Monday, May 31, 2004
Fashion Forward: Beaded Bra Straps
All women know a falling bra strap can be a major faux-pas. But in tonight's Fashion Forward, Shireen Sandoval introduces us to two women who have found a way of turning this common problem into something stylish and sexy.
(WSVN)-- Madonna shows hers off.
Britney Spears has too.
But most of the time when your bra strap sneaks out from under your shirt, it's definitely a no-no.
And that's where sexy straps by Stella G. come in.
Stella Gostfrand from Sexy Straps by Stella G. says, "They are beautiful hand beaded bra straps that allow you to wear, off the shoulder, one shoulder, spaghetti straps, tank top, tube tops, anything that you thought you couldn't wear before because you didn't want to go braless, and you didn't want to wear a strapless bra."
Stella and her mother-in-law, Rose, came up with the cool concept.
All a woman has to do is attach the straps to the hook on a strapless bra - and you've got a whole new look.
Stella says, "We have a lot of different designs with flowers, with butterflies and hearts and flat stones like I'm wearing today. I knew we loved them so of course everyone else would love them too because they're just fun to wear."
The beaded bra straps are selling fast at Rebel Boutique in Miami.
Andrea Love of Rebel says, "I started taking ten to begin with and the first day I think I sold all of them."
Wear them under a tank top.
With a strapless dress.
Or just sport one with a poncho.
Andrea says, "With all the summer styles, it's a great accessory, without having to wear a necklace. It's kind of like having a necklace but wearing it somewhere else."
They're also showing off their shoulders at On My Own Boutique in Aventura.
Dina Volovitz of On My Own Boutique says, "Women love to look feminine and this just adds that little touch where they feel terrific."
Here, the beads add an extra touch to a tube top and jeans.
Or wear it under your business suit.
You can even change the look of a dress with different color straps.
Dina says, "When they go to the office they can wear their jacket and then they can leave and go to happy hour or cocktail party and function and remove their jacket and they look terrific."
The straps cost between $30 and $45 dollars -- and I'm telling you now, they're sure to be a hit, so remember you heard it here first.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
MUST HAVES, INC.
6669 Biscayne Boulevard
ON MY OWN BOUTIQUE
18060 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, FL 33160