Years ago, I had a lovely roommate that loved to plan parties; she was a runner with green eyes I envied. There are plenty of reasons everyone adored her and I couldn't argue with a one of them, but boy was she indecisive in the mornings.
She'd come in my room each morning, with hangers in hand, needing wardrobe assistance. The fact that she looked divine in just about anything didn't matter; she wanted my opinion, standing in front of me while I did the pantyhose dance before I dashed off to work.
Well, I guess I've hit a snag and need to bug you, dear reader, for your assistance. So I stand figuratively before you with the following question: What would you wear with a strapless dress? And yes, we are speaking bras here, and my utter lack of boundaries suggesting therapy may be in order.
Backstory: I found a Magical Dress for my upcoming trip to Bermuda. I proposed to it just last night, after I put it on (again). I don't usually carry on with clothing, so this says something.
But I tried it on in a fitting room on my way to Jazzercise, with a sports bra. Score one for effective use of time; Subtract two because I didn't understand the ramifications of a strapless dress since I haven't worn one since my first affair, with my wedding dress.
A.) I could go bra-less, oh yes I could. It is lined and has boning and I look rather trim, though flat(ter) chested this way ala Little House on the Prairie Sylvia, binding herself with what looks like an Ace bandage.
B.) I could finagle a bra under the dress, taking what nature gave me and giving it serious oomph, ala The Other Boleyn Girl Natalie Portman. This option features more cleavage and less oxygen.
Please ponder and vote -----> in the sidebar if you are so inclined.
My dress and I thank you.