Beauty Crazed is a really cool blog based in toronto…check it out! Exposed Envy is so happy to have a giveaway on this really fun and sassy blog talking about everything fashionable! We are offering a pair of rhinestone bra straps with the matching rhinestone bracelet! Working with this blog is a great fit for Exposed Envy since we ship to Canada for only $5.00. One of the things we quickly learned after launching EE is many American companies take advantage and charge ridiculously to ship to Canada. Sure, we have to take a minute or so to fill out a small customs form an order to send our orders, but why should Canadians pay soooo much more for this? It’s our pleasure to do business with our neighbors and this is an easy way to show our gratitude!
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With spring around the corner more and more ladies are stocking up on colored bra straps! These are so great with tank top, tube tops, off the shoulder tops and sun dresses! They attach so easily to a strapless bra or convertible bra and make life so much easier! Shopping for bras to match all our shoulder revealing tops in the summer can be both time consuming and expensive! The great thing about Exposed Envy colored bra straps is they are reversible. With sparkle on one side and solid color on the other, they offer both a rhinestone bra strap look as well as a casual solid color.
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One of my goals is to blog more. Not just more though, but also about more things than just bra straps. I mean, They’re great and all but I love everything about fashion and fashion trends! Additionally, I come across so much since I am on the internet inside fashion sites, on other blogs so often and constantly reading what’s up in the industry.
So while doing all that, I came across these amazing pumps! I have to say I’m loving the shoes this year. These little treasures were part of New York Fashion Week 2010. So many of the shoes at fashion week 2010 year were completely outrageous! Yes, they were artistic and creative, but at the end of the day they just won’t hit the streets….and they’re really not meant to. However, these Valentino’s managed to submit themselves in the outrageous category, and unlike most, these will sell! It’s no secret lace is big for 2010/2011. I’m not sure how long it will stick, I personally think we see it now, but will be seeing through it shortly. But as for these shoes……I want to wear them every day for ever and ever!
What bra straps would go with these? Any of the black rhinestone straps would work well and I think the perfectly pearl straps for the cream pair.
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Ok, obviously I support the final acceptance of exposed bra straps. I mean, we have to wear a bra and the straps are extremely crucial to the concept. However, is this really sexy? . Last I checked we hadn’t yet reached the point where going out in just a bra was high fashion. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this though so maybe I need to check more often. Perhaps I’m just out of touch. This is however more press confirming that bra’s are not the fashion faux pas they have always been.
My opinion stands though. I think it’s great that we can stop fighting our bra straps with strapless bras all the time. A bra is a reality for every woman. But let’s try and keep it classy. The fact that the outfit in this pic of Tila Tequila (I’m not even really sure who this is) seems as though it was actually designed to have the entire bra exposed is a little scary! But to each their own, I’m not the fashion police by any means. Is this really any more revealing than a low cut halter top? I guess not, but it still looks like a bit much to me.
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just had to mention this as I found these on a website I really didn’t know existed. Shop HBO is a site where everyday people like you and I can purchase star related items we may find of interest. Since I recently posted a pic from Sex and the City, sporting Carrie and her bra, this just seemed kinda timely. It’s no secret this show had a little to do with the growing popularity of the exposed bra strap. Though during one episode or another different cast members participated in the liberating trend, Carrie was certainly the ring leader. Her fashion forwardness seemed to be a cast member of its own at times as it certainly took on a life of itself!
And so, like every good marketing company, HBO is cashing in! You can purchase these rhinestone bra straps for a meager $142.00 plus shipping and handling at http://store.hbo.com/detail.php?p=271086 or, you may also order over the phone by dialing the number provided. WOW! All the sudden Exposed Envy designer bra straps and accessories seem so affordable! The only thing being sold at SHop HBO is exposed greed as far as I’m concerned.
But, as always I am glad to see these products being offered. Over priced as they may be, they are still lovely and a great alternative to a strapless bra or convertible bra with plain straps. I’d like to see more and more of these so it’s nice to stumble onto them, no matter the price. Rhinestone bra straps by Exposed Envy are more affordable for sure, which is what makes it such a great site to shop.
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As always, I’m always surfing the net looking for different bras and other accessories relative to Exposed Envy. I came across this bra on a site offering hundreds of bras and bra accessories. I think this bra is awesome since it’s a multi-way, making it more versatile. But what I find most interesting about it is it’s clear the designer is making an effort to offer designer bra straps. The delicate pink daisies are simply adorable! But here’s the catch, if you want to add this little number to your fashionable options, you better be prepared to spend $140.00 plus shipping! The funny thing is, women will actually pay that to have better options than strapless bras and plain bra straps. I wish I could have a re-direct as soon as shoppers click on this bra….sending them to Exposed Envy and all our affordable decorative bra straps! The pink daisies on this one are pretty darn cute, but it just makes so much more sense to invest in removable straps you can wear with all your strapless bras and convertible bras! I like finding stuff like this though because it tells me we’re not the only one’s trying to make fashionable solutions for women that are not only functional, but pretty too!
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Bra Straps, Is It OK To Let Them Show?
Staying tuned into the latest styles/trends is a challenge. Some we love and can’t get enough of, others we just don’t like, and a few we’ll never understand. Currently, a highly debated fashion practice for women is bra straps. Is it acceptable to let them show? I’m going to take many by surprise by relying, “Yes, it’s absolutely OK to let them show!” Now, before I get too many traditionalists upset, allow me to explain. Ladies, the straps are kinda important! Wasn’t it Newton who said things tend to fall downward?
No really, I started wondering about the history of the bra, referred to as brassieres until the middle 1900’s. Interestingly, its evolution is inextricably intertwined with the social history and status of women, having much to do with the progression of fashion and views of the body.
Prior to the 1500’s many ancient civilizations left breasts exposed. It was during the Renaissance period that corsets gained great popularity, lasting through the 1800’s. An emphasis on unrealistic waist sizes and perky breasts emerged. So much that upper class women gave their babies to nurse maids, as breastfeeding was considered “stressful to the female figure”.
Ultimately, the first evolution of the bra arrived when health professionals grew concerned with the cruelly constraining affects of the corset. In addition, the feminists clothing reform movement helped free women, insisting we needed comfort and support as we took an active role in society.
Bare with me as I’m getting to the point, this really does have everything to do with bra straps! Herminie Cadolle of France invented the first modern bra. Her description to the patent office read, “Designed to sustain the bosom and supported by shoulders.” Advertising for the new “brassiere” stressed advantages of bras over corsets, portraying the new garments with “shoulder supports.” I believe today we call these bra straps!
Well, clothing kept trending. Though the bra and its straps were dearly embraced, fashion loves skin. Styles have become more revealing, and so was born the strapless bra. Shoulder revealing trends include strapless, spaghetti straps, off the shoulder, one shoulder, cold shoulder, tube tops, tank tops, the list goes on. There’s one thing on which men and women agree, lady’s’ shoulders are sexy! So fashion giveth us bra straps, and then taketh away.
Here’s a question. How many women actually find a strapless bra that truly offers lift and shape, or even stays in place? I guess in order to flirt with a naked shoulder, women must suffer the effects of gravity, repeatedly and publicly adjusting ourselves. Myself and most women I’ve asked buy strapless bras a size smaller. Personally, I purchase a 32 when I really wear a 34. Although uncomfortable, I’m hoping is it will hold in place. Isn’t this starting to sound like the corset, are we moving backwards?
The shelf bra was a kind invention, but it too offers little lift and shape. And have you noticed the last year or so you can hardly find them? They seem to have lost popularity around the time straps starting popping up (and out) everywhere, which I believe is the second evolution of the bra. The first was when women were freed from corsetry. Now, over 100 years later, women are finally permitted to expose the essential function that is the bra strap.
As relieving as the grant to flash both shoulder and bra strap may be, it presents another issue. Where can we find bras with attractive straps? There is a place and all you need is a convertible bra (or convert your existing bra? Exposed Envy Bra Straps is an online store offering over 100 styles of designer bra straps. The idea is simple. Women get much needed while preserving fashion sense. Olympia Dukakas said it best in Steele Magnolia’s, “The only thing separating us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.”
I hope I’ve made some a little more comfortable with the great bra strap debate. My wish is to give my fellow females the solution they’ve needed to keep up with fashion, and the presentation they desire to keep their dignity. The beauty and class of elegant bra straps is just another “perk.”
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As the business grows and we get more requests, so do all the vertical markets. Exposed Envy can now be found on www.betweenmoms.com, www.homepartyplannetwork.com, and www.findpartyplanreps.com. Soon there will be an additional tab at the bottom of the main site, offering additional information as to the different commission structures for actual reps and incentives for hostess parties. So far we have gotten a great response and the information isn’t even posted to the site yet. We are very excited as there seems to be a home party for everything, so women are looking for something different. Decorative Bra Straps are just that!
As for this blog, we are also always looking for ways to make it more visual across the world wide web. One of the leading blog directories is Technorati (9SVTJTRN2VF7) They are considered a leader in what they do and we hope to be able to claim our blog there soon.
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I really didn’t think about Bra Straps by Exposed Envy being so popular for Halloween, who knew? I really should have expected this since I’m the most guilty of dressing up each year in some silly costume. I’ve been everything…an angel, santa’s helper, snow bunny, nurse, gymnast, airline attendant, on and on. And the truth is several of these were strapless. Yup, I was stuck wearing a strapless bra several times before I started Exposed Envy. So it should have come as no surprise to me when I saw an increase in sales for bra straps. What poor unfortunate girl wants to yank on her bra and costume all night while trying to have a good time? So thank you to all the costume sites and stores selling so many sexy little numbers, there’s a bra strap here to keep it all in place!
Fall is here with it comes warm, rich chocolate colors. Last night I went to dinner and couldn’t help noticing the abundance of brown tones. I personally love fall. Although my favorite is white all summer, I love latte and chocolate shades the Fall always invites. The changing of the leaves, the cooling of the air and the breeze forcing dry leaves to the ground, it just makes ya wanna put a light a pumpkin scented candle and sprinkle cinnamon in your coffee. Take these classic October shades, mix them with cremes and oranges…..what a a lovely palette. Exposed Envy fortunately has decorative bra straps for every season!
My favorite brown bra strap is the beaded bra strap. It’s made of round pearled beads, strung together with silver twine and textured silver. I love this design so much I manufactured it in 7 colors. I love them all, but I’ve been wearing the brown beaded bra straps a great deal. This really is one of my favorite decorative bra straps! It’s fall and I’m enjoying it!
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