By far, the most significant summer trend this season is the myriad of shoulder bearing tops. Ladies, it is time to show your shoulders. The great news is that we women can heartily accept this trend because, for most of us, the shoulders are one of our best features. They don’t show fat, and bearing them draws attention upward toward your face rather than downward.
There are a myriad of options for shoulder bearing from the cold shoulder top that has cut outs at the shoulder to the off the shoulder top that is worn down on the arms One of the biggest issues with tops that show the whole shoulder area is the question of a bra. Many women are just not willing to go bra-less and, let’s face it, strapless bras leave a lot to be desired. With all the fiddling and re-positioning that has to happen, it is high maintenance fashion. Personally, I’d just rather not.
If you feel this way too, may I suggest a bandeau (see picture below). These little fashion wonders are a great option. They are essentially a spandex style strapless band that is lined and goes around your bust area. They work as a solution for any top that cannot be worn with a traditional bra. We have bandeaus from Nikibiki at our store that are one size and just stretch to fit. My guess is they will not work for large busted women, but if you are an A cup to a C cup, they should work just fine.
If you are D cup or larger, you may be stuck wearing a strapless bra to get the support you need. I like the strapless bras that have the ability to add clear plastic straps. These essentially disappear against your skin while still providing the stability of a strap. One other option is to use the Silicone Cover Ups from Hollywood Fashion. We have sold these in the store and have had great customer feedback about them. These cover ups are silicone pads that stick to the front of your nipple area to cover it so you have the confidence to go bra-less.
Thus, don’t let the issue of a bra keep you from trying out the seasons hottest trends. Give these three solutions a try until you find one that works for you, and make sure you bare those shoulders this season.