Dear Fashion Police ...
By Jeannine Stein
Tribune Media Services
FROM THE FASHION POLICE BLOTTER:
Conspicuous bra straps under tank tops are the bane of many women, who disdain the still-popular look. Even though we're heading into cooler weather, many women like to wear spaghetti strap tops and dresses, especially for evening.
What to do?
Minneapolis-based former graphic designer Stephanie Heroff came up with a solution: sleeveless tops and dresses with strapless under-wire bras that hook onto the garments, both front and back. Her Heroff line includes tops that retail for $45 to $60 and bras about $24 (all are sold separately). We road-tested a top and bra and loved the look -- once we got it on. We'll be honest -- this puppy's not exactly easy to maneuver. You can either put the bra on first, then the top, then hook it up in front and back, or assemble everything first and then put it on. (Heroff herself suggests the latter.) If you're especially dexterous or a professional contortionist, you won't have much trouble, but others should take it slowly the first few times.
You can view the clothes on her Web site, www.heroff.com, where you'll also find stores in your area. The Web-less can call (612) 623-4923 for information.
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