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 mentioned, Exposed Envy exhibited at a wedding show this past Sunday. With hundreds of brides, their mother’s and all the bridesmaids, there was a lot going on! It was funny because their was the occasional groom, walking behind his lovely bride-to-be, holding the bad of whatever she gathered, nodding and fantasizing about the football Sunday football!
It was great to offer a solution to women wondering how in the world they were going to keep their dress and bra in place all night! I was surprised at how many mother’s of the bride were equally excited about our bra straps. Though I don’t know why since it makes as much sense as anything. Over all it was a great show and I am sure we will participate in more. We also made contact with many bridal boutiques whom are very excited to carry Exposed Envy Bra Strap and Accessories. This is a great opportunity to make their customers happy and sell them something they can really use!
Even Britney has trouble concealing her bra straps! Though she does seem to be a big repeating offender, she’s only human! The truth is we all love spaghetti straps and other great styles which leave a major bra strap issue. It’s such a pain to wear a strapless bra and there isn’t always time to shop for the perfect bra with the perfect matching straps for every outfit. Women are busy! Even if we have “the perfect bra,” that doesn’t mean we have the time to search for it as we rush to get ready to get out the door. So, just like Spears, we often end up throwing ourselves together and moving on with life!
I wish I could send her Exposed Envy Decorative Bra Straps, she’d have the quick, attractive and functional solution she needs and Exposed Envy could take the credit. Talk about a win-win! I don’t suppose anyone has her contact info?
It’s so easy once you have a nice collection of bra straps to choose from. Slipping a decorative bra strap onto a convertible bra only takes a few seconds. Once you get a couple compliments, it becomes an addiction! I wear them constantly and I always receive comments and questions. When I wear the casual printed straps with a tank or sundress, women want to know where I got my bra. It never occurs to them they are removable bra straps, they think I actually found a bra with adorable pink flowered straps. I’m a shopper and I admit it, but even I’m not interested in scouring the planet for a bra to match each shoulder revealing garment I own!
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