Today I’d like to talk to you about a subject we all know and many of us have a love/ hate relationship with- bras. Specifically, bra straps.
Last weekend I went to a Bon Jovi concert with my dear friend Lisa. There is NO lack of people watching opportunities there. One trend that we saw a lot of were visible bra straps. And it looked tacky as hell every time. Yes, there are bras designed to be seen, but none of women we saw had invested in one of those.
To be clear, I am NOT interested in getting into a discussion on the societal constructs around wearing bras in the first place. That is another conversation for another day. Today I’m only griping about women who choose to wear one but fail on the execution.
Simply put, in 2018 there is no reason for anyone to ever see your bra straps. A quick Google search will find hundreds of options for strapless bras, T-back bras, backless bras, etc. Or go braless if you are so inclined. It’s called underwear for a reason- because we aren’t supposed to see it! Remember when super low rise pants were in and the visible thong was a thing? Remember how tacky that looked? Guess what? This looks just as awful.
And, since I already hear the arguments coming:
No, these were not all 20 somethings. In fact, none of them were. They are all fellow middle aged women who should know better. I would have cut Millenials a little more slack.
No, it’s not “just the style”. Yes, bras with cool lacy backs and the like exist to be seen. Your standard Kohls or Target every day options are not those. Looking like you can’t dress yourself it’s a style, it’s a sad commentary on your lack of mirrors in your home and/ or good friends to tell you that you look like a damn fool.
No, it’s not sexy. I did a quick informal poll of folks that included all the major genders, and not a single person, male or female, found this appealing. Looking like a moron rarely is.
So, in review, underwear goes UNDER your clothes. If you aren’t sure if what you are putting on underwear, ask yourself if you would leave your house without anything over it. If the answer is no, then show some class and cover it up.