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5 Tips to Avoid a Fashion-Bra Faux Pas
by Valerie Lucas

Whether youapostrophere "dressing to the hilt" for that special New Yearapostrophes celebration or going to the upcoming Inaugural Balls in Washington, D.C., itapostrophes imperative that you have the perfect lingerie foundation to wear underneath your gown.

Valerie Lucas, owner of Coup de Foudre Lingerie and bra-fitting expert offers 5 tips to avoid a fashion-bra faux pas. "We are incredibly excited to help our clients select the right foundation to wear underneath gowns," says Valerie Lucas, "To help our clients avoid any fashion-bra challenge or mistake, we encourage them to schedule a bra-fitting appointment and bring their gowns."

Here are the five most common fashion-bra faux pas and tips to avoid them:

  1. Visible Bra Straps (VBS): Donapostrophet let peek-a-boo straps spoil anotherwise spectacular fashion moment. To avoid this pitfall, you musthave strapless lingerie or, alternatively, use clear double-stickfashion tape to secure and hide your straps.
  2. The Cold Nipple Look: Wear a reusable nipple concealer to create asmooth appearance underneath your gown.
  3. Straps Falling Down: Use a bra-converting clip to convert any bra to across-back style and thereby hide the bra straps.
  4. Bra Peeking Through Your Deep Plunge or Low Back Dress: Avoid disasterwith a supportive deep-plunge or convertible bra. Self-adhesive brasalso solve this problem, especially for clients with smaller cup sizes. Remember: there is a bra for every challenging neckline.
  5. Bra Bulging Underneath Your Gown: Wearing the right bra size not onlyimproves your overall comfort and appearance but also has a slimmingeffect.

About Coup de Foudre Lingerie

Coup de Foudre Lingerie is a European lingerie boutique located at the corner of 11th and E Street, N.W., in downtown Washington, D.C.They are expert bra-fitters and carry hard-to-find bra sizes (from 32A to 40G).They also advise their clients on what to wear underneath challenging necklines. Find such European brands as Chantelle, Prima Donna, Simone Perele, Huit, Aubade, Jonquil & Spanx on our website at