As the sun makes a rare and somewhat bashful appearance, so too will bra straps across the land as clothes inevitably become flimsier and gauzier. The flagrant flashing of one's unmentionables may send the more traditionally mannered into a tizzy, but as long as the bits of your foundation garment that are on show aren't the colour of discarded chewing gum, an exposed strap here or there is no longer seen as a fashion faux pas.
Taking things one step further is designer Marlies Dekkers, whose strap-adorned and be-buckled bras are made to be seen – especially with lucrative exposure from fans such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna and most recently Tulisa. (Dekkers' multi-strapped concoctions were also sported by one Carrie Bradshaw – "So I got to thinking, why not show off my bra straps?")
The Dutch designer, who focuses on fit as well as fashion, recently launched in Harrods with a pop-up boutique in the department store to celebrate. Those who can't make it to the capital can buy the pieces online at harrods.com.Reuse content