The holiday music softly saturating retailers signals not only the time to deck the halls and shop for presents but also the impending arrival of the holiday party season. Whether it’s an informal family dinner, a (probably too informal) company cocktail, or a black tie event, you need the right supporting garments, and for today’s blog, I want to share a few products that can and will make the holiday party season a little easier for you!
Braza Low Back Converter – $10
If wedding season has taught me anything, it’s that formal wear has embraced a lower back, and unfortunately, a person’s existing foundation garments may not be as discreet as necessary. Enter the low back converter which attaches to an existing bra and allows you to lower where the hook-and-eye closures hit by up to 2″. For deep or wide low-back dresses and tops, the converter may not be sufficient, but if you need a little extra space to avoid showing your bra band, this inexpensive accessory is a great solution.
Flash Tape aka Double Sided Tape – $8
A universal fix all for closing gaping blouses, quick hemming pants, and preventing your dress from sliding to reveal your bra, double-sided tape is another inexpensive way to solve a host of wardrobe problems. In fact, we often use Flash Tape in conjunction with the low back converter to ensure nothing shows while you’re dancing the night away.
Braza’s My Secret Emergency Kit – $7
As its moniker implies, this emergency kit contains multiple fixes to any wardrobe malfunction and includes double-sided tape, deodorant stain wipes, disposable nipple covers, and a lint remover.
Kix’ies – $22
Instead of reaching for a trusty pair of pantyhose or tights, why not spice up the night with a pair of Kix’ies! The reinforced silicone gel tops do not dig into the skin but manage to stay put even during dancing. They come in a variety of colors and patterns too!
Yummie Tumime Cleo – $38
With graduated control that focuses heavier support in the tummy region, the Cleo is perfect for smoothing any lumps and bumps underneath your dress, and the silicone lining at the top prevents rolling.
Rago Waist Cincher 821 – $42
If you want, to quote our customers, “to suck everything in” underneath a dress, there’s nothing better than the 821 Cincher from Rago. With hook-and-eye closures in the front, the 821 is easy to wear, and the reinforced panels and side boning stay put as you move while providing maximum control.
Rago Waist Cincher 721 – $47
For those wanting shapewear with some sex appeal, the 721 is perfect. Black and pink lace, stretchy side panels, and optional garters add to the vintage quality without compromising on shaping. Bonus: The snaps for the garter straps are made from metal, not cheap plastic.
With so many holiday dresses being strapless or using tricky necklines, it’s important to find a great convertible bra that works with your dress. Here are three fantastic options to consider:
b.tempt’d Faithfull Yours Strapless Bra – $40
Ideal for smaller busts, the Faithfully Yours has moderate coverage and a sweetheart neckline which blends discreetly under most dresses.
Wacoal Red Carpet – $60
With its recent expansion to include 30 bands and US H cups, the Red Carpet strapless from Wacoal continues to prove why it sets the gold standard for convertible bras. To prevent the bra from moving, there are two side stays per wing plus silicone gel, but Wacoal took it one step further to include gel on the top of the cup to prevent gaping. The cradle is also padded for added comfort.
Freya Deco Strapless – $69
Boasting an impressive size range, the Freya Deco can be tricky fit-wise, but when it works, the profile is lifted and rounded. Plus, there are two spaces to reattach the straps on the cups and on the wings for maximum flexibility.
Freya Deco Slip – $115
Instead of a strapless bra and shapewear, you can combine both concepts into one lingerie-esque piece. The top features the same great shape and lift as the Deco strapless, but the bottom is a heavier, stretch fabric for added smoothing under tighter clothes.