I feel like straps are one of the most neglected parts of a bra when it comes to aesthetic design. There are so many possibilities for the way they could look. And yet 99% of the time, we’re stuck with a line of plain elastic. Satin, if we’re lucky.
Would you love some more eye-catching straps you can show off with a cami or strapless neckline? I’ve hunted down some of the bras with the prettiest straps around. The designs below go to show how diverse this feature can be. There’s glitter. There’s ribbon work. There’s bejewelling. And even more!
Fancy bra straps do tend to be a luxury detail. The simpler design is a big part of why budget bras can cost what they do. However, I did manage to find some lower-priced options to include here. Different sizes are catered to as well. The only thing these bras all have in common is that their shoulder straps are anything but boring!
17 Brands with Stylish Bra Straps
Quartz Garden Push-Up BraAvailable in sizes 30B-38Cvia La Perla
Petals Long Line Balconet BraAvailable in sizes 34B-38Dvia Victoria’s Secret
Femme Sensuelle Half Cup BraAvailable in sizes 30D-38DDvia Aubade
Serène Esme Balconette Bra by Kayleigh Millar StudioAvailable in sizes 30C-36Bvia Etsy
Tom Fiberfill Convertible Underwire Bra by Marie JoAvailable in sizes 32A-40Dvia HerRoom
Meghan BraAvailable in sizes S-Lvia Avery Rose
Marina Lace Bra by BluebellaAvailable in sizes 32B-36DDvia ASOS
Moonstone Push Up Bra by La PerlaAvailable in sizes 32B-38Cvia HerRoom
Instant Couture Lace Contour Bra by Lise CharmelAvailable in sizes 32C-38Dvia Neiman Marcus
Tosca Underwired Half Cup Bra by EmpreinteAvailable in sizes 30F-38Gvia Sheen Uncovered
Sabina Underwire BraAvailable in sizes XS-Lvia For Love & Lemons
Wicked Unlined Uplift Long Line BraAvailable in sizes 32A-38DDDvia Victoria’s Secret
Ebony Bego’s Red BraletteAvailable in sizes S to Plusvia Bracli
Revelation Full Cup Plunge Bra by Simone PérèleAvailable in sizes 32E-42Fvia HerRoom
Champs Elysées Full Coverage Unlined BraAvailable in sizes 34B-42DDvia Chantelle
Highlands Lace Longline BraletteAvailable in sizes XXS-2XLvia Aerie
Stella Soft Cup Triangle Bra by Stella McCartneyAvailable in sizes S-Lvia Net-A-Porter
Loving these strap designs but can’t justify the cost of a new bra right now? If you own one that’s convertible to strapless, you can mix things up with some chic replacement straps. Check out Exposed Envy, Strappys, and Brapples for example. You’ll find everything from chains to braids to strings of beads!
How would you like your ideal bra straps to look? And how would you style them into an outfit?
Estelle is a twenty-something mum who recently emigrated from the UK to sunny Spain. She launched her online boutique, Esty Lingerie, in 2009 while at university, and after adding a blog to the site realized that writing is really where her passion lies. She now spends her days waxing lyrical about bras and knickers for a living, as a full-time blogger and a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for the lingerie industry.