Wearing the proper type of brassiere that is not too tight or too loose, and that supports a woman’s breasts, is a key to looking sexy, stylish, and feeling comfortable.
What is a brassiere?
A brassiere (commonly known as a “bra”, for short) is basically made up of five components that are sewn together: a breast band, two cups, and two shoulder straps. The breast band of the bra attaches it to a woman’s body, and it also holds the cups. The breast band is usually made of fabric, but it can also hold an underwire. The cups hold and shape the breasts, and the shoulder straps hold the cups up.
What is an underwire? An “underwire” is a word that is most often used in the world of fashion. It usually describes a bra that provides added support for women who wear the larger bra sizes. An underwire bra has either thin metal or a thin plastic strip that is sewn right into the bottom of the bra where it runs around a woman’s midsection.
An underwire bra, with its added support, can be especially helpful for a woman who is pregnant or who is breastfeeding her baby. There is also a “gel underwire” bra that is supposed to be even more comfortable because the wire is covered by a softer, gel wrap.
Sometimes the underwire in a bra can cause redness around a woman’s midsection. It can also feel tight, and, it can cause pain and an uncomfortable stabbing feeling. Wearing an underwire bra that is the wrong size can often cause the stabbing sensation under a woman’s arms. You can tell if you are choosing the right – sized bras for yourself because your bras will cover your breasts.
There will be no bulging out of either side of the bra. The straps of your bras will stay up and in place, and there will be no areas where your bra rubs and irritates your skin. This last factor is especially important when wearing an underwire bra because its metal or plastic strip can dig into your midsection.
The underwire in a bra should not stab a woman underneath her arm. If it does, the cup size might be too big. Nor should an underwire stab a woman in her arm. This could be an indication that the cup size of the bra is too small.
If a woman’s underwire bra is indeed the right size for her, she can replace the uncomfortable wire that is in the breast band in just an hour or so. Underwires for bras can be purchased from a local fabric store. Choose a plastic underwire or one that is made from another type of pliable material.
The first step is to spread the bra out on a flat surface, so the inside is showing. Then, locate the sewn-in tunnel of fabric at the bottom of the bra where the underwire was located. Run your fingers along with the fabric and look for an opening. If you can’t find one, then the next step is to find the back of the bra and use a single-sided razor to carefully make a vertical slit across the tunnel.
The third step in this task is to take the new underwire strip that was purchased and start feeding an end of it into the opening of the slit that was made. Continue to feed it and work it into the tunnel of fabric while making sure that it stays straight and flat.
Finally, after the new underwire is inserted into the bra, the opening of the slit will need to be sewn closed.Finally,