Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What did Marilyn Monroe do with her bra straps?

I am feeling incredibly virtuous.

Okay, first of all I'll admit I didn't go to slimming class because I'd put on 2lbs (I weighed at home) but I did 2,000 calories worth of Wii dancing followed by 30 lengths of the pool. (Yes, it's a titchy pool so I probably only swam 200 metres all together.) I feel slimmer already.

My halo is shining so brightly the Aviation Authority has asked me to stay indoors as the glare is blinding pilots.

Now I've showered and dressed and ready for the world - except I don't know what Marilyn Monroe did with her bra straps.

I'm wearing a new t-shirt and it's called a Monroe style because it has off-the-shoulder ... um ... shoulders. But if I wear it off the shoulders then you can see my bra straps - and Trinny and Suzannah (may their names be praised) say that is a definite no-no. So did Marilyn wear a strapless bra? She was a shapely lady and couldn't have gone without. But I don't understand how strapless bras work. They must have the metal underpinnings of a suspension bridge and can't be very comfortable.

So the question is: do I want comfort or glamour? No choice; I just won't let Trinny and Suzannah see me.


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

how do you do 2,000 calories worth of Wii dancing ??

You need to go and be fitted again for a strapless bra .. I think once you find one you will feel good

I lost weight in hospital .. the food was crap and I told them soo .. and sent a report in .

Rose said...

I don't think anyone was looking at Marilyn's shoulders:)

nick said...

I've been puzzling over this question. What DID she do with her bra straps? Haven't come up with an answer yet. Except maybe dresses with built-in cups.

Jeez, I should get out more.

jams o donnell said...

There is the option of a bra with transparent straps. THe Not wife has one of them

jams o donnell said...

Liz, I put the question to the not-wife and there is a long line bra. That is what Marilyn Monroe would have worn with bare shoulders

Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EZYQTM?ie=UTF8&tag=longlinebra-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000EZYQTM