You can wear the bra with or without the straps as they're detachable. The bra also has a wide band which gives more support, especially if you wear it without straps. It's really comfortable and I feel really good in it! The set comes with either shorts or thongs. I got both and they're really comfortable. They have lace on the front and full full fabric on the back. They're super pretty and feminine. I really could not be more in love with this set! If you have a girlfriend who you'd love to treat or just to treat yourself, then go for it! You won't regret it! They have a lot of collections, so you can check them out here. They're all very gorgeous and luxurious! I have my eye on a lot of them, and I'm probably gonna be buying some of them, soon!
P.S. Gossard also sells dreamy swimwear! Have a look at them as well.
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