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5 Reasons Your Bra Straps Fall Down, and How to Fix Them

There are two types of women in this world: those who have experienced their customizable bra straps falling down constantly and those who will experience it. The struggle is real, friends. But that doesn’t mean you need to resign yourself to a life of having to readjust your bra every 10 minutes. With a little know-how, you can tackle the problem and ensure that your bra straps stay put for good. Here are the five most common reasons why your bra straps fall down and how you can avoid them happening again.

Your bra is too big

If your bra is too big, you’ll likely find that the cups are too large and your breasts will be sitting lower. This means that your bra straps may be positioned too high on your back, causing them to fall down constantly. If you’ve just gained or lost weight, you may need to go up or down a bra size. In this case, you’ll need to purchase new bras that are the correct size for your current size.

You’re wearing the wrong type of bra

If you’re wearing the wrong type of bra, then your straps are almost certain to fall down. If you have wide-set shoulders, you’ll need to wear a sports bra when exercising because regular bras will put too much pressure on your shoulders and cause your straps to fall down. If you have narrow shoulders, you’ll need to avoid wearing bras with wide straps because they’ll put pressure on your shoulders and cause the straps to fall down.

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Your straps are too long

If your straps are too long, they’ll naturally fall down as they’re not providing enough support. This will be especially true if your cup size is correct but your band size is too big. If this is the case, you can always shorten your straps. To do this, you’ll need to remove the strap from the back of the bra and then shorten it by sewing it back on again.

Your shoulders are too wide for your bra

If you have narrow shoulders and you’re wearing a bra that’s designed for wider shoulders, the straps are likely to fall down. If your shoulders are wider than the bra you’re wearing allows for, you can try to adjust it by tightening the straps. However, if this doesn’t work, you may need to wear a different style of bra.

You’re wearing the wrong size band (or a no-band bra)

If your band size is too small, it won’t provide enough support and your straps will be forced to take on the majority of the weight. If you’re wearing a no-band bra, this will make your straps far more likely to fall down. If you’re wearing a no-band bra, you need to find a different style of bra asap.


Keep these five reasons for why your bra straps fall down in mind, and you’ll be able to solve the problem in no time. Remember: proper support is key to keeping your straps up, no matter what kind of bra you’re wearing.

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