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Boob Tubes and strapless dresses - am I missing something here?

(17 Posts)
Saltire Fri 14-Aug-09 11:35:19

grin. Over the past few days I have seen several women wearing boob tube type tops or strapless dresses - with a bra which has straps! is this a new fashion trend I have missed? Surely the point of it being strapless is exactly that , no straps. if someone doesn't feel confident enough to wear it without a bra then buy a top with straps or sleeves.
One woman had a gorgeous strapless dress on at wedding we saw while waiting for the lgiths to change and it was balck and gold coloured and she had a white bra on under it, with straps on show

BunnyLebowski Fri 14-Aug-09 11:38:13

NO! I refuse to believe you Salty!

whispers Really?

I think those clear plastic ones are bad enough but white???

bethoo Fri 14-Aug-09 11:39:53

boob tubes are only for the flat/small chested personally unless you want to look like a monoboob grin

LadyPinkofPinkerton Fri 14-Aug-09 11:40:59

Oh Lordy, that sounds truly awful. I think its people who are going to wear what is in fashion come what may, whether they have the right underwear or not!

Saltire Fri 14-Aug-09 11:41:16

Well I wouldn't wear them, but then I am a 38d. But straps is just a no-no.

SixtyFootDoll Fri 14-Aug-09 11:41:52

Saltire even if it is th height of fashion I shan't be wearing one!
I would love a strapless dress but being larg of nork I just cannot go braless.

SixtyFootDoll Fri 14-Aug-09 11:41:59

Saltire even if it is th height of fashion I shan't be wearing one!
I would love a strapless dress but being larg of nork I just cannot go braless.

Saltire Fri 14-Aug-09 11:44:25

60foot - but then you would wear a top that covered your bra straps wouldn't you? like I would, or most women would.

StretchFucksTheMailDaily Fri 14-Aug-09 11:55:02

I wear boob tubes and strapless things, but then I am fairy small of boob! I wouldn't wear them with bra straps though. (Unless it was around my house perhaps)

WinomoreTheFruitbat Fri 14-Aug-09 12:03:07

I'm getting married in a strapless dress, need to wear a strapless bra just to fill out my non-existant boobs sad

Saltire Fri 14-Aug-09 12:14:59

wino - yes but strapless bras under strapless tops are fine. Its the boob tube in bright red with black bra underneath and bra straps over the shoulders I don't get

WinomoreTheFruitbat Fri 14-Aug-09 12:39:43

"Surely the point of it being strapless is exactly that , no straps. if someone doesn't feel confident enough to wear it without a bra then buy a top with straps or sleeves."

Sorry, I thought you meant you shouldn't wear a bra at all with strapless smile

WinomoreTheFruitbat Fri 14-Aug-09 12:39:57

I feel much better now grin

mustsleep Fri 14-Aug-09 12:50:38

I've worn boob tube tops (not the tight ones the summery flowing kinda things grin) but have fairly big boobs and don;t want to risk ds pulling it down grin but would never wear a bra with it shock

I have however worn a matching bikini top...is this as bad blush

missmelly Fri 14-Aug-09 13:23:41

this is a pet peeve of mine too.. it really looks rubbish!

BitOfFun Fri 14-Aug-09 13:41:02

At a wedding? shock

How tacky!

I could sort of imagine a Carrie Bradshaw-type carrying this sort of look off on a casual basis (but with a pretty and usual coloured bra), but even she wouldn't flash white bra straps at a formal event...why would you, when there are so many other, nicer things you could turn up in?

DailyMailCanLickMyBalls Fri 14-Aug-09 13:42:01

It's a bad look. If someone needs some extra support or control (and most of us do) then boobtubes etc should be worn with a strapless bra. Those bras with the 'clear' straps look just odd - they catch the light really obviously, and you'd have to be 10 metres away to not notice them. Tacky looking.

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