Answer: wear a bra. But not just any old bra. Oh no. Wonderbra from Playtex has, as part of its range, a bra that pushes you up and out without the aid of any heavy duty elastic straps. It may seem obvious, but most women will immediately assume that a one-shoulder top is strictly for skinny women with no boobs. That is not true. A friend of mine, who stands at 6ft in her stockinged feet, who is a healthy size 14, and has 36C breasts, looks amazing in her top, which she now wears with a white strapless Wonderbra or a seamless bra with one-strap option from Marks & Spencer. Last month she complained that the one-shouldered look is something she could only imagine wearing. Last week she swanned around Rome looking every bit the cosmopolitan character she is, wearing the ensemble.
If, like my friend, you have seen the fashion stories heralding asymmetric and strapless looks only to dismiss them with a flick of the page for being size-ist and age-ist, don't. The bra revolution, especially in Wonderbra's case, has meant that 1.5 million women a year have been reintroduced to their curves, which can't be bad
Strapless Wonderbras are available in black or white in sizes 32A to 38C from major stores nationwide including Debenhams, Miss Selfridge, Allders, Principles and Top Shop.
Special offer: Playtex has kindly offered a Strap,less Wonderbra and Summer Survival kit to the first 10 readers who respond on a postcard to: Wonderbra Offer c/o `The Independent', Fashion, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. The kit contains a Fuji one-time-use camera, lip balm, blusher brush and a face mist.Reuse content