Do you have dresses that only see the light of day in the summer, when it is too warm to wear anything else? Or perhaps a Christmas party frock that makes an appearance once a year?
I own four dresses. Two summer ones that only get used outside of the UK where no one can see me, my wedding dress and a dress I have worn for a couple of weddings (don't worry, different guests)
I am just not a dress kind of girl. One of the big issues is tiny thin straps that don't hide my big bazooka hammocks. (I am a big chested girl, need some big support. But big support comes with wide straps as a general rule!)
So, rather than wear a shrug, cardi or shawl over the top, I decided I would adapt them.
I had no chance of finding similar fabric, so I bough some colour matching wide ribbon instead.
And very simply sewed it underneath the original strap.
Yeah, really, it was that simple and made a huge difference.
I did run it up on the sewing machine, but you could just as easily do it by hand with some tiny running stitches.
LOOK ! no more washed-out grey bra strap showing through. Why did I not think of this before?
PS: dresses are now packed away again for next summer :)