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Clear bra straps are one of my Most Hated Fashion Related Items (long list).
They don't look invisible, we can see their rubbery selves digging a plastic stripe into your shoulders. You ain't foolin' no one! And they're as tacky as those diamante thongs that some people used to flash over the top of their bumster jeans circa 2004.
I tend to look for tops that will cover my bra straps but I don't think there's anything wrong with a bit of bra peeking out as long as its a bra still that's in the fullness of health and not some sad grey specimen.
Safety pin your bra straps to your vest straps. Never fails (I don't wear spaghetti strap vests, though, so I have more material to work with. Trinny & Susannah's lessons - avoid spaghetti straps if you are broad of shoulder - have stayed with me).
clear bra straps - i thought they didnt make them anymore on account of them making your skin look like it has some weird shiny divets. Honestly thought these weren't even a thing now. I've had some but not sure i ever used them. It not like they are invisible or something, they just aren't. I think they are strangely more noticeable. If you have a bra with nice straps, far far far better and completely acceptable. Or try to find a very good strapless that does its job. But honestly, i wouldn't touch the clear straps.
I don't think it matters at all if your bra straps show when wearing a strappy top. Unless it's a very glamorous occasion. Clear bra straps are worse, IMO. The thing I really dislike is when the bra band is showing at the back when a normal bra is worn with a backless top or dress.