Decorating your bra

Flowers... feathers... ribbons and bows... sparkling lights.. fringing and bobbles... chiffon... wild animal prints... funny faces, sweets that you can eat on the way round... anything and everything goes so get creative!

You have done the training, you're feeling it's time to decorate your bra. Now it doesn't mean wearing your bra over your T-shirt... not a good look and very uncomfortable, it means wearing your bra in all its splendid glory, and that goes for the boys too! For some, creating a masterpiece is easy, but for others, a little more help is required. Follow our guide and tips on how to make a wonderful creation that's comfortable to wear and cunningly disguises those bits that we would all rather hide. The important thing is to be there with all your fellow walkers raising awareness in true Walk the Walk style 

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Picking your theme

It really helps to have a theme, especially if you are a team. Make sure you decide on something that everybody can easily do and then get together and have a bra creating party 

Essential equipment 

  • Whatever you decide to make, you will most certainly need the following items, if you are part of a team, share the cost...
  • A hot water dye - in just 20 minutes with the help of a saucepan you can dye your bra into a fabulous colour which makes a great base to start from.
  • Check the label of the bra and choose the appropriate dye. For example, polyester try here or for a pink try here
  • A small glue gun available from any DIY or craft shop
  • Needles and thread
  • All the bits and pieces for you to create! 

Hot tips for all! 

  • Always wash your bra before decorating it.
  • NEVER decorate under the arms on the elastic to avoid chaffing when walking.
  • If you decorate the back be sure that your decoration allows the elastic to stretch, or your bra won't fit!
  • Adjust your straps before sewing anything onto them.
  • If you stitch onto the cups try not to stitch through to the inside of the cup as it can become uncomfortable.
  • Try to do at least one training walk in your bra, or at least wear it around the house for a while... always fun... to make sure it works for you! 

What about your tum? 

Most probably the one bit that everybody is self conscious about... but never fear, try using fringing all the way around the bottom of the bra, it comes in all different lengths, or create a little skirt to your bra like Lorraine, it looks great and does the job! But beware... whatever you attach to the bottom be sure to allow for the elastic to stretch when you put the bra on! 

Larger breasts? 

If you are a little conscious of showing your assets... then use interesting fabrics that you can drape and swathe without adding volume. You can find gorgeous soft materials that will sparkle and shimmer all the way through the night. 

Smaller breasts? 

Try covering your bra in flowers, pom poms, frills or anything voluminous, it adds inches and can create the illusion of the cleavage you wish you had! 

Those upper arms 

If your upper arms are not quite as toned as you would like... why not try attaching mock sleeves in chiffon, finish them at the wrist and they will keep you warm as well or attach fringing from the straps that will gently hang to the elbow. 

Final touch 

On the night if it's cold or wet we will supply everybody with a clear weather protector, not a sophisticated piece of equipment but it certainly does the job. Worn over your bra it will keep you warm and dry whatever the weather, and still display your handiwork...don't wait until you are cold...just wear it! Don't forget a bit of Vaseline under the straps and along the bra line can help keep you comfortable whatever the night brings.

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