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Bobbie's Buzz: How to make your bras last longer and more

Oct. 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM ET

Video: TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas shows off the power of the perfect bra. The Custom Genie Bra is not just comfortable, but convertible too! The flexible straps work with almost any top and come in a variety of skin-matching colors.

Ahh, the bra: Helpful in many ways, but the bane of woman's existence in others. TODAY style editor and author Bobbie Thomas highlights support that'll enhance your undergarment experience.

Blend and banish
For those with bra straps that make unwanted appearances (ahem, Hoda), MySkins makes lingerie in 20 skin tone-matching shades that'll blend away, while The Custom Genie Bra and Lilyette's Strapless Convertible Bra are best-selling convertible options that allow you to move straps into multiple positions (MySkins Lingerie $12 to $60, myskins.comCustom Genie Bra 3-pack $59.97, customgeniebra.com; Lilyette Bra $36, maidenform.com).

Secure straps
Next, Strap Tamers have a safety pin-like design that helps harness your strap to the inside of your top, keeping everything aligned and in place ($8.50, amazon.com). And while we're on the subject of straps, Maidenform makes soft inserts that can be worn under bra straps to add comfort and prevent shoulder dents and redness ($7 to $12, maidenform.com).  

Save a fave
You wear your bra every day, so wear and tear can be an issue — especially if the bra is pricey or in a style that's been discontinued. Extend the life of your favorite one with the Fix-a-Bra patch, created by mom/daughter duo Denise and Lesley. The patches can help conceal and cushion an underwire that's popped through or other rough spots that pop up over time ($9.99, fixabra.com).

Our resident Style Editor and author of The Power of Style, Bobbie Thomas shares the buzz about beauty, fashion, and more here on TODAY and at Bobbie.com. Consider her your go-to girlfriend, style MacGuyver, and wikipedia for women — who you've seen in her underwear. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. 

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