A couple of months ago, we were introduced to an exciting new product that we thought would be ideal for some of our readers. While neither of us suffer from the problem of having straps that are too long normally, we have had inquisitive readers with this issue, and this could definitely be the answer to your prayers if you have high set breasts, narrow shoulders or bras where the strap elastic has simply worn out over time (although we do recommend you probably find a new bra in this case, unless of course it’s an old favourite ;)). Fortunately we did have the perfect person to do some testing for us, Charley’s younger sister, who stepped up to the plate to take on this review for us.
We were sent two pairs of the Strap Saver – one 1/2″ wide one in black, one 3/4″ one in tan, with the intention that the wider one would be better for “Big Cups” as straps normally get wider as cup sizes go up. Unfortunately, we managed to swap them around and didn’t have the chance to reswap, so our Guest Cup, who is usually around a 30D like Charley, had to make do for the testing for this post with ones that were slightly too wide for her straps – nevertheless, the Strap Savers still functioned as promised. You have the option of black, tan and metallic for your Strap Saver, and sizes run from 1/4″ up to 1″ – there’s also a handy guide to measuring your straps on the Buy page.
There are two ways to use these strap savers; basically, one for straps which are already ‘alterable’, and one for straps which are ‘unalterable’ (like most bikinis). Use wise, they are super easy to insert. There are simple instructions on the website, and as soon as you figure out you thin side from your thick, you’re set! The double loop adjustment might take a few minutes to get your head round, but this is where the strap saver really comes into its own. I regularly suffer from bikini-strap-slippage, and even get it with some looser strappy tops. It’s amazing that these can be made adjustable now, and really makes a difference not having to retrieve your strap a million times a day!
Comfort wise, the super sleek design means that there is virtually no difference to just having a normal bra strap, if fitted correctly. They also sit very securely on the strap; we didn’t experience any annoying movement on the straps.
The strap saver can be something of a mini-miracle! It’s one of those little added extras that you never knew you needed, but once you start adjusting, you just can’t stop! I’m now gradually making my way through my wardrobe, finding all the dresses, tops and bikinis which used to annoy me with slipping straps. No more! 🙂 They’re not the most glamorous lingerie accessories—but they’re certainly up there with the most useful!
As we mentioned, the Strap Saver doesn’t only need to be used on the basic bra strap – it’s also perfect for bikinis, sports bras and even tank tops with unalterable straps – amazing! They retail at $15 each (for the first pair, then you can save $5 on each additional pair) which is currently around £9.50 – for a little miracle device that can be used over and over, we don’t think that’s half bad!
And now for the exciting part, the ladies at Strap Saver want you to be able to experience their product yourself so they’re offering you a chance to win $50 + $25 in merchandise, simply enter in the widget below – good luck!