How to Hide Your Bra Straps This Summer

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Waiting to wear your perfect, halter dress this summer but you don’t know how to hide your bra straps?

There’s no need to buy a fancy, convertible bra or an awkward, uncomfortable strapless one. You can wear your regular bra using this hack to hide the bra straps!


1. Loosen the straps

Wear your bra as usual. At this point, you shouldn’t wear the dress yet. I’m only wearing mine for the sake of modesty for the tutorial!

Then, loosen the straps, making them as long as possible. You can shorten them later if necessary.

Loosening the straps

2. Cross the straps in the front

Next, put the long straps back on and cross each one over your head to match the X shape of the neckline.

Crossing the straps

Here’s the other side. This is why the straps need to be as long as possible!

Crossing the straps

You can see here that the bra straps closely match the shape of the X neckline. This would work too with a regular, halter dress or top.

Crossed straps

Here’s how this bra strap hack looks when you put the dress on after adjusting your bra.

Bra strap hack

Bra strap hack

No need to rush out and buy a specific type of bra to match each dress in your summer wardrobe.

Use this quick and easy bra strap hack and you still get to wear your regular, go-to bra.

Let me know how you get on in the comments.

For another genius bra hack, check out my post on Why Some Women Are CUTTING Their Bras.

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  • Carolyn Carolyn on May 08, 2023

    thanks for sharing...I definitely give this a try...

  • Joyce Joyce on May 17, 2024

    I'm going to try it. My VS has seem to have longer straps and I may be able to do so. What about when it's a strapless dress or top? Any tips on that?

    • Deborah Helser Deborah Helser on Jun 11, 2024

      I usually put my bra on the tightest setting and then slip the straps off my shoulders and tuck them inside.