I hope that someone out there is able to help me. I can't count he number of bras that I have had to throw away before they are properly "worn - out". The problem is that the 'bones" or wires come out and bite me!
I have tried sewing over the ends and also applying a patch over the end and so far no luck. I can't wear those without bones, they don't seem to have the same support. I hope that someone out there has the answer as I know that I am not alone with this problem. Many thanks.
By Lesley from UK
Honestly, you should dispose of your bra by this point. I work at Victoria's Secret and I'm the bra specialist, so I have a broad knowledge of bras & bras do stretch over time. Yes, a women should be measured every 6 months due to the fact of body change even if you don't notice a change. Well we can just say changes are always happening. lol. But what can prevent your bra wires from protruding sooner is the care of the bra. It is an extremely important part of lasting bras?
All bras should be hand washed (cold) and set out to dry, or use a lingerie bag in the washer by its self with cold water and set out to dry as well. Never use hot water or the dryer because it will shrink your garments. Don't fold over your bra cups that may put craters in the cup and possibly damage the wire as well.
I know I may not have exactly answered your question but next time you purchase it will make your bra last longer and you won't have to deal with those protruding underwires. Essentially it is the washer making them pop out.also wearing the wrong size can create this problem as well and be extremely painful. Hopefully in the long run this is helpful.
Frankly, I regard underwire bras as medieval instruments of torture! I have had good luck with the Platex 18-hour bras. Unfortunately, after a while, any bra gets stretched out and adjusting the straps or using the next row of eyes no longer works. It seems that gravity will have its way! :-)
By Linda L.10/26/2010
Try putting a bit of a heavy fabric like denim or toweling over the end of the wire. Glue it in place with a glue gun or washer safe glue. I also have had that happen and this works for me.
This is a very informative site about what to do if underwire bras poke you.
http://ezinearticles.com/?Bras---De ... With-Underwire-Poking&id=1746119
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Almost every bra that I have owned has done this. After a month or so of wearing it, the underwire on the left one always starts to poke through the fabric, (on the inside part where the front of my chest is.) And it hurts like the dickens! I've tried sewing them up and it never works. I've adjusted my bra different ways. I've tried different sizes (36A to 34/36B) and it STILL happens! Even the Victoria's Secret ones! I have to have the underwire ones, but I'm tired of spending money on bras, but I gotta have em!
By Rose Mary
First of all, wash your bras separately in a delicate cycle and in cold water. Secondly, never put them in the dryer. Thirdly, size has a great deal to do with it; sometimes just being fit for the correct size by a professional in a department or specialty store helps. I have noticed, too, that if you buy the higher end bras that tend to be substantially more expensive, the underwire is enclosed in padding. I realize that the expense may seem frivolous, but think about it; if you buy a more expensive one and don't have to replace it for five or six years, it winds up being significantly cheaper in the long run.
Keep your eyes peeled, too. Several times a year, various brands have big sales at department stores, and sometimes you can get one for free, or get them for a significant discount. Look for discontinued colors, too. They are often reduced to less than half. The support and durability of a more expensive bra more than compensate for the cost in the long run. Also, use a special lingerie wash. They are designed to be less harsh on the elastic, etc. Before I had my own washer, I used to wash my bras in the bathroom sink once a week. I just hung them up to dry on hangers on the shower door. (03/17/2005)
I love lingerie. And sometimes the prettiest and most expensive bras are cheaply made, so I have had this problem a lot. I can offer a quick comfort fix, if it is important for you to wear a bra a bit longer, or before you can repair it.
Rip an eraser out of the bottom of a pencil. I put a touch of super glue on the end of the wire.. and then jam the little sucker on there. works every time. (06/22/2005)
As a 42H I find it difficult to find a truly well-fitting bra so when I do find one I like, I make it last as long as possible. Wires eventually break for a variety of reasons and replacing them is easy if you can find them in the first place.
I buy mine from www.bramakerssupply.com but I know they are also available at www.sewingchest.co.uk and I am sure there are other suppliers out there. A pair of new wires will cost you around $3 or $4 which is a lot less than the cost of a new bra. These sites also sell replacement hooks, straps, etc. (11/09/2007)
By Karen Golec
Does anyone have any suggestions for the repair of underwire bras when the wire starts poking through the fabric? I have tried hand-sewing them but they just poke through quickly all over again. Also, any suggestions for keeping this problem from occurring in the first place? Bras are too expensive to discard after a few months of use!
Carol from Iowa
Now that I am older and have more life experience, I wash the bras in a bag on the delicate cycle and then hang them to dry. Haven't had a "poker" in quite a while. (08/19/2008)
By Deby in IN
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