DIY Regular Bra Into a Racerback Bra With Paper Clips


This project is super easy and doesn’t require much skills or efforts. If you are someone who hates tacky visible straps under racerback outfits and a tank top, then this one’s for you. Even if you’re someone who is tired of slipping bra straps, this hack can really help you.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: What Will You Need?

1. Your regular bra

2. A paper clip

Step 2: Loosen the Straps

Assuming your regular bras has snug shoulder straps that fit you best; you now need to loosen them up. When converting regular straps to a racerback you may need a longer length of the straps. So look for the adjuster ring and slide in to get the maximum length.

Step 3: Pinch the Straps

Now bring both the straps closer from the back and hold them together firmly with your fingers.

Step 4: Insert a Paper Clip

Like you would use a paper clip to hold sheets of paper together, use it to hold both the straps together.

Step 5: Adjust the Paper Clip

Now you can slide the paper clips or adjust the strap length to fit you snugly without digging too much into your skin.

Pro Tip: A lot of women don’t pay attention to their straps. But straps play a major role in lifting your breasts and distributing the weight. They should be adjusted to fit you snugly, neither too tight not too loose. Always prefer bra size guidelines before you picked your favourite piece.

Step 6: Tada Done!

And, you’re done! Your regular bra is now a racerback bra. And guess what? Just with the help of a teeny weeny paper clip. You can now style it with your racerback tops & dresses without the fear of visible bra straps.

Pro Tip: If you want a permanent solution to this problem without having to do any hacks. Try a racerback bra instead.

When to use this hack?

1. If your straps refuse to sit on your shoulder and keep slipping off, then this trick is going to be your saviour

2. When you don’t want to ruin your outfit with visible bra straps.



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