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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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Though there are so many styles of clear bra straps, there are also dozens of alternative decorative and designer bra straps which are an even better option!
This past Sunday I exhibited at a bridal show and it was a ton of fun! Naturally, everyone was happy to be there and buzzing around like little girls in shoe stores. Many had their mothers and bridesmaids with them, all giggly and full of hope. It really was neat.
It also turned out to be a great place for decorative bra straps and Exposed Envy! I personally saw the relief in the eyes of more than one bridesmaid!There she was, supporting her dear friend as the wedding was planned,but dreading the dress the whole time. I had one girl just look at me and say, “thank you, I don’t have a bra that fits me right and I haven’t been able to find one anywhere. I’m sure I’ll have no problem now that I know I can attach straps, it’s the strapless part that was killing me!” Another girl told me she was planning to wear clear bra straps, I thought the ‘bride-to-be’ was going to slaughter her right there. It was actually really funny!
Which brings me to my thought today. WHY are any of of us even considering clear bra straps? When you’ve resorted to a strip of vinyl to hold your breasts in place, it’s seriously time to look for a fashion alternative! I know women buy them because they are still all over the market. Clear bra straps are still found in way too many places! Stop the madness! Think Fashion!! Several other sites sell printed vinyl straps, I can’t stand these either. I realize they’re mostly carrying these because the mark-up is sick. They’re buying the clear straps for pennies, literally pennies! Why? BECAUSE THEY”RE CHEAP!!! I purposefully haven’t included any clear bra straps or printed clear bra straps in Exposed Envy’s product offering, even though the margins are the best. There is nothing cheap being offered by Exposed Envy, everything is the highest quality and it will be kept that way, this is my promise to you. So I beg you, if you own a pair of clear bra straps because you hadn’t yet discovered Exposed Envy, toss them! I would tell you to burn them, but I they’re toxic and would smell :)
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