For those seeking familiarity and a natural rounded shape, underwire can be hard to go past. Front closure underwire bras are great for women who experience range of motion issues that prevent them from being able to do a traditional bra up with ease. Ladies, there is no need to struggle any longer.
Tips to choosing a front closure underwire bra….
- If this is your first move in to front fastening bras, I suggest sticking with familiar styles to start with. This often means choosing an underwire option as your first try at a front opening bra.
- Make sure the underwire completely encases your breast tissue. Most women, don’t know this, but the underwire shouldn’t actually touch your breast tissue at all. It should sit against your ribcage and sternum – not on breast tissue.
- For a seamfree look go with a lightly moulded or thin cup. This isn’t there to add volume in most cases, but is rather to create a smooth line under tops. Because of the underwire shaping the bust you don’t need to necessarily have the seams through the cup to create shape.
Benefits of a front closure bra with underwire…
If shape is important to you then choosing a front closure bra with underwire will be the best way for you to go given that the role of underwire is in fact to shape (not support, as commonly thought).
The other benefit is that feeling of familiarity. If you’ve always worn an underwire it can feel or look a little odd without it. So sticking with it is one less thing you need to adjust to with a new bra.
Are underwire bras better?
Truth bomb… Underwire bras are not superior to wire free bras at all. There is no one that is better than the other. Provided we’re comparing high quality, well made and well fitted (that’s the very important bit) bras than the only different you should notice between a underwire front closure bra and a wireless front closure bra is the shape.
Of course, underwire bras do need to be treated with great care especially during the washing cycles as the metal component is prone to snapping, misshaping or poking through its encasing if it is not cared for properly.
How do you wash an underwire bra?
The best answer here is to hand wash your underwire bras. The metal components don’t do well under the vigorous twisting and spinning conditions of a washing machine.
If you do need to put your bra through the wash you must absolutely make sure all the hooks are done up, the cups are folded in on one another, the bra is securely placed in a wash bag and the machine is set to a short gentle cycle. But do know that this is still not a best case scenario. If this is done every time you wash your bra there is a high likelihood of running into issues with snapped underwires, bent or twisted hooks and prematurely stretched materials.