Why Do My Bra Straps Fall Down? Get Answers Now.

Dear Sharon, why do my bra straps fall down?


Bras are an essential part of a woman’s daily clothing. But sometimes they can be a real pain in the ass.

You would rather go without one, but those boobies are rather gossips. They won’t hesitate to announce to the entire world that they are out and free.

Annoying, right?

Now imagine where you finally decide to put on a bra. And what happens next? The straps keep falling!

Believe me, I know just how annoying it is.

The complete process of having to keep pushing the straps back up can be a real hassle.

How do we fix this?

Well, come along.

In this article, you will learn.


  • All the potential factors that contribute to falling bra straps.
  • How to prevent falling bra straps.
  • Pro-tip: You never have to deal with falling Bra straps again.
  • Frequently asked questions about brassieres.


Shall we?

Tackling The Problem: Why Do My Bra Straps Fall?

Bra straps slip off the shoulders and fall onto the upper arm for so many reasons.


The most primary cause of falling bra straps or bra handles is a loose bra strap and a wrong bra size.

If this is the case with you, keep reading.

Don’t think it isn’t? Still stay with me.

Here are a few other reasons your bra straps fall off your shoulders a million times and how to avoid them.


  • The Straps Are Not Well Adjusted To The Right Length


This is probably the reason you have to keep tugging at your bra every hour of the day.

The hook, seams, and straps hold the perfect bra in place. Of the entire brassieres, the straps are the part made for maximum flexibility. This is to provide ease of comfort for their titties and ensure your shoulders do not hurt at the end of the day.

If this is you, chill, you can avoid this tomorrow by:

Adjusting the straps before you leave home in the morning.

In fact:

Best practices require that you do so before putting it on and after for the perfect snuggly fit.

The hook should not be neglected either; try all three hooks for maximum comfort and control.

Once the straps are properly adjusted, you should have no problem again.

But not all bra straps are adjustable.


While it is advisable to get a strap with provision for adjustment, then please ensure it’s short enough or long enough to fit you if you are going to get a strap without adjustments.

Visit a bra parlor and get yourself measured. Or do it at home with a fabric measuring tape as seen in the video below.


How do you know if you adjusted your straps in the right manner?

Use the standard two fingers method.

Your fingers should pass freely, but not too freely beneath your straps.

If it is too free, please keep adjusting.

If it is too tight, then you need to loosen those straps or you would have a shoulder ache by the end of the day.

  1. The Length Of Your Shoulders 

This may sound absurd, but did you know the length of your shoulders plays a vital role when picking a bra?

As human beings, our bodies come in different shapes and sizes. The length of our shoulders is no different.

The distance between our breasts and the top of the shoulders varies from individual to individual. While some people have longer lengths, some are much shorter.

If you have a short torso, the distance between your shoulders and breast may not be so much. If your torso is long, the distance may be longer too.

Whichever case it is, they affect how loose or tight your bra straps would be.

How does this affect your bra straps?

A woman with a short shoulder length will be most likely to struggle with her bra straps falling.

This is because the bra strap may be too long for her shoulders, even though the bra is her perfect size.

How do we solve this problem?

  • Try getting a custom-made shorter bra strap. You could also try customizing your entire bra to suit your body type.
  • You could also get a silicone strap holder to stop your straps from slipping.
  • Use a bias tape to tape between your straps and your back. That way, it will be held in place.
  1.  Wiring In Contrast With Bra Straps

Getting bras that have wires that are wide enough and straps that are narrow enough to stay in place is as hard as finding a million dollars on a pavement.

While the wires are trying to support the weight of the breasts, it could cause the straps to keep slipping.

This is because they are not narrow enough to maintain their position on your shoulders. What do we do in times like this?

  • First, get yourself a criss-cross bra. A criss-cross bra would provide better support for your breasts. Being crossed against each other, the straps are bound to also stay in place.
  • The second tip is to use a J-clip on the regular bra straps. This pulls the straps together in the middle. That way, they are secured in place.
  • A multi-way strap is also ideal. It can be fastened in many ways. So you can fasten it however it will be comfortable for you and secure those straps.
  1. Customize Your Bra

Where all your efforts have proven to be futile, the only other option is to try custom-made bras.

Custom-made bras are bras that are made to suit your body type.

This is the best option if you ask me.

You don’t have to worry about falling bra straps ever again.

  1. Get A New Bra

Tried all of the above and your straps still fall?

Well, it’s time to go bra shopping.

Sometimes, when a bra has been worn frequently for a long time, its straps start to slack.

All that pulling and adjusting over the years has taken a toll on your straps.

Get a new bra, sis. We know you love that bra, but it’s time to let go.

Pro-tip: Say Goodbye To Falling Bra straps

Not only do slipping straps look unruly, but they could also be quite embarrassing.


You never have to deal with slipping or falling bra straps again, if you:

  • Re-adjust your bra straps just to make sure it stays secure every morning and each time you use the ladies’ room.
  • Use this newfound knowledge of the various body types to find out what kind of bra fits.
  • Get the right bra both in size and all-around for yourself.
  • Visit a bra expert or a tailor. They can help you know if you have a narrow shoulder or a short shoulder length.
  • You don’t have to deal with falling bra straps anymore.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bra Straps.

  1. What Is The Best Bra For Sloped Shoulders?

Frankly, if you have sloped shoulders, the best bra choice for you is the multi-way bra or strapless bra.

With the multi-way bra, you could adjust the straps to a criss-cross, strapless, one strap, and even an off-shoulder strap. This way, the bra strap isn’t to stay on your sloppy shoulders, thus no slipping.

  1. What Is A Multi-Way Bra Strap?

The multi-way bra strap can be adjusted to a diverse number of fits. These fits include criss-cross, strapless, one strap, and even shoulder straps.

It is literally the one bra that fits all kinds of bras.

  1. How Long Does A Bra Last?

Well, it depends on how much you wear them.

However, on average, a brassiere should not last two full years.


If you hardly wear it, it should still be good in straps, hooks, cups, and wires. But, if you wear it every other day, you may have to throw it out even before two years.

  1. What do I do if my straps are too long?

If your bra straps are too long, you may want to consider getting shorter straps and replacing them.


You could always do a DIY by cutting them and resewing them to the perfect length


  1. Can I wear a strapless bra with any kind of clothes?

While strapless bras completely eliminate the problem of falling bra straps, they are not the best for all kinds of wear.

You cannot wear strapless bras with T-shirts or workout clothes, or satin and chiffon tops because of the tendency to have bra lines sticking out.


And that’s a strap! Sorry, Wrap. 

Now that you know the causes of slipping bra straps, you can try to avoid them every day. Those bra straps won’t win this time. Remember to stay safe and remain sexy. Xoxo.