfits of any kind because invariably the strapless bra would end up around my hips at some point, especially if any kind of dancing was involved.
At the same time, wearing a regular bra also wouldn’t do. While I’ve seen plenty of women baring their straps without a qualm, given that the straps on large cup sizes tend to be more utilitarian than decorative, for me doing so was out of the question. And then two great things happened: I Googled and I went to New York.
Enid at Bra La Mode’s Debut Intimate Affair
At the end of January, I flew to New York for Bra La Mode’s Debut Intimate Affair at Bra*Tenders. Moira was bound and determined to have them fit me for some new bras so as the event drew to a close, Cristal took me into one of the fitting rooms and brought me several different styles and brands to try out. The first discovery is that as I have been slowly losing weight, so have my breasts. I’m now down to a 38F/38G depending on the style and brand of bra.
I love the Fantasie brand bras and ended up with this lovely black strapless (Style # FL4530.) It’s a snug fit, but I could jump on a trampoline wearing it and it’d still stay put. The one thing that amazed everyone was the support. I came out of the dressing room wearing a cami over it and people thought I was wearing a push-up of some sort and no one believed it was a strapless. (Seriously, people came in the dressing room so they could see the actual bra on me.)
Also prior to my visit to New York, I had also received the Va Bien Ultra-Lift Strapless Convertible which also has great staying power. I have a friend who wears this brand and swears by it. The only thing to be aware of is that the cup sizes can run large so be sure to try it on before you buy. I ordered it in my old size and it ended up being a bit big for me so I’ll be getting myself a new one because it’s a great bra.
Of course, even with a good fitting strapless, sometimes it’s just nice to have those straps either as a back up just in case or, as I’ve recently discovered, as another type of accessory. A friend of mine used to order these beaded bra straps to wear with her lacy tank tops in the summer. Interested in trying them out for myself, I Googled “beaded bra straps” and found ExposedEnvy.com.
Exposed Envy sells decorative bra straps of all sorts – beads, rhinestones, fabric, gems and even just metal. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry as my skin tends to react badly to the metal in chain necklaces or earrings, so I liked the idea of being able to wear something shiny and pretty that wouldn’t cause me to break out in a rash.
If you saw the pictures from the Intimate Affair, you’ll have seen me wearing an off the shoulder number with some straps made of red roses on dark silver. When I first saw them on the website, I just had to have them and they were as beautiful in person as on the website. I got a lot of compliments about them and found that they were comfortable to wear. The straps themselves are easy to fit as there is a little clasp in the back that you can use to adjust the length of the strap. I just put them on backwards the first time to get them adjusted and then I was all set to go.
At work I tried a set of beaded straps for a scoop-neck shirt that had a tendency to stretch out and become an off the shoulder number as the day went on. The beads were nice and flat so I didn’t have anything digging into my shoulder and they looked really nice so that instead of constantly pulling up my shirt to cover my bra strap, I could just focus on work and let a little strap show.
Gemstone Straps and Matching Bracelet
Exposed Envy also has matching bracelets for many of their straps. I ordered a lovely blue rhinestone set of straps which came with a matching bracelet and I can’t wait to wear them out to that Valentine’s party next weekend.
Each set of straps comes in it’s own green cloth bag which makes for easy storage since they won’t become jumbled with the other straps. And Kelly Carroll, the owner and designer, adds her own personal touch. When I made my second order and made a comment on the order form, I found a lovely handwritten note from her in reply on my receipt. I will definitely be shopping her site again.
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Lately I have received several emails from customers thanking me for an alternative to clear bra straps. With the weather already getting warmer in many places, tank tops and sun dresses are an essential! Although it’s still too cold here at home for such warm weather fashions, I can certainly appreciate all the great straps we offer for casual wear. I agree, clear bra straps are so horrible…..and uncomfortable! The gem line, fabric sparkle line and printed line are all suitable alternatives for casual outfits and can even add some color and style to your look. I promise to keep them all in stock :)
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Rhinestone bra straps with matching holiday bracelets!! A great gift for the girl that has everything!! Chances are she does’t have these beautiful bra straps in her fashion collection!
We just added a new bra strap to our already brilliant variety! Seriously, this is an awesome strap that goes with EVERYTHING!!! It’s a fully adjustable black strap with a rhinestone insert, making it so comfortable and yet sparkly as ever! The black accents in the center of the rhinestone create a great contrast for a really noticeable statement! I wore these out to dinner with friends last week and was asked 3 times about them, confirming I made a great decision to add this strap! For $13.00 it’s a steal too! If this doesn’t become every gals best friend I just don’t know how else to help!
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I’ve seen several publicity shots of Madonna wearing a sexy top, bra straps and all. But this cover of Vanity Fair makes it official, women of all ages are making it fashionably acceptable to just let them show! Notice though…they match her top! This is definitely the key here ladies! Yes, it’s OK to stop fighting it and expose your bra straps. But an order to keep it appropiate and stylish, we must be sure the straps are clean first of all…and that they match our clothing. Otherwise, it’s just tacky!
Although, I’m not sure a black colored bra strap from Exposed Envy’s sparkling line, or black rhinestone bra straps wouldn’t look even better.
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This is actually one of the best blogs I’ve found in a while. Ina, the master behind it all is clearly dedicated to having a very informative and fashionable site for girls and gals to visit for just about anything. Whether it’s a deal on beauty products or the latest from your favorite designer, this is the site for you! Check it out for an Exposed Envy review and giveaway !
I can’t even remember how I found required2beinspired, a fashion blog ran by Natasha in British Columbia. Natasha is not only beautiful with a wicked fashion sense, but she also manages to publish a tasteful and stylish blog while caring for her home, husband and new baby. What attracted me to her blog was the authenticity of it. I mean, I think this is what blogging really is. It’s not about bashing celebrities or copying them for that matter. It’s not about sharing rage or being one. No, instead it’s about women and inspired by one. Women, mothers, wives….and yes…..fashion slaves! But I have to say, if this young inspiration from up north gets any cuter…I’m gonna get on the first plane and steal those boots (only because I can’t steal her waistline!)
Check out Natasha’s post about Exposed Envy and more adorable pics! She’s also hosting a giveaway!
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Exposed Envy bra straps and bra accessories are very popular review and contest giveaway items. Our latest review can be found at an adorable site called Rita Reviews. Here is a wonderful post from her blog, sharing some initial thoughts for 2011…
As 2010 comes to an end today I realize just how bright 2011 looks. This year for me has been full of ups and downs. I started this blog this year and it has taken off beautifully thanks to all of you wonderful readers. I also made so many new friends this year that feel truly blessed. My children have thrived and I am on the road to discovering God.
…in my opinion this is a blog worth reading!
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