Then I ran across an article in the April/May 2014 issue of Threads about a woman who had sewn a strip of material covered in silicone along the top back of her daughter's strapless prom dress to keep the dress from slipping. Inspiration struck! What if I tried sewing a ribbon along the top inside edge of my pretty new push-ups to keep the girls from sliding around when I bent over? Spoiler: It worked!
First I went to the local hardware store and picked up a tube of 100% silicone caulk. Heh, caulk. They had cute little tubes for almost twice the price of the regular construction-sized tube. So, I went ahead and bought way more than I needed. I had some lilac ribbon lying around that matched the two bras I just bought nicely.
Fray Check once it was sewn to make sure it didn't get any ideas about unraveling.
Cute bra + silicone non-slip strip, check. Now the real question is did it work?
I put this bra on and did my changing room toe touching test, no slippage. I went around the room and picked up the kids' toys, no slippage. I bent over as far as I could and practically had to be upside-down before gravity overcame the grabbing power of the silicone! I jumped up and down (literally) for joy, they also remained in place for that.
I waited until I had worn and machine-washed both bras before posting this because who wants to hand wash your bras? They made it through just fine. I did not put them in the drier because I always hang my bras to dry anyway.
The only complaint I had was that when I decided to do my elliptical workout without changing my bra there was some rubbing in the middle where the ribbon pieces ended. This could be fixed by folding over the ends, encasing the ends in another bit of fabric/ribbon, or just not being too lazy to change bras before working out. Seriously, what was I thinking? Who works out in a push-up? Duh.
Hope this helps some other ladies modify their bras to accommodate more of the everyday tasks they strangely aren't designed to handle.