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View Poll Results: Wide or narrow straps on sleeveless shirts & tops
Wide 22 84.62%
Narrow 3 11.54%
Indifferent, or dont wear sleeveless 1 3.85%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-27-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Originally Posted by Pikantari View Post
I agree with Jade.

I am heavy up top and I can't wear skinny strapped bras like some women wear. I would love to be able to so that I can wear some of the tank type shirts that are out there, but I just can't.

Well, I can, but my bra strap shows..
I got a game changing tank top from bravissimo. It is a skinny strapped tank with a built in underwire bra. The sizes were bra sized and go to UK H. It is amazing! Great support, nearly as good (90%) as any of my normal fitting bras.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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Wide enough to cover my bra straps, but more importantly, with the armholes cut small enough not to have a bunch of side boob showing
ITA! I much prefer wide straps with the armholes cut small. Wide straps that cover the bra are great, but then when the armholes are wide and the bra shows anyway...well, that just ruins your look and is embarrassing. Sometimes I wonder what kind of fit model the designers use when they create the clothing...surely not a normal size woman. If they use those skinny mini models, they should be able to tell that the armholes are way too big.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:31 AM
 
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I think it looks really tacky to have any portion of a bra showing. Unless the top has a built in bra, I want a sleeveless top cut to avoid having the bra showing.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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ITA! I much prefer wide straps with the armholes cut small. Wide straps that cover the bra are great, but then when the armholes are wide and the bra shows anyway...well, that just ruins your look and is embarrassing. Sometimes I wonder what kind of fit model the designers use when they create the clothing...surely not a normal size woman. If they use those skinny mini models, they should be able to tell that the armholes are way too big.
The problem is, the fit model assumes that the wearer has a B cup. So basically, they typical top is cut wider in the back if you will, and only assumes a small differential between back width and full bust size. The big armhole thing is even worse for women that are bustier! The pattern is actually too much like the men's one.

I have armhole problems in sleeveless stuff, cap sleeved stuffed and even some short sleeved stuff since I am busty. It is a pain. I have even gotten some things altered just to solve the gapping problem. If it is a non-knit fabric, there are usually 2 extra inches!
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Wide enough to cover my bra straps, but more importantly, with the armholes cut small enough not to have a bunch of side boob showing
^^^ this
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I have yet to find a dress or top with a built-in bra where the bra is remotely decent. Either they're shelf bras that result in uniboob/aren't supportive enough for larger-than-b cup sizes, or they're just poor quality.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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Something I have wanted to ask women is if they prefer wide or narrow shoulder straps on their sleeveless shirts and tops.

For guys, most sleeveless t shirts and tanks come with medium to wide straps.
I swear you ask the most odd questions. You're a guy. What does it matter?

FWIW, I prefer in-cut sleeves on sleeveless blouses, and I like the thinner shoulders of tank tops. I have very muscular shoulders and I like to show them off. But for work-tops, most are standard width. Not much choice there.
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I have yet to find a dress or top with a built-in bra where the bra is remotely decent. Either they're shelf bras that result in uniboob/aren't supportive enough for larger-than-b cup sizes, or they're just poor quality.
Ok enough raves for me. But this is a winner. A little pricey but it is totally amazing. It basically costs the same as a normal bra for me anyway! Probably cheaper, and it comes with a shirt! If you know your UK bra size, then I highly recommend getting one. They go on sale on ebay for cheaper often, if you are that sort of shopper. An actual tank with a useful built in bra for busty ladies!

Strappy Tops | Bravissimo
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Old 06-27-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I swear you ask the most odd questions. You're a guy. What does it matter?

FWIW, I prefer in-cut sleeves on sleeveless blouses, and I like the thinner shoulders of tank tops. I have very muscular shoulders and I like to show them off. But for work-tops, most are standard width. Not much choice there.
My eyes roll around a bit too much, and I am a very visual creature. Very sorry about that . But please don't mistake me for bad intentions. I never intend to hurt anybody emotionally or physically. Just have a high curiosity level.

And FYI, I mentioned ladies as most outerwear tanks for men are wide strapped anyways.

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Old 07-15-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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OK, so now men's tanks have pockets. Is this look designed exclusively for gay men, just wondering .
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