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Strapless is In

This week, my lovely readers, I am writing this column from personal experiences and frustrations. I know what you are thinking, what could possibly be so frustrating about fashion?

Taylor Hassa
Staff Writer

 

 

 

fashionThis week, my lovely readers, I am writing this column from personal experiences and frustrations. I know what you are thinking, what could possibly be so frustrating about fashion?

Well, I will sum it all up for you in just one word: strapless. There, I said it, strapless, strapless, strapless. I sincerely believe that most of my wardrobe malfunctions can be attributed to strapless top and dress failure.

Us girls see strapless things and think, “Oh my gosh, this is perfect for this weekend. I need it.” What we don’t realize is that the strapless article of clothing in our hand is already laughing at us and we haven’t even purchased it yet.

Why would our clothes laugh at us? Well, because we are about to spend our hard earned money (or our parent’s hard earned money) on a top that we will wear once, fight with the whole night, and want to burn by the time the next morning rolls around.

Now, if you are anything like me you’ll never learn your lesson and just buy clothes with straps. You will buy strapless clothes, hang them in your closet, try them on as an option, get frustrated in the first five minutes and end up wearing something completely different. But, those strapless, neglected articles of clothing will forever hang in your closet untouched, you know, just in case.

That being said, at this very moment I am attempting to abolish not only my own fear and hatred of strapless clothes, but yours as well.

This weekend I was determined to wear this cute, hot pink, strapless dress out for the first time in three years. I thought it deserved to see the light of day. However, when I put it on it wouldn’t stay up! So me, being my crazy self, grabbed two mini bobby pins and slid them onto my dress so my bra was connected to the top of the dress. Thus, the bra was holding up my dress.

Well, the obvious problem here was anyone that looked at my sides could see the bobby pins. So, I threw a blazer on and voila, I was out the door.

I can admit, it was not my best idea, so I looked up some better ones. My fashion sources say there are three other simple ways:

1. Buy a bottle of heavy-duty hair spray. Spray your bra and the fabric on the inside of the dress and press them together. Apparently, it will stick like glue.

2. Fashion tape. It is like double-sided tape for your clothes. It can be found at Victoria’s Secret and is the only kind that has ever worked for me.

3. Lastly, if you are really desperate, take it to a tailor. They can fit the bust better or put little see-through straps on.

Now, go forth and embrace your strapless clothes!

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