The perfect solution for racerback tops, Wacoal's Convertible T-Back Bra
Last week I was mostly wearing summery tops. The temperatures hovered around twenty degrees for a few days and it appeared as if Summer had arrived early (expect an an unseasonal snow deluge now I’ve said this). This sudden burst of good weather necessitated a radical change of wardrobe — and lingerie.
When hidden under long-sleeved sweaters, bras are something for our own personal enjoyment. If you choose to wear an aged chewing-gum grey number, it’s only you that will have to suffer it. When it comes to Summer, our bras are at greater risk of being seen — and causing offence if they’re not up to scratch.
For me, the worst look to attempt is a racer-back vest. I love the style but it causes a bra conundrum. Either you have to find a fabulous racer-back or convertible bra — or you have to go loud and proud with your bra straps (and you’d better make sure they’re not grey). A racer-back bra isn’t easy to find when you’re an AA-cup. After A LOT of digging, I found a couple of nice options available to purchase online:
Wacoal Convertible Lace T-back Push-up Underwire Bra,$48, Bare Necessities: Featuring push-up pads and a sexy lace T-back, both removable, this is a very versatile bra that converts from a traditional style to racer-back and strapless. Available in sizes 32AA-36B. Also available at Figleaves, £39.
Lula Lu Petites Convertible Racerback, $56, Lula Lu Petites: This is an underwired, front-close design with removable cookies, for an extra push-up effect if desired. The adjustable back straps can be worn as a regular bra or as a racerback. Available in sizes 32AAA-36A.
If you can’t find a racer-back style, go strapless. These are some good choices:
Do you share my view that it’s ridiculous I couldn’t find a single racer-back bra in the three main hotspots for lingerie on the British high street: Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and House of Fraser? If so, perhaps you’d like to read about (& take part in) my Every Body Loves Lingerie campaign?