Ashley Graham knows a thing or two about bras and boobs.
For one, the “size sexy” model is the mastermind behind some of Addition Elle’s most seductive and supportive bras, so she understands how a woman with a big bust should be feeling and looking in a bra.
And two, she’s the hottest supermodel of the moment, meaning she takes part in a lot of fittings, trying on hundreds of different looks and picking up some valuable fashion advice along the way.
Getting a bra to fit just right can be a serious chore sometimes. Whether too loose, too tight or too hot, there’s always an issue popping up at the worst moment. On a recent Rachael Ray Show segment, I helped viewers resolve their real-world bra problems and found the perfect solutions to get their chests in order once and for all with bras they brought from home!
For any of us suffering through sweaty bras—because it’s hot outside or we’re internally overheating due to breastfeeding or extra hormones—it’s an uncomfortable feeling. Made from moisture-wicking material like bamboo, a bra liner tucks right along the edge of your bra and against your breastbone until it lies flat. It creates an added barrier that separates your skin from the bra that absorbs the sweat and prevents any feelings of wetness. The best part is that it can be machine-washed and air-dried to be
reused again and again.
You might find that your straps are always sloping off your shoulders. This could be because your shoulders are naturally rounded or because the straps themselves are extra silky. First, simply try tightening your straps; it’s a common mistake that we make strap adjustments when we first purchase a bra and then we forget to do anything further! If that simple solution doesn’t work, then second, consider a product like these elastic bra
clips that hook to each strap between your shoulder blades with an adjustable band in the middle to get just the right fit.
You finally found the perfect backless dress that you love—and the deep plunge has been on-trend for many seasons—only to realize you don’t have the right bra to go with it. Do you really want to spend upwards of $50 on a backless bra to potentially wear with one dress? Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could transform a bra that you already own? Here a bra converter lowers the back of your bra in the rear in a criss-cross fashion that wraps
around to your front where it is secured (don’t forget to initially lower your bra straps). This will lower your bra back by about four to five inches.
Along the lines of strapless and backless bras, bralettes might end up being appropriate for a wedding in 2017. Interestingly, some of the 2017 trends for bralette dresses have open lace designs, according to InStyle, and that mean adhesive bras would be the only choice.
Clearly, any wedding dress that will have a “barely there” appearance around the chest or back will need an appropriate bra, but traditional padded bras or corsets might not work as well as adhesive bras.
Getting familiar with adhesive bras will be necessary for everyday clothing as well, because the barely-there trend is also commonly in the forecast for 2017 style trends outside of formal wear. This corresponds with the latest fashion trend that includes wearing no bra, no bra or shirt with a blazer, or wearing a bra as a shirt.
So long to the days of constantly trying to yank up your fabric prison for your chest bra when you’re wearing a cute dress at work.
And this isn’t the first time Ms. Graham blessed us with fashionable and life-saving style hacks. One time, the model gave us her top five tips for finding the perfect pair of jeans. And it was beyond helpful.