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Underwires to leave or remove

Anne Fisher - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bra's Wires to remove or not?


An underwire bra as described by the good old wikipedia:

An underwire bra (also under wire bra, under-wire bra, or underwired bra) is a brassiere that utilizes a thin, semi-circular strip of rigid material fitted inside the brassiere fabric. The wire may be made of metal, plastic, or resin. It is sewn into the bra fabric and under each cup, from the center gore to under the wearer's armpit. The wire helps to lift, separate, shape, and support a woman's breasts. 


When designing a bra you have a couple of choices to make - wire or no wire?

Once you have decided to design a underwire bra, the rest of the bra design and structure is created around the use of the underwire. That actual underwire plays a major roll in the support that bra will offer the wearer. By simply removing the wire you have drastically changed the whole structure of that particular garment.

So lets just say as an example, the underwire bra was created with the wire supplying 50% of the support for that bra. The rest of the bra is broken down into straps, chest band, fabric choice and cut etc.

Once that wire is removed you will instantly lose 50% of the bras support, but it does not stop there!

As the rest of the bra was "designed" around the wire being there, the fabric that was chosen for this design is no longer adequate, the straps choice will no longer be suitable........ so on and so forth.

Once you remove the wire from a bra you will get a massive flow on effect in its ability to no longer support you correctly. I have had ladies swear that taking the wires out works well but they will admit the bra did not look or fit the same, it also did not last as long. The longevity of a bra will be compromised by taking the wires out of a bra. Why? The original fabric and cut was not designed to support your bust with out that wire in place. With the wire removed it will start to stretch the fabric and therefore wear out sooner than you would like it to.

But i don't like wearing underwires!

If you do not like wearing underwire for what ever reason, simply choose styles that do not have them in place. A wire free bra was designed to give you the support that you need with out the use of the underwire.

Right from the beginning of the design process this bra was being created to give the wearer the support they will need, the fabric was taken into consideration, the cut of the bra, shoulder straps etc were all thought out and chosen to give you the support you will require.

Lady Bird Lingerie has a wonderful and forever growing choice of wirefree bras to choose from.

Check out what we have to offer and don't forget to check back as it is often being updated with new styles!

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