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Where can I find bras with thin straps?

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Amethyst24 Thu 06-Feb-14 16:32:03

If the idea is that a well-fitting bra will stay up without the need for straps, WHY do almost all manufacturers double the width of the straps in DD+ bras? I'm a 30E, and I quite often wear vest tops/camis with skinny straps, and great fugly bra straps totally spoil the look. I've found Calvin Klein to be very good but they only go up to a DD and I get slight quadroboob in a 32DD.

FrugalFashionista Thu 06-Feb-14 16:45:09

Yep I was going to suggest Calvin Klein (have lots of their thin-stap bras and love them) but stupidly they don't do larger cups.

Amethyst24 Thu 06-Feb-14 16:52:38

It's such a pain! CK is actually the only make I've found that do properly skinny straps - even the standard 1cm or so is too wide for spaghetti-strap tops.

SorrelForbes Thu 06-Feb-14 17:00:16

Cleo straps are about 1.25 cm but it sounds as if they're too big for what you want?

stella69x Thu 06-Feb-14 17:03:18

Wear strapless bras instead?

FrugalFashionista Thu 06-Feb-14 17:09:21

I think I've aldo seen thin straps at Simone Perele - worth checking? Great lingerie blog here.

Amethyst24 Thu 06-Feb-14 17:15:16

Yes, Cleo and Freya and number 1 and 2 offenders! I know strapless is the obvious solution but I find them a bit uncomfortable, esp in summer. I'll check out Simone Perele, thanks

Amethyst24 Fri 07-Feb-14 11:13:28

Just bumping in case any bra experts are about today...

trixymalixy Fri 07-Feb-14 11:15:59

Watching with interest. I have a couple of tips that are sheer at the shoulders and would love a thin strapped bra to go under them. Think bra straps are so ugly.

Go for a wonderbra ultimate strapless for the lace shoulder top.

Sadly thin straps are harder to come by because although most support comes from the back about 25%is the straps and that's still a fair bitof weight ffor some. Cleo and ewa michalak are about the best

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